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***The Official LG Nexus 4 Thread***

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones & Tablets' started by Locke, 29 Oct 2012.

  1. Russinating

    Capodecina

    Joined: 27 Dec 2005

    Posts: 16,571

    Location: Bristol

    Yeah I've never seen it before, but I was browsing on the BBC news app for 10 minutes in bed last night and then went to alarms and the BBC logo etc was VERY visible at the top. First time I've ever seen imagine retention on a phone.
     
  2. Psycho Sonny

    Caporegime

    Joined: 21 Jun 2006

    Posts: 37,430

    there was a bit of a commotion when i said screen burn / image retention was possible on this phone and any other phone for that matter, it doesn't matter what technology is used some people seem to think LCD is immune from it, about 2 or 3 months back people slated me for saying it was possible. many people afterwards have came out and said they have had image retention on here as well as on xda with this phone.

    this is why I use PA, pie mode gets rid of the horrible huge bars completely or phablet mode makes them smaller so only a smaller part of the screen is effected.

    anyway point is do not keep static images on your phone for too long, especially within the first 400 hours of screen on time. people say this is a myth and time and time again it gets proved otherwise. so long as you vary your content then yeah you do not get any, but it is possible, therefore better to be safe than sorry.
     
  3. Ixon

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 Apr 2003

    Posts: 1,213

    Location: Wigan

    Well discovered a problem with my Nexus 4 today while cleaning smudges off the screen with a microfibre cloth, it looks like while the phone been in my pocket with the screen facing on the inside my leg to stop the screen getting knocked, the actual protective coating on the gorilla glass has starting to wear off in a couple of places, never had a problem like this before in the past any smartphones I've had that used Gorilla glass.

    Now if it starting to do this after only a week god knows what it gonna be like in a few months time.

    Do you think it's best to RMA it back to Google and ask for a replacment?
     
  4. lamboman

    Mobster

    Joined: 7 Apr 2008

    Posts: 2,655

    Mine appears to be the same, around the top left edge/down that side. I noticed it a few weeks back but decided that I couldn't be bothered to get it swapped (for the fourth time), I'm sure a couple of the previous ones were the same.
     
  5. dasyad

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Mar 2008

    Posts: 1,865

    I thought Gorilla Glass is an actual type of glass and isn't a coating? You sure you haven't left a screen protector on that is peeling? :p
     
  6. lamboman

    Mobster

    Joined: 7 Apr 2008

    Posts: 2,655

    It is, he means the oleophobic coating, which isn't a protective coating, just one that repels oils from skin.
     
  7. dasyad

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Mar 2008

    Posts: 1,865

    Ahh interesting. I'd definitely get it fixed under warranty because my S2 hasn't peeled and I've had it ~2 years
     
  8. Robin635

    Associate

    Joined: 3 Feb 2013

    Posts: 7

    Can someone tell me how to switch off Internet access while still being able to have normal use for phone calls.Going abroad and do not want texts and emails to download .
    Thanks
     
  9. tals

    Mobster

    Joined: 15 Apr 2009

    Posts: 3,432

    Drag screen down, right hand box, click provider, turn off mobile data.There is a place to stop it roaming

    Settings, more, mobile networks turn off data roaming
     
  10. SE-Naz

    Associate

    Joined: 31 Mar 2013

    Posts: 57

    Location: London

    Just wondered how everyone is finding battery life to be on their Nexus 4?
     
  11. tals

    Mobster

    Joined: 15 Apr 2009

    Posts: 3,432

    Not to bad, it really depends how much you use it. I did find that after the first couple of weeks it has improved. If i have a typical day in the office it works from 6am to midnight no problems. If I go out and about - train etc then I definitely need my Anker battery with me.
     
  12. SE-Naz

    Associate

    Joined: 31 Mar 2013

    Posts: 57

    Location: London

    Thanks for that. Are you using stock rom?

    I have my work/personal email. I call, text and whatsapp throughout the day.

    I like the idea of being able to leave for work at 7am and not worry about the charge till around 11 in the evening.

    Also I find the email app to be a pain, as you have to be in the particular inbox to pick the email address, which is quite annoying.
     
  13. Simian

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,071

    Location: Swindoniantown

    I'm Stock (Unlocked/Rooted) and for me the Battery is quite good, lasted a lot more than my old Arc, but that's not saying much as the battery on that was crap!!...

    Anyhew, I installed the Snapdragon Battery Guru, and after the initial 2 day set up period, and me than tweaking it a little, it's even better!! lasts about a day(ish) easily (sometimes more!!) with 20%(ish) battery left, That's with 25-30% screentime (Farcebook, Twatter, Chrome, etc...), Phone usage, and the Camera (took about 30 odd photos yesterday and it didn't really make a dent in the battery!!), I don't play many games on it as I have a Nex7 for that :)

    I'm really happy with it!! :)
     
  14. SE-Naz

    Associate

    Joined: 31 Mar 2013

    Posts: 57

    Location: London

    Appreciate your help Simian.

    Did have the Galaxy Nexus and though battery was reasonable on that. Also had Arc too and thought that was not too bad.

    Currently using an iPhone 5, but am really bored with it... lol! Trying to see which phone I could replace it with.

    Thinking Nexus 4, mainly decent handset for the price or Xperia Z (Only issue with this being the size... Too BIG)
     
  15. Ixon

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 Apr 2003

    Posts: 1,213

    Location: Wigan

    My S1, S2 & S3 never suffered this problem with the coating, just as good as the day i bought it when it came to selling it on.

    I also have a Nokia Lumia 800 which also has the coating had that a few months and the coating on that is still fine & it's been in the same works bottom pocket.

    I mean only a week for the coating to start rubbing off is bad, seem to me LG Nexus 4 is plagued with problems in one way or another.

    So the RMA back to google how does it work, I've been reading the withhold the money until you return it back to them, which im not to fond of happening what happens if they don't get the phone back ie get stolen ect?
     
  16. tals

    Mobster

    Joined: 15 Apr 2009

    Posts: 3,432

    It would be wrong to think just because one person has an issue with the screen we suddenly have a N4 issue or any other problem for that matter.

    S3's have the issue as well - Google away :)
     
  17. Spleen Sauce

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 Jan 2005

    Posts: 1,642

    Location: UK

    Those who have received theirs, did you get the revised model with the two tiny 'nubs' on the bottom and the changed camera lens surround?
     
  18. thep02

    Soldato

    Joined: 14 Dec 2011

    Posts: 5,703

    You prompted me to research, strangely mine was bought on release day yet it appears to have what is being called the new camera size no bumps though.
     
  19. SE-Naz

    Associate

    Joined: 31 Mar 2013

    Posts: 57

    Location: London

    How do you find the stock email app (Not GMail App)? Or are you using an alternative one?
     
  20. aj_4176

    Gangster

    Joined: 23 Oct 2004

    Posts: 422

    Yes it does, I bought it for my wife last week, a bit annoying as I also purchased a flip cover case and the lid does not fit flush.