I'm sure everyone is aware that the Nexus 4 launched yesterday. The spec sheet was hardly a surprise but I'm certain that it's price point shocked everyone!
For $349, they're giving away what most would consider cutting edge hardware. (I don't consider the $299 8GB version practical.)
Having purchased the Note 2 less than 3 weeks back for more than double that price does make me feel a buyer's remorse a little bit. I understand that the Note 2 does have a bigger and better screen and more features, especially around the S Pen. But I never expected a phone at half its price with a better processor, in-cell touch sensor and a Nexus label.
Does anyone else here feel the same way?
I can't imagine how the S3 owners might be feeling after hearing of this launch. The Nexus 4 obliterates the S3 and HTC One X in almost every aspect and still costs nearly half of those phones. And it runs Android 4.2 while most S3 and HOX are still on 4.0.4. Google changed the playing field completely!
I don't think it would be fair to compare the Nexus 4 with the N2. They are not in the same league. If price is the factor then even MicroMax has a 5" model.
A fair comparison would be the S3, which shares almost all features. But, then again you will miss out the replaceable battery, expandable storage and warranty. Also, that price is the US$ price, it would be around 26K here on ebay (pre-order currently is 38K for 16GB version), which brings it pretty close to the price of S3 now.
I am more interested in the Nexus 10. That would be a nice device to carry around.
Edited by j89, 30 October 2012 - 03:53 PM.