After months of shortages and long waits for orders, the Nexus 4 from the Google Play Store went back on sale on the January 29 and orders were delivered yesterday and today. Play Store orders are still being accepted. The Nexus 4 was named the top unlocked smartphone of 2012 and it appears it was worth waiting for with smiling emoticons from buyers.
Some of those who placed their orders, however, wished that they had also ordered the bumper at the same time to avoid a second shipping fee. Customers reported that it is important to make sure that your address and credit card information in your Google Play account is correct.
It appears that those who order the 16 GB model are getting delivery sooner than those who ordered the 8 GB model. A customer who talked to support after deciding to cancel his 8 GB model was told that ordering is automated and it is placed through Google to the manufacturer within one hour of the online order.
A customer who ordered the Nexus 4 within 15 min. of it being available on January 29, reported getting a shipping confirmation on January 31 and received it on January 31 in New Jersey. This order had $13.99 48 hour delivery option. Many customers are reporting delivery today. The majority of reports show delivery this week, mainly today.
Some customers warn that UPS may leave the Nexus 4 package at the door or require a signature to leave the package, if you are not home. UPS leaves a note for his signature and then will come back on the next delivery date.
"They just dropped my phones on the front porch without knocking or ringing the doorbell. Was sitting in the living room and thought I heard a bump on the porch, got up to check and the UPS truck is gone and a beat up package sitting in the middle of my porch. Way to treat nearly $800 worth of electronics UPS!!" reported an XDA Developer forum member.
Some who have received a Nexus 4 are very happy and comment,"Got mine opened and my god this thing is absolutely awesome...gorgeous screen...build quality is 10x that of my s3 and there is absolutely no lag to be found anywhere." and ''Got mine this morning and I'm loving it. Will always get a nexus for now on this beast is fast."
We have found in the past, that you can call UPS to track your order and even asked when the truck is in the area. This is especially helpful if you're UPS delivery is late in the day.
After receiving the Nexus 4 today, one customer went to a T-Mobile store and bought the $30 month prepay plan and the correct SIM.
Other orderers reported that they ordered it on the 29th and will receive in on Monday. Some orders place on January 30 are expected for delivery today.
It looks like the very first people to order are getting their Nexus 4 packages, this week while other people were pushed to February 12 or later. There is a report of one person who when the ordered first went through the Google Play that the delivery date was February 13th and then when he looked again today it was set for delivery on Monday. Some of those who ordered on January 30 have not received shipping confirmation yet.
From the Google Play, Nexus 4 order page it looks like, those who order today have a 1 to 2 week wait, which is better than it was in the past.
Reviews of the Nexus 4 have been excellent and has shown the huge demand for unlocked smartphone's at a reasonable price that can be used with prepaid inexpensive plan options such as Straight Talk. We saw a demo of the Nexus 4 a CES from LG's Brian Scollo (see video).
The Nexus 4 supports 3G (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) and d HSPA+ 42 (850/900/1700/1900/2100MHz, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and 5GHz spectrum. Specs of the Nexus 4 include 8MP camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Wireless charging, Slim Port HDMI, 2GB RAM, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU(quad-core), NFC (Android Beam).
If you have had a great experience or poor experience with your Nexus 4 Google Play store experience let us know in the comments below.