Google outs Nexus 4, Nexus 10; adds HSPA+ to Nexus 7

Google outs Nexus 4, Nexus 10; adds HSPA+ to Nexus 7

Unlike Microsoft, Google has cancelled their event due to hurricane Sandy. However, this didn’t stop the search giant from unveiling their recent products which includes the data-enabled version of their famous 7-inch tablet along with the LG Nexus 4 and Samsung Nexus 10.

Once again, the rumor mongers were spot on with their predictions as Google announced they announced the two new additions to their Nexus lineup. Let’s start with the big gun shall we?


Google has broken new grounds with the announcement of their first 10-inch tablet in the form of Samsung Nexus 10. But that’s not the only thing that’s groundbreaking about this device as this tablet currently holds the title for the crispest display on a tablet at 300ppi (2,560 x 1,600).

In addition, it’s only the second device to be powered by Samsung’s 1.7GHz Exynos 5250 dual-core processor next to the Samsung Chromebook. Its main engine is backed by 2GB of RAM and Mali T604 GPU.

Samsung outfitted the Nexus 10 with 9000mAh battery which, according to them, should last you up to 9-hours on regular use.

Samsung Nexus 10 specs:
10.1” IPS LCD, 2’560 x 1’600 @300ppi
Gorilla Glass coated display
1.7GHz Exynos 5 Dual 5250
Mali T604 GPU
16/32GB non-expandable internal storage
5MP autofocus camera w/ LED flash
1080p video recording @30fps
1.9MP front-facing camera
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
9000mAh battery
Android 4.2 Jelly bean
Dimension: 8.9mm
Weight: 603g

The Samsung Nexus 10 is said to be available starting the 13th of November and will retail for $399 for the 16GB model and $499 for the 32GB version.



Next on the list is the LG-made quad-core smartphone dubbed as Nexus 4. This handset’s 4.7” True HD IPS+ display is slightly bigger than its predecessor (4.65-inch). Under its hood is a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC paired with 2GB worth of RAM and Adreno 320GPU.

The LG Nexus 4 is equipped with an 8MP snapper coupled with a 1.9MP front-facing camera and will sport a 2100mAh user-replaceable battery pack underneath its back plate.

LG Nexus 4 specs:

4.7” True HD IPS+ display 1280 x 720 @318ppi
Gorilla Glass 2 coated display
1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064)
Adreno 320 GPU
8/16GB non-expandable internal storage
8MP autofocus camera w/ LED flash
1080p video recording @30fps
1.9MP front-facing camera
HSPA+ 21Mbps
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
2100mAh battery
Android 4.2 Jelly bean
Dimension: 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm
Weight: 139g

Rumor mongers we’re right about the Nexus 4 not having a micro-SD slot. Fortunately, however, the handset will be offered in 16GB variant which will set you back USD349 once it retails starting on the 13th of next month. In case you’re wondering, the 8GB model will be 50 bucks cheaper than the 16GB one.

Lastly, Google also confirmed the rumors of a 32GB version of Nexus 7 which replaced the measly 8GB model. In line with this announcement, the search giant has also update the pricing scheme for their tablet which is now at USD249 for the 32GB and USD199 for the 16GB.


On top of the bigger storage capacity, they also mentioned that they’ll be offering an EHSPA-enabled version of their 7-inch tablet. However, this sought after feature will only be available on the 32GB model which costs USD299 a pop.

We’ve recently reported that ASUS Philippines will finally be offering the Nexus 7 locally which will come in 32GB variant this November. What they failed to mention, however, is if they’ll still offer the 8GB version and the data-enabled version of the famous slate. We’ll update you guys about this as well as the official date when the tablet will officially be released.

This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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52 Responses

  1. Marcelino says:

    Nexus 10 beats the hell out of iPad 4.

    It’s packed with a lot of features. The only things that make people buy an iPad are the quality of apps in the App Store and the brand.

    On the other hand, the Nexus 4 is a huge step from the Galaxy Nexus (my sister has one).

    Some of the key improvements are:

    Display: from PenTile AMOLED to True HD IPS+
    Camera: from 5 to 8MP
    Processor: from TI OMAP to S4 Pro

    Great devices from Google, indeed.

    • Mr. Curious says:

      Nobody cares. Why always compare Apples with oranges? There isn’t even a mention of the ipad in the article. Why do people always bring up Apple vs Android. you choose which you like better, then that’s it. Being a good product doesn’t always have to be compared relative to another.

    • Marcelino says:

      @Mr. Curious


      Comments nga eh, diba.

      Moreover, kaka-release lang ng iPad 4. That’s why I’m comparing the Nexus 10 to it since they will be my top picks for the holiday season.


    • Mine says:

      @Mr.Curious, Wala namang masama magcompare. Halos lahat naman ginagawa yan at apple madalas na maikumpara.

    • JOHN says:

      For me, Apple’s iPad is the gauge/standard when you look for a tablet. For me, once I have a hands-on of other tablet, I always compare them with other tablets. The only thing that other tablets could beat iPad is if most have a 8GB RAM, USB PORT, 3G or 4G capabilities, intel core i7 processor, and virtual surround sound speakers, and high storage capacity maybe like that of Archos (500GB. Hopefully Google will do these in the near future or maybe Microsoft when they will have future releases of their Surface Tablets.

    • Joms says:

      @Mr. Curious, even in apple’s keynote, when they unveiled their iPad mini, they compared it to N7. =) just sayin’

  2. popoy says:

    shet. this is it.

  3. Kevin says:

    I dunno my feelings are neutral after experiencing sluggishness on my Asus Transformer tablet. I hope Google could fix it one day and their issue with the tablet apps. As for Apple’s iOS, it’s sleek, smooth and check out those delicious apps BUT no external storage. Decisions, decisions. I’d rather save my money and travel the world. Now, who’s with me LOL

    • popoy says:

      project butter (jelly bean) already solve most of the “sluggishness” for android devices. not sure if its available on your asus though.

  4. ice says:

    Looking forward to the 4.2 update on my Nexus 7 :)

  5. buboy says:

    Exciting products!

  6. delphiguy says:

    Grabe ang specs ng Nexus 10, pamatay talaga.
    Now I have to choose between Nexus 7 vs Nexus 10.
    Sir Yuga, ung 3g Nexus 7 ba e data lang talaga at walang voice/sms?

    • bleach says:

      Meron workaround for the Nexus 7 to make phone calls and send SMS. I installed Chikka and Zoiper, I send SMS using the former, and make phone calls using the latter, caveat is you have to be connected to the net and have a voip gateway to connect to in order to make phone calls to PSTN.

    • JOHN says:

      Does Google Nexus 10 have 3G/4G capabilities and a UBS port then? If so, it should have so that we can avail them as postpaid tablets from Smart, Sun, and Globe. I will be happy with that. Also I just wish they would increase the RAM from 2GB to let’s say 8GB and maybe have a 500GB storage capacity for movies, music, and ebooks.

    • bleach says:

      @JOHN Have you heard of the thing called laptop? LOL. Dude you’re asking too much for a tablet.

  7. Andrei says:

    I am very satisfied with my Nexus 7 8GB which is now discontinued but it still will be updated to future updates of Android. I have not consumed all of my 8GB space which is kinda small but since I am a light user (games,YouTube,Chrome,etc…).My dad bought it for my birthday last August 2012 (thanks Dad) from Widget City

    • JOHN says:

      How much is the 8GB? I saw the 16GB version of Google Nexus 7 at The Maze here in Cebu City and it costs around 14,000 pesos.

    • Andrei says:

      It’s 13,500 @ Widget City but it has dropped to 11,500 = 8GB and 11,900 = 16GB

  8. Rom says:

    “Why should I buy this instead of an iPad?” says analyst Michael Gartenberg at Bloomberg. “And for the most part, Android tablets have not done a good job answering that question.”

  9. ahmed says:

    damn! 350$ for a 16gb nexus 4 phone! wow! even if they sell it here in the philippines for 400$ which is php16800, its still affordable! im definitely gonna get this phone, google is making a big statement with these nexus products, they’re are sending a message to apple, saying, “hey we can do it better and cheaper and we don’t compromise quality”.:)

  10. louie says:

    shut up and take my money Google!!

  11. jhepoyski says:

    Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 is on our list. Hopefully Mura sa WC yung both devices

  12. ceegii63 says:

    why compare? Simple. Value.

    32gb iPad 4th Gen = $599
    32gb Samsung Nexus 10 = $499

    16gb iPad Mini Wifi = $329
    32gb Nexus 7 HSPA+ = $299

    the lack of a 32gb Nexus 4 sucks

  13. bleach says:

    Abe & Arnold,

    When are you going to offer Nexus 4 16GB on YugaDeals? I hope you do it in time for the holidays.

  14. Hector says:

    The most compelling of the three is the nexus 4 and its price. That is straight awesome, and at that size, I’d easily give it to my GF.

    The tablet offerings, I really do not like the 16:9 ratio of the screens. Sobrang haba pag portrait tapos sobrang pandak pag landscape. That is a dealbreaker for me.

    • John says:

      All android tablets are at 16:9 ratio. If you want one with 4:3, the only option is an iPad. I agree though.

  15. wreek888 says:

    I got nexus 7 16gb and i am happy with it. Planning to get note2 but instead wil definitely get the nexus 4 because it is cheap and partner it t my nexus 7. It is said to ne faster than rhe note 2

    • John says:

      It is faster than the Note II. It is de facto the most fastest and powerful smartphone. Plus the affordable price, nothing can actually beat it.

  16. John says:

    Ah shit shit shit !! Nexus 4 for $349 ?!?! 349 x 42 = approx. 15k. This will replace my galaxy nexus !

  17. vinvinvin says:

    Magkano kaya yung 16gb na nexus 4 dito sa Pinas? :)

    • John says:

      349 x 42 = 14700. Likely P17k+ with taxes. Worth it though. It’s the most powerful smartphone on the market !

  18. Rommel says:

    Okay na rin ang 8gb na nexus 4..excited na ako sa price dito sa pinas..wag naman sanang patungan ng grabe ang presyo sa mga retail store.

  19. bleach says:

    Since it’s not available through Google Play, I have two options, ask my brother who lives in the UK to buy me a Nexus 4 or buy from the black market (if not sold locally).

    Paging Yugadeals! Hope you guys offer this once released, and I hope before December 2012.


  20. Almed23 says:

    I hope the price follows through, I remember the Galaxy Nexus was priced at 38k, that was too much I think considering its specs.

  21. Shakey says:

    Is that really the actual price of Nexus 4? or is it the US price since it comes with a plan? (like iPhone)

  22. ceegii63 says:

    i wonder if theres a hidden mSDHC Card slot inside, would be great if it can be opened up and have the 8gb replaced with a 32 or 64gb memcard

    • vivaz says:

      Akala ko ba ayaw mo ng NEXUS device kasi walang mem card slot. Tapos ngayon umarya ka nanaman ng “i wonder if theres a hidden mSDHC Card slot inside, would be great if it can be opened up and have the 8gb replaced with a 32 or 64gb memcard”

  23. onggeo says:

    Torn between upcoming WP8 phone or Nexus 4. Kung nasa 13k-15k range ang Nexus 4 8GB, no brainer na yun ang tamang choice. Hopefully by Xmas meron na sa WC or CMK.

    • JOHN says:

      14,000 plus po dito sa The Maze at Ayala Center Cebu ang Google Nexus 7 16GB. Meron din clang Amazon Kindle Fire HD 16GB priced at 12,500 kung cash or 13,290 kung credit card (3months).

  24. ahmed says:

    hindi 14k ibebenta yan dito, roughly 18-19k siguro or pwede 17k, pero kahit pumalo pa ng 20k ang price nito, i’d buy it considering the specs, google pa may handle so laging updated, hands down eto na ang phone para sa akin, early christmas gift ko sa sarili ko, sabi nila by the end of november darating na siya sa europe, australia and asia.:)

  25. Nathe says:

    Nagtanong ako Kanina Sa lg Moa branch Kung kelan Magiging Available ng nexus 4, sbi Ng STAff, By Next Week Daw Or First WEEk ng January And i Asked How much kya, he Told Me It Will Cost Around 27k. Sa Isip Ko, FUCK

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