LG has just put a new commercial up on its official Youtube page showing off the design and features of the Nexus 4. In two minutes of gloriously edited and produced footage, LG shows the device being handed off between multiple people, each accomplishing something new. Photo Sphere, Google Maps Navigation, Google Now and Wifi display mirroring are all shown off here, along with several nice shots of the rear panel's crystal reflective process. The commercial spot definitely has some of LG's style in it, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Google has also just put up a new Nexus 4 commercial of its own, specifically highlighting the use of Android 4.2's Photo Sphere at a holiday family get-together. It's just a minute long rather than two like LG's, and you can check it out after the break.

What do you think about the commercials? Do they do the Nexus 4 justice? Let us know what you think in the comments.

There are 40 comments

oxidax says:

0:47 and 1:15 is that a MacBook?

Most definitely not. Much different design and huge Windows keys on the keyboard :P . LG actually does make laptops, and this looks to be one of their ultrabook models.

still1 says:

here is google's Nexus 4 commercial. why didnt you add this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=aA8quc-93CU

jt2112 says:

0:47 is what looks like a folio, but it sure is a MacBook at 1:15.

Edit: Just kidding, it has a massive Windows sticker under the keyboard.

Fairclough says:

Plus a massive LG logo on the screen.

Danv1369 says:

I really liked it. The text is a little small at times but actually made me want to get one even though I am happy with my Verizon Galaxy Nexus.

ba_hamilton says:

Yep. If the 4 was on verizon and had 4g/lte I would upgrade from my gnex yesterday.

Josh Trolio says:

Yeah I agree. I love my verizon gnex but if the Nexus 4 had LTE, 32GB and verizon, I would have been first in line to get one.

cozzy123 says:

My nexus 4 on tmobile downloads an 11mb update from google play in 3-4 seconds. Food for thought when it comes to LTE lol.

Dsrtstorm says:

Rather dumb comment as location dictates a lot when carriers are involved. What if the area he's in has great LTE coverage, but horrible T-Mobile coverage? Food for thought, lol...

Wow, that is a really bad commercial. They did an okay job showing functionality, but, with the exception of Photosphere, they picked really basic functions to showcase. Also, the music was horrible. Absolutely horrible. It also seems they don't know who their audience is. This commercial comes off as being geared towards women but the user of the phone is clearly a man for most of the commercial.

LG, this is why you are struggling! You need a new Marketing Director.

Fairclough says:

Women like Sparkles.

LegacyEvoAce says:

Disagree to say the least.

Grahaman27 says:

but not about the music, it was just awful.

tomaslxix says:

Totally agree. Worst phone commercial I've seen in a long time. The shimmer sound that played everytime the back sparkled was a terrible touch too.

shockasean says:

Was that the official car dock in the video? Or just a generic one?

Minlock says:

They really seem to be advocating cell phone theft there... ;)

arathkone says:

You beat me to the comment!

Phalonx says:

How else are you supposed to get your hands on a Nexus 4?

arathkone says:

I'm not a fan of the simulated on screen stuff that they use. Other than that and the terrible music it was an ok piece.

Did look a bit like a lot of people being careless and getting their phone stolen though.

Feels a little like I'm being kicked while I'm down. Perhaps if it wasn't perpetually out of stock? Seems rude to advertise a product I can't get my hands on.

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pptarr says:

Ditto! My thoughts exactly!

ridie1389 says:

I'm sorry, but did anybody else notice at 0:47, that guy stole the other guy's nexus? And the ethnicity of that gentleman? I think LG is implying something here

LegacyEvoAce says:


randyw says:

Why advertise when you can not even get one? Or if your lucky enough to place an order you have to wait 2 months for it? I'll pass and get a Note 2 or wait for the S4.

Cube1701 says:

The book they show off is a porn book (or whatever their "acceptable" name is).

littleemp says:

Overall pretty good, but it made the crystal reflective back a lot more tacky than it really is. I still like it better than Samsung commercials.

I think LG did a good job with this ad. Does a good job of showing of what the device can do and how good it looks in a 2 minute spot.

HTMLSpinnr says:

All that and they didn't even touch on inductive charging!

LegacyEvoAce says:

I liked it a bit long but nice.

trenchkato says:

too bad you cant buy one...

John-Smith says:

At 1:08 when he holds the phone up to the TV. I was thinking wow is he really going to sit down and connect his phone to the TV using miracast, when it doesn't even work yet?

Then he switches to a book.

Then at 1:25 his girl walks in and he plays a youtube video on his tv using wifi display.. Damn you!!! Don't show me features that I can't use yet!!

Alcarnor14 says:

Hm. Let's check the Play Store. 8GB model: Sold Out. 16GB Model: Sold Out. Can't even place a "you'll get this in 12-18 months" order... Thanks Google & LG.

Ryuuie says:

Everyone should just go check the book the person's reading. :V

Make sure there's no one behind you. >_>

And that you're 18+.

no point watching or commenting on the ad when you can't buy one - on time! i am going to cancel my nexus 4 16GB order today. in search for an another phone for x'mas.

sinistar25 says:

Friendly advice: Hire a better marketing director and build more phones:)

Hey. Give me back my phone you bloody thief.

Didn't realise when I paid for it I got the timeshare option.

Now we've made the ads get back in the damn factory and start making them!!!!

Good luck getting one lol
LG failed
Google failed