Android Phones

Google slashes Nexus 4 prices by $100 across the 8GB and 16GB models

August 28, 2013 | by Natesh Sood

Android Phones, Google, LG

new nexus 4 pricing

For the late adopters among us, Google may make you very happy once you learn that the Nexus 4 price was slashed yesterday by $100 across the board.  Previously, the 8GB model sold for $299, but now costs $199.  Similarly, the 16GB model used to cost $349, but now costs $249.

The Nexus 4 by LG was already especially affordable, but the new price cut really makes you question how other devices such as the Moto X command $199 price tags on contract.  The Nexus 4 is still a solid smartphone, but the price cut definitely makes me feel the new Nexus 5 has to be right around the corner.  This pre-emptive price cutting tactic by Google is probably designed to release safety stock and clear inventory for its successor.

Regardless, the Nexus 4 is one of the best budget devices you can currently buy.  The only shortcomings (in my opinion is lack of LTE and mediocre battery life).  However, I find that HSPA+ on T-Mobile is plenty fast and I would prefer to not have LTE reduce the battery life even further.

As one comment on the Internet aptly put it, time to buy another Nexus 4!

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