August 28, 2013 | by Natesh Sood
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!