8GB Google Nexus 4 out of stock once again

8GB Google Nexus 4 out of stock once again
By now, LG and Google know that they have a hit on their hands with the Google Nexus 4, and have probably ordered up more stock from suppliers. But even contract manufacturers can't add more time to the 24 hours a day that some of the assembly lines churn out product. Yes, they might be able to turn a 12 year old school girl into a 35 year-old mother of three, but they can't add more hours to a day.

The 8GB variant of the Google Nexus 4 is now sold out again and orders for the unit cannot be placed. Recently, the backlog for the phone reached 9 to 10 weeks. Google is still taking orders for the 16GB variant priced at a tantalizing $349. Those orders are being shipped in 6-7 weeks which pretty much takes you past December 25th. Hopefully those ordering the unlocked handset as a holiday gift were able to get their order processed in time.

Meanwhile, the 16GB Google Nexus 4 remains out of stock at T-Mobile despite the price which is $150 more than from Google directly, so that takes the carrier out of play. As we've pointed out before, if you need the phone immediately, your best bet might be eBay. New restrictions on sellers offering the phone should heighten security and lessen the chance that you're gonna get rooked. Prices have come down since the new rules were put in force and you can pick up the 16GB of the phone for $599.99. If time is not an issue, you can still buy the same version from the Google Play Store for $349 assuming that the 6 to 7 week wait is not a problem.

source: GooglePlayStore via Electronista

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Nexus 4
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1280 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB,
  • Battery 2100 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop

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47 Comments

47. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

I guarantee google would have only ordered a few hundred thousand units from LG. Fanboy sites jump up and down as if demand for the nexus 4 is astronomical, whereas reality paints a very different picture.

42. imkyle

Posts: 1117; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Anyone who buys this phone on eBay for more than $400 is a moron.

35. ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

It's tempting to get a new Nexus and T-Mobile sim even though I have Verizon. I've had the Verizon Galaxy Nexus since launch and it's been great. But 16GB's or even a 8? That's weak. My Nexus has 32 and I actually use it. So if Google releases a 32 gig Nexus, maybe I'll crack. Besides, there's nothing wrong with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and I'm pretty sure my girlfriend got me a 32GB Nexus 7 for Christmas.

19. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1227; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Incredible, i wonder how many units of these have been sold, never heard of something being sold out so many times, clearly LG and the big G didnt expect such high demand.

32. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Must be the price and because it's a flagship Google phone. $300 for what you get is the deal of the year.

36. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I suspect they are not making that many at one time. Maybe they are copying apple in that regards, to create demand for it - but for the price you pay for Nexus 4 - it is not a bad deal.

46. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Well i woudn't say they are copying Aple because they (GOOG) devised an intelligent mechanism whereby random disappearance and appearance of "Buy Now" button caused more urgency amongst buyers to buy ... this is a step ahead of Apple's same old boring way ways because Google is thinking differently and not just pushing information to media that display provider is strugling so we are not at fault for shortage ... Google thinks differently as always ... don't be surprised if Apple copies this next year when their servers start crashing to show high demands :D :D

13. Thephonegeek

Posts: 118; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

Google's "apple+ing" is getting me mad. What's the fu*k with a freakin' card slot! Why don't they put one.

12. syedzain

Posts: 175; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

i had nexus 4 and i dont know it was my first android phone.. sold it and bought an iphone 5.... well if anything happens good in the near future i will re purchase it again.

21. MeoCao unregistered

LOL I know you had a GS3, One X, Xperia T, Nexus 4 ... And you sold them all only to buy your precious iPhone 5. So next time say something more innovative will you?

22. syedzain

Posts: 175; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Lol i used G3 and Nexus 4... I was impressed with Nexus 4. but lags were really there and i dont know but u people dont play games on a mobile phone but i do. and it was really getting hot and battery was draining ( No doubt the same thing happens wth Iphone 5 but the device doesnt become hot ) ... open source i used it for the first time and liked it .,,, but lags got me off.. well in the near future i will give it an other try though.

34. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I only play games on my tablet - nexus 7 - the amount of lag on high end android s is no worse than that on an iphone 4S/5.

7. kalandershihab

Posts: 57; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

this is what happens when the phone is too good for its price!

5. MeoCao unregistered

I really think that Google can't sell Nexus 4 in large quantity right now b-c this will affect the business of Android OEMs especially LG who is selling almost identical Optimus G.

4. mademepror

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

My battery life is pretty good... But I use NFC & Tasker to keep GPS/BT/Wifi Off unless I need them. Technically the phone does have LTE if you live in Canada. That said, it does have haspa which is quite fast but doesn't drain the battery as much as LTE

1. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 2010

I don't know why...the phone sucks! #1- The Camera is poor. #2- The 1080p video is horrible. #3 No LTE #4 Internet Review Reports are stating that the battery live is horrible. #5 The phone overheats playing games. #6-Washed out colors on the display.

2. mick25

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

r3tard.

6. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

So if he's pointing out faults of an Android phone, he naturally becomes a retard? The points he's making are valid.

10. ama3654

Posts: 295; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

The phone is superb thats why its selling like hotcakes, it is future proof as well with the best and up to date hardware, unlike your Nokia lumia 920

14. Retro-touch unregistered

He's retarded because he's just parroting info he isn't even sure about, really get tired of people like you always trying to be politically correct. Camera is almost as good as other flagships, 1080p is poor, the rest are not true

24. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

mate dont bother, they will always act like that, nothing bad is allowed to be said against android phones on here. as for what '' ama3654'' he doesnt know anything, the phone isnt optimised for the hardware its a waste. and ''Retro-touch'' camera is average on the nexus 4 with chance of purple flare. please stop worshipping an average phone at a good price

25. ama3654

Posts: 295; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

what do you mean phone isnt optimised?, the damn phone is smooth as hell, 60 fps thats whats up!, the gpu is adreno 320, not adreno 225 like nokia 920, which performs leap and bound better that nokia 920 and can utilise future API like opengl es 3.0. Android is way better and richer than your lame windows phone with meager hardware which is already obselete

27. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

hush little fanboy, look at you attacking the 920 because someone critised your precious nexus 4. its people like you that ruin this site second the 920 runs wp8, which as everyone knows doesnt need as much as android to run smooth. you belive more is better all the time example lamborghini gallardo spyder has a v10, nissan gtr has a v6. funny though the gtr is a faster track car even though the lambo has a bigger block under the hood. see having power it aint utilising is a waste. the 920 is the nissan in this example btw it utilizes what it has and uses it. you keep saying lame windows phone, but that ''lame windows phone can support a camera you can only dream of and do everything needed with a app market that is building up. be a fanboy all you like, android isnt better for everyone plus the n4 and 920 are differant devices. you just cant handle people stating problems with it

28. ama3654

Posts: 295; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

aww are you hurt, I'll rather have Lamborghini gallardo any day mate, thanks for pointing out windows phone and Lumia 920 is far inferior, you made my day already.

29. wendygarett unregistered

You has shown no respect to anyone, people say it sucks because they use it and yet you had yet to have a one and criticize other... You are the most pathetic fanboy I had ever seen... Bash every non-android user just to make you feel better, I'm sincerely pity you my friends... No wonder Michael H write about "bias"...

30. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

so your classing been faster inferior.............you make no sense and your just making it seem that android is nothing but a status symbol to brag you have more power even though it goes wasted anyway ive seen you trolling before with the same standard of comment, utter crap with loads of fanboy bs and even most reasonable android fans wont call the 920 inferior as one its not and second there not as biased as you. if that comment made your day, you really cant read can you but shows how empty your days are ohh and all the red thumbs id love for you lot to instead contribute instead of just following the fanboy crap like a cheerleader

37. Ninetysix

Posts: 2967; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

How fast is your Nexus 4 in benchmarks? http://www.anandtech.com/show/6440/google-nexus-4-review/3

39. Retro-touch unregistered

Have you seen latest Antutu scores since they updated it to 3.0, simply put the Nexus is faster than GNote 2 and most other phones on the market. Chaoticrazor is a Nokia fanboy I've done enough research to know its camera is almost as good as S3 and Iphone 5 in good lighting, its average in low lighting and it offers the best Android experience atm

40. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

haha im a nokia fanboy, well you must be the biggest android fanboy if thats the case mate and saying the camera is as good as the s3 in ''good' lighting aint much the s3 has a average camera so thankyou for proving my point. second im sure the gnot 2 is a much better and faster phone then the nexus 4 your aiming for the sky on that one and you have done enough research have you, care to show us this research lmao face it the nexus 4 is a good phone for the price, it secures future updates so you know you will have them but other then that its averag and for the record the gnote 2 offers a better android experience i love how you claim im a fanboy though when you are only defending android ive been fair in what ive said with you its all one way

43. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

No offense meant but i think you should be part of PA team given your writing skills and the amount of lengthy debates that you engage into :)

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