Google cuts Nexus 4 price by $100, now starting at $199 on Google Play

Google cuts Nexus 4 price by $100, now starting at $199 on Google Play
The Google Nexus 4 was already one of the best deals available on its unlocked pricing, but a new price drop has brought it to the point where you might pick one up on impulse to be a backup device and no one would say anything. 

Google has just cut the price of the Nexus 4 by $100, so now you can get an 8GB Nexus 4 unlocked for just $199 on Google Play. The 16GB model will set you back just $249. And, best of all, this sale isn't happening just in the U.S.. According to Google, the Nexus for will be "25% off or more in Australia, Canada, Germany, Spain, Korea, US, [and] UK." 

Of course, the Nexus 4 doesn't officially have LTE (though there are some hacks to get LTE working on some carriers), but the device will have the newest version of Android, and it does still stand up quite well given that it is almost a year old. No doubt, this price drop will spark quite a few more rumors about the Nexus 5, which has been rumored to come from either LG or Motorola, and should launch sometime in October or November if Google keeps to its usual schedule.

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Nexus 4
  • Display 4.7" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2100 mAh(15.3h talk time)



1. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Wow, that makes it pretty darn hard to pass up as a main or replacement phone nib. I want one as a bu myself.

17. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

If only it were available worldwide in the Play Store. I would get it in an instant!

21. vincelongman

Posts: 5753; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Agreed, in NZ (little country beside Australia) the 16GB Nexus 4 is NZ$699 (about US$550 or AU$600), that's more than double, I could :(

23. vincelongman

Posts: 5753; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Oops, I was checking the price of flying to Aus and the edit timer timed out. I could fly to Aus, buy it and back and save about $100-50 haha (not including hotel, so if I slept at the airport or a mates place)

30. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Yeah even in my country (india) the nexus 4 costs around $450. Still almost double. I wish google play worked here!

42. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Yeah man me too.... For $200 this is the best thing we can get. I also hope google play worked here because India is one of the fastest growing mobile market.

20. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

For the price its first replacement choice if my current phone breaks.

33. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Google play store has the best deals in the tech world with the n4 and nn7

54. PootisMan

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

There is only one problem with this price cut and that's resale value.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Century bargain ®

65. geodude074

Posts: 99; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

I just bought one!

3. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Damn I think there is probably a new one coming cause the major price drop Nexus 5 My iphone is legendary though.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

That last paragraph... GOD iPhone® What a joke....

4. Zero0

Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Holy hell. I might just buy another one.

5. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

So intense.

7. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

This phone is cheaper than a iPod touch.

25. imkyle

Posts: 1116; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

The most important comment.

8. cameogt

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

if only this would be available in my country. (sigh)

19. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

In Oz its $249 and $299 now, down $100 as well.

9. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

I smell nexus 5 around the corner, it's gonna be awesome...

10. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Nexus 5 inbound, whens the next Google Event?

11. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 2010

Hello NEXUS 5!

12. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Does that mean we *might* see the moto X 350? Or 499?

13. luigi0824

Posts: 49; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

R.I.P. IPhone 5C

50. MartianMe unregistered

Haha....Good one!! made my day....thanks!!

14. luigi0824

Posts: 49; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Retail price of nexus 4 in my country is around 450 dollars

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

With only 8GB of storage? That isn't a deal.

24. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

It's a deal only if the "thing" has Apple logo for you to start foaming at mouth (your statement) and start digging ground also. Then even 4GB would be great.

32. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

i bet u dont even own an iphone coz if u did u know how crap they really are

40. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

What else do you want for that price?

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