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Wow – Google just dropped the price of both Nexus 4 variants by $100.

The powerful and affordable smartphone from Google — now at an even lower price. Was $349, get it now for just $249!

Update #1: This price drop is live in Australia, Canada, Germany, Spain, Korea, the U.S., and the UK.

Update #2: And now in France.

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At this price, it's almost impossible to pass one up – get one for your mom, your dad, as a backup phone... whatever. Many on-contract phones aren't even this affordable! Head below to grab one.

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Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Daniel Pogue

    Wow that's awesome. I'm wondering if its to get rid of stock for the upcoming nexus 4 gen 2

  • dtraini30

    Making room for Moto X? New Nexus 4?

  • Detonation

    One reason not to buy one: Price drop = new version coming soon.

    • Justin Swanson

      That's why I haven't bought one yet

      • Al

        Like you need LTE speeds...

    • deltatux

      Not everyone needs the fastest nor latest. The Nexus 4 is a great device in its own right even if bought now. There are those who just want a cheap device that just works well.

      • ♠adeafmute♠

        I support this but at the same time I hate to call this a budget phone or anything like this. Name no mistakes folks; this is still one of the fastest android phones available regardless of price.

        • GSM Fan

          Same here, I needed a new phone, all androids are in their 350 or higher unlocked, an opportunity like this come up, I'll take it, I don't need a phone .1 Ghz faster just because is newer.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Maybe, but the real question is "how soon?".

      • PhineasJW

        History says ... November 13th!

        At least for the Nexus 4.

        • Kcls

          But that's still a few months away... why drop the price so early?

          • techgui

            a plethora of awesome choices are about to flood the marketplace thats why

          • abdubaba

            also to get rid of surplus stock and they might have a sizeable surplus which probably will take a while to deplete

      • ViperSaga_ROM_User

        This price drop makes me think it will come on IFA. But that would be really unexpected, because their nexus phone announcements are always in October, right?

    • Matt

      The GNex dropped to half its price in July of last year and the new Nexus didn't arrive until November. I wouldn't be surprised if the release schedule was still the same late October/November/December time frame as every year.

      • Zach Mauch

        Actually, it was June and it only dropped 50 bucks. It went from $399 or $349.

        • Matt

          Well it was ~$600-700 unlocked originally (depending on where you got it), it just went through 2 price drops rather than one (one to $399 when it hit the Play Store in April 2012, then another to $349). Either way, it's not exactly unheard of for Google to drop the price substantially earlier than a new release.

          • Zach Mauch

            ok, I'm following you now. However, it was never really officially for sale at that price in the US. I had to do a little research, but here's the low down. It was originally only available as a carrier subsidized device on Verizon and Sprint. People could import the GSM version from Europe (at the price you listed), but it wasn't meant for the US.

            The first true GSM US Galaxy Nexus came in April of 2012 on the play store and debuted at $399. I didn't realize how long after the
            original release it was.

            http://www.androidcentral.com/google-gets-back-phone-sales-business-offering-galaxy-nexus-399

            I remember at the time it was a huge deal. As was the drop to $349, the N4 release at $299, and now this bomb of $199. I just can't believe how hard google is pushing the rest of the industry. This is just balls to the wall fantastic. I just really hope people start buying these things in droves (with the next one most likely) and really push the industry to change and be price competitive on hardware. You won't see it in the subsidized carriers much, but you might in the unlocked and sold away from the carrier model (specifically phones for T-Mobile.

          • Matt

            I bought it for the original price (I think $650) unlocked in Canada in February 2012, but you're right that it wasn't officially available in the US at that time. Of course, that same price drop was seen in Canada (though not through Google Play). I'm just suggesting that this sort of price drop isn't unheard of and a lot of people are suggesting that it *must* mean they're clearing way for inventory and the next Nexus will be released earlier than the expected November/December and I don't agree with that based on the Galaxy Nexus precedent. They do like to drop prices:)

          • Zach Mauch

            Agreed. I think we get a late October announcement with an early to mid November release. If anything, this might suggest an even lower price for the next nexus. Can it hit $249 for a 16 GB? Lol, I can dream.

    • Matthew Fry

      One reason to buy one: Price drop = best damn value for an exceptional Android phone.

    • GazaIan

      True, but $199... Too hard to resist.

    • whispy_snippet

      If the Nexus 4 had launched with LTE I'd strongly consider this. I just can't justify any mobile phone purchase that lacks what should now be considered base line technology. I'll be waiting for the next Nexus (which surely can't be far away now given this price drop on the N4).

      If the next Nexus lacks LTE I'll personally slap Larry in the face.

      • JLM

        Depending on which LTE channels your carrier uses, you can use LTE, but it doesn't come with it enabled out of the box. I'm on T-Mobile and have LTE on my Nexus 4.

    • FatFredJones

      Good point, but a 2013 Lexus (or whatever) is still a mighty fine car once the 2014 Lexus (or whatever) comes out. The price drop, actually makes it better in some ways...

    • Zach Mauch

      Planning to buy the next nexus day one and i still just bought it. Truth is I'll probably only loose 50 bucks on the resale, if that. I just miss a nexus to much since I switched for a note 2. Plus I might be able to get my note 2 out before the note 3.

    • KcErica

      I'm trying to remember if they ended up dropping the price twice before the nexus 4 came out. Didn't they knock off some $ and then drop the price again right as they were releasing the nexus 4? Maybe I'm wrong

  • Wazzifer

    Holy balls

  • arathkone

    Dropped in Australian too, AU$249 & AU$299. It was already a cracking phone for the price. Now it's almost an impulse buy. I'm hovering. *But* I've held out for the potential of the next Nexus and I'm Torn.

    • Glenn

      Yep, I'm really tempted. Even for the 8GB version. My Galaxy Nexus is ok-ish, and I was planning on letting it run for another 9 months or so until I find a 4G phone worth waiting for.

      • hartley

        Don't tell the FCC, but you can install a custom radio that supports band 4 LTE.

        • Jason

          Oh really?? Can you please elaborate?

          • Brandon Jiang

            ...you really had no idea? unlock bootloader, get custom recovery, flash older radio, then change APNs and change up a few settings. voila!
            google for more detailed info

          • Jason

            Just realized hartley meant for the N4...I misread and thought he was talking about the Gnex...is my face red :)

          • Guest

            So how does this work for the CDMA radios though? LTE is only covering Data at this point.

          • Simon Belmont

            He was talking about the Nexus 4's LTE. There is no CDMA Nexus 4.

            The only Galaxy Nexus phones that had LTE were Verizon and Sprint's models. You can't add LTE to GSM Galaxy Nexus phones.

        • Dan DeMarco

          So how does this work for the CDMA radios though? LTE is only covering Data at this point

      • Simon Belmont

        I'd say stick with your G'Nex and see what the next Nexus phone brings in the fall. You will probably be rewarded for your patience.

        I'm still really happy with my G'Nex. It's running like a champ with Android 4.3.

      • http://www.modminecraft.com/ Nick Coad

        I think you might be me. Have I been leading a secret double life perhaps? Who knows. But your story is exactly the same position I'm in.

    • Simon Belmont

      I'm holding out for the Nexus 5, too. Though, you're absolutely right about "inpulse buy" territory.

      My Galaxy Nexus will serve me well for another few months. Android 4.3 rocks on it, anyway.

      • whispy_snippet

        Ditto in every respect.

    • taimurwal

      whats its price in Australia now ? 8 GB nexus 4 ?

  • GreatNews

    And Google is making place for the next generation Nexus phone! Can't wait!

  • Jdban

    That is obscene

  • Pedro

    AAAAAAHHHHHHHH If only i hadn't spent $300 on my note 8, I'd jump on this...

  • MLBaylor

    ho ree fuk

  • http://www.ScienceProUSA.com SciencePro

    Wow this is insane. It's such a good phone. But a new one is clearly around the corner and unless the new one is going to be 2-3x the price (like the GPE phones) then I think waiting two months is wise.

  • deltatux

    Google dropped the Canadian price to C$249 too. Looks like it's not a US only offer.

    • Brandon Jiang

      it's a worldwide offer. every country that has access to the GPS had their prices slashed. UK at £159 and £199

      • aatifsumar

        Wrong. Its available in India, but no price drop.

        • Jim Nosrati

          Well now you're just making countries up.

        • weedl

          yup indonesia either Still $500

        • Chandra Sekhar Kandru

          In India, it's not through Google Play Store. It's a LG direct release.

    • Matthew Fry

      And at a 5% discount (the exchange rate in Canada's favor for once)!

  • http://aflspace.com/ Phillip Molly Malone

    Nice! Does this mean the Nexus 5 is pretty close or to counter new iPhone?

    • Justin Swanson

      Why not both?

  • Harjifangki

    So... Will this price drop applies to Nexus 4 that doesn't sold through Play Store?

    • Justin Swanson

      Probably not, but you'd need to contact the retailer to find out.

      • Harjifangki

        Aw man... Thanks by the way.

  • Julius

    And the Nexus 7 2013 is now availabe in Geany too :) @269€ with free shipping

    • firethorn

      Assuming you meant "Germany". Pretty sweet indeed. :)

  • Dan

    Depressed Verizon customer here

    • Lastb0isct

      Nexus 4 isn't supported on Verizon? I haven't been following the Nexus phones very closely but am curious, since the new one is probably coming soon.

      • http://twitter.com/rohanXm Rohan Mathur

        The Nexus 4 is GSM, Verizon is CDMA. So... no.

      • gierso

        aren't any Verizon SIMS for non CDMA phones?

    • remister

      Do you even remember Galaxy Nexus? So no....

    • Bjajjull

      I lol at all americans, you actually have to choose phone depending on the carrier? If so, why not change carrier?

      In Sweden you buy a phone any store, then a subscription from any carrier, done. Alternatively, you buy both the phone and the subscription from the carrier of your choice. All carriers here have almost the same phones.

      • GSM fan

        Because in sweden you use GSM technology, here in the US, the biggest monopoly... I mean, Carrier, is Verizon, a CDMA, so they have to preprogram their phones, unlike ATT, that carries GSM, and let you buy your phone like I did.

        • Bjajjull

          Why don't they all use GSM then? Is it because Verizon is stupid? I don't know anything about how it works in US...

          • DirkBelig

            Sprint is also CDMA, though unlike Verizon (which is super-expensive and they are dicks) you get dial-up speeds unless you're very lucky. I'm not sure why this happened, but this article explains the differences between GSM and CDMA.

            Basically, because Europe mandated GSM and it's a consortium-backed standard, it's cheaper while Qualcomm owns CDMA and makes it pricier, though this doesn't explain why carriers went with it. Most cheap MVNOs (e.g. Virgin Mobile, Net10, Boost) are on Sprint's crap network while there are fewer GSM MVNOs (StraightTalk, Soluvai) which run on T-Mobile's network; ST also has AT&T, but you can't set SIMS anymore for that - I was lucky when I got my Nexus 4.

      • Hilary Burgess

        I live in the mountains in Colorado and Verizon is the only carrier that covers where I work.

  • BrianLipp

    Damn you Verizonnnnnnnnnnnnn!

  • http://dabuxian.com/ Dabu

    That feel when most people still don't see smartphones beyond overrated iPhones and Galaxy S phones. ;P

  • Kenny O

    Damn, I purchased on for a friend last Tuesday. I don't think I have the heart to tell her about this.

    • atlouiedog

      "If for any reason you do not wish to keep your device, you have up to 15 days from the date the device is delivered"

      https://support.google.com/googleplay/answer/2411741?hl=en

    • adi19956

      Even better. "Should Google reduce its price on any Device within 15 days from the date you order it, you must contact Google Play Support within 15 days of the price change to request a refund or credit for the difference between the price you were charged and the reduced price."

      Source - https://play.google.com/intl/en-US_us/about/device-terms.html

      • atlouiedog

        Ah, nice. I was going to say it's probably also worth contacting them as they'd rather adjust the price than deal with a return. I'm glad it's policy. It seems like a lot of stores over the last few years have dropped or crippled theirs.

      • Brandon Jiang

        there's probably some unlucky guy who ordered his nexus 4 16 days ago freaking out

        • Jim Nosrati

          coming on 2 months for me, aint even mad. 100 bucks extra for 2 months longer with this phone was worth it.

        • gierso

          18 days ago for a friend xD
          mine if from november

      • Kenny O

        Thanks.

    • Rohan Dhruva

      Most credit cards also have a price match policy for products purchased in the last X days.

    • slither
    • Fabian Pineda

      You guys are fucking awesome. Just submitted a request for a refund, after I purchased one for a friend 3 days ago :D

  • DrBob27

    Has the UK price updated? The 16GB version is showing up at £279, which is quite high compared to the new US price of $249.

    • Henry Green

      Yup it has. £159 and £199

  • assaa

    holy shiz

  • Miles

    UK pricing is a bit strange now... 8GB version £159 but the 16GB is £279. £120 is a lot for 8GB of RAM.

    • Matthew Fry

      edit: Looks like it's a much more reasonable £159 and £199 based on other comments.

    • adi19956

      Coming up as £199 for the 16GB version for me on the UK store... Also the N4 has 2GB of RAM

      • Miles

        Oops, meant storage, not RAM.

  • Brandon Waisner

    Nexus 5 incoming

    • gierso

      i think its going to be called nexus 4 2013 if the new nexus 7 was any indicator

  • eilegz

    the best price, the best phone at that range.

  • Jose Torres

    No SD card support = no deal!

    • Yousef

      Dude it's $200...

      • Paul

        You could throw $2.000 at it. It'd still have around 48 GB less free space than my measly, two years old phone.

    • cy_n_ic

      More for me then :)

    • Wazzifer

      Oh grow up already.

    • Krzysztof Jozwik

      Go buy your $650 Samsung then and enjoy.

      • Jose Torres

        Well the way I see it, I will always need to be hooked onto a cellular network anyway, why not stick with them for a couple years and get a subsidized phone with the features I want, like LTE.

        • Krzysztof Jozwik

          The way I see it is I pay $30 a month to T-Mobile instead of getting a subsidized phone from Verizon for $100 a month. I'm still hooked to a carrier, just paying a whole lot less per month.

    • jonathan3579

      That's still an argument these days?

      • Jose Torres

        Yep, cloud storage or streaming capabilities depend on network availability and even that is not fool proof and has it's down times. Because some people actually use their phones for more than texting or Facebook as well...

  • Xyber

    hmm... well IF it HAD a removable battery and 32gb storage i would jump. There is so sense in having an "open source" OS with an "enclosed" device!

    • cy_n_ic

      Expect to see more of the same. Might as well get used to the idea now.

    • Jim Nosrati

      Yeah uh, for that price, buy 3 of them and you can have as much battery life and storage as you need.

  • aeta

    God damn I want one as a backup just because holy **** is that cheap for a quad core A15 device.

    They clearing out inventory? Are we going to see a new nexus really soon?

  • Todd

    Times like this I wish I was on a GSM carrier and I could impulse buy and then use this! Damn you Sprint and your ridiculously cheap family plan.

    • FritoDorito

      It's taking SO MUCH willpower to not impulse buy this right now. If I wasn't a college student and I hadn't just got a new phone in February it would have been done already.

  • Brandon Jiang

    the best part of this offer is this means the next nexus will be priced the same as the nexus 4 at initial release

    • Steve Williamson

      that was what i was thinking. no price hike like the N7 hopefully!

  • nvemb3r

    Getting a Nexus 4, regardless of whats coming up next.

    I've been using a Nexus S 4G from Sprint, and have been meaning to upgrade to a more latent device. While the peeps contributing to Cyanogenmod have done an excellent job making such a badass ROM (prolonging my phone's usability), later versions of Android might not be able to run on the Nexus S as smoothly anymore due to hardware constraints.

    Also, if I'm going to get an expensive device that I have to depend on, I'm going to get one that I can use for years, and years, and more years. It seems powerful enough to smoothly run current, and possibly future releases of Android.

    Lastly, if this rumored Nexus 5 is really going to have a 5-inch touchscreen, then I'll pass. Such a phone would come with a large footprint, with no real improvements coming from it. I'll take extra size and heft for a large battery, rugged casing, or any other feature that would offer improvements. I don't really see that benefit to having screen so large on my phone.

    • daysofdre

      1. doubt this is true. the "rumor" is just an observation of the number "5". More then likely it wil be a nexus 4 2013 just like the Nexus 7 2013.

      2. Even if the screen itself is 5", it doesnt mean the phone is necessarily bigger. Note the Moto X - screen the same size as an HTC One, but overall much smaller.

    • PhineasJW

      I have a Nexus S sitting next to me, and just fired it back up yesterday. Oh my god is it painful compared to my Nexus 4. You poor guy!

      The Nexus 4 is a light-year upgrade beyond the Nexus S. If you don't want to wait until November for the next Nexus, you won't be disappointed with the N4 upgrade over your current phone.

  • Philip Kahn

    I bought mine like a week ago :(

    • selonmoi
      • Philip Kahn

        Sweeeeeeeeeeeeet. Thanks! Today was day 11.

      • Pyrotek85

        Oh that's nice of them. Doesn't effect me personally but it's cool that they do that.

    • Nick

      You can get a $100 refund!

    • gierso

      get the refund!!!

  • selonmoi

    1. Go to your carrier's web site.
    2. Look at the cheap/"free" smartphones they're currently offering.
    3. Realize that people are actually locking themselves into expensive contracts for these pieces of crap.
    4. Weep for your fellow human beings.

    • http://www.twitter.com/joshuaworth Joshua Worth

      What he said.

    • Wooohoooo

      Lol.

  • MeCampbell30

    I would take advantage of this but I'm too busy angrily using as much Verizon unlimited on my Gnex as I can.

  • scaarg

    Somebody know what's the cost with the shipping and the tax?

    • eilegz

      around 90 dollars depends on what state, but tax and shipping and handling its excesive, google should partner with amazon

  • Simon Belmont

    Stellar price and very tempting, however, I think I'll stick with my GSM G'Nex until the Nexus 5 rolls around. I actually only just recently acquired it a couple months ago (at a sweet price) in a move over to T-Mobile and I've been extremely pleased with it.

    Anyone else that's looking for a great performing phone at a bargain price should take a hard looking at the Nexus 4, though. If you've had any thoughts of switching to a GSM carrier, this is a great reason to give it a whirl.

    • Kenton Douglas

      Which Nexus 5 is this? Who's making it?

      • Simon Belmont

        Wish I knew. The rumors are mostly saying it'll be LG again, but some are saying Motorola.

        I'm sure we'll see a bunch of leaks between now and its release, though. If it's based on the LG Optimus G2, I wouldn't be disappointed.

  • eilegz

    if im other OEM, i would be piss, samsung, lg, oppo (which announced a new LOWEND device at that price range), hell even google own motorola with Moto X its just not worth compared to nexus 4

    • FritoDorito

      When you consider all the tradeoffs this phone has, it's hard to say nothing is worth it. If you have a contract with Verizon or Sprint, this device is basically worthless to you. Battery life isn't exactly spectacular. The glass back, while quite eye catching, is one hell of a source of paranoia. The camera is mediocre by last year's standards (so poor by today's) and the display is definitely outclassed by resolution and quality. But if you're on T-Mobile and you have something like the Optimus L9 like me, this is VERY tempting. I'm scared to even go to the Play Store to check, because I'm afraid I won't be able to stop myself from just buying it.

      • aaron cooper

        Flash a kernel that gives you better battery life, it's easy to do and my Nexus lasts 1.5 sometimes 2 days with MY use..

        • FritoDorito

          Any solution that starts with "Flash a kernel..." is a crap solution. Believe me, I'm no stranger to custom ROMS, and I've been through the process with every device I've owned so far. Samsung Intercept --> LG Optimus V --> Google Nexus S --> Google Nexus 7 --> LG Optimus L9. All have been bootloader unlocked, rooted, and flashed with something at one time or another. More often than not, it's in order to install that orgasmic sounding Voodoo Sound. But that shouldn't be the solution. Generally, having to void your warranty to fix something as important as battery life is a non-solution for most people. I'm certainly not above it, but I wouldn't tell some random person who's having a problem with their phone to just void the warranty and install a 3rd party fix that has the potential to brick your phone at worst if you manage to (SERIOUSLY) screw up.

          • Ivan Myring

            Wow, I've never heard of someone buying TWO LG phones.

          • FritoDorito

            LG is the only competent company when it comes to cheaper low-end and mid-range Android phones.

      • Kenton Douglas

        It has a good screen

        • FritoDorito

          Definitely. Especially compared to the phone I have now. But I meant newer phones have superior screens in terms of both color and resolution. It's not bad, just not among the best anymore. Plus, I recall the display wasn't calibrated at all out of the box, which is just something to keep in mind.

      • Bleakvision

        That back has survived two falls onto stone tiles. But it made me get a case anyway, it's just too slippery to deal with it safely.

        • FritoDorito

          Drops are impossible to predict. There are tons of variables that determine how much force will act on the glass and how much will be needed to crack it. The angle, the force, the material it hits, the mood the Phone God is in...etc. It's certainly possible for it to survive a fall, but the fact is, I've seen enough evidence to know that the glass on the back isn't very tough (at least, not as tough as the glass on the front). The real problem is that you have twice as much exposed glass, and the glass is always what people are afraid of breaking. There also isn't a good place for the phone to land that could absorb the impact of a drop. On my Optimus L9 for example, the back is all plastic, so if I could choose where I would want the phone to hit the ground, I would choose the back, because I know that there's little to no danger of the phone being broken, seriously maimed, or otherwise when it lands on the back. I can't think of a single spot I would be okay with the N4 landing, since at some point, one of the sheets of glass HAS to hit the ground. Even the plastic sides are bad, because glass on a phone shattering can be more likely if hit from a corner or the side compared to hitting it flat.

      • gierso

        i have like 6 nexii4 (or nexuses4 or NEXUS4s or whatever :P) in my house hold, and i can tell you the possibility of breaking the glass is 1/6 hahaha
        my brother drop his (with bumper) and the back hit the corner of a livingroom table.. that crashed the screen
        but the other 5 at least in my case (with a bumper as well) i have droped it like 10 times and it has survived, the bumper is very scratched though
        i stopped being paranoid when dbrand anounched the vinyl backs!
        when i break mine i will replace the glass with the vinyl cover :)

  • Me

    plz plz plz plz plz dont be sold out before fri. Or should I just wait for the nexus 4 v2 or 5? hmm

    • gierso

      or buy it!! and then sell it in ebay when you get the N4 II

  • http://www.modminecraft.com/ Nick Coad

    It's easy to see from this thread who does use cloud storage effectively and who doesn't.

    • phatmanXXL [16,000+ posts]

      When you live out in the rural area like me where a weak signal and slow data are common, cloud storage is pointless.

    • Nick

      Because unlimited data packages are so easy to sign up for these days? And all mobile providers network offer 100% signal across 100% of the country? Please.

  • Michael Fontenot

    now i have 2.

    • Guest

      Nice hat

  • Spasillium

    Oh man hopefully this means the prices of replacement displays will go down. My 2nd N4 could use it as the screen is cracked and unresponsive.

    • Derail Doax

      Man. You need to be more careful with your phones...

      • Spasillium

        Yeah I've learned the hard way unfortunately.

  • daysofdre

    Is it just me or did Google just fuck over the Moto X with $100 price drop the week of their release..

    • Derail Doax

      Maybe you're onto something. Maybe that's why T-Mobile isn't getting the Moto X...

  • wow

    Nexus 4 for $199 is a STEAL. I know suckers who still pay nearly that much for their monthly phone bill.

    • Pyrotek85

      Yup, get this and a prepaid plan and you're set.

  • Amer Khaznadar

    The drop is live in France as well. 199 € for the 8GB and 249 € for the 16GB.

  • Riko Gonzalez

    I have a White N4, I Just Bought 2 One for My GF and one for My Mom :) It's a Great Phone, and That Price is Unbeateable!

  • Riko Gonzalez

    The 16GB Version SOLD OUT! It Says "Not for Sale at This Moment" Just like when the White One Ran Out!
    https://play.google.com/store/devices/details/Nexus_4_16GB?id=nexus_4_16gb

  • Paweł Gładysz

    If only Google Play Devices were available in my country...

    • eliseo

      The same dude... I'm from Italy, where are you from?

      • Paweł Gładysz

        Poland.
        It is that far from Germany, France, Spain ;) Isn't it.

        • eliseo

          Lg sells the nexus 4 in italy at 599 euros :(

          • Paweł Gładysz

            Nexus 4 prices are not that "bad" in here (~370-380 EUR ) still the difference is _noticeable_.

    • Paweł Gładysz

      And one more thing - shouldn't we expect upcoming release of Nexus5 because of that?
      Isn't it just warehouse/stock clearance?

    • neolid

      This. I've managed to get one over proxy back in December. This doesn't work anymore.

  • Marko Mäkelä

    Yeah, the 8gb version is 400€ in here (Finland). So, come on google play, open yourself to Finland.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Here's where you can get a refund:

    https://support.google.com/googleplay/?rd=1#contact=1&ts=3013792,3248850

    Nexus 4 (8GB and 16GB) purchases from Devices on Google Play are currently eligible for price protection if the purchase was made on or after August 12, 2013. If your purchase is eligible, we'll refund the difference in price within a reasonable time.

    Submit a request for a price protection refund

    Please fill out one request form for each device eligible for a price protection refund. Be sure to enter the requested information carefully, as typos and incorrect asset numbers may cause your request to be denied.

    Before submitting this form, double check that you made your purchase within 15 days before the said price reduction.

    Note: Starting from the date of the price reduction, customers have 15 days to submit a price protection refund request.

    • Ivan Myring

      Damn, can't get the money back on the one I bought in Feb!

    • gierso

      booo, i have it since december :P
      well what i was thinking :P

      but the title on the other post gave me hope

    • Ajay

      is it available only for people who bought in america or people from other countries can also avail it ?

      • gierso

        if it was bought on the play store, on a supported country in the days listed, i dont see why not :)

  • remister

    It be great if they also include the bumper. It has saved me a few times now.

  • wierzbik

    Why play devices is not available in Poland? :(

  • Godspoken

    Time to start saving for the next one! Right now I still have an OG Galaxy Note I bought off eBay but I'd love a Nexus, especially if the next one is as affordable off-contract as this one was. The screen on the 2012 N4 is just a tad too small for me. Hoping for a 5+ inch screen on the next one.

    • gierso

      small ??? i think is perfect.. galaxy s4 is too big, iphone 5 is to small and oddly shaped :P
      .. but well you have a G Note, which you are used to.. so anything else should look like a smartwatch :)

  • MoChange

    16GB is out of stock as of half our ago! I jumped on it the second I saw it I am waiting for the Nexus 5 but I grabbed one for my wife to replace her Razr (international not verizon).

    • gierso

      In stock

      Ships in 1 - 2 business days both of them right now :)

  • yash khatri

    next in list Pl. be india man i would do anything if i get it in india at this price

  • xnifex

    Looks like it no longer comes with the bumper

  • Kash

    MotoX play store version coming soon?

  • MichauPL

    In Poland Nexus 4 16GB costs 1 800 PLN (565 USD)...

  • Elias

    Since we're talking about the next nexus:
    - PLEASE, Google, dump your dumb mentality and make it with microsd, then I'd be happy with 8gb onboard. If no microsd, base version with 32gb.
    - dual front facing speakers
    - removable, bigger battery
    - a bigger, full hd screen and global lte should be obvious

    • gierso

      i would be pleased with sdcard at least..
      i constantly run out my 16gb space with photos and videos..
      i have a NAS hard drive... but if it fails i lose everything hahahah

      • CoreRooted

        Google doesn't make money on SD cards; It makes money on cloud storage. So they are going to WANT you to use their cloud storage for your photos and videos and one of the easiest ways of doing that is selling devices with no SD card option. I don't think Google will ever change their stance on SD cards especially with the plethora of cloud storage solutions available.

        • gierso

          i would understand if mobile internet were as cheap, or accessible as their broadband cousins.

          in mexico the sell you 3 gb for like an eye.. well not that much. $40 for 3gb and at least thats the amount of data i use. not counting online videos or youtube or my monthly NAS backup which is at home wifi..

          the thing is that you run out of space when not at home .. so making backups to any cloud tends to get prohibitive..
          whatching photos or video or listening music all day from 3g or lte would suck my 3g in a couple of days, instead of a month :P

          i dont think they would change their stand either sadly..
          but i dont think google makes money of CLOUD storage.. most people i know dont upgrade their google drive storage. (i upgraded but i dont see it as a norm)
          but they sure make their money through streaming in the play store.. it seems more like it :) but i do see your point...

          • CoreRooted

            I believe that Google took the stance on SD cards because they thought (or think, who knows), that it will force carriers and broadband companies to lower their prices and provide more coverage. To be honest, it would be in their best interests to do so.

            Mind you, pure speculation here.

          • gierso

            would be awesome if worked!

        • FritoDorito

          Everyone throws around that Google hates SD cards because they want to make money off of cloud storage, but I have to question that reasoning. How long ago did Google start this SD card hate? Well ICS got rid of apps2SD, and before that,the Nexus S was realeased with no micro SD card slot. That's about 2010-2011. When was Google Drive released? April 24, 2012. Before that, Google Docs had you buy more storage if yo didn't have enough (at like, 25 cents per GB), but that's hardly something a lack of phone storage would push you towards. It seems weird that everyone goes "OH! Google just hates SD cards because they want more money from us using Google Drive!" when almost none of their cloud storage apps were out until like a year and a half after they waged their war against removable storage.

          Not to mention, for someone who's supposedly looking to make a ton of money off of cloud storage, Google sure gives a hell of a lot of it away for free. I bought a $200 Acer C7 Chromebook and got 100 GB free. All purchases of the Moto X get 50 GB for free. Sounds to me like Google doesn't particularly care about making money off of the storage, it seems more like they just want you in their ecosystem.

          • CoreRooted

            You're correct EXCEPT... They could have very well been planning it all along even before the 2010/2011 time frame. I've worked with Google on some projects and they have been known to have project plans spanning four or five years. I'm still under NDA for some things, but I can tell you first hand that Google knows how to take their time when planning something. It's very plausible that the SD card issue was planned years ago and Drive was developed as a milestone in that project.

            As for giving free storage; yeah, they do. However, they can both afford to do it AND it also drums up business. Think of it like this; on a Chromebook, 100GB is actually pretty paltry if you think about it. I mean, today, you're hard strapped to find a PC with less than a 320GB drive. If you are storing books, movies, music, pic, etc on Drive, how quickly do you think you'll fill 100GB? My music collection alone (which is all ripped, thank you lol) is up over 400GB right now. So, they give you 100GB, you hit the cap and then have to decide to increase your storage or delete. I'm willing to bet they are banking on the former.

  • EEE

    Will it work on other netowks if i buy it in Germany and use it in Serbia ofr exampel !? We don't have T mobile or ATAT :)

    • blabla

      Yes, works on all GSM networks. And with a bit of tinkering also on some LTE networks.

  • gierso

    mexico costs $8000+ pesos. more usd $550+ (subsidiced on carrier is like 300)

  • mijat

    if I order it on 10.8. and was delivered on 17, can I get 100?

  • Jason Williams

    Just bought less than 2 weeks ago...how can I get a rebate?

  • http://www.bordersweather.co.uk/ Andy J

    I paid £279 for the 16GB in December - it's now £199 in the UK

  • Anthony Stewart

    whats the cost of the nexus 4 16gb including tax and shipping???? i need an idea, because am in new york. thanks for the help :-)

    • FritoDorito

      I ordered the 8 GB model and chose 2-Day shipping to Pennsylvania (the price difference between Standard and 2 Day was a few bucks for me). It may not be exactly the same for you, but I paid about $225 altogether for my 8 GB Nexus. I would say expect around $280, although I'm not certain.

  • Alvin Brinson

    Dannng, I hope they don't sell out before tomorrow. Paycheck on hold at bank :( ...

  • Adie

    Still 365$ here :'(

  • lcf

    Google, please start selling devices in Poland via Play Store. Stores here are still selling Nexus 4 for prices like $526 (play.pl, 1699 PLN) - this is not even remotely funny...

  • Milind

    At 8GB, the phone is essentially unusable - especially with no SD Card. Is there anyone out there using the 8GB model? How are you able to handle the 1GB+ games? I have a 8GB Nexus 7 and have to really struggle with it, constantly deleting apps. I'd imagine that it would be worse on a phone. The $50 extra for 8GB on the 16GB model is sheer gouging! Even if, in absolute terms, $250 is an amazing deal, the comparison with the 8GB model ticks me off. Strange, that!

    I wish Google would sell it on Amazon like they sell the 16GB Nexus 7 (but not the 32GB for some reason). With Prime, I pay no shipping get it it in 2 days and no taxes.