When Google announced the Nexus 6 earlier this week, many folks were surprised by the device’s price tag, which is significantly higher than the past few Nexus phones (though it’s in line with similarly-specced smartphones). The Nexus 5 will stick around as a more affordable option, but for those folks that can’t or don’t want to pony up a few hundred bucks for the N5, you have another even more affordable option.
Third-party retailer Expansys USA is now offering the LG-made Nexus 4 for a starting price of $149.99. That price tag will net you a refurbished 8GB Nexus 4 unit along with either a black or white bumper case. If you’d prefer a bit more storage, you can jump up to the 16GB Nexus 4 for $169.99, which will also include a black or white bumper case.
As a quick refresher, the Nexus 4 features the following specs:
4.7-inch 1280x768 touchscreen
1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor
8-megapixel rear camera
1.3-megapixel front camera
2GB of RAM
HSPA+ 42Mbps (850/900/1700/1900/2100MHz)
Obviously those specs can’t compare to the high-end smartphones that are available today, but for $150 or $170 without a commitment, the Nexus 4 could make a nice option for folks that want an ultra-affordable smartphone or just a nice backup. The lack of 4G LTE connectivity is a bummer, but hey, we do know that the Nexus 4 will be updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop!