Looking for a Nexus 4? The phone has never been cheaper.
Google and LG's Nexus 4 is now about nine months old (nearly a full product cycle in smartphone years) but Google has just announced a deal that may pique your interest even if you're waiting for the next Nexus phone. You can now get a 16GB Nexus 4 for $249 and an 8GB model for just $199, which is an impressive deal given that those prices include no carrier-mandated conditions or subsidies. The phone originally launched for $349 and $299, respectively, so this deal represents a full $100 in savings.
The discounted pricing is available in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, Spain, Germany, and Korea. As of yet there is no word about whether the price cut will be coming to other territories. The new price also comes on the heels of the phone's Android 4.3 update, which, as we discussed in our review, boosts the performance and battery life of the phone compared to Android 4.2.2.
The Nexus 4 was always a good deal relative to other high-end Android handsets—it started at $299 unlocked where most flagship phones go for twice that without a contract—but this price cut is just the boost the phone needed this late in its life cycle. It may not have a Snapdragon 600, a 1080p display, or LTE support, but if you're looking for a good (and always-up-to-date) Android phone, it's hard to find a better value.