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Google Nexus 4 quad-core smartphone price is slashed to $199 unlocked (no contract)

Posted By Vamien McKalin On August 29, 2013 @ 6:48 AM In Android | 4 Comments

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Google has slashed the price of its Nexus 4 [2] smartphone to $199 unlocked (no contract required) for 8GB version and $249 unlocked (no contract required) for 16GB version.

Nine months ago, Google launched the Nexus 4 [3] to much fanfare at a cool $299. This version came packed with a 1.5GHz quad core processor, a 4.7-inch 1280 x 768 display, 2GB RAM, 8GB internal storage and an 8-megapixel camera while the 16GB version cost $349. Even at $299/$349 the phone was a huge bargain and was sold out within minutes of release [4].

This price drop now makes this phone an ever better deal. In fact, this is one of the most affordable — if not the most affordable — high-end quad-core Android devices available on the market today. With the quality hardware specs inside this bad boy, a $199 price tag is practically a steal, and you should take advantage of this if you are in the market for a smartphone.

The big downside to the Nexus 4 is the lack of a microSD card slot. This is a problem because the device only comes pre-packed with 8GB or 16GB of internal storage, so unless you don’t use a lot of space or have an interest in using Google Drive or some other cloud storage solution such as SkyDrive and Dropbox, the Google Nexus 4 might not be the smartphone you are looking for. Still, though, at $199/$249 unlocked, lacking a microSD card can be overlooked.

It is possible this price drop is a response to Apple’s rumored launch of the iPhone 5C [5] next month, or Google might be planning to announce the Nexus 5 sooner rather than later. Personally, I’m hoping for the latter.

You can grab the Nexus 4 from its official Google Play Store page [6] or a retailer near you. Take note availability of the device is limited, not only in quantity but also geographic location.

[via Geek.com [7]]


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[2] Nexus 4: http://dottech.org/tag/nexus-4

[3] launched the Nexus 4: http://dottech.org/85987/for-299-no-contract-you-can-grab-the-new-nexus-4-a-4-7-inch-quad-core-smartphone-powered-by-android-4-2-jelly-bean/

[4] sold out within minutes of release: http://dottech.org/87285/nexus-4-is-sold-out-within-minutes-google-promises-more-stock-soon/

[5] iPhone 5C: http://dottech.org/tag/iphone-5c

[6] official Google Play Store page: http://www.google.com/nexus/4/

[7] Geek.com: http://www.geek.com/android/google-drops-nexus-4-price-to-199-1568701/

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