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Nexus 4 Price Drops by $100 for Both 8GB and 16GB Variants, Now $199 and $249

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I don’t know what’s going on, but Google just dropped the price of the Nexus 4 by $100 for both 8GB and 16GB models. So yes, you can get a brand new off-contract phone for either $199 or $249, respectively. As you can see from the screenshot at the top of this post, the Play store listing for the 16GB model mentions that the change was made purposefully. Holy deal.

Does it mean that the new Nexus is on the way? Are they clearing inventory for something else? Is it a temporary change? I’m not sure I care as my mind is still wrapping itself around a really incredible phone being sold off-contract for the same price that you see most phones selling for on-contract. Sure, it doesn’t have LTE, but HSPA+ is plenty fast in most situations. It’s also a Nexus.

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Cheers Dean, John, Evan, and David!

  • Sean Archer

    if only it worked on verizon

  • Adam

    In a few weeks I’ll be off to the UK for a semester and I could use a phone that works internationally. And I’ll be kissing Verizon goodbye. Feels good to kill two birds with one stone!

  • Mike

    Very tempting. I wonder what the price for the Nexus 4 will drop
    too once the Nexus 5 is officially announced?

    • George264

      They will probably stop selling it when the 5 is out

  • Bojan Tomic

    God, I wish you could buy phones from Play Store in my country! 🙁 Damn you Google!

  • Razma

    verizon…… :'(

  • Robert Macri

    Too bad my Verizon contract isn’t up until December… Moto X Nexus would be nice. Maybe incorporate the new Moto X features into KLP?

  • middlehead

    If I could be sure StraightTalk didn’t have the ridiculous 100MB daily limit it’s rumored to have, I’d buy the hell out of this and already be switched.

    • Tim242

      They have too many restrictions, like no streaming. Also, you’d have to get a T-Mobile SIM.

      • Patrick Lahni

        Nope, they’ve had AT&T SIMs back in stock for a bit now.

    • Scott

      I don’t think they have that limit.

  • DanSan

    im on verizon and dont plan on switching just yet but im thinking about grabbing one just to test out tmobile in my area for a month or so

    • Patrick Lahni

      Totally what I did. I have every intention of buying 2 of the next Nexus devices that come out but I want to try ATT/Tmo in my area prior to switching. For $250, I can decide on my new network beforehand and have a great backup device.

      • DanSan

        according to tmobiles coverage map almost every single area of long island is covered but ive never been able to test it. I really want to test it with a HSPA+ 42 device so i can see whats the max dl speeds i would be seeing. I had a chance to test it with an older phone but didnt because i want the latest i can get. i know LTE is out of the question so i want as fast as possible.

  • schoat333

    If tmobile had decent coverage gere, I would leave VZW and buy this. Unfortunately, VZW and AT&T have the best, and their plans are about the same.

    • middlehead

      Same here, all I can get from T-Mobile is 2G partner-provided coverage 🙁

  • CSick

    Can someone please tell me why in 2013 it’s still acceptable to charge $50 dollars more for an additional 8gb of flash memory?

    • JoshGroff

      What a pessimist, can’t you see you’re paying 50 less for 8GB less memory? 😉

      • CSick

        Haha, touche.

  • Maxim∑

    sh!t. I spent 320$ on the nexus 4 -.-

  • Dave

    If an LTE version comes to Big Red, with pricing anywhere near this, my Note 2 is on Craigslist. And I love my GN2. What’s that tell ya?

  • ddevito

    I ordered two this morning and am leaving Verizon once and for all. This price is too cheap to not get right now. If the Nexus 5 or next Nexus is great I’ll get it in 6 months or so.

    • chris420o

      or…u coulda got an htc one or any other phone for the same price or prob less when u sign up for a new contract with a new provider……just saying

      • JoshGroff

        Contracts are overrated.

      • Steve B

        Contracts are the problem here. If you’ve got any sense, you know not to buy into contract anymore.

        • Tim242

          The problem is that contracts are what 99% of people choose. It makes the most sense to them. I’m contract free on Verizon right now, with unlimited data. I might as well be on contract. I’m paying the same plan price, and phones full price. Even Tmobile’s uncarrier plans are the same as being on contract for most.

          • ddevito

            my pricing on AT&T is cheaper off-contract. And I have NO CARRIER INTERFERENCE.

            ONCE AND FOR ALL!

          • Tim242

            I’m not sure how your off contract pricing is cheaper. I tried an at&t off contract plan, and they are the same price as on contract.

          • ddevito

            You have to negotiate (sadly). I get excellent corporate discounts, so I negotiated through my company. But the prices were cheaper off-contract, I didn’t have to pay any fees or staturup costs. My monthly plan is:

            550 mins, 5GB data for me, 3GB data for my wife for $90/mo. Can’t beat it.

          • Tim242

            Yeah, that’s a hell of a deal. If Verizon ever takes my unlimited, I will go to at&t just on principle. Maybe I can negotiate something close to what you have ha

          • ddevito

            You can negotiate with Verizon too. I threatened to leave them in 2011 and (albeit it took a while) they came back and offered me a $40 calling plan and I saved $30 from the (at the time) cheapest calling plan for $70. It’s all nonsense. And sad really.

      • Anon

        Sad, sad little man…

    • Needs Da Help

      I’m doing the exact same thing. If / when the next nexus comes out, I’ll give the two nexus 4s to my parents (Their verizon contract expires in November). We’re all going to T-mobile.

    • Me

      Thats my plan too. The N4 will hold me until next year. If the N5 is that much better Ill sell it and buy it then but in the mean time 250 unlocked?!?!

  • Jasper Vinkenvleugel

    Let’s see if I can import two of these superphones from Germany to the Netherlands for my mom and her husband 🙂

  • johnediii

    The pisser is that I ordered one of these 19 days ago! ARGH! This is why I need to win that free Moto X from DL.

    • Maxim∑

      chances of that happening for you 0.09% from the poll numbers

  • OneForTheGoodDays

    Oh, so google is in the phone making business now.

    • OneForTheGoodDays

      voting this down? I think it’s right in line for the rehashed stuff that people keep posting…. it was supposed to be BITING social commentary 😛

  • ApplesNAndroids

    Just had my mom buy one. Her first smartphone (that she still has) was a Samsung Focus. This phone at this price will leave her contract (or lack of) intact and allow her a good smartphone without extending her service agreement. That, and my younger brother always seems to pull her upgrades and use them himself (Dick!)