Google slashes the price of the Nexus 4, brings the Nexus 7 to a handful of new countries

BY Stefan Constantinescu

Published 28 Aug 2013

Google’s Nexus devices have always been adored by geeks because they tick two very important check boxes: They run stock Android and they’re cheap. The LG Nexus 4, the 4.7 inch WXGA smartphone that’ll soon be replaced by a newer and faster Nexus, was originally priced at $299 for the 8GB model and $349 for the 16GB model. Both of those prices have now been slashed by $100.

Should you still buy the Nexus 4 with the “Nexus 5” right around the corner? If you’re on a budget, then absolutely. Do me a favor though and buy the more expensive $249 16GB model. I don’t know how someone can live with just 8 GB of memory. My Galaxy Mega 6.3 had 8 GB of memory and I had to do file management several times a week to keep it clean. Unlike the Mega 6.3, the Nexus 4 doesn’t have expandable storage, so what you buy is what you’re stuck with.

While I’m on the subject of the Nexus program, I’d also like to bring you some more good news: The Nexus 7 is now on sale in the UK, Germany, France, Spain, and Japan. Later this year I’m going to visit my mom in America, and buying a Nexus 7 is definitely on my to-do list. Everyone who has one loves it, and the reviews have been phenomenal.

[Via: The Next Web, The Verge]

Update: Nexus 4 price drops in other countries too!

Update: What if you recently bought a Nexus 4? According to Android Police:

“Anyone who purchased either model of the Nexus 4 on or after August 12th is eligible for a $100 refund.”