The LG Nexus 4 is Google’s latest Android powered smartphone. Running the updated Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS, the LG Nexus 4 also packs specifications worth drooling over. Now a phone can definitely pack such high end (or in this case, ultra high end) specifications and then get priced exorbitantly high and out of reach of most customers (especially for unlocked phone purchase). This is not the case with the LG Nexus 4, as the entry level 8 GB offering is priced at $299, unlocked. Now if only Google Play Store sold phones directly in India!
The LG Nexus 4 priced at $299
The LG Nexus 4 is an interesting device. It packs all the hardware and internals that even the priciest ($600 above) smartphones of today don’t. The fastest mobile ARM quad core chipset (Snapdragon S4 Pro Krait), 2 GB of RAM (a first on Androids), a brilliant 4.7″ IPS Plus HD display (reviewers are in love with the display), and of course the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. This much is enough to shape an image in your head of the price tag of this smartphone.
That is not what you were expecting right? Well only the entire world didn’t expect that too! Priced at $299 for the 8 GB model (and $349 for the 16 GB model), the LG Nexus 4 is the epitome of price-performance and bang-for-buck. Currently no other smartphone offers more value than the LG Nexus 4.
LG Nexus 4 Specifications
- Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 Chipset
- 1.5 GHz Quad Core Krait CPU
- Adreno 320 GPU
- 2 GB of RAM
- 4.7″ TrueHD IPS+ (1280×768) display
- 8 MP Full HD camera
- 8 / 16 GB internal storage
- 2100 mAh battery
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Where does that leave us Indians who want to buy this phone?
LG Nexus 4 in India via eBay
Announcing the LG Nexus 4 Pre-order. This comes from a reputed eBay dealer who also sells other devices like the new iPad and Microsoft Surface RT tablet on eBay. The pre-order page can be accessed by following the links given below.
This deal is bound to get very popular in the Indian tech community. The pricing seems right for a flagship, although we expect time to bring down the prices near a Rs. 20,000 level (for the 8 GB model) at which it makes complete sense.
Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus can be had for under Rs. 20,000 now via eBay itself (and using a Rs. 500 coupon). We expect the price of the previous flagship to drop as well (stock clearance for the new LG Nexus 4).
You can check our launch coverage of the LG Nexus 4 here.
The LG Nexus 4 launches with the new Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS. Read more about it here.