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Google Drops the Price of the Nexus 4 by $100

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The already affordable Nexus 4 just got cheaper!

Google has dropped the price of the Nexus 4 by $100. The company announced the price drop yesterday evening via the Google Play Twitter feed. The 8 GB model now sits at $199, marked down from $299, while the 16 GB model has dropped to $249 from $349. Folks in the UK are also seeing price cuts with the 8 GB model dropping to £159 from £239 and the 16 GB model dropped to £199 from £279.

Though Google hasn't said whether or not these price drops are permanent, the fact that they're described as price drops as opposed to a sale seems to suggest that these prices are here to stay. This in turn has led to speculation that we could soon see an announcement for the Nexus 5.

At the moment, there's little information about the Nexus 5 out there, though rumors say it will be the largest Nexus phone yet, with a screen measuring more than 5 inches. There's also talk of a Snapdragon 800 chipset, 2GB of RAM and Android Key Lime Pie.

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    Bill Reinhardt , August 28, 2013 10:53 AM
    Really hope this is a hint to the upcoming Nexus 5
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    BringMeAnother , August 28, 2013 11:20 AM
    A collegue of mine just bought a used one for around $220 CAD on Kijiji. Better keep this news away from him...
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    Vorador2 , August 28, 2013 12:20 PM
    Refresh incoming.
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    kawininjazx , August 28, 2013 1:10 PM
    If these took an SD card I would order two 16GB right now. Still tempting I was thinking about selling my GS3 and the wife's iPhone 4S and break my overpriced verizon contract and go to prepaid with a nice phone like this.
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    invlem , August 28, 2013 2:48 PM
    I have the Nexus 4... it was more than worth the $350 I paid when i got it...

    This price is nuts, still one of the fastest phones on the market
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    016ive , August 28, 2013 2:58 PM
    Microsoft can say what it wants, I love getting scroogled with prices like these :p 
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    captaincharisma , August 28, 2013 4:10 PM
    an SD card slot is useless anyways because most phone's don't allow you to use it for apps
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    atojha , August 28, 2013 6:27 PM
    You are eligble for $100 price adjustment if you bought ths after Aug 12. In my case yes :) 

    https://support.google.com/googleplay/contact/nexus_price
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    southernshark , August 28, 2013 6:44 PM
    I've got a Nexus 4 it is a good phone for the old price, the new price is a crazy deal . Having said that, if I won the lotto, it isn't the phone that I would use. It has a few quirks, lacks an SD slot, and at least with the first batch it wasn't a question of if the back shattered but when. I've been using mine for six months with a cracked back, and it doesn't seem to affect it any, but it doesn't look great. I literally dropped it about six inches when it broke. The proximity detector can be annoying too as it seems to be too sensitive and sometimes it is hard to hang up a call. I have thought about "upgrading" to the Samsung Note. But then I have big pockets and big hands and really like that platform. :D 

    Anyway, back on topic, it's a fantastic phone at the current price.
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    southernshark , August 28, 2013 6:48 PM
    Quote:
    an SD card slot is useless anyways because most phone's don't allow you to use it for apps


    It's still handy for transferring photos and audio.
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    BranFlake5 , August 29, 2013 3:26 PM
    Can't wait for the Nexus 5, probably won't upgrade from my Nexus 4. I bought it only about 3 months ago, at first I was disappointed (about price drop) I didn't wait, then I was like, It was worth every penny I spent. At this price some people could get the whole family phones for the price of one ($200 vs $800)