Despite the fact that it was released months ago, those trying to get their hands on an unlocked, contract-free Nexus 4 are still having trouble. There's good news for those in the UK, though: The Nexus 4 is back in stock on the UK Google Play Store.
Pocket-lint reports that both the 8GB and the 16GB Nexus 4 are back in stock and on sale. The 8GB model (as usual) costs £239, while the 16GB model goes for a pricier (but still very affordable) £279. While it's still more than you'd pay for the phones in the United States ($299/£197 for the 8GB or $349/£230 for the 16GB), it's fairly cheap given the normal range for unlocked phones is so much higher (as much as £600). Current shipping time is 3-5 days, which is really nothing compared to the eight-week wait some users endured when the phone first launched.
Developed in collaboration with LG (a first for the South Korean company), the Nexus 4 packs a 4.7-inch 1280x768 IPS display (320 ppi), Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 CPU, 2GB of RAM, 8GB or 16GB of storage, an 8-megapixel camera (1.3-megapixel camera up front), a 2,100mAh Li-Polymer battery, NFC, and Android 4.2. Unfortunately, the phone doesn't have support for 4G LTE, nor does it allow for external storage via MicroSD, which means you're stuck with the capacity you choose at check out.
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Who cares, nexus 5 coming out going to be a mobile alienware boasting a 10k mah battery and will last an entire month on 1 charge....Reply
Is it just me or is this the just the latest in a whole page full of "meh" storiesReply
Jeff Bezos recovers engines from 3 miles under the sea used to send Apollo astronauts to the moon and this is the kind of dullness we see?
ang1dustWho cares, nexus 5 coming out going to be a mobile alienware boasting a 10k mah battery and will last an entire month on 1 charge....Reply
In October, and most people will probably be able to order it only by Christmas.
I don't know why it is so hard for phone manufacturers to design a phone with removable battery!!?? Some technology limited in 2012??!! Or Samsung patent the "removable battery" tech?Reply
AvusI don't know why it is so hard for phone manufacturers to design a phone with removable battery!!?? Some technology limited in 2012??!! Or Samsung patent the "removable battery" tech?Reply
I'm assuming it takes up more space, makes phone construction more complicated, and makes phones last longer (with longer upgrade cycles) when the battery can be easily replaced. Since the sales of the iPhone have shown that not everybody needs a removable battery, I guess Google and LG think the tradeoff is worth it.
I've had mine since early February. It's so friggin' fast compared to my old Nexus S. I'm not disappointed with it in the least.Reply
killerclickSince the sales of the iPhone have shown that not everybody needs a removable batteryThey have never been given the option, it is not the same as not needing it, if Apple had allowed user replaceable batteries you can be guaranteed that sales of iBatteries with a patented shape (to prevent 3rd party) would be the highest selling accessory and they would be "magical" and "innovative"Reply