Google Baits Potential Nexus 4 Buyers with $100 Price Cut, But Should You Bite?

Paul Lilly

Nexus 4 now starts at just $199 outright

Power users will find it a little late in the game to consider a Nexus 4 , but if you're still interested in Google's last generation smartphone with stock Android installed, today's a good day to pull the trigger. That's because Google just chopped $100 off the price through the Google Play Store, knocking the Nexus 4 8GB down to $199 and the 16GB model to $249.

That puts the phone on par with subsidized pricing for competing devices, only in this instance, you own the phone outright. Cost has always been one of the draws of the Nexus 4, and now it's even more tempting, though you have to wonder if there's something bigger and better on the horizon.

Certainly at this point the Nexus 4 could benefit from an upgrade. The current version lacks 4G LTE support and it doesn't have a microSD card slot, two glaring weak points on an otherwise well equipped smartphone. What it does have is a 4.7-inch Corning Gorilla Glass IPS display with a 1280x768 resolution, 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

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