Google Nexus 4 price slashed in the UK, Europe and US

Google has cut the price of the Nexus 4 smartphone by up to $100 in the U.S. and also knocked a chunk off for U.K. buyers, if you buy it on the Play Store.

The 8 GB U.K. version can now be purchased for £159 unlocked, or $199 in the U.S., and the 16GB version now costs $249 or £199 in the U.K.

The Nexus 4, which was launched in November 2012, comes with an Android 'Vanilla' experience, shipping with no skins or fluff that you might expect from a carrier. It didn't have an easy start either, suffering shipping issues after the first two months of release; and to top it off some users then started experiencing issues that in some cases 'bricked' the device when updating to Android 4.3, which started rolling out at the end of July.

The Nexus 4 features a 4.7-inch 1280 x 768 IPS display (320ppi), a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB Of RAM, a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera, 8 megapixel rear camera, up to 16GB of storage, NFC, Bluetooth, and wireless charging via Google's new Wireless Charging Orb. The back is made of glass and features a sparkly pattern underneath the surface. 

If you're interested in picking up one of these, you can order it here on the Google Play Store.

Update: Thanks to our readers, we can also confirm that the Nexus 4 is also on sale for €199 (8 GB) or €249 (16 GB) in some parts of Europe, including Germany.

Source: Digital Spy | Image: Google

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The Best Phone I ever had, we have 3 of them.

Fully integrated with Google plus, can store hundreds of gigabits of photos on the cloud and appear as local in the Gallery

Superior CPU and GPU, 3D gaming has never been better.

Very fast web browser.
tons of apps, and everything is getting integrated with everything.

Everything is just responsive, period!

All for 199$, wow, just wow, it looks like someone is going to war with Apple and Microsoft, and even Samsung

I have been wondering, what's the best way to buy nexus 4 If you are not a resident and will be staying for a week or so in USA?

Do you have a friend in USA? Just order one and have it sent to your friend, so by the time you arrive to your friend's house, you will have it.

use myus.com
It's a service that will give you a shipping adress in the us. SHip the phone there and they will send you the phone from there. Use proxy to get on the american google play site.

Thank you for your suggestions. I have many friends in USA but unfortunately none where I'm going. As for myus.com service, it sounds really good. I will look for more details about its reliability and cost, but it seems like a very good plan already. Thank you all again.

Recently got a Nexus 4 and its one of the nicest phones I have ever owned without question. However one tip for any would be customers.. BUY A CASE FOR IT. With the smooth glass back and front it seems to have a death wish on any type of polished surface and in the space of about 4 weeks since I got it, mine has hit the deck more times than I would like to admit. Need to get a case sorted for mine ASAP before I damage it :-/

I don't get why it is so easy to drop a glass covered phone. I had iPhone 4 since Day 1 of its release, and I have never dropped iPhone 4 once, and it is still rock solid and performing....On the other hand, I find iPhone 5's build quality...somewhat inferior to iPhone 4. In the same logic, I would think Nexus 4 to be bad ass.. in terms of build quality, and not so easily dropped to the floor.

ThunderRiver said,
I don't get why it is so easy to drop a glass covered phone. I had iPhone 4 since Day 1 of its release, and I have never dropped iPhone 4 once, and it is still rock solid and performing....On the other hand, I find iPhone 5's build quality...somewhat inferior to iPhone 4. In the same logic, I would think Nexus 4 to be bad ass.. in terms of build quality, and not so easily dropped to the floor.

Thats the stupid thing - I have an iPhone 4 as my work phone. Admittedly it does live in a case now, but it didn't for the first few months I owned it and I never dropped it. And similarly other phones I've owned, I've always managed to keep in excellent condition over their entire life, rarely ever dropping them!

Whaaaaat!!!!!!! Literally just bought my wife this phone (I have it too) a few days ago.. Now it goes nearly half price! always happens to me

This would have been my current phone... But so ****ed at Sprint for not carrying (some variation) of it... Oh well, maybe its for the better anyway

Why is it that I see LG doing really well in smartphones in near future. They're gonna keep their margins low and give the competitors a run for their money.

I thought about the same, but at the same time, I try to come up with excuses not to spend the money. Well, LTE is reasonable enough to keep money in my wallet.

Not available in my region . Hell I want to upgrade from my BB 9870!!!

If someone found a link to eBay, Amazon or other US-courier purchasable site, please let me know... I'd appreciate that a lot! Thanks!!!!

use myus.com
It's a service that will give you a shipping adress in the us. SHip the phone there and they will send you the phone from there. Use proxy to get on the american google play site.

Thanks a lot for providing me the site! Fortunately I have a courier. Everything I needed was to throw Hotspotshield since some proxies weren't working and make the purchase!

Finally.... So excited!!!!!!

YESSSS!!!!!!

sanctified said,
I am in a dilemma. The Nexus price has been slashed on Mexico too, but also HTC did the same with the HTC One X.

One X is older.

DomZ said,
As a Nexus 4 owner, I imagine the One X has a better camera - the one on the Nexus is pretty poor

This. One of the reasons I ditched mine, as well as the battery life. But I paid £239 for mine so, at £159 id prob be more forgiving!

DomZ said,
As a Nexus 4 owner, I imagine the One X has a better camera - the one on the Nexus is pretty poor

I wouldn't call the camera poor by any means. The Moto X takes horrible pictures compared to the Nexus 4. The HTC One (not the One X) takes horrible daytime pictures. The Nexus 4 does a much better job with daytime pictures.

The 8gb Nexus 4 really is a great deal at that price. Sure the storage space is small, however for someone like my mum that would be perfect and a great upgrade from her HTC Wildfire S.

The Wildfire S was around the same price a year and a half ago, with specs that are nothing in comparison.

-adrian- said,
An android phone is never a good update for mature women

How so? she's had no trouble using her existing Android, her only complaint is the screen is a bit too small.