Nexus 4 will be available in the UK 5PM local time

Google and LG's much sought-after Nexus 4 smartphone will be available again today in the UK at 5PM (GMT) in the Google Play store. We don't have any idea how many will be up for grabs and with the last sale as an indication, they are likely to sell out pretty fast.

The Nexus 4 is Google's latest Nexus smartphone and comes with a 4.7-inch (318 ppi) display with a resolution of 768 x 1280, a Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon chipset with a quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait CPU, 8/16 GB storage, 2 GB RAM, an 8-megapixel primary shooter on the back with 1080p video recording, a 1.3-megapixel front camera, a 2100mAh battery, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean (upgradable to 4.2.1). 

The device will be up for grabs at £239.00 for 8GB and £279.00 for 16GB.

Source: Engadget

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ManMountain said,
4-5 weeeks? It says "Estimated Ship: 1-2 weeks" on my Play order receipt.

I'm afraid I'd believe the website to be honest. Enjoy the phone when it arrives, I went for an S3 instead as I got tired of waiting. £200 plus £18 a month (2 year) on three with 300 mins, 2k texts and unlimited net.

ditoa said,
4-5 weeks delivery? haha no thanks Google. How can someone as big as Google **** this up badly?

That's because all the initial stock is sold out and it will take that long to get to your spot in the queue as demand is far outstripping supply. It's perfectly normal and you see it all the time with "hot" products. They haven't screwed anything up, clearly they haven't as there is far more people who want one than they can make at the moment.

hobsgrg said,

That's because all the initial stock is sold out and it will take that long to get to your spot in the queue as demand is far outstripping supply. It's perfectly normal and you see it all the time with "hot" products. They haven't screwed anything up, clearly they haven't as there is far more people who want one than they can make at the moment.

It has been years since I have seen a 4-5 week delay on even the most popular devices in history. When I says cocked up I am referring to Google not being about keep up with demand. To add insult to injury I was in a Carphone Warehouse on Sunday and that one store had 20 N4 in stock however they were £100 more than the Play store

ditoa said,

It has been years since I have seen a 4-5 week delay on even the most popular devices in history. When I says cocked up I am referring to Google not being about keep up with demand. To add insult to injury I was in a Carphone Warehouse on Sunday and that one store had 20 N4 in stock however they were £100 more than the Play store

Really? As there was a month long wait on the iPhone 5 for online orders when it first came out!!!

hobsgrg said,

Really? As there was a month long wait on the iPhone 5 for online orders when it first came out!!!

Online is convenient, but just about everybody orders online, so you sometimes have to compete.

I just walked into my local O2 store two days after it came out and got one.

Just got home from work, and was able to order a 16gb model. Did tell me 4-5weeks delivery time though. Ah well worth the wait

UK Store CeX will buy a 16GB Nexus 4 for £313, which is amusing considering you buy it for less from Google. However not a huge surprise considering it's hard to get.

jelli said,
Just ordered my 16GB, wonder how long it will take to receive it.

1 - 2 weeks according to Google. That could change though.

thealexweb said,

Some of it is justified due to VAT, but some of it is the usual markup we get

Yup. Though the positive is that it's still much cheaper than any other handset in the UK with the specs that it has.

thealexweb said,

Some of it is justified due to VAT, but some of it is the usual markup we get

Unlike the US the UK gets 2 years of warranty which needs to be factored into the prices. Putting a price on potential returns, replacements etc isn't exactly the easiest so most manufacturers err on the side of caution.

Hollow.Droid said,

Unlike the US the UK gets 2 years of warranty which needs to be factored into the prices. Putting a price on potential returns, replacements etc isn't exactly the easiest so most manufacturers err on the side of caution.

If the UK gets a 2 year warranty it's because the manufacturer/retailer chooses to offer it, there is no statutory 2 year minimum warranty in the UK.

boo_star said,

If the UK gets a 2 year warranty it's because the manufacturer/retailer chooses to offer it, there is no statutory 2 year minimum warranty in the UK.

There was an EU directive enforcing a minimum of two year warranties but it wasn't implemented in the UK

thealexweb said,

There was an EU directive enforcing a minimum of two year warranties but it wasn't implemented in the UK

Actually I'll think you'll find it is - it's part of European Consumer Law.

boo_star said,

If the UK gets a 2 year warranty it's because the manufacturer/retailer chooses to offer it, there is no statutory 2 year minimum warranty in the UK.

Apple have a pretty good summary of the relevant law:

http://www.apple.com/uk/legal/statutory-warranty/

The second year may only cover defects inherent to the device at delivery but it's a law and an additional cost that needs to be factored into the price by the retailer.

thealexweb said,

There was an EU directive enforcing a minimum of two year warranties but it wasn't implemented in the UK

I thought the UK gets a years warranty on all electrical devices minimum by law?

The Teej said,

Actually I'll think you'll find it is - it's part of European Consumer Law.

SoGA supercedes the EU law.

It still doesn't give a 2 year warranty.