Oct 29 AT 11:23 AM Taylor Wimberly 58 Comments

Unlocked Nexus 4 on sale Nov. 13th for $299 in Play Store


Update: Pricing is 8GB for $299; 16GB for $349

LG just announced the Nexus 4, maybe by accident(?), and we might have finally learned the launch details surrounding Google’s highly anticipated smartphone. These details are subject to change, but LG says the Nexus 4 will be sold on November 13th in the Google Play Store. The device is unlocked and GSM/HSPA+ compatible so it will operate on more than 200 network providers worldwide. It will be available in 8 GB and 16 GB versions, but no pricing was announced.

The Nexus 4 will be sold online in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Spain and Australia. Offline availability in Europe, Central/South Americas, Asia, CIS and the Middle East will begin from the end of November.

“This is the first time we collaborated with LG to build a Nexus device,” said Andy Rubin, Senior Vice President of Mobile and Digital Content at Google. “They brought an extraordinary amount of talent to the project, and the result is a feature-packed device that feels great in your hand, and blazingly fast under the hood.”

Now that we have a launch date, the only unknown is the final retail pricing. The current Samsung Galaxy Nexus is selling for $349, and we hope Google can go that low for the 8 GB version of the Nexus 4. Other rumors have suggested the Nexus 4 might start at $399, so we will have to wait and see.

What would you be willing to pay for the unlocked Nexus 4?

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  • AChackes

    Nexus 4: 8GB for $299; 16GB for $349; available unlocked and without a contract on 11/13 on the Google Play store in U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain and Canada. The 16GB version will also be available through T-Mobile for $199, with a 2-year contract


    • GrendelJapan

      Wow, pretty nice. Great of contract pricing. Looks like I’m getting a new phone (and a new tablet too).

    • stenzor

      That price point is amazing. I can see why they tried to save every penny on things like storage. I’ll wait for the first few reviews and then probably buy it!

    • Arooj Butt

      im willing to buy it but i need to know if its going to work for wind

  • Yonas Farah

    Sorry LG,I’m waiting for a 1080p Nexus phone :)

    • Nate B.

      Another year…but then when that is short of something why will you do then? Waiting to root the butterfly from HTC?

  • heat361

    Goodbye apple hope you RIP

  • http://www.jaxidian.org/update/ jaxidian

    Holy crap, $300????? Wow!

    • £

      You get what you pay for. Cheap phone, cheap price. No LTE.
      Crap phone and looks like a brick. Pathetic.

  • halo0

    $399 will be an instant purchase. Any more and I’ll have to wait a few minutes. ;)

    • tmoore4075

      So $350 is a slam dunk for you then huh?

      • halo0

        Haha yeah. $299 even moreso. I don’t really need the extra 8GB.

  • veracu

    wow, i have to admit i’m surprised the phone is that affordable.

  • tmoore4075

    350 for a 16gb one? That’s awesome.

  • halo0

    Wow, just saw the pricing! Awesome! And is data free on the N7 HSPA? Why no monthly pricing listed?

    • NamelessTed

      HSPA service is dependent on who you use. I believe it is compatibly with over 200 different GSM providers all across the globe. They all charge slightly different rates so it doesn’t make sense for Google to tell you those costs.

  • Reuben Daniel DeVries

    Is there an SD card expansion on this model… That’s the only thing I didn’t like with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus… I am debating between the nexus and the note 2 but I need sd card expansion.

    • swazedahustla

      No SD card, only 8B and 16GB versions…..#FAIL

  • Ardrid

    Holy shit! Google is coming out swinging today! Sign me up for one 16GB please.

  • Alexander drzfr3shboialex

    Freaking amazing, can’t wait!!! But no 32gb :/

  • halo0

    The only question left is: where is the pre-order page? :)

  • jenskristian

    I wish I could get it for $349 in Norway…

  • Moon

    According to Paul O’Brien of Modaco the storage options are 16gb and 32gb…. is this correct?? See Link Below!!


    • tara

      32 for the nexus 10. the actual phone only has 8 & 16gb options.

  • tmoore4075

    T-Mobile will be offering this they just posted on Facebook. Wonder if it will be pure Nexus or Verizon-type Nexus. If it’s pure Nexus then being locked to T-Mobile isn’t bad for me. No bloatware please.

  • uknowme

    Wow! Let me say that again, WOW!

  • MrQuestion

    $/€350,- is a steal, even if that means you have to make do with just 16GB. I’m willing to make more use of the cloud, since that phone is so much bang for your buck.

  • iamXiV92a

    Going on sale 2 days after my birthday – Happy Birthday to me!! \(^_^)/

  • Mattias
  • Mix

    I am not going to lie, I am butt hurt over the 16gb of max storage available but if this phone is $350 for 16gb I will have to bite the bullet and go for it but I would rather pay more and get a 32gb version.

    Then again I have my iPod for music so I might just be ok.

  • co.ag.2005

    I’m still nervous about LG’s hardware issues in the past, but I’m really looking forward to this NOT being a SAMOLED screen. I like to see my phone screens outside!

    • Anthony E

      Honest question here: Have you ever used a Super AMOLED screen? You can see them just fine outside. Or, maybe the sun shines differently here in Canada.

      • co.ag.2005

        nope. But every other iteration of the OLED screen I have tried in the past has sucked outside. Plus, Samsung’s screen tech isn’t the only reason why I have now ditched Samsung phones.

  • http://www.mikeytusa.com mikeytusa

    So what about Verizon? Is there going to be a CDMA version of this phone?

    • Dave Kratter

      Google said GSM/HSPA+, which means no Verizon, no Sprint, no LTE.

  • Dave Clary

    Just feeling the tiniest twinge of remorse after shelling out $650 for a Note II–that’s a lot of bang for the buck. I am, however, loving my 5.5″ screen, and the 64gb SD card. This should do well.

  • jamal adam

    Oh Lawd!! Have Mercy!! $299 is Heavenly.

  • ChrisLH

    Yeah, I was initially concerned about the low storage, but to be honest at these prices that is still a hell of a deal. That said, it would be nice if they would offer an option for 32 GB.

    This is basically an FU to Verizon…which isn’t a bad thing honestly. The issue is that Nexus sales are typically a very small percentage, so I’m not sure the point is going to be all that effective.

  • yankeesusa

    The no sd card and low storage is not good but at these prices a lot of people can get it and not renew their contracts and this way jump around to the best company in their area. This is going to sell like hot cakes. I’m still getting the note 2 but this will put pressure on cell companies to lower the prices on their subsidized devices, at least you hope it does.

  • Riccardo

    The UK prices are £239 for 8GB and £279 for 16GB, which is seriously competitive pricing!


    Considering I bought my Samsung Galaxy Nexus for £500 less than a year ago, I’m seriously impressed with the pricing. I can’t resist the upgrade. :)

  • Anthony E

    I hope they announce a 32 gb model for the phone by the launch date. I hate not having enough space for my music on my Nexus S.

  • James W.

    I was considering buying the Nexus 4, Note 2, Lumia 920, or Xperia T unlocked. At this price its not even a debate. Nexus 4 all the way! My only concern is storage and build quality. The price makes it a safe bet. Can’t wait to get mine.

    • iamtpb

      Best Hardware running Stock Android ! Dream Device ..Wireless Charging was a great Surprise too !!!!

      I don’t give a $#!t for the storage !!!! 16GB is enough , we are anyways moving to a cloud centric world !

      Great Price !! I am Amazed at how Google manages pull it off ?!!

  • inviolable

    $349?? Yea I’m selling my phone.

  • RAJordao

    Im brazilian and i’ll be in the US till 16th of november.

    I need to buy an unlocked nexus 4.

    Does anyone knows if Play Store accepts credit card from other country? Does anyone knows if the phone, unlocked, will be available at any physical store??

  • saul3

    Yeah the 300 dollar price tag is mindblowing. And this is a quadcore device for only 300 dollars unlocked and unsubsidized.

    But the only the price and let alone this is mindblowing. Updates, not so much

  • davehomeless

    google just killed the resale value of all T-mobile Phones

  • Nathan D.

    Flagship phone for just 350 for 16gb is awesome. This is why I love Google.

  • Connor

    Oh thank god! That is really good! I wasn’t going to spend more than £300 so this is my Christmas sorted :D

  • stupid move

    stupid no LTE, way to move backwards

  • apo

    Guys what time do I have to wake up to order it on Nov 13th? I live in France.
    I’m really affraid the same thing as for the Galaxy Nexus will happen with this, or even worse.. stocks going off so quickly.

  • mmmm

    Why u freaks need more than 16 gb?? my laptop had 20 gb and it was enough! it is a phone, not your movies storage.

  • Mike C.

    With only 16GB I will pass. It did look like a really nice device, but 32GB is the absolute minimum for me.

    • bmd

      Why the hell do you need 32gb on a phone? Do you use a phone as your primary computing device? You clown

  • PH

    In Oz AU$349 for 8GB and probably delivery on top of that.

    Jeez Google you ripped us off with the N7 and now you do it again.

    Plus gains with the exchange rate.

    You are losing my respect.

  • James

    If Apple had released an off contract phone at that price with limited storage, that screen, and no LTE they would get SLAMMED on this site. I understand the appeal of the stock android platform, and tweakability (is that a word?) of the handset, but yeah, any other OS on this phone and you guys are crushing it before release.

  • Ben

    Would someone tell me why the price is so low for such a high end phone?

  • Arooj Butt

    hey i was wondering if i could use the unlocked nexus 4 for wind?