Ever since it debuted in the fall, the Google Nexus 4 has been in very short supply. Those trying to get the signature Android smartphone have faced long waits. But it appears the situation is starting to improve though, at least a bit.
The online phone retailer Wirefly has T-Mobile’s version of this model with 16GB of storage in stock, and it’s available for $150. Getting the device at this price requires signing up for a two-year T-Mobile service contract, however.
One of the things that makes the Nexus 4 interesting to many people is that the price for it on the Google Play store starts at $300 without a contract. Wirefly’s non-contract price is quite a bit higher: $800. But there’s hope: Google is taking orders for this smartphone again. It doesn’t currently have it in stock, but says orders placed today will ship in 1 -2 weeks. That’s considerably less than many times in the past few months.
A version of the Nexus 4 with 8GB of storage is $300 from Google Play, while a 16GB one is $350. These prices do not require contracts, and the device is sold unlocked, with support for AT&T, T-Mobile, and other GSM carriers.
More About the Google Nexus 4
This handset built by LG sports a 4.7-inch display with a 1280 x 720 resolution.
The Nexus 4 has a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 2GB of RAM. It runs Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean), a new version of Goole’s operating system that brings new features, such as 360-degree panorama picture-taking capabilities and Gesture Typing, which lets users glide their finger over the letters they want to type on the keyboard.
The device features an 8 megapixel rear camera, as well as a 1.3 megapixel front-facing one.
For more on this smartphone, read our Google Nexus 4 review.