The Google Nexus 4 was very successful following it’s launch last fall and it was very appealing to the buyers that were hesitant to drop significantly more money for a similar device. The device could also come without a two-year contract, which was another great selling point.
Now, with the rumors of an iPhone 5s coming soon quickly heating up, the Nexus 4 has dropped it’s price once again.
The Nexus 4 now costs $200 for the 8 GB model and $250 for the 16 GB model–a $100 price reduction from before. Those prices aren’t incredible if you’re used to buying your phones through major wireless carriers at subsidized prices, but compared to most unlocked phones, the Nexus 4 is cheap. And it’s a decent phone, running the latest version of Google’s Android operating system.
Buying the phone unlocked means you can bring it to certain wireless carriers in the United States and save a lot of money on service. For example, with T-Mobile you can pay as little as $50 per month if you bring your own phone. Or, you can get a SIM card from Straight Talk and pay $45 per month for service. An unlocked phone also allows you to travel overseas and take advantage of lower service prices from local carriers.
As Time.com points out, the only knock on the Nexus 4 is that the data is much slower than your average device due to the fact that it does not support 4G LTE service, which is as fast as it gets with a mobile device.
While the iPhone 5s release could contribute to the drop in price for the Nexus 4, it is also rumored that the Nexus 5 could be coming very soon.