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Google Nexus 4 now cheaper

technologyEdward KiledjianComment

The Nexus 4 is now $100 cheaper (globally). In Canada (and the US) you can pickup an 8GB Nexus 4 for $199 a 16GB version is now $249.

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With this type of a discount, its clear Google is attempting to clear inventory before the release of a successor (which we expect sometime in October or November). If you don't need 4G (LTE) speed then this is a fantastic deal for an unlocked phone.  

Comparing the Nexus 4 to the Nexus 5

Based on the rumors I am hearing, the next version of a Nexus phone may have a bigger higher resolution screen but the quality difference will be more of a technical win than a practical one. The Nexus 4's screen is so good any upgrade wouldn't be noticeable to average Joe.

We expect a slight bump in processor speed but considering the Nexus 4 has a quad-core processor, improvements will be incremental and not revolutionary.

We expect the Nexus 5 to have significantly improved GPU performance for better gaming performance. Which could be good but maybe not enough to justify changing a phone.

We expect the Nexus 5 to have LTE. If you need LTE then the NExus 5 may be better but for most users, good 3G performance is perfectly acceptable.

Verdict

If you need a new unlocked phone then this is a fantastic deal for an unlocked phone.I say get it while its available.

Google Play Tweeted and France is now getting the $100 off special price also.