If you are reading this, the chances are that you are one of those unlucky folks who missed out on the Nexus 4 sale in the Google Play store yesterday. The phone has been sold out in the US and Europe within minutes and there is no expected date for when inventory will be available once again.
For now, it looks like the only way to get the device is T-Mobile‘s store. And here you have two options. You can agree to sign a two year contract and purchase the Google Nexus 4 for $199, which is $150 cheaper than Google Play store wanted. This way you sure can save some money, but the downside is that you will be stuck with the carrier for two years.
The other option is to buy the Nexus 4 without contract at all, but the price is $150 higher that in Google Play store and you will have to pay $499. Either way you will get an identical model as the one sold by Google with absolutely no modifications that would prevent you from receiving timely Android updates.
Learn more about the Google Nexus 4
We have already introduced the Nexus 4 a couple of weeks ago, but let’s go over the specs again. The Google Nexus 4 sports a big 4.7-inch IPS Plus touch screen protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2, which has a 1280 x 768 pixel resolution with 320 ppi, and is crisp and detailed.
The heart of the device is a dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 processor with Adreno 320 for graphics together with 2 GB of RAM. The storage capacity is 16 GB and be careful, because there is no microSD card slot for memory expansion.
The Nexus 4 boasts an 8 megapixel rear camera with auto focus, back-side illuminated sensor with LED flash, digital zoom, image stabilization, 1080p video recording at 30 fps and really cool 360 degree panorama mode. The 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera captures video in 720p, which is enough for good quality video chatting.
The Nexus 4 runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, which is the newest version of the operating system. The new Android offers multiple user accounts improved camera features, Miracast TV mirroring, and more. One big advantage is that you get the system in its purest form without any modifications or applications added by third party.
The phone features, still not so common, wireless charging, so you do not need any cables to add juice to your device. The 2100 mAh battery should allow for up to 15 hours talk time and up to 390 hours standby time.
On board, the Nexus 4 also has Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 / 5 GHz) with Wi-Fi hotspot capability, Bluetooth, Micro USB 2.0 with USB On-The-Go, Mobility DisplayPort (MyDP), NFC, accelerometer, barometer, GPS, digital compass, SlimPort HDMI, gyroscope and DLNA.