Google’s latest phone, the Nexus 4 sold out within minutes of going on sale. A moment later again appeared to be in stock and available. We decided to check this out. Once we added the phone to the card, and attempted to process the checkout, a message suddenly popped up: “Due to high demand, your order could not be processed. Please try again later.” We don’t know if what kind of game is that and when we should try again but good luck to all of you having the phone in cart and trying to complete checkout.
This happened before with Nexus 4…
This happened before already, when the Nexus 4 for a first time showed up at Google Play Store. An hour later for the next two weeks the phone has been unavailable at Google Play Store. Those who missed their chance two weeks ago and today and are desperate to get the Nexus 4 now, could pick up their handset at T-Mobile. The nation’s fourth largest carrier is offering the handset for $199.99 with a 2-year service agreement or for $499.99 off contract, and as a bonus throws in free SIM activation, so you can save extra $35.
Still the price is rather high, and since it comes with a contract that would tie the customer to the carrier for the next 24 months, many decided to wait and see what happens at Google Play Store. The $299 price tag for 8GB version and $349 for 16GB attached to the unlocked, contract free Nexus 4 seemed like a nice incentive.
It seems that those who decided to wait were right. Earlier today, Google sent emails to its customers on their Nexus 4 watch list that the handset will be back on sale today. And it is indeed. Or rather was. The history likes to repeat itself, and today the Nexus 4 sold out in about 20 minutes, again. The lucky ones are now waiting for their handsets, but for sure there are many who furiously tap the refresh button not quite believing that the 8 GB and 16 GB Nexus 4 are really gone. Once again the only option is T-Mobile and third party vendors that ask about $480 for the phone, depending on where you want to purchase the device.
As you can see, it is not easy to get your hands on the Android flagship phone, but the Google Nexus 4 by LG is totally worth the trouble. It comes with a 4.7-inch True HD IPS+ Corning Gorilla Glass 2 screen with a 1280 x 768 pixel resolution at amazing 320 ppi. The Nexus 4’s cutting-edge quad-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, together with 2 GB of RAM and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, which is the latest and fastest version of the operating system allow you to zip around the Web, experience rich 3D graphics and gameplay, and effortlessly switch between multiple apps.
The device packs a high-performance 8 megapixel camera and takes stunning Photo Sphere images, letting you capture every detail of the world around you. The camera is capable of recording HD 1080p video and features continuous focus, real-time zoom, and time lapse mode. There is also a 1.3 megapixel camera on the front for video chatting.
Since it is a phone made by Google it comes with all the Google goodies, like Gmail, Google Voice Search, Google Now, and Google Play with thousands of apps at your fingertips. You will have plenty of space since the handset offers you 8 GB or 16 GB of built-in memory. Other features include NFC, gesture typing, conference calling and more.