Everything you need to know about buying the LG Nexus 4 in India
The LG Nexus 4 is arguably one of the best Android smartphones available. Not because of an exceptional build quality, or the best specifications (compared to the current crop of 2013 flagships), but because of how Google managed to offer a high-end device at an exceptionally low price. Google recently slashed the price of its 2012 flagship by up to 25%, which, some rumors suggest, is indicative of the imminent arrival of the next Nexus smartphone.
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Unfortunately, that price cut hasn’t featured in the Indian market. Most telling is the fact that the device is known as the LG Nexus 4 in India (as opposed to Google Nexus 4) because it was LG that officially launched the smartphone earlier this year, and the fact that the device isn’t available directly from the Indian Google Play Store. Coupled with current exchange rate issues and import duties, the LG Nexus 4 is a lot more expensive in India than in the US, where the device now costs $249 for the 16GB version, or approximately Rs 16,000.
That being said, even at its higher price, the LG Nexus 4 is significantly cheaper than most other high-end smartphones available in the Indian market, and features a price point that you would see with mid-range Android smartphones. Considering the fact that the Nexus 4 is still one of the most sought after smartphones in India, we thought it a good idea to offer a quick guide on the best places to order/pick up the smartphone, along with the current price points and deals. Let’s take a look –
|Store||Internal Storage||Price (in Rs)||Special Offers|
|Tradus||16GB||24,899 onwards||Use Gv Code "MOBILE6" to get Extra 6% Off. Maximum of Rs 2000|
|Flipkart||16GB||24,299||Blaupunkt BT HS 112 In-the-ear Headset worth Rs 1192|
Apart from the above online store options, you can also pick up the LG Nexus 4 from numerous electronic stores and LG retail stores around the country, which will likely feature a price tag of Rs 25,999 (MRP). You can find the complete list, based on your location, here.
As a reminder, here are the specifications of the LG Nexus 4 –
- 4.7-inch IPS display with 1280 x 768 resolution (318 ppi)
- 1.5 Ghz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor
- Adreno 320 GPU
- 2GB RAM
- 8/16 GB internal storage, no microSD expansion
- 8MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera
- 2,100 mAh battery
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean (immediately upgradeable to Android 4.3)
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If you’re unsure of whether the LG Nexus 4 is the right device for you, check out our detailed review, and how the smartphone stacks up against some of the other popular smartphones currently available in the Indian market. It’ll also help to keep in mind that the Nexus 4 is still at least Rs 10,000 cheaper than all other high-end smartphones from international OEMs.
What are your thoughts? Will you be picking up the LG Nexus 4? Let us know in the comments section below.