The Nexus 4 is finally in stock at multiple retailers, which means there is enough stock for the first Nexus 4 deal we’ve seen since the pure Google Android smartphone launched late last year.
Shoppers can pick up the T-Mobile Nexus 4 for $84.99 from LetsTalk, a reseller who is cutting the cost of the T-Mobile Nexus 4 by $115 on contract.
This is cheaper than the Nexus 4 on the Google Play Store which is $299 for an 8GB version and $349 for a 16GB version, and by far the cheapest up front price for a Nexus 4 we’ve seen.
In addition to signing a contract with T-Mobile to get the Nexus 4 so cheap, there is a catch with Lets Talk that shoppers need to be aware of. On top of any T-Mobile ETF, Lets Talk will charge shoppers a $250 ETF if they cancel T-Mobile service within 180 days of purchasing the Nexus 4. This is quite a large fee for a $115 discount on the Nexus 4, so shoppers who can’t commit to at least a 6-month T-Mobile contract should skip on this deal.
After a rocky launch, the Nexus 4 is in stock at most stores, including at T-Mobile stores and online.
The Nexus 4 features a 4.7-inch 720 P HD display, an 8MP rear facing camera and a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor. The Nexus 4 does not connect to 4G LTE, but it can connect to HSPA+ 42 for speedy downloads on T-Mobile. Inside the Nexus 4 features Jelly Bean (Android 4.2), the latest version of Android and the promise of swift updates to future versions as a Nexus device. We expect Android 4.2.2 later this month and Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie in May or shortly after.
Gotta Be Mobile continually ranks the Nexus 4 as one of the Best Smartphones available. Shoppers who are willing to pay more up front can buy the Nexus 4 from Google Play starting at $299 and use it on a prepaid carrier like Red Pocket Mobile or T-Mobile’s pre-paid plans at a cheaper monthly cost.