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Google’s Nexus 4 now costs as much off contract as most top phones cost on contract

Published Aug 28th, 2013 7:55AM EDT

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For Android fans looking for a solid phone and who don’t care about having cutting-edge specs or fast data speeds, the Nexus 4 is now unquestionably the best option out there. Google on Tuesday night slashed the price of its 8GB Nexus 4 by 33% to $199 without any subsidies or contract required. In other words, you can now buy a Nexus 4 with no contract for the same price as an iPhone 5, Galaxy S4 or HTC One with a two-year contract. Google’s 16GB Nexus 4 also received a substantial price cut from $349 to $249. The Nexus 4 features solid specs that include a 4.7-inch WXGA display (320 ppi), a Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, an 8-megapixel camera, 2GB of RAM, a microSD slot, a 2,100 mAh battery and stock Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

Zach Epstein
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Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.