One of the main reasons why the LG Nexus 4 has been as popular as it has been, is the price tag. When you order the handset from the Google Play Store you will get your hands on a top of the range device, for just about what people pay for a phone that is subsidised with a contract of two years. However what if it came with a normal price tag and had to depend on its specs alone?
LG Nexus 4: low price is a major draw but not the only one
Over in Denmark there is just one carrier offering the device and it costs twice the amount you can get it for from Google. In the US you can get it from T-Mobile at $199 with a two year contract when in fact other devices which would only cost $300 retail would go for free with a contract. Over in Asia in places like Malaysia and Singapore, you are looking at paying around RM2,000 for one, which works out to around $650.
And despite the bigger price tag, it isn’t any easier to get your hands on an LG Nexus 4 as their inventory continues to clear out at an accelerated pace.
Of course this isn’t the only time and place where we have heard about this happening. Google have managed to create a scenario that is unique, thanks to the fact that it is cheaper to purchase a phone outright, without contract. This is something that is totally different and which has never happened before. Of course it makes it worse that carriers have not adjusted the subsidy model so as to suit the price tag of the device. Or it could be that LG have been taking advantage of those who cannot buy the device from the Google Play Store?
Whatever it may be, even with a price tag that is closer to the likes of the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3, the LG Nexus 4 is still highly sought after.