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Why Nexus 5 Won’t Push LG Nexus 4 Price Down

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The falling rupee will have a bad effect on handset costs over in India. This is thanks to the fact that they import handsets from abroad. The rupee is getting closer to 70 and so it will negate the price advantage when purchasing handsets in the US, where they are usually cheaper.

The LG Nexus 4 has come down to Rs 14,000, or $199. So the device is able to undercut the majority of high end competition. Both types of the LG Nexus 4 have enjoyed a price drop in the Google Play Store of around $100. The 16GB is available for Rs 17,500, which is $249.

Some people may bypass the LG Nexus 4 if they see handsets with displays of 1080p. But there is no getting away from the fact that the handset has specs that are superb, plus it runs on pure Android. It also comes with a price tag that is low and it also have superb support.

The LG Nexus 4 came out in India earlier in the year; it was Rs 25,999 for the 16GB version. Of course Google do subsidise the cost as they get returns from content sold in the Google Play Store. The cost of the device may not change except for on the grey market.

People in India may look for cheaper deals and when it comes to phones this is a big draw. It offers people the chances to get a phone cheaper than official prices, which have been sourced from overseas.

We did wonder if the LG Nexus 4 would be in this pattern and so we asked our sources if there would be a price drop. They said that this wouldn’t happen. Retailers are aware of a price cut, however the rupee is dropping and so savings will not be passed to customers over in India. The LG Nexus 4 comes in at Rs 23,500 and the price has not altered for some time. If the rupee starts to recover then the cost could come down. So you may want to hang on before rushing out to get a new handset.

Alex customizes his cars and smartphones like its going out of fashion. Jumping between Korean and American, not only does Alex provide in-depth reviews but he usually hangs on to the models for some “real world testing” weeks at a time.