It’s good news all round this week if you’re a fan of Google’s Nexus products, or just high quality, low price tech in general. First, the new Nexus 7 tablet is available right now from Google Play in the UK, and second, the Nexus 4 smartphone has seen a considerable reduction in price.
We’ll start with the Nexus 4. The phone was released late last year, and has become a firm favourite thanks to its impressive specification and low price point. Buyers get a 4.7-inch, 720p screen, a quad-core processor, an 8-megapixel camera and the very latest version of Android without any third party user interface over the top. The price? A very reasonable £240 for the 8GB model, or £280 for the 16GB Nexus 4.
From today, those prices have been dropped to £160 and £200 respectively, and it’s difficult to think of an Android phone that’s a bigger bargain. No, it doesn’t have the latest specs, but the joy of using an clean version of Android, and receiving timely updates, makes it a phone that shouldn’t be ignored.
As for the Nexus 7, it was unveiled at the beginning of August, and improves on the first Nexus 7 in several key areas. The 7-inch screen now has a 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution, while the processor is a quad-core Snapdragon S4 with 2GB of RAM, plus there’s a 5-megapixel camera and Android 4.3 onboard.
It’s priced at £200 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model, or £240 for the 32GB version. If you don’t mind owning the older Nexus 7, the price has been reduced to £160 for the 8GB slate too.
If you want to grab the Nexus 4 or Nexus 7, we’d suggest not waiting around, as they’re all sure to sell out soon, whether they’re reduced or not.