Nexus 4 drops in price to £160, as new Nexus 7 tablet hits Google Play

LG Nexus 4It’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.

About Andrew Boxall

Andy's fascination with mobile tech began in the 90s, at a time when SMS messages were considered cutting edge, but it would be at least a decade before he would put finger-to-keyboard as a freelance tech writer. In the interim he wrote about travel, formulated strong opinions about films and drove a series of audacious cars