Nexus 4 back in stock at the Google Play Store

The Nexus 4 is back in stock. Ready for purchase. Get your credit cards ready. Not only can you pick up this rare diamond of an Android smartphone right now from the Google Play Store, but the listing says handsets are shipping in one to two weeks. That’s not one to two months, people. That’s seven to fourteen days.

I shouldn’t have to tell you to act quick. Fingers are crossed that this time Google has plenty of back stock to meet the remaining demand, but don’t sleep on clicking the “Add to Cart” button. $299 gets you the 8GB version of the phone right now.

(For our German readers, note that the 8GB and 16GB Nexus 4 are also back in stock for that region. We don’t want to get too ahead of ourselves, but it sounds like Google might finally be prepared to meet global demand for the phone at a much larger scale.)

[via DroidDog]

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  • TheBlueF0x

    Got one! Good-bye wretched Verizon! Good-bye!

    • munz19

      Who’d you go with? Thinking of going to a month to month plan myself.

      • Chris Chavez

        I just switched to StraightTalk last night. It’s awesome with AT&T :)

        • NYCHitman1

          How does it work? (Straight Talk)

          • dreadnatty08

            Your SIM comes through Wal-Mart. Give it a google search.
            I’m really considering it when our contract is up later this year through Verizon.

          • Chris Carter

            I use the Straight Talk SIM for my Nexus 7 and the T-Mobile $30 plan for my phone. I ordered the Nexus 4 today and will switch SIMs out. My data with both devices moves almost at the speed of thought but AT&T has more towers and I’d rather have reliable phone service. I was 3 days in an area without a T-Mobile signal a few months ago and since I’m planning on being back in that area in a few months, using the Straight Talk SIM was a no brainer for me. Total cost for service for 2 devices, $75.

          • rustygh

            Yup walmart just go pick it up in hand active that day!

          • Thi Huynh

            Straight Talk AT&T SIM is out of stock currently but the process is buy the micro SIM (compatible with 850 and 1900 MHz – AT&T frequencies) and once you get it in the mail, go online to activate it (either new number or port you existing number) and done. Auto-refill via credit card is $45+tax per 30 days. Via EBay is about $39 per 30 days.

        • Keith

          I have had the same plan for about a week now. I switched from T-mobile prepaid, any time I was in a building my T-mobile connection would drop to Edge. Inside the same places I still have HSPA on AT&T. Only thing is I heard AT&T is strict with the data on StraightTalk.

        • bmg314

          I really wondered if their speed and coverage were the same as being an actual at&t customer… So please let us know, yeah?

          • rustygh

            My dad was on at$t and I switched him to the straight talk on his iPhone 3gs and its actually better speeds!

        • NIGHTSCOUT

          Nexus 4 works on Straight talk?

        • dre2phresh

          StraightTalk was cool until they started throttling my data. I get throttled before I hit 2gb using AT&T sim. With no warning at that! This will be last month on them! I’m moving to T-Mobile to experience unlimited bliss!

          • Keith

            From what I’ve seen on forums the guys using the T-mobile StraightTalk SIM use a lot of data with no throttling. You just have to trim down the SIM card.

      • ratnok

        I’m on T-Mobile- they have no data caps, and I got a 2-line plan for $120 a month (unlimited EVERYTHING). With the Nexus 4’s free wifi hotspot, i was able to cancel my internet cable (CenturyLink) and save $840 a year. T-Mobile sucks in rural areas and in the mountains, so if you spend a lot of time in those areas, I’d find some other carrier. I never understood the value of having 4G with a 2gb per month data cap…

        • Keith

          2GB might not work for you but most people don’t use more data then that.

          • ratnok

            True. But then what’s the point of LTE speeds?

          • Keith

            It’s faster, but doesn’t mean you have to use more of it. I’m still going to use the same data but it will just be quicker with LTE then it would be on 3G.

          • ratnok

            I guess that’s fine if all you do is surf the web and use Facebook. I view a lot of HD video, download books, upload photos,use Google Music to store and play my album collection, download new apps, use the free wifi hotspot when I’m away from home/office. Plus,I love saving $840 on cable internet.

            To me, that’s the value of 4G speeds. That’s also why Verizon and ATT have data caps- you can’t do a LOT of what I just mentioned.

            To each their own! Android covers all people -from casual users to power users. There is a phone for everyone, and that’s why I can’t switch.

          • Donanfer Montoya

            Dude! $70 a month for cable internet is crazy expensive. I pay $29.99 from Time Warner for 10Mbps down.

          • Keith

            Yeah sometimes internet prices suck. I’ve moved around a lot since I used to be in the military and love to travel. I’ve seen prices and quality all over the place. I just moved to Seattle and the lowest internet I’ve found was clearwire $35 and that’s only 1.5Mbps down. If I want anything decent it’s going to be around $50 a month.

          • Sean

            Are you paying all the crap fees for equipment rental too? I’m on the same plan but 8 dollars for the stupid wifi modem

          • malcmilli

            Value of 4g speeds isnt just for those who spend 8 hours a day out in the wild. Those who who might work in an office and only spend an hour or so off of wifi on the average work day but prefer to use that time for streaming youtube or hbogo or downloading videos from their dropbox to their phone instead of buffering during their entire break appreciate good speeds as much as anyone.

          • Sean

            question, how’s it that you have free hotspot? I was going that and then TMO cut it off and texted me about adding it to my plan.

          • rustygh

            Right when I’m at Starbucks and we go to stream a YouTube I click to lte and then everyone is like how do you get that with no pauses. Haha
            Starbucks really throttles their wifi. …but hey these guys with 3G can use tubeGod and download the video then watch it with no buffering. ツ

        • rustygh

          I go with Verizon unlimited w/ 8GB. Super smooth & fast. Team up and get a family plan helps the cost some and the new plans include mobile hotspot. I pay around $90

      • TheBlueF0x

        I’m going to go with Straight Talk on AT&Ts network, and if that doesn’t work out, then I may just head on to AT&T without a contract.

    • supremekizzle

      I hope that Verizon sees a STEEP decline in customers with the continued availability of this phone. Myself included : )

      • TheBlueF0x

        As do I. Especially given the way they botched up the Galaxy Nexus.

  • Jack Parker

    Not showing up in the UK :(

  • james ortiz

    and it’s gone!

    • ratnok

      No it’s not. At least not on Google Play US.

  • Jason Asianface

    Got one!! wow that’s crazy :D

  • ratnok

    Get one- you won’t be disappointed. Android 4.2.1, free wifi hotspot, fastest updates in the industry, no bloatware, super premium build quality,buttery smooth UI, awesome gaming performance, fast HSPA+ 42 speeds, and if you’re on T-Mobile you’ll be able to activate LTE once they launch.

    Just make sure you get a case. Or be EXTRA, EXTRA careful with it. Glass breaks.

    • not_brooks

      Wait, why do you have to be “EXTRA, EXTRA careful” with something that is made with “super premium build quality”?

      • Chris Chavez

        Premium materials, but they’re extremely fragile?

        • ratnok

          Crystal wine glass vs. plastic cups.

          Which one has the premium materials? Which one is extremely fragile?
          Drop each on concrete and see the results.

          • not_brooks

            There’s a difference between “premium build quality” and “built with premium materials”.

        • timmyjoe42

          Premium materials doesn’t mean durable. I think the premium refers to the guts.

      • ratnok

        premium build quality =/= indestructible. Plastic is more durable than glass. If you want an elegant phone, get a Nexus 4. If you want a rugged phone, get the Kyocera Torque. That’s the beauty of Android. It’s about choice, and everyone can have what they like!

    • Chris Carter

      Purchased a case before I purchased the phone :) I got a clear acrylic one since it seems shameful to cover up that beautiful back. I’ll see ho looks when it is here in my hot little hand

  • Marcelo Burrieza

    Meet GLOBAL demand… Nice joke
    2 or 3 countries Global. They are missing the other 190 countries…

    • Keith

      In the article he said they might finally be prepared to meet global demand, Sounds like he was talking about the near future and not right now.

    • timmyjoe42

      “The phone was made available for purchase on the Google Play online store in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, France, Spain, and Australia.”

      While only 7 countries, granted big ones, it still sounds pretty global to me…

  • Chris Chavez

    So torn. Not sure what I should do….

    • Keith

      Just follow your heart!

    • irishrally

      You could write another scathing article about the Nexus 4. You’ve taken every jab possible at the Nexus 4 and now you are considering buying one?

      • supremekizzle


    • Michael Lee

      Buy Nexus 4
      Root it and install the touch sensitivity fix and Faux123’s color fix (COMPLETELY fixes the yellow screen if you put it on LG Presets)

  • selonmoi

    Available in Canada since 1 pm EST. Still just 1-2 weeks for Nexus 4 8GB, 16GB, and bumper. They finally have some serious supply!

  • paco cornholio

    Say goodbye to T-Mobile’s usurious contract/off-contract sales of this device….

  • grymoire9

    I ordered 2 16GB ones today… Says shipping 1-2 weeks, but they have already charged my account… that tells me I should see mine in two days!

    • timmyjoe42

      The charge will be pending until it ships, then they will run it through. Just like when you rent a car, they run a phantom charge in the event you steal or damage it. Then they cancel it when you return the car.

    • scoter man1

      Nah, they charge it quick just to make sure you have the funds. It’s possible that it’ll get backed off, but I hope for your sake that it doesn’t.

  • dan_gallo

    I feel like the Nexus 4 was a flop.

    • NYCHitman1

      Why is that?

      • dan_gallo

        Well, first off I have no idea what carrier it is on. It doesn’t have LTE. You can only buy it through Google, I havent seen one advertisement for it. And phones coming out already out-spec it.

        • ratnok

          ??? It’s a pentaband phone. As long as you’re on GSM, it’s on EVERY carrier worldwide.

          You can buy it at T-Mobile and Best Buy and various other stores worldwide. But if you judge a phone by where it is sold, you will always think it’s a “flop.” No matter how strong the global demand or how high the ratings. The whole PURPOSE of the Nexus line of phones is free buyers from stores and carrier lock-in.

          As far as specs go, it came out in November. Hardware continues to march on, but no other phone runs Android 4.2.1 with all of it’s new features, and any other phone you buy will always be behind the N4 in software.

          • Jeff72

            Wrong, slightly. My GSM Galaxy Nexus is running stock Android 4.2.1 too.

        • Kevin

          Every phone gets outspec’d 2 months after its been launched, that’s how tech industry goes.

          As for carrier, you get it unlocked or you can buy it from T-Mobile. It works on GSM networks so in the US, that’s T-Mobile, AT&T, StraightTalk, and any other pay as you go networks.

          It doesn’t have LTE because you can’t have an unlocked carrier unrestricted phone with LTE. Verizon, Sprint and AT&T all have a completely different kind of LTE that is in no way cross-compatible. Google made the phone for the world, not those 3 US only carriers.

        • Keith

          You sound like the type of person who should just walk into one of the Verizon/AT&T/T-mobile stores and just buy whatever phone and plan they tell you to.

          • dan_gallo

            Haha. Oh you couldn’t be more wrong. And yes I’ve have not held one yet. But I do weeks of research on phones before I buy one.

        • NYCHitman1

          It’s an unlocked GSM device. In the US, that means T-Mobile or AT&T. LTE isn’t the end all be all. I would actually prefer HSPA+ 42. I will agree that there have been no ads for it, but at the same time – the phone really only appeals to power users. Specs wise, what phone(s) coming out are better? The only downside is lack of sufficient storage size.

      • bob

        Cause it was

        • NYCHitman1

          Buy another device then. Simple enough.

    • scoter man1

      Clearly has never held one

    • TBN27

      Why? Becsuse it wasn’t heavily available? Well it wasn’t a flop but it left quite a feel people frustrated and going to other android devices. Then you have the Anti LG clique.

  • Steven Skwarkowski

    Ill take a guess….and its gone?

    • Keith

      Still in stock, ships in 1-2 weeks.

  • RavenFox

    Got mine. 16gb and already charged.

  • fahim5130

    damn, i can afford to buy it in the beggining of february. Damn hope its in stock then, i literally need a phone. Havent had a stable phone for 1 year now

  • disqus_feP3AOVNLl

    My Samsung Galaxy S3 (ATT) is acting up. Can I just plop that sim in the Nexus 4 and carry on?

    • timmyjoe42

      If it’s a micro sim, yes. If not, just go to the AT+T store and have them swap you out.

  • Leandro de Oliveira

    The Nexus 4 doesn’t work with headphones! See this issue:

    • timmyjoe42

      Ebay sells headphones for $0.99 with free shipping if you don’t already have some.

      I’ve never had this issue with my audio volumes EXCEPT for when I had a 3rd party app automatically messing with the volume levels for when I plug in devices. Such as in this app:

    • ratnok

      I own one and I have no idea what you’re talking about.

    • Keith

      That says the volume is low using headphones on the N4, doesn’t say headphones don’t work.
      I don’t regularly use headphones but I just tested some out on my N4. The max volume was loud, but yes usually volume can get loud enough to hurt my ears so I guess if you have hearing damage then the volume won’t go high enough.

      • Leandro de Oliveira

        It’s not loud enough, I cant use mine in traffic to get gps directions for example.

        • Keith

          Seriously? When I tried them they got loud enough to where it would hurt my ears if I listened to it for a while. But again, I don’t normally listen to headphones and I know when I was younger I would blast them and get used to things really loud.

  • scoter man1

    Hey! The 16GB one is available too

  • remister

    Bumpers are also available! They save me twice from two big falls from my hands.No scratches on the phone!

  • jessez93

    hey everyone make sure you put the CORRECT shipping address! I made a mistake with the shipping address info and am having to go through HOOPS just to get it changed to my correct address. Google’s “customer support” is absolutely horrible!!!!!!!!!!! I now have to wait until the package ships and receive a tracking number and then contact UPS to change the shipping address. I know it was my mistake but Google is no help at all. if only I could show you their e-mail and play you all the phone calls… can’t wait for my N4 though :) haha

  • Darkbotic


    Hey guys!

    First of all, sorry for upper case title…
    I want to buy this
    phone as a gift to my girlfriend and I want to know if Google includes
    an invoice or anything that has the price in the shipping package.

    I don’t want her to know that this phone was so expensive.

    I would like a response from someone that have received it already.

    Thank you very much!!

    • Keith

      Mine came with an invoice but it doesn’t list the price.

    • remister

      You get the invoice through your email and within the Google PlayStore. Nothing in the shipping denotes that price you paid.


    Ordered mine earlier today! My Nexus S is on life support. :-

    • Jacob Serna

      I know the feeling! My power button on my nexus s just recently stopped working (thank god for CM 10.1 i was able to set my volume rocker to wake the device) I’m really tempted to take the plunge, but i want to get my hands on a Sony Xperia Z before i make a final decision :(