Google Nexus 4 on sale tomorrow in the UK - where can you buy one?

Google Nexus 4 on sale tomorrow in the UK - where can you buy one?

Summary: The latest Google phone will be available to buy tomorrow in the UK from O2, Carphone Warehouse and the Google Play store.


Google's Nexus 4 will go on sale in the UK tomorrow, with both mobile companies and Google itself selling the device.

O2 will be the only mobile operator stocking the Nexus 4 directly and will be launching it at the O2 Arena in London tomorrow.

The LG-made phone will be available for free from O2 when customers sign up to the operator's On & On pay monthly tariffs of £36 a month and over, which all come with unlimited calls and texts as well as 1GB of data.

Meanwhile, the latest Google phone can also be obtained through Carphone Warehouse, where it is being sold on both O2 and Vodafone networks.

Nexus 4
UK consumers have three ways to get hold of a Nexus 4. Image: Google

The device is available for free when customers commit to two-year deals on O2 tariffs over £31 and Vodafone tariffs over £33 per month. The £31 O2 tariff includes 600 minutes and unlimited texts but no data, while the Vodafone tariff is the same but comes with 500MB of data per month. 

Google's new smartphone will also be sold on the Google Play store at £239 for an 8GB version and £279 for a 16GB version.

The Nexus 4 will be the first phone to come with Android Jelly Bean 4.2 installed out of the box. It has a 4.7 inch screen and an 8 megapixel camera, in addition to NFC capability and wireless charging.

Topics: Android, Google, Mobility, United Kingdom

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  • Disruptive Pricing

    Considering this has the same capabilities as phones costing significantly more, how will the makers of those "high-end" products continue to justify their higher prices?

    This is going to be particularly problematic for non-Android platforms, where the pace of innovation is somewhat slower.
    • All worked out

      It's a loss-leader for Google - they are losing ~£250 on each handset. Unless other handset manufacturers are willing to follow suit, they will lose volume. Google has also said it wants everyone to have free mobile internet, which is why it's putting itself in the frame for buying up white space bandwidth in the UK. So, Google are coming after the networks' data businesses next.
      Charles Burrows
  • Still not available on Google Play Store

    I received an email from Google this morning claiming that the Nexus 4 is now available to buy online. I eagerly visited the Google Play Store, but cannot buy the Nexus 4. There is no "Buy" button, only a "Learn More" butotn. It's LIES! ALL LIES!!!