When the LG Nexus 4 was launched last week, we were pleasantly surprised to learn it’ll carry a wallet-friendly price tag, specifically £239 for 8GB internal storage or £279 for 16GB. Not too shabby at all, considering the specs.
But spare a thought for those countries that don’t have access to Google Play, as the price is reportedly sky high.
That’s the story according to The Next Web, with potential LG Nexus 4 buyers in Italy taking to the local LG Mobile Facebook page to express their concerns. Mamma mia!
There’s a similar issue with LG Nexus 4 price in Austria, where only the 16GB model is available – for €549 (£440).
Meanwhile, over in Spain, Phone House has announced that it’ll no longer carry the LG Nexus 4, as it can’t compete with Google Play on price.
A statement on the Phone House Facebook page (translated from Spanish) reads: “Phone House has decided to suspend the sale of [the LG Nexus 4] after finding that the recommended retail price by LG of €599 and conditions offered for commercialization are worse than the MSRP published by Google on its website and does not maintain the commitment with customers and offer the lowest price guarantee that characterizes Phone House.”
So we should count ourselves lucky, clearly. Oh, and if you have an opinion on the LG Nexus 4, tell Matt.