Given that the Nexus 4 is proving to be 2012′s version of hen’s teeth, if you’re trying to get your hands on one this might be a good option. Kogan are advertising a 7-day shipping window, and one tipster who bought the phone last night (21 January) received advice that they should receive delivery by 31 January. Taking into account the long weekend coming up, this doesn’t seem too shabby.
For those of you who might be chasing faster shipping, it seems the same handset is available from Mobicity, albeit for a slightly higher price ($569 vs $519 at Kogan), however past experience suggests that Mobicity might be able to ship to you overnight or in two days rather than seven. If time is of the essence, and money isn’t as much an issue, this might be a viable option for you.
If you’re the kind that is a bit more adventurous, there’s another alternative to score yourself a Nexus 4. Go buy yourself a LG Optimus G, load up on Dutch courage, and then check out this guide on XDA for converting the Optimus G to a Nexus 4. Be warned, this is a stupid crazy hack, and if you do it, you’re probably insane.
Of course, if you’re not adventurous and you’re the more patient type, you could wait until February when LG has promised that stock levels will return and there should be no issues getting your hands on a Nexus 4 through the Play Store Devices page.
Let us know if you’re keen to grab a Nexus 4 this way, or if you’re insane enough to convert an Optimus G.