Wednesday , August 16 2017

Harvey Norman gets Australian exclusive on White Nexus 4

White Nexus 4

LG Australia has announced that their just-launched white version of the Nexus 4 will be available in Australia exclusively from Harvey Norman.

The phone will set you back $419 – the same price you’d pay for a Nexus 4 from the Google Play store if you include shipping. It’s notable that the Nexus 4 originally cost $496 at retail launch back in February, a price point which dropped in early May to match the Play Store.

Besides the white back plate (the front is still black, earning it the ‘panda’ nickname amongst Ausdroid staff), the phone is otherwise identical to its black sibling – same Snapdragon processor, same 2 GB RAM, same 16 GB storage… and the same fragile glass back.

White Nexus 4 stock should start appearing in Harvey Norman stores in mid-June. You can buy the device outright, or on a selection of carrier plans including the Optus $50 Cap Plan.

Nexus, Galaxy or One?

While “Nexus Experience” versions of flagship phones have been announced by both Samsung and HTC in recent weeks, you should remember that those devices are currently only (officially) heading to the US market, and the phones won’t work on Australian LTE networks.

The Nexus 4 remains the only “Nexus Experience” device suited to work on Australian carriers. If you’re after a Nexus device, you should still consider the Nexus 4 – in either color. Despite its limitations – the complete lack of LTE data, limited internal storage and the relatively late arrival of a new colour variant -it’s still a cheaper option than the competition, and won’t have any disabled features.

Will you purchase a white Nexus 4, or has another phone captured your attention? Let us know in the comments!

 

Jason Murray   Deputy Editor

Before discovering the Nexus One, Jason thought he didn't need a smartphone. Now he can't bear to be without his Android phone. Jason hails from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane depending on his mood and how detailed a history you'd like. A web developer by day with an interest in consumer gadgets and electronics, he also enjoys reading comics and has a worryingly large collection of Transformers figures. He'd like to think he's a gamer, but his Wii has been in a box since he moved to Sydney, and his PlayStation Vita collection is quite lacking. Most mornings you'll find him tilting at various windmills on Twitter - follow @JM77 and say hi!

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3 Comments on "Harvey Norman gets Australian exclusive on White Nexus 4"

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chris
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chris

And I bet 95% of people will fit a black case to it totally covering the white back.. pointless release really but nice to see choice. I would rather a glass free back version. Plastic is far better for the life of the device, then they could give us a removable battery.
What I really want is a decent wireless charger to be released.

Jezz_X
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Jezz_X

Exclusively to Harvey Norman and the play store I would guess

Matthew
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Matthew

You’re forgetting the Chromebook fiasco we have going on in Australia at the moment: exclusive to everywhere BUT the Play Store.

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