White Nexus 4

White color variant launches on Google Play and T-Mobile U.S.

After launching in Hong Kong earlier this week, the white LG Nexus 4 has made its Western debut today in the United States. The phone is available right now from the Google Play Store, priced $299 for 8GB and $349 for 16GB, same as the standard black version. The white Google Play version comes with a free white bumper, not currently for sale by itself.

T-Mobile U.S. is also stocking the 16GB white Nexus for $427.99 on its online store, with no monthly installment plan option. That's a good deal more expensive than the Play Store price, so the direct Google route will remain the best option for most folks.

So far we're not seeing any sign of the white Nexus 4 in the UK or Canada -- or anywhere else for that matter -- but we'll keep watching in the hours and days ahead.

U.S. people, here are your links --

More: Hands-on with the white Nexus 4

There are 65 comments

why didn't they up the storage! they did w/ the n7 right away....could have at least made a 32gb version for $400

eahinrichsen says:

Honestly, I haven't been bothered by lack of storage. High storage capacity is way more important (to me, anyway) in tablets than phones, because I store so much more video media on tablets.

That said, if there had been a version with an extra 16GB, I'd probably have gotten it instead.

judasmachine says:

I have the 8GB model and I have't been bothered either. I carry 2GB of tunage that changes whenever I feel like it. I used to carry a Nandroid but I'm back to unrooted stock, and my standard ~1.4GB of apps and data. Pics are uploaded ASAP. No worries.

JeffDenver says:

I have the 16 gig version and have already been forced to delete stuff to make room. it is quite annoying. Lack of SD support is an awful idea.

Fortunately the rest of the phone is so awesome I am willing to put up with it. There is no other phone out right now that I would rather have.

Ratnok says:

Me too. Google has given up on apps to sd. That is a shame. The minimum should be no less than 32gb.

mhmmdy123 says:

Still $349. for any phone to much. I paid for my HTC ONE $100. That`s the most I`ll pay for a phone. And I got a deal on a new SG Note2 on Sprint for my wife from Best Buy $99 and I had $25 gift card for Sprint which in the end I paid $75.0 for the Note2.
Both device cost me half the price the Nexus4 with 16GB... Thank you Google and T-Mobile.

ScottJ says:

Methinks somebody doesn't understand how subsidies work.

You are so funny. Someone certainly does know that they are blindingly paying about 700 dollars for these phones. Lol.

ConTejas says:

Wow, really? I'd do the math for you to show how much you're actually paying for that "$100" One or "$75" GN2, but I'd need a bit more information regarding your bill, and you're mind most likely explode. Just realize you're a nitwit for saying what you just said : p You cannot beat the value of the Nexus line, period, not even close.

Caveman419 says:

And it includes a free White Bumper that is not currently for sale by itself.

betsuni says:

Both colors come with a free bumper right now.

ReggieTee says:

Must've just started because I just received a new Nexus last week and it didn't include a bumper.

TheDonJ77 says:

Hot damn!!! Ordering in 3,2, NOW

ddot196 says:

Final push on an outdated product. No thanks. Just release the next one already.

eahinrichsen says:

True, but it's still a really good deal. Even though it's not top of the line anymore, you can't find a better phone off-contract for $300/350.

JeffDenver says:

Give me an example of a better phone for $350.

And good luck getting support in 2 years for the S4 or the one.

ConTejas says:

^^^This + outdated my arse. Next Nexus will be out this fall just the way Google likes it.

Ratnok says:

Uh, no. So you're saying that Android 4.2.2 Jellybean is "outdated?" Do you live in the future?

dkotoric says:

no thanks getting a white gs4

smooth3006 says:

wow android central sure is pro nexus 4.

ScottJ says:

More like pro awesome



return_0 says:

"Awesome" is an understatement.

Ratnok says:

Word up!

For reporting that the new version of a popular device is now in the Play Store?

ConTejas says:

Google = Android = Nexus line to promote the newest version. This is Android Central. What'd you expect?

Klubhead says:

why is it more expensive to buy straight through t-mobile? can't you just buy it straight from the play store to use on t-mobile and save $80?

not sure how that works..

junglejunkie says:

T-mobile lets you finance the phone for 24 months. Still a better deal to buy direct from the play store.

Klubhead says:

i don't think they even let you finance.. it says "Note:This item is not eligible for a monthly payment plan." under the price on tmo's site.. i'd def. go straight through the play store..

T-Mobile has its own sales channels and overhead costs that get added on top of what they pay to get it from Google/LG. They have to make that up somewhere so they raise the price of the phone.


That $427 is still cheaper than the $500 that they initially charged, when the Nexus 4 first debuted.

But, yeah, it makes more sense to get it from the Play Store.

BellyJean says:

Horrible phone imo, colour wise and aesthetics ... Best thing about the phone is the OS lol

jackoceanz says:

lol agreed. i don't even know why people would still want this phone with galaxy s4 and htc one out. and even better ones coming out....

misaacs6516 says:

I wouldn't trade my N4 for the HTC One or S4. Neither phone is worth what they cost. Keep in mind $650-700 is alot more than $350. The N4 is extremely capable device and I am willing to bet has a smoother experience than any skinned phone. Nexus for me all the way, but I do know people will pay extra for the skin overtop stock android. To each their own I guess

ScottJ says:

I agree. I get more done in a short period of time on the Nexus 4 than any other phone I've used. There is no perceivable lag and everything is clean, smooth and without unnecessary artifice.

If you are like me and think form should follow function then a Nexus device and pure Android is the only way to go. If you think the reverse, then I see how all the whiz-bang gimmicks offered by Sense and Touchwiz appeals to you. Though I'm vegetarian, I prefer the steak to the sizzle.

jackwins1 says:

I used the current stock S4 and its laggy as hell! I think it will get better with vanilla Android, however I dont think the HW is worth $650. The current N4 is lightning fast now and its $300-$350. If someone wants vanilla Android at a good price, the N4 cant be beat.

JeffDenver says:

The S4 is laggy as hell by comparison, and the HTC One is polluted with Sense.

Neither appeals to me at all in it's default form. The vanilla android versions are the only versions I would ever consider trading my Nexus 4.

smooth3006 says:

^this post is filled with nothing but pure BS.

JeffDenver says:

smooth3006 says:

funny mine isn't. and my htc one isn't what id consider sense bloated either.

ScottJ says:

Let's break it down, shall we?

"The S4 is laggy as hell by comparison..."
-Considering the multitude of reports of lag with the S4, including on Android Central, this statement is most likely true. 0 for 1

"..and the HTC One is polluted with Sense."
-Though the word polluted has a negative connotation and its usage reflects an opinion, the phone certainly contains the Sense overlay in good quantity. Thus, it is a fact albeit colored with opinion. Still not "BS". 0 for 2

"Neither appeals to me at all in it's default form."
-This is a description of the OP's state of mind; an expression of preference and thus cannot be "BS". 0 for 3

"The vanilla android versions are the only versions I would ever consider trading my Nexus 4."
-Given no indication of lack of veracity, we have to take the OP at his word that he will indeed only consider future Nexus devices. 0 for 4

Superman you are not.

smooth3006 says:

WOW... you 2 sound like izombies. good job!

return_0 says:

Because you're replying with supporting evidence to your points, right?


return_0 says:

I think you replied to the wrong post. Jeff is right.

darkoman4 says:

The thing is this phone will be rocking android 5.0 in like 6 months and HTC One will still be on 4.1

smooth3006 says:

yup worst phone design ever. plus i wont touch anything lg. i really want asus or moto to make the next nexus phone.


I'd take those or even a Sony Nexus device.

Ratnok says:

You clearly have never held one.

TheDonJ77 says:

Hands down best phone you can still buy for the price. A true nexus!!

NATE072107 says:

Why Verizon, why must you not have the N4!!!! Why no LTE!!!!!!

smooth3006 says:

switch to gsm...problem solved!

NATE072107 says:

Still on my GNex waiting for s4 google

pdx_nate says:

It looks like they only changed the back & sides, front is still white. I like the look of the white in iPhone5 and Galaxy S4, but for Nexus4 I like the black better.

barondebxl says:

The black one certainly looks better.

TheDonJ77 says:

Na, I don't think so, its an oreo cookie and just about everyone loves oreo's

Cares says:

I am so disappointed with Google customer service. I just ordered a black Nexus 2 days ago. I called to see if they would send me a bumper for free as a courtesy. They said no and that I had to return my phone and reorder to take advantage of the promotion. How crappy is that service? Have your customer jump through hoops. Every other company I know would just send out the promo item. I'm still in my 15 day return period and it's just a hassle for me. Leaves a poor taste in the consumers mouth. I'm very dissatisfied right now.

darkoman4 says:

LOL it is so like Google.

jloz10 says:

Ordered one this morning at 7 am before the promo and was told the same thing :/ so lame


T-Mobile simply stocking up the white Nexus 4 without a monthly installment plan? Wow, just wow.

Whatever, I was thinking of getting the black one anyway.

bruceleer0y says:

I'm logged into my T-mobile account right now, they do allow a payment plan option. $19.99 down $17x24months and yes its the white version.

Ill screen shot if necessary

biln says:

Wow, who would of thought. An old phone with a new paint job makes the biggest news of the week

TheDonJ77 says:

Ordered yesterday at 2pm and ordered was shipped yesterday as well. As always, thanks google for the pleasant experience.

kurioskurion says:

Ordered for my wife yesterday. Shipped yesterday. Very excited for her! She's been jealous of my black one since Christmas!

boxer2 says:

She will love it

rickspears says:

After destroying my week old N4 last week (long story), I ordered a new one in white which shipped the 31st as well.. the shipping label was created on Friday at least. The phone was set to deliver tomorrow but I just got word that Google has recalled the shipment Has anybody else had this problem? Bad lot, wrong color, any ideas?