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LG Nexus 4 smartphone available on £28 contracts

LG’s Nexus 4 smartphone can now be purchased on a two-year O2 contract from BuyMobilePhones from as little as £28.17 a month. That’s a total cost of ownership of £676 with 300 minutes, unlimited texts, 100MB and Priority Moments.

Alternatively, two slightly more expensive Nexus 4 deals from Orange cost £28.92 per month and offer either 600 minutes, unlimited texts and 250MB of data or 400 minutes, unlimited texts, 750MB data, free BT Openzone Wi-Fi and two Swapables.

Either way, this costs less than Carphone Warehouse’s cheapest Nexus 4 deal. The phone, which was unveiled only a few weeks ago, costs £239 SIM-free, which means that you would be better off buying it outright and then paying a monthly fee to the likes of GiffGaff or Three - a move that could save you more than £200 over the duration of your contract.

The phone itself is a cracking one. It has a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro system-on-chip clocked at 1.5GHz, 2GB of RAM (only the third mainstream smartphone to reach that figure), an Adreno 320 GPU, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, a 4.7in True HD IPS Plus display with a 1,280 x 720 pixel resolution, an 8-megapixel camera, a 2100mAh battery but only 8GB of onboard storage (and no microSD card slot). You can read our review of the LG Nexus 4 here.