The Nexus 4 is the Best, Cheapest Phone You Can Buy Right Now

If your contract is coming to an end soon, or you’re thinking of signing up for a new contract.. Just stop. DO NOT DO IT. You’ll be spending far too much money and be stuck in a long contract, and at the same time probably end up with less minutes, SMS and data than you should be getting. What should you do? The following…!!


The Steps

  1. Go purchase a Google Nexus 4 from the Play Store for £159 (8GB) or £199 (16GB).
  2. Purchase a SIM only deal for about £10 a month. The best around right now are from Three or Gifgaff.
  3. ???
  4. Profit! (or in this case, more money in your pocket :P)

I’ll use a bit of math to explain just why you should do this today (or tomorrow.. No do it today, right now!)

The Phone

The 8GB Nexus 4 costs a mere £159. This price is ridiculous. Truly ridiculous. This is a phone equivalent in specs and performance to an iPhone 5, or a HTC One, or a Samsung Galaxy S4. Some (quite a lot of smart people actually) might even say it’s better than these top end phones. They’ll set you back around £500 to buy outright. Yes, the same as buying three Nexus 4 phones.

The Contract Deal

But typically, on a contract you’ll be paying off the phone on a monthly contract, and not paying anything up front. This is where I start talking about SIM only deals. A SIM only deal lets you pay monthly, like you would a normal contract, and get a set allowance for the month. But you are not tied in, and can leave whenever you like. I got my SIM only deal from Giffgaff. Giffgaff are a sub-company of O2, and use the O2 network. So if you get good O2 signal, you’ll get good Giffgaff signal. Giffgaff offer you the following for only £10 a month:

  • 500 minutes
  • Unlimited texts
  • 1GB internet


Or you can up to £12 a month for the following (basically allowing you to have truly unlimited data):

  • 250 UK minutes
  • Unlimited texts
  • Unlimited internet


So lets summarise. Instead of paying £36 (typical 2 year contract) a month and be tied into a contract, for probably a tiny amount of data allowance, you could be paying the following:

£10 x 24 months = £240

£240+ £159 = £399 (or approximately £16.60 a month)

~£16.60 a month. And that monthly cost gets lower if you like to keep you phone for longer (e.g. £14.40 a month over 3 years). For a top end phone, you won’t get anywhere close to that kind of figure for the stuff you get. I promise. And that’s without mentioning not even being tied into a contract you can’t leave.



I made this decision a few years ago, and I haven’t looked back since. I’ll never sign another phone contract again. Hopefully this help you guys, and save you a whole chunk of money in the mean time! If you have any questions, or clarifications please let me know. Either in the comments below, via email, twitter or Google+, and I’ll be more than happy to help out!