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Google Nexus 4 goes on sale in Brazil for R$ 1,699

28 March, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Google Nexus 4 goes on sale in Brazil for R$ 1,699 - read the full textGoogle has launched the Nexus 4 smartphone in Brazil. The phone will be sold through Fast Shop and Ponto Frio, unlocked. Unfortunately, there is no option to purchase the phone through the Google Play Store in Brazil. What's worse is that the phone is priced at R$ 1,699, which is roughly...


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Ugly phone and old-fashioned already. The plastic is bad quality.

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  • 2013-03-29 13:09
  • KgtQ

I had this phone in my hands for a whole day, the camera is poor and the device looks quite cheap.

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  • 2013-03-29 06:29
  • KgtM

very good phone very fast processor ,RAM speed also very good ,light weight phone i am use this phone from 5 month performance is very good.

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  • 2013-03-29 04:01
  • 9x1a

In it is already down to R$ 1.516,79 (U$ 753,50)

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  • 2013-03-29 02:33
  • Jkc4

People keep talking about the taxes... Economists have proved that the profit margin in the Brazilian industry is twice or triple than the practiced worldwide. In the last January, Asus tried to launch here the Nexus 7, avaiable on pre-sale in stores for R$ 1300, about USD 650... The launch was aborted by bad reception on the market and the specialized media. We are stolen by the companys, thats the true!
iPad 16gb 4G: USD 1050
iPhone 5 16gb: USD 1350
Galaxy S4 (pré-sale): USD 1250
Chevrolet Camaro: USD 101500, no, its not wrong,100k!

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  • 2013-03-28 22:56
  • 8J$P

What a Nice phone and wonderful performance....

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  • 2013-03-28 22:37
  • yfs@

Sad but true Brazilian know it's ridiculously expensive but will buy anyways, brazilian believe high prices = status. It's the same for cars and all other electronics. Most of this price difference is taxation but companies also take advantage. just so you guys have a clue Galaxy S3 is still being sold for R$1999,00 (US$1000,00) and I don't believe the price will drop anytime soon.

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  • 2013-03-28 19:19
  • Meb{

Glad to see gsmarena unveilling the real price in Brazil!! Galaxy S4 will be sold for R$ 2400, something about US$ 1200!!! That is why we move out from here to buy electronics in USA...

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  • 2013-03-28 19:03
  • P7sv

i live in iran and if you want buy GNX 4 You must work for 2 month and do not use that money it is about 550 dollar but other country can buy it from play store with a little money.

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  • 2013-03-28 18:45
  • HI%A

I live in Brazil, and this Price 1699 Brazilian Real, is real! The Galaxy SIV have a pre order price 2499 brazilian Real. This is a madness! =D Sorry my english.

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  • 2013-03-28 17:19
  • LmKA

> In reply to Mihael @ 2013-03-28 09:42 from wuY6 - click to readThere is no mistake, though. I'm from Brazil.

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  • 2013-03-28 16:32
  • JjCY

Welcome Brazil guys! Yes, here the taxes, in almost everything, is 60%-90%. That's why Brazilians spend so much money in when they travel outside. We are the fourth country with higher taxes. Take a look at the price of cars, gas, big mac etc

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  • 2013-03-28 16:00
  • Jqm6
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jcp is Right. Brazilian are used to being stolen. Even with these prices people will buy it.

Taxes are responsible for 60% of the price if the pheno is imported. If it's built in Brazil the protective labor laws make the price go high also. :(

Anyway Apple asks a high price for it's phones all around the world and crazy people buy it also.

I thinks idiots are spread all over the world! :-)

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  • 2013-03-28 15:50
  • L3Rd

in indonesia price $570 quite low compare to nokia lumia,samsung galaxy s series or iphone 5 $835 for 16GB only.

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  • 2013-03-28 15:47
  • tA$4

844 $ in Brazil...thank God here in Egypt it cost 437 $&i was thinking that it was expensive

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  • 2013-03-28 15:17
  • fkM%

> In reply to apple-sux @ 2013-03-28 13:43 from Pn%a - click to readHAHAHAHA you're deeply mistaken if you thing those 500 USD are just taxes! Most of it is just the excessive profit that is only achievable because brazilian consumer is idiot enough to pay all that money for a phone. Of course government has its share of guilt, but the most guilty is the consumer!

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  • 2013-03-28 14:50
  • 8QAW

$850 hahahahaha

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  • 2013-03-28 14:20
  • Pexi

Update: there is only some units now in Brazil

From techtudo:

"It happed abroad and here it couldn't be diffefent. Nexus 4, smartphone announced by Google on the morning of Wednesday (27), is already sold in Brazil. Although still advertised on their main pages, Ponto Frio and Fast Shop show no more units available. Americanas is the only store that still has the product in stock."

Man, only few hour passed and people bought as they does with Iphone.

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  • 2013-03-28 14:17
  • L4D4

Very expensive, but not much more than what I expected. Flagship phones actually are that expensive here un Brazil :/

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  • 2013-03-28 14:06
  • 8Mv%

Very expensive, but not much more than what I expected. Flagship phones actually are that expensive here un Brazil :/

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  • 2013-03-28 14:02
  • 8Mv%

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