Unlike the Samsung built Galaxy Nexus which was available exclusively from Smart Communications, the LG built Nexus 4 will be available from retail stores at a price of Php22,240 (Php24,990 at 12-months deferred payment) for the 16 GB variant. The 8 GB version will not be sold in the Philippines.
Unlike the Galaxy Nexus, which was designed to be a flagship phone, the Google Nexus 4 was designed to be a mid-level offering, sold at a Google subsidized price of US$299 to US$349 online from Google Play store. The locally sold units are not Google subsidized, hence the higher price.
The Google Nexus 4 is also available from Smart Communications free at Data Plan 1500 with a 30 month lock-in or free at Data Plan 2000 with a 24 month contract.