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Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ GSM Android 4.0 Phone with 4.65 EXPIRED

ShoonMcgregor 50 140 June 27, 2012 at 09:21 AM in Tech & Electronics (5)
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Promoted 07-07-2012 by iconian at 01:38 PM View Original Post
Update: Deal is back. Thanks Surge450 [discuss]
Google Play has Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ Unlocked GSM Phone for $349. Shipping is around $10. Thanks ShoonMcgregor
  • 1.2GHz Dual-Core Processor
  • 4.65" HD (1280x720) Super AMOLED Contour Display
  • GSM / HSPA+ 21
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • Android 4.0
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Edited June 27, 2012 at 03:25 PM by widgit
Google cut $50 off the normal price of the GSM variant with 1yr warranty.

https://play.google.com/store/dev...s_selector
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Last Edited by ThinkBig October 19, 2012 at 11:26 AM
WARNING: Phone Volume is really crappy.. (even at highest volume) a regular call to a home/cell sounds really low at your end, as well as other end also complains low volume. I tried different tools, volume+ didn't work fine for me(it made distorted), but Volume Rockers was better. all free apps i tried. But what the hell you buy 350+tax almost 400 phone and you have to have a bit compromise on the very basic feature of call quality. If its not an issue, you can be on top of it, I like for its sleek/screen etc.. except this one imp vol issue. Note: even with 4.1.2 there is no much diff i can recognize.


Runs latest Jelly Bean 4.1.2

Jellybean has been optimized for slicker performance (Project Butter), and includes Google Now, which is a competitor to Siri. Also note that this phone supports Google Wallet.

Siri vs Google...Fight

According to several forum posts, if you have a micro-sim card (used in iPhone 4/4S), you do not need a new sim or an adapter to use it in the Galaxy Nexus (which uses mini-sim card): just slide your micro-sim directly down the middle of the mini-sim slot in Nexus, and it should work.

This is a penta-band GSM phone for AT&T, T-Mobile, many prepaid providers, and the rest of the world. It is a world-phone in a very true sense because it's completely unlocked and supports all the major bands in use.

Galaxy Nexus Extended 2000mah battery. ebay [ebay.com] or cheaper here expansys [expansys-usa.com].
Please note that the NFC device used in Google Wallet and Google Beam need a compatible battery to function. A NFC-enabled battery costs more than the generics.

The screen is a pentile HD SuperAMOLED. It is very sharp, the contrast is great, the colors are vibrant, and it is very readable in the sun. Note that there are defects in the screen of some of the phones, so please look for any problems noted in this thread at XDA Developers. [xda-developers.com]

AT&T and T-Mobile both market their HSPA+ networks as "4G". So this phone will get you the non-LTE "4G" on AT&T. All of T-Mobile's "4G" currently is HSPA+.

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#2926
For those using the galaxy nexus with the $30 Tmobile plan, are you able to use the stock mobile hotspot app, without needing to root? Currently on a htc amaze, and I don't need to root for creating a mobile hot spot.
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#2927
Quote from PennStateFan View Post :
For those using the galaxy nexus with the $30 Tmobile plan, are you able to use the stock mobile hotspot app, without needing to root? Currently on a htc amaze, and I don't need to root for creating a mobile hot spot.
Its a hotspot out of the box, no need to root.
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#2928
Quote from Aballer99 View Post :
Not sure what you are referring to but Samsung has been horrible to me promising firmware updates and never delivering not to mention some of the worst battery life I have ever seen on a phone and Lg android phones rate fairly well
No major issues/complaints here and the phone remains one of the top smartphone. I read plenty of reviews before finally getting one in July. I knew the phone was probably in its final firmware stage since it had already been on the market for at least 7 months so I had no other expectations as far as a volume fix and was OK with that. The volume topic was around since day 1 so I knew what I was getting into. I tried the regular version in a store. Volume is adequate in my opinion but yes, should be better. Luckily I have no issues with most of what I use it to listen too. Also no battery life issues. I get 16-18 hours. I also have the 2000mah Samsung battery which gets 18-20 hours. I do web, email, audio streaming. As far as its replacement, the Nexus 4, it already has two strikes for me - a non-removable battery and questionable battery life. http://www.engadget.com/2012/11/0...-4-review/
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Last edited by rkg111 November 3, 2012 at 04:17 AM
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#2929
They are pushing JB 4.2 to all Galaxy Nexus device now.

Here are some of the things that are new:

- Photo Sphere camera lets you snap photos and by moving up and down, left and right to create giant panoramas.
- The Android 4.2 keyboard now supports Swype-style gesture-based text input. Slide your fingers from key to key to enter text without lifting your fingers from the screen.
- There’s a new quick settings area in the notification pull-down menu. Tap the icon and you get toggles for brightness, wireless, and other settings.
- Improved text prediction let Android guess the next word, allowing you to compose entire sentences just by tapping the suggestions.
- (not available on Nexus phone) Android now supports multiple users on the same device with user accounts. Each user can create their own homescreen and keep their own app and game settings, scores, and other data. For now the multi-user accounts will only be available on tablets.
- There’s support for streaming content to a TV or other display with a wireless HDMI adapter.
- The new Daydream feature is basically a screen savor… that grabs pictures from your photo albums, news from Google Currents, and other “useful and delightful” information when your device is docked or idle.
- You can add widgets to the lock screen to view a camera or launch some apps (like the camera) without first unlocking your device.

Google is also improving Google Now by adding the ability to track packages, view upcoming movie details, and other information. It can also monitor your Gmail account for flight or hotel information or other travel plans. It will send you reminders of events if you’ve bought tickets.
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#2930
Wow, with the 4.2 update the camera has lots of new goodies like a dragable on-screen spot meter focus dot, on-screen circular menus, etc. Some are a little confusing but it's fun to figure out.
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Quote from MozartA View Post :
They are pushing JB 4.2 to all Galaxy Nexus device now.

Here are some of the things that are new:

- Photo Sphere camera lets you snap photos and by moving up and down, left and right to create giant panoramas.
- The Android 4.2 keyboard now supports Swype-style gesture-based text input. Slide your fingers from key to key to enter text without lifting your fingers from the screen.
- There’s a new quick settings area in the notification pull-down menu. Tap the icon and you get toggles for brightness, wireless, and other settings.
- Improved text prediction let Android guess the next word, allowing you to compose entire sentences just by tapping the suggestions.
- (not available on Nexus phone) Android now supports multiple users on the same device with user accounts. Each user can create their own homescreen and keep their own app and game settings, scores, and other data. For now the multi-user accounts will only be available on tablets.
- There’s support for streaming content to a TV or other display with a wireless HDMI adapter.
- The new Daydream feature is basically a screen savor… that grabs pictures from your photo albums, news from Google Currents, and other “useful and delightful” information when your device is docked or idle.
- You can add widgets to the lock screen to view a camera or launch some apps (like the camera) without first unlocking your device.

Google is also improving Google Now by adding the ability to track packages, view upcoming movie details, and other information. It can also monitor your Gmail account for flight or hotel information or other travel plans. It will send you reminders of events if you’ve bought tickets.
This Jellybean update seems like a much bigger thing than we thought. Other changes:
-redesigned lock screen menu which can new be scrolled from side to side to access other widgets
-multiple clocks from different cities around the world can be displayed all at once
-new clock font with bold text on hour and date
-no more blue color in clock mode
-new stopwatch
-new countdown timer
-alarm slide to snooze/slide to turn off
-redesigned alarm list
-new photo viewing/editing options
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Last edited by sdnative1 November 21, 2012 at 04:20 PM
#2932
I had a notification that I needed 4.2, which I already had it. I took the update again, it locked my phone up! I had to use the key restore to bring it back to life. So far it is working fine
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#2933
Anyone notice after the 4.2 update that the phone wakes up every 5 minutes or so?
I am thinking this would reduce the battery life...
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Anyone notice after the 4.2 update that the phone wakes up every 5 minutes or so?
I am thinking this would reduce the battery life...
Not me, but you're not the only one. Possible solutions here:

http://code.google.com/p/android/...l?id=39625
http://forum.xda-developers.com/s...?t=1995815
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#2935
I don't like the new alarm snooze. You have to swipe left or press the volume button. I liked the old snooze bar. I can always go aftermarket.

Update: OK after a few days, I've changed my mind. I actually like the slide-to-snooze feature. Less chance of accidentally hitting off. Also did I miss some of the sounds or are there a few new alarm sounds?
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Last edited by sdnative1 November 21, 2012 at 03:52 PM
#2936
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Rep'd!
There's another option for 4G T-Mobile service with 4GB before throttle: Solavei offers unlimited talk, text and data $49/month no contract

There are some flames about "ripoff", but I think that's from the people who are looking at their social commerce structure and wonder why they're not millionaires. They are using T-Mobile's network which is faster and more reliable than AT&T from my personal experience having been a customer with both (I'm still on T-Mobile with two family plans, so that should tell how I felt about AT&T). I will look at the Solavie plan when contracts expire.

You need to find a sponsor to join. You can do that at androidandme http://androidandme.com/2012/10/c...r-friends/

He becomes your sponsor á la Amway, but it doesn't cost you anything. This is their business structure "gimmick", the social commerce part. If you find 3 people who want to follow you onto Solavei (called a trio) you get $20 off your monthly phone bill as long as they remain customers. Their trios also become a source of income to you, but again, they are not losing money because of it. The worst that might happen is they provide crappy service. At that point you take your $49/month with your GSM phone and go wherever you like. The big money loss is the cost of porting your phone number. To prevent that, port it to Google Voice and forward it to whatever phone number you pick up.

Where people seem to criticize this as a ripoff must be their greedy expectation that everyone is going to want drop their service and switch. For your part, you risk becoming a pariah to your friends because you keep trying to get them to switch. This is why I avoid my friends that became Amway sponsors.

BTW - I don't work for any mobile comm business, or anyone else for that matter. I'm was disabled years ago after a career in high tech, and I've tried to keep up my skills and my expertise.
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Quote from 96corvette View Post :
I had a notification that I needed 4.2, which I already had it. I took the update again, it locked my phone up! I had to use the key restore to bring it back to life. So far it is working fine
I still get a notice to install 4.2 which I have already .
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Quote from 96corvette View Post :
I still get a notice to install 4.2 which I have already .
It is a patch they are pushing out to fix the December issue.
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#2939
Quote from milli View Post :
It is a patch they are pushing out to fix the December issue.
thanks but the last time I took it, it locked my phone up. I had to do a hard reset, wonder if I should risk it again?
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#2940
Well after getting the 4.2.1 update and patch my volume level for the speaker phone is back down to what it was when bought. None of the google play store apps raise the volume anymore. I was using Equalizer and now it does not work. I used to have to turn the volume down when using a live stream app or it would distort at the upper levels and now I have to cup my hand around the speaker to hear it. Anyone else have this problem, and have you found a solution to it??
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