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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.

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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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#2791
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What's the base case to use for this phone? I saw suggestions made in one or two of the pages on this thread but can not find it in the 180+ pages now. Went to Target and they had nothing that fit; another customer suggested Amazon. Thanks in advance.
Most people would find the StraightTalk $45 plan is perfect for them. unlimited talk and text with 2GB of 4G data.
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Quote from robwadeson View Post :
Most people would find the StraightTalk $45 plan is perfect for them. unlimited talk and text with 2GB of 4G data.
SDrice needs a protection case Wink
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#2793
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SDrice needs a protection case Wink

nod Yes, sorry, typo. What's the BEST case to protect this phone? Thx.
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nod Yes, sorry, typo. What's the BEST case to protect this phone? Thx.
It's going to depend on your preferences. But my favorite case right now is the Mercury TPU cases from Korea. Only $6.40. http://www.ebay.com/itm/120980782311
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nod Yes, sorry, typo. What's the BEST case to protect this phone? Thx.
I like the Otterbox case..
http://www.amazon.com/Otterbox-Sa..._sbs_cps_4
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gotta pay original price tax if you live in cali?
Yes, sales tax on the $359
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#2797
Anyone wanna buy mine ? Looking to get back to an S II so I can take advantage of T-Mobile's HSPA+ 42
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Anyone wanna buy mine ? Looking to get back to an S II so I can take advantage of T-Mobile's HSPA+ 42
Did you try eBay? How much are you looking to get?
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I'm now recommending the app called Music Volume EQ as a possible replacement for Volume +. It seems to work good. Switching to the VU screen, I have the volume on it set to the max of 15. Then on the EQ menu I have the Bass Boost knob switched on for streaming bluetooth on the car speakers.

The name and description of the app doesn't mention that it boost volume which is strange so I'm glad I tried it.
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Did you try eBay? How much are you looking to get?
Not yet. Don't wanna deal with all the fees since I just sold my S III on eBay as well. I'm thinking $340 since I only had it for 5 days ( Paid $394 w/ tax ). Don't wanna return it to Google n get hit with a re-stocking fee.
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I'm now recommending the app called Music Volume EQ as a possible replacement for Volume +. It seems to work good. Switching to the VU screen, I have the volume on it set to the max of 15. Then on the EQ menu I have the Bass Boost knob switched on for streaming bluetooth on the car speakers.

The name and description of the app doesn't mention that it boost volume which is strange so I'm glad I tried it.
Does this boost the volume? Will this only work with music or also with Google Navigation. Both use the same volume control so I'm thinking a boost in music volume will mean the same for Google Navigation.

TIA and repped.
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Last edited by alanbrenton October 1, 2012 at 09:33 PM
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Does this boost the volume? Will this only work with music or also with Google Navigation. Both use the same volume control so I'm thinking a boost in music volume will mean the same for Google Navigation.

TIA and repped.
I think you're correct in that it doesn't distinguish between music and voice. I'd like to try more testing later though. One thing I noticed it the VU meter lights don't work very often which isn't a big deal. I just want boost.
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Last edited by rkg111 October 1, 2012 at 11:03 PM
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Not yet. Don't wanna deal with all the fees since I just sold my S III on eBay as well. I'm thinking $340 since I only had it for 5 days ( Paid $394 w/ tax ). Don't wanna return it to Google n get hit with a re-stocking fee.
Nexus does not support Tmo 4G?
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Nexus does not support Tmo 4G?
It does but not the HSPA+ 42 only the +21.
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#2805
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Nexus does not support Tmo 4G?
Yes! I have TMobile and it's working great in San Diego with 4-7mbps average. No Youtube or Netflix buffering.
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