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

ShoonMcgregor 140 June 27, 2012 at 09:21 AM in Tech & Electronics (5)
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Promoted 07-07-2012 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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Quote from IamPro View Post :
Last time I tried to install a ROM, I bricked my Droid X Frown

Think I will wait since I am such a noob
Might have been an error on your part, but also Moto CDMA devices in general are extra easy to brick since there is so little documentation for developers to work with. Samsung seems to be the least problematic when it comes to bricking as most of the time you can return into factory download mode and reload the original shipped software from scratch.
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^USB Jig Wink Download mode.. easy restore for Samsung phones.. or at least from what I know.
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Ordered one, hopefully this one will last me thru till my next upgrade and Windows Phone 8.

I've a Motorola Atrix and good god, I've wasted so much time just flashing ROMs. I don't want to experience this again. I'll wait for a OTA update, JellyBean looks to run butter smooth!
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Quote from harveydent View Post :
There are tens of free keyboard apps on the Play Store that you can replace the ICS keyboard with

I paid 99 cents for Swiftkey when it was on sale for my Touchpad, and installed that for free on my Galaxy Nexus
Yeah.. I tried it out, didn't really care for it. That's just because I've been using the stock Android keyboard for years and years now so I like it.
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Just ordered the Galaxy nexus!
Here is what I bought, for all you customers wanting to buy accessories and stuff. Here is a decent list after much research.

1. Galaxy Nexus GSM Unlocked: $372.00 Overall (Tax+Shipping)

2. 2x Screen Protectors (Get one free):
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Samsung-G...954wt_1133

3. Protective Case:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...JXI8KO6VEY

I bought the same thing on eBay, for $8.00.

4. I will buy the 3850 mAh extended battery on Tuesday, since eBay bucks are released that day. I have $8.21 so that will cut the price in half. Here is the link for the exact thing I am buying on eBay.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...FIRE2AQPV8

Great reviews, and doesn't look THAT bad.


HERE IS THE THEME I WILL DO:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ...ure=relmfu

Enjoy everyone.
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Ok gang, need some advice here...

My contract with sprint is up and I was going to port over to virgin mobile for their cheaper $35 plan with the evo v 3G, but I honestly haven't been too happy with sprints coverage over the past 2 years. I happened to stumble across this thread but knew nothing about the nexus and using it on straight talk until tonight, so thanks for all the info!

Hardware wise, which is the better phone? I'd really like the galaxy s3 but an unlocked version is out of my price range. I'm fine paying the extra $50 for the google nexus over the evo v 4g if it's a better phone and if AT&T has better coverage than sprint in the Baltimore area!

I'm coming from a Samsung epic 4g so really looking forward to an upgrade...thanks in advance!
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Quote from Van25 View Post :
Just ordered the Galaxy nexus!
Here is what I bought, for all you customers wanting to buy accessories and stuff. Here is a decent list after much research.

1. Galaxy Nexus GSM Unlocked: $372.00 Overall (Tax+Shipping)

2. 2x Screen Protectors (Get one free):
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Samsung-G...954wt_1133

3. Protective Case:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...JXI8KO6VEY

I bought the same thing on eBay, for $8.00.

4. I will buy the 3850 mAh extended battery on Tuesday, since eBay bucks are released that day. I have $8.21 so that will cut the price in half. Here is the link for the exact thing I am buying on eBay.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...FIRE2AQPV8

Great reviews, and doesn't look THAT bad.


HERE IS THE THEME I WILL DO:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ...ure=relmfu

Enjoy everyone.
Had that battery for a long trip and its not that impressive, and makes it too thick for its own good. You wont fit the phone comfortably in your pocket with it on. Battery life on this phone is good using the stock battery compared to androids of the past, but if you really need more power then get a standard sized one and put it in wallet. The stock batteries arent thick and will fit nicely with most standard wallets.
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Quote from AbeArceo View Post :
Ok gang, need some advice here...

My contract with sprint is up and I was going to port over to virgin mobile for their cheaper $35 plan with the evo v 3G, but I honestly haven't been too happy with sprints coverage over the past 2 years. I happened to stumble across this thread but knew nothing about the nexus and using it on straight talk until tonight, so thanks for all the info!

Hardware wise, which is the better phone? I'd really like the galaxy s3 but an unlocked version is out of my price range. I'm fine paying the extra $50 for the google nexus over the evo v 4g if it's a better phone and if AT&T has better coverage than sprint in the Baltimore area!

I'm coming from a Samsung epic 4g so really looking forward to an upgrade...thanks in advance!
Galaxy S III hardware is much better than the Galaxy Nexus. Software wise, Galaxy Nexus would be better with it's pure stock Android, especially when it will receive the Jelly Bean update. It is up to you what service provider you choose for your area. I personally don't know which provider is better for you. With the Galaxy Nexus, you have the choice between using AT&T, T-Mobile, and other prepaid GSM carrier.

IMO Galaxy Nexus > Evo V 4G, just because it's pure Android.
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Quote from manormortal View Post :
any guides on how to install jellybean from stock 4.0?

http://forum.xda-developers.com/s...?t=1737849

If this is your first Android or first attempt to install a customized ROM, I would suggest you read how to root this phone very carefully, twice, and follow each step, especially the step to unlock the bootloader very carefully.

Personally I regard this rom very safe to use. XDA is a great place for learning how to customize your Android. I've been there for the past 3 years and had yet to encounter one problems with their ROMs.

Once you have JB installed, you might want to check out "How to configure Google Now" if it's not working http://forum.xda-developers.com/s...?t=1740542
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Quote from runtohell121 View Post :
Galaxy S III hardware is much better than the Galaxy Nexus. Software wise, Galaxy Nexus would be better with it's pure stock Android, especially when it will receive the Jelly Bean update. It is up to you what service provider you choose for your area. I personally don't know which provider is better for you. With the Galaxy Nexus, you have the choice between using AT&T, T-Mobile, and other prepaid GSM carrier.

IMO Galaxy Nexus > Evo V 4G, just because it's pure Android.
I agree, the S III is cutting edge but you definitely have to pony up the $ if you're paying full retail.

As far as the EVO V 4G or the Nexus, I'd go with the Nexus -- but in the end, it all depends on the service in your area. A Nexus with poor GSM coverage won't do you any good either.
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Quote from manfromnowhere View Post :
I agree, the S III is cutting edge but you definitely have to pony up the $ if you're paying full retail.

As far as the EVO V 4G or the Nexus, I'd go with the Nexus -- but in the end, it all depends on the service in your area. A Nexus with poor GSM coverage won't do you any good either.
Thanks for the quick replies guys. I wish I knew some people with AT&T or tmobile but everyone I know in this area has Verizon or sprint. I can never get connected to sprints 4g connection so if I go with virgin mobile I doubt my connections will be any better.

I just did a speed test and had 173 down and 113 up with a ping of 120 ms.

Virgin mobile is definitely cheaper overall but I'm kinda of tired of crappy service and don't I'm not totally in love with the evo v 4 g.
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Quote from AbeArceo View Post :
Thanks for the quick replies guys. I wish I knew some people with AT&T or tmobile but everyone I know in this area has Verizon or sprint. I can never get connected to sprints 4g connection so if I go with virgin mobile I doubt my connections will be any better.

I just did a speed test and had 173 down and 113 up with a ping of 120 ms.

Virgin mobile is definitely cheaper overall but I'm kinda of tired of crappy service and don't I'm not totally in love with the evo v 4 g.
You should just try T-Mobile prepay for $30 a month (100 min, unlimited text and data*)
*Up to 5gb of 3G/4G data speed, afterwards 2G (EDGE)

100 minute is the bad part about the plan if you talk a lot.
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Quote from runtohell121 View Post :
You should just try T-Mobile prepay for $30 a month (100 min, unlimited text and data*)
*Up to 5gb of 3G/4G data speed, afterwards 2G (EDGE)

100 minute is the bad part about the plan if you talk a lot.
Hm that's a good idea. Then after a month if I don't like tmobile switch over to straight talk with AT&T? 100 mins should be plenty for testing purposes.

My contract with sprint is up in September so I will still have to pay an ETF but I'll make up for it with the money I'm saving on my monthly bill ( currently at $69).
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Quote from AbeArceo View Post :
Hm that's a good idea. Then after a month if I don't like tmobile switch over to straight talk with AT&T? 100 mins should be plenty for testing purposes.

My contract with sprint is up in September so I will still have to pay an ETF but I'll make up for it with the money I'm saving on my monthly bill ( currently at $69).
Yeah. That would work. Just have to get the SIM cards from the prepaid carriers. Get the phone now, activate on T-Mobile monthly 4G plan, the one that's $30 w/ 100 min and 5gb data. If that works well, keep it. If not, switch over. Don't port any numbers over yet though. If you like the service, then port the number you want. Unless you plan on ETF on Sprint early, then port. The 100 min, unlimited data, 5gb from T-Mobile only works on new activation sim cards. I'm not sure about AT&T/Straight Talk, etc.

I'm currently on AT&T pay by month (contract) and no where near end of contract.. but I plan on testing T-Mobile prepaid if I decide to get this phone just because I want to use the plan as a portable hot spot on the go for tablets/laptops. I'm concerned about losing my "unlimited" data plan from AT&T, so not worth tethering long period of time.
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Quote from AbeArceo View Post :
Thanks for the quick replies guys. I wish I knew some people with AT&T or tmobile but everyone I know in this area has Verizon or sprint. I can never get connected to sprints 4g connection so if I go with virgin mobile I doubt my connections will be any better.

I just did a speed test and had 173 down and 113 up with a ping of 120 ms.

Virgin mobile is definitely cheaper overall but I'm kinda of tired of crappy service and don't I'm not totally in love with the evo v 4 g.
http://www.t-mobile.com/coverage/pcc.aspx

Check your T-Mo coverage there, I've found it to be pretty accurate.

Sprint is actually very good in my area on 3G. I'm getting 1000-1500kb down on my Optimus on Virgin Mobile. Sprint's 4G sucks here though. T-Mo is VERY fast if you're in a good area. Verizon beats them all but I couldn't justify paying so much $$ so I cancelled and went back to T-Mobile.
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