If you want the pre-Nexus 4 smartphone and are on Verizon then this sounds like a good deal. I was hoping to find a similar deal for an unlocked GSM version but they are all still well over $300 as far as I have seen.
Well I know this is still a popular phone, at least the unlocked GSM version is, but I figured a factory recertified unit would be better than taking a chance on a used one from ebay. So far, all of the refurbished items that I have ever purchased have been fine.
Anyway, this is my first actual deal post and I found it late last night while searching for the GSM version of the phone so I figured I would go ahead and let people know just in case.
I own the GSM version, and I've tried the CDMA version,
They are a world apart!
For one, this has LTE, but that is in NO WAY a good thing. The battery life is unbearable . The dimensions slightly differ , so cases and batteries differ.
The software is obviously similar (being pure Google), but they are not identical (GSM is clearly better, cause GSM is not proprietary tech)
They aren't bad , but one just is good, and the other is great
Thanks for the info wirelessfreak. I was thinking about getting this for my parents since they are on Verizon and wanting to get a smartphone. However, I don't think they need a phone of this class nor price and should do fine with a lesser Android phone for what they will really use it for.
I, myself, am still trying to find a good deal on a GSM version or am hoping the Nexus 4 returns to the Google Play Store soon.
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