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$100 will nab you Verizon's sweet Samsung Galaxy Nexus through Amazon

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$100 will nab you Verizon's sweet Samsung Galaxy Nexus through Amazon
Soon after it made its official arrival on Verizon’s lineup, the sole Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich packing smartphone in the US, the indomitable Samsung Galaxy Nexus, went through the usual Amazon ritual of being graced with a significant price drop. Well, there’s no arguing that its previous $150 on-contract pricing was a killer thing, but it’s naturally being lowered to make it even more affordable.

With the usual routine, Amazon has chopped the price of the 4G LTE equipped Samsung Galaxy Nexus by another $50, this, bringing its cost of ownership to new customers to $99.99. Simply, all you’ll need in your pockets is a single $100 with good old Benjamin Franklin smiling inconspicuously, though, you’ll probably be using it later on to pay off the credit card you’ll be using for the purchase.

Needless to say, that’s a fantastic price point for this top shelf smartphone, but for those upgrading customers, the love isn’t quite as great – well, that’s because they’ll need to shell out a whole lot more. Specifically, they’ll need to plop down $259.99 to pick up the handset, which is substantially more out of pocket, but it’s still cheaper than the full $299.99 you’ll need when buying it from Big Red.

$100 will nab you Verizon's sweet Samsung Galaxy Nexus through Amazon
Of course, free shipping is included with the purchase, so all you’ll need to worry about is the upfront cost for the smartphone. Sure there are newer devices on Verizon lineup right now, like the LG Spectrum, but when you take into account that the Galaxy Nexus is still the only one running ICS, and priced remarkably at $99.99 through Amazon, it’s easily a steal in anyone’s book!

source: Amazon via Android Central

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posted on 26 Jan 2012, 13:50

1. torr310 (Posts: 432; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


aww...the good price is only for the NEW customers.
By the way, the mixed reviews make this phone not as attractive as Razr and Rezound.
Is it possible they will improve in the future production batches?

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 14:08 1

6. bobnnate (Posts: 25; Member since: 28 Aug 2011)


i have a nexus, and it may not feel like a premium device as far as hardware, it is in software. it will get every major and minor update first and it doesnt have a touchy user interface but u can add one with go launcher in the app store. and they wont make any changes in the production line but they will have updates to better stabilize the phone. multi touch works perfect for me and ive never had the reboot problem. my brother has a razr but likes my nexus better.plus you get bigger starage. hope i helped

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 17:29

9. CannedKarma (Posts: 19; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


If you compare a GNex and a Rezound side by side in a store, you'll notice quite a difference in the responsiveness of the phones and their speaker volumes, both in favor of the Rezound. Factor in that there are plenty of ICS ROMs available to flash, and the reasons to pick up a GNex are slim to none if you're willing to spend a night reading up on XDA. Don't get me wrong, the GNex is by no means a bad device, but why sacrifice hardware when you don't need to?

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 19:02

13. itzmando (Posts: 114; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


^ I mean the majority of buyers do not care for ICS ROMs, those are for individuals who truly want to tinker with their phone(to each their own). I have tested the Rezound with my GN and the Rezound well at least the model floor was responsive, but still had lag.
Yes I killed background apps, surprised at how many apps these floor models have opened. too many games.

... anyways sure my GN from the get go had low volume, but Volume+ app helped out a lot, which I thought damn i made the wrong decision. (Razr vs. GN)

As far as sacrifce ... I could care less about specs, I came from a Droid 1 to Droid 2 than Droid 2 Global. to now my GN. I can tell you going to stock android to Moto blur back to stock android. ICS is way better and lag is non-existent even with dated specs.
So don't shoot down a phone for the small thing; in case there are people who might still be interested in this phone. ICS stock wil get faster updates, I am so glad, cannot deal with OEMs lagging just to make the software run right.

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 20:03

14. iankellogg (Posts: 155; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


I tried friends' personal phones and rezound was most certainly never the fastest. it was the fatest and heaviest with the worst battery life. The nexus was the fastest with the razr only slightly behind.

posted on 27 Jan 2012, 12:56

18. CannedKarma (Posts: 19; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


To each their own I suppose. I easily get a full day, if not 24 hours with standby, on my Rezound. Yes, the GNex will certainly get OTA updates the fastest. If you're not into flashing custom ROMs and that is your main concern, by all means pick one up. I don't mind the extra girth of the Rezound; with the textured back I feel it actually is more comfortable to hold and use.

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 13:58 2

2. ZayZay (Posts: 565; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


Ugh it's not an iphone, so it's garbage.
and
Oh yeah! This phone is better than the iphone!

There, I saved everyone the trouble.

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 14:00 1

3. c.hack (Posts: 519; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


Yeah, that's why they had to drop the price by $200 a month after release. Because its sooo great.

Don't you know, if you my a droidphone its obsolete in a month, and good luck getting updates.

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 14:02 4

4. ZayZay (Posts: 565; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


WARNING!
TYPICAL APPLE LOVER POST ABOVE
POST 3 IS A REPEAT OF EVERY POST EVER POSTED BY C.HACK- DON"T WAIST YOUR TIME

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 14:04

5. bobnnate (Posts: 25; Member since: 28 Aug 2011)


iphone would be obsolete in month too if they made more than 1 exact same device every year. and android is getting rid of fragmenting.good job

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 18:31

12. protozeloz (Posts: 5379; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


what makes it obsolete that does not make any other phone (none Android) obsolete? There won't be a nexus till December

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 15:40 2

7. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Better than the iPhone lol? Not even in the twilight zone

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 18:30

11. protozeloz (Posts: 5379; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


The. Why you trolling in Here to begin with?

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 20:04

15. iankellogg (Posts: 155; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


just ignore him.

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 17:17 1

8. BioTek (Posts: 53; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


If only they lowered the price of the unlocked version to $100. I could gain some extra money by selling the one I already have for a much higher price.

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 17:32 2

10. networkdood (Posts: 6310; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


There at least 10 phones out there better than the iphone...

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 20:39

16. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6694; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Grrr at Amzon. I'm still stuck AT&T. would save me LOTS OF MONEy!

posted on 27 Jan 2012, 00:13 1

17. dandirk (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)


Well I just replaced my OG Droid with a rezound...

At first I thought I would be set on the GN... but $300 is a bit much for me to swallow... $200 seems more reasonable for a top tier phone. Just my opinion.

At the store I did not really notice much of a difference in basic performance, navigation, webpages etc.

The GN at least to me seems slightly awkward, being too large. But that could also be due to the stupid anti-theft cable preventing me from holding it as I normally would.

Honestly at the store they seemed to be pretty much the same... Ultimately I choose the rezound for the following reasons.

-Cheaper $200 vs $300 or %50... As a matter of fact it was $150 at the counter (don't ask me why).

-Size... The size just seemed to fit my hand better. Believe it or not I kinda like the thickness... feels more substantial in my hand. I did have the OG droid after all.

-Sense and or old droid... For some reason it was a bit more difficult to understand the ICS OS. Could be the stupid videos/demo they play on their phones. Also this probably wouldn't have been a big deal... I would have learned it.

-Reports that rezound had better call and signal quality... important stuff for a phone!

The only problems I have had with the rezound...

- No gorilla glass. My OG droid was a tank... no protector/cover and also no major scratches in the glass after 2+ years sitting in my pocket with my keys and lighter.
- Small sense setup stuff... this freaking thing constantly asks if I want to connect to wifi... no I do not. I pay for 4g for that, don't want to deal with wifi. I think I figured that setting out.
-At first had some data connection issues... always 1x... cdma and cdma+4G settings seemed to always reset etc. This seems to have calmed down a bit playing with power settings...
-Miss the bookmark button on the browser... now have to go menu then bookmarks...
-Freaking buttons... the power and volume rockers are set 100% flat with the phone. Very hard to find them by touch. I have even mashed on the power button to find I was pressing the bottom of the phone (too uniform and generic).
-Battery life lasts through a work day, but I do have to charge every night.

posted on 27 Jan 2012, 12:58

19. CannedKarma (Posts: 19; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


I'd recommend looking into the Dolphin HD browser if you haven't yet. Excellent support for bookmarks and great gesture based navigation that you can customize as you see fit.

I'll definitely agree with you on the button placement. Those are my only irritations with the handset.

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