Sprint's pre-order page for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is now live; mentions April 22nd release

Sprint's pre-order page for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is now live; mentions April 22nd release
After seeing a leaked signage last week hinting to the possible release date for the highly anticipated Sprint version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, we’re now finally getting some definitive and concrete dates.

For starters, Sprint’s pre-order page for the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich powered smartphone is now live and ready to accept your cold hard cash. Specifically, you can grab yourself a pre-order right now for a cool $199.99 with a 2-year contract if you’re adamant on picking it up. Furthermore, although it’s not necessarily coming in the form of an official press release, the page also clearly mentions the following:

We'll charge your card for your phone today. Shipping: We'll do our best to get it to you before Sunday, April 22.

So what does it all mean? Well, it seems that the handset will also be touching down on April 22nd like the LG Viper, which arrives fittingly in time for Earth Day. Thankfully, you’ll have two 4G LTE smartphones to choose from come next week, but you really can’t forget about that upcoming HTC EVO 4G LTE, which is set for pre-orders starting May 7th. Indeed, you’ll need to sit down and think about things before making a brash decision.


And just like that folks, we got the official confirmation about that April 22nd release date from the folks over at Samsung. Check out the press release below for more information.

source: Sprint via Android Central

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GALAXY Nexus Sprint
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware TI OMAP4460, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 1850 mAh
  • OS Android 4.3



19. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I was going to pre-order one as practically a toy until the sgs3 releases but i went to the page and the pre-order is closed .-.

18. italiapride503

Posts: 13; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

I think we have to see how this one does because the one from Verizon has some major glitching as far as dropping calls and dropping lte constantly...let's hope they fixed the mess up from the Verizon version

15. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Why buy last years phone when the SG III is bout to announce in two weeks?

11. jphillips63

Posts: 253; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I would highly advise to not even consider this phone unless those of you waiting for it lives under or near a 4G tower. I had purchased Verizons GN last year on launch day and a week later returned it. The phone was useless as a hpone and as a 4g Device. It dropped calls all the time and it would have connectivity issues and as I had said it only had 4G if you were within eye distance of the 4G tower. They omit the ability to link facebook contacts to the phone as well. Lets see, The phone lagged very badly when you rotated it and for messaging or emails I had to always wait on the Phone to catch up as I was typing in my text. This has been the first phone that I've ever returned as typically I'm satisifed with my purchases and I've made many over the years, But the GN is a total joke it lacked in so many areas it wasn't funny. The reviews this phone gets is a total joke as well. Those guys need to go out in the real world and do there tests, my old Droid Charge had it's issues but I have to say it worked better than the GN. Today I use HTC Rezound and I have to say it's been the best phone I've ever had. I don't have to do a batery pull to reset it and it doesn't just reboot out of random. I get 4G in areas the GN wouldn't even get 3G. Thats my story for the GN and some may listen some of you may blow it off but it's like this if it had worked as it should I still own it. Thats just how I am, However this HTC will be in my hands for a very long time yes it's that good.

12. threeline

Posts: 325; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

Was that just a bad device?

13. jphillips63

Posts: 253; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

No, many and I mean many others experieced the same in this device. You can check out Android central and the likes to see all the negatives of this device. The ones who didn't have the issues lived within seeing distance of a tower or an highly saturated 4G area. I had even worked hand in hand for 3 days with one of the upper techs on this device to help them work on a solution to the problems in what is none as fringe 4G areas, Meaning there's 4G but towers are spaced with 1-2 towers in between with 3G only. I guess I spent a good 12-15 hrs driving in areas with tech on the line taking readings and collecting data. They have had 2-3 updates since so I can't relate to what has been resolved, Bottom line for the device is it's a radio problem and software can tweak this some but can't fix it. The lag as I mentioned is there and is terrible. reminds me of the days of when we first got smart phones and how they lagged upon rotation of the phone, those that remember we had to shack rock tilt or stand on our heads to get the screen to rotate. The phone is known as a developers phone and was pushed onto the market to just be that. Lots of horror stories around just google it and you will be surprised of just how bad this phone really is. Have they fixed it? I can't comment to that I replaced it with the rezound and it works as it should.

14. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

Of course it was a BAD handset. THis guy is totally NUTS at best. The GALAXY NEXUS is the best stock device on the market and will do sprint very well.

16. jphillips63

Posts: 253; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

if it were a bad handset then why is it you can go to any Verizon store and look at the dbm on this phone and compare the same to say a Droid razr or even the rezound and the signal strength on the GN is reading 20-30 dbm greater than the other two mentioned. Go check for yourself oh and be sure you make sure you turn off wifi so you're actually reading network signal strength. That's enough proof there oh wait rotate it a few times and feel the lag, lets not forget also the back they have either glued on or zip tied on to keep from coming off.

10. threeline

Posts: 325; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

I would bet Amazon will have a smoking deal on this device.

7. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Best phone on Sprint for sure, but I wouldn't buy it. Wait till the SGS3 gets announced and then see what Huawei's got up their sleeve.

6. danwatson

Posts: 117; Member since: Jan 03, 2012

This is great. Just in case my Evo breaks before the EVO LTE or GSIII comes out, I now have something decent I could get. I've been sweating for months knowing that if my evo broke, I was going to be stuck buying the Nexus S or Epic touch, none of which are bad, but both are aging fast and even faster now that sprint has gone LTE. Now anyone who needs a new phone has a great option available

17. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

the epic 4g touch is better than the galaxy nexus except for screen res and lte

5. threeline

Posts: 325; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

I really need a phone like right now, my Epic 4G is on it's last legs. Should I wait for the Evo LTE or SGSIII? Has anyone heard anything about that Sprint/Samsung device SPH-L710 that received Bluetooth certification about a month ago? Rumor has it that it's a LTE E4GT sorta like AT&Ts Skyrocket HD. If so, I would go for that one because of the Exynos processor.

3. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

i think they are drawing the winners for the competition they were having for the nexus today, i may be wrong though, anyways, the only way i will take this over the evo is if i win one, if not then its evo lte for me

2. nicknack84

Posts: 52; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I would wait till Sprint actually gets an LTE network up and running :\

4. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

its still better than anything sprint currently has in its lineup.

8. CommentBoxEnforcer

Posts: 99; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Sprint nexus 4G LTE is like having a brand new camaro but no able to go over 35mph

9. shadowcell

Posts: 300; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Still, you look good driving it.

1. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

i would wait on the Evo lte, better non-pentile screen, much more powerful processor, camera, kickstand etc

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