Galaxy Nexus on sale today in UK

The UK seems to get all the cool smartphone launches first lately. On Wednesday it began selling the Lumia 800 from Nokia, the first phone from the company based on Windows Phone. Now comes word that our cousins from across the pond can now buy the Galaxy Nexus from Samsung. This is, of course, the first smartphone that will have Google's big Android 4.0 operating system installed and ready to go out of the box.

The word comes from the official Galaxy Nexus Twitter page which said that the phone is now on sale at Phones4U and will be added in the coming days to other wireless carriers and stores such as O2, Three, and Vodafone. The launch of the Galaxy Nexus comes just a few days after Google released the source code for Android 4.0 (otherwise known as Ice Cream Sandwich).

Meanwhile, US citizens are still awaiting word on when the Galaxy Nexus will be made available. Verizon has already been confirmed as the wireless carrier for the Samsung phone but as posting, the company has yet to confirm a specific release date for the $299.99 Galaxy Nexus. A previous rumor predicted that the smartphone might be made available for sale sometime around the Thanksgiving-Black Friday time period.

We are just hoping that the smartphone goes on sale sooner rather than later here in the US. The previously released hardware spec are impressive and it could give the iPhone 4S a run for its money, despite its fairly high price.

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SharpGreen said,
Now all we need is a US release date dammit.

some say it will release next week right before black friday but others say it will be a december release. i saw the verizon pictures and it looks like cheap plastic, no thanks!

I'll be getting mine - without contract - from Three tomorrow. £499.99

Originally I had pre-ordered from Amazon but they were £50 more expensive and I would have had to wait an extra three weeks.

Ouch. Since I haven't been able to find a proper price for a Galaxy Nexus around here, I've just taken the number you gave and converted it to swiss francs. That's going to basically be a month's rent for me to get. Of course, this isn't going to stop me...

Intrinsica said,
Ouch. Since I haven't been able to find a proper price for a Galaxy Nexus around here, I've just taken the number you gave and converted it to swiss francs. That's going to basically be a month's rent for me to get. Of course, this isn't going to stop me...

Yeah, it's pretty steep, and I thought £360 was pushing it when the Nexus One came out in January 2010.

Still, it's much cheaper than a contract. Using the figures Mr Spoon posted in the comment above mine it comes out at £827(!)

M2Ys4U said,

Still, it's much cheaper than a contract. Using the figures Mr Spoon posted in the comment above mine it comes out at £827(!)

And how much are you going to spend using the phone?

snappyfool said,
And how much are you going to spend using the phone?

I have a £10 per month contract (one month rolling contract), I rarely spend more. Over the same period the TCO will be ~£620, more than £200 cheaper.

M2Ys4U said,

I have a £10 per month contract (one month rolling contract), I rarely spend more. Over the same period the TCO will be ~£620, more than £200 cheaper.

This is why I got out of the silly 24-month contracts and got a 12-month Sim Only contract.

I can get a discount with Virgin Mobile for a 30-day rolling contract: £13 = 600 mins, 5000 texts, 500Mb internet.
What puts me off is the cashback deals I can get from websites, which make the other ones a possibility. I have to also take into account the free gifts I would get from Phones4u, but then no cashback.

Whatever I choose to do, I'll want it unbranded (IE, no O2 or Virgin bloatware) and I'll report (in the forums) .

The prices on Phones4U aren't too bad either:
O2 | 300mins | 3000txt | 500Mb | Handset: £59 = £32 a month (24 month contract).

Phones4U offer free gifts like TV's and PS3's too, although not on this particular handset (yet!).
Amazon have it listed at £519.

I am just coming out of my contract for O2, so I'll be picking up one of these bad boys. But it'll probably be after Christmas, giving me time to work out the best deals such as the free gifts thing, carrier bloatware and cashback sites.

Mr Spoon said,
The prices on Phones4U aren't too bad either:
O2 | 300mins | 3000txt | 500Mb | Handset: £59 = £32 a month (24 month contract).

That works out at over £800(!) over the lifetime of the contract, almost twice what the phone costs to buy outright at launch

M2Ys4U said,

That works out at over £800(!) over the lifetime of the contract, almost twice what the phone costs to buy outright at launch

But what good is a phone without minutes, texts and a data allowance? Fair enough if you can find a SIM only contract/PAYG for less than the difference, but what you presented was not a fair comparison.

Mr Spoon said,
The prices on Phones4U aren't too bad either:
O2 | 300mins | 3000txt | 500Mb | Handset: £59 = £32 a month (24 month contract).

Phones4U offer free gifts like TV's and PS3's too, although not on this particular handset (yet!).
Amazon have it listed at £519.

I am just coming out of my contract for O2, so I'll be picking up one of these bad boys. But it'll probably be after Christmas, giving me time to work out the best deals such as the free gifts thing, carrier bloatware and cashback sites.

thats actually a pretty sweet deal

Mr Spoon said,
The prices on Phones4U aren't too bad either:
O2 | 300mins | 3000txt | 500Mb | Handset: £59 = £32 a month (24 month contract).

Phones4U offer free gifts like TV's and PS3's too, although not on this particular handset (yet!).
Amazon have it listed at £519.

I am just coming out of my contract for O2, so I'll be picking up one of these bad boys. But it'll probably be after Christmas, giving me time to work out the best deals such as the free gifts thing, carrier bloatware and cashback sites.

£520 on amazon, then payg with giffgaff 250 mins, unlimited texts unlimited internet (they slow u down over 20gb data used) for £10 per month, works out to £760 over the 2 years

zikalify said,
£520 on amazon, then payg with giffgaff..... works out to £760 over the 2 years

But I want 400 minutes at least My 300 has dried up a few times more than I want. I did look at GiffGaff and they are pretty good.


bbfc_uk said,
Three are doing a good deal for £34 p/m, with the phone for free.

Hmm, now THIS is a little interesting. However I am put off by Three. I quite like O2. Maybe I should give them a try.