Samsung Galaxy Nexus coming to Sprint April 22nd

Verizon was the first wireless carrier in the US to get the Samsung Galaxy Nexus back in December, but now its time for another company to offer the Android 4.0 smartphone. Sprint announced today that it will begin selling the Galaxy Nexus in its stores on Sunday, April 22nd.

The hardware for the Sprint version seems to be about the same as the older Verizon version. It still has a 1.2 Ghz dual core processor, 1 GB of memory, 32 GB of storage, a 4.65 inch touch screen and more. The Sprint version supports both its current 3G network and its upcoming LTE network, which is expected to launch in a few US cities later this summer.

Pricing for the Sprint version of the Galaxy Nexus will be $199.99 with a two year contract. However, the price for the phone is technically even cheaper than that, thanks to the smartphone's Google Wallet feature. Sprint customers who sign up for a Google Wallet account within a week of activating the Galaxy Nexus will get a $10 Google Wallet credit immediately, plus another $40 in credit in three weeks. The special offer ends on May 22nd.

You can go ahead and pre-order the phone from Sprint's website. Pre-orders will have the Galaxy Nexus shipped to them on Friday, two days before the official launch of the smartphone.

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I looked at one of these and find it a very cheaply made phone would be scared to drop this from a foot of the ground. but is typical for Samsung and the likes these days.

Nashy said,
This thing is really not what it's hyped up to be.

If you mean that because of hardware, its probably coz sammy made it. Hope the next nexus phone is made by Sony or HTC or even a Moto from the recent shopping that Google did, but definitely hope it isn't from LG as rumors have it!!

recursive said,

If you mean that because of hardware, its probably coz sammy made it. Hope the next nexus phone is made by Sony or HTC or even a Moto from the recent shopping that Google did, but definitely hope it isn't from LG as rumors have it!!

I have no issues with Samsung. Let's face it, they are top of the game for a reason. I like my Galaxy SII far more though.

I really think the problem is Android. Part of the fun of a new phone back in the day for me was a new OS. No days, you pretty much choose Android or iOS.

I don't include WP7 as I don't like it, and find it funny that people who whinge about iOS being locked down don't whinge about WP7.

no-sweat said,
Not sure if I should get this or wait for a phone with physical keyboard...

physical keyboard is dying :-\

It's like a sign that I'm meant to have this phone. My Evo 4G is getting left behind in terms of updates, and it's a little beat up now too after a few years of use.

I was thinking about buying the GN unlocked so I could stay with Sprint, but looks like I don't have to do that now. Sweet! If the Galaxy S3 doesn't impress next month, looks like the GN will be my new phone.

spacer said,
It's like a sign that I'm meant to have this phone. My Evo 4G is getting left behind in terms of updates, and it's a little beat up now too after a few years of use.

I was thinking about buying the GN unlocked so I could stay with Sprint, but looks like I don't have to do that now. Sweet! If the Galaxy S3 doesn't impress next month, looks like the GN will be my new phone.

How about the Evo 4G LTE? Just curious on your thoughts on that.

UndergroundWire said,

How about the Evo 4G LTE? Just curious on your thoughts on that.


That's what I'm wondering too. The Evo 4G LTE is available for preorder on the 7th. I'm wondering if their custom interface is as bad as TouchWiz for Samsung is. The nice thing about this phone will be that it's a stock Android phone.

kjordan2001 said,

That's what I'm wondering too. The Evo 4G LTE is available for preorder on the 7th. I'm wondering if their custom interface is as bad as TouchWiz for Samsung is. The nice thing about this phone will be that it's a stock Android phone.

ICS and Sense 4 looks really good.

The Evo LTE comes with Sense and it has a kickstand like all other Evo's.

Sense isn't bad, as far as OEM skins go. But I'm done with OEM junk. It's no longer needed with ICS, and I want more updates, more often. The original Evo is still at 2.3.3 which is ridiculous since the hardware can easily handle ICS.

Also, kickstands on phones are dumb. I knew my Evo 4G had one before I bought it, but I said "eh, whatever". But after a year (last year), the thing became so loose (even without using it) that it now just pops out whenever I move my phone. It's annoying, and I will never get another phone with one.