Daily Deal: 16GB Galaxy Nexus For Just $429.99

It’s time for another daily deal as the folks at 1SaleADay are back with a 16GB Galaxy Nexus unlocked special for just $429.99. This is one of the lowest prices I’ve ever seen the Galaxy Nexus go for unlocked and as a penta-band HSPA+ device, this will work on T-Mobile just the way you want it.

Running Ice Cream Sandwich right out of the box, the Galaxy Nexus sports:

  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • 4.65″ Super AMOLED display in 720p resolution
  • 5 megapixel rear camera
  • 1.3 front-facing camera
  • 1080p video recording
  • HSPA+ 21Mbps capable
  • Up to 12 hours talk time, 150 hours standby
  • 5.1 oz


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  • ransack

    Can I borrow 429.99 from someone lol

  • Do android phone lose value fast because there are so many options with android devices? Or do retailers have them priced to high to begin with?

    • MagicMiguel

      Both really.  There’s usually a new “top-of-the-line” Android that comes out every month or two.  However, when a high-profile phone like the Galaxy Nexus is locked to a single carrier in the US, they know people willing to import it from overseas will pay a premium.

      • Marcus

        I’m confused.  Are you saying that $430 is premium money?

        • MagicMiguel

          When you can get it for $79 with a contract on Verizon, yes.

        • MarcusDW

          I just went to the Verizon site and it shows me $299.  

          To an individual looking to pay for a phone off contract, $430 is extremely cheap for almost any good smartphone let alone a high end device like this.

        • MagicMiguel

          Gotcha. I was looking at Amazon: http://bit.ly/HCQQCw

        • Kristoff119

          And then you realize you paid $80+ for 24 months for a plan you could’ve gotten for $50 or less, no contract, thus paying the premium of $800 for your “less costly” phone. And that’s assuming you only want 900 min, 1000 texts, and 2gb data, not getting any overages. LOL

        • MagicMiguel

          Agreed!  Unfortunately, most people don’t realize that you can buy the phone unlocked and use the $45/month Straight Talk SIM and get unlimited everything.

        • Khalints

           I agree, but basically arguing with people over this 1 year ago, the majority of the retort was that “some people don’t have 500 dollars to pay for a phone, so 200 now is more affordable, even if I pay more per month”

          Another good one “I don’t mind the contract, I don’t plan to leave (carrier) any time soon.

        •  How is Straight Talk coverage wise?  Their own website just puts up some pretty non-specific maps.

        • MagicMiguel

          When you order the SIM, you specify if your phone is AT&T compatible or T-Mobile compatible. Whichever you specify, your phone will try to use that network primarily and fallback on the other one where it’s not available. http://bit.ly/xgshgR

    • Marcus

      I haven’t noticed Androids losing value fast at all until the G’Nex started dropping fast.  I keep wondering how successful the i9250 actually is.  I mean my GSII is $599 but the G’Nex is going for this cheap!?

      • Yep, I have to agree there. So only certain phones drop fast, and that is true. Good question though. How well is the the Galaxy Nexus doing? Good point.

  • Guest72

    After almost 5 months of continuous use, I really like the Galaxy Nexus and can’t recommend it highly enough. I must say this is my first nexus device and 
    PROS:-already got an Android update directly from Google (4.0.2) and another one is on the way (4.0.4). This is one of the main reasons I got the Nexus; quick updates and no drama. I must say that from now on I will only buy Nexus phones just because a phone is only as good as the software or firmware it runs.-true world phone (pentaband), so you can also use it with AT&T, even after the refarming. Works perfectly fine in most other countries-no overlayUI crappola (Sense, Touchwiz, Blur), pure and fast ICS. There is a learning curve but after that, it is very easy and intuitive to use and has many improvements over GB. It would be hard to go back to GB.-big bright SAMOLED screen 4.65′ and 1280×720. Almost same resolution as my laptop and does not feel or look bulky like the Galaxy II.-no carrier junk app running all the time. Love this.-good reception and call quality. WIFI and GPS work fine. It does have a 5 GHz WIFI radio! -battery life is good to average (I keep BT on all the time).-overall a very stable and most importantly, a good phone. If you are a Google person like me, you will love it (Gmail, Calendat, Docs, Maps, Nav, and Chrome) just shine. BTW Chrome works GREAT on the GNEX and is now my default browser.CONS:-camera takes fine photos but not as good as my old Sensation 4G, still good enough for informal situations-the materials and construction are not as high-quality as HTC, but that I knew. THe GNEX is almost all plastic and does feel a bit cheap.-no microSD slot

  • “16GB internal memory is expandable to 32GB with a microSD card”

    Well, I bet that’s news to everyone right there.

    • That’s what I get for cutting and pasting the specs. Oh wells.

    • MarcusDW

      Yeah they got that all wrong.

  • Marcus

    5 weeks ago I paid $530 for this thing from these people.  Still managed to sell it for that same $530 thank God even though the price was still plummeting.

  • so if TMO customers buy this phone it will work with no hiccups on the network?  BUT this thing doesn’t get to TMO’s 42mbps?  that’s disappointing.   i’ll hold out for a Nexus phone that can then.

    • Kristoff119

      There is not much difference in the real world speeds, but maybe that’s me on 21mbps phone just hoping;-) There’ll always be something you’re holding for, in my experience. I could go for an sd card slot and waterproof nano coat…

  • Batman223

    same price last week when I bought it

    I dont know how it “lost value”, yes its not selling at the premium it once sold for, but it’s without warranty in the US, no expanded sd card slot, and a relatively old cpu now with the new guys rolling out. It’s priced accordingly.

    Apples phones retain their value better because they’re all the same, maybe if they release a new phone one day the iphone 4 price will drop.

  • Mark Williams

    That memory thing is an issue with me.  Understanding that Google wants you to put everything in the cloud, but your apps aren’t in the cloud they are on the phone, so enough space is required to have the amount of apps on the phone that I the user choose.  Not to mention the cloud is not always available or available at a good speed, so it is necessary to have enough space on the phone to do/save whatever you the customer wants.  LUV Google, but this was a real boner on their part to omit the external storage as it cannot be such an expensive item to have added to the phone.  This is an Apple move to try to control everything, but I am not on Apple for a reason and I have always liked Android for being more flexible….Google please don’t turn into another Apple 

    • tommy

       Use a USB stick, it’s much cheaper and works in a similar fashion to the micro sd card in 4.0

  • Gordon

    Why has tmonews become an ad-space for for shady merchants like this?

    • If they are shady, I don’t know it and I’m only trying to bring attention to a good deal price wise, if there is a concern about the site in question, I’ll make sure to bring that to everyone’s attention. I’m an ad-space for no one. These daily deals are the “in thing” right now so I’m on the lookout for things T-Mobile related.

      • Mjsherrick15

        Good man David

      • Sgamez87

        You work here on tmonews dont you David? well just two days ago you guys posted a link from that same website..it had the sidekick at 39.99 and people told you guys about them..and one of the reporters from this page responded and said he didnt know if it was reliable or not. heres that same link..you guys should have better communications with each other who knows how many people you just made them lose their hard earned money for posting this garbage site up..you should take this down man if you care about your users.     http://www.consumeraffairs.com/online/1saleaday.html

    • TmoNews_Inuyasha

      Shady?  I’ve been ordering from 1SaleADay for a few years, and haven’t had any problems with them, aside from part of one order being wrong recently(shipped too few of an item), but that was fixed, and all is well on my end.

      • Kevin

        I have ordered from 1SaleADay a few times in the past too, and they’re a great site with a similar business model to the one Woot uses.

  • tommy

    The big question for me is why is TMobile selling the GS2 for 599 for customers like me (on a Value plan) and this thing is available now for 430. And this thing is unlocked.
    Why on earth would I want a GS2 if I can get this?

  • Maciejkoziol

    I think there is no warranty in US.

  • Khalints

     Seems like the phone is dropping fast! I wonder at what price will it finally level out…Definitely tempting though…

  • fixxmyhead

    meh, get off ur high horse gnex.
    i can always wait for the software . im happy with my s2 eagerly awaiting for the s3. nexus phones are never the best in hardware and cm9 should be dropping pretty soon. 

    • Kevin

      Get off the hardware high horse. Hardware means nothing compared to software. Great hardware running 2.3 or below just can’t hold a candle to any dual-core 4.0 device.

  • Tisoy915

    I bought my GNexus the minute it was available. I paid 750 for it, but it was well worth it. My GS2, Amaze and Sensation is now being used to test out different roms while my GNexus is my daily driver. I got used to not having a micro sd. Most of my music and videos are stored in the cloud anyways so it doesn’t bother me not having expandable storage. This has been my longest used phone since the Nexus One.

  • Dark Angel

    This is getting ridiculous as of lately, look people if you don’t like certain type of news or they don’t concern you just move along . No need to bash a good product nor David for it .

  • BahamasGeek242

    Good Price I have to say When it hits $250 I will pick one up as a backup to my windows phone

  • Tempting, but still more than a contract upgrade to the One S will be, and I don’t have that kind of money just lying around.

  • NardVa

    Tempting but I’m gone save my money for the HTC One XL. They wil be on EBay for about the same prince as the Galaxy Nexus.

  • Younggodde

    Would this phone get speeds like the gs2 on Tmobile anybody?

    • jonathan3579

      I get 12-14mbps download. So yeah, more or less.

      • Jgarofola

        I am getting 16 to 20 down. On my brand new Samsungs BLAZERS 4Gs.!!!!!!

    • Nope, only half the theoretical peak.

  • TritonX

    Very tempting.   I was thinking of buying the One S out right but this would be ~$150 cheaper.  Some posts reporting here that there is no warranty with this product in the US but they claim one-year manufacturers warranty under specs.  Does anyone know what the case really is?  Any advice–this or the One S?  Thanks

  • John Voss

    I could be wrong, but I think on Tmob network the SGII is going to be faster on a speednet test because it has HSPA 42+, but in a real work enviroment its all the same.  only way to settle this is for a vyoutube video test.  I’m especially interested since I live in S Florida too.  Please tmonews  :)

  • Matthew Jett

    DON’T DO IT!!! I traded my White T989 for an unlocked GSM White Galaxy Nexus thinking I was upgrading … I was back to a T989 in a week.

    • TritonX


    • jonathan3579

      Pfft, that’s funny because I sold my T989 and bought a Galaxy Nexus and would never go back.

    • Guwest73435

      I tried the T989 and the screen sucks side by side to the Nexus. The Galaxy Nexus is sharper (1200×720 vs 800×450)   

      • TrevorMadden

        800×480* but who’s counting? :D

    • barondebxl

      The t989 is a great phone but the nexus is better. I’ve own the t989, The I9100, the galaxy note international and now the nexus. The only device that gives the nexus a run for his money is the note.

    • Roswell_V

      Gave my T989 to the old lady and got a Nexus for myself, couldn’t be happier.

  • Bruin81

    I got my Galaxy Nexus i9250 from Daily Steals a month ago.  It updated to 4.02 within the first day.  After having a G1, and Vibrant, this pure Google phone is by far the best.  Hopefully Hulu + will support soon, works great with Netflix.

  • EXIBITman

    I just ordered 2 galaxy nexus for 895:00$ I will sell one on Greg’s list for 595:99$.mines will cost me 310:00$

    • Who the heck’s going to pay you 600 hundred bucks for this phone? Everyone and their grandmother knows it’s price is falling like a rock..

      • EXIBITman

        Believe it or not woody there’s always a sucker out there willing to overspend for something they want bad enuff

  • Once this phone drops below 400 bucks, that’s when I’ll bite. My O’G Nexus One has served me faithfully and is still my daily driver.

    • EXIBITman

      I got one for 575:00$ lol .!!!!!!

  • Jay

    Thank you so much for letting me know about this offer! I was about to go buy this phone for $600 which would had been a huge mistake. Thank you again for letting us know about this awesome deal and btw i bought mines just in time since as of right now they are sold out. :D

  • DrScope

    Better to get a Galaxy Note and eBay is cheaper but there are risks involved.

  • guest

    I ordered one from daily steal for 479 and updated to 4.0.2 but the updates come from Samsung on version I received and not Google which sucks. I love the phone just concern Samsung will not push out updates timely if at all. There is a app in the market to determine which version you have.

    • GNowner

       I got the same deal actually. You can flash it to yakju if you really want.

  • Troy1helen

    I really want to sell my white t989 for this phone.

  • LanceMiller

    Isn’t anyone feeling a bit cheated that they didn’t include an external memory card slot. Isn’t this going to be a nuance when you’re wanting to move files around or say space on the internal storage?