Mar 21 AT 9:55 AM Taylor Wimberly 41 Comments

Unlocked Galaxy Nexus on sale for $459, but buyer beware


If you have been saving up for the GSM version of the Galaxy Nexus, internet deals site Daily Steals has it on sale today for only $459.99. That’s one of the lowest prices we have ever seen, but Daily Steals doesn’t exactly have the best reputation.

The unlocked GSM version of the Galaxy Nexus has penta-band support (850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100MHz) and will operate on both AT&T’s and T-Mobile’s 4G HSPA+ networks.

Browsing through the reviews on Reseller Ratings, we can see that Daily Steals has a 6-month rating of 5.9/10. Some of the reviews are positive, but others are scary. One customers recently said, “This is by far the worst company I have ever dealt with. They do not even have a phone number for customer service.”

If you don’t feel safe ordering from Daily Steals, we should also note that Amazon has lowered their price for the GSM Galaxy Nexus to $527.99, down $100 from a month ago. Recent rumors also suggest that Google might eventually sell the unlocked Galaxy Nexus on their own web site, but we don’t know how soon that could happen.

I still use the Galaxy Nexus as my daily device and I think it’s the best Android phone available. HTC and Samsung might lure me away with their upcoming devices, but I need to play with their new models before making a decision. I would say the Galaxy Nexus is still a safe bet, but the Samsung Galaxy S III could make it obsolete in just a couple months.

Source: Daily Steals

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