The Google Play Edition HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 are now shipping to those who pre-ordered the phones through Google Play. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play edition with 16GB of internal storage sports a price tag of $649.99, while the HTC One Google Play edition with 32GB of internal storage comes in slightly cheaper at $599.99. Both phones are SIM and bootloader unlocked with HSPA+ and LTE support on AT&T’s and T-Mobile’s networks and feature a nearly stock version of Android 4.2.2 for those who simply can’t stand Samsung and HTC’s custom Android builds.
While there are quite a few people who prefer stock Android on their phones, it’s a bit hard for many to spend $600 on a new device. Do you think it’s worth paying full retail to experience Android as Google intended on the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4? Fill out the poll below and let us know if you purchased a Google Play Edition phone.