Jul 15 AT 4:24 PM Dustin Earley 4 Comments

Grab a Google Play edition device for cheap from Expansys


Google Play edition devices really are the best of both worlds. Not only do you get the best phones and tablets completely unlocked and contract-free, but you also get stock Android and fast updates with no third-party manufacturer or carrier bloatware attached. The only problem is the price: GPe devices tend to go for top dollar, but there are deals to be had.

Right now, third-party retailer Expansys is offering great deals on a handful of Google Play edition devices. The Samsung Galaxy S 4 and HTC One (M7) are both $399, the Sony Z Ultra is $349 and the LG G Pad 8.3 is just $224. These aren’t refurbished units like the recent deals you may have seen on the Nexus 7 going around. These are brand new in box, just like you’d buy them from Google Play.

Speaking from experience, I can say the Samsung Galaxy S 4 Google Play edition device is a pleasure to use. We also have a staff member who like the GPe HTC One M7. If you’ve been thinking about picking up a Google Play edition device for some time now, this may be your best chance. Who knows what’s going to happen to the Google Play edition program when the next round of flagships hit next year.

Via: DroidLife

Source: Expansys

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • Steve

    The Sony z ultra is the best phone out of the bunch spec wise, but unfortunately it doesn’t come with the 20.7 mp camera the the z1 does. I don’t think much people besides me, would want a 6.5 inch screen

  • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

    Time for me to share a story about how big of a dumbass I am.

    Wife’s Nexus 5 screen shattered, literally a day after we got a replacement for a defective Nexus 5 (worked fine for 6 months and then just went crazy, literally). She dropped it and there was no way I was going to try (or let her try) to get a replacement sent in. Watched a video on how to replace your own screen and figured I might be able to do it (rather than send it off for repair since I didn’t know how many days she would be without a phone).

    1. Research the part you are going to buy. My dumbass bought the wrong part even after I made “sure” it was the right one. I bought just the fucking screen, not the screen with front housing assembly and bezel. Jesus fucking Christ.
    2. Read the return policy. I can’t exchange it “due to the nature of electronics” and blah blah blah. I should have read the return policy before purchasing.
    3. I ended up buying another screen and assembly from another website. So far, including plastic tools and shit to rip the phone apart, I’ve spent close to $300. For that much plus a Benjamin I could buy one of these new phones! A slight step back in processor (800 vs 600) but nicer camera and microSD on the S4…

    OK, I’ll shut up now. Learn from my stupid ass, OK?

  • SBM_from_LA

    Not sure if these are really great deals or not…. they are both last years or last model’s version… and $400 seems to be about the going rate for unlocked version or FREE from your carrier.

    • marcdw

      I’d say they’re good deals. From T-Mo the Galaxy S4 still sells for close to $600 with the refurb model priced almost the same as the new phone here.
      I myself am not interested in the latest/greatest S5 with features I wouldn’t use anyway.
      Compared to Google’s prices these are pretty good.