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Google Nexus S - Sim Free / Unlocked - £323.99 @ Handtec
Google Nexus S - Sim Free / Unlocked - £323.99 @ Handtec

Google Nexus S - Sim Free / Unlocked - £323.99 @ Handtec

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I don't know if this is some kind of glitch or just a really good price, but it's currently £420+ everywhere else.

- 16GB Internal Memory
- Android Gingerbread 2.3
- 4" screen
- Wifi N
- Front and rear camera
- NFC chip

49 Comments

Original Poster

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Dual cores are out now so expect price drops on single core devices now.

Original Poster

exStudent

Dual cores are out now so expect price drops on single core devices now.



Yeh but they will fall down to the likes of that price. The Nexus S normally retails for about £425. There is no way it will be going anywhere below £300 in the next year or so. This is a really good price, both now and in the future.

williamj1

Yeh but they will fall down to the likes of that price. The Nexus S … Yeh but they will fall down to the likes of that price. The Nexus S normally retails for about £425. There is no way it will be going anywhere below £300 in the next year or so. This is a really good price, both now and in the future.



Is it THAT good?

Original Poster

? ...

good price

Is this better than incredible S?? It doesn't look like a premium phone

williamj1

Yeh but they will fall down to the likes of that price. The Nexus S … Yeh but they will fall down to the likes of that price. The Nexus S normally retails for about £425. There is no way it will be going anywhere below £300 in the next year or so. This is a really good price, both now and in the future.


are you a soothsayer ?

Original Poster

fullmoon

Is this better than incredible S?? It doesn't look like a premium phone



- Incredible S has a better camera, and 720p video recording.
- Nexus S has gingerbread and gets all the updates quicker
- Nexus S is cheaper
- Nexus S can be rooted.
- Nexus S gets superb battery reviews

Having said that, the incredible s is getting gingerbread soon, and will probably be rootable soon too. They are pretty identical spec wise (other than the incredible s' better camera) so really it all comes down to budget and looks / feel. Also, some people prefer stock > htc sense and vice versa. So really, there is little difference and it's more personal preference.

moonmonkey

are you a soothsayer ?



And no, i'm just guessing what will happen in the android world. Obviously the price will come down, but I'm saying it will fall from £425 not this. I really doubt it will go below this anytime soon.

And, I think I agree with the person below. Dual core is nice, but there are almost no apps that take advantage of this.

Edited by: "williamj1" 16th Apr 2011

m8 i had bot it for 380... its a really good phone.... i still dont understand the need for dual core.....
regarding being premium phone - i wud have a nexus s over iphone or any other brand....
it has really good reception and its battery is way beyond any other smartfone.. (not as good as e71..my prev phone)

Heat added.

I have the Desire HD personally, but this has a massive appeal considering you get the updates quicker unlike HTC where you wait the ass of the planet!.

Reviews Below

gsmarena.com/goo…php

techradar.com/rev…iew

Only thing that puts me off this phone is that you can't expand the storage, but good phone!...Thr problem of having a dual core phone is that the technology evolves, but the battery doesn't at the same pace.

Is this worth paying the extra over the samsung galaxy s which can now be bought for £250. Its the same size/res screen, same processor and gingerbread is supposed to be coming soon. What has it got that the galaxy hasn't?

Anyone bought from Handtec before, reputable?

S-LCD, not a patch on the original Super AMOLED screen this shipped with unfortunately, but still a decent price for a good phone.

I have a galaxy s and it is simply superb. Gingerbread has just been released by samsung today so it is totally up to date. I can't recommend it enough. I use custom roms that are rooted for maximum flexibility and the community is very active. And all for around £250!

broona

S-LCD, not a patch on the original Super AMOLED screen this shipped with … S-LCD, not a patch on the original Super AMOLED screen this shipped with unfortunately, but still a decent price for a good phone.



Great spot, the Super AMOLED version is a ton more..... Link

This is becoming a modern trend, promote a mobile with top specs and get good reviews. Then change the spec and hope people don't notice. Shame on you Google!

kylepotters

This is becoming a modern trend, promote a mobile with top specs and get … This is becoming a modern trend, promote a mobile with top specs and get good reviews. Then change the spec and hope people don't notice. Shame on you Google!



Almost unlawful you could say, misrepresentations and so forth, especially if there are still adverts for the higher spec.

Yes I realise that the S-LCD might not seem quite as good as the original Super AMOLED screen. However, people percieve those display technologies in different ways. Personally, I'm not a big fan of Super AMOLED (or of Apple's retina) so I'd say give this phone a chance after you've checked it out for yourself with your own discerning eyes. It's always up to you and you might save yoursef some hard-earned cash.

I'm gonna go for it anyway so I'll report after a week or so. Hope I don't get flamed....

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Edited by: "jusME" 16th Apr 2011

Richief

Is this worth paying the extra over the samsung galaxy s which can now be … Is this worth paying the extra over the samsung galaxy s which can now be bought for £250. Its the same size/res screen, same processor and gingerbread is supposed to be coming soon. What has it got that the galaxy hasn't?




Can you pls let me know where Samsung Galaxy S is available for 250

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Can you pls let me know where Samsung Galaxy S is available for 250

hotukdeals.com/dea…282

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kylepotters

This is becoming a modern trend, promote a mobile with top specs and get … This is becoming a modern trend, promote a mobile with top specs and get good reviews. Then change the spec and hope people don't notice. Shame on you Google!


Shame on Samsung surely? That is a bit dodgy but I seriously doubt Google made this decision. Tje only other example I can think of was the San Francisco - but when it changed from oled - it became capacitive, which is probable a fair trade. I guess the Galaxy tabs loosing the 3g was another similar event.

Even though I had this phone and don't like it, this is the best price around

It was the same with the Htc Desire

@gaijintendo
Surely Google commission Samsung? Not Samsung ask Google to put there name on it...? Either way I think it is very poor practice.

This phone is a part of the Nexus line and Google brands this phone unlike other phones. This decision would have been made in collaboration with Google. In my opinion they shouldn't be allowed to change the spec, they should release another version of the phone with the changes. Similar thing happened with HTC Desire, originally it had AMOLED screen but due to shortages etc.. they switched the screens to LCD. I hope this gets addressed by the Trading Standards.

There have always been 2 versions of the Google Nexus S. One predominantly aimed for the UK and USA market and one for the rest of the world. The UK & USA version is the one with the Super AMOLED screen. The second version for the rest of the world is the one in this deal which comes with the S-LCD screen. It seems that Handtec have both versions for sale.

SEE HERE

I have never had any dealings with Handtec but I have with other Mobile Phone online retailers. It's not unusual to order a sim free handset thinking its a UK version but upon receipt it's not, sometimes this is the reason for the reduced price. Usually the differences are small but it would be nice to know exactly what version you are buying before purchasing.

Yes it is a bit of a sly thing to do but on the other hand this retailer has clearly displayed that the handset has S-LCD and this is in the products title. Not all retaiers would do this.

poisondwarf

Is it THAT good?


I own one and it's AMAZING. Super bright screen, clear call quality, it NEVER lags and will always have the most up to date version of Android. At this price it's a steal.

EDIT: mine has the Super AMOLED screen, and for me it was one of the main selling points. It's definitely not cool that this is a lower spec version.
Edited by: "Carldiff" 17th Apr 2011

gaijintendo

That is a bit dodgy but I seriously doubt Google made this decision. Tje … That is a bit dodgy but I seriously doubt Google made this decision. Tje only other example I can think of was the San Francisco - but when it changed from oled - it became capacitive, which is probable a fair trade.

Since when was the San Francisco NOT capacitive? It was capacitive from day one.

williamj1

Yeh but they will fall down to the likes of that price. The Nexus S … Yeh but they will fall down to the likes of that price. The Nexus S normally retails for about £425. There is no way it will be going anywhere below £300 in the next year or so. This is a really good price, both now and in the future.




I have been working in the mobile phone industry for over 5 years and I can tell you it will drop below £300 in the next year or so. With the amount of competition (esp android) out there you can't expect a phone to hold its value that long.

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VN125250

I have been working in the mobile phone industry for over 5 years and I … I have been working in the mobile phone industry for over 5 years and I can tell you it will drop below £300 in the next year or so. With the amount of competition (esp android) out there you can't expect a phone to hold its value that long.


To be fair working at Carphone Warehouse for 5 years doesnt make you qualified to forecast pricing trends. Its like saying "I work at Morrisons and bananas will be 5p cheaper in 2012"

Mascherano

To be fair working at Carphone Warehouse for 5 years doesnt make you … To be fair working at Carphone Warehouse for 5 years doesnt make you qualified to forecast pricing trends. Its like saying "I work at Morrisons and bananas will be 5p cheaper in 2012"



I work as a manager for a testing company and one of my tasks is to acquire mobile phones for our projects. I work closely with all the major manufacturers and know what there upcoming projects are. With new better phones in the market do you really think this phone will not go down by £24 in a year!

williamj1

Yeh but they will fall down to the likes of that price. The Nexus S … Yeh but they will fall down to the likes of that price. The Nexus S normally retails for about £425. There is no way it will be going anywhere below £300 in the next year or so. This is a really good price, both now and in the future.



That's exactly what I was told when I bought my nexus one, 9 months ago, and what's its value now? tuppence.

fullmoon

Is this better than incredible S?? It doesn't look like a premium phone

moonmonkey

are you a soothsayer ?



Again I agree with you about this.

mudddy

Anyone bought from Handtec before, reputable?


Yes - very reputable.

It was a few years ago now but I bought a TYTN II from them for £500. Had it for about 5 days, used it but decided it wasnt for me. Sent it back and got a full refund within a week.

bazzawhite

This phone is a part of the Nexus line and Google brands this phone … This phone is a part of the Nexus line and Google brands this phone unlike other phones. This decision would have been made in collaboration with Google. In my opinion they shouldn't be allowed to change the spec, they should release another version of the phone with the changes. Similar thing happened with HTC Desire, originally it had AMOLED screen but due to shortages etc.. they switched the screens to LCD. I hope this gets addressed by the Trading Standards.



Apologies up front for what is probably a lame question, but with my work provided Desire, how do I know if I have AMOLED or LCD? Is there a simple way to check?

Original Poster

Brewer

Apologies up front for what is probably a lame question, but with my work … Apologies up front for what is probably a lame question, but with my work provided Desire, how do I know if I have AMOLED or LCD? Is there a simple way to check?



On the back of the box, if it is AMOLED it will say in the highlights and spec section - display, 3.7 inch AMOLED touch sensitive screen. If it's SLCD it will just say 3.7" touch screen.

To be honest, I really don't know why people fuss so much. Each have their own advantages which make them pretty much on par. I've had both and I don't notice a difference when I am using each. It's only if I compare them side by side and it's still minimal. Either way though, they are both very very nice screens.

And in response to the Nexus S, I most certainly wouldn't spend an extra £110 just to get an AMOLED screen. That seems ridiculous. £323 for a phone is quite enough already. And I paid £350 for my desire. My laptop didn't even cost that :P


Edited by: "williamj1" 17th Apr 2011

Don't buy this phone. There is a major issue with them that causes them to freeze constantly.

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Thanks williamj1 - great find
We've shared this over on HotUKDeals' new sister site, mobot.net

I've found a seller on eBay (business seller) selling one of these with the AMOLED screen. Unlocked and unbranded. 82 sold so far with more than 10 available...tempted so I can get a giffgaff sim but its still quite a big upfront cost.
Is this better than Galaxy S?
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