Been holding out for a nice deal on a Galaxy Nexus? Well, boy do I have a surprise for you. If you head on over to Amazon.com, you can snag yourself one for a really great price right now — $79.99 for new Sprint customers with a 2-year agreement, or $49.99 if you’re just looking to upgrade.
In either scenario, you’re getting one of the hottest phones on the market, and the damn thing is almost half a year old already (a full year if you count the other variants, as Sprint was late to the game). Here’s a quick refresher, in case you forget what the GNex is rocking under its hood.
4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED touchscreen display with 1280×720 resolution
1.2GHz dual-core processor (TI OMAP 4460)
Google Play™: With more than 500,000 apps, millions of songs and books and thousands of movies, Google Play has something for everyone
Google Voice™ makes people’s lives easier by providing one phone number to use for the rest of their life. Easily manage up to six devices with one Sprint phone number, use intelligent call routing and advanced call controls like call screening, blocking and recording and online management of SMS, voicemail and call logs at www.google.com/voice
Google+™ Hangouts: video chat with a group of up to 10 friends using the 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, all on the go
Near Field Communication (NFC) technology allows the device to read information from everyday objects, like stickers and posters embedded with NFC chips
Google Wallet™: Turn the smartphone into a wallet using NFC to make safe, secure purchases at more than 100,000 participating retailers
Android Beam™: Share contacts, web pages, YouTube videos, directions and apps – just by touching two NFC-enabled Android phones back to back – tap to beam what’s on the phone to a friend.
Google Mobile™ wireless services such as Google Search™, Gmail™, Google Maps™ for Android, Google Calendar™, Voice Actions and YouTube™
Personal and business email and text messaging, as well as IM through Google Talk™
3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability supporting up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously
Wi-Fi® – 802.11 a/b/g/n
3.5mm headset jack
Stereo Bluetooth® 3.0
Dual cameras – Rear-facing, zero-shutter lag 5-megapixel camera with 1080p video capture, digital zoom and LED flash; front-facing 1.3-megapixel for video chat with Google+ Hangouts
Single-motion panoramic picture capabilities that allow the user to take beautiful panorama pictures by pointing and touching the shutter, then panning the phone from one side to another
Full-featured photo editor with one-touch sharing and live effects, which lets the user give friends big eyes, squeezed heads and large noses while recording video
Face Unlock: Galaxy Nexus introduces a new, fun way to unlock the phone – with a smile. State-of-the-art facial recognition technology lets the user switch on the phone and look at it to get past the lock screen – no passwords to remember, nothing to type or swipe
Dimensions: 2.67 x 5.33 x 0.37 inches (67.94mm x 135.5mm x 9.47mm)
Weight: 5.1 ounces (144 grams)
Display: 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED contour touchscreen display with 1280×720 resolution
Battery: 1850mAh Lithium-ion battery
Talk Time: 7.5 hours
Memory: 32GB internal memory (ROM); 1GB RAM
Got a few bucks to spare? You won’t go wrong with this investment. Hit up the link below and get ready for Google in its “purest”.