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Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE Lands on Daily Steals for Only $225

For anyone looking to scoop up a certified pre-owned Galaxy Nexus off contract, this is a pretty good deal. Currently through Verizon, you can pick up the same device for $450, but today through Daily Steals it can be yours for $225.

We are asked constantly if the Galaxy Nexus is still a good phone to go with, and it’s hard to say no. It has a massive developer following which is always a good thing, but keep in mind that the device is aging. Once the next best thing comes out, you’ll be glad you purchased this off-contract.


Cheers everyone who sent this in!

  • warhorse

    Man what a steal. For a year old phone which already has another incarnation that came out last month (non CDMA but you get the picture).

  • Christopher Perkins

    Ordered mine 12/19 at 8pm and received it this afternoon 12/21 in great shape! Thanks for the heads up, DL! Had to replace my Tbolt

  • kingsfan33

    I’ll sell my Galaxy Nexus in pristine condition, with holster and 6 batteries for $200. In Los Angeles Angeles, or can ship for free.

  • I don’t regret spending $260 for a used, excellent condition Nexus just a few months ago. Unfortunately, it has the headphone jack sticking issue now. This is still the phone to have on Verizon, in my opinion. Contract is up in May and it will be time to shop around. Sadly, Sprint has terrible service around here, AT&T and T-Mobile are not much better.

  • Bought one. Amex card provides the warranty I need above/beyond what the site offers.
    Just this past October Verizon offered the same CPO GNex was $249 w/ 1 year warranty.

  • Forgive me but I’m unsure of the difference between “unlocked” or “off contract”. I realize the phone would be full price and no new contract would be required with Verizon but would this “off contract” phone have to wait on Verizon for future pending updates?? Thanks 🙂

    • Jim McClain

      doubt you will ever see another update from Verizon on this phone, if you are not going to root and install custom roms on this phone,( I recommend Paradigm) DO NO BUY IT. this is the worse phone ever released in its stock form, it can be a great phone, buy you will have to make it that way

    • itsgonnalast

      From what I understand, an unlocked phone is for GSM networks (such as AT&T or T-mobile) and can be used on almost any carrier worldwide by swapping SIM cards. It’s “unlocked” because it’s not used with only one carrier.

      An off-contract phone is merely purchased at full-price (rather than with the carrier discount) to avoid being restricted by a 2-year contract.

  • Guest

    Forgive me but sure of the difference between “unlocked” or “off contract”. I realize the phone would be full price and no new contract would be required with Verizon but would this “off contract” phone have to wait on Verizon for future pending updates?? Thanks 🙂

  • Jim McClain

    being one that has had 8 gnex phones,6 of which were ‘certified pre owned ‘ I can tell you this, being certified does not mean you will be getting a good phone

    • JoshGroff

      I have one that I bought used on eBay, works fine. I guess it all depends on luck.

      • Jim McClain

        congrats, but a stock nexus is about the worse phone you could buy, only way to make it work is to root and install custom rom,

        • JoshGroff

          Agreed, I never leave anything stock, especially not if it means having to wait for updates.

  • ddevito

    Still a great phone – you can never go wrong with a Nexus.

    With that said, where is the hell is BUGLESS?!

    • ArrowCool

      Take a look at Pete’s G+ page…

    • Jaime

      Something from Pete should be coming soon. He had made a post saying there havent been any updates because he’s been so busy with work, school, social life, etc, but now that he’s on Xmas break from school that we should see something soon!

  • I love the phone. Unfortunately I’m six phones deep trying to find a replacement (through Verizon) that doesn’t have a DOA screen. All have been “certified like new”. Food for thought to those considering the deal.


    My buddy loves the burnt in screen on his

  • Jroc869, Cool story bro

    And by next best thing I will assume you are talking about the Nexus Maxx 🙂

    • Daniel Rosseau

      My dream phone!

  • Bionicman

    just get an extended battery (like over 2800mah). this thing destroys batteries. i gave mine to my brother and while he thinks its the best phone he has ever had, he unfortunately now deals with the horrid battery life. he plans on getting an extended soon..

    • KOBALT

      my note 2 runs 20 hours of full LTE use and has yet to drop below 40%. I have a Mugen extended in the mail that’s the stock size. Most unheard of batt life ever.

      • Bionicman

        oh man dont get me started on my amazing note 2 battery. haha i can talk forever on how awesome it feels to have 40-60 percent battery every night after heavy usage!

  • storm35x

    I purchased 4 of them today

  • after one year of owning this device…. it sucks… too many problems with it on verizon.. gotta love the development support for it though… i was going crazy deciding what rom to flash next… should have my S3 on Thursday 🙂

  • itznfb

    Condition: Recertified
    Warranty: 90 Days

    • JoshGroff

      Beats buying it used for around the same price with no warranty.

      • KOBALT

        Or upgrade for the same price and get a phone with double the specs 0.o

        • Daniel Rosseau

          Or sell your current phone for $100, buy this for $125 more, and sell it in 6 months for the $125 to buy the next wave of superphones. Contracts suck.

          • JoshGroff

            This^ If you don’t have friends that let you take their upgrades in exchange for your old phone that is.

          • Daniel Rosseau

            I need new friends I guess! haha

          • JoshGroff

            When your friends don’t like spending money, it’s a fair trade. 🙂

      • itznfb

        I’d rather buy used from someone who can post pictures of the actual device. You have no idea what kind of defects this will have. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 I purchased re-certified was just a return for having a huge scratch on the screen. They just slap a re-certified sticker on it and ship it out the door.

        • JoshGroff

          Then you have the warranty to cover any said defects. If you buy something used, it could have issues that aren’t visible. That being said, I’ve not had any bad experiences buying used devices, but it is just as likely.

          • itznfb

            Depends on the warranty. Most warranty on re-certified items don’t cover things like physical “blemishes”. Typically scratches on the screen or body aren’t covered. Where if you buy from eBay you’re at least covered by buyer protection if the item doesn’t match the description.

          • JoshGroff

            A huge scratch on the screen isn’t exactly what one would call a blemish. Cracks can expand over time and functionality can be lost because of it.

  • Jonathan Bunch

    Thanks to the awesome developers it has 4.2 and runs so very smooth!
    So glad i got this phone!

    • michael arazan

      Is it stock 4.2 or a modded Rom

  • discstu37

    I could not recommend this site less. Buyer beware. Bought a few things from here, and the condition does NOT match what’s shipped; tried contacting customer support and it’s non existent.

    • Steve Benson

      I’m going to have to agree with this. I bought a Xoom from them and the condition was much worse that they described. I’d steer clear of daily steals at all costs.

      • JoshGroff

        I’ve heard mixed reviews, like anything else on the internet, ymmv.

        • discstu37

          Yeah but there’s buyer beware and then there’s this. Misrepresenting the condition of a product you’re selling is pretty unethical. I’d love to hear a positive experience from this site, but I’ve yet to have one myself. As a person who buys plenty of products from other sites in recertified/reconditioned states, I can assure you by far daily “steals” is the worst.

  • slider112

    1 year later and it’s still a great phone.

    • zepfloyd

      It is hard to believe it’s been a year already. However weak radios, terrible battery life, and poor camera mean it’s still a good phone at best, definitely not great.

      • Jay F

        It’ll be supported forever though. That’s an awesome thing you can’t ignore. You’re right tho, if it wasn’t a nexus it’d be forgotten by now cause of what you mentioned

      • mtkregs

        Agreed! This is not a “great phone”. Andy Rubin even admitted that.

      • JoshGroff

        Battery life is easily fixed with an extended battery or external battery pack. The camera is better than some of Motorola’s 8MP cameras but that’s not hard to do. 😉

        The radio makes me cry sometimes however, my friend gets pretty solid 4G with his Rezound while I’m sitting at 1 bar of 4G or 3 bars of 3G. >.> Not to mention how some colors look distorted when the screen brightness is set to low.

        • dsass600

          An extended battery is not a “fix”

          • JoshGroff

            Considering the OEM extended battery adds a few hour and is the same size as the stock battery, I’d be willing to argue it is.

            Then again I don’t have to worry about battery life much since I’m usually by a computer and have a portable charging pack for when I’m not.

        • George264

          That is so true, I had the Rezound and i just got my mom’s GN after I gave her my 8X, and yup, the Rezound can hold 3-4 bars of 4G at 10-15 mbps, while the GN is at 1-2 bars of 4G at 3-5 mbps at the same area. Sometimes it won’t even get 4G.

      • TheDrunkenClam

        Spare battery and a charging cradle.
        Samsung screwed up and sent me two cradles by mistake, so I have two cradles and two spare batteries always on charge. When I head out for the day, I have two fully charged batteries in pocket.

        • zepfloyd

          “When I head out for the day, I have two fully charged batteries in pocket.”

          Come on, how ridiculous does that sound to yourself that that’s what you need for a day?

          • TheDrunkenClam

            I never said “I need them”.
            In reality, none of us truly “need” a cell phone at all. I’ve spent most of my life without one.
            Usually i only take one spare anyway, except on sundays when i have nfl redzone going all day.

          • TheDrunkenClam

            “Terrible battery life”.
            Apparently you NEED them.

  • Simon Belmont

    Ah, man. If it was the Sprint one I could have possibly jumped on it.

    That is a good deal. Oh well, maybe in the future.

    • JoshGroff

      I would personally like to see a deal on the GSM version, been considering getting a t-mobile line for the unlimited data. (especially since I live relatively close to a strong HPSA+ tower.)

      • Joey Funk

        Just spend the extra 75 and get a nexus 4. I guarantee you’ll be happier. And this is from someone that loves his gnex

        • JoshGroff

          Unfortunately, I can’t afford to shell out 300-350+taxes and shipping on top of an ETF.

  • dvigs

    still come with a year warrenty? can i still get a replacement through VZ if this dies?

    • Rob

      It says 90 days