I know what you maybe be thinking, “how can Sprint’s be better if they’re the same phone?” The answer lies in the carrier, not the physical phone.
Sure, you’ll get good coverage and an incredibly fast 4G network with Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus, but that speed comes at a price. The faster the speed, the more data you’re likely to consume and before you know it you’ll have it your allotted monthly 2GB limit. You also won’t be able to use your phone as a wallet like the phone is intended to be used for. Blame Verizon for deciding to strip your phone of features that make the Galaxy Nexus not only powerful, but a joy to use.
The Sprint version of the phone will enable you to get the most from your Galaxy Nexus by keeping features enabled such as:
- The ability to pay with items, using only your phone (it sounds crazy but you can see it in action here)
- Free $50 for purchasing the phone and using Google Wallet
- Surfing the internet on 4G and using apps to your heart’s content without having to worry about going over your 2GB bandwidth limit, because there isn’t one 🙂
- Paying only $199, on contract, for the phone as opposed to Verizon offering it for $299
So if you’re on Sprint and are eligible for a new phone, or just want to buy the phone outright, head to your nearest retailer now. Enjoy that great ice cream sandwich!