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Apr
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The day that many Sprint customers have been waiting for is finally here: the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. That's not the only new device to hit The Now Network today, either - the LG Viper and LG Optimus Elite also join the ranks of new offerings on Sprint.

Galaxy Nexus

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Although the Galaxy Nexus pre-order inventory sold out after only three days of availability, it looks like there are plenty to go around now. While the device is going for $200 with a two-year agreement on Sprint's site (and in-stores), Wirefly is currently offering it for $150 for both new and existing customers (with qualifying agreement, of course).

Specs:

  • 4.65-inch 1280x800 Super AMOLED display
  • 1.2GHz dual-core TI processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 32GB built-in storage
  • 5MP rear shooter, 1.3MP front camera
  • NFC
  • 1850mAh battery
  • Stock Android 4.0

LG Viper

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If you want to get in on Sprint's LTE network as soon as it's available, but aren't into paying $150-$200 for a new device, then the LG Viper is the way to go. At only $99 directly from Sprint the Viper is a steal, as its specs are akin to that of a much more expensive device:

  • 4-inch 480x800 display
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB built-in storage, microSD card slot
  • 5MP rear shooter, VGA front camera
  • NFC
  • Android 2.3 (will be upgraded to Android 4.0)

If you're looking to save even more money, Wirefly is also offering the Viper at a lower price than Sprint: $20 for new accounts and $50 for existing customers.

LG Optimus Elite

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Neither the Galaxy Nexus nor the Viper sound good to you? Looking for something more low-end (I can't imagine why that may be, but I guess it could happen)? If yes, then the Optimus Elite is the one for you. It's a super low-end device with specs that really shouldn't impress anyone:

  • 3.5-inch 320x480 display
  • 800MHz single-core processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB built-in storage, microSD card slot
  • 5MP rear shooter
  • NFC
  • Android 2.3

At the current time, the Optimus Elite available exclusively through Sprint's site for $30 after a $50 mail-in-rebate, so you'll have to hit that up if you plan on grabbing this little guy.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Guest1234567890

    Nobody is waiting for 'new' 6 month old technology. We want the Galaxy S3, and fast. If it's a disappointment, I'm sure most can wait around a month longer for the EVO 4G LTE.

    • TOMMMMMM

      I would surely trade in my EVO 3D for a Galaxy Nexus. Also, who knows how long it will take to get AOKP/CM9 running on the S3. With the GN, I give it a couple weeks.

    • CoreDuo08

      You won't be getting the Galaxy S III on Sprint. You'll be getting the Epic 4G Touch LTE.

      • http://twitter.com/80TheHammer Chris Webster

        I just can't live without that NASCAR app! But you forgot to mention that you'll have to wait 9 months to a year for a single update, if at all.

        • CoreDuo08

          Pfft, updates. If you can't afford to buy a new smartphone ever year, what good are you?

          Signed, Sprint's CFO

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        ZOMG NASCAR, can I just have that - you keep the phone.

        • CoreDuo08

          All these years and I just realized your avatar is an archon. I feel just a bit dumb about now.

    • squiddy20

      It just so happens that I might be waiting for "'new' 6 month old technology". It's MILES ahead of what I've currently got (Samsung Moment), so pretty much any high end phone I get now (no matter how "old" it is) would be an upgrade. I'm just waiting till the Evo LTE gets released to see if I really want it. You can shove all the reviews and walkthroughs you want in my face, but until I actually hold the phone and get to play with it, I won't make up my mind.
      Not to mention the fact that, if I were to wait for the Galaxy S3 to show up on Sprint (if it even does, seeing how Verizon skipped on the S2) I'd be waiting till *at least* October. History has shown, EU and other overseas countries get it first, then it comes the States a few months later in a myriad of forms because the big 4 carriers want to "differentiate" themselves, ultimately adding even *more* time till you can get it. So tell me, why wait basically 6 more months for a "newer" phone when I can have a "new" one right now?

  • Robert Oliveira

    I went to Sprint today, got to play with a functional demo of the Galaxy Nexus. It's pretty sweet; light, responsive and just really sharp-looking. My contract isn't upgradeable until July, but it was nice to get a hands-on today. In my tests, the GNex has the most responsive screen compared to the iPhone so far.

  • Samuelmendo90

    Ok so I just got back from radio Shack, target and two sprint stores and neither had the nexus one guy told me "fed ex don't run on sunday" whaaa!

    • squiddy20

      1. It's not the Nexus One, it's the Galaxy Nexus.
      2. It might take several weeks for a store to get a just-released phone on display. One of the Sprint stores in my area didn't have an Evo 3D on display for several weeks after it's release.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        He was just missing some punctuation. He meant "had the nexus. One guy..."

        • squiddy20

          Ohhhh.... my bad...

  • http://www.fullmoonblog.com/ Flatlinebb

    The Galaxy Nexus will most likely be my next phone, in about a year, when my upgrade period kicks in, and the phone costs $29.99 - just like my Nexus S 4G did when I got it 6 months ago :)

    I only wish the camera was better. I'm jealous of my wife's EVO 4G's 8MP camera :(

  • redthunda69

    Notification LED @ 0:35

  • Guest

    Why are the bezels that big? Anybody wish to explain? I think I'd rather go with the Sony Tablet. :/

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