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Google officially pulled the HTC One M7, Galaxy S4, Xperia Z Ultra, and LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition devices from the Play Store not too long ago. Since then we've seen a couple of them pop up on sale across various distributors. When an eBay seller offered the Galaxy S4 for $499 ($150 off) last month, we considered that a deal. Before that, Expansys USA offered the Z Ultra for the low price of $349, $100 less than what Google last asked for it. As it turns out, that latter device isn't alone. Expansys USA is selling the other three departed GPE devices as well, and all are going for drastically reduced prices.

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These GPE devices have all had over $100 slashed off their original prices. Some are selling at even lower rates. While the LG G Pad 8.3 has been marked down to $224.99, the One M7 and the Galaxy S4 are both reduced by $250 down to $399.99. The Z Ultra is still going at the previously mentioned $349.99.

Here are links to all four devices.

HTC One M7  for $399.99

LG G Pad 8.3 for $224.99

Samsung Galaxy S4 for $399.99

Xperia Z Ultra for $349.99

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Jephri

    Anyone have a gpad 8.3 that can tell me how it is?

    • Marek Račák

      I have non GPE Gpad running PA 4.4 and it is great device for that money.
      Desing and aluminium back also looks much better than Nexus 7 2013

      • marcusmarcus2

        How do you like PA on it? I'm running CM11 on mine right now and it is awesome. Was curious about trying PA on it as I used to have PA on my old phone and Loved it, especially the per app DPI settings, though I would probably not use that on the G Pad. I know that PA has been working hard and have been removing and adding new features. What made you choose PA over CM or any other ROM?

    • EH101

      I love mine. If I needed another tablet I'd buy it at this price no questions asked.

    • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

      Yeah that's mad tempting.

    • Michael Lavi

      Typing this from my gpad. Great tablet. Though I think you can get the regular version even cheaper (check slickdeals) and throw an aosp ROM on there while the gpe doesn't have any real ROM development to speak of. I'm running aicp ROM and it flies!

      • marcusmarcus2

        I have the regular version as well. Got an open box deal from Newegg for $212. Looked brand new. Build quality is great, device is fast, screen beautiful, love the expandable memory. I'm running Cyanogenmod. Had KitKat on it before the GPE had it.

    • paxmos

      It is very good specially the GPE

    • blindexecutioner

      Basically a Nexus 8.3 at this point.

  • zephiK

    At these prices, its not even worth it. You can still get a Nexus 5 cheaper than the GPE phones also the spec on the Nexus 5 gives you a Snapdragon 800 instead of a outdated 600 chip.

    If you're able to be lucky and get yourself hands on a OnePlus One invite, then you'd be saving $40-50 dollars and the specs on the OnePlus One beats any of those phones without question specwise and budgetwise.

    • Mike Reid

      Z Ultra GPE seems a good deal to me.*

      *Yes, I have my reasons for specifically wanting a Z Ultra.

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    • paxmos

      Forget OnePlus Zero...Buy from a company that has some respect for its customers. I could not resist, I bought both S4 and HTC One GPE and should have them by Thursday. Adding these two to my collection of M8, Z2 and Z1 compact..this is crazzzzzzzzzzzzy :) don't be cheap in life

      • MistiXF

        Buy from a company that has some respect for its customers

        And by that you mean...? Samsung? Sony? HTC?

        Forget OnePlus Zero...

        Wrong! Support OnePlus Zero! Do you know why? So the big players such as Samsung, Sony and HTC start to price their phones for what they are really worth. Competition lowers the prices. The more 'cheap Chinese' the better for the end-customer - us.

        PS You have 5 phones? Just for yourself? And no iPhone? Damn.

        • paxmos

          Nope, no iPhone for me.

        • Dvs1jsn

          I would swoop on OnePlus if it worked on VZW. That ting is bada$$. Too bad as I wont ever use AT&T again :(

    • István Szabó

      With warranty next to nothing. I have used a phone bought from China two times: first and last.

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  • Ben Baranovsky

    Any time I see the word "Expansys" I have to step in. DO NOT WORK WITH THIS COMPANY!

    This is hands down the worst company I have ever attempted to do business with. I say attempted because they lied about having a product in stock and they would not reply to my emails or calls so I cancelled my order after over a week of "back and forth" minus their communication, so really just a week of forth. (Ha) It turns out that they never had the item (the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, at the time it was over $700!) and didn't want to lose my order, so they lied.

    Android Police Staff: Please please please do not post about this website, no matter how good the deals are. They do not deserve the advertising and other loyal AP readers will be stuck in the same situation as me. I posed a similar comment 2 years ago and still feel the same. Usually my comments here are of a positive nature, but I just can't stand to see others go through what I did with Expansys.

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

      According to http://www.resellerratings.com/store/Expansys_USA, it seems very hit or miss. Duly noted, though it's not all negative, like Expansys UK: http://www.resellerratings.com/store/expansys. :S

      • Ben Baranovsky

        I saw that site as well, and it's gone down over the past two years from a 9.x to a 6.5. (From the last time I posed about this on AP in 2012)

        I saw that it seemed hit or miss as well, but then something stuck me as odd in some of the positive reviews. A few of them sound similar, and most do not provide specifics. In addition, some of the positive reviews claim that Expansys has "excellent customer service", which I know for a fact is false.

        I would say that the Expansys UK ratings are pretty accurate for the US branch as well.

        • An Vo

          Dang that really sucks to hear that man. At least they didn't charge you then give you the run-around.

          I've dealt with them probably about four or five times purchasing phones for myself or my gf and each time it was great service.

        • Suman Gandham

          Well on average, it seems 1,512 other people would not agree with you.

          Sucks that you had a bad experience, but spamming your shit all over AP in some sort of one-man smear campaign is pretty lame... #justsayin

          Props to Expansys for having community presence, tbh.

          • Chuck

            I don't think he's spamming shit, just another long timer at AP. His comments are well written and no swearing, unlike yours. I've dealt with Expansys a long time ago, back when Nokia was still famous and yeah... I got the same run around.

      • Stoffers

        I don't bother with resellerratings as they're full of fake reviews.

    • http://www.Expansys-USA.com Expansys-USA

      Dear Ben,

      We're sorry you had a poor customer experience with Expansys in the past. We did try to look into the specifics of your claims, but were unable to find an order connected to your name. That said, we would never claim we have a spotless record when it comes to customer service. However, it is an aspect of our business that we are constantly trying to improve, and I would hope readers here can understand that a business can change and evolve over the years. As to ResellerRatings, that is one area we could definitely improve upon, but once again I think that the ratings listed there are not representative of our customer experience on the whole. We have been in business since 1997, and in that time have had literally millions of satisfied customers, and without having earned their loyalty and respect, there is no way we could have stayed in business all of those years. Once again, we are sorry you had a negative experience at Expansys, but we hope that in the future you'll consider giving us a chance again.

      Best Regards,
      The Expansys Team

      • Ben Baranovsky

        Hi Expansys Team,

        Thanks for the reply. The order may have been under the name of a family member and was a couple of years ago. I stand by that working with Expansys USA is still the single worst experience I've had with any company throughout my life, but appreciate the apology. If I ever decide to give Expansys a try in the future and need customer service, (not going to happen) it looks like your Discus account is the best and only way to reach you.

        Sincerely,
        Ben

        • KlausWillSeeYouNow

          How very open-minded of you.

          I understand a bad experience with a retailer can sour your opinion of them, but perhaps in your case a bad apple has tainted your opinion of the tree. (I never even heard of Expansys before this post, btw.)

          Just saying.

          • Ben Baranovsky

            Not always my strong-suit. In my eyes, working with them was such a horrible experience that no apology is going to win back by business. I've worked with hundreds of companies, and Expansys stands out as the worst of the worst. Why should I even consider working with them? Even if they changed, the fact that they had such poor management previously lost them my business, and I'm sure the business of others.

          • KlausWillSeeYouNow

            Good point. I don't blame you for voicing your opinion; I'm thick-headed too, sometimes. :-) It just appeared to me from my very shallow understanding of what your issue was that they were genuinely apologetic.

            I wasn't looking for a fight. Thanks for not throwing a punch lol ;-)

          • Ben Baranovsky

            Thanks, and not a problem. I'm not arguing either, just trying to help you and others see the situation from where I stand. The apology was nice, and in my somewhat sarcastic reply my appreciation for their apology was genuine. However, my point in my reply to you was that an apology is not going to win back my business after what I went through. :) #FirstWorldProblems

          • MistiXF

            Hold on. So you have had a bad experience with a company once, because they didn't stock an item you wanted to buy off them and few years later you're still crying about it?
            Can I have your life, please? You must be a successful, never-had-a-problem-with-anything type of man. Please?

          • Rickrau5

            Lol

      • UniBroW

        I ordered the Z Ultra and have no complaints, shipped fast and I'm a happy camper. This phone is unbelievable and the camera isn't nearly as bad as it's made out to by. Swap my sim to the N5 when I don't feel like toting around the behemoth Ultra =)

    • paxmos

      Expansys has been a great place for me to shop online.

  • Brad Andrews

    Anyone know if the Gpad is likely to get upgraded to android L when it comes out?

    • Another Scott

      Dunno.

      I had a G Pad in my shopping cart, but will pass. I don't have a pressing need for it, so will keep my money for now.

      The usual story on things like this, IMO, is to assume nothing about the future. If you have a need for it now, the price is great. If you're buying it with the expectation that it will be upgradeable and won't be obsolete in 6 months, well, you're taking a risk. Maybe you'll be happy - maybe not.

      All we know about "L" now is leaks and rumors. Nobody can say with authority (AFAIK) what it will run on or when.

      Good luck.

      Cheers,
      Scott.

    • blindexecutioner

      Yeah, I'm not sure about GPe devices at this point. Especially the devices Google has removed from their website.

    • marcusmarcus2

      Best bet to get Android L to me is to buy a device that comes pre-loaded with it. Next best option to me is get a device that has good custom ROM support. I got the G Pad (Non Google Play Edition) because it seems to have good ROM support. I had KitKat on it through Cyanogenmod before the Google Play Edition G Pad had KitKat. I can tell you that the G Pad is a great device, solid build quality and very speedy. Also the screen size is perfect for me. If you don't mind some extra work, custom ROMs are a great option. I'm pretty confident I will see Android L on my G Pad, though I know it is not guaranteed and I would still be happy with it if it never gets past KitKat.
      Not sure how the custom ROMs are for the G Pad GPE though, I was able to get the non-GPE for $212 with an open box deal from Newegg.

  • blindexecutioner

    Dang, I just bought a used GPE G Pad for $50 more... Since Google removed it from the site I figured we'd never see a new one again and now this company has 100+ in stock?

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