The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is all the rage at the moment, so it’s only right for us to give you all the information you need for where you can preorder/purchase the magical, revolution, this changes everything again awesome device. We’ve included major online retailers from the UK as well as trusted retailers from here in Australia. You could always try eBay, but we don’t trust it as much as these retailers.

  MobiCity Kogan Expansys Handtec Clove
Country Australia Australia United Kingdom United Kingdom United Kingdom
Cost $799 $799 N/A —
Preorder queue
$655.25* $661.45*
Postage $17.95 $19 $61.70* $41.50* $44.70*
Total Cost $816.95 $818 N/A + $61.70* $696.75* $706.15*
Warranty 24 Months 12 Months 12 Months (send back to UK) 12 Months (send back to UK) 12 Months (send back to UK)
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*: Currency conversion was at UK£ 1 = 1.54176 Australian dollars as at 24 October 2011.

As usual it’s cheaper to import the device from the UK, however, you do risk having to send your device all the way back to the UK if something happens to your Galaxy Nexus during the 12 month warranty period. If you buy it in Australia you’re treated to a full 2 years warranty from MobiCity where your device is sent to one of their repairers here in Australia, or you can pay a bit less and have a single years warranty from Kogan — though I have seen a few complaints about them in the comments. With imports out of the way, you can always wait around and get the Galaxy Nexus from one of the carriers here in Australia whom are planning on stocking it. We’ve heard from our sources that Optus are wanting to stock the device ASAP and Vodafone are staying suspiciously mumon the matter.Let us know where you’re getting yours in the comments below. I believe most of our team are going with Handtec.

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thomas waston
thomas waston
8 years ago

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thomas waston
8 years ago

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Jwp118
Jwp118
8 years ago

Can’t give up both a card slot and be expected to settle for 16GB
My 3.5 year old iPhone is the same and is FULL. Music + HD Video + 5MP = Frustration
Hurry up with the 32GB before I buy another Apple

Fill F. Fill
8 years ago

OMG, $799?  Even at the iPhone introduction over 4 years ago it was ‘just’ $600 USD.  What decade is Samsung trying to live in?

Craig Muldoon
8 years ago

MobiCity $817, or $718 from Handtec. Don’t think the different warranty that will likely never be used is really worth $100. 

Alexander Tatoulis
8 years ago

I believe that at the moment Handtec is selling it in total for $675.4056 Aus dollars. 

Because we outside the EU we don’t have to pay VAT and delivery will take 3-4 days. This is just for those who couldn’t be bothered doing a little bit more research.
(referred to: 1 GBP = 1.56310 AUD)

Jordan Eng K X
8 years ago

sgbest may be an option other than the US of A, UK and aus provider

strand0410
strand0410
8 years ago

With this phone, I would be willing to give up either 32GB or microSD slot, but not both. 16GB is cutting it awfully close and with that gorgeous screen, you really want to shove video on it. If this 16GB variant is the only one that becomes available, I’ll probably just wait until the comparable Galaxy S III or something.

Tim
Tim
8 years ago

MobiCity now as it at $799, doesn’t seem to be extra for 24month warranty

Jason
Jason
8 years ago

Mobicity down to $799, with 24 months warranty not so bad deal.

Curt Liddell
8 years ago

Mobicity looks like the way to go

But my SGS2 just arrived…
Might just CM7.1 it 😛

M0rb3n
M0rb3n
8 years ago

I am keen for the Galaxy Nexus however I want to know when Sammy is going to release the “Samsung Galaxy S II HD”  in Australia. In my book this could be a contender….

Glenn
Glenn
8 years ago

I was hoping to buy one, but for the price I’m definitely sticking with my Desire. I just can’t justify that much money when I’m considering building a desktop right now as well. When I bought my Desire outright, the $750 didn’t even phase me for some reason, but now I just can’t see the value of ~$700 for a phone.

What’s the expectation of an outright price here if Kogan and Mobicity are hovering around $800? It’s crazy!

Buzz Moody
Reply to  Glenn
8 years ago

When you’re an Australian company you have to factor in the Australia Tax. The formula is

cost_price * (consumer_gullibility / made_up_expenses) 

Stephen Crisafulli
Reply to  Buzz Moody
8 years ago

How many people do u think willingly forked over a solid grand for a 64gig iphone a week ago $800 is not unreasonable for the cutting edge alternative. (I personally say better alternative)

Martin Leonard
Martin Leonard
8 years ago

As always you keep those of us in Aus in the loop.  Thanks all at Ausdroi

Thought I had read or heard somewhere that Voda ad the worldwide first dibs on this so would assume it will come to them.  However I have no interest in a Voda Nexus.  I am probably unique but the 4.65″ is a bit on the large size.  Still loving my Nexus One & not sure I want one too much bigger.  But ICS is a big draw.

Anonymous
Anonymous
Reply to  Martin Leonard
8 years ago

You’re not alone. I have tiny hands so a 3.7″ screen phones are about all I can comfortably handle. My next phone will probably be 4″ though so I will have to get used to the size… I won’t go any bigger than 4 at this stage.

Vasboz
Vasboz
Reply to  Anonymous
8 years ago

I got a dell Streak early on and 5 inches is big, but now all decent high end phone’s are on average 4.3 inches. I’m using a Motorola Atrix now which I think is great at 4″, but I’m tempted to go back to my streak even though it has half the ram and half the processing power being only a 1GHz chip, but with Launcher Pro it was a supersmooth experience eitherway. I think in a nutshell casual usage and primarily as a phone 3.5-4inch is OK, but any other type of usage and a 4.3″ and beyond is… Read more »

Ty Hancock
8 years ago

Nice post Buzz, although it gets me wondering, who’s going to jump on this boat? Apart from ICS, NFC (useless in Oz for now) and a slightly bigger screen why wouldn’t you just buy the SGS2?

unfunk Freeman
Reply to  Ty Hancock
8 years ago

higher density screen, too! Also being a Nexus device ensures that it gets OS upgrades faster than if it were a Touchwiz, Sense or Blur build..

Padoo
Padoo
Reply to  unfunk Freeman
8 years ago

Cynogen will have ICS sorted, so i’m also voting for sgs 2.

JeniSkunk
JeniSkunk
Reply to  Padoo
8 years ago

Without a microSD slot, how would you be able to put Cyanogen, or any other ROM for that matter, onto it?

JeniSkunk
JeniSkunk
Reply to  Padoo
8 years ago

edit: was talking about the SGNexus and no microSD, not the SGS2.

Buzz Moody
Reply to  Padoo
8 years ago

@c24ca47b3771e5082bd0b3f13f2ad410:disqus You’d use the internal storage.

unfunk Freeman
Reply to  Padoo
8 years ago

:disqus internal storage on ‘stock’ Android is always mounted at /sdcard/ so you’d just transfer cm9-galaxynexus.zip across with the phone in Mass Storage mode. I imagine it’ll be like the Nexus S in that regard.

Matt Booth
Matt Booth
Reply to  Ty Hancock
8 years ago

If you already had the sgsII I can see why you may not upgrade, but if you had the choice between the two you’d pick the Nexus every time! Quicker updates, far superior screen, original and unique design, quick shot camera

Padoo
Padoo
Reply to  Matt Booth
8 years ago

I believe there is no micro sd card in the Nexus. This is important for me as i hold all my music on the card. 32gb may suffice on the Nexus but i prefer an sd card

Buzz Moody
Reply to  Ty Hancock
8 years ago

I think Matt’s comment below is true. I own the Galaxy S II and see no real reason to upgrade to the Galaxy Nexus. 

However if you’re choosing between the two and you don’t mind paying more for the Galaxy Nexus you’d definitely go for it, otherwise stick with the Galaxy S II

Adrian Mace
8 years ago

will probably order mine mid November/December from Handtec! first gotta sell off my Atrix to a lucky buyer 😛 Thank god you guys posted this article! I was going to buy a galaxy S II from Kogan due to my limit being $700 😛

Buzz Moody
Reply to  Adrian Mace
8 years ago

Haha, no problems. 

Mike Tran
8 years ago

16GB version is going to be very limiting for people who like to take highest possible reso pictures and 1080p videos as there’s only about 11gb free for user storage.

Christopher Salmon
Christopher Salmon
8 years ago

I can’t remember which onseller it was (either Clove or Handtec) but one of them stated that the 32GB version wasn’t even going to be available in the UK.

Buzz Moody
Reply to  Christopher Salmon
8 years ago

Yeah, the 32GB hasn’t even been confirmed for anyone but Verizon’s version in the US of A.

Level380
Level380
Reply to  Buzz Moody
8 years ago

another show stopping feature it seems……. 32gb is a must!

Christopher Salmon
Christopher Salmon
8 years ago

I took a day or two to think about it, kept an eye on the Whirlpool forums to see what the options were, then went with Handtec.

I’m really not too worried about waiting for a 32GB version – I use half of my 8GB SD card on my Desire HD, and half of the 1.5GB internal storage.  Looking forward to mid-November!

Dan Goodes
Dan Goodes
8 years ago

Waiting patiently for news on Telstra pricing and availability….

Buzz Moody
Reply to  Dan Goodes
8 years ago

Interesting. What if Telstra don’t get it? Just wait out for something else or import it?

ahqball
ahqball
Reply to  Buzz Moody
8 years ago

Ditto! Telstra will be waiting a while me thinks… Optus/Voda are the first two carriers to get it no?
If its compatible with Voda’s new 850 network, it should be sweet on Next G

MikeW
MikeW
Reply to  ahqball
8 years ago

Would Vodafone galaxy nexus work with Telstra’s LTE?

Matt Booth
Matt Booth
Reply to  ahqball
8 years ago

No.
It looks like there will be 2 models – CDMA/LTE for Verizon in the US (useless here) and GSM/HSPA for the rest of the world.

DzeRNumbrd
Reply to  ahqball
8 years ago

@MikeW no, but Optus LTE would work with Telstra LTE, both are on 1800MHz

Level380
Level380
Reply to  Dan Goodes
8 years ago

telstra has never had a nexus device….. why do you think they will this time?

Alex Rothwell
Alex Rothwell
8 years ago

I’ll be looking at getting mine through Handtec, possibly the 32GB model when they get a price for it

Buzz Moody
Reply to  Alex Rothwell
8 years ago

At the moment the 32GB has only been confirmed for Verizon in the US of A. 

So you might be holding out for a while before it’s announced in Asian areas as they might have the 32GB variant.

Alex Rothwell
Alex Rothwell
Reply to  Buzz Moody
8 years ago

I can be patient, after all I’m still waiting to upgrade from my HTC Dream 😉

Buzz Moody
Reply to  Alex Rothwell
8 years ago

You still have a HTC Dream?! Oh Nostalgia.

Level380
Level380
Reply to  Alex Rothwell
8 years ago

I have a dream as well…. But not used, its in the cupboard gathering dust……

unfunk Freeman
8 years ago

if I hadn’t just bought a Sensation, I’d be getting the Galaxy Nexus (terrible name – Nexus Prime sounds way better!) from Handtec. My last three phones have been from them, and I’ve never not had a great experience.

unfunk Freeman
Reply to  unfunk Freeman
8 years ago

…but I probably wouldn’t. I hate capacitive buttons as it is, let alone onscreen ones!

Daniel Tyson
Daniel Tyson
8 years ago

I’ve ordered from Handtec as well.

Matt Booth
Matt Booth
8 years ago

I’ve already pre ordered mine from Handtec, only $685 with stock expected 7 November.

Buzz Moody
Reply to  Matt Booth
8 years ago

Hmmm.. Different exchange rate I guess?

Matt Booth
Matt Booth
Reply to  Buzz Moody
8 years ago

Possibly. Postage cost also varied for DHL and Fedex. Some people may have to pay international exchange fees which will add to the cost. I highly recommend the 28 degrees credit card for fee free foreign currency purchases.

Buzz Moody
Reply to  Matt Booth
8 years ago

I recommend tax fraud and swiss bank accounts.

So you’re doing the Ausdroid Galaxy Nexus review?

DzeRNumbrd
Reply to  Matt Booth
8 years ago

Matt, most “fee free” foreign exchange I’ve seen isn’t really free, the lack of commissions is made up by increasing the “spread”. The spread is the difference between the exchange rate you sell (the ‘bid’ price) vs the exchange rate you get when you buy (the ‘ask’ price). e.g., if for example you buy a phone for $700 AUD and you convert that into GBP (pounds) If the true exchange rate is 0.64 but they sell the pounds to you at 0.60, then it has cost you the difference you would have made had you bought at 0.64 versus 0.60… Read more »

Matt Booth
Matt Booth
Reply to  Matt Booth
8 years ago

Orly DzeRNumbrd?? Let’s see how much it costs you with your ‘big 4’ credit card, and we’ll see who has paid more… and that’s without factoring in your annual/monthly fees. If 28 Degrees wasn’t the cheapest way to do it then I wouldnt use it.

DzeRNumbrd
Reply to  Matt Booth
8 years ago

No need to get defensive Matt, I was just explaining how those cards are not actually commission free, it is entirely possible you will still be better off with that card but I haven’t done the maths, sounds like you have though.

I would be interested to see your math calculations on 28 degrees versus a normal credit card… care to share them?  or are you just guessing?

Level380
Level380
Reply to  Matt Booth
8 years ago

but its only 16GB!? 🙁

Matt Booth
Matt Booth
Reply to  Level380
8 years ago

I’m coming from 48gb but what choice is there? If 32gb comes out later I will get it, but I don’t think we will see it anytime soon. Remember the sgsII 32gb model? That never materialised..

Stephen Crisafulli
Reply to  Matt Booth
8 years ago

I went with Mobicity some on needs to support the sponsors. Though no free car charger with this phone what gives i got one with my atrix and SGS2 🙂