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Please Help!!

I am going to usa one year and I want to get a phone, my friends form US told me o get the samsung galaxy nexus becuase it is a very good phone, do you agree or should I get another one. ( Im looking for a cheap one(less than 400 us dlls)


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pros on Galaxy Nexus

so far, i've heard many pros on Galaxy Nexus, seems quite good, maybe you can have a try.

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First find out which carrier you intend on using

This is important since there's quite a patchwork of cellular technologies used in the U.S. vs the rest of the world, which predominantly uses GSM/UMTS consistently, making it much easier.

Verify with your friend that the Nexus will work with a carrier in the area you will be living when you are here. OTOH, the Nexus is a decent choice and AFAIK could be used with either ATT or T-Mobile, since they are using GSM/UMTS. That phone would not work on Verizon's network though, since they use different technology (CDMA/EVDO). Also keep in mind most U.S. carriers mandate a data plan as well with smartphones (=$$$).

If you can spend $400 though, you might want to have a friend buy one here and add a line to someone's plan so you can get a subsidized price on a newer model with better performance (e.g. Samsung Galaxy S 3). The Nexus has been out on the market for some time now. The T-Mobile branded Galaxy S 3 would also work for you when you returned home on foreign GSM/UMTS networks. Although it lacks LTE, you would still get a lot of use out of that one.

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yes, it is a great phone. I like mine very much)

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It's a good choice, you can have a try

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