As it approaches its one-year anniversary, the Galaxy Nexus is still going strong and hasn’t lost its shine among Android enthusiasts. We’re not sure if that fully applies to the Verizon variant, but for those who are looking to venture into the world of the Nexus, Big Red has some sweet deals on the pure Google phone.
Seemingly coming out of nowhere, Verizon is now offering a brand new 16GB Galaxy Nexus for only $50 with a two-year contract. If you don’t want to be tied into a contract, you can purchase said phone off-contract for $499. You may be paying more up front, but you’ll probably save more dough in the end.
If you’re not too keen on the idea of splashing out almost half a grand for a phone that’s about to give up its throne to its successor in the coming days, Verizon is also selling a certified pre-owned 16GB Galaxy Nexus. The refurbished unit is being offered off-contract for $230.
Whether or not it’s a wise move to buy a “used” phone is yours to decide. But Verizon said that the pre-owned device has been “thoroughly inspected and reconditioned to like-new condition”. Fortunately, it also comes with a full 1-year warranty.