Google Nexus Mobile Phones in India – Specs and Price

Android mobile phones are very popular in India, specially the Samsung, HTC and LG Phones. Less popular android mobiles are Google Nexus devices. The reason is pretty simple, less marketing of these mobiles. Still a good number of people (specially the tech freaks) are interested in this device. In this post, we will discuss everything you should know about Google Nexus Mobile’s. We will be covering the nexus devices launched till now, their specification, price and availability (and where to buy these phones in India).

Google Nexus is a series of mobile devices which uses Android operating system (by Google). These mobile devices are launched by Google in collaboration with their OEM partner (specially HTC, Samsung, LG etc). You may say it good thing (or bad), but these mobiles do not have any modification by the mobile companies. These have unlockable bootloader (simple words – modify this phone as per your own). Another good thing about these phones is that they are the first ones to receive the updates of Android OS. Till now (May, 2013) Google has launched four nexus mobiles (Nexus one with HTC, Nexus S and Google Galaxy Nexus with Samsung and Nexus 4 with LG). Few of these nexus mobile are already discontinued (no more updates to these).

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What is meant by Discontinued : The discontinued devices will no longer available for purchase directly from Google. Outside USA it is different situation, specially in India these phones are available. So no need to worry about (though price is a concern). Regarding the Android OS upgrade, find these details in the specs below.

Google Nexus in India

State of Google Nexus is not that straight in India (not sure why). There is good price difference in the phone available globally (US market) and that being sold in India. Still most of the phones (leaving the discontinued options) are available in India (atleast in online market). Lets look at each of these nexus mobile phones – their specification, price in India and most important the options where you can buy these phones. Prices and Availability is as of May, 2013. If you are not interested in buying android mobile, then do you know that you can install Android on your mobile ?

Google Nexus One ( HTC )

  • Launched Jan 2010, Discontinued
Display Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 480 x 800 pixels, 3.7 inches (~252 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
– Trackball navigation
Memory Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB, 4 GB included
Internal 512 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM
Camera Primary 5 MP, 2560х1920 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality
Features Geo-tagging
Video Yes, 480p@24fps
Secondary No
Features OS Android OS, v2.1 (Eclair), upgradable to v2.3.6 (Gingerbread)
Chipset Qualcomm QSD8250 Snapdragon
CPU 1 GHz Scorpion
GPU Adreno 200
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Battery Li-Ion 1400 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 290 h (2G) / Up to 250 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 10 hours (2G) / Up to 7 hours (3G)
Music play Up to 20 hours
Misc SAR US 0.37 W/kg (head)     0.74 W/kg (body)

Price and Availability in India

Currently available at following stores

  • Not available : May be you can check your local market.
  • You should consider buying other nexus mobile devices, as it is old now.

Google Nexus S ( Samsung )

  • Launched Dec 2010, Discontinued
Display Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 480 x 800 pixels, 4.0 inches (~233 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Oleophobic coating
– Contour Display with curved glass screen
Memory Card slot No
Internal 16GB storage, 512 MB RAM
Camera Primary 5 MP, 2560 x 1920 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus
Video Yes, WVGA@30fps
Secondary Yes, VGA
Features OS Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), not upgradable to v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Chipset Hummingbird
CPU 1 GHz Cortex-A8
GPU PowerVR SGX540
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Battery Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 713 h (2G) / Up to 428 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 14 h (2G) / Up to 6 h 40 min (3G)
Misc SAR US 0.58 W/kg (head)     0.90 W/kg (body)

Price and Availability in India

Currently available at following stores

  • Flipkart : Rs 19999
  • Ebay: Rs 11600 (Surprisingly)

Google Galaxy Nexus ( Samsung )

  • Launched Nov 2011, Discontinued
Display Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.65 inches (~316 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Oleophobic coating
Memory Card slot No
Internal 16 GB storage, 1 GB RAM
Camera Primary 5 MP, 2592×1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection
Video Yes, 1080p@24fps, check quality
Secondary Yes, 1.3 MP, 720p@30fps
Features OS Android OS v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), upgradable to v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Chipset TI OMAP 4460
CPU Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9
GPU PowerVR SGX540
Battery Li-Ion 1750 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 290 h (2G) / Up to 270 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 17 h 40 min (2G) / Up to 8 h 20 min (3G)
Misc SAR EU 0.30 W/kg (head)
Battery life Endurance rating 31h

Price and Availability in India

Currently available at following stores

  • Ebay: Rs 22900
  • ShopClues: Rs 21400

Google Galaxy 4 ( LG Electronics )

  • Launched Nov 2012
Display Type True HD IPS Plus capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 768 x 1280 pixels, 4.7 inches (~318 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 2
Memory Card slot No
Internal 8/16 GB storage, 2 GB RAM
Camera Primary 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, photo sphere
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, check quality
Secondary Yes, 1.3 MP
Features OS Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Chipset Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon
CPU Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait
GPU Adreno 320
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 2100 mAh battery
Stand-by (2G) / Up to 390 h (3G)
Talk time (2G) / Up to 15 h (3G)
Misc SAR US 0.55 W/kg (head)     1.27 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 0.41 W/kg (head)     0.48 W/kg (body)

Price and Availability in India

Currently available at following stores

  • Ebay: 16GB (Rs 27000), 8GB (Rs 24000)
  • ShopClues: Rs 28699 (16GB)
  • ShopClues: Rs 24200 (8GB)

Conclusion: Definitely HTC Nexus One is not worth buying and is not available in the market as well. You can consider buying Samsung Nexus S (specially from Ebay with cheap sellers in the market). But the device you should look out is Google Nexus 4 (with LG). In short, if you can get this device from USA (great, just buy it). In India, this device is available in the range of Rs 24,000 to Rs 28000 (though in US market it is available for USD299 and USD350). If you are finding it difficult to choose a mobile, then consider reading our mobile phone buying guide.

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Comments

  1. Rajinder says

    I recently purchased Galaxy Nexus from flipkart after getting good discount. I am very happy with this phone..

    • Madhur says

      I completely agree that Galaxy Nexus is a great mobile phone. Even better is the latest Google Nexus 4 by LG.. Anyhow.. at what final price did you purchased this galaxy nexus ?

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