According to BillShrink, Nexus One cheaper than iPhone 3GS and DROID

January 6, 2010

BillShrink got to work on the price calculations right after the Google Nexus One went official, and a few hours later, they came up with the results. Apparently, the Nexus One Android handset undercuts the other great Android phone; the DROID by Motorola as well as the iPhone 3GS, but not the Palm Pre.

With a price of $529 SIM-free and unlocked, and at $179 subsidized via T-Mobile USA, the Nexus One total cost of ownership compared with the iPhone vs. Droid vs. Palm Pre, is cheaper than the first 2 handsets, and only the Sprint Palm Pre comes cheaper. Ownership is based on a two year contract plan; the 16GB iPhone 3GS totals $3,799 on AT&T with an unlimited plan and $2,839 for an "average plan".

Those are the same prices for the Motorola DROID on Verizon; $3,799 for the unlimited plan and $2,839 for the average plan, that's higher than T-Mobile’s pricing of; $2,579 unlimited and $2,339 average. The Palm Pre on Sprint is $2,549 for the unlimited plan, and $2,309 for the average plan. We are well aware that prices alone do not make a device better than others, but it sure helps on this crazy economy. Go on and click on the graphic below to see it full-sized.

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