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T-Mobile Nexus 5 vs Google Play

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27th February 2014, 05:03 PM   |  #1  
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I've owned a Google Play white model for a couple months and recently acquired a T-Mobile Nexus 4 (black). GP is a 301k and T-Mobile a 401K. Both are 16GB. I'm going to sell one of them. Assuming I can sell both for the same price, is there any reason I should choose one over the other? Things I'm concerned about
1) Length of the Warranty left (purchase date difference is about 4 months).
2) GP warranty on T-Mobile phone (I.e. do I get a GP warranty just like with a regular Nexus?)
3) 401K vs 301
4) Any other differences in the device or service I'm unaware of.
27th February 2014, 05:14 PM   |  #2  
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I've owned a Google Play white model for a couple months and recently acquired a T-Mobile Nexus 4 (black). GP is a 301k and T-Mobile a 401K. Both are 16GB. I'm going to sell one of them. Assuming I can sell both for the same price, is there any reason I should choose one over the other? Things I'm concerned about
1) Length of the Warranty left (purchase date difference is about 4 months).
2) GP warranty on T-Mobile phone (I.e. do I get a GP warranty just like with a regular Nexus?)
3) 401K vs 301
4) Any other differences in the device or service I'm unaware of.

Yes

Keep the 401k

Both are the same software/hardware wise

You have warranty from T-mobile and Google Play and LG
27th February 2014, 05:19 PM   |  #3  
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So, if I where to have any problems with the T-Mobile Nexus 5, I can just phone up Google Play and get it exchanged/whatever? And I get additional warranty from T-Mobile? Even if it's not under service (prepaid)?
27th February 2014, 05:49 PM   |  #4  
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So, if I where to have any problems with the T-Mobile Nexus 5, I can just phone up Google Play and get it exchanged/whatever? And I get additional warranty from T-Mobile? Even if it's not under service (prepaid)?

No you can't. You can only call Google if you bought the phone from Google. (You can call them either way, you just can't get a replacement). You HAVE to go through Tmobile or LG if you buy it outside of the play store.
27th February 2014, 05:56 PM   |  #5  
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But the Google Play warranty is actually handled by LG, is it any different? I.e. is the coverage the same?
27th February 2014, 06:05 PM   |  #6  
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But the Google Play warranty is actually handled by LG, is it any different? I.e. is the coverage the same?

The coverage is the same, If you buy from Play store, google will entertain you or else you need to visit a LG service centre...

However, people claim (in other thread) that google doesn't care whether the device is rooted or not when you RMA your device!
27th February 2014, 06:14 PM   |  #7  
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But the Google Play warranty is actually handled by LG, is it any different? I.e. is the coverage the same?

I'll put it this way. If you don't mind refurbished phones and waiting a couple weeks, that's what LG does. Google will ship you a brand new phone overnight and you have to send your old one back. That's the difference. They coverage is technically the same, but the process is different. Tmobile does the same thing as LG, except usually overnights it (refurb).
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Hmm ok that answers the question, I'll be keeping my white Google Play device.

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