UPDATE: Maxis Nexus S unit is using S-LCD, not Super AMOLED as reported earlier.
Yeap, you read that right. You can get the Nexus S from RM799 outright without any contract from Maxis. All you need to do is sign up for any Value Plus Internet plan and the Nexus S is your for RM799 at selected Maxis centres and MEPs. The offer starts today until stocks of the device is all sold.
It’s not a bad deal but if you’re in market for a decent Android smartphone, do take into account that the newer 1.4Ghz single-core Galaxy W is just RM200 more at RM999 outright. In terms of specs there’s really nothing much separating the two devices, both have 5MP cameras and 512MB RAM. Aside from that the Galaxy W shoots video in 720p which the Nexus S can’t but on the flipside the Nexus S has a bigger
and better screen (4-inch Super AMOLEDS-LCD versus 3.7-inch S-LCD on the Galaxy W). You also get NFC with the Nexus S, on the Galaxy W you don’t.
The big deal is with the Nexus S being a Google phone, you can be sure that the Nexus will get Ice Cream Sandwich sooner that the Galaxy W, actually sooner than most Android devices.
And that’s pretty much it. We’re not discounting that this is still a decent deal if you don’t mind the trade-offs.
Head on over to after the jump for details on the selected Maxis centres and MEPs and answers to some of your frequently asked questions.