Google Nexus One

It can't be all sunshine and kittens head of Tuesday's expected Google Nexus One launch. ZDNet has published a list of how much extra those of you outside of the United States will have to pay for the Nexus One -- on top of the $530 unlocked price. All we can say is that if you're in Sweden, well, start saving up, as you're going to have to shell out an extra $218. If you're in Taiwan (home of HTC, which is manufacturing the Nexus One), it's a meager $70. Full list of who has to pay what is after the break. [ZDNet]

  • Australia - $103
  • Austria - $168
  • Brazil - $209
  • Canada - $82
  • Czech Republic - $199
  • Estonia - $190
  • Finland - $160
  • France - $156
  • Germany - $152
  • Hungary - $192
  • India - $106
  • Italy - $148
  • Japan - $72
  • Mexico - $115
  • Netherlands - $150
  • New Zealand - $150
  • Northern Ireland - $123
  • Norway - $184
  • Poland - $196
  • Singapore - $154
  • South Africa - $185
  • Spain - $142
  • Sweden - $218
  • Switzerland - $104
  • Taiwan - $70
  • United Kingdom - $132
 
There are 46 comments

Joost says:

Well I'm gonna keep my 3GS + HTC Tattoo, these prices are out of this world.
Bye, bye Google N1.

fercabj says:

From Argentina, still waiting for prices! :(

AndroidZone says:

I'm italian and i have to pay 148$ of taxes to have N1 :-(
That's not correct.
So...I'll waiting.
LoL :-)
BB all.

leochan says:

Very cheap. Not.

Really annoying.

Why, Google? Why not cheaper?

KU Kitch says:

Right, and a factory unlocked iPhone doesn't cost $1,000 does it?

jerbear says:

...or just wait until the slew of devices with a similar spec come out locally this year. Seriously, this is not much different than the reference/dev phones that come out each generation. Who paid for an Ion at whatever ridiculous price it came out as? They all waited for Magics and myTouches and Heroes and Erises. The same will be the case with this phone.

yea we do get bent outta shape when we have to pay outright i have to admit... money is hard to come by and im working very hard to get this

Lemon says:

I'm in Australia. I work for a phone retailer and bought the Magic outright at cost+tax. That Nexus One price, with the Australian duty on top, is STILL cheaper than the COST price here of a Vodafone Magic.

Really, this STILL aint that expensive... you Americans think the sky is falling when it comes to outright phones, I swear to god.

heavyduty says:

$750 (I'm in Sweden) is about what I've been paying for *all* my smartphones for the last few years, the most expensive one having been the Qtek 9090 which cost me $1.240 (!) back in late 2004.

In other words, $750 in late 2009 is peanuts in comparison.

Bring it on!

Cintra says:

Exactly.. we are used to these prices for unlocked phones in Norway too :)

Ice says:

Same goes for Finland, so I doubt this'll have any effect on the global markets. :)

you all are better than me lol but if you have the money for it and it wont affect you then hey go for it

heavyduty says:

I forgot that we're actually in 2010....!

heavyduty says:

And another thing: you Americans complain about your lack of freedom when it comes to mobile phones and the US carriers, yet you are not willing to pay (literally) for that freedom, complaining about the price for the N1.

You really need to decide your priorities....

priorities lol.. calm down NO ONE is willfully wanting to shell out a bunch of money for a cell phone look deep down an think about that some have well enough jobs to afford such a phone me on the the other hand do not get paid enough to buy it out right but i might save for it.. i'm the type to wait and see what else will come out

ipsi says:

Ok, that's extremely lame. That extra $150 means I'd have to pay GST on the phone, which adds another 12.5% (far as I'm aware, you don't have to pay GST when importing goods worth less than $750 for personal use), and I'll bet that doesn't include shipping.

Oh well, it's not like I could afford it either way.

Anonymous says:

$726 for Nexus One in Poland? Lol...

Wesley says:

For UK that is £410, compared to £450 for the Motorola Droid, so not too bad. For Americans they get it for £330, unbelievable but they get so much stuff far cheaper than elsewhere and they will still complain that the price is too high.

Though I am not sure these figures are 100% accurate, as I did a bit of research on dutycalculator.com and it says it will only be £57.96 ($93.42)of VAT only and not $132, therfore meaning it will cost £386 in the UK. This excludes any handling fee from the courier doing the delivery I guess too, don't know how much that is or delivery charge from Google that was not mentioned in the PDF of their terms.

Will it run on 3G in UK?

Anonymous says:

I don't quite the issue here, just seems like the usual taxes and import duties charged by each country for importing a product (which obviously vary from country to country). Yes it costs more in some than other but that's par for the course - at least they don't seem to be doing an Adobe and just whapping on a whole lot of cost unnecessarily.

PS - Northern Ireland is part of the UK! Do they mean the Republic of Ireland?

PPS - off to listen to Spotify, at least we've got that free over here :-)

ipsi says:

Provided that it's *actually* shipping and taxes and so on, that's not nearly so bad, and is about what I'd expect to pay for a brand-new smartphone. Distinctly less, if they only charge for shipping inside New Zealand.

I was worried that tax and shipping would have to be paid *on top of* the extra money.

Anonymous says:

The real US price adds around $40-50 because of taxes. It's important to point that out. International prices almost always INCLUDE TAX. US price never does, because it varies from state to state.

Plus, other countries have a higher tax rate. "Free" healthcare isn't free as in beer.

Guilherme says:

I wonder if this extra is for taxes or shipping.
If it's really for taxes, Brazil's extra should be actually more than US$318 (from a nice 60% tax). More than 318 because it also applies to shipping (which I'm guessing should be at least $70).
Adding N1 + shipping + taxes + dollar conversion rate, it might cost as much as $960, which is $10 more than I paid for my 3Gs in November =/.

Oh well, hope I'm wrong =)

Dead Code says:

Wow! $636 + taxes here in India. No way! I am happy with my iPod touch + SE phone

KuroiBerry says:

What about middle eastern countries?!

Enki says:

750? No way.

John S. says:

LOL, f()ck google, for this reason exists ebay and unlock sites.
Anyway I'll wait for xperia x10, 10x better than Google Sh!t phone

GE says:

$ 199 only shipping? keep that shit

Anonymous says:

Hey... I want to believe in the Android but.... 149 is how much ATT charges for a 32g iphone 3Gs. Google had better realize that charging people up the wazoo in the end shoots themselves in the foot

Anonymous says:

yes, and the nexus is 179 with a contract. you pay a premium for an unlocked phone because it isn't subsidised by the carrier. in the uk, that means you can get contracts which cost £10-20 a month less than if they came with a free phone, often saving money.

really, people who don't know about how mobile phone pricing works really shouldn't comment on it.

Ice says:

Lets put this into perspective. It'd be $690 here in Finland, which roughly equals to 480€. Compared to an unlocked 3gs iphone's ~600€, I'd call it a bargain.

Stijn says:

Looks like this is going to be just another phone we'll be importing from the US, like what happend with the iPhone before. No way am I going to pay up $150 for something 'extra' that will probably mean nothing at all.

Stijn says:

And even if this international import is a no go, for me it would still be cheaper to purchase it in another European country. More than enough friends all over the place.

Hans says:

"Estonia - $190"

well, that is not that bad... I mean, iPhone with 24 month contract (about $50 a month) costs about $400 (= over $1600), unlocked Nexus One for $720 is cheap compared to that.

Fede says:

Argentina and waiting for prices, but i think it will be similar to brazil one, very expensive.

Santiago says:

Also waiting for Argentinian prices =)

Acai Optimum says:

I thought this phone was gonna be a little bit cheaper; unfortunately, it is not. Bummer!

Digo says:

After all that hype still have to wait, I'm disappointed. That's a shame, Brasil has the most expensive taxes around the globe, shame... I'm sure I'll wait until next gen. iPhone.

Digo says:

After all that hype still have to wait, I'm disappointed. That's a shame, Brasil has the most expensive taxes around the globe, shame... I'm sure I'll wait until next gen. iPhone.

well i live in britain, and $132 is apparently £81 soo imm pretty happy about that, better price than the iphone!

jlgraham says:

I'm in the US, if I buy a Nexus one here unlocked will it work with any carriers in Brazilian? I'd love to trade up from my Droid so I can just have one phone.

my understanding is that google plans to offer similar discounts on a nation by nation basis, similar to the t-mobile one.

also, some nations have lower requirements for discounts, like say 1 year rather then 2 year binding, and free unlocking once the term is over.

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Compulsivo says:

Brazil - $209 = This is very wrong. Here in Brazil the cost is about $1100,00

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Compulsivo

You really did not understand. They are saying here in Brazil gonna costa over the $ 530.00 plus $209.00 Making an end in $ 739.00 + Taxes.

So you can imagine how much it's gonna cost in Reais, that's a pitty how much taxes to have a phone that has no similar production in our country. Our protective laws against foreign products are really disgusting.

Cheers.

panpan says:

I'm chinese,but i don't live in taiwan.My aunt is there,if i want,i can ask for her help.It's pleased to save money as possible as we can.
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