With the Nokia Lumia 800 and Samsung Galaxy Nexus set for release within one day of each other, the IBTimes has decided to treat the cyber-highways with a complete pre-order buyer's guide showcasing the best deals on both devices.
The Lumia 800
Set for release on 16 November Nokia's first serious entry into the Windows Phone ecosystem, the Lumia 800, is currently available for pre-order on a variety of deals.
The device is being sold in the UK by The Carphone Warehouse on a variety of network providers including Three, Vodafone and Orange.
Via Vodafone and Orange the cheapest deals offer the device for free on a £26 per month two year deal. Of the £26 deals Orange offer by far the best data usage, enticing customers with 200 minutes, unlimited texts and 750MB of data usage.
Moving up the price-line, the Lumia is available on a variety of deals going from £36 per month up to the £41 mark.
Those seeking a slightly shorter contract can also get the device on an 18 month contract through Vodafone. Again via The Carphone Warehouse, Vodafone are currently offering the device free on a £41 per month, 18 month contract. The contract gives users 600 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data usage.
Sim-free the best deal appears to be come from Three, which has confirmed it will be stocking the Lumia 800 for £399.
The Galaxy Nexus
Set for release on 17 November, Samsung announced that the Galaxy Nexus would be available for pre-order Tuesday from Phones4U.
Like the Lumia 800, the first Ice Cream Sandwich powered smartphone is available on a range of deals from Orange and Vodafone. However, unlike Nokia's Windows Phone, all the deals are on a long-term 24 month contract.
The cheapest monthly rate on the Galaxy Nexus comes from Orange, which charges £59 for the phone itself on a £31 per month two year contract. The deal offers users 400 minutes, 3000 texts and comes with 750MB of data usage.
Vodafone offer the Galaxy Nexus for the same price but with only 300 minutes per month.
Just above it the best internet deal again comes from Orange which is offering 1GB of data on a £36 per month two year contract. Unfortunately, on the deal users will have to shell out an almost token £39 for the phone itself.
At the top-end of the spectrum Vodafone is offering the Galaxy Nexus free on a £46 per month contract. This high-price deal grants consumers a hefty 1200 minutes, 3000 texts and 750MB of data usage.
Sim-free the Galaxy Nexus has popped up on a variety of retailers with prices ranging from around £510 up to Amazon's £519.99.
So there you have it, a complete guide of where to order Windows Phone and Android's two new top-end handsets. Unfortunately those looking for an answer to the question of which is better, will have to wait until later in the month when the IBTimes posts its full Lumia 800 and Galaxy Nexus reviews.