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  1. 1. Nexus S or Samsung Galaxy S II?

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I have been looking for a new phone for few weeks now with ATT.

what do you think is better Nexus S
[url="http://www.neowin.net/news/att-google-nexus-s-now-on-sale-at-best-buy-for-9999"]http://www.neowin.ne...st-buy-for-9999[/url]

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Samsung Galaxy S II

[url="http://www.neowin.net/news/samsung-galaxy-s-ii-to-be-released-in-the-us-next-month"]http://www.neowin.ne...e-us-next-month[/url]

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I can get the Nexus S for $350 vs the Galaxy S 2 for $625 (lowest offered price). Damn just killing me right now, i keep turning down the Nexus S just because the Galaxy S 2 is so close but gotta stomach the price!

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the SGS II is the best android device currently available.

Without question, that should be your choice if you can swing the price.

I bought it at $750 and I don't regret it for a second.

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[quote name='BetaAddict' timestamp='1311736550' post='594193324']
Can't wait to get mine next week.
[/quote]
next week??? is it coming next week?

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If you buy a SGS II from europe (imported, unlocked/unbranded) you will not be locked into a 2 year contract, and your phone will run on faster speeds with HSPA+ than the HSPA+ phones att sells in store (because they throttle in the firmware) AND will be able to do teathering without paying the extra charge per month to turn it on for a phone bought from att.

So you can go ahead and buy now.
[quote name='still1' timestamp='1312084498' post='594205058']
next week??? is it coming next week?
[/quote]
Likely talking about importing it for the reasons listed above. Its really a no brainer if you can afford it.

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I would buy the Galaxy S II

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I wish I could trade my iPhone 4 for a Galaxy S II but they don't have it on Telus.

I haven't used the GSII but I've read a lot of reviews and it looks like a very good device.

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Galaxy S 2 for sure.

Mine is out of this world. Much better, much more responsive and cooler than any smartphone you'll find out there.

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Can somebody answer this for me, What's so special about the SG2? (Except the hardware)

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I have used both of them and personally I don't like Samsung's TouchWiz.
I kindda like Vanilla Android.
Nexus S is by no means an outdated phones since dual-core smartphones won't make a difference any time sooner.
If you are gonna show the benchmarks and speed tests to your family and friends, get a Galaxy S II
Otherwise Nexus S, because it is a lot cheaper and a little thicker which, in my opinion, helps in handling.
I don't like the extreme thinness of Galaxy S II. I mean iPhone 4's thinness was, lets say, ok to handle but Galaxy S II is way more thin.

So if money is not a problem and you wanna boast in your social-circle and can bear TouchWiz, get the Galaxy S II
Otherwise, save money and go for Nexus S. You won't feel any difference in terms of speed and routine performance.

Good Luck

Regards...

[quote name='Jan' timestamp='1312115787' post='594205606']
Can somebody answer this for me, What's so special about the SG2? (Except the hardware)
[/quote]


Design is another thing good but the TouchWiz and extreme thinness, in my opinion, keep it from being perfect.
It is still the most advanced smartphone you can buy

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[quote name='MaryFarukh' timestamp='1312116035' post='594205610']
I mean iPhone 4's thinness was, lets say, ok to handle but Galaxy S II is way more thin.[/quote]

It's 8.5mm vs 9.3mm, so less than 1mm difference.

You can disable touchwiz when you root. Dual-core makes a big difference already (I upgraded from the Nexus S to the Galaxy S II, it destroys the Nexus in terms of speed).

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the GS2 has set itself as THE standard for high-end android phones, so it will be the benchmark phone for next year.

snag an GS2 if you can =)

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gs2 > ns any day.

Had a play with my mates gs2 the other week and it blows my ns out of the water in terms of speed.
It feels more fluid, screen is a lot nicer as well.

But that said both phones are fantastic and you should be happy no matter what you get.

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Galaxy S II

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I was gonna get the Nexus S for AT&T several times now but I kept killing the deal because I know i'd have buyers remorse right away. I see pricing on the original Galaxy S 2 has come down some more now and craigslist pricing for new sealed ones have also come down about $150-200 as well :) So i might just be pulling the trigger in about 3 weeks :)

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Wait for Nexus/Droid Prime. :)

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So pulled the trigger last friday and got the Samsung Galaxy S2. Soooooo glad I didn't get the Nexus S. The Galaxy S2 is smooth as butter and it's just feels great in the hand. The Nexus S felt kinda bulky and that typical Samsung "plasticky" feeling to it. Surely the SGS2 is all plastic too but it doesn't feel like that.

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Go to sprint and get the Epic 4g Touch (SGS2). It's even better than the others.

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I go with Nexus S, you can compile what ever is the current most current version of andriod (http://source.android.com/) and install it on that phone.
That and easier to root / replace with custom versions of andriod.

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