Jump to content


Which Phone Would You Choose?

android samsung google nexus galaxy s2 prime

  • Please log in to reply
68 replies to this topic

Poll: Which Phone Would You Choose?

Which Phone Would You Choose?

You cannot see the results of the poll until you have voted. Please login and cast your vote to see the results of this poll.
Vote Guests cannot vote

#1 Sir Topham Hatt

Sir Topham Hatt

    A Very Talented Individual

  • Tech Issues Solved: 1
  • Joined: 02-November 03
  • Location: Island of Sodor

Posted 04 November 2011 - 09:23

If both phones were out today and cost the same, which would you choose and why?

Please don't use this as an argument thread. It's more of a state your opinion and remember that it's okay for people to have different opinions!

#2 TheLegendOfMart


    Neowinian Senior

  • Joined: 01-October 01
  • Location: England

Posted 04 November 2011 - 09:27

The phones are very similarly specced, the Nexus edges it out having 1280x720 screen that has anti fingerprint/oil coating to stop smudges.

#3 ToneKnee


    Neowinian Senior

  • Joined: 10-February 05
  • Location: Liverpool, UK
  • OS: Windows 10

Posted 04 November 2011 - 09:28

SGS2 or Nexus Prime, that is all.

#4 +Frank B.

Frank B.

    Member N° 1,302

  • Tech Issues Solved: 14
  • Joined: 18-September 01
  • Location: Frankfurt, DE
  • OS: OS X 10.10
  • Phone: Galaxy S6

Posted 04 November 2011 - 09:30

The Galaxy Nexus Prime, since it's the Android 4 reference phone without any fugly Sense/TouchWiz junk.

#5 bobbyfabulous


    SA Block Choppa

  • Joined: 29-June 11
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • OS: OS X

Posted 04 November 2011 - 09:31

Out of those 2 I would choose the Nexus Prime, its not really even a debate.

But overall I always stick with HTC, I have since day 1 starting with G1 Dream then the Hero....I switched to Samsung Galaxy S after and did not like the experience at all, didn't like touchwiz, had a lousy dev community compared to most HTC devices, lag etc...got rid of the Galaxy S after a couple of weeks and went back to HTC (G2/Vision/Desire Z) and don't think I will switch again until HTC disappoints me which it hasn't yet.

#6 Muhammad Farrukh

Muhammad Farrukh

    The End is Nigh

  • Joined: 15-August 11

Posted 04 November 2011 - 09:31

I won't choose any of them
But for the topic' sake Galaxy Nexus > Galaxy S II

Purely because of Vanilla Android and 720p screen

#7 Nick H.

Nick H.

    Neowinian Senior

  • Tech Issues Solved: 18
  • Joined: 28-June 04
  • Location: Switzerland

Posted 04 November 2011 - 09:32

Having debated this exact same question with myself, I've settled on the Galaxy Nexus. It makes the most sense, even if it will dent my wallet more than the SGSII...

#8 HardyRexion



  • Joined: 04-July 11
  • Location: Manchester UK
  • OS: Windows 7/8.1
  • Phone: Yes. Galaxy S4

Posted 04 November 2011 - 09:46

S2 as I have a 32gb Micro SD card and the Nexus doesn't support them

#9 firey



  • Tech Issues Solved: 9
  • Joined: 30-October 05
  • Location: Alberta, Canada
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Phone: Android (4.4.2)

Posted 04 November 2011 - 12:09

Went with the nexus, though my Atrix still has over 2 and a half years left on the contract, so by then the phone I upgrade to will be 10x better than the Prime (Just based on how technology advances)

#10 The Teej

The Teej

    Also known as The Tjalian

  • Joined: 03-October 05
  • Location: England, UK

Posted 04 November 2011 - 12:26

Nexus Prime, by a long shot.

#11 HyBry



  • Joined: 25-April 06
  • Location: around somewhere

Posted 04 November 2011 - 12:34

I was very excited about the Prime, but somehow I am not so sold on it any more. It is the small things that get me, like it is not AMOLED Plus screen, or that it does not use Gorilla Glass. I am just worried that they have skimped out on other things as well.

Beyond that it would be Nexus Prime for me.




  • Joined: 19-February 08

Posted 04 November 2011 - 12:37

i own a Samsung Galaxy S2 and its awesome. fulfills all my work needs.

I also added an additional 16gb memory card with tons of videos on them and its screen quality is awesome! HD videos play real smooth with great quality.

#13 IceBreakerG


    Local Ninja! Code Ninja That Is.

  • Tech Issues Solved: 1
  • Joined: 27-August 06
  • Location: Cordova, TN
  • OS: Windows 8.1
  • Phone: OnePlus One

Posted 04 November 2011 - 15:31

I voted for the Galaxy S 2. I have the phone and it's awesome, but the Galaxy Nexus doesn't have expandable storage, and that's a deal breaker for me. I have a 32GB card in my SGS2, so now I have 48GB of total storage. The 1280x720p screen isn't really a big deal when we're talking about a screen that's less than 5" anyway. The Super AMOLED+ screen on the SGS2 looks amazing as it is. Also, I'm not a fan of the software buttons on the Galaxy Nexus either. I'd rather have the standard capacitive touch buttons.

#14 AJerman


    Boomer Sooner!

  • Joined: 24-July 02
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
  • OS: Windows 8.1
  • Phone: Nexus 5

Posted 04 November 2011 - 17:03

Reasons to choose SGS2 over GN: micro sd support, better cpu and gpu, Super AMOLED Plus screen w/ rgb stripe subpixel layout (even at a lower resolution), size, probably better battery life

Reasons to choose GN over SGS2: Comes with ICS (even though SGS2 will get ICS), 720p (pentile) screen, Nexus phone (AOSP)

Winner: SGS2

No worries, SGS2 will get ICS very soon, then the only advantage of the Nexus is an arguably better screen, and AOSP. I'd hold off for a real 720p screen if I were you.

#15 tsupersonic


    Neowinian Senior

  • Tech Issues Solved: 4
  • Joined: 30-September 06
  • Location: USA
  • OS: Win. 8.1 Pro. x64/Mac OS X
  • Phone: Galaxy S6/iPhone 6

Posted 04 November 2011 - 17:08

Galaxy Nexus just because it doesn't have the garbage they call Touchwiz. Plus, the "Google-branded" phones get updated with the latest and greatest.