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Which Phone Would You Choose?

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#16 Roger H.

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 17:14

I voted SGS2 because while I like the Nexus devices, the new one doesn't seem worth it so much anymore. I like the size of my SGS2 and I think that's basically the only reason. LOL. I don't need MicroSD and the + screen doesn't do me much better. I am just happy with this phone and I like physical buttons!


#17 AJerman

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 17:18

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.


The latest version of TouchWiz is actually pretty good if you haven't used it. Not to mention you can just download LauncherPro and be done, or if you want, use a different ROM that's the latest and greatest.

#18 Elliott

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 17:29

Get the SGS2. PenTile Matrix displays suck.

#19 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 17:43

I would go with the Nexus prime (the specs are not as good as the Samsung device) however, it is a "pure experience" device and has an unmodified version of Android running on it.

#20 tanjiajun_34

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 17:48

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

Well it can flash cm to get stock android? it is better to have stuffs made by OEM at least it might have some advantages you want. One example is the Galaxy S2. If you compare any other non-samsung phones and stock android, their browser is not as smooth as their. That includes other dual cores. Samsung seems to have added hardware acceleration to both its TouchWiz launcher and browser.

#21 alphaomegainfinity

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 16:46

I would go for the Galaxy S2. Because the Galaxy Nexus is huge, bulkier and is only having 5 MP optics. I won't care much for ICS as it is eventually coming to the S2 anyway.

#22 fixxxer2014

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 16:47

id buy neither as i do not like samsung products. htc all the way for me.

#23 paulheu

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 17:34

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

same.. but I kinda choose the Nokia N9 over either.. :^)

#24 +SharpGreen

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 21:16

Get the SGS2. PenTile Matrix displays suck.

Under a microscope probably. But can the average person really tell the difference? I can almost guarantee you they can't; unless some tells them the difference. I can't even tell a difference between a non pentile screen and one that is, even though I know there is one.

I'd go for the Galaxy Nexus. 16GB (or 32) of onboard storage negates the need for SD cards and it has a 720p screen. Plus its a Google Phone, meaning its practically guaranteed to be have timely updates.

#25 vladmphoto

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 21:29

It has been said earlier by some but no harm in giving my $0.02
I would hands down go for the Samsung Galaxy S2 because you get a tougher screen (Gorilla Glass), more power-efficient screen technology (Super AMOLED Plus on the S2 vs HD Super AMOLED on Nexus even though the nexus has HD resolution), slightly better battery (by about 100mAh), better camera system (1.3MP front / 5MP rear on the Nexus vs 2MP / 8MP back-illuminated sensor on the S2), no expandable storage on the Nexus, lower cost.

Bottom line, the Samsung Galaxy S2 in my opinion is the clear winner and while you can't go wrong with either, you have more advantages with the S2.

#26 Lexcyn

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 22:39

I would choose the S2, simply because I don't like the idea of having NO buttons (touch sensitive or otherwise) on the front of the unit. That is too weird for me.

#27 Hardcore Til I Die

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 13:27

Legendofmart: galaxy s2 has an oleophobic coated screen too.

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I voted for sgs2 as I haven't used the nexus but my opinion might change later.

#28 fixxxer2014

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 16:38

the galaxy nexus will not be that great of a phone. samsung really cut costs when making it.

#29 Muhammad Farrukh

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 17:16

same.. but I kinda choose the Nokia N9 over either.. :^)


N9 or Lumia 800 over any Goddamn phone in the entire galaxy. (Y)

#30 AJerman

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 19:11

N9 or Lumia 800 over any Goddamn phone in the entire galaxy. (Y)


Good, enjoy your tiny screen and giant bezel.

Let's stay on topic now and answer the question asked.