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Which Phone Would You Choose?

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#31 Killer_Z



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Posted 07 November 2011 - 22:13

Same price: Galaxy Nexus. But they won't cost the same; that's why I bought a Galaxy S2 a month ago for €399. The Nexus'll price aroud €599 here (maybe even 649 immediatly after the release).

#32 migo


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Posted 08 November 2011 - 00:46

Galaxy Nexus between the two. It's penta-band, and my carrier is AWS only.

#33 Glassed Silver

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 01:22

I guess if I was an Android user, it'd be the Nexus Prime for me.

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#34 UndergroundWire


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Posted 10 November 2011 - 01:58

Too easy. SGN

#35 Valcrist



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Posted 10 November 2011 - 02:45

Galaxy S2 for the many reasons listed here already. *Full disclosure I own a Galaxy S2*

-Better Camera- -Arguably Better Screen- -Expandable Memory beyond the built-in 16GB- -About 20g lighter- -Better Processor-

#36 Open Minded

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 15:59

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.

You can change the launcher. If you hate TW that much you can always install a custom ROM.

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.

Maybe you don't need/want external SD support but I do. Even if the phone came with 64 gee bees that would still not be enough. I like to have my pics, videos and apps on the phone storage whilst my
music and other data on my external card. For that reason alone I'd pick the SGS2. Rumor is that the SGS2 will get ICS (official) but even if it doesn't, the dev community is HUGE for the GS2 and they've already ported
it to the phone.

#37 alphaomegainfinity


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Posted 10 November 2011 - 17:40

The Galaxy Nexus seems like the spiritual successor of the Nexus S. Moreover it will be running stock ICS I guess. However once ICS comes to the Galaxy S II, it will be a very tough competitor to beat.

#38 Bruno1986



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Posted 28 November 2011 - 06:51

Nexus can get the newest ROM from Google!

#39 Anibal P

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 06:58

Nexus can get the newest ROM from Google!

And this is why I will only buy Nexus phones from here on out, I know Google will guarantee 18 months of updates and not fudge the numbers to exclude some devices like the manufacturers will do

#40 +ultimate99


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Posted 03 December 2011 - 15:24

So, any opinions changed since then?

#41 philcruicks


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Posted 03 December 2011 - 21:06

My girlfriend has the S2 and my mate has the nexus.
Nexus wins hands down. That is all.

and I'm completely objective cause I'm an iPhone man.

#42 Obi-Wan Kenobi

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 21:23

I own a Galaxy S, and it has gorilla glass....needless to say, it's worth it....not a scratch on my phone, minus the plastic pieces that surround my display....of course, those have scratches....but I dropped my phone on the ground from a 4 foot drop.....when it hit the ground, not a blemish, besides the plastic pieces....gorilla glass FTW (and here I sound like a hero/villian from DCUO, lol!) Gorilla glass FTW, because if it weren't for it, I'd be prettymuch dead by now.....as I cannot pay the insurance, and I've already been told....it's a part of a family plan....however, it's the perfect phone for me right now, as I've had clam-style, slide-out-keyboard style...and this one has been the <gasp> only one </gasp> that has lasted the longest.

#43 BetaAddict


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Posted 06 December 2011 - 00:17

If you were considering a SGS2, then there is no reason not to get the Nexus now that it is available (at least through some distributors). While SGS2 will also get the Android 4.0 ICS update within the next few weeks, Nexus will be support far longer by google compared to any other phone that relies on the OEM to release the update. So in the end, you get a phone that has a longer lifespan while remaining current. But of course, you can always move to CyanogenMod once support ends to keep the phone up to date.

#44 Andrmgic



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Posted 06 December 2011 - 00:43

I've had both.. and I prefer the Galaxy Nexus. It feels better in my hand and I prefer the look of the screen. At 1280x720, the pentile effect is not noticeable to me. The SGS II will get Ice Cream Sandwich, but in this case the AOSP experience is especially great.

Going from a pure specs perspective, the SGS II has the edge in every area except for the screen, but the curvature of the nexus makes it more comfortable in the hand and to me it feels sturdier than the SGS II. The audio hardware is also better than the SGS II, and of course it is a google experience device.. so it has no manufacturer or carrier crapware (except on verizon).

Basically, if you: a) need expandable storage b) find pentile to be extremely jarring and noticeable c)don't care about having the stock android experience then I'd get the SGS II

For me, I'd much rather use the nexus.. because I don't care about storage.. and I can use USB Host to use a hdd or flash drive if I need more room for media content, I prefer the curved shape of the device and clean front, leaving only the 720p display of the nexus to look at. Imho, it is gorgeous. I hate manufacturer crapware and I get annoyed when I have to wait forever for updates to the OS.

#45 c3ntury


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Posted 06 December 2011 - 20:30

Nexus Prime. That is all.