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By KennyG123, RC-RT & Moderator Committees / Spider-Mod on 8th May 2012, 04:40 PM
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8th May 2012, 07:23 PM |#11  
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All new released, rumored or announced devices should be discussed here. Please keep it relevant to the Galaxy Nexus with specs comparisons. I will tolerate no flaming or trolling in here and will not hesitate to issue infractions after first warning. Please behave appropriately like the intelligent mature community I know you are.

THANK YOU kennyglass123

I was tired of the crazy amount of non-nexus threads cluttering up the Galaxy Nexus forum

So any new "What about the SGS III?" or "Who's changing to the One X?" type threads that pop up outside of this one we should flag so you can lock that particular thread right?
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8th May 2012, 07:28 PM |#12  
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This is how I personally decided to choose between the new S3 and Nexus, the S3 has;
-microSD
-better camera (8v5)
-bigger battery (2100 vs 1750, although latter has extended battery)
-slightly larger screen (4.8 v 4.65)
-faster cpu and gpu
-(eventually it will get CM9 and AOPK as well)

Nexus
-curved body, less ugly (opinion)
-better softwares (stock + updates)
-pentaband
-$340 cheaper (S3 16gb released price $739 VAT included vs Nexus $400, used low as $350)
-(USB OTG can alleviate the needs for microSD)

So choosing between the two weights on whether I want to pay the $340 difference for the hardware improvement, my decision is no. I can live with lower megapixels, 4.65" is fine, S3 hardware is faster but practically Nexus can do all the tasks. So I ended up ordering the Nexus. However, I'm waiting to see how much the S3 prices drop by Christmas. I predict since its a part of a popular flagship series and quadcore is still new, the price won't drop as fast as the Nexus did, which nearly half its price in 6 months. I will more likely wait for the next Nexus device if its announced by then.
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I had an evo4g and that development was amazing... from cm7 and to myns to mik, etc it was great and amazing device that actually pull me from iphone... I will never forget my og evo but seems the circumstances with lock boot loader ans s on is a gamble so I'll stick secure with my nexus I got the nexus just 2 weeks ago and coming from an iphone I'm so much happy.. the ICS experience aosp is the beat IMO sure htc makes something look nice for some people but now I think aosp look so much better IMO I will definwtwly get an evo late just to play with it tho because I can't really judge till I have it reall

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THANK YOU kennyglass123

I was tired of the crazy amount of non-nexus threads cluttering up the Galaxy Nexus forum

So any new "What about the SGS III?" or "Who's changing to the One X?" type threads that pop up outside of this one we should flag so you can lock that particular thread right?

Yes please. Or you can even PM me directly with the link. Whatever is easiest. LOL....sometimes I sit here and don't know where to start when cleaning up.

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Yes please. Or you can even PM me directly with the link. Whatever is easiest. LOL....sometimes I sit here and don't know where to start when cleaning up.

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I really appreciate you creating this thread. I felt like I was drowning in SGSIII threads.
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Yes please. Or you can even PM me directly with the link. Whatever is easiest. LOL....sometimes I sit here and don't know where to start when cleaning up.

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Thank you VERY much. We need to keep all of these random threads in one place.
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No thank you guys for helping out. This was the best compromise I could think of. If it works out and everyone wants it I can turn it into a full blown off-topic sticky.

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8th May 2012, 11:28 PM |#18  
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There's always a better phone

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There's always a better phone

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That is what marketing would have you believe, yes.
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I am shocked they gave all mods even senior mods the same color, i am not a fan of the new red

Nah, some of us are special


IMO, at the moment, none of the competing handsets are that much better than the Nexus to warrant changing but if you were due an upgrade, the likes of the One X or the Galaxy S3 have got to be worthy of consideration.

And the idea that you choose your handset based on firmware strikes me as rather odd. That's pretty much the antithesis of the purpose of XDA, which is that your handset is never limited to the firmware it ships with.
You buy a handset based on the hardware then make the firmware fit your needs.
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Lately is more about software than hardware. The Galaxy Nexus dual core...1gb RAM...720p screen...its all great. Maybe just needs better processor.

But I LOVE pure untouched stock Android. Sure the Galaxy S3 has better specs, but Touchwizz ****ing sucks. Its so plain and boring. Just no need for it on an Android ICS based phone.

The HTC One X is better than the S3 in my opinion, if you need a manufacturer UI, Sense is the best, second to stock.

For me there is only phone I am drooling for this year = Nexus-Four.

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