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View Poll Results: Should I trade my Amaze 4G for a Galaxy Nexus?
Yes, it's a justified trade! 9 29.03%
No, keep the Amaze! 22 70.97%
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HTC Amaze 4G vs Samsung Galaxy Nexus

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22nd April 2012, 06:58 AM   |  #31  
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bigger screen with higher resolution.. then PENTILE+screen burn = ****

Both devices are beautiful but have flaws like EVERY device, but to say the pentile display and screen burn are prevalent issues or lessens the quality are the words of someone that does not own one or simply bias. As far as power, or lack thereof, (1.2 vs 1.5) is a numbers game. The Amaze needs that extra power to navigate Sense while the GN is Vanilla, which is optimized to run on the GN and doesn't require that extra bump. On and on and on.............

It comes down to preference. Both are definitely beast in their own right, but you have to decide which is worth keeping.

I couldn't decide, so I bought both!
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22nd April 2012, 08:25 PM   |  #32  
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Both devices are beautiful but have flaws like EVERY device, but to say the pentile display and screen burn are prevalent issues or lessens the quality are the words of someone that does not own one or simply bias. As far as power, or lack thereof, (1.2 vs 1.5) is a numbers game. The Amaze needs that extra power to navigate Sense while the GN is Vanilla, which is optimized to run on the GN and doesn't require that extra bump. On and on and on.............

It comes down to preference. Both are definitely beast in their own right, but you have to decide which is worth keeping.

I couldn't decide, so I bought both!

pentile might not bother some people (regular consumers) which there arent much of those "regular" ones on xda lol most of us want nuclear powerplants as phones and the best tech and pentile doesnt cut it. though on the one s pentile doenst look bad. now with the screen burn, thats is just complete crap and i would never be okay paying $600 for a phone that i know is going to get that.. i dont see who would, unless they have money to waste
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22nd April 2012, 11:33 PM   |  #33  
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pentile might not bother some people (regular consumers) which there arent much of those "regular" ones on xda lol most of us want nuclear powerplants as phones and the best tech and pentile doesnt cut it. though on the one s pentile doenst look bad. now with the screen burn, thats is just complete crap and i would never be okay paying $600 for a phone that i know is going to get that.. i dont see who would, unless they have money to waste

I love the Amaze's screen, but think it would be worth the sacrifice to get battery life. I've never seen a phone's battery fall off of the cliff like the Amaze, just from having the display on... Smh. Even with brightness all the way down. Just because the Pentile isn't AS good as the Amaze's, you're right in saying they're really not that much of a downgrade

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23rd April 2012, 01:27 AM   |  #34  
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I love the Amaze's screen, but think it would be worth the sacrifice to get battery life. I've never seen a phone's battery fall off of the cliff like the Amaze, just from having the display on... Smh. Even with brightness all the way down. Just because the Pentile isn't AS good as the Amaze's, you're right in saying they're really not that much of a downgrade

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take a look at the first two pictures. http://www.engadget.com/photos/lg-re...moled/#4962291

yes, you get good battery life on blacks, but whites you get HORRIBLE battery life, much more drain then the amaze. so any web browsing or light backgrounds or anything will drain the crap out of your phone.

IPS displays have the advantage with white and blacks. too bad the amaze isnt IPS the IPS barely uses anymore power on blacks either than the oled

i cant stand pentile, everything looked pixelated, qHD, HD, full HD idk name it. there is no advantage over pentile over full RGB besides battery life. id rather have a beautliful screen and suffer some battery drain than a horrible screen and better battery. and i know that is a opinion, but; if you are wanting amazing battery life in general then why the hell would you own an android in the first place lol.
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23rd April 2012, 01:50 AM   |  #35  
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take a look at the first two pictures. http://www.engadget.com/photos/lg-re...moled/#4962291

yes, you get good battery life on blacks, but whites you get HORRIBLE battery life, much more drain then the amaze. so any web browsing or light backgrounds or anything will drain the crap out of your phone.

IPS displays have the advantage with white and blacks. too bad the amaze isnt IPS the IPS barely uses anymore power on blacks either than the oled

i cant stand pentile, everything looked pixelated, qHD, HD, full HD idk name it. there is no advantage over pentile over full RGB besides battery life. id rather have a beautliful screen and suffer some battery drain than a horrible screen and better battery. and i know that is a opinion, but; if you are wanting amazing battery life in general then why the hell would you own an android in the first place lol.

True... That's why I have 3 microUSBs strategically placed at work, in my laptop, and in my car to go with my OEM cable at my bedside lol

I'm an addict and I love my display

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23rd April 2012, 02:00 AM   |  #36  
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True... That's why I have 3 microUSBs strategically placed at work, in my laptop, and in my car to go with my OEM cable at my bedside lol

I'm an addict and I love my display

Sent from my HTC Amaze running Sense 3.5

The amaze has the best display of any phone that i have owned, only thing that could be better is the blacks xD thats not new though
23rd April 2012, 03:06 AM   |  #37  
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Stick with the Amaze. The best thing about the Galaxy Nexus is the fact that it's vanilla Android ICS.
That's it, and the developer base that comes with it being an official Google phone.

But other than that, I can't find myself liking the Galaxy Nexus for the following reasons:
--the pentile matrix is easily visible, even at a 720p resolution
--the screen is 200 nits. That's not even as bright as a regular laptop screen. It's dim. That's a prime reason that the battery life is "better" than the Amaze. If I could get on a soapbox a bit, a screen, esp on a touchscreen phone, which is basically 90% screen, should be of supreme importance. Why the pentile matrix has blossomed I will never know, but the Amaze's screen is the primary reason why I want the phone. I hadn't seen any screen that can compete with the iPhone 4/4S screens until now. The Amaze does just that. The One X I hear is even better.
--build quality
--inferior camera
--no memory card expansion slot
--removeable battery

The galaxy nexus is in no way under consideration by me.
23rd April 2012, 03:48 AM   |  #38  
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Stick with the Amaze. The best thing about the Galaxy Nexus is the fact that it's vanilla Android ICS.
That's it, and the developer base that comes with it being an official Google phone.

But other than that, I can't find myself liking the Galaxy Nexus for the following reasons:
--the pentile matrix is easily visible, even at a 720p resolution
--the screen is 200 nits. That's not even as bright as a regular laptop screen. It's dim. That's a prime reason that the battery life is "better" than the Amaze. If I could get on a soapbox a bit, a screen, esp on a touchscreen phone, which is basically 90% screen, should be of supreme importance. Why the pentile matrix has blossomed I will never know, but the Amaze's screen is the primary reason why I want the phone. I hadn't seen any screen that can compete with the iPhone 4/4S screens until now. The Amaze does just that. The One X I hear is even better.
--build quality
--inferior camera
--no memory card expansion slot
--removeable battery

The galaxy nexus is in no way under consideration by me.

the screen on the one x is probablt 3 times as good as the one on the amaze. you get oled blacks with a IPS SLCD "2". it is the best on the market imo. still, wont ever go 4.7" i dont think
23rd April 2012, 10:28 PM   |  #39  
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I love my Amaze and i recently got my girlfriend a Gnex. Ive messed with it a little and it actually makes me love my amaze more. I dont know if it samsungs lack of finish or that i just hate ICS but there is no way i would ever choose the Gnex ove my amaze.
30th April 2012, 08:30 PM   |  #40  
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I herd that the burn problem on the screen has been fixed. Soooo I'm really tempted to sell my amaze and get a nexus .

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