Originally Posted by DroidBlaze
The hardware is. The screen wasn't anything to brag about (Rezound's is nicer and released around the same time). The cpu was definitely a step backwards compared to the Exynos in the SGSII, as well as the gpu. Crap radios that are worse than the charge (I'm not sure if this has gotten better). But what makes the Gnex amazing is two things: pure ICS goodness and a HUGE dev commutity - larger than any other phone on Verizon has had since probably the OGDroid. To me this is enough to outweigh the relatively weak hardware.
P.S. The rezound is pretty much the opposite with good/decent hardware but crappy software (I hate all skins be it Sense, TouchWiz, Motoblur, etc.) and much smaller dev community. If that phone would get a fully functioning AOSP rom (AOKP or CM9), it would be better than the Gnex IMO. The only drawback would be the tiny battery.
I have the Rez, and I must say, the development is surprisingly good. No AOSP, but we do have some nice ICS leaks that work quite well. I'm running S-Off with the latest RUU and with CleanROM developer edition. It is very fast, clean, and it is fully functional. Radio reception is good and I get amazing battery life on the extended. Just sayin'...
My Charge is running Tweaked with PBJ, and it is great. I feel pretty lucky that I have, IMO, the two best phones on Verizon.
I bet the Incredible 4G is going be a nice phone, though. I honestly think that the GS3 will be somewhat overrated like the Galaxy Nexus, I just can't jive with pentile.