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Galaxy Nexus vs Galaxy S2: Comparison reviews make me love my SGS2 even more

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2nd December 2011, 06:20 AM   |  #1  
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Like many others, I've been drooling over the Galaxy Nexus since it was announced. However, the more I read about it, the less interested I am to get one. At this point it seems that the only real upside to moving from the SGS2 to the Galaxy Nexus is ICS. But we all know there will be an ICS port available for the SGS2 within the upcoming months anyway, so that's a moot point.

Two comparison reviews I read:
http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/4262...ung-galaxy-s-2

http://www.knowyourmobile.com/compar...galaxy_s2.html

Considering that the Galaxy Nexus is larger, has an inferior screen (supposedly), and lacks the ability to upgrade the internal storage due to lack of an SD card slot, I'm really losing sight on the appeal for the Galaxy Nexus.

Are you still planning on upgrading to the Galaxy Nexus when it becomes available? If so, why?
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Plus the Nexus only have a 5MP camera. One reason why I was considering the Nexus is because of the NFC technology Android Beam. I know a lot of people may need the extra space of a micro SD card slot, but a lot of people don't even have a micro SD card in their GS2 just because it doesn't come with one. Either way you go, you will be getting a good phone
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Yeah, the 5mp camera appeared to be a turn off to me at first as well. But I have seen some comparison pictures taken with both phones and the 5mp camera on the Nexus does seem to be a bit clearer than the 8mp camera on the SGS2.

However, I don't typically choose a phone due to its camera. So this doesn't really matter to me.
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2nd December 2011, 06:42 AM   |  #4  
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Ya I was debating these two for awhile. I went Tmob GS2 and don't regret it one bit...better cpu, gpu, modem, SD card, camera, lighter, smaller, etc. For me a phone any larger than the GS2 and I not interested, it has taken some getting use to the larger size in my hand coming from a Nexus S.
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2nd December 2011, 06:52 AM   |  #5  
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I'm most likely going to own both of them. I love the nexus line of phones. Nothing like stock. They are both amazing from what I have seen and will decide which is better for myself after using both.

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2nd December 2011, 07:20 AM   |  #6  
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You do realize that both of those reviews are of the i9100, right? That phone is really a COMPLETELY different phone than the SGH-T989! There needs to be a comparison to the T-Mobile US version of the SGSII.

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Considering that the Galaxy Nexus is larger

The Nexus is larger in height but not width, it is in fact thinner in width.

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, has an inferior screen (supposedly)

Where the heck did you read that? Are you talking about Gorilla Glass? It has a reinforced glass, Google wouldn't let them put **** on their latest and greatest after the Nexus S flop

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, and lacks the ability to upgrade the internal storage due to lack of an SD card slot

Who uses more than 32GB?

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Are you still planning on upgrading to the Galaxy Nexus when it becomes available? If so, why?

YES. Because it is a Nexus. ICS. Updates BEFORE ANY OTHER PHONE GET'S THEM. Will have HUGE developer support. Best display available. There's more, can't think of them now.

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Yeah, the 5mp camera appeared to be a turn off to me at first as well. But I have seen some comparison pictures taken with both phones and the 5mp camera on the Nexus does seem to be a bit clearer than the 8mp camera on the SGS2.

However, I don't typically choose a phone due to its camera. So this doesn't really matter to me.

I agree totally. When I first read the stats with a 5mp camera first thought was, "why"? But I have too seen the comparisons. I'm willing to get they upgraded the optics. All that aside, I don't take many pictures with my phone. I use my camera for that so it's a minimal spec.

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Ya I was debating these two for awhile. I went Tmob GS2 and don't regret it one bit...better cpu, gpu, modem, SD card, camera, lighter, smaller, etc. For me a phone any larger than the GS2 and I not interested, it has taken some getting use to the larger size in my hand coming from a Nexus S.

Hmmm...Better CPU - You sure? This CPU (TMO SGSII) is pain to do anything productive with.

GPU - Ok, may be a LITTLE better, but I doubt you would ever notice the difference. As far as I've read that GPU performs just fine for any game available on Android.

Modem - What are you talking about? The HSPA+ speed?

SD Card, yeah, talked about that already.

Lighter - Um, NO, they weigh the same.

Camera - More pixels means **** if the camera itself cant handle them.

ETC - What else? You say you can't handle a larger phone? I thought this thing was huge when I got it and wanted to go back to my Sensation but in time I grew to like the size. Just FYI, the Nexus is taller but skinnier. Thinner too by .6mm.
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NFC Android Beam Correction
I didn't think the GS2 had NFC (Android Beam) but I was just reading the back of the box and it says it is NFC enabled, so maybe it does. This pushes the GS2 over the top imo.
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There just isn't enough added to it besides ics for me to buy it!

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I didn't think the GS2 had NFC (Android Beam) but I was just reading the back of the box and it says it is NFC enabled, so maybe it does. This pushes the GS2 over the top imo.

Menu>Settings>Wireless and network>Check NFC to enable.

Yes, the TMO SGSII has NFC.
2nd December 2011, 12:49 PM   |  #10  
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The GN is better than TMO's SII in almost every way. The fact that its a 720p screen is such a big winner. 4.6' WVGA screen looked really bad to me. And I would take a TI-OMAP4 processor over Qualcomm's S3 processor any day of the week. Plus it's straight from Google. You save yourself the headache of wondering whether you're going to get the next Android firmware upgrade.

I bet the SII wont even officially get ICS until Q2 of next year, and that's probably after the SIII is released lol. Just like what happened with the first generation Galaxy S.

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