Originally Posted by shawnn218
Phone looks great no doubt. But as a gnex user.. same Android OS, don't see the need to change for the most part. The one thing that could sway me is the 4g radio which my nexus sucks with. 4g radios eat battery and Samsung 4g radios can barely hold 4g
Surprised we went from single to dual to quad cores before the next lte radio. Hope the 4g radio in this phone is better than the gnex
That's mainly a Verizon problem because of its CDMA network. All LTE phones on Verizon has to maintain two radio interfaces open all the time: one for CDMA for voice and one for LTE for data. Until Verizon switches over to VoLTE (not anytime soon), you will have to suffer with that for all future LTE phones.
If you want to see how 2nd gen LTE phone works, look no further than all current AT&T LTE phones where phones only need to maintain one radio interface on. When voice call is activated, the phone automatically falls back to HSPA mode.