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    Its only $50 with a new contract. Its still like $150 with an upgrade on say a family plan. That's really not anything spectacular. If it was $50 when upgrading then yeah that's pretty cool. Its 150 on every site except Verizon's actual site. Wirefly...etc

    I am also..getting mixed signals about this phone. More then half the population of people love it. Even more once its rooted and modded, another portion hates them. Is it like a turf war Razr vs Nexus thing or are these phones actually not that good. I heard no middle ground its either AMAZING from some or TERRIBLE from others....

    PLUS +...I am allowed an upgrade so lately I have been stuck trying to decide like so many other people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by butchyon View Post
    Unfortunately I, like many others, bought into the hype that the SGN, the first phone with ICS, was gonna be the Holy Grail of all Android phones. Needless to say, it failed miserably.
    If you live in an area that has a strong 4G signal, and never plan to travel out of that “safe” zone, you might be able to get by. But if you often spend time in an area that has a spotty 4G signal (like where I work), then the SGN’s software issues with switching back and forth between 4g and 3g will drain your battery in a mere 3 to 4 hours. Tops.
    And the ICS 4.04 OTA update that’s supposed to remedy these radio software issues? Here we are FIVE months after the SGN’s release, and STILL no OTA update. Kinda defeats the purpose of even owning a “Nexus”, doesn’t it?
    And that neat little desktop cradle which uses the SGN’s side-mounted charging pins that was shown to us in January? Once again, FIVE months later and still no sign of it at Verizon or Samsung.
    And the SGN’s 5 MP camera? While it may take “decent” outdoor photos, the pics that it takes indoors are miserable. The HTC One X’s indoor photos that I've seen blows the SGN’s away!
    If you don't mind I respectfully disagree with all the points that you, essentially, make. For clarification what I took your overall problems with the Nexus to be were:
    -4g/3g draining battery
    -Software updates
    -Accessories yet to come out and
    -Camera quality
    Firstly I'd like to say that, as someone who has owned several Verizon 4g phones (Bionic, Charge, Razr, Rezound, and Nexus), 4g/3g go between isn't an issue solely on the Nexus. In fact this issue is on every 4g device and if you look in the sub forums devoted to those specific phones you'll see debates about how to solve this issue. Most people set their phone to function solely on 3g to help with this while others turn off the "mobile network" and use wifi where they can. Doing stuff like this is just a part of owning a smartphone. In addition a phone like the Razr Maxx may have a huge battery and last all day but we have the advantage of swapping batteries. If battery life is so terrible try having a spare battery (it really isn't a hassle). On the topic of updates I don't really have much to say because I don't feel that the update is so important that I need it soon. As for the cradle I also have little to say because I do not feel like I need it. However on the topic of the camera I have to say that this camera is amazing. I used to own a droid 2 which is also 5 megapixels and there is a noticeable quality difference between the two. Not to mention that the other phones that I mentioned owning never took spectacular indoor photos as well. I mean lets be fair here it's a phone not a camera. You also compared it to the HTC One x's picture quality for in-door photos. Where did you see these photos or did you take them yourself? And let's be real here you're comparing an 8mp camera to a 5mp camera. To close I'll just say that out of all the phones I've ever owned the Nexus is by far the nicest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DigitalDroid87 View Post
    Its only $50 with a new contract. Its still like $150 with an upgrade on say a family plan. That's really not anything spectacular. If it was $50 when upgrading then yeah that's pretty cool. Its 150 on every site except Verizon's actual site. Wirefly...etc

    I am also..getting mixed signals about this phone. More then half the population of people love it. Even more once its rooted and modded, another portion hates them. Is it like a turf war Razr vs Nexus thing or are these phones actually not that good. I heard no middle ground its either AMAZING from some or TERRIBLE from others....

    PLUS +...I am allowed an upgrade so lately I have been stuck trying to decide like so many other people.
    As someone who has owned both a Razr and Nexus, I say go Nexus. The best advice I can give though is going to the store and trying them both first hand. However the main selling point for me on the Nexus is its responsiveness. It has proved to be the quickest and most reliable phone for me so far. Not to mention the battery is removable should something happen to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Android4Life123 View Post
    If you don't mind I respectfully disagree with all the points that you, essentially, make. For clarification what I took your overall problems with the Nexus to be were:
    -4g/3g draining battery
    -Software updates
    -Accessories yet to come out and
    -Camera quality
    Firstly I'd like to say that, as someone who has owned several Verizon 4g phones (Bionic, Charge, Razr, Rezound, and Nexus), 4g/3g go between isn't an issue solely on the Nexus. In fact this issue is on every 4g device and if you look in the sub forums devoted to those specific phones you'll see debates about how to solve this issue. Most people set their phone to function solely on 3g to help with this while others turn off the "mobile network" and use wifi where they can. Doing stuff like this is just a part of owning a smartphone. In addition a phone like the Razr Maxx may have a huge battery and last all day but we have the advantage of swapping batteries. If battery life is so terrible try having a spare battery (it really isn't a hassle). On the topic of updates I don't really have much to say because I don't feel that the update is so important that I need it soon. As for the cradle I also have little to say because I do not feel like I need it. However on the topic of the camera I have to say that this camera is amazing. I used to own a droid 2 which is also 5 megapixels and there is a noticeable quality difference between the two. Not to mention that the other phones that I mentioned owning never took spectacular indoor photos as well. I mean lets be fair here it's a phone not a camera. You also compared it to the HTC One x's picture quality for in-door photos. Where did you see these photos or did you take them yourself? And let's be real here you're comparing an 8mp camera to a 5mp camera. To close I'll just say that out of all the phones I've ever owned the Nexus is by far the nicest.

    So, basically you're saying his argument is irrelevant because the things that plague him aren't important to you? If I had gotten the Nexus upon the expectation of getting an OTA update to fix the signal issues and didn't have it almost six months later I would be just a bit peeved. As to the battery issue, the MAXX may not have battery access, but it holds as much power as two standard batteries and if you're going through more than that in a day guess you'd just have to make due using a charger. On the camera front is it necessary to dissect every detail of why the experience on the HTC is better? It's not just megapixels that matter, and I've never seen anyone praising the Nexus' camera. Calm yourself and leave your criticisms for people who post baseless replies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Android4Life123 View Post
    As someone who has owned both a Razr and Nexus, I say go Nexus. The best advice I can give though is going to the store and trying them both first hand. However the main selling point for me on the Nexus is its responsiveness. It has proved to be the quickest and most reliable phone for me so far. Not to mention the battery is removable should something happen to it.
    Thanks for the advice. I tried both at the store and of course there all screwed up because everyone touches them and breaks them. I am leaning more toward the nexus though. I just wish i could get to play with a nice one and not one a billion people destroyed on a daily basis.
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    nexus is a good phone. not the holy grail but a good phone. battery issue yeah but i got the extended battery (2100mAh?),stock battery and a car charger. lack of update for a 'pure' device is annoying, yes. I want to root but to lazy. i dont have signal issue since i live, drive and work in a 4g area. it only go into 3g at my mom's house but her house is a made of iron or something. LOL i step outside 4g inside 3g . all in all its a good phone. i recommend for the non tech non root person like my sister to get a rezound. my wife has it and its pretty solid. comes free headset its a +
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    For me the nexus is a worthy upgrade from my X, the X was an upgrade from my D1. Coming from a fully unlocked D1 into the confines of the X was a tough pill to swallow (one I don't plan on swallowing again), being a kernel hacker I know how much performance can be gained from a highly optimized kernel and being the razr will never have this one must ask ones self if this is of importance to them.

    If performance and development longevity is of utmost importance look no further than the nexus. If you have no plans on unlocking the boot loader of your device and upgrading the kernel I suggest the razr maxx for it's strong LTE radio, better build quality and extreme battery life.

    I like the nexus, I don't like the razr. This doesn't make the nexus superior or the razr inferior, it's a reflection of what's important to me. If you choose devices in this way without letting opinions of others sway your judgment you will make the right call...for you.
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    I would gladly pay full price for another Rezound before buying the Gnex again.....
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    I would gladly pay full price for another Rezound before buying the Gnex again.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by MissionImprobable View Post
    So, basically you're saying his argument is irrelevant because the things that plague him aren't important to you? If I had gotten the Nexus upon the expectation of getting an OTA update to fix the signal issues and didn't have it almost six months later I would be just a bit peeved. As to the battery issue, the MAXX may not have battery access, but it holds as much power as two standard batteries and if you're going through more than that in a day guess you'd just have to make due using a charger. On the camera front is it necessary to dissect every detail of why the experience on the HTC is better? It's not just megapixels that matter, and I've never seen anyone praising the Nexus' camera. Calm yourself and leave your criticisms for people who post baseless replies.
    Not at all. I was stating my opinion just as freely as he was able to post his. I was also just trying to give him another perspective, not jam my beliefs down his throat. You seem to think that I typed that response in a fit of rage, however I was and still am "calm." "On the camera front is it necessary to dissect every detail of why the experience on the HTC is better?" I am a bit confused with this statement because I did not go into much detail at all with the experience of using an HTC. To close I'm not trying to argue I was stating my opinion, I've never known this forum to be an aggressive place but I hope that people aren't beginning to criticize others for "respectfully disagreeing."
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