I hate to break it to you, but a global phone isn't going to mean anything to you when you go to travel and find out vzws new international rates. Highest data package is 200mb (you will use more than that just in background data) and is $100+ overages on top of your current data plan, and requires you to switch to tiered data to use it. And they cannot offer any old international rates either, they arent even in their computer systems. And no international texting packages. Just $.50 per txt sent, and that adds up quick. Voice varies by country, but isnt cheap either. You will mostlikely buy a prepaid phone while traveling abroad. I worked for VZW customer service up until a couple months ago, and my friends that still work there tell me that it hasn't changed.
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I think the main factors for everyone seems to be if you want to root and rom your phone, and the build quality.
If you want to root and rom your phone then the Nexus is your phone.
If you want good build quality then the RAZR is for you.
If you want both then that sucks because there isn't both.
I don't care about rooting. I only did it on the Droid because it was the only way to keep it working.
These phones have enough speed and memory to stay stock.
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But as described above, the RAZR ISN'T global, and, just looking at some guess specs for the Rezound (HTC Rezound Full Specifications And Price Details - Gadgetian) neither is that, so none of these phones are global!
Here is all the factors for both phones. (That I could think of at the time.)
1. Has a 720p screen.
- Good for viewing video and pictures.
- Text will be really clear.
- ICS's native resolution support it 720p. Anything else is non-native.
- You can view more content at once without the need to scroll to see more.
- Its a Pentile screen but with the resolution so high you won't be able to tell.
- The best screen on the market so far.
2. Its a Google phone.
- It will get all updates first.
- Stock Android 4.0.
- New things from google will probably get released on the Nexus first. (ex. Google Wallet)
- Can be easily rooted, rom'd, and overclocked.
- Build quality is pretty good. Has aluminum frame. Looks better then previous Samsung phones.
- Radio quality can't really be said since its not released. Samsung could have done something with it.
- Processor is a little bit better. It has the OMAP 4460 and the RAZR has the 4430. The only major difference is the GPU is clocked faster in the Nexus.
- Camera is 5MP but has a panorama mode and instant shutter feature. Samsung camera have always been better then rest.
- 1gb ram.
- Comes with NFC.
1. Has a qHD screen.
- Not as high of resolution as the Nexus.
- Also has Pentile. It might be noticeable since there isn't as many PPI (Pixels per inch). Probably isn't as noticeable as bionic or even noticeable at all because of Super AMOLED
2. Its Motos phone.
- Updates won't come as fast as the Nexus because Moto has to skin it with MotoBlur and then Verizon has to review it and then release it. ICS is scheduled for 6 weeks after ICS is released.
- Its bootloader is locked. You will still be able to root it and put roms on it but no kernels. Kernels can make a differnece!
- Isn't stock android. Has MotoBlur on top.
- Will be released with GingerBread.
- Build quality is the best out of others.
- Radio should be really good if they have the same radio quality as previous phones.
- Camera is 8MP but no shots have been released(?) so can't compare to Nexus.
- 1gb ram.
- Graphics isn't clocked as high as Nexus.
Will probably add stuff to this later as I think of things to add.