I finally got the Gnex and was hoping that I would love it, but after a week, I'm on the verge of hating it. The signal strength issue combined with horrible battery life (which is probably related) is really troublesome to me considering the two-year extension of the contract.
I did purchase mine at Costco, which I'm really regretting because I have to deal with them until out of the return window.
I purchased the phone to take advantage of 4G, and the phone really doesn't like to stay connected to it. It's bad enough to keep having "handoff" issues, but the time between reconnecting to the next tower can range up to a minute or more. I drive the same route everyday, and the reception with my OG Droid has always been great.
What are the chances that another phone will be as bad? Are some actually better than others?
What's your advice?
Thanks in advance!
(EDIT- Yes, it was hardware related and yes the new phone is much better! It hasn't dropped service or calls in any of the areas the other one was. Please bear in mind that the signal isn't measureably better, but the "handoff" between cells is seemingly correct. And the battery life is MUCH better.)