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    Am due for an early upgrade. What is the best phone to get? I want one that is going to last me til my next upgrade like my thunderbolt has grudgingly. I don't want one that cracks within a day but I want one that has newer features like the s3. Also I want to be able to upgrade it to jellybean and hopefully beyond.
    what phone do you reccommend?
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    The s3 and nexus are the only two right now scheduled to get jellybean.

    If you want beyond (official or not) the nexus is probably your best bet

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    will there be any phones coming out soon with jelly bean on them already?
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    i suggest a nexus, too
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    is the nexus better than the s3?
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    Not anytime soon, as far as I know. The s3 is supposed to get JB in Q3 of this year.

    Depends what you mean by better. Is it better for ROMs? I would say so. Is it better out of the box, stock for stock? That's subjective.

    It depends what you want in a phone. If you're going spec for spec, then the s3 is better in that regard. If you're going against usability, development, customization, etc. that's subjective.
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    I want a phone as durable as the thunderbolt but won't be outdated within 3 or 4 months. Plus I don't want it to crash or freeze as much as my thunderbolt.
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    Nexus, S3, and I'll toss out the HTC Rezound. Very good development going on with it now and you can get an extended battery.
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    Completely agree.

    And these 3 are far more durable than the TB that I've heard from almost every TB owner.

    As for being outdated in 4 months, that's pretty much EVERY new phone now, the mobile industry moves at a ridiculously fast pace. However out of those 3 the "future proof" ones are the S3 and Nexus. Who knows if HTC will let it get JB, took it long enough to get ICS.
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    out of the s3 and nexus which is the better phone? I've been hearing that the screen on the s3 cracks easily.
    Also how does it compare to the razr maxx?
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    S3 has a higher-res screen and some cool features, but the Nexus NFC setup should be compatible with other NFC devices where as Samsung has some proprietary crap on the S3 with their S-Beam. The S3 does have fewer issues with reception from what I've seen so far. The Nexus will get updates sooner, runs vanilla android, and has far more development. I'd choose the Nexus myself.
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    Again, "better" is subjective. What exactly are you looking for in your new phone?
    I haven't heard that the s3 screen cracks easily, or any other phone for that matter.
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    something I'm not going to regret buying like the thunderbolt.
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    Doesn't really answer the question...

    So the best advice I can give you is to go check them out in the store.
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    Are you going to root it or keep it stock? Are you going to have access to a charger? Do you like Sense or do you use a custom launcher? You have to figure out what you want out of your phone. I would also second the suggestion of going to a VZ store and check them all out. There is no substitution for hands on.

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    I am looking for a phone with good reception, can be seen in the daylight, doesn't crash all of the time and is durable like my thunderbolt. I don't want it to crack when I touch it. I've dropped my thunderbolt some and it's gotten wet and it still works eventhough it reboots at inopportune times.
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    Samsung is known to use weaker radios than most other manufacturers, so if you live in a weak signal area you may notice this. My Nexus has only crashed once or twice on me and it is very durable.

    I expect the same experience with the sg3 if you go that route as well. The Rezound is also a very solid phone and would've been my choice if I didn't like the Nexus so much.

    Not too many people like the vanilla android experience and the Nexus is the only one without a manufacturer UI. Again, head to a store and check each phone out and see which one works for you.
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    Should I wait for the new nexus or will it basically be the same as the s3? I am really interested in the battery, signal, durability and brightness.
    Problem is I don't have a corporate store near me and only telephone will let me upgrade to the s3 in september after explaining my situation with my thunderbolt. I don't know if they would have let me get the nexus, razr or rezound now though I would imagine they would.
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    Basically the same in my eyes but hands on wise the s3 has better battery

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    how about signal, durability and ability to see in bright light?
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