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Deciding between Nexus and Rezound

Discussion in 'HTC Rezound' started by hydro556, Apr 6, 2012.

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    I have had a Samsung Galaxy Nexus since January, and really like it. Especially like Android 4.0 and how smoothly it runs. Like pretty much everything about my Nexus, except the camera. It is a pretty big disappointment, usable, but not up to par with the rest of the phone. I take a lot of pictures at the gun range, etc, and that is important to me.

    At any rate, now that the Rezound can be had for $50, I picked one up. My wife has been eligible for an upgrade for about a year, but doesnt care too much about phones. I used her upgrade, and the Rezound came today. I am going to transfer her number to my Nexus than activate the Rezound with my number. Going to try it for a few weeks to get a real good comparison to my Nexus then decide which to keep.

    I know the camera is superior on the Rezound, but what else do you Rezound owners think I should focus on to make me think I should keep the HTC over the Samsung?

    I know the Galaxy is bloat free, and the Rezound is not, but I am not sure how much this really slows the Rezound down in practical terms, but I will be paying attention.

    Also, prior to January I had an HTC Incredible for a long time and that was an awesome device. Still going strong for my 8 and 10 year old daughters as a game and music player. So, I already have an affinity for the HTC line, hopefully the rezound will continue that.

    Just thought I would throw this out so you guys could point to the best parts of the Rezound as compared to the SGN. I really like my SGN, but am very much looking forward to doing an unbiased (since I have both devices, there wont be the question of someone promoting something they just committed to for 2 years) comparison over the next few weeks.
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    I meant to ask about Swype. Is it available on the Rezound? I will go search.
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    Yeah it has swipe

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    My youngest son, who happens to be a Sophmore in college amidst a thousand college students w IPhones just got the rezound. It it's his first Android phone and he loves it. He has had no problems with it at all. And his college buddies are looking to get Androids now!

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    Thanks. Not seeing it as a keyboard input option, do I have to get it from the market?
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    Swype on the rezound is called something different but can found in settings under keyboard. It is native to the phone & works great but I can't remember what HTC called it.

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    I think Swype is called trace on the rezound. Found in settings under language & keyboard.

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    I enabled Trace. Seems ok, I will try and get used to it and see how it compares.

    Thanks for the help. I had a similar post posted in the Nexus forum, but a moderator didnt like it, I thought it was a legit reason for a duplicate post, since I am comparing it to the Nexus. But, whatever.
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    Yeah, closed it since it was a duplicate... I can move this to Droid General discussions if you like... Either way, it will be seen by Nexus and Rezound owners because of the title...
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    No thanks, would rather have it here.
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    I didnt have a ton of music, but what I did have I lost.

    Going to install a Mp3 downloader and put some music on here, what do you guys recommend? Anything "best" for the Rezound?
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    If Rezound gets ICS anytime soon, it will make this not much of a competition.

    The device feels very familiar to me, given my history with the Incredible. Just massively upgraded specs. Liking it after messing with it for a couple hours. Camera is phenomenal, miss ICS a little.
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    One thing I am really noticing is the difference in the screens. The Nexus screen has a lot more contrast. Makes for an overall noticeably better screen.

    I have messed with the brightness, trying to increase the contrast on the Rezound screen, but it is just not happening. Are there any settings I can adjust to make it look better, or is that just the way it is?

    The Rezound has a good screen, but coming from the Nexus, it makes me realize how good the Nex really is.

    I am trying to get used to going back to 2.3.4 and think I will be OK with that after awhile, and the camera is definitely better on the HTC. I just hope I can improve the screens contrast, that really makes a big difference.
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    As far as I can see, Trace is exactly the same as Swype in the Rez which, by the way, you'd have to pry from my cold dead hands LOL. I love the Rez and can't can't wait to see it perform with ICS. And this camera is excellent.
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    I like the Rezound alot. I think the screen resolution is its best quality. The 4g LTE is really fast and reliable also. I had a razr first which I liked but it kept loosing data constantly. They sent me a replacement razr, same thing. Then they asked if I wanted to try a different phone, my wife just got a rezound and I liked it so I told them that's what I wanted and it works great. The only bad part is it didn't come with the ibeats headphones.
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    I am still learning my way around the Rezound, and am really liking it a lot. But I am learning that some of what I had assumed, based on reading online, and seeing statistics, is simply not the case.

    I have been using the Nexus for several months, thinking the Rezound had a superior screen, based on PPI stats, etc. After actually using it a lot, and comparing it side by side with the Nexus, I have found out that is not the case. The Rezound has a great screen, and may technically have a higher PPI, but when used directly beside the Nexus, on the same HD Youtube video, the much better contrast on the Nexus renders an overall better image quality.

    I am trying to fiddle with the settings on the Rezound to see if I can make the contrast better, but so far havent been able to help it much. The Rezound is very sharp, and has a great screen overall. It is just that next to the very high contrast screen of the Nexus, it looks pretty washed out, and low contrast. PPI stats dont show that.

    The more I use the camera on the Rezound, the more impressed I am though. It is the best cell phone camera I have seen.

    I still have a lot of testing to do though. I think it is a great device so far, and wouldnt feel bad using either device.
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    The Nexus screen is nice, but not as good as the Rezound IMO. The Rezound is super crisp, sharp and displays colors with great accuracy. The Nexus is over-saturated and has too much contrast. It's like putting makeup on an ugly woman; trying to make things appear better than they really are.

    Don't believe me, take a screenshot of your Nexus' home screen and view it on a regular computer monitor. It will look totally different. Or take a photo with the camera, and do the same. It will look nice in your gallery, but in a "normal" display, it looks blah.

    The Rezound on the other hand has a WYSIWYG screen. I feel this is more important than an over-saturated cartoonish looking display, especially when it come to photos, as you may think they look nice, but the rest of the world sees things differently.

    The other thing I hated about the Nexus' screen was that whites appeared very 'dirty' as you dimmed the brightness. Huge turn off! On the Rezound, they're as white as can be, at all brightness levels.

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    Yes it is. But on the Rezound it's called Trace not Swype.

    This was posted on my Rezound using DroidForums.
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    I didn't know this, but, not knowing much about the Rezound, I installed Swype itself on my Rezound. You have to download the installer from beta.swype.com first, then follow the instructions on the webpage to complete the install process. IMO, Swype has gotten better over time, and the Rezound has enough firepower to make it snappy. Good luck, john
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    I like Trace a lot more than Swype, but for some reason Trace only works in certain text boxes. Like in the browser, it reverts to the regular touch keyboard. I don't understand why HTC did that.

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