Droid vs Nexus?

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  1. beckyjohnson

    beckyjohnson New Member

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    Hi i'm not sure if to buy a nexus or droid what are the pros and cons of each? Thanks!
     
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    The decision is based on what carrier you want.... the phones are both great.
     
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    2 separate networks. If you go by network you will select the droid. If you select by "latest and greatest" you will go with the nexus.

    Personally i think the droid is a more user friendly phone but i don't know for sure. Nexus is supposed to come to Verizon this year. Thats a definate. Heard a rumor of iphone coming to verizon in July. (that came from the local AT&T store in Dover, DE.) How much truth to that?? no clue
     
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    The nexus is supposed to come to VZW on march 23
     
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    Personally I prefer the Droid just because of the look and feel it. The n1 is a little too plasticy for me.
     
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    Since they both are on vzw (or will be) the both can be rooted, and o/c they run at about the same speed. You should decide whether you want a slim device that is touch screen, or a bulky device with a physical keyboard.
     
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    If you ask me it comes down to 2 things. Which do you like the looks of better and do you want a physical qwerty? I have a rooted droid OC to 1Ghz, same as stock Nexus and all the same 2.1 features. Once the Nexus comes to verizon this month thats the 2 questions you need to ask yourself.
     
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    I'll eat my Droid (with pictures) if that happens.
     
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    The nexus touchscreen is not supposed to work as well as the Droid....it also has no flash and no hard buttons.....

    If I had a choice of one over the other for the same price, I"m sticking with the Droid as I haven't seen a reason to do otherwise......... I love the open source freedom of the Droid too and while Verizon will be an added plus to the existing Nexus, I also like the Google interface.
     
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    First off I would choose the Verizon network over any other.

    Also depends on when you want the phone. If you can wait a few weeks or so, wait for the Nexus One to come to Verizon. If not, get the Droid.

    I think it is a safe bet that that the Nexus will remain up to date with updates better than the Droid.

    If you like to tinker with your phone's software the Droid is hard to beat.

    Verizon will be kick butt if it gets the Nexus One and the Iphone. The only reason I don't own an Iphone is that I never wanted to leave Verizon. I waited forever for Verizon to come out with a phone like the Droid. I got my Droid in November and have been very happy with it.

    I will repeat.... whatever phone you decide to get, wait for it to be on the Verizon network.
     
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    Interesting you would like an I-phone on Verizon.

    I kinda thought the only people that would be attracted to the I-phone are the ones who only know about phones based on the commercials they hear?

    Maybe there is a mass of people out there that like a simpler world.... but I don't trust Apple to no hedge and limit you so bad that the only people who won't know the difference are those who have never had the droid?

    I have never owned an I-phone.. is there a reason I would want to?

    At the very least, they need to update the hardware to match the droid.... its an old phone now.
     
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    Uh huh...And that's why they can't give away iPhones. Oh, wait...Nevermind. The fact is that for the overwhelming majority of consumers the iPhone is not "an old phone." And that same overwhelming majority purchases products on the basis of what they can do, not their spec sheets.

    The iPhone meets most consumers' requirements for a stable operating system, multiple options for applications of almost any sort, and predictable performance. Yes, android devices are in second place and moving up. But it's a second place far far behind the iPhone and though the gap is narrowing, it's still massive.