gnex or Note2

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  1. SwagTech

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    I'm thinking really hard about getting the Note 2. I love my nexus, but I hate the reception that I get at work. Im on Verizon. If it wasn't for rooting, I probably would have dumped my gnex for the S3. Anyone else thinking about the Note ??
     
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    Np. I hope you get some improvement. I live in a strong 4g area, but even on campus I'm getting 4g where I normally didn't. I just can't believe how weak the radios were before
     
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    I am not sold on the Note 2. Everything is just marginal upgrades of the GN, much like the SGS3. Most users probably wouldn't be able to notice a difference in the processor or memory. It doesn't have a game changing feature that I would want/need to do that my GN can't achieve. So is it worth $200, or more, than what the GN is worth? Not to me. Also there are still a lot of unknowns. Will Verizon get it? When will they get it? Will it be gimped in some way?

    What I am more interested in though, is what some of the other manufacturers have up their sleeve. There is a 5" HTC device that is rumored to be around 1080p, Mystery HTC Android phone surfaces, is it bound for Verizon? | The Verge . As a rooter, I don't know if I can get an HTC device on Verizon, but a 5" 1080p display on a phone sounds fantastic. Also, it is getting close to time for the Nexus 4, or whatever it will be called, to come out. Perhaps that device will be a game changer.
     
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    That sounds interesting to say the least. I agree that it may not be worth the rumored $600+ off contract. I guess I'm just in the mood for a new gadget. The Gnex is still my favorite though.
     
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    Flash those radios?
     
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    Yep, I flashed them last night. I won't be able to notice a difference until I return to work only because I'm in a strong 4g area. An area that has Google Fiber first( had to mention that lol). However at work, I can barely get a 3g signal inside the building and their Wi-Fi is extremely weak. Which is crazy because we receive discounts for Verizon and Sprint, you would think the signal would be stronger. I really hope it works and if so, I will keep this phone until the next nexus comes out.
     
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    oh you lucky dog, I'm going to be jealous.

    Maybe you guys receive discounts because of the weak signal :D
     
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    They're really that much of an improvement hey? I flashed them earlier today and am at my parents' house where there was previously little to no signal and it seems to be holding one consistently. It'll be interesting to see what happens Monday at work, since I'm in a strong 4G area, but couldn't keep a 4G signal at my desk.
     
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    I've noticed quite an improvement. I actually get a signal at the dog park I go to now. Before I used to get no data with maybe one bar of phone signal, now I get 1 or 2bars of 3g, quite the improvement if you ask me. Depending on where I stand at the park (it's pretty big and up in the mountains) I may drop signal, but for the most part I can at least receive a call and text messages.

    I'll see later tonight when I go to my uncle's house where I usually get little to no signal despite the fact a Verizon store is literally 200yds away. The last radios got me a bit better signal, but with these radios I think it should be better.
     
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    Since I've had the new radios I've noticed that I get only one bar 4g all day at my house then late at night it goes to steady 3bars 4g. Not sure what's up with that. Was a steady 2 or 3 bars before new radios.

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