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Just traded my Nexus For the Rezound

Discussion in 'HTC Rezound' started by samiusmc, Jan 6, 2012.

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    Hey guys. I just got rid of my GNex and got the Rezound. I couldn't be happier with it. While the Nexus is a nice phone, it had too many problems. I went through two of them and they both had the same Data/4G issues as well as GPS lock issues.

    The Rezound is awesome and I haven't found a thing about it I don't like.

    I look forward to sharing some tips and tricks with you all.

    Sent from my HTC Rezound
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    Got mine last week and agree 100%. It's great.
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    Got one too ............... wife got Gnex and I got Rezound .............. my battery sux .............. the bloatware sux ............... other than that I like it better than her Gnex ............. got a Otter Defender for it that will be going back .............. way too huge ............ still searching for a good case and an extended battery and then I am set
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    Got mine last week also and couldn't be any happier with it.

    Sent from my HTC REZOUND using DroidForums
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    This seems to be the trend that folks are giving up their Gnex for a Rezound. Glad to have you guys in the forums. I was reading today that while HTC revenue has dropped 25 percent, Samung revenue is at an all time high thanks in part to the Galaxy S2 and the Nexus. HTC has changed their future plans to provide less models of phone for more stability and focus. So with those words we may be able to breathe easy when it comes to updates. We've yet to get the first one, but it's not like we REALLY need it just yet.
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    There's a lot of bloatware. I was worried that it and Sense would slow the phone down but IMO, the Rezound runs smoother than the Nexus. I was going to root it and get rid of the bloatware but it's running fine as is. Also, when we get ICS, there's a feature there that allows you to disable bloatware apps. As far as the battery is concerned, it's comparable to the Nexus. All the 4G phones are battery hogs.
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    Depending on whether or not HTC decides to put this feature into their Sense ICS skin, the Rezound may or may not get it. I sure hope they do for Rezound owners sake though, it is definitely a really great feature.
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    LOL..i see a lot of former gnex owners come to the rezound. I am too thinking of getting the rezound instead of the Gnex.
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    Hopefully Google will fix all the issues with the GNex, but given that Jan 15th is fast approaching, I am losing confidence, and growing frustrated that Google/Sammy released a top end device with such bush league problems.

    Just not a good move. Unless there is strong commitment from the mfg's by the end of next week, to roll out a comprehensive OTA that addresses the major issues, I am going to go ahead and exchange.

    I think the GNex should end up a good device, but it will never have shipped like I think it should have. I just want the best device available, overall. I was convinced that GNex would be that, but am rapidly losing that confidence.

    I will decide next week which phone I will be using the next 2 yrs. I came from an Incredible which was a great phone, and still is for that matter. So, I have a lot of trust in HTC already.
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    I had the same decision, my contract was up and I had been waiting for the GNex and it seemed like fate that it was released within a week of my contract. I waited to read some reviews and went to the store and looked at the demo units. Started reading about the issues especially with the reception and connectivity issues with the Gnex, so I grabbed the Rezound . Figured I would hear within my 30 days that the issues were fixed and I would trade in for a Gnex. Well, only have about a week left and I am definately keeping the Rezound. Now, with It being unlocked I can satisfy my flashing needs and still have a reliable phone .
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    I just swapped my Bionic for a Rezound. Loving it!

    Sent from my Rezound
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    Took mine back, and the rep acted like he didn't understand why I was doing it, and asked me why....said ICS is better blah blah blah. I'd like to say they are just trying to understand the customer so they can make better recs to other customers, but of course VZW reps have never inspired such an opinion. So my guess is VZW is seeing A LOT of returns swapping for the Rezound (especially if this board is any indication).

    First time I've played with an HTC phone and Sense doesn't bother me. I like their choices of widgets - OMG a COMBINED exchange/gmail widget who could have thought of that?!? Granted I'll run my own home launcher and perhaps obliterate Sense with a custom rom at some point, but I feel like this was a good choice.

    I'm still a bit leery of what happens with ICS and capacitative buttons, but enough "newer" phones have them that Google will have to get things to play nice. Again I'll go back to the fact that with a protective case, the software buttons become "recessed" with the screen, and that's a fail for easy and consistent pressing.
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    Yeah, my sales rep made the point about ICS and the Nexus getting the latest updates. I just bit my tongue, nodded and said "oh well, not a huge deal to me".
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    I came from the OG Droid and never had an HTC phone. I thought Sense would slow it down but it runs smoother than the Nexus. IMO. I'm starting to like Sense. They put a lot of thought into it and it looks great.
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    My biggest issue with the nexus is the signal reception. When you compare the gnexus to rezound on a speed test the nexus is actually doing better. BUT the peoblem is that is if the galaxy nexus is able stay on lte. I would rather be a slight but slower in numbers and atleast be consistent rather than having off the chart numbers but fading in and out with reception. I am waiting of the ota but if the ota does not fix the reception or if it does not get here by time my 15 days are up I will have no choice but to exchange it.
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    People like widgets - one of the main reasons to choose Android over IOS. I don't blame Google for not putting more effort into some of their widgets in the stock rom, but at least HTC steps-up to fill the void. The problem with 3rd party widgets is Google locks-down some of its API's so tight (exchange/email, and now Gmail among others) that you have to hack (which is becoming increasingly harder with the higher security) to be able to have 3rd party widgets access.

    I mean, IMO Pure Messenger widget is the best app out there. It gives you a truly combined inbox for ALL messages (calls, 3 gmail and 3 exchange accounts, SMS and facebook and twitter if you choose) - ALL your messages on 1 screen with a nice, scrollable widget. But doesn't work on ICS unless you mod the Gmail and Email apk's to turn down the security (and not easy to do for novices like myself).
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    I can understand, but I am going to stick it out until the end (Jan 15) and really hope I get a commitment that they will address it. There is a lot I really like about the Nexus, and really prefer to stick with it. If they are going to address it.

    Being a Nexus, I like the idea of staying supported from the mfg. I also really love the screen, ICS and freshness of the phone. A ton of upside I am hesitant to give up.

    I guess we will see soon enough.
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    I told VZW I don't need Ice Cream Sandwich cuz I got Butter Pecan running on my Rezound. :D
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    I felt the exact same as you did and was hesitant to give up my Nexus. However, I realized that if the problems stem from a hardware issue, it will never be admitted. They would have to recall the phone and it would cost millions to replace them. They will say its software, whether it's a hardware issue or not and nobody will ever know the truth. If they issue a statement on Monday saying it's a software issue and say they will fix it, can you really trust them?
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    Nice!