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Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by Stevo223, Jan 23, 2012.

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    So im due for an upgrade from Verizon and currently I have the Droid3, im looking for a phone with

    -4g
    -some kind of dual core or as of right now top of the line mobile phone processor

    -ice cream sandwich? Im concerned if this is "better" than gingerbread

    Thanks, and im looking for honest opinions if you would like to say something else or add to my list, please feel free

    i do like the galaxy S II but i think its 3g
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    I personally think ICS is better than GB but that of course is subjective. I prefer my OS to be vanilla too

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    your current choices are Razr, Rezound, and the Nexus. All have their pros and cons and there is no clear winner between the 3. Droid 4 should also be out shortly if you need a slide out KB.

    Do a search, you can find tons of comparisons and I encourage you to go to Verizon and try all 3. What is good for 1 maybe not be good for another.

    As far as ICS goes, its a big upgrade over GB. It feels much more polished and user friendly. People say some of their apps don't work with ICS, but just about all of mine do andso long as the dev is still actively supporting the app it seems to be upgraded to support ICS pretty quickly.

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    Delete double post

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    Dezymond I am right there with you. I prefer stock android and ICS IMO takes the cake. I am very, very satisfied with stock ICS.

    The Galaxy SII is not available on Verizon.

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    Just stay away from Motorola locked bootloaders....anything but a Motorola
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    thanks for all your input, and yes i researched the galaxy and it's not for VZW
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    While I tend to agree with you on this, the large majority of users could care less about this. I have a feeling the OP doesn't know what a boot loader is, if he did I feel like he wouldn't be posting a pretty general question that most of us modding type would know the deal already.

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    They have the Galaxy Nexus, not the Galaxy S2. Pretty similar spec wise though. Not sure why you would not lime the S2, its probably the best non Verizon phone currently out.

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    I do know what a boot loader is, and i was planning on loading ICS onto my droid 3, what are you guys saying about Locked boot loaders? I was planning on rooting my D3, it would be the first.
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    I've upset the master! My apology my lord.:hail:
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    Only disadvantage of a locked bootloader is the fact you can't flash kernels and resuscitating a softbrick means sbf or some fooling around with adb if you bootloop. Otherwise, it's just a question of dev support.

    I bet I'm not alone in waiting for a moto nexus or equivalent though.
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    Sorry, no intentions to insult your knowledge. I am not familiar with the D3, but I was under the assumption that it has a locked boot loader. All it means is that you are somewhat limited in what you are actually able to do with the phone. I believe that custom mods can only be made from the original source of the rom where with an unlocked boot loader you can install custom roms from different source. Confusing, but I am sure a Google search can explain this better.

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    Haha. Its not that. Just that a lot of people come here for general info. To tell them to stay away from moto is a little extreme as most RAZR users, both the dev type and the non dev type, are extremely happy with the phone.

    But if the user has intentions on hacking it and molding is a top priority than the Nexus is the way to go and I agree with the notion of stay away from locked boot loaders since it makes things more complicated.

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    It's all good bro. Have a nice day.
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    don't worry about it, I still consider myself a novice with these things
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    If you are on Verizon, you cannot get a Galaxy S2...you can only get the Galaxy Nexus.

    Is ICS better? ICS will EVENTUALLY be better than Gingerbread. It still has a few growing pains though. It is a major leap from Gingerbread. Right now only the Galaxy Nexus has ICS officially. But it is safe to say that all Dual Core phones on Verizon will get it eventually.

    As for recommendations...the only phones I would recommend right now are the HTC Rezound, Galaxy Nexus, and Razr Maxx. I detail why in this post. IMO, the Rezound is the best of the three, but any of those phones will meet your criteria, and they are all awesome and will be well supported.
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    Well I did end up getting a Galaxy Nexus, I love it and have a few questions. One being as I root the phone, will it be possible to un root it? (pardon me if that's a stupid question) (and I know I can restore the original ROM) correct me if I'm wrong I haven't decided to do it yet.

    I am simply asking this because I am in the process of selling my old DROID 3 (I keep my phones in Mint condition) and this will hinder the value if it is rooted, at least I would assume so.

    Thanks,

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