Played with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus...

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by yiannis, Dec 27, 2011.

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    The gpu or CPU, or the way ICS handles graphics, or all of the above, are clearly overwhelmed by the pixel count.

    The graphic animations are terrible and so are the quadrant scores.

    Would love an unlocked bootloader, but what the hell are they thinking? I'm serious this isn't snark. Why do reviews pimp it up so much?

    The screen colors are ridiculously warm, but my guess is that one can fix that easily.

    Underwhelmed.
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    Trust me after using this phone since release day it is amazing after you have used it for a while. I had the bionic for 2 weeks and it was a nice phone too. I don't think you can go wrong with the group of 4g androids that vzw has available at the moment. I was amazed at the low quadrant scores when I got my nexus, but quickly realized that the scores are skewed because of 4.0 and even if they weren't it's the smoothest android experience that i have ever had. Then I was upset with the low signal display and short battery life. I hunt and went to 2 places over the last week where I usually had mediocre connection with my prior androids, OG and DX. I was browsing super fast at both places and the speedtest scores were excellent. The bars I think don't mean much and I think vzw may be right. I also turned off NFC and some of the other included apps and my battery life has been outstanding since. I actually went over 24 hours a couple of times and I make it through th work day with this phone. I have fought battery life with all of my androids and this one seems to be great with a little tuning. I'm very tickled with my phone but don't think there is anything wrong with your choice either. It's a great time for picking android phones.
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    Grand Theft Auto 3, which is one of the more graphically intensive games in Android Market imo, runs butter smooth on my Galaxy Nexus. I certainly wouldnt say that the G-Nex has any issues with handling graphics.
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    I was the same way. The way some ppl had it the G Nex is this great amazing phone. Bottom line is ...its just another good dual core LTE Android phone to choose from. They all are..starting with the Bionic. After spending some time with a bionic...it seriously isn't as bad as some ppl make it, screen n all.

    And out of all 4 dual core LTE phones...the G Nex would be last on my list....for my wants n needs.

    The Bionic doesn't get enough credit for what it does well. The Rezound too.

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    And the GN boots eight times faster. Might be an ICS thing though.
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    I'll buy a Nexus when it is made by HTC or Motorola. Google made two bad decisions when they picked Samsung for the latest 2 Nexi. I think Google is trying to improve the Android eco-system as a whole by picking Samsung. I think they are trying to improve Samsungs image, because Samsung has had a horribly crappy track record with their devices. I know, me and my family have owned many of them. All have had crappy, crappy internal hardware.
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    I think they picked Samsung so they could piggy back on the Galaxy name.
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    Maybe, although when I see galaxy or Samsung on a phone, I steer way clear of it. Galaxy phones have not been nice to me or my family.

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    I had a fascinate for a year. Got gingerbread 9 months after every other Motorola device had it. In a year saw 2 updates. Ill never go back to a samsung phone.

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    Im really hoping Moto gets the next nexus device.

    Moto hardware combined with a pure google experience and unlocked bootloader = the greatest android phone ever!!!

    Matter of fact, I'd be willing to bet that it would be the highest selling android device since inception.
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