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Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy Nexus' started by wicked, Dec 7, 2011.
Wish I didnt wait till today to get it... Amazing phone. So much better then my D3 and DX.
The reason I went with this over the Razr has to do with stories about the Razr overheating. Even though I have stressed this by running streaming audio while charging it has not run as hot as my old faithful D1. I wish my existing car charger worked with this but it seems to be putting out less juice than the Nexus needs!!
Some others have posted about the charger situation. Apparently there are chargers that put out more amps and this phone needs a good beefy current.
11am on release day
I just ordered my Nexus!!!!! :icon_ banana::icon_ banana::icon_ banana::icon_ banana:
I had mixed feelings at first and was on the verge of returning it. But I am warming up to it now.
I only wish there was a decent car dock that utilized the charging pins rather than the usb that didn't frigging cost $80-90 to get.
Got my GNex Friday, I love it!:icon_ banana:
UPDATE... I called customer service on Saturday, and I did, in fact, have the credit on my account. Actually, my account was showing 2x $100 (3g to 4g) + 1x $30 (new every 2) credits. My parents' account was also showing 1x $100 (3g to 4g) + 1x $50 (new every 2).
I'm not sure why the stores are having such a difficult time seeing this credit, but it was a lot easier after I called customer service. The person I spoke to added very detailed notes to the accounts, and when we went back to the store, they were able to apply the credit. My mom ended up with the Razr for $149 (upgraded from D2 on their family plan). My wife also went to the Razr for $169 (upgraded from D1 on our family plan). I'm still undecided on which phone to get. The $100 credit expires on 12/31, so I need to make up my mind soon!
I got my Nexus on Friday. Got it for $249 in the store (plus tax) and will have a $100 credit on my next bill with the 3G to 4G promotion. I had to call Customer Service 2x on Thursday to get someone to add it to my account, saying it was reference code S2. So when I went into the store on Friday, I didn't know what to expect. The guy I was working with was not at all surprised that I already had my mind made up when I went into the store, though he did try to talk me into a Xyboard...I was like, uh no (I'll be getting an Asus Transformer Prime when it comes out, hopefully!) So we went back to his computer and I asked him about the $100 for the 3 to 4G promo. He looked around on his computer but said he couldn't find anything and then asked if I still wanted to go through with it. I said yes, because there ain't no way a measly $100 will stop me from ditching the OG and getting the Nexus! So he went back to get the phone and brought up about 10 different accessories all of which are way overpriced! He wouldn't throw in any for free either.... But upon checkout, he noticed that there was a $100 bill credit that will be going on my account. So it appears that the $100 3 to 4G promotion worked and I will get my Nexus for $149!
Overall, I love it. I havent' had too much time to play with it as I was busy with projects all weekend. But I have taken several pictures and tested my 4G speed several times. Best result I had was 31000 kbps down....that was in a 2 bar area....normally it's between 10-14, which is still pretty amazing! I haven't had a problem with the battery life yet as I haven't used it that much. But going from the OG to the Nexus, it's a night and day difference. It's fun to play with and get used to, and it's amazingly quick and responsive. I love the screen and ICS. ICS is amazing and incredibly different than previous versions of Android.
I haven't rooted yet, not sure if i will or not. I did root my OG and had fun putting roms on there, but not sure I want to mess with the Nexus quite yet.
On that note, what are the pros and cons of rooting? Thanks!
my wife showing off her new nexus via video chat. I don't get to play with it for at least another hour cause I'm at work :icon_frown:
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Same pros and cons as any other Android phone, although ROM selection is pretty much non-existent at this point. (I think there might be one available.) I will say wireless tethering won't work so if that's important to you, don't bother. Verizon seems to have disabled it at the kernel level, although CM9 may be able to circumvent that problem at some point. I'd say if you're ever going to do it do it soon because the unlocking process resets your phone to factory default, so why do your setup procedure twice.
If I bought my Gnex last week can I still get this $100 rebate you speak of? I haven't heard of that before. I just call customer service and ask them to apply code S2 to my account? I did pay for it on my account rather than using a card at the store so theoretically they could still do the credit since they haven't billed me yet.
Check out this link. It tells you how to get that 3G to 4G promo
3G to 4G $100 off device promotion for Midwest Verizon Users : Android
I suppose I should just root now and get it over with!!!
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