Who Wins The Final Battle of the 2011 SUPERPHONES!

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy Nexus' started by jerroedr, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. jerroedr

    jerroedr Active Member

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    So it seems like the end of the year, and all announcements have led us to the point of the galaxy nexus prime and the moto droid razr being the hot stuff for the next wave. Two things...

    A) How long will either of these be top dogs? have there been any announcements for future phones that kick ass?
    B) Which is a better machine? I know that depends on what you are looking to do with your phone. I plan on rooting if for no other reason than free wifi teathering, so the Prime seems the best option, that and the lack of bloatware which i would just delete after rooting or freeze using ICS.

    Everyone has been so focused on the Prime, but what happens next?
     
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    In all honesty, my vote goes to the SGS2 for best phone of 2011.

    Sent using common sense.
     
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    time will tell. nobody really knows the potential of galaxy nexus and ics.
     
  4. jerroedr

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    does verizon even have one of those yet??
     
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    No, they passed on the SGSII because they are getting the Galaxy Nexus. And by FAR the Galaxy Nexus wins for best phone of 2011. If not for any other reason than ICS.
     
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    Yeah the Nexus is way better than the SII.

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  7. BL4Z3D247

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    I'm going to agree that the G-Nex will be the "top dog" of 2011. Firstly, it will have a ridonkulous camera which takes crisp and focused instant pictures and can be edited through the camera app and 1080 HD videos. Secondly, despite what people say about the Super AMOLED HD display it will look better and crisper than most if not all phones(excluding RAZR since I haven't seen anything about the screen but can assume it won't be a good as the G-Nex) even though it uses PenTile technology. Thirdly, it's a pure Google phone which means lots of updates often, no bloatware and unlocked bootloader(pretty much the next OG Driod but better). And last but not least ICS which will just be amazing, lots of new stuff added and optimized to just be smooth and creamy... just like ice cream. Mark my words, this phone will out sell any phone, especially if it goes to the 4 main carriers in the US. They didn't call it the most anticipated smartphone for nothing.
     
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    You never specified carrier limitations.

    Sent using common sense.
     
  9. xeene

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    if it's not verizon 4g lte phone it shouldn't even be a contestant. other carriers service is worthless.
     
  10. eagle1967

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    First let me say no i dont have a leak, i have no inside information. and i havent seen this anywhere else, BUT
    I think the best phone is the iphone 4s...........no just kidding dont shoot me :)
    I dont think we have even heard about it yet. Spec wise.
    nexus will win for the unlocked bootloader(if verizon doesnt do something crazy).
    But i think there will be something that out specs everything out there now.
    Not saying the nexus will disapoint, and probably what ill get. but i expect a surprise that we havent even heard of.
     
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    not true it depends where you are. we have no lte here and no announcemnt of such. we do have tmobile 4g 9 down 3 up which is pretty good. and my connection is better on the g2x with tmobile than my verizon 3g here which drops to 2g frequently.
     
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    I don't see the technology advancing within the next 2 months enough to make any of the next 3 devices, or the 4s out dated.

    Quad cores are useless, as we're still barely using software that's optimized for dual cores and manufacturers know this.

    We're at a tipping point for increasing screen size, I think everyone would agree there.

    At what point can a camera take that much better of a picture?

    There's a tech-ceiling here and we're close to it.

    One of the biggest issues is the lack of advancement in battery technology. There has been zero news about an increase in battery life from lithium battery tech, it's a dinosaur and until we've found a new power source, we're looking at very small jumps in hardware technology in hand held devices for the next year at least.