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I was going to get the optimus 2x until I realized that the touchscreen wasn't as good as the nexus S. The nexus s is however a single core vs the 2x's dual core and the nexus s also has no microsd card which phone should I get? I also love battery life and speed
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I would say the nexus S. Android isn't optimized for dual core cpu's yet so you won't notice much of a performance difference. It also runs "vanilla" android which comes without the bloat most manufacturers install on their phones, this make the phone faster and could also increase the battery life. However the Optimus 2x comes with a better display (IPS) and a micro sd slot if storage space is important to you.
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post #3 of 11
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However the Optimus 2x comes with a better display (IPS)
I'd take SAMOLED over IPS any day of the week. Personal preference, but most people seem to prefer SAMOLED over any form of LCD.

OP, I'd go Nexus S as well, or if you can wait a few (3 or 4) months, the next Nexus should be out. Not a short wait, but may be worth it.
    
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since I am in canada, It might take more than a few months and I have to pick a phone before september. We also got the SGS2 but that is another 200 dollars more than the nexus s unlocked. I'll probably go with the nexus s since it also has more accessories than the rare 2x. The thing bothering me about the nexus s is the non-gorilla glass display
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post #5 of 11
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since I am in canada, It might take more than a few months and I have to pick a phone before september. We also got the SGS2 but that is another 200 dollars more than the nexus s unlocked. I'll probably go with the nexus s since it also has more accessories than the rare 2x. The thing bothering me about the nexus s is the non-gorilla glass display

Go to a Bell store and try the Galaxy S II out. Its $100 more than the Nexus S both on and off contract, but if you think about it in the long term, you're probably going to be paying $2000+ over the next few years, so whats $100 now?

The guy at the Bell store today said they were getting 14Mbit download off of the Galaxy S II.
    
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Go to a Bell store and try the Galaxy S II out. Its $100 more than the Nexus S both on and off contract, but if you think about it in the long term, you're probably going to be paying $2000+ over the next few years, so whats $100 now?

The guy at the Bell store today said they were getting 14Mbit download off of the Galaxy S II.
I'm actually only planning to use it for 2 years or so until the quad core phones come out and I can upgrade, If only the contracts here were the same as the state's 2 year. none of the bell stores near me have live demos, only the plastic demophones that dont work
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post #7 of 11
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I was going to get the optimus 2x until I realized that the touchscreen wasn't as good as the nexus S. The nexus s is however a single core vs the 2x's dual core and the nexus s also has no microsd card which phone should I get? I also love battery life and speed
What's wrong with the touchscreen on the G2x? I haven't noticed any problems with mine.
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I also love my G2x....just updated it to Android 2.3.3 tonight via LG's software updater. Also, the Tegra2 gpu works awesome...best graphics I have seen in a phone.
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post #9 of 11
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I also love my G2x....just updated it to Android 2.3.3 tonight via LG's software updater. Also, the Tegra2 gpu works awesome...best graphics I have seen in a phone.
LG finally released the GB update?!!! I just received my new sandy bridge setup yesterday so I've been so busy researching and now building that I've haven't had chance to check XDA in awhile.

OP, just get the G2x.
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LG finally released the GB update?!!! I just received my new sandy bridge setup yesterday so I've been so busy researching and now building that I've haven't had chance to check XDA in awhile.

OP, just get the G2x.
Yes they released it via their software tool...still isnt available over the air though.
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