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So I dropped my Samsung Captivate back in April. The screen has progressively been degrading, and now it's almost unusable at this point. It first started with a brownish splotch and spread from the top left corner through the whole screen. Then the whites on the phone started to look really washed out. Now there is a black "screen-tear" like thing spreading across the screen from the top right corner.

I can pay someone to fix it for $180. I can try fixing it myself for ~$140-$150.

Or I can buy a totally new phone and sell my Captivate for parts for like $50. I was thinking of picking up a used Nexus S. Or if I really want to splurge, I can pickup a Galaxy S2, but that'll run me ~$600 and I really don't want to spend that much.

What would you do?
    
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It's not worth fixing it. The phone is not worth much more than the repairs would cost sadly. ~$220 or so if everything else is in good condition.

I'd check out an Inspire. AT&T Nexus S's are relatively new and expensive. An Inspire with CM7 will probably be $100 cheaper.

Edit: Just saw you are in canada. If you can find a Nexus S for a good price, go for it. However, the Sensation might be a nice price middle ground between the nexus and the SGS2 if there is one for your carrier.
    
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Yea, I don't plan on fixing it. I'd rather pay a little more for an upgraded phone.

My carrier is Rogers, which is pretty much like AT&T in the US. The phones they offer are exactly the same.
    
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Koodo Mobile is selling the Nexus S for $350 off contract which is one hell of a deal. It's also factory unlocked so it's compatible with Rogers.
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Koodo Mobile is selling the Nexus S for $350 off contract which is one hell of a deal. It's also factory unlocked so it's compatible with Rogers.
+rep thx for the info! never knew that. will have to look into that deal.
    
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Well I found a used Nexus S for $300, or $350+tax from Koodo like Rayzer mentioned. I found another guy selling a Galaxy S2 for $550 which is very tempting.... decisions, decisions.
    
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I'm looking for a Samsung Galaxy S II myself and $550 seems to be the price they're at right now. It's not a bad deal but it depends if you're willing to pay the difference. Keep in mind though the Nexus S will be one of the first to get the Ice Cream Sandwhich update while the Samsung Galaxy S II will most likely have to wait a couple months before an official release comes out. Alternatively you could root it and flash a custom ROM but I'm not sure if you're comfortable with that.

The Nexus S is definitely better "bang for its buck" but the Samsung Galaxy S II is more future proof.
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Galaxy S2 is ridiculously awesome By far the fastest production phone right now. My SGS2 @ 1.6Ghz beats the Sensation 4G @ 1.728Ghz easily in every benchmark out there. The GPU in the SGS2 is also miles ahead of waht is commonly packaged into Qualcomm based phones
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After having my nexus s for about a month, I tell you that you wont be dissapointed with one.

Super easy to root, first OS upgrades, and feels great in one or two hands.

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I recently read that the Nexus S doesn't have an SD card slot, is this true for all of the models?

That would be a deal breaker for me.
    
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