Originally Posted by soilentblue
the galaxy nexus was never leagues ahead of the top phones when it came to hardware specs. the best thing it has going for it is the fact that all android updates will come straight to your phone. the gpu isn't very good for the phone it's in, the camera is"ok" compared to the top, and no sd slot sucks depending on if you wanted it or not. ICS is not a very good selling point when the phone comes out this late after launch. for me getting the updates asap is a must. no bloatware is a must, but that can be arranged with other phones. i can live without an sd slot, but i did want one. the gpu is the one hardware piece that should have been top of the line due to it's resolution. that's the only true shame about this phone. it's still a hell of a phone, but like most things that come out these days it could have been better.
yeah, this seriously sucks....the bad part is, I'll be a first-timer when i finally buy whatever smartphone I buy, even if the touchwiz is crap as hell I probably won't even know cuz i've never tried without.
I don't mind if the hardware and dimensions aren't leading, don't get me wrong, but i would hate if it's a total fail in ALL spec categories
I mean come on....release the phone in october and maybe it will be a big hit, but now?
chances are I'll probably get the nexus just for the OS convenience like you said and I found the no-buttom design to be quite cool, IF
the phone does come out fast enough. But to be honest, other than that....I seriously found no attractive advantages of the nexus against galaxy S2 HD version.
the new S2 simply has everything you could ask for at this moment except being a nexus phone.
Now if GN manages to fail so hard that it fails to release locally before the SII upgraded version, I won't be so surprised if I end up with that instead.
one question about video recording though, both phones have 1080p video recording capabilities, but will the MP number affect the video quality? like say the SII will make better videos because it has a 8MP camera?