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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?

no having less MP will not affect how the video comes out. the nexus is fine as far as video recording goes. the galaxy s2 is technically a better phone and will get ICS but you will have to wait for updates to come through whatever carrier you have.

nexus would have been a great phone to have in oct, a very good phone to have in december, but the longer they wait the worse it will look. this release has been the worst experience i've had when wanting a phone yet. i'm not even on verizon. lol there was another nexus that went through the FCC that had att bands and i'm hoping that will be launched in january at the latest.
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no having less MP will not affect how the video comes out. the nexus is fine as far as video recording goes. the galaxy s2 is technically a better phone and will get ICS but you will have to wait for updates to come through whatever carrier you have.
nexus would have been a great phone to have in oct, a very good phone to have in december, but the longer they wait the worse it will look. this release has been the worst experience i've had when wanting a phone yet. i'm not even on verizon. lol there was another nexus that went through the FCC that had att bands and i'm hoping that will be launched in january at the latest.

thanks, that certainly was a relief and stop me from leaning even more towards the GSII redface.gif

I've been using cell phones for like 12 years now. In the past when I need a new phone, I just get out there and see what I should get. I've never read through so much and reach a conclusion of "man, I want this phone" even before said phone is release(perhaps its because of my age). And I gotta say man, what an awful experience....especially when I know that the phone isn't noticeably better than other existing options.....

Imma even start praying to God(that I don't even believe in) for it to be released just next week...........come on...........
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thanks, that certainly was a relief and stop me from leaning even more towards the GSII redface.gif
I've been using cell phones for like 12 years now. In the past when I need a new phone, I just get out there and see what I should get. I've never read through so much and reach a conclusion of "man, I want this phone" even before said phone is release(perhaps its because of my age). And I gotta say man, what an awful experience....especially when I know that the phone isn't noticeably better than other existing options.....
Imma even start praying to God(that I don't even believe in) for it to be released just next week...........come on...........

There really isn't a bad choice in the phones you are looking at. All of them are top of the line. Don't take this the wrong way but I think you might be getting caught up in the US nexus hype. It is an amazing phone and I'm most certainly getting it, but if I had the chance, and it was on my carrier, I'd have the GSII in my pocket already. HD screen or not it is the best android phone out right now imho. Please don't listen to people complaining and nitpicking every little thing about these phones. At the end of the day, it's all about what YOU like and what features matter to YOU. I read a lot of negative things about the Razr for instance and if I didn't know any better, I'd think it was a terrible phone. I've had it for a couple of weeks now and I can honestly say that I am happy with this phone. And the people that have complaints and nitpicks are full of themselves and probably won't be happy with any phone.
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You could be right about that, but as a first time user, all i can do is to look at the spec comparisons, and then look at what other people have to say about them.

There aren't that many nexus user review out yet, but apparently all formal reviews are stating that it's at most on par with the original SII in spec, and it seems everybody likes the SII

And I could care less about what other ppl say, but specs are rock solid facts....



As you said, because of carrier limitations, you didn't really have the choice. However I do, and I get to pick whatever phone I want for free.

When you can pick whatever you want from a certain pile, of course you want to have the best, just because you can. Just being good wouldn't cut it.


And I just searched around again, it seems that the nexus is already up for pre-order since yesterday, and the first rumor release date is now out, Dec 16.

hmmm....gives me something to think about
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You could be right about that, but as a first time user, all i can do is to look at the spec comparisons, and then look at what other people have to say about them.
There aren't that many nexus user review out yet, but apparently all formal reviews are stating that it's at most on par with the original SII in spec, and it seems everybody likes the SII
And I could care less about what other ppl say, but specs are rock solid facts....
As you said, because of carrier limitations, you didn't really have the choice. However I do, and I get to pick whatever phone I want for free.
When you can pick whatever you want from a certain pile, of course you want to have the best, just because you can. Just being good wouldn't cut it.
And I just searched around again, it seems that the nexus is already up for pre-order since yesterday, and the first rumor release date is now out, Dec 16.
hmmm....gives me something to think about

Like I said, if you think you can wait, I'd be looking at the gs3 and whatever Asus is cooking up. But I'm not a very patient person and who knows what delays may or may not happen. Also take into consideration if where you live has an affect on product launches. Some countries have to wait a while for new tech and who knows, with crapple suing everyone, it may get pushed back even farther.
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No.

I'm usually quite patient. If I own an iphone 3G and a data plan, I could probably hang in there for months longer. However I own a generic phone and no data. I'm in need of a smartphone pretty much 2 months ago.

not sure about delaying in general, its probably case by case.



I think I'll still be going nexus after the doubts against the GSII HD LTE. No buttons = sick, and the hardware "weakness" probably won't matter because I'll be a causal user.

I dont give a fk, apple can have all the captivative buttons in the world and feed off of them if they like to patent stuff so much.redface.gif
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Ugg. I want this phone and they keep delaying it. By the time this thing is out the quad cores will be! mad.gif
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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?

no having less MP will not affect how the video comes out. the nexus is fine as far as video recording goes. the galaxy s2 is technically a better phone and will get ICS but you will have to wait for updates to come through whatever carrier you have.

nexus would have been a great phone to have in oct, a very good phone to have in december, but the longer they wait the worse it will look. this release has been the worst experience i've had when wanting a phone yet. i'm not even on verizon. lol there was another nexus that went through the FCC that had att bands and i'm hoping that will be launched in january at the latest.

I think it was engadget that did a comparison with video from the gnex, SII, rezound and I think the razr. SII is clearly better. Imo the gnex had the worst pic. Camera seems to be the worst part of this phone, which sucks cause they initially said it would be very good, and in other news.

http://phandroid.com/2011/12/08/samsung-galaxy-nexus-now-available-through-bell-and-virgin-mobile-in-canada/

I hate you canada!!!
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I think it was engadget that did a comparison with video from the gnex, SII, rezound and I think the razr. SII is clearly better. Imo the gnex had the worst pic. Camera seems to be the worst part of this phone, which sucks cause they initially said it would be very good

yea....

and like other parts of the phone is really saving its face right? rolleyes.gif
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I think it was engadget that did a comparison with video from the gnex, SII, rezound and I think the razr. SII is clearly better. Imo the gnex had the worst pic. Camera seems to be the worst part of this phone, which sucks cause they initially said it would be very good

yea....

and like other parts of the phone is really saving its face right? rolleyes.gif

?? I was saying that it sucks that the camera is bad. Why the roll eyes. SII looks awesome. Especially this new HD one. If VZW had it now I would probably jump on it. But still a nexus is something special.

EDIT** Heres an interesting article that shows it looking pretty good. Against the iphone which I think is the champ right now for best camera.
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/cell-phones/galaxy-nexus-camera-better-than-you-may-have-heard-gallery/7030
Edited by lightsout - 12/8/11 at 8:47am
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