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Not only will the nexus prime have an inferior old and outdated gpu that was used in the original galaxy phones, but also it's driving a much larger screen, so performance graphically, especially with 3D rendering, will be even worse..

Plus, it has a super amoled screen, instead of a super amoled plus screen.

That "plus" makes a big difference in how rgb rendering is done....

I'm wondering if I should wait even longer for another phone...

Other than that, the specs look quite decent....

Maybe the galaxy note Will prove to be impressive?

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The GPU has double the clockspeed, and that makes it quite possibly the most powerful GPU on android at the moment (not sure about the dual core qualcoms, but definitely better than the Tegra 2, who knows about T3) Still, not too shabby.

There are so many non-plus pixels, that reviewers who have gotten their hands on that were critical of the original SGS screens have not had a problem with the Nexus. I have had an OG SGS and have rarely noticed it. Most won't, it's not like the bionic. BTW, the Note has this same screen with less density.

One thing I think I've learned over this past year and a half, the Nexus S is possibly the best phone available right now. The reason? Software. If it's really important to you, get a Nexus. I've learned my lesson.

edit: random note:

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The 1.2GHz dual-core processor was startlingly fast. It actually felt a wee bit quicker than our Galaxy S II
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I have had been having similar thoughts/questions..once I make the leap to 4G I will probably be sticking with whichever phone it is for a very long time..just not sure if this is the one. I've realized that the things I value in a phone are mostly the screen and the battery life..if there are better screens on the horizon then maybe I should hold out.
Edited by BlahBlahBlah - 10/22/11 at 10:44am
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The GPU has double the clockspeed, and that makes it quite possibly the most powerful GPU on android at the moment (not sure about the dual core qualcoms, but definitely better than the Tegra 2, who knows about T3) Still, not too shabby.

There are so many non-plus pixels, that reviewers who have gotten their hands on that were critical of the original SGS screens have not had a problem with the Nexus. I have had an OG SGS and have rarely noticed it. Most won't, it's not like the bionic. BTW, the Note has this same screen with less density.

One thing I think I've learned over this past year and a half, the Nexus S is possibly the best phone available right now. The reason? Software. If it's really important to you, get a Nexus. I've learned my lesson.
+1, Could not agree more. Nexus makes up for stuff other Android phones lack against competition. iPhone 4 has a a very old GPU too ~ 4x slower then Nexus and very close in resolution.
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It lags terribly and is using a GPU from 07. It has a slower GPU than the SII. It has the advantage of HD hardware decoding that saves battery life. Its the same GPU as in the Galaxy S, at twice the clock speed, but driving 3x the pixels.

The HTC Vigor, which was supposed to be trumped, wins on all fronts except ICS.
Edited by AMDPhenomX4 - 10/22/11 at 10:47am
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Quadrant is worthless lol.
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A quadrant run? That's what you're basing your opinions off of?


This super early version of the software (not the old button design/flashing red outline that indicates an early preview) looks perfectly smooth in real use. They can only tighten it up from there. Like I said, I haven't seen a hands on that said it was anything but insanely smooth, SGS2+ levels, except an early one from engadget that they fixed after they got one running a slightly later version of the software.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4243/d...0-benchmarks/2

Another series of benchmarks. Take the Optimus 3D's score and multiply it by, say, 1.2 for a somewhat conservative estimate of the Nexus scores vs the Adreno 220. The Optimus 3D has a 1ghz processor and an 304mhz GPU vs the Galaxy Nexus' 1.2GHZ processor and 384mhz gpu. When that's not available (on the next page) do something similar to a phone running a hummingbird. That's not bad. Much better than tegra, not quite as good as the qualcomm, but everything will be optimized for the nexus, so that might even put it over the top.
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