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Here's a review of the iPhone 4S: http://www.anandtech.com/show/4971/a...att-verizon/15

I linked to the page on battery life but there's many others if you want to read it. I have one and the 4S is great. The iPhone 4S will have the sharpest and most crisp display due to having the highest PPI. (Keep in mind the RAZR and Nexus have PenTile displays.)

Whilst the 4S is 3G it supports HSDPA 14.4Mbps (EDIT: on AT&T) unlike the 4's HSDPA 7.2. It's got a great camera, zero shutter lag, and video stabilisation. And, it boasts the most powerful GPU at the moment, which is nice if you like gaming. Infinity Blade 2 looks amazing.

It does get a bit warm in light use and a bit warmer when gaming but nothing even near problematic. You don't want to drop this phone, either. Not even once.

Then you've got the OS. It offers a lot less customisation but a lot more apps and such.
Edited by steelbom - 11/6/11 at 1:48am
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Nexus or iPhone 4S are the only real choices here, I think. Pick the OS you like more.
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Here's a review of the iPhone 4S: http://www.anandtech.com/show/4971/a...att-verizon/15

I linked to the page on battery life but there's many others if you want to read it. I have one and the 4S is great. The iPhone 4S will have the sharpest and most crisp display due to having the highest PPI. (Keep in mind the RAZR and Nexus have PenTile displays.)

Whilst the 4S is 3G it supports HSDPA 14.4Mbps unlike the 4's HSDPA 7.2. It's got a great camera, zero shutter lag, and video stabilisation. And, it boasts the most powerful GPU at the moment, which is nice if you like gaming. Infinity Blade 2 looks amazing.
We dont know the battery life on the Nexus yet so you can't compare it to anything. Sharpest and most crisp is subjective IMO. Even Engadget said that the Galaxy S2 had a better looking display than the iPhone 4. And Motorola pentile and Samsung pentile are two very different things.

The Nexus will have LTE (Verizon), a great camera, zero shutter lag and will be a Google developer device so you can bet that its going to be constantly updated. Plus it has NFC. Android also has massive amounts of customization so you can make your phone look different for each day of the week.

And the Android market is booming. It was over 300k apps a couple months ago, no telling where it is now. Plus I like Google's sync, music, and Google + services (which I use daily) so that makes it a no brainer for me.

Finally, the Nexus has a 4.65" display with no physical home/back/search buttons and should be a solidly built phone that you CAN drop and not worry about it shattering into a million pieces.
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It comes down to Nexus or Razr or 4S, as others have said. It's a shame that verizon hasn't picked up any new windows phones since the trophy, which is thoroughly behind the times by this point. I'd almost recommend waiting to see what windows phones are coming to verizon soon...I say almost because, knowing verizon, it could be months and months.

Too bad. WP7 is -- subjectively of course -- the best mobile OS on the market.

Personally, I'd go with the Nexus. But the RAZR definitely looks nicer, if you're going for aesthetics (and I couldn't blame you if you were). I'd only recommend the 4S if you can see Siri being useful to you.
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imo

the only good phones are Iphone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE

the Original Samsung Galaxy S II only have 217 ppi so text would be grainy if you don't zoom

Galaxy Nexus doesn't have micro sd card and only have 5mp camera


if you want a better overall package, get the Iphone 4s

if you want bigger screen and want to fiddle around such as customizing your homescreen and stuff, wait and get the samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE
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We dont know the battery life on the Nexus yet so you can't compare it to anything.
I wasn't comparing anything against the Nexus's battery life. I was just saying the 4S has great battery life.
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Sharpest and most crisp is subjective IMO. Even Engadget said that the Galaxy S2 had a better looking display than the iPhone 4. And Motorola pentile and Samsung pentile are two very different things.
I've seen neither Motorola or Samsung PenTile displays, which is why I'm not commenting on the quality of them specifically. They might have 300 PPI but only about a sub pixel density of about 400 unlike the 4S which has a sub pixel density of 600. That's why I think the 4S will be sharper and the most crisp of them all.
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HTC Rezound for me
I <3 HTC Sense
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I just traded in my Photon 4G for a iPhone 4S on Sprint. Now to put things into perspective I owned a Evo 4G before the Photon, so I've spent the last 2 years on Android. The iPhone is hands down the best build quality I have ever seen. I cant find a single flaw with the phone. That said it also feels fragile. I bought the Applecare + just in case but I guess time will tell when it comes to its durability. The screen is small, especially going from the 4.3 of the evo and photon. That said its still fantastic. I love having a phone that fits in my pocket, and it is by far the most easy phone to type on when it comes to a soft keyboard. I'm really loving it. The only thing I miss about android is the Google Navigation, which is the best navigation I have ever used, and a notification light. That said I don't regret getting the iPhone one second. The big reason for getting the iPhone for me was that someone was selling a brand new one on C/L for $150 off, and with Sprints WiMax network heading toward the graveyard I wanted to get rid of the Photon while it still had some value, as I know the iPhone will retain its value. Also the zero shutter lag is completely useless, the camera app takes longer to come up then it did on my photon. As for quality, it seems to be about the same.
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I just traded in my Photon 4G for a iPhone 4S on Sprint. Now to put things into perspective I owned a Evo 4G before the Photon, so I've spent the last 2 years on Android. The iPhone is hands down the best build quality I have ever seen. I cant find a single flaw with the phone. That said it also feels fragile. I bought the Applecare + just in case but I guess time will tell when it comes to its durability. The screen is small, especially going from the 4.3 of the evo and photon. That said its still fantastic. I love having a phone that fits in my pocket, and it is by far the most easy phone to type on when it comes to a soft keyboard. I'm really loving it. The only thing I miss about android is the Google Navigation, which is the best navigation I have ever used, and a notification light. That said I don't regret getting the iPhone one second. The big reason for getting the iPhone for me was that someone was selling a brand new one on C/L for $150 off, and with Sprints WiMax network heading toward the graveyard I wanted to get rid of the Photon while it still had some value, as I know the iPhone will retain its value. Also the zero shutter lag is completely useless, the camera app takes longer to come up then it did on my photon. As for quality, it seems to be about the same.
How much longer are we talking? It shouldn't take much longer if any. I've got my 4S here and after several tries it took about a second and a half at first but now only about half a second. (All tests after force quitting the app.) It takes about the same when switching back to the camera when in memory.

Nice deal btw!
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Nexus hands down. The ONLY scenario that the 5mp camera would be a negative is if your taking photo's big enough for billboards. The light sensor is one of the most advanced and all that really matters.

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iPhone 4S if you want the best phone on the market. Nexus if you want the best toy on the market.
I think you have that backwards.....

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imo

the only good phones are Iphone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE

the Original Samsung Galaxy S II only have 217 ppi so text would be grainy if you don't zoom

Galaxy Nexus doesn't have micro sd card and only have 5mp camera


if you want a better overall package, get the Iphone 4s

if you want bigger screen and want to fiddle around such as customizing your homescreen and stuff, wait and get the samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE
The HD isn't coming to Verizon in the foreseeable future. It looks like the screen is shared between the SIIHD and the Galaxy Nexus anyway.
Edited by SohcSTI - 11/6/11 at 6:24am
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