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HMM....im far behind then, still on an HTC HERO.....love it though...deciding on another phone to upgrade to.....my contract ends in january

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I'm currently a Droid X owner and I was debating between getting the iPhone 4S and the Galaxy Nexus. The Galaxy Nexus is basically the same thing as the Galaxy S2 in terms of performance. It has a faster shooter, but lower quality and bigger/better screen, but a worse GPU. The CPU's run neck in neck in most applications, though. The software is boosts that.

ICS is going to be tuff to beat with its feature set it brings. However, I finally chose to pick the iPhone 4S for 2 main reasons. The first reason is because I don't carry cameras on me and I was always relying on the Droid X's camera for my captures. It did an O.K job, but clearly not good. The O.S and the camera application was always somewhat buggy.

My upgrade, I wanted to get a good camera, and not just in software. I know ICS has a ton of software enhamcements, but I want quality... and for that, I chose the iPhone 4S.

My 2nd and main reason is because I've been trying to enlist into the Air Force and if I get stationed somewhere overseas, I wanted a more world phone -- iPhones are everywhere. I wanted something that I know is supported where ever I am.

So I chose the iPhone.

Lastly, I have never played with an iPhone much and Android is only fun for so long before it gets boring -- I'll just jailbreak the phone and make it do what Android does that iOS can't at stock.

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yeah Im not a photogragher but in feature priorities its 4in screen minimum, then great camera, but no iphones, I just want a camera like the iphone, my DX SUUUUUCKS at low light, I was at a bar for a buddies birthday a while ago and shot a pic, then another friend in a non comparison way shot a pic with her iphone 4 and was totally different, hers captured light very good where mine even with flash was mostly dark. So im going to be picky with the camera this next phone. I just want at least 4.3" screen since I browse the net a lot on the go and a good low light camera for the fun unplanned moments in life, over 5mp doesnt really matter anyways for me, i would chose a real camera for anything needing more MP.
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I played with the iPhones 4/4S's screen and 3.5'' isn't THAT much smaller than most of the 4.3'' screens out there. I mean, it sounds like it, but it's something that's easy to get used to, atleast it will be for me.

I do like the bigger screen, but the overall size of the phone makes up for it. I have to wear business attire clothes at work, the iPhone 4S will fit perfectly in my shirt pocket and my pants on the side, the Droid X was a little bit tough.
     
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I played with the iPhones 4/4S's screen and 3.5'' isn't THAT much smaller than most of the 4.3'' screens out there. I mean, it sounds like it, but it's something that's easy to get used to, atleast it will be for me.

I do like the bigger screen, but the overall size of the phone makes up for it. I have to wear business attire clothes at work, the iPhone 4S will fit perfectly in my shirt pocket and my pants on the side, the Droid X was a little bit tough.

You kidding? I hate my Droid's 3.75" screen.
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It's also worth saying that more recently, TheVerge reviewed the Nexus and he blatantly said it's the best Android phone he's ever used.
Motorola HAS started unlocking them. Verizon is being a little prick about it. All the european RAZRs are unlocked, but Verizon mandated that it be locked up tight on their network.
200GB of music is NOT 20,000 songs...unless you've got FLAC lol. I've got about 40GB uploaded to Google Music, and that's about 10,000 songs. Mostly in 320kb/s.


Isn't 200gb of music 50,000 songs?

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Even with Pentile the effective DPI is still higher than most >4" phones, so it you aren't likely to see the effects. They aren't that visible even in macro shots.

The biggest killer is the lack of an SD card slot. That should be fixed once Samsung releases the non-Nexus version of the phone.

Running ICS though puts it way above any other phone. Even if the iPhone 4S had a 4.65" 720p IPS screen with a quad core A15 the Nexus would still be a better phone because the UI is so much more advanced that it makes iOS look like a neolithic cave painting.
    
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Isn't 200gb of music 50,000 songs?

No, not necessarily. It all depends on the bitrate, format, and length of the songs. 200gb of music could be a few million 64kb/s songs, or it could <10k in lossless.

I no longer really need an sd card thanks to google music. It lets you upload up to 20k songs (doesn't specify how much actual storage, just 20k song limit). So spend a few weeks and upload your collection to Googles servers. It only takes me a few days (although I cheated because I just tethered my computer to my 4g lte phone and uploaded at 2-3 mb/s tongue.gif) It's really worth it in the long run, since it will always be there!
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No, not necessarily. It all depends on the bitrate, format, and length of the songs. 200gb of music could be a few million 64kb/s songs, or it could <10k in lossless.
I no longer really need an sd card thanks to google music. It lets you upload up to 20k songs (doesn't specify how much actual storage, just 20k song limit). So spend a few weeks and upload your collection to Googles servers. It only takes me a few days (although I cheated because I just tethered my computer to my 4g lte phone and uploaded at 2-3 mb/s tongue.gif) It's really worth it in the long run, since it will always be there!


Yeah I just uploaded all my songs to Google Music, I spent forever trying to find out what the catch was or if there was some kind of payment needed after certain limit/time. Cloud storage is such a blessing for smartphones.

 

Well, in my files my songs are on average 5~7mb each.

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I'm also rather unimpressed by this.

I mean, for me the reason to go android is for customization, so I will be flashing roms and the Google experience doesn't mean much to me.

What I've learnt from my iPod is That I want expandable storage, a good camera, and removable battery. Oh, and USB Mass Storage. The Nexus doesn't support Mass Storage apparently, it's memory is fixed, and the camera, well sure it's decent but it's not as impressive as the one on the SII which is what, going towards 6-8 months old now? Sure it's a faster unit with software etc but I don't see how it's competing at least on paper with the Rezound, Razr, and so on,

I guess the Rezound or S II would be the better buys for me.
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