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I'm eligible for a new Verizon phone as of today and I'm most likely set on an Android phone, more specifically the Samsung Galaxy Nexus or the HTC Rezound. I will also consider other recommendations or possibly waiting a month or so if something better is on the horizon. Thanks!
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I was actually going to post this very question but you beat me to it (I'm eligible for an upgrade in a week or so). I am also considering the galaxy nexus but I noted it does not have an HDMI port which some of the motos of have (the Razr in particular). The disadvantage of moto being it's moto rolleyes.gif Not sure how if at all often I would use an HDMI port on my phone.

All I have right now is the original incredible (compared to today's devices a super small screen). I'm trying to decide if I want a hardware keyboard. Keep my options for SSH...unless 4.3" screens make such things easier
 
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I'd get the galaxy nexus. Solid build quality, and I like the screen better. Plus its pure Android, no garbage Sense overlay.

I've owned both phones.
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I'm eligible for a new Verizon phone as of today and I'm most likely set on an Android phone, more specifically the Samsung Galaxy Nexus or the HTC Rezound. I will also consider other recommendations or possibly waiting a month or so if something better is on the horizon. Thanks!

If your interested in rooting, and loading ROMS, i love my Droid RAZR. While it comes with gingerbread, there is a perfectly working 4.0.3 ics ROM that works perfectly. (Not to mention the CM9 ROM). Ive seen the RAZR available for $50-$100 on contract recently vs. over double that for the galaxy nexus.

But dont get me wrong, gotta love the resolution of the Samsung, of course, ICS, and the guts. If the RAZR and the Samsung were the same price, id have the Samsung.
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If your interested in rooting, and loading ROMS, i love my Droid RAZR. While it comes with gingerbread, there is a perfectly working 4.0.3 ics ROM that works perfectly. (Not to mention the CM9 ROM). Ive seen the RAZR available for $50-$100 on contract recently vs. over double that for the galaxy nexus.
But dont get me wrong, gotta love the resolution of the Samsung, of course, ICS, and the guts. If the RAZR and the Samsung were the same price, id have the Samsung.

Lol. The RAZR has a locked bootloader. The Galaxy Nexus community will always be much larger than the RAZR dev community because the nexus is stock ICS and has an unlocked bootloader.


And to the OP. Both the Rezound and Galaxy Nexus have horrendous battery life. If you're not willing to invest in an extended battery, and battery life will be a problem for you, I'd look at another phone. My biggest battery drain on both phones is the screen, most likely because its 720p.
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I am due for an upgrade next month. I have friends with both the Nexus and the Rezound and overall, I think it is a tie, with a slight edge going to the Nexus.

The Nexus has a beautiful screen, there is not doubt.
    
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I am due for an upgrade next month. I have friends with both the Nexus and the Rezound and overall, I think it is a tie, with a slight edge going to the Nexus.
The Nexus has a beautiful screen, there is not doubt.

The only place where the Rezound is better is the camera. The Rezound is thicker, has gingerbread, has sense, is heavier, I prefer the Nexus screen more, and you have to sign up on a HTC dev site to unlock the bootloader. How are these two phones tied?

edit: Plus the Nexus is a dev device and will always get android updates before the Rezound.
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Nexus, For many of the reasons ^he said. Plus factory ICS. Having a pure google phone makes it much easier to flash roms. I currently have the Moto Photon and what a pain in the a$$ it has been to unlock the bootloader and get ICS working.
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OK, I would be glad to jump in here:

1. I don't hate Sense, so to me, this is not an advantage for disadvantage. A tie for your average user.
2. The Camera is better on the Rezound. Advantage Rezound.
3. ICS isn't without its faults. Newer does not always mean better. Rezound will get ICS AND a good Gingerbread ROM is nothing to sneeze at. A virtual tie.
4. Screen resolutions are the same, but there is an edge given to the Nexus in overall quality. There are some instances though, where the Rezound looks better.
5. Nexus is lighter. Advantage Nexus.

This is just my opinion.

You can disagree on any one of the points mentioned above, add new things to your list of considerations and score things the way YOU want. For example, the better camera may not be a consideration for you, for me...it is a big consideration.

In my group of friends, the same points listed above has given the group impression that these phones are similar enough that there isn't a BAD choice, just a right choice for YOU.

What I won't do is try to tell anyone that my opinions are fact, or that you need to substitute my opinions for your own. I am lucky enough to have used both devices and formed my own opinion. thumb.gif
    
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What about the HDMI port option? Any galaxy nexus owners miss this ever?

Also, and this may only be indirectly on topic, I am grandfathered in on the verizon "unlimited data" thing. I assume I can carry that forward to an LTE device, right? Even if it's only 3G i'm unlimited on, I'd like to keep that. Anybody run into this know how it turned out?
 
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