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I'm thinking of getting a Samsung Nexus GSM, but i'm wondering if the Samsung GS2 is better.

This is what I learn so far.

Samsung Galaxy S II
pro's
-Perfect size for me!
-great battery life
-micro SD slot
-8mp camera

con's
-screen not as good as Samsung galaxy nexus
-no ice scream sandwich

Samsung Nexus
Pro's
-720p screen
-FCC chip
-ice scream sandwich

cons(there's alot of them)
-a bit big
-poor battery life (well i'll using HSPA only, no 4G LTE, could it be as good as the s2?
-bad camera


its so tough for me to pick a phone. I like the galaxy s2, but i feel like its outdated, but at the same time the nexus has a bad battery and 5mp camera.

its so hard to pick.... can someone try and help me?
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post #2 of 22

Sv: Samsung Galaxy Nexus or Samsung Galaxy S II?

Ic should come for sg2 least that what samsung havr stated, first quater this year
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I'm having the same problem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Originally Posted by alpsie View Post

Ic should come for sg2 least that what samsung havr stated, first quater this year



dosent matter, nexus will get all the future updates putting the s2 behind.
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Which version of the Galaxy SII are you getting? There are many variations of the phone from the different carriers. AFAIK, the best SG2 is the Samsung Galaxy II HD LTE which has a resolution of 1280x720 (same as the Gnex) and I believe ATiTi carries that phone. The regular SGII has a great screen but a mediocre resolution of 800x480. Samsung is also terrible on OTA (On The Air) updates and ICS updates on the SG2 is anyone's guest.

I personally have the GNex since launch day and I absolutely love this phone. The support is tremendous and there are many ROMs & Kernels that will improve an already awesome device. The stock battery is known to drain very fast but with Kernels, the phone can last 16+hrs with average usage. Being a Google device, the GNex will always have the latest update straight from Google.
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post #5 of 22
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Originally Posted by Nexus6 View Post

Which version of the Galaxy SII are you getting? There are many variations of the phone from the different carriers. AFAIK, the best SG2 is the Samsung Galaxy II HD LTE which has a resolution of 1280x720 (same as the Gnex) and I believe ATiTi carries that phone. The regular SGII has a great screen but a mediocre resolution of 800x480. Samsung is also terrible on OTA (On The Air) updates and ICS updates on the SG2 is anyone's guest.
I personally have the GNex since launch day and I absolutely love this phone. The support is tremendous and there are many ROMs & Kernels that will improve an already awesome device. The stock battery is known to drain very fast but with Kernels, the phone can last 16+hrs with average usage. Being a Google device, the GNex will always have the latest update straight from Google.

Samsung Galaxy S2 International because I love the physical button. Would you get better battery life without using 4G LTE? Because i wont be able to use 4G LTE, so maybe my battery life would be as good as the s2?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by peteroo View Post

Samsung Galaxy S2 International because I love the physical button. Would you get better battery life without using 4G LTE? Because i wont be able to use 4G LTE, so maybe my battery life would be as good as the s2?

People have been disabling 4G LTE to get better battery or where there are no or very low 4G reception. I leave my 4G always on since it is stinking fast and I'm spoiled with the speed

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Once SG2 gets the ICS update, the physical buttons becomes redundant because ICS has virtual on screen buttons on the screen. ICS is phenomal. It is a major leap from Gingerbread.
Edited by Nexus6 - 3/3/12 at 1:30am
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People have been disabling 4G LTE to get better battery or where there are no or very low 4G reception. I leave my 4G always on since it is stinking fast and I'm spoiled with the speed
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Once SG2 gets the ICS update, the physical buttons becomes redundant because ICS has virtual on screen buttons on the screen. ICS is phenomal. It is a major leap from Gingerbread.

phones with actual buttons don't get the virtual soft keys. Only devices that need them get them. So if it has physical buttons, ICS won't display the virtual ones.
post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by thrasherht 
phones with actual buttons don't get the virtual soft keys. Only devices that need them get them. So if it has physical buttons, ICS won't display the virtual ones.

That's good to know. I hate pushing a button that isn't really there. The feeling just isn't the same. frown.gif
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Originally Posted by thrasherht View Post

phones with actual buttons don't get the virtual soft keys. Only devices that need them get them. So if it has physical buttons, ICS won't display the virtual ones.

Or get AOKP 27+ if you are able to...
post #10 of 22

Can't go wrong with the Nexus I had the choice between the two and I chose the nexus and I din't regret it.

 

 

Using customs roms and battery life last way longer.

 
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