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LG had a terrible start getting into the Android game. All their phones have been complete crap with little to no support. I did however like the LG Revolution and was super impressed with it. I just didn't choose it due to the fact I figured it wouldn't have any support behind it.

thunderbolt was still better. and lg still is super anal about development, they never release drivers or anything. lame.
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post #62 of 79
OP all new smartphones have problems.

I've had the data drop and other problems with my nexus. Verizon Wireless sent me a warranty replacement next day each time I warrantied a phone. Its more a problem of these companies putting out so many phones, and not a single manufacturer having problems. I returned my OG Droid 5 times and my Droid X 3 times because of stupid problems I was having. I stopped buying iPhones after the 3G because of overheating problems I was having.

The GPS problem on the Epic and the Data problem on the Nexus are widespread.

My current Nexus runs perfectly though, and I haven't had any problems with it at all. Even the color-banding at low light isn't a problem on it.
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The GPS problem on the Epic and the Data problem on the Nexus are widespread.
My current Nexus runs perfectly though, and I haven't had any problems with it at all. Even the color-banding at low light isn't a problem on it.

Again with misinformation about the Nexus. Read here:
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That's not true at all, read this article.
     
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I have yet to use a perfect phone. Samsung is known for GPS issues. If you know how to fix your GPS you will be good to go. If my phone was losing data and signal everyday I would worry that it wasn't updating when I changed towers which is something a tech can test for you.

Out of all the android phone makers I do find Samsung to be one of the most stable with their top of the line devices. The hardware is good. The GPS could use some work but seems to get better with every new phone. The signal is usually not as good as other devices and I'm thinking this might have something to do with Samsung trying to make their devices as slim as possible. Haven't tested the razor yet to see if has a similar problem and I will never will because of the locked boot loader.

Despite having a weaker signal than other devices I do noticed that I have fewer dropped calls. It is like it is able to actually make use of those few bars that it does find.

Edit: In my opinion Verizon Google ruined the nexus experience by delaying it and allowing Verizon to remove some parts of the Nexus experience. Not to mention all the bugs I heard about at launch.
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OP incase you want to try some stuff, look at the EP4D radio
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?s=b1c69a3192100effe9fa9ef432d2f8dc&t=1380430

i myself am flashed to rooted/deodexed version of EP4D
i didn't update the latest one that was pushed last month from verizon because i read no improvements from EP4D
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?s=b1c69a3192100effe9fa9ef432d2f8dc&t=1366041
post #66 of 79
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I have yet to use a perfect phone. Samsung is known for GPS issues. If you know how to fix your GPS you will be good to go. If my phone was losing data and signal everyday I would worry that it wasn't updating when I changed towers which is something a tech can test for you.
Out of all the android phone makers I do find Samsung to be one of the most stable with their top of the line devices. The hardware is good. The GPS could use some work but seems to get better with every new phone. The signal is usually not as good as other devices and I'm thinking this might have something to do with Samsung trying to make their devices as slim as possible. Haven't tested the razor yet to see if has a similar problem and I will never will because of the locked boot loader.
Despite having a weaker signal than other devices I do noticed that I have fewer dropped calls. It is like it is able to actually make use of those few bars that it does find.
Edit: In my opinion Verizon Google ruined the nexus experience by delaying it and allowing Verizon to remove some parts of the Nexus experience. Not to mention all the bugs I heard about at launch.

The GPS issues that are commonly paired with Samsung are isolated to the Galaxy S I series. It was a software issue--and seeing how none of the devices in that series got Froyo until almost a year after launch, most people never rid themselves of the problem before getting a new phone.

Weaker signal--do you have a Galaxy Nexus? Have you read the article I posted?

Verizon didn't really stop the google experience. The only feature we were missing at launch was Google Wallet, which was easily side-loaded from an .apk you can find on XDA--even without rooting. I got my Nexus on launch day and didn't have any issues.
     
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Went to Verizon some 6-7 months ago

i see what you did wrong.
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I know 4 people with samsung phones, myself included, 2 Nexus S, 1 Epic, 1 GS2 and none of us have any issues. sounds like its your phone, so send it in for repair, root it, or get a new phone.
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Went to Verizon


That was your first mistake. I use USCellular and never had an issue with my Galaxy S or Galaxy S2.
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The GPS issues that are commonly paired with Samsung are isolated to the Galaxy S I series. It was a software issue--and seeing how none of the devices in that series got Froyo until almost a year after launch, most people never rid themselves of the problem before getting a new phone.
Weaker signal--do you have a Galaxy Nexus? Have you read the article I posted?
Verizon didn't really stop the google experience. The only feature we were missing at launch was Google Wallet, which was easily side-loaded from an .apk you can find on XDA--even without rooting. I got my Nexus on launch day and didn't have any issues.

The GPS issue is more than a Galaxy S 1 problem. Froyo wasn't the fix for it. I don't know why Samsung can't ever seem to get a fully functional GPS that doesn't required tweaking. I seen articles that claim it works great but it the end user experience is usually different. I have a GSII and I had a GSI and a Samsung moment(worst device ever!). So I've been following Samsung for quite some time.

I haven't read the article you posted. Why would I? Do you want me to link articles of these signal problems or you can just google 4.0.2 radio? It might have even been fixed in their latest update but at launch the phones radio wasn't great. Verizon's largest problem was the long delay of the device and after all that time they couldn't get in a decent radio to a phone? I said they changed a few things about the Nexus experience and you named one of them. Out of the box you'll find Verizon apps. That isn't something I wish to see on a Nexus device. You can uninstall them but they shouldn't have ever been there.
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