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If it is ~$200-$250 with a 2 year contract, I'm buying.
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IMO onscreen buttons are a waste of screen real estate. I prefer physical buttons.

How are onscreen (navigation) buttons a waste of screen real estate? The actual usable screen is the same no matter what type of keys are on it. Not only that, the onscreen keys go away when you play video, increasing real estate. If anything, physical buttons are a waste of space that could be used for more screen.

Also, with the ROMS out for the Gnex, I have an option of completely hiding the onscreen keys at any time in the power menu. Works well when I'm playing games. I can even change how big or small I want the navigation bar to be, from stock 42dp down to 24dp, not to mention the infinite amount of images I can use for the back, home, search, tasks buttons and now you can create shortcuts to any app you want.
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I prefer touchscreens/touch buttons right now

the physical home button on my iPhone 4 is glitchy and only works 50% of the time it seems..

Considering i never spilled anything on the phone, never got it wet, and am overall very careful with my iphone 4 (which looks brand new despite being 2 years old now) kinda ticks me off...

Especially with how much that one button is used for EVERYTHING

Kinda why im not sure i really wanna wait any more on the S3, I've come really close to pitching my iphone into a wall right now lol
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This... This is really disappointing. The phone looks meh at best and no Super AMOLED+... literally the only two things they needed to do. While it's not a 'bad phone', it's not a generational leap over anything. If you have a G-nexus, there is absolutely ZERO reason to buy this phone. This, like the iPhone 4s, are truly a huge letdown. Should be called the Galaxy S2S
    
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Originally Posted by KenjiS View Post

I prefer touchscreens/touch buttons right now
the physical home button on my iPhone 4 is glitchy and only works 50% of the time it seems..
Considering i never spilled anything on the phone, never got it wet, and am overall very careful with my iphone 4 (which looks brand new despite being 2 years old now) kinda ticks me off...
Especially with how much that one button is used for EVERYTHING
Kinda why im not sure i really wanna wait any more on the S3, I've come really close to pitching my iphone into a wall right now lol

Well, if ever the hardware goes dunce on the Galaxy S III, there are options to use on-screen buttons via apps or ROMs.
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Well, if ever the hardware goes dunce on the Galaxy S III, there are options to use on-screen buttons via apps or ROMs.

Which is a big reason im going Android this time around..

dont get me wrong, im not an apple hater, and im not a fandroid, I just really want to get something..different... I've done iOS since the first iPhone and im just a little tired of it, I really like my Eee Pad Transformer and have enjoyed the interface quite a lot (Especially ICS!)

Now my decision is just one of "Do i get the Galaxy Nexus NOW or wait a month for the S3" I do like the idea of having a microSD slot after all which was my only complaint on the otherwise perfect Nexus...
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Originally Posted by KenjiS View Post

I prefer touchscreens/touch buttons right now

the physical home button on my iPhone 4 is glitchy and only works 50% of the time it seems..

Considering i never spilled anything on the phone, never got it wet, and am overall very careful with my iphone 4 (which looks brand new despite being 2 years old now) kinda ticks me off...

Especially with how much that one button is used for EVERYTHING

Kinda why im not sure i really wanna wait any more on the S3, I've come really close to pitching my iphone into a wall right now lol

I hate physical buttons, it's the reason I always tell people physical keyboards aren't really that good. My G1's keyboard went on all three G1s I had. Everyone I knew who had a Sidekick went through a few of those as well. You don't have that problem with capacitive/touchscreen buttons.
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http://www.engadget.com/2012/05/03/samsung-galaxy-s-iii-hspa-arriving-in-may-4g-version-hitting-n/

USA in June apparently..I missed that

Take it with a grain of salt. I really don't think Samsung said June, they're just speculating since June is the middle of summer.
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This... This is really disappointing. The phone looks meh at best and no Super AMOLED+... literally the only two things they needed to do. While it's not a 'bad phone', it's not a generational leap over anything. If you have a G-nexus, there is absolutely ZERO reason to buy this phone. This, like the iPhone 4s, are truly a huge letdown. Should be called the Galaxy S2S

Speak for yourself... I think it offers plenty over the S2. Larger screen, 720p resolution, much faster processor, ICS, stronger battery, eye tracking, improved voice controls. I'd say it is much more of an improvement from the S2 than the improvement between the 4 and 4S, especially with ICS in the mix.
Edited by Stealth Pyros - 5/3/12 at 1:26pm
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not as impressive as i thought it would be. im glad i got the Galaxy Nexus 3 weeks ago, it looks better than the S3 in my opinion and specs are nearly identical.
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not as impressive as i thought it would be. im glad i got the Galaxy Nexus 3 weeks ago, it looks better than the S3 in my opinion and specs are nearly identical.

I haven't owned the Nexus, but everyone I know who has one is plagued with the radio issues, and there are thousands reporting it on the Internet, with a few hundred on the Google code forums. Sprint is also not very attractive down here in MIA. Not bashing the Nexus (why would I? It's a Samsung Android phone and I like the mix!) just pointing out that by speculation, the S3 has to be an improvement.
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