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you responded before I could edit lol... One big flaw of the Nexus is the Camera... with the 5mp and inferior lens, I can't really use it as a replacement for my point and shoot...
I do love the native Ice Cream Sandwich without some extra interface being on top of it... (Touchwiz!)

The camera definitely is crap... I mean, its almost as bad as Moto's cameras. Regarding the crashing problems you mentioned before, I've only had a few apps crash, and that was on CM9. On stock ICS, I really haven't had crashing problems. My phone usually has very heavy usage, and battery life is generally pretty bad even with the extended battery. There's a reason for that though: the Nexus has a 720p screen and LTE. When my phone has mild usage, the battery lasts at least all day.

I also never have the lag problems you mentioned before even on 4.0.2.
post #22 of 42
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The camera definitely is crap... I mean, its almost as bad as Moto's cameras. Regarding the crashing problems you mentioned before, I've only had a few apps crash, and that was on CM9. On stock ICS, I really haven't had crashing problems. My phone usually has very heavy usage, and battery life is generally pretty bad even with the extended battery. There's a reason for that though: the Nexus has a 720p screen and LTE. When my phone has mild usage, the battery lasts at least all day.
I also never have the lag problems you mentioned before even on 4.0.2.

His came with 4.0.3 I believe...
http://www.redmondpie.com/how-to-fix-lag-in-apps-on-galaxy-nexus-running-ice-cream-sandwich/
http://www.ubergizmo.com/2012/01/galaxy-nexus-lag-fi/

Second leads to some apps crashing...
But all seems to be fixed with his 4.0.4 update...

The battery on my S2 was horrible before ICS, and even discharged the battery when plugged into the USB (while playing a game)...
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So I went to try em out today, and damn the Note is huge. I would definitely be using it all the time, even as a small laptop. The S2 Skyrocket is awesome as well, though I really do want the Note just because it's bigger and better tongue.gif I was going to try the One X but they only had it hanging up, with no power to it so I only saw the phone looks.
post #24 of 42
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you're right about stock...
But our phones are made to be rooted...
Software is important of course, but my friends Galaxy Nexus has horrible battery life, always plugged into a charger, and slow downs and apps crashing all the time...
All on this clean, pure, and stock version of Android 4.0...
I even got Android 4.0.4 before my friend did on his Galaxy Nexus...

I disagree with phones being made to be rooted. A vast majority of Android users stay stock. It's just a phone that can do something extra to them. To tech enthusiasts like ourselves is where rooting comes into play. And we are definitely not a majority.
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So I went to try em out today, and damn the Note is huge. I would definitely be using it all the time, even as a small laptop. The S2 Skyrocket is awesome as well, though I really do want the Note just because it's bigger and better tongue.gif I was going to try the One X but they only had it hanging up, with no power to it so I only saw the phone looks.

Yeah the Note is quite large. I laugh at people who use it like a phone when answering calls. It just looks silly to me. If you get the One X I will be forever jealous. That's my current plan for my next phone.
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Yeah, Android phones aren't made to be rooted, with the possible exception of the Nexus phones (which aren't really mainstream devices anyway). I don't know what portion of Android phones out there are rooted and I doubt anyone does, but it's not going to be a big one.
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Okay, i'm convinced that they aren't made to be rooted... and correct my statement; should have said "can be rooted"...

For people who want their phones bloatware free of carrier software(like the Nexus), or even use a Playstation 3 controller (bluetooth) to an emulator, and have custom kernels for different buttons and much more customization, you will need to root... and this also goes for the Galaxy Nexus...

I know Android is open source and rooting just gives us another option if we get bored with our phones...

Overall, i'm glad the op isn't choosing an iPhone...
I love my Galaxy S 2 and after seeing the Galaxy S 3, i'm not too impressed and can wait for the next generation phones...

Good luck with your choice...
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Have I mentioned how I covet a one X soooo much. Here is just one more reason: Remote shutter built in

Set this up on a tripod and you are camera ninja!
You do know how to tripod mount a smart phone right? Like this. DIY binder clip mount
 
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Correct me if i'm wrong, but I know the Galaxy Nexus doesn't have an external MicroSD card... only internal memory...
But also it can't be used as a USB Mass Storage device to simply drag and drop files like you would a flash drive???
http://www.engadget.com/2011/11/21/ice-cream-sandwich-supports-usb-mass-storage-after-all-galaxy-n/
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post #29 of 42
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Have I mentioned how I covet a one X soooo much. Here is just one more reason: Remote shutter built in
Set this up on a tripod and you are camera ninja!
You do know how to tripod mount a smart phone right? Like this. DIY binder clip mount

That is actually pretty cool! I like that...
I hope there is maybe another program that can be made (if it's out) for other phones so we can all capture remote shots...
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Okay, i'm convinced that they aren't made to be rooted... and correct my statement; should have said "can be rooted"...

For people who want their phones bloatware free of carrier software(like the Nexus), or even use a Playstation 3 controller (bluetooth) to an emulator, and have custom kernels for different buttons and much more customization, you will need to root... and this also goes for the Galaxy Nexus...

I know Android is open source and rooting just gives us another option if we get bored with our phones...

Overall, i'm glad the op isn't choosing an iPhone...
I love my Galaxy S 2 and after seeing the Galaxy S 3, i'm not too impressed and can wait for the next generation phones...

Good luck with your choice...
Yeah, I have a Sensation, my dad has an S2, and whilst I'm glad I picked the Sensation they're both very good phones and there's not too much to choose between them. Between the One X and the Galaxy S3 though, there's no competition - I'd take the One X any day.
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Have I mentioned how I covet a one X soooo much. Here is just one more reason: Remote shutter built in

Set this up on a tripod and you are camera ninja!
You do know how to tripod mount a smart phone right? Like this. DIY binder clip mount
Ha, that's really not bad. biggrin.gif
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Correct me if i'm wrong, but I know the Galaxy Nexus doesn't have an external MicroSD card... only internal memory...
But also it can't be used as a USB Mass Storage device to simply drag and drop files like you would a flash drive???
http://www.engadget.com/2011/11/21/ice-cream-sandwich-supports-usb-mass-storage-after-all-galaxy-n/
It doesn't have external storage - it's limited to the 16GB or 32GB that's built in, depending on the model you're able to pick up. It does support USB mass storage though.
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