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I'm eligible for an upgrade in August, but I haven't been keeping up with what is on the horizon at all.

I'll probably be sticking with Verizon, and currently have a Galaxy Nexus. I'm wondering what will be a good upgrade. I'd prefer another nexus product, as I hate boatyard, but the nexus 4 doesn't have a 4g antenna.

So, what's the buzz?

P. S. : NO APPLE!

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Well if you are sticking with Verizon then Nexus devices will be out of the question....Nexus 4 is a GSM phone and google has pretty much said they are tired of Verizon's crap and wont make another Nexus device for them...

I currently have a Galaxy S4 with T-mobile and love it...Great super quick phone...

They have rumored that they are making a stock android version of the S4 and HTC ONE..If Verizon will offer it remains to be seen.
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Nokia Lumia 928

It isn't a hobbyist phone unless you're a .Net developer, however. It's going to be great out of the box and just work (and excellently). But unlike Android phones you won't be doing ARP poisoning or other 0.0001% of user stuff with it.
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Same boat as you but am leaving VZW for Tmobile and hop on that no contract $70 every thing unlimited plan. As for the phone, Nexus phones where always behind in spec compare to a company flagship phone , but that all change now since you can get the same flagship phone running stock Android. There are two phone coming, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition($650) and the HTC One($600) both will go on sale June 26 but only for AT&T and Tmobile


In my opinion
VZW don't deserve to have any more Nexus phone.
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Same boat as you but am leaving VZW for Tmobile and hop on that no contract $70 every thing unlimited plan. As for the phone, Nexus phones where always behind in spec compare to a company flagship phone , but that all change now since you can get the same flagship phone running stock Android. There are two phone coming, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition($650) and the HTC One($600) both will go on sale June 26 but only for AT&T and Tmobile


In my opinion
VZW don't deserve to have any more Nexus phone.

Off topic but anyone wanting to save money on unlimited plans can take TMo phones over to the Simple Mobile MVNO for $50/month. Then there's ATT's AIO MVNO or H2O Wireless MVNOs if you need to use phones on their bands.
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I really enjoy tmo's 30 dollar plan.....100 min and unlimited data and unlimited texting....

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post #7 of 20
I absolutely love my new HTC One Developer Edition (64GB). It is an amazing phone. I have used the Samsung Galaxy S1 for 3 years and that phone was starting to become really slow. The One has a quad core 1.7 GHz quad core (Snapdragon 600) CPU. It is blistering fast. I haven't had a single crash yet, and it's just racing through everything I throw at it. The custom rom community is decent, but should become bigger very soon when HTC release the One with just bare Google Android 4.2 (I think it releases at the end of June).
It has aluminum casing, and dual front speakers (aka BOOMSOUND). The camera is alright, nothing spectacular. There are some gimmicky features I barely use. All in all, if you are looking for a new phone, the HTC One is a good one, I highly recommend it.
The S4 is also a good phone, but Samsung is so powerful already that I wanted to go with a smaller brand this time.

edit: And after typing all this I read that you are probably sticking to Verizon. Well, in that case, I can do nothing for you, son.
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I've been happy with VZW. I don't know why the hate on them. They're the only ones with reliable 4g that I've found, and their customer service has been top notch. My mom has T-mobile and hates them. She loses signal when she walks into her garage, and nothing in the house at all where I have full 4g. I'll never be an AT&T customer again.

I think I'm gonna be looking into the S4. I can still be grandfathered into my old plan at VZW, so I'm pretty happy with it.
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i got the galaxy s4 last week, its a great phone. there isnt another phone i would rather have.
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post #10 of 20
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My roommate has the S3, and it seems similar to my Galaxy Nexus in feel. If they have a good deal on the S4 when I renew my contract, I'll grab that.

How's the camera on it?
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