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I know both phones are old and would love to get the newer better stuff but I need to buy a phone off contract and not be tie with one and also I'm limited with money atm. I have 2 sellers, one selling a Nexux phone (original) for 170 shipped and the other seller selling his HTC One S for 150 shipped.

Which one should I go for, is there any difference between them that is a deal breaker or.. I have been out of the loop with smartphones for awhile, so any help would be greatly appreciated.
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I have the galaxy nexus and I would easily pick that over the One S
the latter has a stronger SoC but Nexus and pure Android means immediate updates and no bloatware...that in itself means the phone has a much better longevity
     
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The nexus phone (original) is manufactured by HTC. $170 seems over priced.

$170 for the galaxy nexus is a somewhat good deal.
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O okay good to know, still undecided on other phones I could get.
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post #5 of 5
For $170 its certainly not a bad deal. Its plenty fast on 4.3, but the battery life and camera are very dated. Even the screen doesn't look as crisp as it used to compared to my Nexus 7. If you can wait and save up until late October/early November the next Nexus phone should be released, maybe running Key Lime Pie (I don't think Jellybean can get any more polished). Following their current pricing model it should be around $300-350 and at the very least be comparable to the S4/One.
    
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