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#1 jme

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 01:15 PM

I'm coming from a motorola X.

I'm looking at the samsung nexus vs. motorola razr.

I could be persuaded to wait for the samsung galaxy S III.


GO.

#2 TEO

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 02:44 PM

My Current want is the Motorola Droid 4.

#3 Julius

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 02:45 PM

Time for me too. Been dragging my feet on it, waiting to see the new iPhone Nav software.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 02:47 PM

I still prefer having a hard keyboard on the phone. Touch screen typing is not my forte.

#5 jme

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 02:49 PM

Nexus is in the lead... with the fucking ridiculous $30 upgrade fee, it'll keep me under $200.

they want $199 + $30 for the razr & $149 + $30 for the nexus

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 02:55 PM

I still prefer having a hard keyboard on the phone. Touch screen typing is not my forte.


I made a big mistake leaving my blackberry for easier scrolling on a touchscreen...I can't type at all on the touch screen.

#7 motti

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 03:22 PM

the galaxy nexus is a fine phone, pure google makes for a nicer experience then samsungs shitty touchwiz wrapper....

#8 jme

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 03:27 PM

pure google makes for a nicer experience then samsungs shitty touchwiz wrapper....


which means?

#9 motti

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 03:44 PM

Samsung uses touchwiz, a alternative launcher for android, it used to be helpful before the interface got better but in the most recent iterations of android the launcher is really quite good, and now touchwiz is just a resource hog.

the nexus line is controlled by Google and while it is running on Samsung hardware it us using a pure clean stock version of android.

#10 jme

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 04:12 PM

gotcha... that is useful info, and the more vendor based shit I can avoid, the better.

I'll prolly pull the trigger on the Nexus this afternoon.

#11 Deadshow Dan

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 04:13 PM

Make sure you check prices on Amazon, etc.

Those are fine phones, I like my Nexus

#12 jme

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 04:51 PM

this is through the company account, and they want me going to the device upgrade on vzw.com with the contract renewal... so this is where i go.

(early) Happy Birthday to me, here comes my Nexus. :beer:

#13 tommacco

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 04:53 PM

if you're gonna go RAZR you gotta go RAZR Maxx

#14 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 04:56 PM

I still prefer having a hard keyboard on the phone. Touch screen typing is not my forte.


Same thing here. Until the keypad began to breakdown, keys getting stuck, not registering when I click 'em.

My next phone is gonna be a touch-type and I'm just gonna have to get used to it.

#15 Chip

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 05:07 PM

I have a Motorola bionic, had a Samsung Charge and it was a lemon. Just upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich from leaked upgrade

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 05:39 PM

There are also rumors of iPhone 5 coming out, which would mean it'd be a waste to get an iPhone 4S now.

Article I saw on Huff Po about that also mentioned Android products that are fine, but are about to be obsolete.

Here: http://www.huffingto..._n_1623838.html

edit I have a Galaxy Nexus, and I think it's awesome.

#17 Deadshow Dan

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 06:25 PM

Yeah, you do know there is a 'battery problem' with the Nexus?

I rarely experience it, sinmce usually I work and have it plugged in to the USB off my monitor.

But I did eBay spare batteries, and have had to go to them on occasion

#18 deadandgrateful

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 06:27 PM

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#19 jme

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 07:20 PM

i hear about the battery issue, but seeing how large that screen is, I'm assuming that a it's a screen brightness thing too.

even on the X, the screen uses about 80% of battery resources at 100%, and the nexus screen is bigger and brighter.

I also have it tethered for a majority of the day so I'm less worried there, too.

#20 Deadshow Dan

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 08:15 PM

yeah, i wouldn't worry too much about it. just makin' sure you know. which i figured you did, and you do.




... and look at those tats!

#21 jme

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 08:21 PM

yeah... i can't take the ultrabright screen anyway. i have it at 0% quite a bit.

will report back.


.... and the cute dog.

#22 Smiles

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 08:52 PM

What a cute puppy.

#23 deadandgrateful

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 11:21 PM

she got a DSL upgrade too :beard:

#24 liveyoursong

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 01:09 AM

Droid Razr Maxx! I absolutely love this phone. I'm on the phone all day for work and the battery lasts all day. The regular Razr I had to charge once or twice a day.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:49 AM

i have droid razr maxx and my battery kinda sucks.... usually I can get it in the orange (20%) in like 5 hrs.

I think its defective but unless I have no apps on it they won't really help me (and if I wanted a phone with no apps I would still be using my old phone) -

like 80% of battery life goes to the screen - it has been better since I set it to shut off after like 30 sec

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:07 AM

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Her name is Ann, no?

#27 Lostsailr

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:43 PM

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talk about an improved touch screen! bet it gives tactile feedback with each keystroke.

#28 jme

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 08:13 PM

this nexus is crazy.

i'm glad I got this one.

holy moly.

#29 JBetty

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 08:21 PM

What are it's attributes?

#30 jme

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 08:32 PM

biggest thing for me so far is how google accounts and chrome stuff syncs so flawlessly.. it's like having my desktop browser on my phone.

the screen is remarkable, the speed of it is impressive. i haven't been on a 4G network yet, but I'm sure that 's gonna be pretty awesome too.

it's like having a computer in my pocket, really.

#31 Deadshow Dan

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 08:41 PM

yes, it is.

I just downloaded Firefox, which just released a majorly new version, which I read is fantastic. Looks good at first, anyway

#32 JBetty

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 08:52 PM

biggest thing for me so far is how google accounts and chrome stuff syncs so flawlessly.. it's like having my desktop browser on my phone.

the screen is remarkable, the speed of it is impressive. i haven't been on a 4G network yet, but I'm sure that 's gonna be pretty awesome too.

it's like having a computer in my pocket, really.



Does it have a decent camera?

#33 jme

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 08:54 PM

haven't used it yet, but it's not that important to me.

I'd say it's as good as anything else stuck into a phone... I think the new razr has more MPs, but i don't think that's important. i know it takes better pics than my old phone, and that was enough for me.

#34 motti

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 09:27 PM

what annoys me is that i am eligible for an upgrade, sprint is movign to an LTE 4g network. If i buy an LTE phone i am stuck on 3g cdma until january or so, if i buy a wimax 4g phone when sprint witches over i am stuck on a slower network until i get a new upgrade, this suckth...

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 06:21 AM

Couldn't get flash to work on FF, so I uninstall that and stuck with the default browser of my Galaxy Nexus.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 06:24 AM

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That's the droid I was looking for.


Jellybean.