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T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S2 ($300) vs Samsung Galaxy Nexus ($350)
I'm looking into upgrading my phone. Currently on T-Mobile's $30/month 100min/5gb 4G data plan, recently learned about the [price drop on the Galaxy S2, now available for $330 at Walmart.](T-Mobile Pre-Paid Samsung Galaxy S II w/ $30 Airtime Card: Cell Phones : Walmart.com). The price includes a $30 topup card I plan to use anyway.
Seeing how the Galaxy Nexus (HSPA+) is available at $349, I'm wondering what you guys would recommend between the two. Some points to consider:
-The S2 has HSPA+ 42mbps. Obviously not too many people are going to hit max speeds, but from what I've seen in reviews, it's a world of a difference over HSPA+ 21mbpsin areas where it's available. It's available in my area.
-I hear the battery life on the HSPA+ Nexus is better than the Verizon version's. Would someone be able to tell me how it compares to T-Mobile's S2 which we know uses a different processor?
-Are the Nexus' pixels really worth it?
-I'm kind of a fan of the SAMOLED+ display's colors, might be a strong factor favoring the S2.
-I'm told the S2 has a better camera. Picture quality seems decent.
-I'm not too worried about getting the latest updates. I plan to root/flash.
-Are there any "issues" I should be worried about? My LG G2x is infamous for random shutdowns and restarts.
For now, I'm slightly favoring the S2. But I was hoping I could get some input on why the Nexus might be preferred.