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    Default Trade 4S for a Galaxy Nexus?

    Ok, for about 4 years now I have owned an iPhone from 3G to recent 4s, I love the iPod feature on the phone and love jailbreaking it. Now I actually work for sprint and we recently announced the galaxy nexus on sprint. I have been trained on the android phones and they seem interesting, I won a galaxy s 2 at work and sold it to my tech because I upgraded to the iPhone 4s. Frankly I'm not a fan of what apple has done from the 4 to the 4s, it's very minimum. I was thinking about trading for 4s for a galaxy nexus. What do you think? Take a year off and try out an android?
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    Only a year?
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    My advice for you is to learn Android ICS before you buy the GNex. If you are still wanting it after knowing how to use it, then you'll be set.
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    play with both and follow your gut.
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    Android is better. It has more features and is a more open platform. It isn't as simplified as iOS, though. Since you work for Sprint, I'd assume that you're more hip on how to use a smartphone than the average end-user, since you're trained on them and such. In that case, go with the Nexus.
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    I was an iPhone user since the beginning of the iPhone. When apple announced the 4s, I was very disappointed in the minimal "upgrade" from my 4. Long story short, I've now had the GNex (GSM on AT&T) for a month and have never looked back. I love the GNex and ICS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amicone1987 View Post
    Ok, for about 4 years now I have owned an iPhone from 3G to recent 4s, I love the iPod feature on the phone and love jailbreaking it. Now I actually work for sprint and we recently announced the galaxy nexus on sprint. I have been trained on the android phones and they seem interesting, I won a galaxy s 2 at work and sold it to my tech because I upgraded to the iPhone 4s. Frankly I'm not a fan of what apple has done from the 4 to the 4s, it's very minimum. I was thinking about trading for 4s for a galaxy nexus. What do you think? Take a year off and try out an android?
    i would definitely recommend Android over 4s. You seem to be a techie, at least, from what you have mentioned.

    That being said, you will definitely get a biased opinion in favour of Android over the 4s for a variety of reasons, but the primary being, you are on an Android Forum

    I have personally played around with the iPhone 4, 4s and now own the galaxy nexus. Just get the Nexus and you will not be disappointed. The screen is gorgeous and much better than anything i have seen on Apple .... hope this helps


    Do keep us updated ..

    cheers and good luck
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    I went from i4 to Gnex and love it. Only thing I miss is the battery life and my unlimited data plan with AT&T
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    If I didn't have another iOS device like my iPad, I'd have to get the 4S. Yes, there's more to do with the OS on Android, but are you wanting to do more with the OS or with the apps? The apps on Android are still largely junk compared to the quality you'll find on iOS.
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    Yup, a lot of biased answers in favor of Android.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Miz View Post
    Yup, a lot of biased answers in favor of Android.
    Sooo true haha. I went from the 4 to the galaxy nexus. There are some thing I like and some things I miss on iOS. Its all preference honestly. I think you should play with both and be open minded. IMO Iphones are best on At&t
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Miz View Post
    Yup, a lot of biased answers in favor of Android.
    WTF do you expect on an Android forum?
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    I'm calling it like I see it.
    Quote Originally Posted by justin_aga View Post
    Sooo true haha. I went from the 4 to the galaxy nexus. There are some thing I like and some things I miss on iOS. Its all preference honestly. I think you should play with both and be open minded. IMO Iphones are best on At&t
    Exactly, both OS offer something unique, which is why he should play around with each one first.
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    since you work for sprint, shouldn't you know the answer to this question?
    I'm assuming a lot of ppl will walk into the sprint store and ask iPhone or android?

    Anyways, asking in this forum means that you should get the nexus. It is also beneficial to you since you can tell customers that you have used both. No amount of training can teach you until you use it for a few months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzdroid View Post
    since you work for sprint, shouldn't you know the answer to this question?
    I'm assuming a lot of ppl will walk into the sprint store and ask iPhone or android?

    Anyways, asking in this forum means that you should get the nexus. It is also beneficial to you since you can tell customers that you have used both. No amount of training can teach you until you use it for a few months.

    Well we dont have the GN yet so I dont know a lot on 4.0 and the build of the Nexus, I usually get information before the consumer on release dates but we havent heard of a release date, I have an Ipad 2 so i'm waiting for a Jailbreak for the Ipad 2
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    Quote Originally Posted by amicone1987 View Post
    Well we dont have the GN yet so I dont know a lot on 4.0 and the build of the Nexus, I usually get information before the consumer on release dates but we havent heard of a release date, I have an Ipad 2 so i'm waiting for a Jailbreak for the Ipad 2
    If you've got an iPad already, you might seriously consider getting a GN just because it'll give you some variety. I've got an iPad and I'm pretty happy with the GN. That said, it's mostly because of the insane 4G speeds. I'm a gadget lover, so it makes sense, right now at least, for me to have one of each device. The problem is, the GN, as a music player, is kind of junk, so I am looking at getting an iPod touch to fill the gap (media playback is not one of android's strong suits, if you ask me). If I had to have just one device, I think it would be the iPhone.

    Fortunately, I don't so I can have both.
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    I would get a GN but Samsung has not learned their lesson the first time with the S having so many problems. I don't know about you guys but I am not going to make excuses for them.
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    I had windows computers for all my life until 18 then had macs for 6 years, I got a new windows laptop and like it, I want to branch off the same way to an android, Iphone doesnt do it for me this year
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    If I could find a GSM GN user to trade for my 4s, I would. My only concern is since it's not a ATT or Tmobile device, what happens if I end up with a phone that would turn out to be one of those where someone says, "take it back". Is that an option through expansys?
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    I am using both, but I generally gravitate towards the Nexus. I just love the screen and where I work I can actually make and receive calls reliably.
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    I just traded my 4s for a gsm nexus and all I can say is thank you google. Apple makes a really nice phone, but I just couldn't stand it. I had it for one week and it was too much. I even jailbroke it to try and ease the pain. It doesn't help that I have had 7 android phones before the 4s

    "I am never satisfied, it's a curse" Will Ferrel
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    Quote Originally Posted by amicone1987 View Post
    Ok, for about 4 years now I have owned an iPhone from 3G to recent 4s, I love the iPod feature on the phone and love jailbreaking it. Now I actually work for sprint and we recently announced the galaxy nexus on sprint. I have been trained on the android phones and they seem interesting, I won a galaxy s 2 at work and sold it to my tech because I upgraded to the iPhone 4s. Frankly I'm not a fan of what apple has done from the 4 to the 4s, it's very minimum. I was thinking about trading for 4s for a galaxy nexus. What do you think? Take a year off and try out an android?

    I have a GNex and my mom has an iPhone 4s on VZW network. This is my comparison of the 2 phones.

    iPhone 4s Cons - doesn't have 4G, ugly UI, smaller screen, less customization options, battery not removable

    iPhone 4s Pros - better camera, better 3G data connection, better speaker, better mic, Siri is better than ICS Voice Actions


    In the end I chose the GNex because it is a 4G phone, has a larger screen and I prefer the way the AMOLED screen looks compared to the iPhone screen. For making phone calls or taking pictures, the iPhone is better but the iPhone 4s is not a 4G phone and that is a deal breaker for me.
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    Giving my wife my 4s and picking up a Gnex GSM from Negri.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coleus View Post
    I have a GNex and my mom has an iPhone 4s on VZW network. This is my comparison of the 2 phones.

    iPhone 4s Cons - doesn't have 4G, ugly UI, smaller screen, less customization options, battery not removable

    iPhone 4s Pros - better camera, better 3G data connection, better speaker, better mic, Siri is better than ICS Voice Actions


    In the end I chose the GNex because it is a 4G phone, has a larger screen and I prefer the way the AMOLED screen looks compared to the iPhone screen. For making phone calls or taking pictures, the iPhone is better but the iPhone 4s is not a 4G phone and that is a deal breaker for me.
    I have to disagree with you on siri vs. ICS voice commands. I have been surprised by the accuracy of ICS VC and the co-founder of Apple did too. I read an article where he said he has more success with google VC than he does with siri. Just thought I'd point that out.

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    I'm in the same boat. I've been going through my local craigslist ads today and looking for people who will trade.
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