1. JAStark27's Avatar
    I am actually thinking of trading my Galaxy S3 for a Galaxy Nexus. I need a little advice. Figured I would ask this forum to either stay away from the Galaxy Nexus or do the trade. It's not a straight trade the guy is throwing in a little cash but just curious what others think.
    02-05-2013 06:06 PM
  2. npark2012's Avatar
    I am actually thinking of trading my Galaxy S3 for a Galaxy Nexus. I need a little advice. Figured I would ask this forum to either stay away from the Galaxy Nexus or do the trade. It's not a straight trade the guy is throwing in a little cash but just curious what others think.
    I would stay with the S3. Unless you really LOVE the pure android experience etc. other than that stick with s3. or unless you really need that cash.
    02-05-2013 06:18 PM
  3. Lanhoj's Avatar
    I've got both & I'd say keep your S3.
    02-05-2013 06:22 PM
  4. pontiac005's Avatar
    You would be downgrading. Keep the S3.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    02-05-2013 06:52 PM
  5. msavic6's Avatar
    Keep the S3, better camera and battery life. Stock android is good and fast updates are awesome when they don't break existing features. When I updated to 4.2.1 my battery life was slaughtered and it broke WiFi tethering for me as well. Others reported not being able to turn on Bluetooth.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    02-05-2013 07:43 PM
  6. xlDeMoNiClx's Avatar
    If you wanted to trade it for a Nexus at least make it the Nexus 4. :P
    02-05-2013 09:08 PM
  7. tube517's Avatar
    Keep the GS3. I love my Nexus but I would take a GS3 instead.
    02-06-2013 07:26 PM
  8. helspawn's Avatar
    Exactly get a nexus 4 or keep the s3.....galaxy nexus has awfully pathetic battery life...

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    02-06-2013 08:26 PM
  9. GHASTLY POMEGRANATE's Avatar
    Exactly get a nexus 4 or keep the s3.....galaxy nexus has awfully pathetic battery life...

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    Wha? He would definitely be downgrading, but this is not my experience with the Gnex. Is yours rooted or something?
    02-07-2013 06:04 PM
  10. helspawn's Avatar
    No mine is stock android..not rooted

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    02-07-2013 07:50 PM
  11. xlDeMoNiClx's Avatar
    Wha? He would definitely be downgrading, but this is not my experience with the Gnex. Is yours rooted or something?
    Why do you say that? The N4 matches the S3 and even beats it in some areas, the only way it is inferior to the S3 is in terms of features.

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    02-07-2013 09:47 PM
  12. GHASTLY POMEGRANATE's Avatar
    I was under the impression we were still referring to his thoughts about the Galaxy Nexus, not the Nexus 4. The Nexus 4, however, is most certainly comparable to the S3.
    02-07-2013 10:38 PM
  13. helspawn's Avatar
    I was referring to the galaxy nexus for the pathetic battery life not the nexus 4

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    02-07-2013 11:04 PM
  14. chunkcohen's Avatar
    I was referring to the galaxy nexus for the pathetic battery life not the nexus 4

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    "Pathetic battery life" really only applies to the CMDA/LTE Galaxy Nexus, because the stock battery really isn't sufficient enough for the LTE radio. GSM models do notably better, even having a slightly smaller battery. On my GSM Galaxy Nexus, I usually get through a whole day and then some (with medium usage) on the stock battery.
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    02-08-2013 02:36 AM
  15. pontiac005's Avatar
    "Pathetic battery life" really only applies to the CMDA/LTE Galaxy Nexus, because the stock battery really isn't sufficient enough for the LTE radio. GSM models do notably better, even having a slightly smaller battery. On my GSM Galaxy Nexus, I usually get through a whole day and then some (with medium usage) on the stock battery.
    I agree. GSM is pretty good especially using Green Power premium to customize location based wifi, traffic usage and how often you want the phone to sync. I myself can easily get through a whole day with medium to heavy usage on a stock battery.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    02-08-2013 10:43 AM
  16. Mellimel22's Avatar
    I'll take 32gb and lte lol

    Sent from my Sprint Galaxy Nexus rockin 4.2.1 using Tapatalk 2
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    02-08-2013 01:13 PM
  17. chunkcohen's Avatar
    I'll take 32gb and lte lol

    Sent from my Sprint Galaxy Nexus rockin 4.2.1 using Tapatalk 2
    I really do wish the GSM model came in a 32GB version because I would have bought it in a heartbeat. LTE I can really care less about. My 6-8 Mbps down on a PHONE is more than sufficient for me for the time being, and it's a far cry from what I used to deal with (pokey 0.2 Mbps EVDO 3G on Sprint).
    02-08-2013 04:17 PM
  18. msavic6's Avatar
    I agree. GSM is pretty good especially using Green Power premium to customize location based wifi, traffic usage and how often you want the phone to sync. I myself can easily get through a whole day with medium to heavy usage on a stock battery.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    Mind sharing the settings you use in green power?

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    02-08-2013 06:45 PM
  19. pontiac005's Avatar
    I have day mode on from 5am to 4 pm with the screen brightness on 65%. Use location based wifi only, sync accounts every 10 min.

    Night mode from 4pm to 5am with screen brightness at 45%.

    There are a couple other tweaks in the traffic, and blue tooth and apps settings as well.

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    02-09-2013 11:36 AM
  20. Mellimel22's Avatar
    I really do wish the GSM model came in a 32GB version because I would have bought it in a heartbeat. LTE I can really care less about. My 6-8 Mbps down on a PHONE is more than sufficient for me for the time being, and it's a far cry from what I used to deal with (pokey 0.2 Mbps EVDO 3G on Sprint).
    Well I'll take these unlimited speeds any day

    Sent from my Sprint Galaxy Nexus rockin 4.2.1 using Tapatalk 2
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    02-09-2013 03:54 PM
  21. chunkcohen's Avatar
    Well I'll take these unlimited speeds any day

    Sent from my Sprint Galaxy Nexus rockin 4.2.1 using Tapatalk 2
    Well, lucky you.

    I would have stayed with Sprint (I was a customer for around 13 years) if they offered LTE in my area (Phoenix), but they don't, and there's no clear indication of WHEN. While I'll agree that it's the best deal around if you can get LTE, many Sprint customers can't, yet still have to pay the same price as everyone else. I got tired of paying over $100/mo. for 0.2 Mbps (at best) mobile data. Unlimited data is pretty worthless at those speeds...
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    02-10-2013 03:20 PM
  22. Mellimel22's Avatar
    Well, lucky you.

    I would have stayed with Sprint (I was a customer for around 13 years) if they offered LTE in my area (Phoenix), but they don't, and there's no clear indication of WHEN. While I'll agree that it's the best deal around if you can get LTE, many Sprint customers can't, yet still have to pay the same price as everyone else. I got tired of paying over $100/mo. for 0.2 Mbps (at best) mobile data. Unlimited data is pretty worthless at those speeds...
    Random sites have had testing but major work isn't gonna start till a couple months from now at the least but as u can c its worth it.

    Sent from my Sprint Galaxy Nexus rockin 4.2.1 using Tapatalk 2
    02-10-2013 05:57 PM
  23. Njshoregurl's Avatar
    Galaxy s3 all way!!


    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    02-10-2013 06:27 PM
  24. abbottki's Avatar
    So, kind of along the same lines. I had an iPhone 4, and swapped out for an HTC 8X, but I'm not sure I'm in love with Windows Phone after all. So, given choices, is the TouchWiz UI incredibly intrusive, or would it still be worth exploring the Nexus (not the 4) as a viable alternative? I am stuck in Verizon hell, so I know that severely limits my choices as well...
    02-11-2013 02:05 PM

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