Switch to Nexus S?
I know it's a long shot, but I'm going to try to get Sprint to swap my Epic for the Nexus S when it comes out. If it weren't for Sprint and Samsung's buggy software and crappy hardware keyboard, I would love this phone 100% and not need anything else for a while (ala the Nexus S). When I got the Epic as a replacement for my 10th (yes 10th) Pre, they offered other phones that were "comparable models". I'm hoping that because the Nexus S and Epic are basically the same phone that maybe I can pay the 150 insurance replacement for the Nexus S. Does anyone here think that's a long shot?
I just got my replacement phone today and the keyboard worked awesome on DI18. When EC05 pushed and installed, the keyboard went to crap. It's so frustrating because I didn't even want a phone with a keyboard in the first place, just wanted to processing power and GPU of the Galaxy S devices.
- 04-06-2011, 01:19 PM #2
I never had a problem with the keyboard. That's actually why I got the Epic.
As for getting a swap for the Nexus S....good luck.
Doesn't matter the phones are basically the same thing. The Nexus is new and the Epic isn't. To Sprint that is all that matters. I'm not saying you can't find a store to do it, but I don't think as a company they are going to support that happening.
- 04-06-2011, 02:22 PM #4
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Even if it works, I'm still gonna go for that Nexus S no matter how hard I have to struggle with Sprint. It's ridiculous the amount of work we have to put in to get basic functions and features to work properly, as sprint and samsung sit around and expect us to just be stupid consumers and not notice anything wrong
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- 04-16-2011, 05:16 AM #21
Worth the upgrade to Nexus S 4g?
Hey all, I have an EPIC right now since launch day. It is amazing and I do like it.
This isnt your typical "Should i update to nexus S" because my situation is different.
My situation is that my mom just got an EPIC and I was thinking of returning it for the Nexus S and then swapping phones with her. This will make it so the nexus costs me 200, which I would have spent towards her epic anyways(her epic cost me a 100 actually). So basically it would cost me 200 or 100(depends on how you see it) to get a nexus.(100 would be spent for an epic anyways, instead would we be spent towards nexus).
Is it worth the hassle of returning her epic and while keeping her number active and new line status active(tmobile transfer) on my epic while i switch to a old sprint phone to get a nexus s when its available?
Are there amazing roms for the Nexus S? If i were paying 600 to get a nexus s I wouldnt do it b/c the epic is nexus s are very similar. However my situation is different and i get a thinner phone and first updates! any other benefits you people can tell me about the nexus s over the epic? A draw back is that i would lose HD recording
- 04-16-2011, 05:22 AM #22
- 04-16-2011, 07:00 AM #23
I'm not sure if the upgrade will be worth it. Specs wise they are the same phone with the exception that your Epic has a physical keyboard. I have never used touch wiz, but it doesn't look that bad. Personal opinion, I think vanilla Android is overrated.
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the gingerbread keyboard that came with midNIGHT ROM is the first virtual kb that I actually don't hate and don't mind using. I do sometimes actually prefer it for certain things, but I love having the dedcated number row and arrow keys of the hard kb, so I use them both quite a bit depending on what I'm doing. SINCE i started using custom ROMS/kernals that all have the lag fix built in I have had zero issus with skipped keys.