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Is the Galaxy Nexus LTE a reliable phone? My second one is crashing too!
I need advice from the collective wisdom of this forumís members. I have exchanged my Sprint Galaxy Nexus LTE once and the second device is crashing too. 3 different stores (Iím traveling) say that this is not normal but since Iíve already exchanged it once theyíre telling me that they want a tech to examine the device before exchanging.
On Monday I bought a Sprint Galaxy Nexus LTE. Pretty much right away it was crashing and rebooting many times per day. Battery life was horrible, it would run down to 60% after 2 hours of playing pre-downloaded music/podcasts. Then it would take 3-4 hours to charge back up.
I exchanged it on Wednesday. The replacement consumes and charges the battery at a normal rate but it crashes too. Just not as often-- itís crashing about once or twice a day.
My old LG Optimus S almost never crashed. That phone ran the Sprint provided Android for a month until I rooted it and installed one of the more stable custom ROMs. Virtually no trouble there.
Details and troubleshooting:
When I figured out that the second phone crashed too I went back to another store and they re-flashed the OS from a laptop. The guy claimed that sometimes the OTA OS updates result in a messed up OS and that installing the latest OS (4.1.1) from a PC was cleaner. (plausible, but I wouldnít know.)
I went to the third store (remember, Iím traveling) close to closing time yesterday and was told that since I have already done one exchange that they didnít want to do another. (I can understand why.) The guy wanted to test the device but they didnít have time. I might go back today.
Youíre probably suspecting some app that Iíve installed. Unfortunately, nothing jumps out at me as weird except for one app. Anyway, here are the ďnormalĒ apps which have been present during all of the reboots:
* Google Voice
* Google Authenticator
And finally, the weird one:
* SleepTime - Alarm Clock.
SleepTime-Alarm Clock supposedly estimates your sleep efficiency by watching the movement of your mattress all night. Obviously, it uses the motion sensor for 8 hour straight. The first phone got extremely hot while using it. The second phone does not. However, I wonder if 8 continuous hours of motion sensor readings is stressful for the phone.
Iíve stopped using the app but havenít uninstalled it yet.
So my amateur theory (Theory #1) is that Iíve cooked some chip on both phones by using this app. Reasonable?
Theory #2 is that I have a defective accessory (one of my chargers or my car audio tape adapter) which is zapping the phone thus causing hardware failure. Store #2 thought that this was very unlikely.
So, is it something Iíve done, have I had bad luck, or is the Galaxy Nexus a bad phone?