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Re: terrible nexus luck
Been having the following issues from jump with my Nexus S:
-Slow and erratic 3G coverage is by far my biggest gripe. Sometimes it's slow to the point of being unusable. I'm not expecting to blink and the page be loaded but geez, TWO FULL MINUTES of trying to load and it still fails?
Not to mention the wild fluctuation of bars. It will go from five bars to none. Or from two, to five. Even if I'm standing still, the signal is all over the place. I've never seen that on a cell phone. I even took it to the local Sprint store here and showed a rep. I held it next to an Evo to prove the Nexus gets crappy reception (the Evo had full bars and my Nexus had two). The rep looked me dead in my face and said she didn't see a problem.
And to top it all off the Nexus doesn't even get full reception while right next to the Airave in my house.
Wifi reception is pretty terrible as well. Just swap "wifi" for "3G" above and you get my drift.
-Back button randomly sticks. Can't figure out what triggers it, but I've even tried using the phone without any third party apps for a week and got the same issue.
-Keyboard loads slowly, and sometimes doesn't scale to fit the screen properly. Usually, just closing whatever app I was using and then reopening it fixes it, but it's still annoying.
The kicker? My girlfriend got a Nexus S about a month after me and has ALL THE SAME EXACT ISSUES. As a result, I will never ever in my life purchase another Samsung product. My new Evo should be arriving tomorrow and it can't come fast enough. For the Nexus S 4G to supposedly be a "flagship" phone the experience has been nothing short of a nightmare, and Google should ashamed that their name is attached to such crap.
The Evo will be the last stand for me. If that turns out to be crap as well I'm ditching Sprint once the iPhone hits Verizon. I'm tired of this.
EDIT: For anyone that cares, 2.3.5 did absolutely jack for me. Also, I tried a few different ROM and while some had nice features, none could fix the underlying issue that is the **** poor radio inside the NS4G.