Results 1 to 15 of 15
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  

    Default Nexus S/ S 4G as mp3 player?

    I was considering buying a Galaxy player 5.0, but because of its steep price and lack of dev support, I was turned off. Browsing around on Swappa, I found a few Nexus S 4g's for around $200.
    My question is, should I get the S 4G or just the regular S? I'm looking for mainly battery life here and it will not be used as a actual phone. I'm also looking at which has more dev support but they look about the same. Or should I go for a Nexus One? The only thing is that One's are the same price as a S.

    Thanks!
  2. #2  

    Default Re: Nexus S/ S 4G as mp3 player?

    Nexus S is the GSM-TMobile & AT & T versions

    Nexus S 4G is the Sprint version (also 4g capable)

    Nexus One is the oldest of the group and even though its still very capable I would go with one of the first two for continued support from Google. (Both are confirmed to be getting update to latest Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.x OS)
    Paul
    Moderator Team Leader @ Android Central





  3. #3  
    chestont's Avatar

    Posts
    131 Posts
    ROM
    MIUI, CM9, Bugless Beast

    Default Re: Nexus S/ S 4G as mp3 player?

    I love the Nexus One hardware, but you're more likely to find dev support in the long run with the Nexus S phones. I guess it just depends how much you love the Nexus One hardware, size, etc.

    I suppose if i had to pick between an S and an S4g I would probably go with an S simply because GSM technology is more widespread and gives you more flexibility. Suppose you go overseas, you'd be able to pop a local SIM into it. Plus you'd have multiple networks to choose from in the States as well.
  4. #4  
    Skunkape60's Avatar
    Retired Ambassador

    Posts
    4,518 Posts

    Default

    On thing to consider if you are using it strictly as a music player, the nexus doesn't have a memory card slot. So your storage will be limited to the available phone memory.

    Just flash it...
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/signaturepics/sigpic70132_2.gif
  5. Thread Author  Thread Author    #5  

    Default Re: Nexus S/ S 4G as mp3 player?

    Ya I actually forgot it didn't have a SD card slot. Coming from a Droid 1 with a 16GB card won't bother me at all. 2 years of having that phone and I never even filled the card. I don't plan on going overseas, but that is a good point. I mainly liked the Nexus One because of build and (hard to believe) it's little trackball/light thing. But obviously, the smart thing is to go for a Nexus S.
  6. #6  

    Default Re: Nexus S/ S 4G as mp3 player?

    Battery life is not good enough to be an mp3 player. I suppose if you turned off the radios, etc you would get slightly good life but listening to music seems to drain the battery fast.
  7. Thread Author  Thread Author    #7  

    Default Re: Nexus S/ S 4G as mp3 player?

    How bad is the battery life? I plan on flashing it with a good rom and a decent kernel. Then I'll turn the radios off (airplane mode) since I'll only use wifi at most.
  8. #8  

    Default

    I am using my nexus exactly like you want to and I get almost two days of juice out of my battery. Running oICSv43 with matrix 15.5 kernel. Go for it!

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
  9. #9  

    Default Re: Nexus S/ S 4G as mp3 player?

    Quote Originally Posted by trainplane3 View Post
    How bad is the battery life? I plan on flashing it with a good rom and a decent kernel. Then I'll turn the radios off (airplane mode) since I'll only use wifi at most.
    I guess my question would be: How much continuous time do you need to listen to mp3s? In airplane mode, you'd probably get several straight hours of music, as long as the screen is off.
    Phone: Galaxy Note 2 | ROM: Stock | Kernel: Stock
    Tablet: Transformer Prime | ROM: Hairy Bean | Kernel: Clemsyn
  10. #10  
    logicalform's Avatar

    Posts
    80 Posts
    Global Posts
    94 Global Posts
    ROM
    Stock/Netarchy CFS

    Default

    Definitely get the S or S4G. They have pretty good sound thanks to their wolfson codecs. Also, the voodoo enhancements help tweak them even further. HTC phones, OTOH, sound like crap.
  11. #11  

    Default Re: Nexus S/ S 4G as mp3 player?

    Why go this route if not to use it at all as a phone? Apps? Games? If not, save 160 dollars and get a Sansa Clip variant and gain better sound, battery life and portability. Or for the same price, give or take, get a Cowon.
  12. #12  
    jeffrok's Avatar

    Posts
    475 Posts
    Global Posts
    636 Global Posts
    ROM
    Stock

    Default Re: Nexus S/ S 4G as mp3 player?

    I agree.. a sansa clip is a great solution..

    Smaller, excellent battery, and very easy to use.
  13. #13  

    Default Re: Nexus S/ S 4G as mp3 player?

    With as much WiFi as there is... having a phone without service wouldn't be bad.
  14. Thread Author  Thread Author    #14  

    Default Re: Nexus S/ S 4G as mp3 player?

    I meant mainly as a mp3 player but I would be using it to play games on it too. If I just wanted a straight 100% mp3 player, I would just buy a bare bones one. It would take my Droid 1's place. I currently run emulators on it but even overclocked, it isn't cutting it.
  15. #15  

    Default Re: Nexus S/ S 4G as mp3 player?

    Quote Originally Posted by trainplane3 View Post
    I meant mainly as a mp3 player but I would be using it to play games on it too. If I just wanted a straight 100% mp3 player, I would just buy a bare bones one. It would take my Droid 1's place. I currently run emulators on it but even overclocked, it isn't cutting it.
    If that's the case, and for the price, then yeah get it. Running VoodooSound on mine with PowerAmp and I have no complaints. My Cowons sound slightly better, but not enough to care about when on the go.

    You should also be able to find a brand new Samsung Galaxy wifi player for about the same price.

Posting Permissions

B