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    Default Awaiting a 4" successor...

    I'm able to upgrade now, but looking at the new EVO and the Galaxy S3, it seems like all the best stuff coming out is way bigger than the NS4G with it's near-perfectly sized (in my opinion, of course) 4" screen.

    As it is, the NS4G is the biggest phone I've had and it fits snugly in my front jeans pocket. I'm just not liking the 'ginormous' size that all the best devices seem to be moving towards. Should I just try to hold out until a similarly sized yet powerful device that I will be able to keep for 20 months comes to Sprint? Do you think it will happen?

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    I agree completely. I like the size and shape of my NS4G better than any other phone I have ever seen. I felt that new Galaxy Nexus and it felt huge compared to my NS4G. The NS4G shape is really sleek and like you said, it fits very nicely in the front pocket (hardly noticeable).

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    My feelings exactly. What's disturbing to me is that we already went through one round of new phones from HTC, Moto and Samsung at 4.3" all of which I thought were too big, then I assumed the updated Google phone would stick with 4" but instead they went larger! And now we are into a new generation of phones all at 4.6+... any 4 inch phone will out of necessity be the manufacturer's "other" phone on Sprint i.e. not their flagship device.

    Except maybe Apple.

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    I would have to agree 4inch is the perfect size in my opinion. Easily fits in my pocket the most important for me. I just hope the next flavor of nexus are 4inchers. Or give us the option of different sizes.

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    What's all this business about 4-inchers in our pockets I wouldn't be saying that in public!
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    Quote Originally Posted by matics View Post
    What's all this business about 4-inchers in our pockets I wouldn't be saying that in public!
    Hey-oooooooh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by matics View Post
    What's all this business about 4-inchers in our pockets I wouldn't be saying that in public!
    Smaller is better!

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    So we may get a Nexus explosion later this year http://mobile.theverge.com/2012/5/15...le-device-OEMs
    I will definitely stick it out with the NS4G till then. Hopefully we will see next-gen chips like the OMAP5 or S4 Pro in these phones too.
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    I loved the size of my Fascinate screen much more when I hadn't used a Galaxy Nexus before. 4" just seems a little bit too small now for browsing the web and even the on-screen keyboard. 4.3 seems like a great size, but I think I'm going to make the leap to the 4.8" Galaxy S3 anyways. The problem with 4" phones is that there is less room to cram chips into the chassis.
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    What I'd prefer is a phone the width/height of the Nexus S, with a 4.5 inch screen (so edge-to-edge just like the Nokia N9) and about 1/3 thinner (and a pixel density of 320+ ppi). That would be the perfect phone.
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    Good thread.. Just discussing this with one of the AC staff about our NS4G's..

    I hate to park mine for a new device but the problem is I'm just getting bored and need something to revive my interests which is fueling my need to purchase either the SGSIII or the HTC EVO 4g LTE....
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    Quote Originally Posted by djw39 View Post
    So we may get a Nexus explosion later this year Google to sell flagship Nexus devices with multiple partners this fall, reports WSJ | The Verge
    I will definitely stick it out with the NS4G till then. Hopefully we will see next-gen chips like the OMAP5 or S4 Pro in these phones too.
    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk 2
    Guess I should have clarified: awaiting a 4" successor on Sprint.

    CDMA carriers don't generally deal with unlocked devices, right? Wasn't that the whole problem with us getting the ICS update...because of the proprietary CDMA drivers or radios or whatever it was?
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    Quote Originally Posted by j_grouchy View Post
    Guess I should have clarified: awaiting a 4" successor on Sprint.

    CDMA carriers don't generally deal with unlocked devices, right? Wasn't that the whole problem with us getting the ICS update...because of the proprietary CDMA drivers or radios or whatever it was?
    Sprint and Google have a healthy and mutually beneficial relationship and I fully expect Sprint to offer subsidized variants of the new phones which work on their CDMA and LTE networks

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    Quote Originally Posted by djw39 View Post
    Sprint and Google have a healthy and mutually beneficial relationship and I fully expect Sprint to offer subsidized variants of the new phones which work on their CDMA and LTE networks...six months after they're introduced

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    Quote Originally Posted by j_grouchy View Post
    six months after they're introduced
    Can't argue with that...if you're in a hurry, enjoy the HTC EVO Design 4G LTE coming this fall

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    These phones are only going to get bigger. I think 4.5 is going to be the norm

    Go Bucs!
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    I suppose I wouldn't mind a larger screen...so long as they can keep the body of the phone itself the same size.

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