Worth going to Nexus S?
I have the HTC Hero. Yes old, but a classic. It was the first android device on Sprint. So now my contract is ready for a new phone, thankfully and ironically here comes the Nexus. I am running CMOD 6 and I still hate my phone, although less since I got rid of Sense.
My question is, should I get the Sprint Nexus S or should I wait (painfully) for the next Nexus?
I absolutely hate HTC Sense. My brother in law has the Evo and it still seems Sense is a waste of resources. I'm an Apple fan and it seems the iPhone will never come to Sprint. So I will stick with Android. Is there any indication a Nexus with better specs will be out soon or should the S be enough, Thanks for the help!
- 03-23-2011, 10:35 PM #2
Well the Nexus S is a great phone. Dual core isn't even supported in Fro-Yo or Gingerbread so having dual-core would be pointless until you get an update to Android that supports dual-core which right now only Honeycomb does and Honeycomb is only for tablets. Also think about it, when will those phones get the update to the Android version that supports dual-core. (Maybe when two newer versions are already out)
The Camera on the Nexus S is fantastic. It takes great photos and AWESOME video recording. It doesn't record HD but that isn't necessarily a hardware limitation it could be because Gingerbread doesn't support HD recording, maybe the next update will.
What is great about the Sprint Nexus S is that is has Sprint's WiMax radio. It gets faster speeds but also the T-Mobile Nexus S gets faster speeds because HSPA+ makes T-Mobile's 3G faster.
Well the Nexus S came out about a year after the Nexus One so maybe the next Nexus will come out a year after the Nexus S came out so maybe around December or November. I don't know if you want to wait that long. The Nexus S is a great pure Google device that will last you a long time. Think of it like this, you will always be one Android version ahead of the other devices.
If you have any other questions feel free to ask.
Last edited by Baconator; 03-23-2011 at 11:23 PM.
- 03-23-2011, 10:51 PM #3
@Baconator; thanks for the reply, pretty much what I was looking for. I do know a lot about tech being an network analyst for enterprise. I don't follow the Android sector much.
@harpstar; I agree the one year upgrade problem.
The Nexus S may be the best phone they offer in my opinion. Especially for someone wanting the vanilla Android experience. Just have to wait and see what performance will be. Battery performance will be very important
Last edited by railstop; 03-23-2011 at 11:21 PM.
- 03-25-2011, 08:42 AM #5
I will be upgrading from epic to samsung.
First, I want thinner phone, I do not use the keyboard.
Second, no more sprint/samsung dependencies.
I am fully rooted and running rooms, but would prefer not to have to do this
In order to make phone functional for what I need. I will root for tethering.
I do appreciate thhe explanation of dual core above. I know this is not the fastest phone or biggest whatevers coming out, but I do like samsung's hardware and this will stay updated and do everything I need for a long time to come. I will have to find new forum to read so hope de Dolores jump on this phone
- 03-27-2011, 10:56 AM #6
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- 03-28-2011, 11:53 PM #9
Yes. Stock Android does not support HD video recording, well Honeycomb does but that is tablets. The Galaxy S phones record in HD so I would think the Nexus S is capable. If HD recording is in Honeycomb then I imagine that it will be in the next Android version.
- 04-09-2011, 04:18 AM #10
The Nexus S seems like it would be worth getting. It really dopesnt compare well to the EVO 3D that will be coming out shortly after, but it will still be one of the best Android devices on the market I am contemplating getting one. We will see though.
I can't say that the Evo 3d interests me at all. I am not a fan of Sense at all. My preferences are for vanilla. boring, I know. but then I can add what I want, not what they want me to have. Plus the bonus of getting future releases when released, not waiting to see if my device is on the list and getting zero updates from manufacturers.
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