Why I think Samsung shafted us with old hardware
Before I start.. I will say this even though the hardware may be a bit old.. it gets the job done and I have no probs with that
Now why I think Samsung shafted us with old hardware.. eg. A8 processor.. Sub-par front and back cameras
Simple.. because Samsung doesn't want it to out shine the next generation Galaxy S Phones (eg. Epic 2). I mean the bluetooth radio doesn't even support A2DP..etc
Probably doesn't mean nothing to anybody.. I'm pretty sure im gonna be very satisfied with my nexus when it comes Tues. I guess the only 2 pet-peeves about the nexus is that it has a A8 vs an A9 processor (duo core or not) and the cameras.. specifically speaking the front VGA
Last edited by Muscle Master; 05-28-2011 at 03:00 PM.
- 05-28-2011, 02:53 PM #2
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Samsung didn't shaft anybody. They just re-released this device on another carrier. Back when the OG one released on T-Mobile, they were awesome specs. Also I have found the camera on the Nexus S is one of the better ones. MP have 0 to do with image quality.
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I will say this the phone is very light.. too light for my taste but something I can get used to.. wish it came with a aluminum/metal battery door
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- 05-28-2011, 03:21 PM #10Drop the Bag
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I don't know. People are complaining about the hardware so much. Lol. Don't get it then. I live the updates.
Yea you can root and whatever. But look at the Droid x. 2.3.3. We have 2.3.4. Video chat through Google talk is the difference. And maybe that's not important but guess what else it could be.
That just my opinion. I live this phone. And feel. The look. So what if its missing a few things. The phone that has it is going to be missing some things too.
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- 05-28-2011, 05:41 PM #15
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I really don't get it. If you don't have the phone how can you complain about being shafted? Get the phone, use it then complain. Otherwise your complaining is pointless. Once you get the phone and use it you will see that hardware is more than capable to run the phone that doesn't have crap and bloat on it.
As for the weight and size - I love it. I don't want samsung adding weight to it. I found Evo too heavy for me and it felt uncomfortable carrying it in my jean's pocket
- 05-28-2011, 05:45 PM #16
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I gota say I have been messing around with every phone out there the last few days and other than the signal issues the nexus s 4g is good at just about everything. Its way faster than most phones I have tried and the camera is pretty good compared to all the others. The screen is the best I have found and the form factor is just about perfect (wish it was a little heavier). Itís the same screen as the other Samsung phones but the curve gives it a little edge in my opinion. I played with a Droid Charge today and thatís got a nice screen but I did not like the UI as much and it was just a little too big in the pocket. As far as running apps I donít know if itís the pure Google thing or the absence of bloat but the nexus responds faster in my little side by side tests. If they can fix the signal problems it would be the best phone out in my opinion. But that is a BIG IF!
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Plus you gotta love the updates that will come first to the nexus.
- 05-28-2011, 09:55 PM #20Droid Monster
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Exactly. There's no point in getting a high end phone with impressive specs considering it'll be loaded with crapware and manufacturers adding in their own stuff like Sense and Motoblur. Really wouldn't mind hving the Nexus S right now.Live long, Rock hard
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- 05-28-2011, 11:11 PM #21
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I find it funny the OP is complaing about the devices specs when he doesnt even have the phone yet meaning he ordered it...meaning he knew about the specs he's complaining about and STILL ordered the phone...then got on here and complained about the specs. Thats funny....
Anyway...I feel as though the hardware on the phone works just fine. I dont need all the dual cores and quad cores and 20 mp cameras. I just need solid and fast software, sleek and light hardware. The Nexus provides both. It works perfectly for what I need in a phone.
- 05-29-2011, 12:31 AM #22ROM Developer
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samsung was brilliant for making the galaxy s line. base your entire new phone line off a phone that google supports. ergo making support sooo much easier, want proof? hows that moment coming along?Webchat support for the Official Unloved Devices Hit Squad
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