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Tough Choice I have An Epic 4g i want to buy a Nexus S is it worth it?
I am currently and Owner of a Epic 4g while i really love what samsung has done with the Super Amoled display and in terms of the phone been good it has its bad things but it Does have its AWSOME things lol so i don't know i have an Epic 4g witch let me say i started with a G-1 when it came out then had a Mytouch 3g and finally went to Android flag ship mode with the epic 4g now i see the nexus s and i wanna have it Is it worth it ? 2.3 i have 2.1 and its taking for ever to jump to the next level ? what should i do HELP
- 12-17-2010, 11:44 PM #2
Do you mind T-Mobile?
Do you have money?
Are you happy with what you have?
If your answer to question 1 is YES, then don't buy it
If your answer to question 2 is NO , then don't buy it
If your answer to question 3 is YES, then don't buy it
I would be happy with the Epic simply because of the camera and 4g, the Nexus S lacks the Sd support.... I own one and a Vibrant, only difference is that it's faster, but all I need to do is go back to stock 2.1 on my Vibrant, use lag fix, and it is just as fast as my Nexus S.
It's up to you, I chose the Nexus S because I wanted updates faster, if you are not a huge enthusiast then I wouldn't really want to dabble too much with it.Devices: Samsung Nexus S 4.0.1(alpha, of course), Samsung Vibrant 2.3.5 CM7 w/ Glitch Kernel v13, broken HTC Dream, and a Google Cr-48 with Ubuntu 11.10
- 12-18-2010, 01:11 AM #3
No one can tell you what to do.
My personal opinions of the Nexus S are that it's incredibly underwhelming (and all the more so compared to the Epic 4G, which already has the front facing camera that the other American Galaxy S series don't).
I think it comes down to this: Do you feel justified spending $200/$530 dollars to get direct and clean Google updates? Essentially, that's the only thing about the Nexus S that warrants the purchase compared to the Epic 4G.
- 12-18-2010, 01:29 AM #4
- 12-18-2010, 05:16 AM #5
I just dumped my EVO for the Nexus S and have to say I am very impressed with the speed, screen, snappy response to everything, the size. Plus I have to have the latest technology. So far I am very happy. I bought with no contract.
- 12-18-2010, 05:44 AM #6
I think it has to do mostly with personal preference. The nexus s is so close to the epic that it's almost a wash
Epic: wimax, 3 mbps 3g, os 2.1, keyboard
Nexus s: no wimax but 7.2 mbps 3g, os 2.3, easy international roaming (and buying local sims and using them in the phone is possible). NFC.
Unless you need some specific feature (unlocked sim and international roaming is big) I'd wait. We're on the verge of some pretty big changes - dual core cpus, LTE phones and so on - that you might want to wait for.
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So yeah i guess your right then Its pretty much the same - i was just really wondering about the Battery on the Nexus because i get horrible Battery , plus the Update's and Wiimax in Florida suck's like i get 1.1mbps and like 3.0mbps at MAX when i had my Mytouch 3g from tmo i would Easily pick up 4.0mbps and 6.0mbps so it all depend's really on the Monetery thing , Breaking my contract and buying this new phone AHH i just wish everyone would get Gingerbread Why do the Carrier's have to mess up the android Experiance for US powerhouse User's
- 12-18-2010, 08:51 AM #8
Well, I solved my dilemma. I have both the Epic4g (Sprint) AND the Nexus S with Tmobile. Love both phones! Each has its plus's n minus's and they balance out. Of course when I go overseas to Serbia I need a gsm phone and hence the need for the Nexus S. But, I would still have bought the Nexus S!
The 3 biggies for the Nexus S for me:
1. No bloatwear and hence no need for me to root it
2. Updates direct from Google and not Tmobile!
3. Free tethering and hot spot
I had to root my Epic 4G to get rid of the carrier's bloatwear, as well as as get a rooted app for both tethering and hot spot.
Of course friends have asked me why two phone? you can only use one at a time. To wit I say "Ba Humbug". I like gadgets! What else do I have to do with my retirement money? hahahahha
- 12-18-2010, 09:34 AM #9
- 12-18-2010, 10:32 AM #10
Sent from my Nexus SDevices: Samsung Nexus S 4.0.1(alpha, of course), Samsung Vibrant 2.3.5 CM7 w/ Glitch Kernel v13, broken HTC Dream, and a Google Cr-48 with Ubuntu 11.10
- 12-18-2010, 01:31 PM #11
I carry one phone in each pocket and use em both. Besides, if I only carried one phone in one pocket then I would walk kinda funny-I would have to tilt my body to make up for the weight of the phone. hahahahah. Kinda reminds me of some of those old western movies where it was cool to have a gun in each side. But I bet one was for use and the other for show. hahahah Or if you don't believe that one, then how about this one- one of the phones would get lonely by it self. hahahahah. Only kidding. Ya, I do carry both phones at all times. Then again it's nice to have a backup phone.