Question for the Nexus Folks
Posted this in the Evo forum, but also wanted an opinion from the Nexus guys as well.
So right now I have a Nexus S. Great phone, and hardware that's definitely nowhere near as bad as I've heard about Samsung. The software is pretty good as well, but its also unpolished and still buggy. I know sense, like Sense, and I miss some things that the Nexus doesn't have. (chief among them is the notification LED, which I'm missing more than I thought I would)
Here's my dilemma: Tomorrow is the end of my 14 day buyer's remorse period for the Nexus. Would I be absolutely insane if I exchanged the Nexus for an Evo? Speeds for both networks are comparable, and the devices themselves are pretty comparable too. The only issue, obviously, is that the Nexus is a month old and the Evo is going on 7. I know HTC and Sprint will update it until Android outstrips the phone's capabilities, and Sprint will support it for a long while, but obviously it just isn't as 'fresh' as the Nexus.
- 01-22-2011, 02:36 AM #2
Simple answer. Get you what you like. If you feel the EVO suits your needs better, then get it. No need to get anyone's blessing :-)
Phones are like computers were 10 years ago. New ones come out often, and better ones are always rumored, if you wait for the latest model you'll never buy anything.
Personally, I like the Nexus phones precisly for the fact they're pretty much a "base" model. It's a blank slate that you add what you want to them. I was quite happy to find the Nexus S didn't even have Facebook preloaded!
- 01-22-2011, 03:04 AM #3
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- 01-23-2011, 12:28 AM #9
I ended up sticking with the Nexus. The screen and network were ultimately the deciding factors. If the Evo had the Nexus' amazing screen (at an appropriate 4.3 inches of course) and T-mobile's blazing network, it would be my dream device.
I think I'm going to try out some different launchers and find one that'll keep me busy for a while, haha.
- 01-23-2011, 01:51 AM #11
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- Cyanogen & Pure Google
- 01-23-2011, 07:54 AM #12
- 125 Posts
- CM7 Nightly
I haven't tried MoDaCo's custom ROM but Team Whiskey's Bionix is nice. I'm currently in love with TeamDouche's CM7 especially with TW Trinity kernel. Talk about blazing fast!
As for launchers, I really like the stock GB launcher. I haven't tried Launcher Pro Plus, but I think ADW Launcher EX is fantastic.
- 01-23-2011, 10:48 AM #13
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Nexus S = best Android phone out imo.
I have the Droid X and while it's nice, I just find the S to be better. I only switched to Verizon because of the original Droid in 2009. Now that Tmobile has great devices, I've decided to go back. Coverage is just as good here, they're much cheaper, and I prefer GSM to CDMA. Can't wait to sell my X and get me an S.
- 01-25-2011, 11:48 AM #14
- 7 Posts
Good Choice! I had the HTC HD2, which is basically the Evo with Windows. I know they are not the same phone, and I could go on and on about the nightmares I had. However, on issue was that I got tired of the huge phone. I love the size of the Nexus S. it's perfect. I love the pure google experience and automatic updates, etc. Great phone...