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    Default What's the selling point for the Prime?

    Assuming the recently leaked specs for Verizon's version of the Galaxy Nexus are accurate, what is going to be the top reasons why everybody here chooses to buy the Galaxy Nexus? Nobody will likely be buying it for specs. The specs list is very modest.

    I think the top selling point for me, at this point, would be cosmetic. I really like the style of the Galaxy Nexus. I am still debating between the Nexus and the upcoming HTC Vigor, though.
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    Stock android and easily rootable.
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    I like to keep it Nexus because its Android as intended. Some skins enhance certain aspects but in the case of liking a certain feature, the mod and rom community and devs in general are very supportive of these devices.
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    Since when is a duel core 1.2Ghz processor and a 720p screen "very modest"?

    You guys are either seriously hard to please or just down right unrealistic in your expectations.
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    Being pure Google, having a great camera, bigger battery, 720p display and the device looks fantastic. Granted the big battery doesn't mean it'll last long and it's unconfirmed about the camera, its still a solid choice for me.
    So many phones, so little time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by th0r615 View Post
    Since when is a duel core 1.2Ghz processor and a 720p screen "very modest"?

    You guys are either seriously hard to please or just down right unrealistic in your expectations.
    Dual core 1.2 ghz is modest because it's old news. That's been around for a year now thanks to the Galaxy S II phone. The HTC Vigor is expected to be clocked at 1.5 ghz with a 720p screen and coming out around the same time as the Prime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by revickulous2001 View Post
    Dual core 1.2 ghz is modest because it's old news. That's been around for a year now thanks to the Galaxy S II phone. The HTC Vigor is expected to be clocked at 1.5 ghz with a 720p screen and coming out around the same time as the Prime.
    no phone has been out with duel cores for a year let alone 1.2ghz. Show me any phone that is out right now in the US that has specs this high? None. Not sure how that makes this a modest phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by th0r615 View Post
    Since when is a duel core 1.2Ghz processor and a 720p screen "very modest"?

    You guys are either seriously hard to please or just down right unrealistic in your expectations.
    Why is it unrealistic to expect the same specs as other high end phones?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ejaymd11 View Post
    Why is it unrealistic to expect the same specs as other high end phones?
    what phone in the US has higher specs? Zero. 1.2Ghz vs 1.5Ghz is not going to make a noticeable difference.
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    For me: Software buttons and ICS, Super AMOLED 720p screen, higher quality camera (if the 5MP spec is right), NFC, Nexus status, OMAP 4460 (Even if it's underclocked at 1.2 ghz, I can overclock it to where it should be or higher), and I just can't wait anymore (4g coming out this year really fudged me up, as I refused to get a phone without 4g and dual core, and by the time that came out, 1ghz dual core was too slow).

    The only thing giving me pause is the battery. The fudging Atrix is a 3g phone (HSPA+ doesn't count) and it had a 1930 mAh battery, but yet they're only giving the Prime 1750? And this while probably underclocking the processor for the sake of battery?
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    Quote Originally Posted by th0r615 View Post
    what phone in the US has higher specs? Zero. 1.2Ghz vs 1.5Ghz is not going to make a noticeable difference.
    Noticeable difference isn't the point. The point is potential, even if it's not that much greater. Stop worshiping the material and tangible and enjoy the pleasures of the abstract.
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    I always make sure the phone I have can be fully rooted and I always have the most recent version of pure android. I like the newest sense but it seems to get in the way sometimes. Having a Nexus makes sure I can do this.

    Honestly I think the biggest thing for me with this phone is that ICS is changing things by going with on screen buttons and I'd like to have a phone without the built in stuff as soon as I get ICS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poopai View Post
    Noticeable difference isn't the point. The point is potential, even if it's not that much greater. Stop worshiping the material and tangible and enjoy the pleasures of the abstract.
    well u can have fun paying for or waiting longer for extra for your abstract unrealistic potential that doesn't exist in the real world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poopai View Post
    Noticeable difference isn't the point. The point is potential, even if it's not that much greater. Stop worshiping the material and tangible and enjoy the pleasures of the abstract.
    If it turns out to be the same processor, then they'll hit the same max when overclocking, same potential. Who cares what its stock clock is? They can clock it at 100Mhz for all I care as long as it's a good processor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mastawyrm View Post
    If it turns out to be the same processor, then they'll hit the same max when overclocking, same potential.
    I know, which is why its clock speed doesn't matter much to me in this case. However, if it turns out to be the OMAP 4430 I'll be pissed and likely skip it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by th0r615 View Post
    what phone in the US has higher specs? Zero. 1.2Ghz vs 1.5Ghz is not going to make a noticeable difference.
    So if the .3 isn't that big of a difference why is 1.5 unrealistic? Also the TI4460 makes it very realistic.

    Selling point for me is the pure google experience.
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    I've always wanted to own my own Nexus device. I'm a very big supporter of Google and Android and I really do believe in them and want to participate, support, and involve myself with whatever offerings they provide.

    The (supposed) specifications are at LEAST current....I'm also coming from the OG Droid (I can't wait to move on from this device yeesh!) so anything at this point would be better. For me it will be like going from a Pinto to a Stealth Fighter.

    The 720P Super AMOLED HD Screen...button-less design, Dual Core with the latest and greatest chip, finally I can enjoy the LTE experience...it's sleek, thin, no physical keyboard and I can finally try out the whole face to face calling with the front-facing camera. It's the stuff of sci-fi movies.

    Not to mention that it will have ICS and will be the first to receive updates. It will be a pure Google experience. It's easily rootable and whatever ROMs and Kernels come out for it from the supporting community will probably only better this device from what it was at stock.

    On a side note, I'm very interested to see how the battery life will pan out with LTE, a Dual Core CPU, and a 720P HD going on in the phone. I know that Super AMOLED is suppose to somewhat help battery life....ICS may handle battery life better as well, in fact it should. LTE is a bit scary, just look at the battery life on the Bionic with LTE on. I believe some people were getting like 6-8 hours with LTE on.

    Everyone knows that battery life in phones needs major improvements. I'm hoping this new device has improved on just that.
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    I don't know for me if there is one. Having the SGS 2 it has to be amazing for me to change out
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    Quote Originally Posted by ejaymd11 View Post
    So if the .3 isn't that big of a difference why is 1.5 unrealistic? Also the TI4460 makes it very realistic.

    Selling point for me is the pure google experience.
    everyone wants the 1.5 exynos that even isn't in production yet. That's the unrealistic part.
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    For me the most important selling points are:

    1) 4.65" 720p screen and

    2) the lack of battery draining UI on the latest version of the Android OS.

    These are the selling points over the HTC Vigor, although I do like Sense as a UI. It doesn't hurt that it's dual core, but I'm not yet convinced how important that is yet. Likewise, 1.2 or 1.5 GHz is of secondary importance as is 5 MP or 8 MP camera. I wouldn't consider any supposedly competitive phone on another network either. I am concerned about the battery life on a phone with such a phone with such a large screen, but I always carry a couple of spare batteries anyway.

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    Screen size/res. Sweet aesthetics/design. People screaming about "modest specs" need to stop it. This happens at the release of every new phone. People start whining that chips/screens/etc that haven't gone into production yet aren't in the phone and therefor it's a "mid level" device. News flash: whenever a phone comes out, there will always be whispers of the next gen components that will be used in a later wave of devices. It doesn't make the phone that's about to come out obsolete or modest.
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    I'm buying for ice cream sandwich and the stock experience.
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    If you want to know the best selling point of the Prime, just look at the Nexus One. It received 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3 months earlier than any OEM model and at two years old is still more up to date than even the latest flagship devices from OEMs. It will probably get ice cream sandwich too unless they run into storage constraints whereas any of these other superphones and all their extra "potential" will probably get ice cream sandwich eventually and maybe the next release if they are lucky, but after that they will be abandoned while the Prime will continue to get updates
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    The selling points have been well enumerated. But how they weigh on each of us depends on our current phone. I have an Incredible that is still serving me well but the size of the screen and a lack of crapware bloatware make this attractive. It will have to have 32 gig on board storage if it does not have an sd card port.
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