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    Unhappy Sent back the Nexus... feel...

    ... relieved.

    Well... I know... not another one of these threads, right?

    But I felt maybe there are a few others like me out there who might want to hear my experiences with the Nexus.

    Back story:
    Been waiting for the Nexus since September. Passed on all other phones until VzW released it on 12/15. Almost ordered a Rezound the last weeks of November.

    Now:
    I really loved my phone. The new UI with ICS was everything I knew it would be. I really feel there will not be another "stock" version of ICS from Moto or HTC, so this was my only shot at pure Google for awhile.
    The screen was... good enough. The colors were too blue-greenish for me. But otherwise, the screen was above and beyond my DX. I could actually see the Nexus outside!!!!
    I am in a 3G only area so the speed of 4G didn't enter into any factors for me.

    Why Return:
    I did NOT listen to people who said Samsung's radios and build quality were crap. I have owned Aliases from Samsung and a Galaxy Tab 10.1..... All of those devices seemed great.
    So I didn't listen. I should have.
    The radio in the Nexus sucks. Even the word "sucks" is not strong enough to describe the disappointment it is. I dropped two calls yesterday and missed a call completely today (while on my 3G network extender). My Moto phones hold a signal far better and drop 0 calls in my area.
    The screen had horizontal banding across it when dimmed too low.
    The battery life was unbelievably less than my comparable 3G DX. My DX gets about 1 1/2 days of use on a full charge. I guess I am spoiled when it comes to not worrying about charging.
    The camera is not any better than my DX camera. In fact, the DX has more detail in the pics it takes using 6 MPs. The 8 MP pics my DX takes trumps the camera in the Nexus. I am a teacher and need a camera on the fly sometimes. The Nexus would NOT be remotely adequate for me. Sad.

    The final straw: I had my phone sitting on my desk today, made a call, sat it back down and the darn thing had a "nick" in the plastic that surrounds the screen near the power button. The nick itself was above the power button closest to the screen but on the inside rim near the screen itself. Kinda hard to describe. The point is, it could not have been caused by an impact due to its location (and there was not any force or impact applied to the phone). Phantom nicks??? Give me a break Samsung!

    Not trying to troll for Motorola as I am sick of their humpy-rectangular slabs. Google did a great job with ICS, Samsung dropped the ball. This is a cheap phone and not worth $649 (or even $300).

    Just sharing why I returned it.
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    Wish you the best of luck...and I hope that you find what you are looking for...

    {why does my response sound like a dear john letter...}

    anyway, best of luck...
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    You cant compare a 3g phone to a 4g phone for battery life. Smh not to mention you didnt even give it time for the big bug fix.. but good luck with whatever you choose.
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    The radios in the Nexus are about as good as the radios in the HTC Thunderbolt. They are only slightly off from one another. I have also owned the Nexus since it launched and have yet to drop a call. I know some of this is all opinionated but I felt the need to point out there is nothing wrong with the radio in the phone.

    As for picture quality Ive taken some pretty nice pics with it myself. Just as good as most any other phone. Granted I realize there are phones that do take better but these aren't exactly bad either. The MP on the sensor doesn't really mean squat other than the size of the pic. The quality of the sensor is everything. To each their own though and I hope your happy with whatever you decide on. I happen to love my Nexus.
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    Man, that was a long story just to say someone returned a phone. Just sharing why I don't care. The good news is one less whiner on this board.
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    Sorry to hear that. My experience has been the opposite. No dropped calls, and signal is equal to, if not better than my DX. The call quality is actually a little better than my DX as well. The camera also, is of higher quality than my DX. Perhaps your device was defective?

    As for "phantom nicks", no comment... except that defies logic and common sense.

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    I came from a droid x. I got about 7 hours use daily myself and I find the nexus doing the same for me on 3g since 4g is hit or miss around me. Screen the nexus kills the x. I can see the nexus in the sun. I put them side by side and the colors are very dull on the x and I thought they were good before. I see the banding on the nexus on min brightness. I moved up to half and have no issues. Camera on the x was slow. Yes the nexus is not the best looking photos but I wouldn't say the x was far better. I love moto build quality and I too find the build of the nexus not as good as the x. Maybe next year moto will get the nexus.

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    I think the radios are fine. I haven't had any problems with not having signal. The software, I'm sure, is the problem. I'm constantly dropping data. Sometimes the 3G and 4G icons will disappear and I can't access data. Sometimes I'll have the 3 and 4G icons and data doesn't work, yet I always have at least 1 bar of signal.

    I also have an issue with switching from CDMA/LTE to CDMA and vice versa. When I do that, I drop signal while it switches and it takes a couple minutes for my data to be restored. It's really annoying.

    I'm really hoping my signal issues will be addressed in the next update because it's getting really frustrating to use this phone sometimes.
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    I got the Nexus for my wife and she loves it. Unfortunately my OG Droid died when the Bionic came out so I had to get that (still a solid phone) and couldn't hold out for the Nexus

    So far I like her Nexus, especially because of the possibilities from the development community... but I am really looking forward to the first Nexus to come out of the Google Moto marriage.
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    i had a screen issues with my nexus but returned it for a new one and all is good. signal and display is amazing, cant wait to try out 4G.
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    Your phone was holy and had Stigmata! Maybe everything you touch is holy! To test this, go make a grilled cheese sandwich. If there's a picture of Jesus on it after it is done cooking, you are indeed worthy!

    phantom nicks. lol. I've never heard something more absurd.
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    I hear a lot of positive feedback from customers leaving with the Nexus around south western PA. That's really interesting considering they are roaming on another carrier going into WV. From all the techs I've spoken to the Nexus may not be updating PRL information regularly like other devices with SIMs. Ask if your tech support (phone tech not local) if they can push a PRL update to your SIM.
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    Whats a prl update?
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    shana na na, shana na na, hey hey...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ace0187420 View Post
    Whats a prl update?
    the prl is an access list of local towers your phone uses to get service.
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    LOL.... The point in the "phantom" comment was that I did zero to directly cause it. If I had to bet a few dollars on it, I'd reason it was already a stressed point in the thinly cheap plastic that surrounds the screen (the bezel) and that pushing the power button finished it in. I.E.: Cheap.

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    phantom nicks. lol. I've never heard something more absurd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by k6tcher View Post
    LOL.... The point in the "phantom" comment was that I did zero to directly cause it. If I had to bet a few dollars on it, I'd reason it was already a stressed point in the thinly cheap plastic that surrounds the screen (the bezel) and that pushing the power button finished it in. I.E.: Cheap.
    All I can tell you is that I had a Samsung Vibrant for almost a year and a half, also with what you would call "cheap" plastic, and when I sold it, it looked brand new, like it was never used. Not a ding, dent, scratch, or imperfection.

    And you know what? The plastic body on the Nexus is much higher grade than what I had. I highly doubt that "pushing the power button" is what caused your Nexus to nick up so quickly. You must have either done something to it inadvertently (and hey, nobody is above doing that btw), or it came out of the box like that and you didn't notice it at first, or yours was defective.

    Judging by your laundry list of complaints though, the Nexus probably isn't for you. I hope you get a better phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by k6tcher View Post
    ... relieved.

    Well... I know... not another one of these threads, right?

    But I felt maybe there are a few others like me out there who might want to hear my experiences with the Nexus.

    Back story:
    Been waiting for the Nexus since September. Passed on all other phones until VzW released it on 12/15. Almost ordered a Rezound the last weeks of November.

    Now:
    I really loved my phone. The new UI with ICS was everything I knew it would be. I really feel there will not be another "stock" version of ICS from Moto or HTC, so this was my only shot at pure Google for awhile.
    The screen was... good enough. The colors were too blue-greenish for me. But otherwise, the screen was above and beyond my DX. I could actually see the Nexus outside!!!!
    I am in a 3G only area so the speed of 4G didn't enter into any factors for me.

    Why Return:
    I did NOT listen to people who said Samsung's radios and build quality were crap. I have owned Aliases from Samsung and a Galaxy Tab 10.1..... All of those devices seemed great.
    So I didn't listen. I should have.
    The radio in the Nexus sucks. Even the word "sucks" is not strong enough to describe the disappointment it is. I dropped two calls yesterday and missed a call completely today (while on my 3G network extender). My Moto phones hold a signal far better and drop 0 calls in my area.
    The screen had horizontal banding across it when dimmed too low.
    The battery life was unbelievably less than my comparable 3G DX. My DX gets about 1 1/2 days of use on a full charge. I guess I am spoiled when it comes to not worrying about charging.
    The camera is not any better than my DX camera. In fact, the DX has more detail in the pics it takes using 6 MPs. The 8 MP pics my DX takes trumps the camera in the Nexus. I am a teacher and need a camera on the fly sometimes. The Nexus would NOT be remotely adequate for me. Sad.

    The final straw: I had my phone sitting on my desk today, made a call, sat it back down and the darn thing had a "nick" in the plastic that surrounds the screen near the power button. The nick itself was above the power button closest to the screen but on the inside rim near the screen itself. Kinda hard to describe. The point is, it could not have been caused by an impact due to its location (and there was not any force or impact applied to the phone). Phantom nicks??? Give me a break Samsung!

    Not trying to troll for Motorola as I am sick of their humpy-rectangular slabs. Google did a great job with ICS, Samsung dropped the ball. This is a cheap phone and not worth $649 (or even $300).

    Just sharing why I returned it.
    I've done the same thing for all the same reasons. I too had a phantom nick. Its weird but when I saw it I was baffeled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yosteve View Post
    shana na na, shana na na, hey hey...
    Goodbye lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guinnkevinr View Post
    I've done the same thing for all the same reasons. I too had a phantom nick. Its weird but when I saw it I was baffeled.

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    So you made all that commotion to get one before launch and returned it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcCraryNJ View Post
    All I can tell you is that I had a Samsung Vibrant for almost a year and a half, also with what you would call "cheap" plastic, and when I sold it, it looked brand new, like it was never used. Not a ding, dent, scratch, or imperfection.
    As is my Droid X. Perfect condition. Naked since launch day. Moto does make a great phone even if they are ugly.

    Quote Originally Posted by MMcCraryNJ View Post
    or it came out of the box like that and you didn't notice it at first, or yours was defective.
    I am not beyond admitting this is equally likely. However, once you notice a nick in the plastic next to the screen, it is impossible to un-notice it. I tried to. BTW, it is very hard to describe where the nick is. It is on the front of the bezel (looking at the screen) on the inside right next to the black of the glass. It is where an impact could not have occurred unless it was from an angle that would have also impacted the screen.

    I am done with the nick stuff. It happened, don't know how, never happened on my DX.... yada yada yada. Lesson: you guys should get a case for the Samsung Nexus. I had one coming... tomorrow. Oh well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Premium1 View Post
    So you made all that commotion to get one before launch and returned it?
    One more product return by an impulse buyer, and likewise one more reason for a profitable company to reduce the cost of product production. One more reason for innovative research to take a back seat in favor of research/manufacturing shortcuts.

    Such a wasteful society. That's my beliefs talking and not out of disrespect. I've seen too much of that from a wasteful consumer base this season. Almost as if there's 0 responsability associated with a purchase decision. This attitude can not be sustainable.
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    So far I haven't had any signals. my old Thunderbolt had more signal issues than this phone especially with when it transitioned from 4g to 3g. I haven't really took much pics with my cam but I am disappointed that there is no timer option on the Gnex. Also speaker is kinda low and the eq on my Thunderbolt in the music app was better than the one on my Gnex.Everything else is great. ICS is super smooth. Like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by k6tcher View Post
    LOL.... The point in the "phantom" comment was that I did zero to directly cause it. If I had to bet a few dollars on it, I'd reason it was already a stressed point in the thinly cheap plastic that surrounds the screen (the bezel) and that pushing the power button finished it in. I.E.: Cheap.
    It's a shame they didn't choose to use a plastic that you consider to be "quality plastic."
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    Quote Originally Posted by craigrn16 View Post
    So far I haven't had any signals.
    Hmmm, doesn't that make it difficult to make and receive texts and phone calls? LOL, j/k.
    my old Thunderbolt had more signal issues than this phone especially with when it transitioned from 4g to 3g. I haven't really took much pics with my cam but I am disappointed that there is no timer option on the Gnex. Also speaker is kinda low and the eq on my Thunderbolt in the music app was better than the one on my Gnex.Everything else is great. ICS is super smooth. Like it.
    I'm loving mine so far.
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