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    Default Sorry GNEX, I really want to love you, but....

    I wanted for this phone to to work so bad! I am on my second one (swapped out sim cards twice) and it simply will not function properly! It shows that I have a great signal, but the signal meter more often than not stays gray and not blue. I NEVER got a signal inside my house.., my old HTC DINC got perfect signal, my wife's MOTO Droid X gets perfect signal....
    I should have learned my lesson in regards to samsung when I had the VZW Fascinate...
    I will be exchanging my GNEX for a RAZR today...

    btw, yes... I did try unlocking, rooting and flashing different radios... no dice
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    Cool. I hope you enjoy your next device. Too bad it didn't work out for you, I love mine more than any smartphone I've ever owned.

    Good luck.

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    Default Re: Sorry GNEX, I really want to love you, but....

    My girlfriend has lot of issues with her RAZR dropping data. Bugs the crap out of her, and I never hear the end of it because I made her buy an android phone over an iPhone. (no point in explaining iPhones have bugs too... iPhones can do no wrong)
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    Default Re: Sorry GNEX, I really want to love you, but....

    really feel bad for the people that have signal issues with this phone. after flashing the leaked 4.0.4 radios, i never had any issues...and the official OTA radios are ever so slightly better than those. completely happy with my nexus.
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    Good luck Android friend.

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    Good Luck with your Razr .
    For me the GN is everything I expected and then more .
    Hands up the GN is the best overall performing phone I had .The incredible is a close second tho ,the dx was 3rd.

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    Default Re: Sorry GNEX, I really want to love you, but....

    Quote Originally Posted by davidnc View Post
    Good Luck with your Razr .
    For me the GN is everything I expected and then more .
    Hands up the GN is the best overall performing phone I had .The incredible is a close second tho ,the dx was 3rd.

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    you're right... the Incredible was great! it was my daily driver for more than a year... I had high hopes for the nexus... I actually would love to keep it and not get the razr... but I gotta have a phone that works...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kstoutdog View Post
    you're right... the Incredible was great! it was my daily driver for more than a year... I had high hopes for the nexus... I actually would love to keep it and not get the razr... but I gotta have a phone that works...
    That's too bad. I just can't relate to you and a few others who have reception issues. I've never had them even with older radios. I get 4G 3-4 bars just about anywhere in town and no problems at my place. There are some fringe areas in town where it drops to 3G but no data loss and certainly no dropped calls. Reception is just plain not a problem for me on this phone.

    Hope you have better luck with your next phone.

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    Default Re: Sorry GNEX, I really want to love you, but....

    I had the same connection issues that people are reporting with the Nexus with my Stratosphere

    Went on vacation in Miami and basically used the device as a camera (and a crappy 5MP one at that)

    Would definitely be steamed if that were the case with my Nexus (fortunately, not an issue so far)
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    Default Re: Sorry GNEX, I really want to love you, but....

    Quote Originally Posted by kstoutdog View Post
    I wanted for this phone to to work so bad! I am on my second one (swapped out sim cards twice) and it simply will not function properly! It shows that I have a great signal, but the signal meter more often than not stays gray and not blue. I NEVER got a signal inside my house.., my old HTC DINC got perfect signal, my wife's MOTO Droid X gets perfect signal....
    I should have learned my lesson in regards to samsung when I had the VZW Fascinate...
    I will be exchanging my GNEX for a RAZR today...

    btw, yes... I did try unlocking, rooting and flashing different radios... no dice
    I hear ya. I am on my 2nd phone, on vacation right now in Southern CA and the signal issues persist just like at home in good 'ol Idaho.
    I am going to try one more device swap and then I will have to call it game over. There are serious quality control issues with this device. Samsung makes nice phones (loved my Galaxy S II), but this one is headacheville from day one. I love the device but it is NOT reliable for folks like you and me (and a bunch more)...
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    Default Re: Sorry GNEX, I really want to love you, but....

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Gadget View Post
    I hear ya. I am on my 2nd phone, on vacation right now in Southern CA and the signal issues persist just like at home in good 'ol Idaho.
    I am going to try one more device swap and then I will have to call it game over. There are serious quality control issues with this device. Samsung makes nice phones (loved my Galaxy S II), but this one is headacheville from day one. I love the device but it is NOT reliable for folks like you and me (and a bunch more)...
    your info says that you also have the razr maxx.. can you confirm for me that the signal & data reception is much better with the razr?

    thanks for your help!
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    Yes I have both. My wife uses the Maxx which, side by side has a much better signal. She can sit next to me and watch Netflix while I can barely stay connected to even make a phone call. Very frustrating. I rely on WiFi quite a bit.

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    Just rooted mine yesterday. I'm really enjoying it now with the 4.04 . Now I just need to figure out how to set mods up
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    Quote Originally Posted by oxymoron View Post
    Cool. I hope you enjoy your next device. Too bad it didn't work out for you, I love mine more than any smartphone I've ever owned.

    Good luck.

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    Default Re: Sorry GNEX, I really want to love you, but....

    well... I did it.. took the GNEX back to best buy and got me a HTC Rezound.. what a great phone! No reception issues at all! and the Beats Audio are great!
    Still wish I could have kept the GNEX.... oh well..
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    Default Re: Sorry GNEX, I really want to love you, but....

    htc incredible 4g just got launched today
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    Quote Originally Posted by asmallchild View Post
    htc incredible 4g just got launched today
    Yea I saw that. But I think it's not as great as the Rezound. 4inch, non HD screen, probably the same camera (doesn't say it uses "image sense" anywhere, like the "One" line). It seems to be a mid range phone at best. Only thing it's got going is the S4.
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    Default Re: Sorry GNEX, I really want to love you, but....

    Lost another comrade. Good luck with your Razr! My GN does everything I need
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    Default Re: Sorry GNEX, I really want to love you, but....

    The Rezound is a solid phone and I do miss mine a little bit. I liked the screen better and the camera was better. I've noticed no difference between reception yet. Battery life on the Nexus has been better then the stock battery on the Rezound. Nexus is smoother and seem to run a lot better.

    Both are awesome phones and I am not sure you go wrong either way.
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    Default Re: Sorry GNEX, I really want to love you, but....

    I'm trying one more time today, Amazon sending me my third replacement (props to their customer service for being so patient and willing to cooperate). I looked at the Razr Maxx, and although everything is great and all, two things really stood out to me: that qHD display is pretty subpar compared to the 720p display of the Gnex (like you could see the pixels), and probably the most important factor: sure, it will get ICS probably this month, but I highly doubt it'll get Jellybean next year. Moto phones just don't tend to jump two versions of Android, and I know for a certainty that the Gnex will receive the next version of Android, and probably the one after that (with cyanogenmod or AOKP).

    If this third phone is defective, then I'll just assume that Amazon has a bad batch of these phones, and I'll just call Verizon to give me a refurb (sorry, *Certified Like New Device*) until I get one that works. Just can't part with this phone.
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    Default Re: Sorry GNEX, I really want to love you, but....

    The only two problems with this phone (originally) are signal strength issues and **** poor battery life. the reception has gotten WORLDS better (went from 1 bar of 3G to 2 bars of 4G in the class room and my basement) and if you turn off 4G, the phone can idle forever (i just turn on 4G when i need to, for tethering usually).

    Sorry you are having bad luck with it, it's gotta just be a lemon because anyone with the newest radios will tell you, its a whole new phone now (dev community FTW)
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    Default Re: Sorry GNEX, I really want to love you, but....

    Quote Originally Posted by AuxiliaryPie View Post
    The only two problems with this phone (originally) are signal strength issues and **** poor battery life. the reception has gotten WORLDS better (went from 1 bar of 3G to 2 bars of 4G in the class room and my basement) and if you turn off 4G, the phone can idle forever (i just turn on 4G when i need to, for tethering usually).

    Sorry you are having bad luck with it, it's gotta just be a lemon because anyone with the newest radios will tell you, its a whole new phone now (dev community FTW)
    I understand that, but a huge proportion of owners have had the "disappearing data and voice" issue when on 4G. It was never a signal reception issue for me per se. It was having full 4G, then no 4G and no Voice every few minutes, even while standing in the same place. It's a hardware defect, and a remarkably wide-spread one at that. I'm just amazed at the lack of QC from Samsung.
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    The only thing good about my GN is that there are no signal issues. I'm holding out for the factory update to see if it will fix at least some of my problems but I might have to switch to a different phone as well. The problems that I have are; lag, CPU heating up to >110 (not fun on my ear), won't sleep which kills my battery, random reboots, shutdowns, and lots of native apps crashing. I'm usually on Wifi so there is no reason the battery shouldn't go all day, but that is becoming more and more rare.
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    Default Re: Sorry GNEX, I really want to love you, but....

    Dude. If your gonna take your Nexus back, wait.

    See what Verizon has up in a month or so. Supposedly the Droid Razr HD will be out. If thats true, then it will be a better buy.

    Honestly, if you get it now, you'll regret that it won't be upgraded past ICS. At least the Razr HD will launch with ICS and will get the next updated OS.
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    Default Re: Sorry GNEX, I really want to love you, but....

    I feel your pain. Seems that some metropolitan areas have more connection and "dropped calls" (microphone drop) issues than others.
    I'm on my second round of hardware with the same issues as the first. Love the ICS so much I am toughing it out to see if the all illusive 4.0.4 update may ease the pain.
    Also waiting for Razr to get ICS. Perhaps then if this thing still does not work well as a phone I will jump.
    Best of luck,
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