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    Default Convince me to switch from the gnexus to the note 2!

    I'm really in a dilemma here. I love my galaxy nexus a lot. I have had it for one year and it has been the best phone I have ever owned. However one thing is holding it back from being truly amazing: the battery life. Man does the battery life suck on this thing. If I leave it sitting in my pocket for half of the day with very light usage, the battery drops 20 sometimes 30%. This is unacceptable. And when I go on road trips, I should forget about my nexus lasting half the day. NOW, the battery life is one reason alone I want the note 2. However one thing holding me back was the size of the note. Is the size really that bad? I need u guys to convince me to switch to the note 2!

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    Default Re: Convince me to switch from the gnexus to the note 2!

    Get the Nexus 4. My battery has been excellent. Not in the Note 2 category but still excellent. You will miss the updates.

    I came from a Samsung GS2 and I know that my battery was very similar to the Gnex. Poor to horrible.

    I am at 12 hours off charger and am just about at 4 hours screen time. Plus I streamed music for an hour and ran my navigation for around 30minutes.

    I'm now able to go all day. I can't figure out all the bad reviews on battery except that they have faulty units. Mine has been amazing. And so fast. Plus the IPS LCD screen is gorgeous. Don't miss the AMOLED at all.

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    ^^^ You know that the Nexus 4 DOESNT WORK on Verizon, right?
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    Default Re: Convince me to switch from the gnexus to the note 2!

    Lol. Yeah. The nexus 4 is not an option. And it's not like the vzw gnex got updates fast anyway. Thanks for ur opinion though. For now let's keep this thread focused on switching to the gnote 2.

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    Default Re: Convince me to switch from the gnexus to the note 2!

    Quote Originally Posted by Droid_Evo_8 View Post
    ^^^ You know that the Nexus 4 DOESNT WORK on Verizon, right?
    I'm in Canada.

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    Default Re: Convince me to switch from the gnexus to the note 2!

    Quote Originally Posted by badbrad17 View Post
    I'm in Canada.

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    Sorry, Brad but this is a Verizon Galaxy Note 2, not a Nexus 4 forum, if you haven't noticed.
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    Sorry. I noticed now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elvisgp View Post
    I'm really in a dilemma here. I love my galaxy nexus a lot. I have had it for one year and it has been the best phone I have ever owned. However one thing is holding it back from being truly amazing: the battery life. Man does the battery life suck on this thing. If I leave it sitting in my pocket for half of the day with very light usage, the battery drops 20 sometimes 30%. This is unacceptable. And when I go on road trips, I should forget about my nexus lasting half the day. NOW, the battery life is one reason alone I want the note 2. However one thing holding me back was the size of the note. Is the size really that bad? I need u guys to convince me to switch to the note 2!

    Sent from my jelly bean flavored nexus.
    I had a Nexus before the GN2 and its night and day. The battery life on this thing is insane, I dont think I could ever go back to something else. As far as the size, I cant really speak to that, its something you need to decide by holding one. I fell head over heels when I held one, but I rarely put my phones in my jeans pockets....
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    Ive owned the GNex. I can honestly say I couldn't use it unless I had to in an emergency now. I absolutely love my GN2. The battery life is amazing. Depending on what I am doing Ive gotten 5 to 6 hours of on screen time with the screen at 70% brightness. I'm an average sized guy, I'm only 5' 8.5" and the size doesn't bother me at all. I do not put the note in my pocket though. I have an OB Defender on it. Even with that the size does not bother me at all. I am in the military and the only thing that looks a bit odd is when it is in the holster under the top. It pokes out some. That is also cause the top is a bit too small but with the cost of those things Ill get a new one next year lol. Run by VZW and play with one. I'm almost certain you will not be disappointed.
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    Note II on the left, Gnex right. Need I say more?

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    Default Re: Convince me to switch from the gnexus to the note 2!

    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVA77 View Post
    Note II on the left, Gnex right. Need I say more?

    I had the gnex but this device eclipses it in so many ways.

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    Default Re: Convince me to switch from the gnexus to the note 2!

    Haha. Thanks guys. Do any of you feel that the device is too big sometimes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elvisgp View Post
    Do any of you feel that the device is too big sometimes?
    Yes. when you try to use the phone one handed on the street, it seems big, but at home, or sitting on the desk feels totally OK. but you get used to size quickly and yes it blows the Gnex away. and I use it and carry it the same as I did with the Gnex, I have a back shell with a kickstand built in and a screen protector (doesn't add to the size) and just keep it in my pocket, whether pants or jacket.
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    Default Re: Convince me to switch from the gnexus to the note 2!

    Quote Originally Posted by elvisgp View Post
    I'm really in a dilemma here. I love my galaxy nexus a lot. I have had it for one year and it has been the best phone I have ever owned. However one thing is holding it back from being truly amazing: the battery life. Man does the battery life suck on this thing. If I leave it sitting in my pocket for half of the day with very light usage, the battery drops 20 sometimes 30%. This is unacceptable. And when I go on road trips, I should forget about my nexus lasting half the day. NOW, the battery life is one reason alone I want the note 2. However one thing holding me back was the size of the note. Is the size really that bad? I need u guys to convince me to switch to the note 2!

    Sent from my jelly bean flavored nexus.
    Size isn't a issue here. I'm 5'7 so not a huge handed man and it's com comfortable to me. I can one hand text without the one handed feature!!!! Great phone good battery!!!

    From my Note2 to hopefully yours
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    Default Re: Convince me to switch from the gnexus to the note 2!

    Also, the gnex camera was awful. I had a gnex for a week. But camera is important to me. The gn2 camera is great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hail6 View Post
    Size isn't a issue here. I'm 5'7 so not a huge handed man and it's com comfortable to me. I can one hand text without the one handed feature!!!! Great phone good battery!!!

    From my Note2 to hopefully yours
    Thanks. I'm about the same height as you so hopefully the note 2 won't be a problem. I'm probably going to check it out at Verizon after Christmas. Thanks all and have a merry Christmas!

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    Default Re: Convince me to switch from the gnexus to the note 2!

    Quote Originally Posted by elvisgp View Post
    I'm really in a dilemma here. I love my galaxy nexus a lot. I have had it for one year and it has been the best phone I have ever owned. However one thing is holding it back from being truly amazing: the battery life. Man does the battery life suck on this thing. If I leave it sitting in my pocket for half of the day with very light usage, the battery drops 20 sometimes 30%. This is unacceptable. And when I go on road trips, I should forget about my nexus lasting half the day. NOW, the battery life is one reason alone I want the note 2. However one thing holding me back was the size of the note. Is the size really that bad? I need u guys to convince me to switch to the note 2!

    Sent from my jelly bean flavored nexus.
    I am a VZW GNex owner. I switched to the Note 2 and flat out love it.

    Just about everything on it is a huge step up from my Nexus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badbrad17 View Post
    Get the Nexus 4. My battery has been excellent. Not in the Note 2 category but still excellent. You will miss the updates.

    I came from a Samsung GS2 and I know that my battery was very similar to the Gnex. Poor to horrible.

    I am at 12 hours off charger and am just about at 4 hours screen time. Plus I streamed music for an hour and ran my navigation for around 30minutes.

    I'm now able to go all day. I can't figure out all the bad reviews on battery except that they have faulty units. Mine has been amazing. And so fast. Plus the IPS LCD screen is gorgeous. Don't miss the AMOLED at all.

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    I'm able to do all of that on my Note2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulDroidR2D2 View Post
    I'm able to do all of that on my Note2.

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    and the note 2 would probably last a lot longer than the nexus 4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrambler#AC View Post
    Also, the gnex camera was awful. I had a gnex for a week. But camera is important to me. The gn2 camera is great.
    Same here, had the Galaxy Nexus for 1 week total back in March and I couldn't stand it. It just felt like a junky phone all around. Not having at least an 8 MP decent quality camera was a big blow. The fact that it used TI Omap SoC's really turned me off too. I had history with these letting me down, so I refused to allow it again. And the final nail in the coffin? Pentile. Ewwwwwww.

    The Note 2 trumps the Galaxy Nexus in all these categories and more. It's just an incredible device and to even COMPARE the Nexus to it is mind boggling. We're talking chump league and Mr Universe differences here.
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    Size stopped bothering me after 2 hours. Now I ask myself why I havent had a larger screen prior. I, too, came from a GNEX, which I thought was an amazing device. This trumps it and then some. This is hands down the best mobile device you can buy. Everything about it screams festive. The battery is amazing, the display is amazing, the camera is stellar and I love the s pen. The s pen is not only a very cool but is honestly very useful. I highly recommend this phone and if you arent satisfied, ill give you $300! I cant back that last part up but do yourself a favor and go get it now!

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    Default Re: Convince me to switch from the gnexus to the note 2!

    Quote Originally Posted by infmethod View Post
    Size stopped bothering me after 2 hours. Now I ask myself why I havent had a larger screen prior. I, too, came from a GNEX, which I thought was an amazing device. This trumps it and then some. This is hands down the best mobile device you can buy. Everything about it screams festive. The battery is amazing, the display is amazing, the camera is stellar and I love the s pen. The s pen is not only a very cool but is honestly very useful. I highly recommend this phone and if you arent satisfied, ill give you $300! I cant back that last part up but do yourself a favor and go get it now!
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    haha. I'll be waiting for my $300. lol. but hopefully I love the device.
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    Default Re: Convince me to switch from the gnexus to the note 2!

    I didn't like my galaxy nexus, the screen was defective on one and not a whole lot better on the other (blue haze at the top). Also the charger doesn't keep up with driving and using google maps. Very tiny battery and no SD card. Loved android on it but the hardware was lacking in a bunch of ways.

    Note 2 beats it hands down in every measurement. Even the note 1 is better in every way.

    I had my gnexus (both) for a total of a month or so before moving to the Note 1, and that for four months or so before going to the Note 2. I'm certainly not looking back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by byrds8 View Post
    Ive owned the GNex. I can honestly say I couldn't use it unless I had to in an emergency now. I absolutely love my GN2. The battery life is amazing. Depending on what I am doing Ive gotten 5 to 6 hours of on screen time with the screen at 70% brightness. I'm an average sized guy, I'm only 5' 8.5" and the size doesn't bother me at all. I do not put the note in my pocket though. I have an OB Defender on it. Even with that the size does not bother me at all. I am in the military and the only thing that looks a bit odd is when it is in the holster under the top. It pokes out some. That is also cause the top is a bit too small but with the cost of those things Ill get a new one next year lol. Run by VZW and play with one. I'm almost certain you will not be disappointed.
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    Sorry if I haven't got back to you last night, elvis. I got sleepy. LOL
    But ya, coming from the Nexus to the Note 2 is no comparison. Day and night difference. Quad-core power, 2GBs of RAM, microsd card, beautiful & nicely sized screen (compared to the small screen of the Nexus) AND phenomenal battery life that blows the Nexus off the water. I didn't care for the size even though I didn't get a chance to play with it much. Just went to the VZW store, paid the phone in full (just to keep my unlimited data) and off to merry way I go. LOL
    I have not missed my Nexus from that day on.
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