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    Default Still worth getting?

    After waiting months for the GS3, waiting for Verizon to get it, following the whole shared data plans change, and then the locked bootloader disappointment, I ended up waiting. I even bought a 64GB sd card and accessories for my new GS3

    Now that the bootloader is unlocked, is it worth buying the Verizon GS3 today, or is it better to wait for the next Nexus out in 2 months (I hope) ?
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    If I were you, I would wait for the next nexus to come out, and then maybe the S3 will go down in price, and you could get a better deal.

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    Default Re: Still worth getting?

    2 months in Verizon time is more like 6 months in reality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ibcop View Post
    2 months in Verizon time is more like 6 months in reality.
    Well, last time Verizon were the first carrier to get the Nexus, even though they messed up the launch and made people wait forever.

    I'm hoping the rumors are true and multiple carriers get the Nexus at the same time.
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    I waited two years to upgrade my Droid X..which I loved. I made right choice in waiting and picking up S3. Get the S3! I have vzw too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ECrispy View Post
    Well, last time Verizon were the first carrier to get the Nexus, even though they messed up the launch and made people wait forever.

    I'm hoping the rumors are true and multiple carriers get the Nexus at the same time.
    Again, given Verizon's track record, I wouldn't count on it. Just my two cents though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ibcop View Post
    Again, given Verizon's track record, I wouldn't count on it. Just my two cents though.
    Sadly, I tend to agree with you.
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    No guarantee that Verizon will even get the next Nexus. In fact, if I had to bet, I'd say they won't. Clearly they do not want anyone modifying their phones (hence the locked boot loader on the S3 while no other carrier in the world did that), plus the pathetic speed at which they released updates for the Galaxy Nexus (still no JB and the 6 month wait for 4.04)... My guess is that Verizon has no further interest in "Nexus" devices.

    And if memory serves, they abandoned their plan to carry a CDMA version of the Nexus One and instead released the Droid Incredible which had a locked (though not encrypted) bootloader and required some serious community work to achieve s-off.

    No, I think Verizon wants nothing to do with "developer" devices.


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    My answer is completely dependent upon what phone you have right now, and what condition it's in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liteon163 View Post
    My answer is completely dependent upon what phone you have right now, and what condition it's in.

    Sent from my Blue 32 Verizon SGSIII using Tapatalk 2
    I have an Evo 4G, it's in perfect condition. I still run MIUI GB since its the most stable, fastest rom I've tried, and ICS/JB for the Evo aren't fully functional. My phone is fine for daily use, but of course its not as fast anymore.

    I've been waiting for the right phone to upgrade to since my contract has run out, and Verizon of course will give me better speeds and coverage.

    edit - I get poor GSM signal where I live, otherwise I'd probably switch to a $350 Nexus + prepaid and save a ton of money. So realistically, Sprint/VZW are the only options.
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    First I want to say that the Nexus will be on Verizon. They will not pass it up

    On to the OP, You have waited this long, I would see what happens this month with all the announcements on the horizon. If you do not want to wait, they you cannot do any worse than they SGSIII
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    wow...You sound like me. I got the microSD card before I actually bought my phone.
    If you have to stick with CDMA carriers then why wait to switch to VZW (assuming Sprint 4G LTE isn't available yet in your area). With VZW, you'll just never know how much longer you'll have to wait before the launch of the next premium device.
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    If you're always waiting for the next best device that's around the corner, you'll never buy anything. If you want something new now, get the S3, and enjoy using it instead of worrying about what's next.

    If you keep it in good shape, then you always have the option to sell it if you have to have something before your next upgrade date.

    Also, that 64GB card is most likely a waste with a Nexus.
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    Default Re: Still worth getting?

    Buy the S3, that way when the Nexus comes, and if you don't like it, your set. At least the S3 has a card slot!
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    The S3 has been amazing to me so far. Get it. I payed full retail from Verizon.
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    Wait.

    Scenario 1:
    * GS3 drops in price, new GNex out and rocks your socks off.
    Dilemma: save money over getting the GS3 or pay more for the GNex (though it may actually have a lower introductory price)

    Scenario 2:
    * GS3 drops in price, new GNex out and it sucks
    No dilemma: Get the GS3, save money, profit

    Scenario 3:
    * HTC and/or Moto introduce new superphone over the next 2 weeks, you buy GS3 now.
    Problem; you have GS3 but HTC or Moto phone won't be available for purchase til just outside the 30 day return mark. You curse the world and everything in it.

    Scenario 4:

    .... you get my point.

    Yes waiting in tech world is kind of a silly concept but you're also coming up to the time of year when great deals are likely to come around and the next GNex and/or HTC/Moto/Sony/whatever (sorry LG) come out with the next superphone, or heck you might want the GNote2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ECrispy View Post
    Well, last time Verizon were the first carrier to get the Nexus, even though they messed up the launch and made people wait forever.

    I'm hoping the rumors are true and multiple carriers get the Nexus at the same time.
    How did they mess up the launch? They never announced a launch date! Websites kept posting speculation about when it would launch. When Verizon announced a date, it came out on that date!
    It is better to be pissed off than to be pissed on!
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    I got my S3 a little over a week ago (previously running a DROID 3). This is only the best phone I've ever used. Even with the TouchWiz, not rooting, or unlocking the bootloader, I love this phone. That's saying something since I always root my phones just about out of the box. My only complaint is that the stock launcher doesn't support scrolling wallpaper.

    With the smokin' fast processor (and GPU) and 2 GB of RAM, this thing never slows down, regardless of how many background processes I have running. That took care of the main reason I didn't like my D3 anymore (I never thought 512 MB of RAM on a phone wouldn't be enough).

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    In a world where people are still actively purchasing the RAZR MAXX, I'd say there's no shame in getting this now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drewC View Post
    wow...You sound like me. I got the microSD card before I actually bought my phone.
    If you have to stick with CDMA carriers then why wait to switch to VZW (assuming Sprint 4G LTE isn't available yet in your area). With VZW, you'll just never know how much longer you'll have to wait before the launch of the next premium device.
    This is a good point. Sprint won't have decent coverage till at least end of 2013. I never got the Wimax i was promised either!

    Quote Originally Posted by dplane View Post
    Wait.

    Scenario 1:
    * GS3 drops in price, new GNex out and rocks your socks off.
    Dilemma: save money over getting the GS3 or pay more for the GNex (though it may actually have a lower introductory price)

    Scenario 2:
    * GS3 drops in price, new GNex out and it sucks
    No dilemma: Get the GS3, save money, profit

    Scenario 3:
    * HTC and/or Moto introduce new superphone over the next 2 weeks, you buy GS3 now.
    Problem; you have GS3 but HTC or Moto phone won't be available for purchase til just outside the 30 day return mark. You curse the world and everything in it.

    Scenario 4:

    .... you get my point.

    Yes waiting in tech world is kind of a silly concept but you're also coming up to the time of year when great deals are likely to come around and the next GNex and/or HTC/Moto/Sony/whatever (sorry LG) come out with the next superphone, or heck you might want the GNote2.
    Yes, I get the point about waiting for the next big thing being a never ending thing.

    But like you say waiting for the next best thing in a month or two is different Having waited this long, I don't mind a few weeks more if there are going to be some announcements. Is there some site that has rumored dates?

    As far as specs go, I'm more concerned that development for the GS3 might fall behind compared to the Nexus. I think its unlikely the next phone will really be that much of a jump over the GS3.

    But I don't want to wait till the end of 2012. Then the same cycle starts again with rumors of the GS4 etc in the summer
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    Default Re: Still worth getting?

    Another thought is that if the next Nexus is again made by Samsung, they're quite likely to hold back the best hardware for the GS4, like they did with the Nexus.

    Really, the only thing that makes the Nexus competitive is Google support and updates.
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    I would say to wait for the next Nexus but since your on Verizon just get the S3 or go GSM and get an unlocked next when it comes out.
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    Well, I got an S3 a few weeks ago. I had a Nexus S. I can say I don't regret it so far, totally in love with the phone.

    I doubt Samsung will make the next Nexus, as they should've announced it at the IFA. There are both Motorola and HTC events in the coming weeks...given the whole googlerola case, I would think they''ll be making the next Nexus...but there's also a chance it might be HTC.

    However, if you are going to wait for the next Nexus then you're in for a long wait. At least 2 to 3 months if not more.

    I would go for the S3 I think. It is awesome, really smooth and powerful. Plus, Jelly Bean is coming real soon.
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    I work for a carrier and honestly man even if a new phoenw ere to come out that is better than the S3 the development community won't jump on it right away.....The s3 still is the early stages of cm10 and cm9 got really far but right now the GS3 is the best deal its such a good device rooted or unrooted....I personally dont want a nexus only because it doesnt support sd cards but im sure it will be really nice.
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    Wait.

    And in the meantime, go spend chump change (in comparison) and get an HTC Rezound off CL or somewhere.

    Then you will have The ONLY phone that does 4G LTE, is World-capable, and will let you talk on the phone and surf the Web at the same time WHILE ON A 3G connection (notice, I said 3G - all the 4G phones can do simultaneous voice and data on a 4G connection). GS3 can't do that. Nexus can't do that.

    And with the latest Global OTA that's out there (along with easy rooting and S-Off), the battery life on the Rezound kicks serious booty. Before the Global OTA, I used to get to bedtime without around 30% battery remaining on most days. Now, I often get to bedtime with more like 60% battery remaining.
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