08-25-2012 01:55 AM
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  1. cert15z's Avatar
    Has anyone compared Sprints to Verizons Nexus.
    04-24-2012 09:01 PM
  2. moosc's Avatar
    I hear no sim card in sprint different radio frequency then vzw every thing else same.
    dmmarck likes this.
    04-24-2012 10:19 PM
  3. R1der2002's Avatar
    I also heard the battery cover has the locking nubs in different locations lol bastards got to make that money.
    dmmarck likes this.
    04-25-2012 06:58 AM
  4. Weirdo0815's Avatar
    I also heard the battery cover has the locking nubs in different locations lol bastards got to make that money.
    There is only one "nub" in a different place, so you can modify the battery covers for the Verizon GN to fit the Sprint GN. See that discussion here.
    04-25-2012 09:27 AM
  5. mwara244's Avatar
    bump
    04-29-2012 04:06 AM
  6. eric3316's Avatar
    bump
    lol, why would you bump this thread if it has already been answered?
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    04-29-2012 05:49 AM
  7. schannj's Avatar
    I'm surprised it hasn't been mentioned more but there is a difference in the screen. The Verizon screen has a yellowish tint compared to the Sprint version which is set to much cooler color tones. I've paid many visits to various Verizon stores deciding whether or not to get the phone but was always turned off by the unnatural colors on the screen, especially when comparing to any of the Motorola phones.

    When I walked into the Sprint store to check out their version of the Galaxy Nexus, it was immediately apparent that the screen is different with much better color contrast and brightness. I purchased the Sprint one and went back to the Verizon stores to compare. Just looking at a white background and you can immediately see the difference. Verizon version set to a warmer, but yellowish tint. Sprint version much cooler, and whiter screen that I prefer.

    Both phones were set to the same brightness levels when comparing and I went to more than one Verizon store just to make sure, btw.
    05-05-2012 12:12 PM
  8. gabbott's Avatar
    I'm surprised it hasn't been mentioned more but there is a difference in the screen. The Verizon screen has a yellowish tint compared to the Sprint version which is set to much cooler color tones. I've paid many visits to various Verizon stores deciding whether or not to get the phone but was always turned off by the unnatural colors on the screen, especially when comparing to any of the Motorola phones.

    When I walked into the Sprint store to check out their version of the Galaxy Nexus, it was immediately apparent that the screen is different with much better color contrast and brightness. I purchased the Sprint one and went back to the Verizon stores to compare. Just looking at a white background and you can immediately see the difference. Verizon version set to a warmer, but yellowish tint. Sprint version much cooler, and whiter screen that I prefer.

    Both phones were set to the same brightness levels when comparing and I went to more than one Verizon store just to make sure, btw.
    The difference could be the different Android versions, 4.0.2 vs 4.0.4 and nothing to do with hardware.
    05-05-2012 01:14 PM
  9. Disgustoid's Avatar
    I'm surprised it hasn't been mentioned more but there is a difference in the screen. The Verizon screen has a yellowish tint compared to the Sprint version which is set to much cooler color tones. I
    My stock Sprint GNex on 4.0.4 has a noticeable yellow tint; aside from that the screen is perfect with none of the reported screen imperfections/problems I've been reading about. It's clearly a software issue since you can use apps like Screen Adjuster to increase the blue levels which makes it look much more as it should or adjust the color temperature in custom ROMs (which I haven't done yet--running stock for now to get used to ICS).
    05-05-2012 05:00 PM
  10. gunderson's Avatar
    Sprint GNEX has zero carrier installed apps. VZW GNEX has Backup Assistant and one other app I believe?

    Sprint Galaxy Nexus
    05-06-2012 01:12 AM
  11. Destoration's Avatar
    The sprint forum is lacking a bit compared to the verizon gnex forum and I was wondering if most of the info there would apply to the sprint version just fine? I know certain roms or something may not but the tweaks etc should work about the same yes? Just don't want to clutter up this forum if answers are in the other one :P
    05-23-2012 12:25 PM
  12. dtreo's Avatar
    The sprint forum is lacking a bit compared to the verizon gnex forum and I was wondering if most of the info there would apply to the sprint version just fine? I know certain roms or something may not but the tweaks etc should work about the same yes? Just don't want to clutter up this forum if answers are in the other one :P
    I think it's lacking since a lot of us on Sprint tried and returned the GNex in favor of getting an EVO LTE. The poor Samsung radios have been a frequent dealbreaker in an otherwise great device.
    05-23-2012 12:37 PM
  13. davey11's Avatar
    The sprint forum is lacking a bit compared to the verizon gnex forum and I was wondering if most of the info there would apply to the sprint version just fine? I know certain roms or something may not but the tweaks etc should work about the same yes? Just don't want to clutter up this forum if answers are in the other one :P
    You are correct with the rom scene. They are specific to the phone.
    However with the mod stuff, I don't see why they wouldn't. Not themes, since they include framework and sytemui specific stuff but simple themed apks and zipthemer mods.
    With any of this you could flash and if they don't work, you have your nandroid to fall back on, so any experimentation would be totally safe.
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    05-25-2012 01:18 PM
  14. dmmarck's Avatar
    Screen tinting issues affect different, individual screens; some have blue tint, some purple, etc. If your screen has tint, return it. This is neither a Verizon nor Sprint nor Google issue, but rather a Samsung issue.
    icewater106 likes this.
    05-25-2012 01:22 PM
  15. sirencio's Avatar
    I have the Verizon, and I have a friend that has the Sprint. I mentioned to her the other day that I was annoyed that volume turns my screen on. She had no idea what I meant, because hers doesn't do that.

    I looked into the problem and found there's some code in a file in system/usr/keylayout that maps the volume keys as "wake" buttons in addition to the power button. The Sprint version, and I'm not sure why, doesn't seem to have this bug "feature".
    08-21-2012 12:08 PM
  16. dmmarck's Avatar
    I have the Verizon, and I have a friend that has the Sprint. I mentioned to her the other day that I was annoyed that volume turns my screen on. She had no idea what I meant, because hers doesn't do that.

    I looked into the problem and found there's some code in a file in system/usr/keylayout that maps the volume keys as "wake" buttons in addition to the power button. The Sprint version, and I'm not sure why, doesn't seem to have this bug "feature".
    I love that feature in roms, although I had no idea it did it stock.
    08-21-2012 12:26 PM
  17. sirencio's Avatar
    I guess to each his own, but it was driving me crazy. Still no idea why it's like that on one and not the other.
    08-21-2012 02:08 PM
  18. cusinndzl's Avatar
    From my testing the Verizon Galaxy Nexus offers a little more battery life (probably because I have Verizon LTE and not Sprint LTE in my area.) Data speeds even with 3G are also a little bit faster. And the Verizon model also seemed to have a higher signal even when connecting to my WiFi network.
    08-21-2012 03:55 PM
  19. jean15paul's Avatar
    I hear no sim card in sprint different radio frequency then vzw every thing else same.
    Sprint's LTE SIM is internal, Verizon's is right in the back and removable.

    The tab on the battery cover

    Frequencies

    Official Google Wallet on the Sprint one
    08-21-2012 04:50 PM
  20. jj14x's Avatar
    Verizon's Galaxy Nexus has AOSP support. Sprint's Galaxy Nexus doesn't
    08-22-2012 12:48 PM
  21. TnA206's Avatar
    Verizon's Galaxy Nexus has AOSP support. Sprint's Galaxy Nexus doesn't
    What's aosp support?

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    08-22-2012 09:12 PM
  22. dmmarck's Avatar
    What's aosp support?

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    It mean's they're included in Android Open Source Project, with binaries and all the kit and caboodle.
    TnA206 likes this.
    08-22-2012 09:23 PM
  23. prEvo's Avatar
    What about 16GB?
    08-22-2012 10:41 PM
  24. Downtown Taco's Avatar
    What about 16GB?
    GSM is 16 I believe.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    08-23-2012 07:10 AM
  25. jean15paul's Avatar
    GSM is 16 I believe.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    That's another difference. The Sprint GNex is 32 GB
    08-23-2012 12:15 PM
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