09-11-2011 11:34 AM
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  1. Toyman317's Avatar
    So I was really sold on replacing my Samsung Epic with the new Samsung Within which comes out in a month or so. Then I start reading about the new Nexus Prime which is due out a couple months later as the first Ice Cream Sandwich phone with much better specs (i.e. better resolution and a SAmoled HD screen) and started having second thoughts about the SGS2. For those of you who have really checked out the Prime and have decided to stay with the SGS2, what are your reasons for doing so? What is better about the SGS2?

    For me, it seems the specs for the Prime are still so up in the air that I would have to just wait for more information on it before I pulled the trigger on the SGS2. Other folks don't seem to need to do that for some reason. Why is that?
    08-02-2011 04:17 PM
  2. Zorachus's Avatar
    First off there is nothing to check out on the Nexus-next, its all rumors for now. It probably will be a Samsung made device, but that's not 100% fact yet. Too early to say.

    But I am sure the next Nexus will have better spec's than the Galaxy S2, but don't expect it night and day better. The big deal will be Android 4.0 "Ice Cream" running stock with no bloatware on the new Nexus.

    I would imagine XDA will port Ice Cream to the Galaxy S2 very quickly.

    Question is, how bad you need a new phone ? Soon get the S2 next month. Or wait until Nov/Dec for the next Nexus
    08-02-2011 04:26 PM
  3. JayWill's Avatar
    I highly doubt you will see a new Nexus phone on Sprint until early 2012. By then we will already be getting some glimpses of what will be coming out in the summer, with the likelihood that something will sound even hotter than the Nexus Prime.

    We're like big ole rats on a treadmill with a hunk of cheese dangling just out of our reach. At some point you have to jump off, rip it down and eat the damn cheese.
    08-02-2011 05:26 PM
  4. Toyman317's Avatar
    Well from what I read about the new Nexus, it will have better specs than the SGS2 by quite a bit. But if the Nexus doesn't have support for an SD card, then that is a deal breaker and I stick with the SGS2. I like to have my music library on the phone because I can listen to music all day at work. Are there any other potential deal breakers for the Nexus?
    08-02-2011 05:49 PM
  5. Toyman317's Avatar
    08-02-2011 05:58 PM
  6. Elite Busido's Avatar
    like someone said, its all rumors. just like how the S2 a YEAR ago was rumored to have a QUAD core CPU....
    08-02-2011 08:57 PM
  7. freddyc's Avatar
    I can only speak for me, and like you, I'm torn. But the thing that's pushing me towards the Epic Touch or Within or SGII or whatever it's going to be is that:

    1) it's going to happen, DEFINITELY, within the next month or so. Until I see something solid on the "Nexus Next", I can't plan for it.

    2) Sprint may not see it until 2012. Phil said Verizon first. No one knows for sure until Google tells us

    3) My Evo is going through something serious, and it's time to replace the ol' girl. I don't know if I can wait for the next Nexus. I almost got the Moto, until I read about the screen.

    4) ICS may be the cats pajama's,but I can't think of an OS release that nailed it out the gate. By this time next year it'll be on it's second or third revision, and on more hardware. Maybe the quad-core phones will be out by then.

    Your mileage and opinion may vary ...
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    08-02-2011 09:06 PM
  8. brownhornet's Avatar
    Look how long it took the Nexus S to be released on Sprint after it's initial release. Do you honestly think we will see this phone on Sprint this year? I mean if it even comes to Sprint at all.
    08-03-2011 11:30 AM
  9. garrettfarnum's Avatar
    Look how long it took the Nexus S to be released on Sprint after it's initial release. Do you honestly think we will see this phone on Sprint this year? I mean if it even comes to Sprint at all.
    sprint and google have been best buds, you never know.
    08-03-2011 06:38 PM
  10. thekarens's Avatar
    The SGS2 has a huge developer community so I can guarantee if you're willing to root your phone you'll be able to get ICS on it. The SCS2 is real and almost here. The Nexus Prime is still a rumor. Yes, I know there will be another Nexus, but we have no idea when or what the specs will be.
    08-03-2011 08:03 PM
  11. Toyman317's Avatar
    If you look at the thread about the Prime, the word on the street seems to be the next Nexus will be on all the carriers at once like the Galaxy. Google/Sammy really want to overwhelm the Iphone with mucho choice.
    08-03-2011 08:35 PM
  12. thekarens's Avatar
    Keep living the dream...it won't be out this year and it sure as heck won't be on Sprint this year.
    08-03-2011 08:37 PM
  13. Toyman317's Avatar
    Keep living the dream...it won't be out this year and it sure as heck won't be on Sprint this year.
    And the reason you are 100% sure about this is....???
    08-03-2011 09:42 PM
  14. Korama12's Avatar
    One thing that I find very appealing about the SGSII is that the device is proven. It's been out for a couple of months now in Europe and we know exactly what the hardware and software look like and we know that they both work extremely well.

    With the Nexus Prime we have no solid details and no guarantee that the phone wont have technical issues when it comes out. I know that you wouldnt expect problems from a Google phone but take a look at some Nexus S reviews. Even after all this time that phone is plagued with reception issues that stem from the design of the antenna. Im not saying the Prime will have the same problems but just using it as an example to show that even Nexus phones can have design flaws.

    The SGSII is a known commodity with no major flaws to speak of.

    Some specific concerns that I have about the Prime:

    It has a 4.6 screen. I know everyone says that the lack of physical buttons will prevent the phone from being too big but I need to see that first. I have major doubts about that and I dont want a huge phone. The size of the SGSII is as big as I'm willing to go.

    The Nexus S didnt have removable/upgradeable memory. I would expect that the Prime will remedy that situation but until we know for sure this is a minor cause for concern.

    When will it be released? Who will release it? By the time it comes out, wont there be some other next big thing on the horizon that will dwarf its specs? I don't want to get caught in that cycle where I never end up getting anything because there is always going to be something that looks better on the horizon.

    The SGSII is an incredible phone. Current consensus from reviewers is that it's the best android phone ever made. I think that's good enough for me.
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    08-04-2011 08:49 AM
  15. Johnly's Avatar
    If you are a purists, a freak of Google, want a OS built around specific hardware, a nexus is it, anything different won't do. The sg2 is a freak of a phone now, but as each day passes, blueprints of superior devices make their way. I think people sometimes spend way to much time waiting to get a future proof phone. Fact is, no such device will ever exist, unless you can find a phone that makes you happy and you aren't worried about the phone that comes out in three months to only trumpet the one you have. I am staying open minded about both devices, no way will I say I am getting a phone that isn't here yet. Imo, if you want the best, nexus. If you don't want to wait, sg2? I think sg2 owners should not be worried about the nexus though, as it looks nice, and has been used for some time overseas.
    08-04-2011 09:36 AM
  16. Citizen Coyote's Avatar
    I don't know why people are spouting out Nexus Prime specs with any kind of certainty. The phone is complete rumor as of right now. It's very likely a new Nexus will be released shortly after ICS is announced/released, but even that is not official. All we have is past experience to guide us, which suggests we'll see a new Nexus in December and it will come first to T-Mobile. If anyone has hard evidence to the contrary (I'm talking press releases or official announcements, not rumors), by all means share them.

    That said, it's fun to guess what the phone might be. We can probably safely assume it will be dual core, since ICS is rumored to directly support dual cores and most new high-end phones coming out these days are dual core. My personal feeling is it will be very similar to the Galaxy S2, assuming Samsung is again the manufacturer. The Nexus S is essentially a slightly updated Galaxy S1, after all. If the phone is instead made by LG or HTC, then who knows what it will look like?

    If you're on Sprint and need a new phone *now*, you've got several great choices. If you can wait, you'll get a couple more. Holding on to a busted phone in anticipation of a rumor, however, is foolish in my eyes. Technology moves; as JayWill72 said, at some point you have to get off the treadmill and eat the damn cheese.
    08-05-2011 12:16 PM
  17. DataHawg's Avatar
    I highly doubt you will see a new Nexus phone on Sprint until early 2012. By then we will already be getting some glimpses of what will be coming out in the summer, with the likelihood that something will sound even hotter than the Nexus Prime.

    We're like big ole rats on a treadmill with a hunk of cheese dangling just out of our reach. At some point you have to jump off, rip it down and eat the damn cheese.
    08-22-2011 11:21 PM
  18. DataHawg's Avatar
    You are so right, Jay Will. If we are always waiting for the latest and greatest, we'll be stuck on the treadmill of using outdated hardware forever. I will be buying an SGS2.
    08-22-2011 11:25 PM
  19. milominderbinde's Avatar
    We have heard nothing that Google will address any of the Nexus S Facebook, LED, microSD, Email, Text, & Camera Workarounds.

    If a fun weekend for you is loading ROMs to try to get the Facebook Sync to work, then the Nexus for you. If you want everything to work out of the box consider a non-developer phone.
    08-27-2011 10:03 PM
  20. sndplace's Avatar
    the Nexus3 would be a great phone to get. It should be an all screen phone and a pure Google phone IMO would be a great phone to have. Sammy is making the N3 then it would be as if you had it its twin younger brother. I will be getting the GSII and see how the N3 compares.
    why wouldn't this phone come out this year Google has all but said it will. they bid and come together on it during Christmas and put out a new OS version come OCT... With that they would show it off on a new device... You have been around for awhile to not know this... For Google not to release it this year would be dumb... As for Sprint they may release it in November (hopefully) that should be enough time for the GSII to sell and 30 day contracts to be up... If not then it will come out next year. I don't think to many people Get it just because they aren't into the rooting or Vanilla theme. People like TouchWiz the way people like Sense... I do hope Sprint carries both of these phones. To me it would show its commitment to Google and not Sammy. IMO..either way Sprints get my Money lol
    08-27-2011 10:29 PM
  21. Jarowh's Avatar
    This is one of those things where you can go on for ever about. Look,there will always be something new and better coming out regardless of what you have. As soon as you have the top phone, rooted with the fastest rom, a leak will come out that makes your phone look like crap. This business now is like computers in the late 90s. Everything happens so fast there is hardly a chance to catch up.

    My advice is if you like everything about the phone...get it. Yes, something better may be coming out. There will be something better coming after that too. Its an endless cycle. I will be making this purchase day one and I know for at least one year I will be entertained by it.
    sndplace likes this.
    08-28-2011 06:34 AM
  22. chuckz28's Avatar
    This is one of those things where you can go on for ever about. Look,there will always be something new and better coming out regardless of what you have. As soon as you have the top phone, rooted with the fastest rom, a leak will come out that makes your phone look like crap. This business now is like computers in the late 90s. Everything happens so fast there is hardly a chance to catch up.

    My advice is if you like everything about the phone...get it. Yes, something better may be coming out. There will be something better coming after that too. Its an endless cycle. I will be making this purchase day one and I know for at least one year I will be entertained by it.
    Well said. This echos my sentiments exactly.
    08-28-2011 06:43 AM
  23. jfenton's Avatar
    Personally I could care less as long as it actually works well as a phone and useable internet / email device.
    08-28-2011 07:03 AM
  24. sweetmonster457's Avatar
    Personally I could care less as long as it actually works well as a phone and useable internet / email device.
    You mean "couldn't."
    08-28-2011 07:48 AM
  25. thekarens's Avatar
    No, he means he could care less.....grammar police...geesh
    08-28-2011 10:17 AM
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