04-22-2012 02:18 PM
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  1. 6tr6tr's Avatar
    No. Too big, not enough of an improvement on Nexus S, no LTE for 2 years (and even worse? The LTE radio in it is for 1900-2100 MHZ, and the much better 800 MHZ - which is currently IDEN - won't work with it). Also, a little less trusting of the "nexus" tag now.
    04-17-2012 10:43 AM
  2. nlboz's Avatar
    I am debating. I to get my last Premier Gold update this year and get $150 off in September. I am hoping by then the price will have dropped, I like the Nexus S coming from the Pre. It has been an adjustment for sure, but I don’t live where we get Wimax, and we just got LTE. The next phone I get will have LTE. My biggest issue with my Nexus is I am perpetually stuck on 3G. No Wimax so no 4G and no Wi-fi where I work or at home. So for me while the Nexus is great in some ways, it still is an average phone most of the time.

    The SO is getting the Note soon I may see how well he likes it and get a change to play with it. All I know is LTE is a definite for my upgrade.
    04-17-2012 11:01 AM
  3. chud's Avatar
    Note is rumored to be coming to Sprint.
    04-17-2012 11:04 AM
  4. Paul627g's Avatar
    Note is rumored to be coming to Sprint.
    That wouldn't be a bad option. It may not appeal to everyone but I think its a very cool device.
    04-17-2012 11:23 AM
  5. skinneejay's Avatar
    So it looks like the majority here is going to wait it out and see what else comes out down the line.
    Like the Samsung Galaxy 3. The more I think about it the more I might just hold tight until at least the summer. Hopefully by then we should have a more clear picture on all the phoens come out this year.
    04-17-2012 11:44 AM
  6. JoeMcJoe's Avatar
    Does the wifi work better than on the 's'?
    04-17-2012 11:44 AM
  7. Zerocool84's Avatar
    Does the wifi work better than on the 's'?
    It's not out yet so no way to know.
    04-17-2012 10:49 PM
  8. bugz_92's Avatar
    Yes there is a reason, two infact, CDMA and a smaller carrier.


    CDMA does not matter as long as Sprint has LTE, if you see the press conference for the unveiling it was pitched for carriers that have fast data speeds. If your above statement is true then AT&T would have got it first. And I'm not saying Sprint will get it exclusively like Verizon but they would get it as soon as it comes out and not delay it like some Verizon. I mean Sprint and Google still have a good relationship, so I don't know why they wouldn't.

    But what makes this phone so great even if its aged is that it still has on screen buttons. And on-screen buttons beats out any other choice. I would still say it beats out the GS3 if it were to come with hard key buttons. And those who say, it takes up space, then you don't realize that OEM's could have used all the space they used for hard buttons and replaced it with screen to fit them in. So THERE IS NO EXCUSE! Form factor to me matters. You have to admit on-screen buttons look a lot sexier than hard key buttons. Wake me up when OEM's realize that.
    04-18-2012 06:52 AM
  9. Grey_girl's Avatar
    I'm another former Pre user. I love it. Had Palm devices for 10+ years. I decided on the NS4G because it struck me as what the Pre would have been if it had been developed properly. Not going to upgrade to a Nexus - just too big. The NS4G is the perfect form factor for me.
    04-18-2012 06:45 PM
  10. opteron7's Avatar
    I'm another former Pre user. I love it. Had Palm devices for 10+ years. I decided on the NS4G because it struck me as what the Pre would have been if it had been developed properly. Not going to upgrade to a Nexus - just too big. The NS4G is the perfect form factor for me.
    I agree 4 inch screen is the sweet spot... especially for one handed use.


    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk 2
    04-18-2012 08:31 PM
  11. Paul627g's Avatar
    I'm another former Pre user. I love it. Had Palm devices for 10+ years. I decided on the NS4G because it struck me as what the Pre would have been if it had been developed properly. Not going to upgrade to a Nexus - just too big. The NS4G is the perfect form factor for me.
    I like this opinion. Aside from the normal rants and raves and pluses about hardware and software of a new device your view is based completely on "who cares what they offer, I like the size and shape."

    Interesting, good opinion
    04-18-2012 08:34 PM
  12. bugz_92's Avatar
    What I like most about the Nexus S is the RGB Super Amoled screen. It was a good screen for its time and it still is.
    04-18-2012 10:16 PM
  13. kuoirad's Avatar
    I like this opinion. Aside from the normal rants and raves and pluses about hardware and software of a new device your view is based completely on "who cares what they offer, I like the size and shape."

    Interesting, good opinion
    That's one thing that worries me about the direction phones have been going in - it seems like to get a "good" phone nowadays, you have to look big, and I'm another one who feels that 4" is the sweet spot.

    Now, that being said, I've been hands on briefly with a Galaxy Nexus - it didn't *feel* that big. *shrugs*
    04-19-2012 09:58 AM
  14. j_grouchy's Avatar
    I like this opinion. Aside from the normal rants and raves and pluses about hardware and software of a new device your view is based completely on "who cares what they offer, I like the size and shape."

    Interesting, good opinion
    It's kind of weird to offer a good/bad judgment on anyone's 'opinion'...or to say "I like this opinion". Just strikes me as an odd thing to say...
    04-19-2012 10:33 AM
  15. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Really don't care much at all for the gnex. Definitely won't be using my upgrade for it.

    I'm looking hard at the galaxys3 though. Hopefully it will come to sprint by the time I'm eligible for upgrade in July.

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    04-19-2012 12:11 PM
  16. Paul627g's Avatar
    It's kind of weird to offer a good/bad judgment on anyone's 'opinion'...or to say "I like this opinion". Just strikes me as an odd thing to say...
    Well I was merely commenting on this members opinion and its meaning. So many upgrades/purchases in past years up to the last few months has always been based on hardware and software and what perks are under the hood.

    Now you have members like the one I commented on that is pushing those concerns to the side as second choice and looking at device size as their main point of purchasing a device.

    Its an interesting opinion, no matter what power and perks are in the device if certain consumers say the thing is too big in size they don't care what your going to package with it they will look elsewhere for a device that fits their ideal size.

    That's one thing that worries me about the direction phones have been going in - it seems like to get a "good" phone nowadays, you have to look big, and I'm another one who feels that 4" is the sweet spot.

    Now, that being said, I've been hands on briefly with a Galaxy Nexus - it didn't *feel* that big. *shrugs*
    My neighbor has the GNex.. I find it usable, but I do have to admit there is a lot of phone there in your hand. I can see where it would get a bit bulky at time... She had the TBolt previously and I thought that was a big brick but her GNex seems even bigger to me.

    Its thin, I will give them that and the size does provide for more screen to play with but I do see where some say its just too much...

    But now as newer devices are developed the magic number according to manufactures seems to be in the 4.3" plus range or bigger. Only time will tell in purchases and opinions if this was a smart move or bad.
    04-19-2012 12:54 PM
  17. Zerocool84's Avatar
    What I like most about the Nexus S is the RGB Super Amoled screen. It was a good screen for its time and it still is.
    The Super AMOLED screen isn't a RGB stripe. It's Pentile which has an extra green subpixel. Only Super AMOLED Plus screens are RGB.
    bugz_92 likes this.
    04-20-2012 01:01 AM
  18. bugz_92's Avatar
    The Super AMOLED screen isn't a RGB stripe. It's Pentile which has an extra green subpixel. Only Super AMOLED Plus screens are RGB.
    Well the Nexus S does have Super Amoled plus. Which is what I meant.
    04-20-2012 05:40 AM
  19. lyingfromyou's Avatar
    I Will Most Likely Have To Wait For The Next Nexus... Like Paul627g Said, My Contract Wont Be Up Until Then Anyways. Unless Sprint Is Still Serving Up Dial Up Speeds In My Area, Then I Will Just Go Back To T-mobile!
    04-20-2012 07:29 AM
  20. j_grouchy's Avatar
    I Will Most Likely Have To Wait For The Next Nexus... Like Paul627g Said, My Contract Wont Be Up Until Then Anyways. Unless Sprint Is Still Serving Up Dial Up Speeds In My Area, Then I Will Just Go Back To T-mobile!
    Dude...why are you capitalizing every word? That's almost more annoying than ALL CAPS.
    04-20-2012 08:16 AM
  21. Android32's Avatar
    I thought I would ask everyone who has a Nexus S are you going to upgrade to the Galaxy Nexus
    this weekend or stay with your Nexus S for a while until something else comes out?
    I'm really debating hard on this. I really wanted to Galaxy Nexus but now I'm wondering if I should just
    wait a month or two to see if the price goes down. I can see it dropping to 149 or so after a month.

    What is everyone doing?
    I have a NS4G and upgraded to the Gnex. Lovin it! Found this Unboxing video earlier. Pretty cool..


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBF9dv-J57M&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    I think the price will drop. Not alot, but will definitely go down... They will have deals at various places...Probably in a few months..

    sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    04-21-2012 03:30 AM
  22. lyingfromyou's Avatar
    Dude...why are you capitalizing every word? That's almost more annoying than ALL CAPS.

    I must have forgot to ask for everyone's preference when I signed up. It's an old habbit is all... Is this better for you?
    04-21-2012 10:01 AM
  23. AndroidOne's Avatar
    Won't be getting another Nexus as long as Samsung is the manufacturer. My experience with this and prior Samsung (Epic 4G) points to weaker GPS and radio and/or poorly coded radio drivers resulting in less reliable signal strength and stability as compared to my HTC branded phones (Evo and Hero).

    At any rate, Sprint service has deteriorated locally so much over the past two years, that AT&T or Verizon - though pricier - are becoming a better value in terms of service coverage.

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk 2
    04-21-2012 10:45 AM
  24. wmurch3's Avatar
    Won't be getting another Nexus as long as Samsung is the manufacturer. My experience with this and prior Samsung (Epic 4G) points to weaker GPS and radio and/or poorly coded radio drivers resulting in less reliable signal strength and stability as compared to my HTC branded phones (Evo and Hero).

    At any rate, Sprint service has deteriorated locally so much over the past two years, that AT&T or Verizon - though pricier - are becoming a better value in terms of service coverage.

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk 2
    I kind of feel the same way. The nexus s radios seem very weak and I am convinced its why the battery dies so fast.

    The evo lte looks promising and I have always been impressed with HTC hardware.
    04-21-2012 10:51 AM
  25. giograves's Avatar
    150 off-contract, mint condition, wimax 4G, ICS, and GOOGLE branded. Its a winner for me, at least till the fall.

    For me surrounded by iPhone fanboys and Apple brats, form factor and branding is important. This phone has gotten me some peaks over the shoulder, then I show um its "Google".

    I like vanilla ICS but I do find myself trying to find a way to get back some HTC sense functionality like automatically linking contacts.
    04-21-2012 02:05 PM
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