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  1. droid_4_life's Avatar
    Also thanks for all of your input. Please keep it coming i'm enjoying the different view points.
    05-30-2011 09:01 PM
  2. dwaynewilliams#WN's Avatar
    Update:

    I went out an bought the Nexus yesterday just so I could stop thinking about it. I have to say that the only problem that I have now is trying to determine if it's worth keeping over my EVO. I LOVE the size, feel and design of the Nexus. However, the big problem that I have is the screen. Everybody raves about the AMOLED screen but to me it seems dull and not as crisp as the EVO. I think i'm the only person that has even mentioned that aspect. But it's true I actually like the EVO screen better. But so far I don't have any issues with the signal or WiFi. I will keep it for a few more days before I decide if I want to return it and wait for the EVO 3D or something else entirely. I really hope that Sprint gets one of the Samsung Galaxy S II phones when they come to the US because I think those phones are the hottest devices on the horizon.
    I didn't think the screen was a big deal either until I kept it for a few days and then went back to the EVO. That's when I really noticed the difference. After a while, I became very disappointed in my evo's screen. All of the colors seemed washed out. The EVO is a great phone and hard to beat, even today, but I have to say that the Nexus S 4G is a better phone.
    05-30-2011 09:27 PM
  3. enik's Avatar
    The only thing I've had issues with is the wifi and rooting it solved that problem and now its (almost) one click. I really recommend this phone.
    05-30-2011 10:40 PM
  4. ronnienyc's Avatar
    Mine had the 50% Time Without Signal (radio issue), and as a result burns about 25% of the battery PER HOUR. Pretty much unusable.
    So I bought (another) brand new 0004 Evo on Craigslist for $260! The Evo has much better build quality, not to mention better radios, WIFI throughput, etc. The Evo's battery literally lasts 4-5x as long as my Nexus was lasting!
    Another thing: The Nexus feels cheap to me (and many reviewers...) and it's slippery, so it NEEDS a case (IMO.) And once you have the case on, it is about the same size as a Evo.The Evo has a soft back, and as such does not NEED a case like the Nexus does. IMO.
    Also I found the Nexus browser troublesome - pinch zoom does not work as well, and I was often scrolling back and forth to read a web page. Evo's browser is miles ahead in this area. And the notification bar is gone most of the time, giving the Evo's browser windows more real estate.

    I would wait for the Evo 3D, which apparently is due June 24.
    06-01-2011 05:56 PM
  5. dwaynewilliams#WN's Avatar
    Mine had the 50% Time Without Signal (radio issue), and as a result burns about 25% of the battery PER HOUR. Pretty much unusable.
    So I bought a brand new 0004 Evo on Craigslist for $260! The Evo has much better build quality, not to mention better radios, WIFI throughput, etc.
    I would wait for the Evo 3D, which apparently is due June 24.
    I don't think the EVO has better build quality. It seems yo be made out of more premium materials, but it doesn't feel better in your hands. There are no creaks on the Nexus S and no light leakage. Everything feels tighter.
    06-01-2011 05:59 PM
  6. ronnienyc's Avatar
    I don't think the EVO has better build quality. It seems yo be made out of more premium materials, but it doesn't feel better in your hands. There are no creaks on the Nexus S and no light leakage. Everything feels tighter.
    So in your mind using better materials is not related to better build quality?

    I think the Evo feels far more robust (not merely heavier.) For example, the Nexus back feels like it is going to break in half when I removed it to replace the battery...)
    06-01-2011 06:08 PM
  7. dwaynewilliams#WN's Avatar
    Mine had the 50% Time Without Signal (radio issue), and as a result burns about 25% of the battery PER HOUR. Pretty much unusable.
    So I bought (another) brand new 0004 Evo on Craigslist for $260! The Evo has much better build quality, not to mention better radios, WIFI throughput, etc. The Evo's battery literally lasts 4-5x as long as my Nexus was lasting!
    Another thing: The Nexus feels cheap to me (and many reviewers...) and it's slippery, so it NEEDS a case (IMO.) And once you have the case on, it is about the same size as a Evo.The Evo has a soft back, and as such does not NEED a case like the Nexus does. IMO.
    Also I found the Nexus browser troublesome - pinch zoom does not work as well, and I was often scrolling back and forth to read a web page. Evo's browser is miles ahead in this area. And the notification bar is gone most of the time, giving the Evo's browser windows more real estate.

    I would wait for the Evo 3D, which apparently is due June 24.
    Not necessarily. The materials are better, but the aren't put together as tightly as I would want. I like the matte finish on the back. I like the red accents. And the weight of it makes it feel premium, but it creaks and has light leakages. That's what makes me say that the Nexus, even though it is all plastic, seems to be put together better. Does that make sense?
    06-01-2011 06:17 PM
  8. ronnienyc's Avatar
    Dwayne didn't you start a thread in this forum yesterday stating that you had returned your Nexus and gotten an Evo?
    06-01-2011 07:24 PM
  9. dwaynewilliams#WN's Avatar
    [QUOTE=ronnienyc;962389]Dwayne didn't you start a thread in this forum yesterday stating that you had returned your Nexus and gotten an Evo?[/QUOTE
    It was last week. But yes, I did start that thread. But I ended the thread stating that I had gone back to the Nexus because I had missed the awesome screen and had figured out the problem with the voice recognition.
    06-01-2011 07:34 PM
  10. redtooth's Avatar
    I will definitely not be replacing this phone with the evo 4g! The screen is just way to washed out. At this point I may go with the epic. It has the same screen and its 3g speeds are 10 * faster than my nexus on the tests I have ran in my area. I really don't want to use another samsung phone but the
    Samsung screens are just that good.
    06-01-2011 08:29 PM
  11. ronnienyc's Avatar
    I agree the contrast on the Nexus screen is very good! The Evo 3D will have a better screen than the 4G as well...

    But one of the other issues I had with the Nexus screen is that it is just not that responsive. Probably 1 in 10 of my screen presses went unnoticed, leading to having to do multiple presses or swipes to get something done. Annoying. This is an area where the Evo is GREAT.
    06-01-2011 09:37 PM
  12. dunivan's Avatar
    I really have no noticeable signal issues, maybe 3 when my pre had four, but I also get four where I used to get three on my pre.
    06-01-2011 10:41 PM
  13. dmora01_AC's Avatar
    If we follow the htc history, I am 100% sure that the EVO 3D will be full of bugs at the launch day so if you want the nexus s get it and if u you want the EVO get it, they are going in the same boat!
    06-01-2011 10:47 PM
  14. kalex's Avatar
    I for one prefer the build of ns4g over evo. I found evo very big for me. and too heavy. ns4g feels much better and much lighter. I solved the problem of flimsy back cover by getting incipio feather cover which works perfectly and doesn't interfere with NFC. Now I'm patiently waiting for google offers/wallet so i can put NFC to full use. For now i'm happy with NFC task scheduler app
    06-01-2011 11:44 PM
  15. dwaynewilliams#WN's Avatar
    I agree the contrast on the Nexus screen is very good! The Evo 3D will have a better screen than the 4G as well...

    But one of the other issues I had with the Nexus screen is that it is just not that responsive. Probably 1 in 10 of my screen presses went unnoticed, leading to having to do multiple presses or swipes to get something done. Annoying. This is an area where the Evo is GREAT.
    The EVO does have a very responsive screen. It us a great phone. Still easily one if the beat on the market. But ultimately, it isn't better than the Nexus S. If the screen was better and had the GPU. That the newer snaps have, it would be the top phone on Sprint. But it doesn't and its not.
    06-05-2011 06:53 AM
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