HTC One S vs Samsung Galaxy Nexus

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I know there are other threads like this but, i have different needs.
I plan on using the $30 a month tmobile plan with 5gb 4g data. I can get a galaxy nexus unlocked on google play for $ 400 and the htc one s for 450. My main concern was if there was a considerable difference i data speed between the hspa+ 21 mbps versus the htc's 42 hspa+ data speeds. i still dont get this much and am still confused if it means double the speed. i am a data hog and right now im on virgin mobile *shudder* and it has really slow 3g using sprint. 4g datais available on tmo where i live( its the only one where i live that gets 4g) , and i was just curious if there was a considerable difference in speed. If there is, then I will get an HTC one s and if not then the galaxy nexus it is. I have foud there are pros and cons and i have settled on this being the breaking point. thanks to all who answer!:)
 

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I know there are other threads like this but, i have different needs.
I plan on using the $30 a month tmobile plan with 5gb 4g data. I can get a galaxy nexus unlocked on google play for $ 400 and the htc one s for 450. My main concern was if there was a considerable difference i data speed between the hspa+ 21 mbps versus the htc's 42 hspa+ data speeds. i still dont get this much and am still confused if it means double the speed. i am a data hog and right now im on virgin mobile *shudder* and it has really slow 3g using sprint. 4g datais available on tmo where i live( its the only one where i live that gets 4g) , and i was just curious if there was a considerable difference in speed. If there is, then I will get an HTC one s and if not then the galaxy nexus it is. I have foud there are pros and cons and i have settled on this being the breaking point. thanks to all who answer!:)

It really depends on your needs. I for one like HTC devices. So if it was me I'd go with the HTC One s. But if you don't like contracts then the gnex is where it's at. I think either phone will serve you well. Now do you want a bigger screen or can you live with one s screen size?

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It depends on if your area even has hspa+42 or 21 in your area; T-Mobile will call both of them 4G. You could ask T-Mobile and they'd let you know. Chances are you wouldn't see much of a difference in most places between the Galaxy Nexus and the One S.

As a side note, where can you get the One S for $450?

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I have the One S in NYC a HSPA 42 area. Here are some of the speeds I've gotten:

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The HTC One S is a really nice phone. Solid construction, unlike earlier HTC models. It feels great in the hand and the screen is really nice. Plus Sense 4.0 combined with ICS is a fantastic setup. It's really a step up form the Samsung imo.

As for HSPA + 42, you will notice the difference. This is one area where T-Mobile is smoking AT&T, who is stuck with older networks that top out with HSPA +21. Also, in my area I find HSPA + 42 to be every bit as fast as Verizon's LTE. But, that may not be the case everywhere, but regardless it should be plenty fast enough for you.
 

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Maybe even add the HTC Amaze to your considerations since it's essentially the same specs as the One S but you can find it for cheaper and it's often free with a contract when T-Mobile runs specials.

Of course the stock Amaze has ICS 4.0.3 and Sense 3.6 but development has been kicking up lately with everything from ICS with Sense 4.0 to a ICS/Jellybean hybrid which i'm currently using and love it! Beats audio? Yep got that too.

The Galaxy Nexus is a great phone too but the camera isnt quite as good and you cant add more storage.
 

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Personally I would pick the HTC one s, the nexus radios just can't cut it. But I will say stock ICS, soon to be jelly bean, is an awesome os!

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Hmm if its only with the vzw galaxy nexus then it looks like I need to get the gsm version and a prepaid T-Mobile card.

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