My Nexus One got stolen: is a Nexus S the best replacement?

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My Nexus One got stolen from me while on a train to work. Now I'm looking for a phone to replace it. I love the "Google Experience" phones and to my knowledge, the Nexus S is the latest of these right now.

I'm thinking of getting one however, the single core processor makes me think the phone will be behind the 2011 phones. You see, when I bought the Nexus One, it was one of the first 1GHz phones out there. Right now, I'm feeling the Nexus S may fall behind rather quickly given the upcoming Tegra Phones.

Are there any other "stock android" (dual-core) phones coming in the market within the next 2 months or is it the Nexus S for now?

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Well I would only worry bout getting a Tegra 2 phone if you plan on doing lots of gaming or media on it. The Hummingbird processor is very fast and can handle alot. But remember a few things bout the Nexus S, no removable SD Card. If it isn't a big deal for you then I would go for it! It'll be the first to get updates for a while.

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My Nexus One got stolen from me while on a train to work. Now I'm looking for a phone to replace it. I love the "Google Experience" phones and to my knowledge, the Nexus S is the latest of these right now.

I'm thinking of getting one however, the single core processor makes me think the phone will be behind the 2011 phones. You see, when I bought the Nexus One, it was one of the first 1GHz phones out there. Right now, I'm feeling the Nexus S may fall behind rather quickly given the upcoming Tegra Phones.

Are there any other "stock android" (dual-core) phones coming in the market within the next 2 months or is it the Nexus S for now?

Thanks for your reply!

If you want to find it, go on www.market.android.com and download plan b to your phone. It will send you the phones location to your gmail you used for the phone. Plan b is a lookout labs software.

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I am already looking for a device to replace my Nexus S, and this device just seems like an updated Nexus S altogether

specs:
Gingerbread
NFC
4.3 SAMOLED+ display
2mp front facing camera
dual core
1080p camera recording
MHL(HDMI output at 1080p, but you charge while using it...)


Yes, it is the Galaxy S II, it seems like a perfect upgrade from the Nexus S... while yes, it is not stock, it has the latest and greatest... so no it won't be on Froyo awaiting Gingerbread...


However if you want stock, by all means... go with a Nexus S
 

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I personally love the Nexus S but don't recommend it to anyone unless you absolutely love the stock interface. I feel like between battery life and the 2.3.3 update the phone isn't an everyday phone. Battery life is the biggest issue on this phone. Lucky to nab 10 hours off a charge.
 

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Thank you all for your input. I will put them all under consideration. Right now my primary requirement is that the phone has to be unlocked. I do not live in the U.S. and there aren't a lot of Android phones in my country.

We have the Galaxy S, but to be honest, I'm not a fan of Touch Wiz. The Desire HD is pretty enticing, but after playing with a friend's HD, it feels sluggish compared to my Nexus One. I blame Sense for that.

If you want to find it, go on www.market.android.com and download plan b to your phone. It will send you the phones location to your gmail you used for the phone. Plan b is a lookout labs software.

I stumbled upon that app a few hours too late. :( I already had the phone's IMEI blocked, my SIM deactivated and changed all my account passwords when I found the app. My next Android will definitely have some sort of security program on it.
 

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@Crayons,
I think something isn't right on your phone. Have you ever looked at the Battery usage gauge? Or are you playing games, surfing Internet, etc. etc. non-stop? (If you see "Android OS" as the battery usage hog, turn on USB Debugging. You might be surprised....)

I think most people with the NS are making a whole day and them some. There would be a lot more noise if all anyone got was 10 hours of battery.

Regarding the 2.3.3 update: This update appears to actually solve REAL problems, like the random reboots, etc. All the fuss about the display is a cosmetic issue and has no bearing on the functionality of the phone. So to imply the 2.3.3 update is making the phone unusable or not an "everyday phone" is not accurate.

Seems like folks who care about accurate reproduction of pictures and videos seem to like the update. Those who like punchy colors, even if grays are purplish or bluish don't. I've not got the update yet, so I don't know what it really looks like. Some photos make it look like an improvement, some photos seem to show the black levels aren't right. In any case, I wouldn't be surprised if the color temp becomes a user configurable option in the near future. :)

@OP: If you like the Nexus One experience, with frequent updates, no carrier or manufacturer interference, then the Nexus S is a good replacement. I've not regretted it; although it seems like people on this forum is starting to. :p If your heart is set on dual-core, though, you'll have to get one of the carrier phones. If there is going to be another Nexus, it probably won't be until the end of the year.
 
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Thank you font1975. I probably will get one. I'm just looking for which of my friends are currently on vacation at the US. :D I've got a question though, does one just walk into a Best Buy store and walk out with a Nexus S? Or do you have to order online first?

As for battery use, if it isn't worse than a Nexus One's, then I can sure live with it. My Nexus One lasts me from 7am to 3am so I have no problems as long as I charged it before starting the day.
 

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Yes, you can just walk into Best Buy to buy it. No pre-order necessary. The battery life is at worst, the same as the Nexus One. In general, I find it to be improved. If your N1 ends the day with 15%, the NS will probably still have 20% - 25%. But it all depends, of course....
 

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Yes, you can just walk into Best Buy to buy it. No pre-order necessary. The battery life is at worst, the same as the Nexus One. In general, I find it to be improved. If your N1 ends the day with 15%, the NS will probably still have 20% - 25%. But it all depends, of course....

Thanks that sounds good enough. Thank you everyone!
 

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I just tried this (and it seems to work) but I opened up Google Latitude and actually found the Sign off feature at the bottom of settings after using the soft touch menu button. So far battery life seems to be MUCH better. Apparently it likes to run under maps in the processes and annihilate the battery from there.

I DEFINITELY spoke too soon on the battery if this really finally fixed things for me but I'm not a fan of 2.3.3 at all regarding the colors. I am experiencing awful color blending after the update but hope this is corrected. It is a good phone and I wouldn't keep it if I didn't like it so much.