Need some advice please


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Jun 14, 2011
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Ok, so here's the deal. I'm currently mid-contract with an iPhone 4S but I also have (had) a Galaxy SII (AT&T) that I bought with one of our unused upgrades around Thanksgiving when Radio Shack was running the $50 deal for the GSII.

I just sold the GSII for about $200 more than I paid for it, but I really don't want to be without an Android device. My 4S is my daily driver, but I love to tinker with my Android!

I'm trying to decide what I should get to replace the GSII. I'm almost sold on the unlocked GNex directly from Google Play for $399, but I want to know if you guys would go that direction. Remember, I'm swapping my micro-sim from my 4S into whatever Android I have, so at this point, a LTE device isn't really an option. I'd love to get the GSIII, but it's a LTE phone, so it won't work with my micro-sim.

So should I go for the unlocked GNex, or is there another phone out there that you guys recommend? I love rooting, but is that even needed with the GNex since it's vanilla Android (I've never had a Nexus device before, so this will be a little new for me should I go with the GNex).

I'm all ears and thanks for your help!


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Jan 16, 2012
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I was thinking about this all week. I had many options. GS2, HTC One S, Moto Razor, and Gnex (all unlocked GSM versions) and at the end I chose the gnex. Its just awesome and there's a lot of development for that phone. I'm getting it the end of this week :)
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Apr 25, 2012
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If you have a micro sim just get a non lte galaxy s3! My girlfriend sold her craphone 4s to get it and it worked straight away when she popped sim card in.
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Apr 17, 2010
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The development communities behind the GNex, One X, and S3 are going to be pretty good across the board (though I'd give the edge to the GNex probably).

I don't know to what degree you like to tinker but I take a lot of comfort in knowing that I can almost certainly never brick my GNex through tinkering. Worst case, I can reflash the stock image from Google...the phone is made to be hacked.

But if you like Sense or the new Touchwiz, it's gonna be a hell of a lot easier for devs to give you custom ROMs using those frameworks on the One X/S3...I know because I've been waiting for a Sense 4 ROM for the GNex pretty much since Sense 4 was introduced=/ Also remember the One X and S3 have physical buttons and I personally prefer the software ones on the GNex.

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