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  1. KillerQ's Avatar
    Hey all,

    I have been with sprint for 10 years, and am ready to jump ship - I can't stand the 100kbps max that I am pulling near Detroit (on my NS4G).

    My wife and I are looking to continue with high-end android devices (we have the NS4G and an Evo now). I was ready to just get 2 Bionics - but figured i would kick myself if the Galaxy Nexus came out in two weeks and I was already stuck with the Bionic (which has a less than impressive screen - being used to a SAMOLED).... Then I read about the interim Razr device.... that's nice - but the same scenario holds true - will I regret not waiting for the HD SAMOLED display of the GNex.


    Any guidance? Thoughts?

    Thanks a ton in advance,

    Matt!
    10-30-2011 12:51 PM
  2. turb0wned's Avatar
    Nexus. Nothing else.
    10-30-2011 12:52 PM
  3. th0r615's Avatar
    Just wait until the Nexus comes out on the 17th. Get them all in your hands and see which one you like best.Don't overlook the HTC Vigor/Rezound either, thats another solid device.

    If I were in your shoes I'd skip the Bionic and Bionic Slim (razr) and really take a hard look at the Rezound and Nexus.
    ejaymd11 likes this.
    10-30-2011 12:54 PM
  4. JediJesus95's Avatar
    Bionic would be my last choice. Nexus is my first choice. And I own a Bionic.
    10-30-2011 01:19 PM
  5. davidnc's Avatar
    Nexus, first choice for sure .Vigor/Rezound is a second option if its needed.

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    10-30-2011 01:23 PM
  6. ejaymd11's Avatar
    Wait till they all come out, check them all out, and make the decision for yourself. You know? They call that being an adult. So tired of these same threads over and over and over.
    bbycrts likes this.
    10-30-2011 01:35 PM
  7. turb0wned's Avatar
    Choice by order..

    1- Nexus
    2- Nexus
    3- Nexus
    4- Nexus
    candroid90 likes this.
    10-30-2011 01:57 PM
  8. greydarrah's Avatar
    I love my Bionic, but I would wait for the Nexus. I'm still keeping mine and buying an out of contract Nexus on release day. ICS and a better screen will be awesome.

    I think you'll be very pleased with the Verizon network.
    10-30-2011 02:45 PM
  9. KillerQ's Avatar
    Wait till they all come out, check them all out, and make the decision for yourself. You know? They call that being an adult. So tired of these same threads over and over and over.
    Nice....lol

    I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something major. This saves me time... I planned on the nexus to stay with the nexus line..... now I'm practically sold.

    Its gonna kill me to wait, I wanna port over today, hah.

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
    10-30-2011 02:49 PM
  10. jpprice's Avatar
    I try and stay far, far, away from Motorola. If not the Nexus my next choice would be the Rezound.
    10-30-2011 02:59 PM
  11. CynicX's Avatar
    Nice....lol

    I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something major. This saves me time... I planned on the nexus to stay with the nexus line..... now I'm practically sold.

    Its gonna kill me to wait, I wanna port over today, hah.

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
    The wait is killing us all!!
    10-30-2011 03:01 PM
  12. I.Gearz's Avatar
    Nexus No Doubt, the specs alone slay most, plus the carrier involvement in terms of wares is minimal. Samsung and Google. Im also debating the switch as well, Sprint has done us dirty in the past months changing all of the perks that got us to be 10 year loyalists # Premier, Data Cap, Upgrade from annual to 22 months. NEXUS PRIME!

    I.Gearz
    KillerQ likes this.
    10-30-2011 03:04 PM
  13. I.Gearz's Avatar
    Anyone here wondering what HTC and Goggle/Motorola are cooking up in the desert dept?

    I.Gearz
    10-30-2011 03:06 PM
  14. KillerQ's Avatar
    Some folks who pre-ordered the Razr are getting them this week, so full reviews should also come this week and next. HTC is supposed to announce the Rezound Thursday, so real reviews should be out on that soon too. Don't make a decision without reading what regular folks who have/use the new phones think. As far as waiting for the Nexus, when is your Sprint contract up, and how long are you able to be without a phone if it's up during November?
    Monkey,

    I'm a leaving Sprint outright.... gonna pay the ETF unless I can sweettalk my way out of it. Either way, I'm leaving and going to Verizon ....when, is up to me. Probably as soon as the GN is released....

    Thanks,

    Matt

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
    10-30-2011 03:15 PM
  15. sprunka's Avatar
    This is Off Topic for the forum, and doesn't address the OPs question. However, I think it is valid and does relate to the OP's current plans.

    See if you can look at your Data Usage history for the last few months and get an average.
    It would be a real shocker to get your new Nexus and LTE speeds, only to be slapped with outrageous overage charges on a 2GB plan.
    10-30-2011 03:18 PM
  16. turb0wned's Avatar
    This is Off Topic for the forum, and doesn't address the OPs question. However, I think it is valid and does relate to the OP's current plans.

    See if you can look at your Data Usage history for the last few months and get an average.
    It would be a real shocker to get your new Nexus and LTE speeds, only to be slapped with outrageous overage charges on a 2GB plan.
    Yup, now is probably the best time to stay with sprint if thats who you currently have. Unlimited data is a must. You should have made the switch before the unlimited plans went away.
    10-30-2011 03:36 PM
  17. ratchetjaw#AC's Avatar
    Yup, now is probably the best time to stay with sprint if thats who you currently have. Unlimited data is a must. You should have made the switch before the unlimited plans went away.
    A must why? Unless you stream music or vids all the time or tether I don't think so. At least not in my case. I web browse a lot and YouTube some and have only gone over 2gb once. At that was by less than one gig so was what 10 bucks? Depends on your usage really. I am usually on wifi anyway
    10-30-2011 03:45 PM
  18. KillerQ's Avatar
    Hey all,

    Yea, good call on the data usage - I actually checked it yesterday... I have wifi at work and at home, so the actual 3G data used was ablut .8GB per month. The last few months spiked at 1GB and 1.2GB. To be honest, since I cant even pull more than .10 MB per second, I have NO IDEA where all that data came from....lol.

    But yes, if I go over the 2GB limit, it's only $10 for the next gig. I would rather have that condition to deal with than suffer daily with SLOW .1MB data max transfer rates... I can't explain how frustrating that it....

    In other words, I would GLADY switch to a 2GB cap than live with unlimited data at mind numbingly slow speeds.

    I would have had the patience to wait if (as someone mentioned above) Sprint didnt strip all loyalty and incentive keep me restricted with a brand new, already obsolete Nexus S 4G when they now are going to LTE and there isn't even 4G in Detroit.... fail. I'm over it.

    Honestly, I now have to figure out where the data spikes came from....

    Thanks,

    Matt!
    10-30-2011 03:55 PM
  19. CynicX's Avatar
    Anyone here wondering what HTC and Goggle/Motorola are cooking up in the desert dept?

    I.Gearz
    I'd imagine Motorola will come out with another addition to there slim line with a Razr 2 or something. Probably have a larger screen just to move the buttons on screen. I'd think Razr sales will be pretty good, if not who knows....They will be coming out with their quadcore tablets before long, I imagine that will migrate to their phones too.
    10-30-2011 04:09 PM
  20. KillerQ's Avatar
    Hey again,

    I was just thinking back to how impressed I was with the loud speakers(s) on the Bionic. Are both screens in back of the device actually speakers? I could only get sound to come from one on a video I was playing, however, it was 10 times louder than any phone I have ever used.

    That being the case, i was excited that the RAZR would also have a similar design... well, it appears that there is only one small slice in the back for the speaker on the RAZR, Can anyone attest to the sound quality or volume level?

    The only bad thing I see about the Nexus is the small (which is the same as my NS4G) speaker in the back for audio... and the 5MP cam instead of 8MP...

    HHmm....
    10-30-2011 08:15 PM
  21. philly's Avatar
    Hey again,

    I was just thinking back to how impressed I was with the loud speakers(s) on the Bionic. Are both screens in back of the device actually speakers? I could only get sound to come from one on a video I was playing, however, it was 10 times louder than any phone I have ever used.

    That being the case, i was excited that the RAZR would also have a similar design... well, it appears that there is only one small slice in the back for the speaker on the RAZR, Can anyone attest to the sound quality or volume level?

    The only bad thing I see about the Nexus is the small (which is the same as my NS4G) speaker in the back for audio... and the 5MP cam instead of 8MP...

    HHmm....
    First off.. congrats on leaving Sprint soon.. not a clue why people pay for data and phone service when they barely get coverage for either.

    As far as your next phone, of course asking in the Nexus forum is going to be heavily favored torwards Nexus.. but it all depends on what your tastes are. My main qualities I wanted in a phone were Durability, Signl Strength, and GPS.. basically the primary functions I will need out of a phone. I will be doing plenty of Apps, web browsing, texting etc (one big reasons why im switching from a samsung phone is also the text missing problems I've been having.. missing texts daily.. its supposedly a problem specific to my phone Samsung Fascinate.. so I'm trusting Verizon on this one and not blaming their network.. I'll know for sure soon enough). And I can do all that on the phone I chose, which isnt the Nexus.. going with the Razr. I also think the SD card slot is pretty much a must have.

    You have a Samsung Nexus S 4g so if you arent experiencing GPS issues with that, and the screen seems pretty scratch resistant.. then you can already check off a few of my concerns and maybe be more comfortable with the G-Nex then me.

    I don't ever plan on rom'ing/root'ing/flashing the kernel etc.. so the main benefits of the G-Nex to me arent really benefits at all.. and I wouldnt use NFC and honestly cant recall a more overhyped feature on a phone.. ever. Another benefit of the G-nex is actually not a benefit for me and some others.. the software keys.. I love having the 4 hardware keys on my fascinate and the Razr has pretty much the exact same setup.

    So factor everything in.. just remember the Galaxy Nexus might underperform phonewise to some of its competition.. even if it blows them out of the water in the dev/fondling dept.
    10-30-2011 08:32 PM
  22. CynicX's Avatar
    Developers devices are usually somewhat buggy. You are a Guinea pig using it. Manufactures UI clean up most bugs and then a couple of their own.

    Case in point I have 2 moto xoom's one has the LTE upgrade and one is still 3g. The 3g just got an update to 3.2.1 and now its forcing apps closed constantly. I'm going to try tinkering with it removing a couple apps to see if that helps. Most likely I'll have to completely wipe it and systematically add apps to fix it, or wait 3 months for Google to fix it with an update.....

    That's all part of a developers device though....So keep that in mind. I plan on still getting the GN I enjoy the tinkering part... :-)
    10-30-2011 08:42 PM
  23. ShinyTop's Avatar
    I want the 720 screen which is the main reason I am not going with the Razr. I also want the ability to use an SD card. So I will wait for the reviews and probably wait until a phone comes along with 4g, ICS, 720 screen, and the ability to use an SD card. Replaceable battery is wanted but not required if battery life reports as good.
    10-30-2011 08:48 PM
  24. KillerQ's Avatar
    Thanks for the long response...

    Honestly, I have the Nexus S 4g simply for the display. The NFC novelty wore off in a week, and the cell signal, wifi signal are actually horrible - not to mention the small, quiet speaker on the back.

    If the Razr has a decently loud speaker, I think ill pick that up.

    Anyone read any reviews that specifically address the speaker?

    Thanks,

    Matt!
    10-30-2011 08:50 PM
  25. philly's Avatar
    no prob.. I know you mentioned you liked the Bionics Loudspeakers in a previous post.. I surely would choose the Razr over it but if you are indeed looking to sign up to verizon you could get a brand new Bionic for very cheap now.. 119.99 @ wirefly.com or amazon wireless

    DROID BIONIC 4G by MOTOROLA for Verizon Wireless - Wirefly.com

    AmazonWireless: Motorola DROID BIONIC 4G Android Phone (Verizon Wireless)
    10-30-2011 09:37 PM
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