11-30-2012 06:40 AM
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  1. viper31573's Avatar
    I have a decision to make. For today only verizon is offering the galaxy nexus for free. im due for an upgrade and my current phone is the thunderbolt. my plan was to wait till april and see if i come back from vegas with money and buy the S3, but im not sure if i can pass up the nexus for free. what can you tell me about the nexus, good,bad,or indifferent?
    davey11 likes this.
    11-24-2012 11:43 AM
  2. deathbysnoosnoo's Avatar
    I love my galaxy nexus. The problem was the cost for the Verizon service. After many years with Verizon I finally pulled the plug and bought a used gsm nexus from swappa.com and moved to TMobile just a few weeks ago.

    I doubt you will disappointed with the nexus, it is still supported by google and the dev community so expect the phone to be around awhile.

    If you plan I using the 4G on the phone don't expect good battery life out of it. I had bought a seidio 3800 mah extended battery to ensure I could make it through a day. With it I could get a full 24 hours on a charge with moderate usage.
    11-24-2012 12:22 PM
  3. Jaredshoes's Avatar
    I honestly still love my nexus BUT The build quality and camera and battery really leave me wanting more other wise It's a great phone
    11-24-2012 12:29 PM
  4. smokie11's Avatar
    The Nexus after JB became close to perfect for me, 4G speeds are amazing, no dropped calls, wifi tethering to tablet & laptop, video streaming of Slingbox and Netflix, HDMI to tv with adapter and control with Bluetooth keyboard, camera takes excellent pictures if you use it properly, gps is amazingly fast and accurate, my battery life is acceptable to me an average 10 hour day for me leaves me with 40%. The phone does not lock-up or self reboot, very stable OS.

    The phone is not perfect but I find it reliable and versatile. I am bone stock by the way. have nothing against root/roms I am just simply the type that needs a reason to root to fill a need, the phone as is fills all my requirements so a free Nexus sounds good to me.
    11-24-2012 01:57 PM
  5. yosteve's Avatar
    You'll have 14 days to decide no? Free is a great option for a great phone
    11-24-2012 02:20 PM
  6. ShinyTop's Avatar
    I have a GNex and am very happy with it. No problems but if I am using it heavily I do need to swap batteries.
    11-24-2012 02:31 PM
  7. viper31573's Avatar
    while free is a great price, im just wondering if i may get a better deal on the S3 in march or april when my contract is actually up. i was talking about this with my father, and his question was if you had the money to go buy a phone today would you buy the gnex? and my answer was no, id go by the S3, so im thinking maybe i shouldnt use my upgrade. what are the major differences between the gnex and the S3 other than the S3 being newer? my thunderbolt does still do what i need it to, other than its still running gingerbread
    11-24-2012 02:36 PM
  8. viper31573's Avatar
    i can also say honestlt that my answer to the question above is based solely on hearing so much about the S3 and almost nothing about the gnex
    11-24-2012 02:46 PM
  9. viper31573's Avatar
    mightyfacundo just brought up a good point to me. if my contract is gonna be up in march i may be able to get a S3 then cheaper, and if not he is almost certain ill still be able to get a gnex for free then
    11-24-2012 02:53 PM
  10. smokie11's Avatar
    Your father gave you great advise, if money is no problem and waiting is also no problem then I think you already have your answer. The S3 has better hardware then the Nexus. The best way I can put it is this: If you already have a Nexus going to an S3 is not worth it in my opinion; if you have neither I would buy the S3.
    viper31573 likes this.
    11-24-2012 03:02 PM
  11. Mr.Mcgoo's Avatar
    I believe amazon has the G3 on sale right now for $54.00 which is a good price, not sure if SAMs club deal of 99 cents is over but sure they are out of phones.... 2 people I know bought the G3 on Sunday from SAMs club for that price. My GN so far is what I wanted though battery life is not good, I am usually not far from a charger anytime.
    If I was going to burn an upgrade I would probably get the G3 or try some other new phones to see if I like them!

    Good luck
    11-24-2012 06:07 PM
  12. gregs1213's Avatar
    I'd wait it out.. besides by March/April there will be even better phones out than the GS3.
    viper31573 likes this.
    11-24-2012 06:17 PM
  13. viper31573's Avatar
    i had called sams when i heard of the offer. they told me it was by invite only for plus members
    11-24-2012 06:25 PM
  14. yosteve's Avatar
    I honestly still love my nexus BUT The build quality and camera and battery really leave me wanting more other wise It's a great phone
    Took this the other day, lots of compliments on my facebook do you all like your phone?-uploadfromtaptalk1353801194767.jpg
    11-24-2012 06:53 PM
  15. bespinct's Avatar
    I think the GNex was a great device. It is still a good device, but is no comparison to the S3 or the DNA.

    I lost my GNex while in Hawaii for work and needed a replacement right away so I bought my wife an S3 that I used until my insurance replacement GNex. Once it came in and I gave the S3 to my wife, I was jealous!

    I rectified that today by getting the DNA.

    Anyway, if you can handle holding off... If you didn't already take the leap... I would wait to see what comes out by then.


    Sent from my HTC6435LVW using Tapatalk 2
    viper31573 likes this.
    11-24-2012 07:13 PM
  16. davey11's Avatar
    I love the phone and all the 3rd party development. I don't think, however, at this point, I would lock myself into a contract with this phone.
    11-25-2012 01:20 PM
  17. gregs1213's Avatar
    Yeah, 2 year contract was fine 2 years ago with this phone, 1 year later, not so much.
    11-26-2012 09:35 PM
  18. svfd757's Avatar
    I think that the camera on the GNEX gets a bad rap. I am no photographer, but I am more than happy with the camera on mine. Maybe I have lower standards, but I love the camera. I have no issues with the build quality either.
    Patrick Schroedl likes this.
    11-26-2012 11:37 PM
  19. samkatz's Avatar
    as an android computer the GNEX is great...great for browsing, apps, customizing, etc etc. Great screen. As a phone, it's a mess. Horrible reception, call quality, speaker. If talking is important, don't get it..
    11-27-2012 12:04 AM
  20. dd0yl3's Avatar
    I have had the gnexus for about 6 months and love it. The battery life is isn't great but it gets me through a complete day fine with normal use. I had the thunderbolt before and it wouldn't make of half a day. The camera is fine in the daylight the only problem is in low light situations, which is rare. I'm up for an upgrade now and just really did see anything out that makes me want to leave this phone yet.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    11-27-2012 01:27 AM
  21. Patrick Schroedl's Avatar
    I think that the camera on the GNEX gets a bad rap. I am no photographer, but I am more than happy with the camera on mine. Maybe I have lower standards, but I love the camera. I have no issues with the build quality either.
    I agree with you. I am a photographer, and I find the camera to be more than acceptable, except in low-light conditions.
    svfd757 likes this.
    11-27-2012 02:38 AM
  22. Lanhoj's Avatar
    I like it but I've had it for 12 months now & like it less & less each time I walk into a Tmo store looking at the N4 I hope to get soon *sigh*
    11-27-2012 02:44 AM
  23. scaramouch1's Avatar
    I wonder when they'll put an optical zoom on phones + a bit more powerful flash + audio dub so u can put new audio word or words or sounds on your already recorded ones via the phones mic or external source insert erase edit mix and the same on video recordings

    s3 quad 1.4 JB
    11-27-2012 03:01 AM
  24. dobri002's Avatar
    Love this phone. Am I sad that its on verizons network so we don't get treated like a normal nexus? Yes. But its glorious with 4G

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    11-27-2012 03:09 PM
  25. lets_go_android's Avatar
    I guess this response is too late for the orig poster, but in case someone else may find this helpful:

    The only thing I don't like about the VZW GNex is the radio. I had come from the HTC Thunderbolt also and you can expect the GNex's radio performance to be noticeably not as good. I get about 15dB less signal strength (according to the About Phone -> Status) compared to the Thunderbolt. It's still usable, but sometimes I don't get a data signal or it's loss and I have to reacquire it (turn LTE off and on). According to VZW tech support, they are aware of this issue and are looking into a solution. But given the phone's age and that this is likely a hardware issue, I would be shocked if a software fix is ever released. However, as you can see from the earlier replies, this doesn't seem to affect all VZW GNexii, so you may not experience any issues.

    I don't know enough about the S3 to compare them in that regard though. The S3, being also a Samsung, may have similar reception performance, or may be better (or worse?), I don't know.
    11-27-2012 04:40 PM
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