05-03-2012 12:30 PM
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  1. Murph5150's Avatar
    Those of you who know me know that I've impatiently waiting for ICS and I don't feel comfortable rooting. So I'm on day 5 with the Galaxy Nexus. It is, like the Rezound, a superb phone. The 2 benefits I've noticed over the Rezound are:
    1. Snappier UI
    2. FAST camera shudder speed.

    The Rezound benefits:
    1. Durability
    2. Better radio (reception).

    I'm hoping the 4.0.4 update fixes the radio bug.

    Just wanted to update my change in equipment, and if anyone else is on the fence about changing phones, I'll answer questions as best I can. Please note this is not a flame thread. I gave up one great phone for another for personal reasons. That is all.
    05-01-2012 12:13 PM
  2. dplane's Avatar
    Just out of curiosity I'd like whoever has an answer to respond to my comments below as I have considered the Nexus instead of the Rezound in the past.

    The 2 benefits I've noticed over the Rezound are:
    1. Snappier UI: for those who have their Rezound rooted and running ICS..has this equalized the playing field between the Nexus and the Rez due to the hardware acceleration?

    2. FAST camera shudder speed: Murph; I absolutely love the camera on the Rez and the slight shutter delay does not bother me after the D2. Some of the camera shots I've seen from the Nexus are anything but impressive though those were tech review websites which may have had some bias. Is the Rez camera truly a lot higher quality than the Nexus as it appears to be, or does the Nexus fare better than the websites give it credit for?

    The Rezound benefits:
    1. Durability; Neither have gorilla glass so it would be interesting to do a scratch test between the 2 phones and see what non corning glass performs better. Who volunteers their phones? ;-)
    2. Better radio (reception): Hope that one will indeed be resolved for ya in an upcoming update!
    Enjoy your new phone!
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    05-01-2012 12:25 PM
  3. jimbl's Avatar
    Truly glad you're liking it. If my Nexus didn't have MAJOR signal / data issues I'd still have it and be happy. I still feel I'm lucky though, because I think the screen and camera are better on the Rezound. I use the camera a lot, and the screen every time I use my phone, so those are big factors for me.
    05-01-2012 12:28 PM
  4. jimbl's Avatar
    Just out of curiosity I'd like whoever has an answer to respond to my comments below as I have considered the Nexus instead of the Rezound in the past.
    I can answer your camera question. In my opinion the Rezound camera is better. The only thing the Nexus had on the Rezound camera was shutter speed. Which is moot if every picture is out of focus. It was almost like it couldn't focus quick enough to keep up.

    As far as the screen, not sure on durability, but the Nexus had far less glare. That I liked.
    05-01-2012 12:32 PM
  5. NoYankees44's Avatar
    Lol don't expect that update any more than we are expecting ics for the rezound . O and also make sure that the signal is enough for you. Time and time again phones have had signal issues that never are resolved and are always waiting on that next update.

    Other than that, good luck and enjoy your new phone. If you ever do decide to root, you got a good one for it.

    Sent from my ADR6425LVW
    05-01-2012 12:33 PM
  6. Murph5150's Avatar
    I can answer your camera question. In my opinion the Rezound camera is better. The only thing the Nexus had on the Rezound camera was shutter speed. Which is moot if every picture is out of focus. It was almost like it couldn't focus quick enough to keep up.

    As far as the screen, not sure on durability, but the Nexus had far less glare. That I liked.
    I agree, the picture quality is better. The only problem with my Rezound was when I went to take pictures, it would comebout fuzzy unless everything was still.
    05-01-2012 01:02 PM
  7. Murph5150's Avatar
    Lol don't expect that update any more than we are expecting ics for the rezound . O and also make sure that the signal is enough for you. Time and time again phones have had signal issues that never are resolved and are always waiting on that next update.

    Other than that, good luck and enjoy your new phone. If you ever do decide to root, you got a good one for it.

    Sent from my ADR6425LVW
    Signal strength is not as good as the Rezound, but the difference is minor. And I'm not holding my breath for 4.0.4 lol.
    05-01-2012 01:04 PM
  8. MrSmith317's Avatar
    Signal strength is not as good as the Rezound, but the difference is minor. And I'm not holding my breath for 4.0.4 lol.
    The GN's signal issues are due to weak radio/antennae not software. At best they can make it more bearable with software but never make them anywhere near as good as it would be with better radio hardware. It's Samsung's kryptonite.
    05-01-2012 01:09 PM
  9. Murph5150's Avatar
    The GN's signal issues are due to weak radio/antennae not software. At best they can make it more bearable with software but never make them anywhere near as good as it would be with better radio hardware. It's Samsung's kryptonite.
    People who have rooted to 4.0.4 have reported increased signal strength.
    05-01-2012 01:25 PM
  10. skatergirl's Avatar
    Yes ... enjoy your new phone!
    05-01-2012 01:43 PM
  11. MrSmith317's Avatar
    People who have rooted to 4.0.4 have reported increased signal strength.
    Trust me, we were saying the same in my Fascinate days. Oh they'll fix the radios with the next update... I wish you luck brother.
    05-01-2012 01:49 PM
  12. xxfallacyxx's Avatar
    Rooted + ICS on the Rezound does more than level the playing field I love my Rezound now more than ever.
    05-01-2012 02:11 PM
  13. Murph5150's Avatar
    Rooted + ICS on the Rezound does more than level the playing field I love my Rezound now more than ever.
    Now that the Rezound is my back up phone, I MIGHT attempt to root
    05-01-2012 02:51 PM
  14. Murph5150's Avatar
    Trust me, we were saying the same in my Fascinate days. Oh they'll fix the radios with the next update... I wish you luck brother.
    Thanks man. From the reports, it does sound promising .
    05-01-2012 02:52 PM
  15. humpagardengnome's Avatar
    People who have rooted to 4.0.4 have reported increased signal strength.
    My brothers took a dive on 4.0.3 & continues w/ 4.0.4. He was getting strong signal on 4.0.2, not sure what happened there.
    05-01-2012 02:55 PM
  16. anon(94115)'s Avatar
    Just out of curiosity I'd like whoever has an answer to respond to my comments below as I have considered the Nexus instead of the Rezound in the past.



    Enjoy your new phone!
    I would say that final ICS leak will level the playing field. Once there is some harmony with the kernels and the OS. No I have not run any of the leaks (still on a self imposed sabbatical with this phone from flashing) but as always final > leaks, even if the leaks, and especially the devs working on them, are good. I am curious to know what version we are going to see. I would hazard a guess that it is going to be 4.0.3 but someone will get the 4.0.4 stuff in there. I know we aren't supposed to get it, but S4 seems to be a huge improvement.

    As far as the camera goes. I hope they do not reall change it (or that this APK plays nice with ICS). Coming from the Charge, this thing is a dream....

    Durability...I guess I am not one of the picky ones on this. I liked my Charge as much as I like this one. Shape is another story. I loved the way that the charge felt in my hand, and the ReZ is just a tad too narrow for me. I know that the 16:9 is going to be the norm so it is my issue and I just have to get over it...lol

    Call quality is leaps and bounds ahead of Sammy. They need to steal the "antennae on the battery door" idea an run with it....
    05-01-2012 03:09 PM
  17. Stelv's Avatar
    Trust me, we were saying the same in my Fascinate days. Oh they'll fix the radios with the next update... I wish you luck brother.
    +1, I don't miss my Fascinate at all
    05-01-2012 04:26 PM
  18. humpagardengnome's Avatar
    ....Call quality is leaps and bounds ahead of Sammy. They need to steal the "antennae on the battery door" idea an run with it....
    Sammy doesn't do well in the "stealing ideas" dept. At least, not when it is brought to light by a certain fruit company.
    05-01-2012 05:32 PM
  19. xxfallacyxx's Avatar
    Sammy doesn't do well in the "stealing ideas" dept. At least, not when it is brought to light by a certain fruit company.
    Nasiff Produce? :P
    05-01-2012 05:58 PM
  20. anon(94115)'s Avatar
    Sammy doesn't do well in the "stealing ideas" dept. At least, not when it is brought to light by a certain fruit company.
    I was thinking more of taking it from HTC (our ReZound). Apple had the antennae in the sides remember?

    Either that or Chiquita Banana
    05-01-2012 06:54 PM
  21. Murph5150's Avatar
    I was thinking more of taking it from HTC (our ReZound). Apple had the antennae in the sides remember?

    Either that or Chiquita Banana
    You're thinking of that underwear company Fruit of the Loom lol.
    05-01-2012 07:27 PM
  22. humpagardengnome's Avatar
    I was thinking more of taking it from HTC (our ReZound). Apple had the antennae in the sides remember?

    Either that or Chiquita Banana
    I was just making light of all Sammys woes regarding the endless patent infringement litigation between Sammy v. a certain Fruit company in Cupertino, CA.
    05-01-2012 08:12 PM
  23. twolastnames's Avatar
    I deleted 3.25 rants on how much this thread bugs me. This is what I ended up with.

    Go enjoy your nexus.
    05-01-2012 11:59 PM
  24. burwil's Avatar
    I think alot of us have had both phones. I like mine to have the rockin signal. The Gnex is a distant memory and now I've got eyes on a new toy....like the Note. Whenever Verizon decides to make one available to us.

    Sent from my hooka via a hash cloud.
    05-02-2012 01:01 AM
  25. jwp1223's Avatar
    Why do people come on here and be like "Good bye such and such" you just look like a child. Seriously, go to the Gnex forum and enjoy their company. I enjoy my Rezound. I can wait 7 more days for a good functioning ICS...No i haven't rooted my phone and I have had it for over 3 weeks.
    burwil likes this.
    05-02-2012 04:19 AM
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