10-17-2013 08:59 PM
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  1. enomix's Avatar
    Upgrading to the LG G2 over the Gnex has impacted my life heavily. I no longer have to worry about battery life , freezing applications and ****ty pictures.
    The Gnex served me well over the years but it was time to bring it outside and beat it down office space style .My love life has now improved i'm getting better sleep and i feel more sociable since upgrading.

    Seriously though this phone is a necessary upgrade over the GNEX for anyone considering it.
    09-23-2013 07:35 AM
  2. Bloodthirsty's Avatar
    I had the gnex as well. The upgrade to the g2 is hard describe. Such a massive improvement.

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-23-2013 07:49 AM
  3. Bobby Stockert's Avatar
    I too upgraded from the GNEX to the G2. It's now been one week with the new phone and I too have to say it has changed my life.

    Having a phone that can do everything is one thing, but having a phone that can do everything and not have a single thought about battery life is a whole other ballgame.
    09-23-2013 10:11 AM
  4. Bloodthirsty's Avatar
    Funny, I had three batteries charged at all times with the Gnex. Including a 3800mAh extended battery. The Gnex could eat through those in the same time I go through one power cycle with the G2. It especially sucked when going out at night and having a dead phone at 3 am.
    09-23-2013 11:52 AM
  5. mikebear's Avatar
    I'm another GNex to G2, battery life is a major improvement, and there's a lot of other things I'm enjoying too (like the beautiful screen), but the GNex was a great phone and it will always hold a place in my heart.
    stew930, tx_tuff and reeper55 like this.
    09-23-2013 01:25 PM
  6. FutureRoscoe's Avatar
    Same boat. Same thoughts
    09-23-2013 01:38 PM
  7. cobra617's Avatar
    Hated my Gnex with a passion. I was considering buying the G2 outright to get rid of the Gnex.
    Let's see:
    For the first 6 months the phone was plagued with spontaneous reboots. I eventually went with CyanogenMod and Franco Kernel which got rid of these.
    It was dog slow.
    It could barely run Nav and TuneIn Pro simultaneously. (I do this on business trips all the time in my rental car....I run Nav to get me where I am going and I like to listen to radio stations on TuneIn Pro) I just got back from a trip, and my G2 ran Nav and TuneIn without breaking a sweat and it was hot where I was. (Dallas)
    The camera quality was bad.
    Video was ok, but the thing was so slow, it wold often stutter and skip frames while recording. (No such issues with the G2)

    So I have no fond memories of my Gnex....other than it was my first 4G phone. I had a Droid Incredible prior to the Gnex and performance wise it didn't feel like an upgrade. (Though the screen, screen resolution, and 4G were big upgrades)
    09-23-2013 10:36 PM
  8. jimed43's Avatar
    I also had the GNEX, it was awesome 2 years ago, but my battery life was down to about 1 hour. I am loving my G2.
    09-24-2013 11:42 AM
  9. shadowsjc's Avatar
    I went from a droid bionic to the G2...words cannot describe how happy i am
    HD_Renegade likes this.
    09-24-2013 12:28 PM
  10. stew930's Avatar
    Even with the extended battery barely getting me through the day I am so happy with the G2. I thought the screen, design, processing power, and the development community was great for that device. I never had any problems with mine that other people experienced (signal and in call issues).

    I really do like the G2 and I am so happy I picked it up. It is a device that will be in my possession for a while. Unless a Nexus with similar specs come to Verizon which will probably never happen.
    HD_Renegade likes this.
    09-24-2013 02:08 PM
  11. truckroot's Avatar
    With gnex, I had to keep a charger with me at all times. Loved that phone but the battery life was horrible. Now I can comfortably make it all day. This g2 has set a new standard for battery life for me.

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-25-2013 10:08 AM
  12. VideoEngineerAJS's Avatar
    Another Galaxy Nexus owner who decided to go with the G2. The battery life really is incredible on this phone and the extra RAM makes the phone fly so much that you don't even notice that it has LG's UI on it (minus the extra features). I'm not destroying my GN though as I'm passing it down to my mother since she can't afford buying a new smartphone and she currently has the Thunderbolt that I had before I got my Galaxy Nexus.
    09-25-2013 10:18 AM
  13. philly's Avatar
    Upgrading to the LG G2 over the Gnex has impacted my life heavily. I no longer have to worry about battery life , freezing applications and ****ty pictures.
    The Gnex served me well over the years but it was time to bring it outside and beat it down office space style .My love life has now improved i'm getting better sleep and i feel more sociable since upgrading.

    Seriously though this phone is a necessary upgrade over the GNEX for anyone considering it.
    please tell me you are kidding about the life improvement stuff..
    09-25-2013 02:31 PM
  14. nuzebe's Avatar
    It's totally true, I have had the G2 for a week now and it really has changed my day to day life more than I could have imagined. I would get about 1-3 hours on my GNex extended battery. When I was in New York last year for the Cup Finals I had to carry around 3 extended batteries, 2 stock batteries, and a charger. Me and my ****ty battery life GNex were notorious, whenever I would go for drinks the bartenders I knew wouldn't even say a word and would just stick out there hand for the phone to plug it in the second i walked in the door. I even tried the 3800 mAh battery which still got me not even half a day while also making the thing look like an old Motorola.

    For someone who basically works 24/7 with their phone as a primary tool it really has changed me and made me happier and more productive.
    09-25-2013 04:26 PM
  15. VideoEngineerAJS's Avatar
    Wow what were you people doing that caused your Galaxy Nexus to get such bad battery life? I mean I know it wasn't the best toward the end, but I got more than 3 hour's and I was on my phone a lot.

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-25-2013 04:39 PM
  16. Bloodthirsty's Avatar
    It's totally true, I have had the G2 for a week now and it really has changed my day to day life more than I could have imagined. I would get about 1-3 hours on my GNex extended battery. When I was in New York last year for the Cup Finals I had to carry around 3 extended batteries, 2 stock batteries, and a charger. Me and my ****ty battery life GNex were notorious, whenever I would go for drinks the bartenders I knew wouldn't even say a word and would just stick out there hand for the phone to plug it in the second i walked in the door. I even tried the 3800 mAh battery which still got me not even half a day while also making the thing look like an old Motorola.

    For someone who basically works 24/7 with their phone as a primary tool it really has changed me and made me happier and more productive.

    I feel your pain man. I was constantly charging.
    09-25-2013 06:36 PM
  17. Channan's Avatar
    Wow what were you people doing that caused your Galaxy Nexus to get such bad battery life? I mean I know it wasn't the best toward the end, but I got more than 3 hour's and I was on my phone a lot.

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    I can get an hour and a half of screen on time on my Galaxy Nexus if I'm lucky. With standby time mixed in, I'll get about an hour of screen on time.

    So I ordered an iPhone 5S with the unlimited data upgrade on Verizon's website. It sucks going back to iOS, but the iPhone manages great battery life with such a small battery, so even when I need to charge it, it's really quick. I'll still have my Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 to play with on Wi-Fi though.
    10-15-2013 11:55 PM
  18. mrstarzan's Avatar
    In January this year I went from a Thunderbolt to a GNex. Loved the stock Android over Sense so much and the extended batteries on the GNex made me realize how much I could to use the features to the full. Or so I thought. Now that I have the G2 I realize I was still skimping on my usage to save battery. On the G2 I do whatever I want on it without even thinking about the battery. Haven't run out of juice in a day yet. I will never go back to a lousy battery sucking phone again. The G2 is the new standard.

    Sent from my VS980 4G using AC Forums mobile app
    10-16-2013 01:39 AM
  19. rjrobins's Avatar
    Came from the Gnex also and while it was great for the first 6 months - 1 year there were many flaws. Battery, Camera quality, lag, lack of Vzn updates for a Nexus, & Speakers to name a few. The G2 solves almost every problem the Gnex had and is even more of a value added phone. Bought it under Verizon's "Unlimited" weekend and couldn't be happier. I do sometimes get random screen issues where I press a key to type and 14 come up, but other than that it's been amazing. I'll always have a heart for the Gnex as it was my first Nexus but with a Nexus 7 and the new Nexus 10 coming, I'll get my Nexus fill in other ways.
    10-16-2013 08:50 AM
  20. madisonjar's Avatar
    is g2 really close to stock google as it comes?
    10-16-2013 09:45 AM
  21. VideoEngineerAJS's Avatar
    is g2 really close to stock google as it comes?
    No, it's definitely not stock, but the features that come with the phone definitely do not slow it down and as I've said in multiple posts, Google could easily put some of LG's features into stock without any issues of making it feel too "gimmicky". If LG keeps up the good work with the software I may stick with them as I was getting bored with stock, but the new Sense just doesn't do much for me either and Touchwiz seems to be a hog.
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    10-16-2013 09:50 AM
  22. DorothyP's Avatar
    All this time I thought GNex was the Google Nexus 4 and I could not believe the complaints about it seeing as the Nexus was so well regarded and so many are waiting on a Nexus 5.
    Now things make sense ;=)
    10-16-2013 11:57 AM
  23. brownel02's Avatar
    I am very shocked that people are/were having such issues with their GNex's. This is a developer site as much as it is anything. Have you tried other ROM's? I have the standard battery in my GNex and can get about 10 hours of regular (for me) use on it. This equates to about 1 hour screen on time (email, web, candy crush, adam carolla, calendar...). Currently running Slim ROM - 4.3 with lean kernel. I do have an extra battery in my bag but have only needed it a handful of times.

    That said, I was just in to look at the G2 and also the Note 3. I found the Note 3 just a bit too big for my liking. I would have walked out with the G2 had it not been for the stupid lady at the V store. She asked why I didn't want it and I told her I would take it in a second as long as she could keep me in my unlimited plan. I told her I was sold a bill of goods from Verizon when I signed up. They kept telling me that with the 4G network I could do anything I wanted, and if I got the unlimited plan I wouldn't have to worry about any overages. Well, a few short years later and they are making you pay extra if you want to keep it (bait and switch!!). Typically I use between 6-8Gig/mo., I travel a lot and stream videos, music and podcasts. Changing plans I would end up paying about $75/mo more to get me to that same level. Sorry, got off on a rant there.
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    10-16-2013 01:27 PM
  24. VideoEngineerAJS's Avatar
    I am very shocked that people are/were having such issues with their GNex's. This is a developer site as much as it is anything. Have you tried other ROMs? I have the standard battery in my GNex and can get about 10 hours of regular (for me) use on it. This equates to about 1 hour screen on time (email, web, candy crush, adam carolla, calendar...). Currently running Slim ROM - 4.3 with lean kernel. I do have an extra battery in my bag but have only needed it a handful of times.

    That said, I was just in to look at the G2 and also the Note 3. I found the Note 3 just a bit too big for my liking. I would have walked out with the G2 had it not been for the stupid lady at the V store. She asked why I didn't want it and I told her I would take it in a second as long as she could keep me in my unlimited plan. I told her I was sold a bill of goods from Verizon when I signed up. They kept telling me that with the 4G network I could do anything I wanted, and if I got the unlimited plan I wouldn't have to worry about any overages. Well, a few short years later and they are making you pay extra if you want to keep it (bait and switch!!). Typically I use between 6-8Gig/mo., I travel a lot and stream videos, music and podcasts. Changing plans I would end up paying about $75/mo more to get me to that same level. Sorry, got off on a rant there.
    I'm thinking about rooting the Galaxy Nexus and putting a ROM on it before I hand it off to my mother when she comes to visit for Thanksgiving. Is the one you are currently running the best in your opinion?

    That's why I went ahead an bought the phone outright. Even with paying full retail I end up saving money over going to a new plan and losing unlimited data.
    10-16-2013 01:32 PM
  25. DorothyP's Avatar
    I ordered my G2 online and picked up in store during that one day glitch for 139.00 and retained my unlimited. My plan had been to wait for the Nexus 5 and go to another carrier. But that deal was too good to pass on. When the Note 3 came out, I dropped by to see it as I would have been able to keep my plan and just pay the restock fee. But it was not for me. Nice phone but I prefer a LCD screen and prefer the hand feel of the G2. But VZW was really pushing the N3. They were still setting up the display that day and the guy stayed with me and peppered me with questions about the LG g2 vs the N3. What was very clear to me was nobody seemed to know much about the LG g2 or care to. It was all about Samsung and Droids.
    10-16-2013 01:41 PM
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