As an update to my prior post, I currently still have the same G nexus because the store's system glitched and wasn't able to process my exchange last night. I have to try it again this evening, which gave me a few more hours with the phone last night. Performed a few factory resets, naturally it didn't make a difference. The reasons I'm going to get another Rezound instead are signal-related (phone becomes unusable) and can be read about in the following hide tag so as not to get this thread off track.
This morning, however, which irked me to no end, I had no signal whatsoever for several minutes while in a full 3G coverage area which also gets 4G. Got the typical grey bars with no 3G/4G beside it. This is completely unacceptable. Even while in the store yesterday, the display unit Rezound had a -64 dBm signal while the G Nex was at -93 or something, occasionally getting to -87. My typical has been -93 or -101, and even when it was listing as better, the phone would still drop in and out of usability or I'd have to do the old airplane mode trick, which wasn't always successful. Sure, we know Verizon and Google are looking into it and a patch will be forthcoming. But with no ETA on the patch, I can't sit around waiting in hopes it'll show up in a timely manner an fix what it's supposed to fix. I expected there to be growing pains with ICS and accepted that gladly, but not with the basic functionality of the phone. There's a big difference between having fewer bars and taking a vouple of minutes for a GPS lock as opposed to being unable to make a call, use data, and inability to get GPS locks regularly, even when GPS Status is showing 11 satellites being locked onto (albeit for only brief moments). This will be a wonderful phone, but it's just not there yet, at least the LTE version. All that signal play is killing the battery when I'm not home. Switching to CDMA-only doesn't guarantee me a steady connection either.
To stay on topic, here's my non-signal-issue bug list:
- speaker volume way too low to be of use in anything but a quiet environment
- Rotation gets stuck sometimes and won't switch back without exiting the app/browser briefly
- Audio quality of incoming calls not always clear even when the other party is calling from a home environment with no background noise
- Softkeys occasionally fail to respond when pressed
Other than that, my only real complaint is that the rear of the unit is too damned slick. I had no intention of using a case on the phone, but it slides off of damned near everything I sit it on (unless perfectly flat), or vibrate will cause it to slip off a surface. Hopefully third-party manufacturers can address that with replacement covers.