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Old April 21st, 2012, 10:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
elwray
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Default HTC Incredible considering upgrade to GNex

Hello GNex community!

I have had an HTC Incredible (ADR6300) for about two years now, and I think it's about time for me to jump on to the 4G bandwagon.

As is usually the case with anyone even remotely tech savvy, I'm hesitant to actually "pull the trigger" on a new device for fear of picking the wrong one, or missing out on the bigger, better device coming out in the imminent future.

I understand that if I was just to wait for the "next awesome device" to launch, I'd never get a new phone since they're always coming out with new ones. But I'd really like some peace of mind when it comes to picking a 4G android VZW device from the current market.

From what I've read, the Galaxy Nexus looks to be quite a solid phone. I like the idea of ICS, as well as the potential for software updates not taking forever-and-a-half as it did with my Incredible. And based on friends in my area with 4G devices, the service is available in many of the locations I spend time in.

Would you say that going from an Incredible to a GNex is a positive jump? Rooting is important to me, if for nothing more than the ability to appease my short attention span when it comes to software in general. I don't need a physical keyboard - between Swype and Swiftkey I've become accustomed to touchscreen keyboards with no problem.

That said, I have heard the rumors of the HTC Incredible 4G - though I'm not convinced it's worth waiting for because 1), who knows when it will actually be released, and 2), there's no guarantee that it will be able to be rooted.

Right now I'm considering the Galaxy Nexus vs the Motorola Razr Maxx. The battery life on the Razr Maxx is of course awesome, but as long as the GNex is at least equal to what I'm getting on my Incredible now, it's fine. I'm rarely in a situation where I am using my phone heavily and have no access to a charger.

All in all, I suppose I've already made my mind up for the GNex, but I guess I'm really just looking for people to validate my opinion or give me some first hand experience that might sway me away from the GNex, if necessary.

Thanks!
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