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***Official Galaxy Nexus Pre-Release speculation thread**General

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  1. BLD

    BLD Well-Known Member

  2. kamon211

    kamon211 Well-Known Member

    still rocking the og Droid, was hoping to get the SGSII for verizon back in June but we all know how that went....

    Now we have some somewhat verified specs on what will probably be running on the Prime and how it looks like, and I gotta admit, im alittle underwhelmed. The GSII blew me away at launch, the Prime isnt even officially out yet and im more or less, meh.

    What is the POINT of getting rid of physical buttons if you still have tons of BEZEL on the damn phone? Its a waste of a flagship phone for ICS, its supposed to set the standard for future phones and it has fail all over it. Ive got the Galaxy tab 10.1 and I can see bezel being usefull on a large screened tablet, but a phone does NOT need much bezel, unless its so freaking huge you cant hold it easily in one hand.

    The next thing is the TI4460, this chip is nearly identical to the 4430 that first came out for the LG optimus 3d, back in June or July I believe. I cant really complain on this, I should have known the exynos 1.5Ghz would not be ready yet. I feel the same way an iphone fanboi felt when apple announced the iphone 4s (meh again)

    I do admit I like everything else, the screen should be unmatched with anything else out there, its pretty thin AND has LTE, and Verizon will finally get a decent phone besides the Bionic (too fat, dont like moto lately) I know nothing is final until its actually anounced, I am still hoping we get a good surpise at release.

    /end rant
  3. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    tap tap tap...

    OK - how about the fact that it's posted here that the Oct 11 date has slipped? I mean - c'mon, throw me a bone here, I even added a footnote and everything! :D

    (ps to cereal killer - um - do you take contracts? I'm kinda thinking something in the thrown Froot Loop line of things... um, you know, just hypothetically...)
  4. Grandmadroid

    Grandmadroid Well-Known Member

    That's very nice......thank you.
  5. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    kamon211 - Welcome to the forums! :)

    Well - the question is, is there a ton of bezel? Compared to phones with hard buttons, if the pic on this page is accurate, that doesn't seem like much to me.

    Does it to you?

    Also - does anyone use QuickDesk? I think that might be more difficult with soft buttons, but not owning a tablet - not sure...
  6. BLD

    BLD Well-Known Member

    Haha. OK. I can give you that. We now have one, one wonderful fact. Ah, ah, ah. :p
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  7. Namrak

    Namrak Well-Known Member

    Compared to the TB this bezel IS relatively larger. TB bezel is surprisingly small
  8. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    If we define bezel to include the area at the bottom where the buttons are, it's much bigger, isn't it?


    Just eyeballing, I'd say the sides have more compared to the Sammy on this page as well (enlarge to compare one-on-one).

    Am I missing something?
  9. BLD

    BLD Well-Known Member

    I think if you didn't have the bezels with the aspect ratio you'd either have a phone that is too short in that it feels awkward to hold to your face and actually use it to talk or if you made the screen completely top to bottom you'd have to make the phone so wide that it would feel awkward that way.

    Think about the Incredible. It's basically 4"x2". To make a phone that was nothing but screen and maintain the 16:9 ratio the closest you'd get would be 4"x2.75". It doesn't sound like it's much wider but it will surely feel awkward to hold up to your face as a phone.
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  10. overbyc1

    overbyc1 Well-Known Member

    Source for pic


    Not mine, just knew the link.
  11. cereal killer

    cereal killer Well-Known Member

    Sure do. 75% discount for all staff on AF's. I'll throw in an additional 5% off because your a future Prime owner.
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  12. BlueBiker

    BlueBiker Well-Known Member

    Yep, potentially clocked 50% higher. You were looking for something to complain about? :p

    Dirty deeds done dirt cheap...
  13. Namrak

    Namrak Well-Known Member

    Are you including the "on screen" buttons for the NP?
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  14. Medion

    Medion Well-Known Member

    Due to the lack of facts, I've decided to break my NENDAs (non-existant non-disclosure agreements) with Google, Samsung, Verizon, Santa Clause, and Microsoft (who not only collects royalties on all Samsung phones, but also on all litigation on broken NENDAs). Sue me, I patented the NENDA.

    Ok, so here are the official specs of the upcoming Samsung/Google phone that was supposed to be announced on Oct 11th.

    Name: Google Samsung Galaxy Nexus Prime SII (write it out in a line and circle 2-3 consecutive words to get the real name, it's in there somewhere)
    Form Factor: Phone, cellular
    Screen: It's there
    CPU: Yes
    GPU: Yup
    RAM: numerical
    Storage: Numerical
    NFC: Inside the phone
    Camera: Takes pictures and records video
    Front-Facing Camera: Same as the back, but on the front, not as high quality

    Also, and here's the exclusive - streams goat porn at 60fps (faps per second) !!!
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  15. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    FWIW - I got both the Evo 4G and 3D and launch and still use both... ;)

    Also, I disagree with the whole zero-bezel grail that some are seeking. I handed my daughter my phone last night to turn her on to Janelle Monae's Tightrope (highly recommended, search YouTube), and being used to her DX, first thing she needed was to learn how to hold the beast so that she wasn't accidentally hitting the screen and pausing the vid.

    I am in complete agreement with less bezel and higher elegance with less wasted space - but again, that's me.

    BTW - here's a handy ratio calculator for those of us who are on the lazy side -

    Screen Aspect Ratio & Dimension Calculator

    A 4.65" screen at 16x9 would be 4.05" by 2.28" - so - not sure about that 2.75" width or how it applies... :confused:
  16. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    No - maybe that's where I'm shearing from the overall idea - ok - I think I get you guys' point then.

    With that launcher, yes, it seems to be chewing up a bit of real estate.

    For video playback, the buttons will disappear, maybe I was biasing my thoughts.

    Got it, thanks. :)

    You have to add 5% because I'm undecided about Verizon... and I am happy with my present phone (I've only had it 3.5 months) - but you just never know about me. ;) :D
  17. red66charger

    red66charger Well-Known Member

    That's so friggin' cool! I hope they use it. Good lookin' out EarlyMon. ;)
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  18. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

    Wow! We're getting a lot of linkbacks! :D
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  19. Medion

    Medion Well-Known Member

    It's the goat porn.
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  20. Namrak

    Namrak Well-Known Member

    Alright, so I know this was a while ago, but I felt bad about messing up the 5000th post. (yes, this is how much I care about the Nexus Prime thread plus Steven seemed really dissaponted) So i updated it. Plus I didn't want to fail like the 4k post :D.

    Yes, yes I know it doesn't matter and no one cares but I felt I had to do it/rant.

    Continue NP convo now...
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  21. Dubbin1

    Dubbin1 Well-Known Member

    Hey there is no need to rub it in :D
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  22. dmiller2007

    dmiller2007 Well-Known Member

    So anyone want to take guesses what the next piece of "credible" info we get about this phone will be? ICS related? Specs? Appearance? Etc.
  23. Mannequins

    Mannequins Well-Known Member

    I spent the better half of my night catching up with this thread. and for what? Nothing! Why didnt someone tell me that i could have skipped all of sunday's posts? Someone should be on "warn mannequins duty" for whenever something significant get's posted. I shoulda known nothing really happens on sundays anyway.. I cant wait to wake up at noon tomorrow and hear some BIG MONDAY news!
    Btw I jking I feel like im learning more about everyone here than i am learning about the prime :)
  24. BLD

    BLD Well-Known Member

    Stupid math on my part. I should have said 4"x2.25".
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  25. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Typos are no big deal, look at my posts. ;)

    And well, it really makes me wonder how the end product with soft buttons will look and how it will feel overall.
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