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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by cannon11, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. cannon11

    cannon11 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I'm switching to a prepaid carrier that runs on sprints network. You have the option to bring an off contract sprint phone and use it on their service.
    I've been looking on ebay and these are what I've narrowed it down to, unless someone has a good suggestion.

    They are all used and in about 8/10 condition
    Samsung Nexus S 85$
    Motorola Photon 4g 120$
    Samsung Galaxy nexus $150

    The vanilla android is nice, yet It would be nice to have a dual core phone and be able to shoot hd video, The galaxy nexus Can do all of that, Yet I am unsure If I want that big of a screen on my phone and if I want to spend the extra cash on it. It would be good knowing that It would continue to get updates though.
    The photon is kind of in the middle, It has similar specs to the galaxy nexus but it is only on gingerbread.

    Any input would be good,

  2. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Do you have 4g in your area? I dont think the gnex has 4g(?) But thats the choice id go for. LOADS of dev support for it as well as official support. It should be up to date for years yet.
    You do get used to the big display really quick and before you know it, you couldnt go smaller again :thumbup:
  3. gtbarry

    gtbarry Android Expert

    I say you rule out the Photon due to the fact that it is on Gingerbread. The jump to JB is huge and there is a lot of functionality you will miss out on.

    Additionally, a lot of apps now require 4.0+. Google Keep, Chrome Browser, etc. I think you would prefer virtually all apps be able to install on your new phone, rather than some.

    Screen size is personal. Go to the Sprint store and handle the two Nexus devices and see what you think.

    Speaking as a Galaxy Nexus owner: sure some people have better hardware than me - but no one has better software.
  4. gtbarry

    gtbarry Android Expert

    For example, I am way more productive on a larger screen than a smaller screen. My high scores on PVZ are way higher on my Galaxy Nexus than on my teeny tiny apple touch mp3 player.
  5. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    Which connectivity you have in your area might be a good deciding factor. If you have WiMAX, but not LTE, go with the Nexus S because you'll at least be on 4.1.2. If you have LTE, then get the Gnex and you'll be on 4.2.1 (Sprint dropped the ball on that upgrade).
  6. Mostly Harmless

    Mostly Harmless Android Expert

    My vote is the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, it's newer and it's a nice phone.
  7. cannon11

    cannon11 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    thank you everyone.
    I could also go for the epic 4g touch, but seeing as how the galaxy nexus is only $10-20 more expensive used I might as well go for the nexus. I still may go for the nexus s also.
    Just wanted to ask, how long do you think the galaxy nexus will continue to get updates? The nexus s just ended at jellybean, for certain the galaxy nexus should get the next update, but how far do you think it will go? Another year? A few years yet? What would you say?
  8. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    With it being truly aosp, the developer community will keep it going even if sprint abandons it.
  9. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Yeah as long as the hardware is still upto it, itl be supported by the devs. It has a lot of love :thumbup:

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