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  1. Darkhawk_76

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    I just got a Galaxy Nexus last week and my contract was up since August and I waited what seemed like forever for the GN to come out. But.....like a lot of users who waited and got it I am having some issues.

    I've been a Android user since the launch of the OG Motorola Droid, loved that phone, I got it because I was a Black Berry user and didnt want to miss the keyboard, well after a year or so of owning that I used the keyboard maybe 5 times. Then I upgraded to the Droid X, paid full retail for it, loved Motorolas build and even kinda liked Blur. But I've never been a fan of bloatware so when the GN came to VZW I was very excited, never owned a Samsung so I wasn't sure what to expect. Then came the let down...

    I hate the weak external speaker. But worse than that is the fact I can't keep a signal or maintain battery life for more than 6 hours, that's off of 4G with screen at about 30% and running Juice Defender. I also can't stand the location of the charger port.

    Now with all that in mind, I love the screen and I LOVE ICS and the lack of VZW bloatware. On with the questions.

    Coming from Moto phones if I get the Rezound how does the screen compare to Gorilla Glass? How scratch, smudge resistant is HTC's screens? I never used a screen protector with any of my Moto phones or and I never had one scratch.

    How is the signal compared to the Nexus and Droid X? 4G?

    Battery life? Are there extended battery options? Thickness is not a concern, I liked the slimness of the GN but if I can get a phone that works I dont really care.

    The screen quality compared to the Nexus? Because the GN blew me away....on max brightness anyway. But bye bye battery if you run it on 100%.

    External speaker? Does the Beats only work with the included headphones or the can you tell a difference on the external as well?

    Notification LED? Does it even have one?

    These are the main ones Im concerned with. The Droid Razr is not really appealing because of the screen, it just seems grainy and reminds me of the Bioinc (Which I had for two weeks and returned) and the lack of removable battery just seems to be asking for trouble.

    Oh and has anyone had to return their Rezound and if so, why?

    Thank everyone in advance and I apologize if most of these have been answered already.
     

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  2. WizeGuyDezignz

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    I will take a crack at these questions below in bold:

     
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    I pretty much agree with everything the above stated with 1 exception.

    I think the display on the nexus is doodoo. Any display where you need to crank the brightness to get rid of the defects is a crap display. I went thru 2 nexus phones and both phones had an irritating banding. Second phone also had a purple hue to it.

    I returned my nexus for the rezound and I went from 1-2 bars at work to full bars. I went from 5mbs for 4g to 13mbs while at work. At home I went from 0-1 bars and 3g to 3-full bars and 4g. I easily get 12 hours battery life on my phone.

    There's no comparison in my opinion the rezound is a better phone.
     
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    I actually agree, I think I gave the Nexus screen too much credit in my post above. You are right, at full brightness the Nexus screen looks pretty darn good. But that's not realistic as the battery would last 5 hours at that setting.

    At an everyday and realistic brightness, the screen is pretty crappy compared to the Rezound. So overall, the Rezound screen is indeed better IMO.

    And I also agree that the Rezound is the better phone overall. I absolutely love it and wouldn't trade it for a Nexus at all! Once ICS hits this phone, it will be even more amazing!
     
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    So how is Sense compared to Blur, keep in mind I got use to Blur over 2+ years? And I'm assuming when ICS comes to Resound it'll be Sense skinned with bloatware intact.
     
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    Oh and how bad is this pink button issue and screen leakage?
     
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    My buttons are red. I don't know what percentage of pink units exist but I do know there are a number of reported pink buttons. I also haven't any screen leakage. I don't know if the pink and spillage are related problems. With the experiences I've had with my Rez I would readily recommend the phone to anyone. The screen is sharp, the battery lasts all day, it hangs onto a signal, the unit is well built, the sound quality and level exceeds my retired Dinc, and I've experienced zero problems in nearly two months service.
     
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    I have some light leakage but my buttons are red enough for me. One incentive you may also consider, the Rezound is now $199 so if you can return the Nexus without a restocking fee, you're looking at a $100 savings. If I was a new Verizon customer, the $100 price difference would be the icing on the cake.

    Also, you can ask the Verizon employee to confirm a unit with good red buttons and minimal light leakage for you before taking delivery of the phone at the store.
     
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    Thanks everyone, I think I've made up my mind, this time tomorrow I'll be posting from my Rezound! And I'll be getting it for $150, I got a $50 upgrade bonus so it seals the deal.
     
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    I can't say enough about my Rezound .... simply ...... hands down ...... THE BEST smartphone I have ever owned ...... enjoy yours :)
     
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