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Breaking into the smartphone world: HTC One V or the Samsung Galaxy Nexus?

Discussion in 'What Device Should I Buy?' started by skyflashings, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. skyflashings

    skyflashings New Member
    Thread Starter

    Sep 12, 2012
    My 2-year flip-phone contract with AT&T has come to an end and I'm finally considering my first smartphone. I would prefer a no-contract phone, and have come down to two main considerations:

    First, is the HTC One V through Virgin Mobile. This month RadioShack has them for $149, and the VM plan of $45 (unlimited text, data up to 2 gigs or so before throttling, 1200 minutes) would fit my needs.

    Second, is Google's Samsung Galaxy Nexus for $349. I am thinking to use the Straight Talk service for this option, as they have a decent deal of $45 for unlimited text, data up to 2 gigs or so before throttling, unlimited minutes.

    I live in Columbus, OH. So far my AT&T service is 'ok', so Straight Talk (using AT&T and T-Mobile) would be fine. I don't know how Sprint's connection is here but I assume Virgin Mobile wouldn't be significantly worse.

    The reason I am considering the Nexus over the One V is that the One V is tied to Virgin Mobile. I think this means it is more difficult to resell the One V in this case (although I don't really plan to change phones for a while). The other reason is that the Nexus seems to have significantly better specs with a dual-core processor, better resolution, etc along with jellybean thrown in.

    Which phone would be the better option at this time? I don't plan to play many games, mostly using it for quick web browsing/gps. I'm hoping to keep the phone for a while too, seems like the Nexus would be worth the investment. Or are there other phones/plans that could be potentially better suited for my case? Thanks!


  2. ericc191

    ericc191 Member

    Mar 27, 2011
    If you can afford the Galaxy Nexus, then definitely get it. If you are considering spending $350, then I would suggest getting the HTC One X.

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