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  1. RRMan03

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    I just noticed something on My VZW Gnex. Nowhere on the outside of the phone does it say Verizion. I thought that every phone VZW sold was branded by them. Anybody else see this or do you have one that is branded?
     

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    Have you looked on the battery cover?

    Mine clearly says verizon with 4glte symbol
     
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    Actually I did look and it is not there on my phone.I got mine on day one from the online store. I think I got the regular Samsung back/battery cover. No VZW anywhere.Maybe that is why i have not had hardly any problems. It might have been one of the test phones. Who knows.
     
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    My 2nd one does have the VZW branding on it just for the record.
     
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    I think if yours was a test phone then it would have been unlocked when you got it.

    And if you goto about phone it will say (engineer)
     
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    Well I guess I just got a different back than a branded VZW then. I definitely got to different types. Phones work the same and look the same except ofr the different writing on the battery covers.
     
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    You know... the antennas are in the rear cover. Would be a fascinating experiment for you to test if there are any connection differences between your two phones. Hint hint.

    EDIT: Oops, wrong: Nevermind!
     
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    I'm sorry, but I disagree that the antenna is in the battery cover. It's just a piece of plastic.

    Perhaps you are confused in that the NFC antenna is a part of the battery, but it isn't in the cover.
     
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    Hmmmm. It is on the Rezound, and I assumed it was on the Nexus too. If you're sure, I'll edit my post accordingly. Thx!
     
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    Nope.

    A few phones have had an antenna on the battery cover, and the Nexus S had the NFC antenna on the battery cover. Neither is the case with this phone, though.
     
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    Thanks xliderider and binary. I was hoping this was a quietly slip-streamed hardware improvement that I'd cleverly uncovered. Uh, not so much. Post edited. :eek:
     
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    Any pics of this? Just wondering how it looks.

    Interesting there is no branding for you. Did you happen to get a Dev/Test phone?
     
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    This is one of the many little things about the Galaxy Nexus that I really like. I usually have mine in some sort of case, so the lack of any branding (Verizon or Samsung) on the face of the phone, gives it a really classy look. I always hated the chrome Verizon logo below the earpiece on my Incredible. How Samsung managed to get the SGN to market without the egomaniacs at Verizon insisting that their logo be everywhere is pretty amazing.
     
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    Is it just blank below the camera or does it say "Google," like the GSM variants?
     
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    It says Google. Thats what caught my eye. Then I looked at my other one and its of course is branded by VZW. No difference in performance as I have them both setup exactly the same. Same appps,same everything. One is just for use if I am one the other one.And with 4 batteries and the little charger for battery and phone together its a nice package. Added another mobile charger today. The one with the wall socket and the USB cable. 7.00 and free shipping at Amazon.I needed it so I do not have to unpack my charger everytime I get home. I try to duplicate everything so I do not have to remember to pack it or leave it behind. I always have it. Both phones are also in Incipo Cases. One in black and the other in Grey/White so I know the difference.Guess that seems a little overboard to some but I earn my living talking to people so that is the reason. I just switched from 2 Blackberry Bolds that were almost brand new as I had just purchased them but this phone has so much more capibility than the Bolds It's like Ford or Ferrari. Both get you there but one a lot faster than the other
     
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    I don't have a back on my Gnex at all. I wanted to use the Barely There case I bought and the only way it will fit is by taking off the back cover with it. I still have good reception.
     
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    Yeah, I screwed up on that. :eek:

    Here's a teaser though: I did a bunch of testing with both the Rezound's standard and extended batteries and came up with something I didn't expect. How you hold the phone really does matter (as the fruit guy claimed), with a spread of 14dBm or more just from different grips. I won't hazard a guess how much it matters w/the Nexus.
     
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    i like the lack of the cheesy verizon logo on the front of my phone. just another plus.
     
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    pretty sure the iphone doesn't have any verizon logos either
     
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