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  1. Rockfella

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    Hi all,

    I want to jump on the android bandwagon :smokingsomb: and thinking of buying the Google Nexus 3 as it is the only one that fits my budget/requirements/screen size and the fact that it is an "open source" kinda phone.

    I understand it is an old model and 5 is out but I wanna know the pros n cons of buying the 3.

    My requirements:
    Excellent GPS.
    No lag (I won't multitask)
    Okay camera.

    Any thoughts/inputs are most welcome.

    Tia
     

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    If you're referring to the Galaxy Nexus, it was a decent device that has since been EOL'ed by Google and is thus stuck officially on 4.3. However running 2+ year old hardware will cause it to show it's age. The Camera on it was also quite poor.
     
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    This one:

    Samsung Galaxy Nexus Review | Mobile Phones | CNET UK

    Thanks for a quick reply.

     
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    Yep, that's it. I had that device up until about a year ago when I upgraded to a Nexus 4 and now to a Nexus 5. It was a great device for it's time, but things have advanced a lot since then. The camera wasn't very good, taking any sort of zoomed shot came out horrible. The GPS was decent when I used it, though a bit of a battery hog. It didn't lag that bad while I had it, but newer devices are noticeably quicker. You could find yourself disappointed with the battery life, with it being smaller capacity than what most modern phones come with.
     
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    I don't use zoom at all, modern phones are expensive too :eek: Just need it primarily for GPS. If this is out then I will have to consider Nokia 520 or 525. :(
     
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    Do you have a particular deal on the Galaxy Nexus? Because otherwise I'd look at the Nexus 4 instead: better than the GNex, and may not be more expensive (I looked at a couple of online stores and it was cheaper. Not checked second-hand prices though).
     
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    Yes, have a deal in India with no warrantee whatsoever. This is making me change my mind though.
     
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    My 520 has an excellent GPS! I downloaded the few states I go and occasionally bring the phone with me (no sim, never been activated) and it latches on great even with wifi off. Better than my Note 2 actually...
     
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    That's some great info. I wanted best possible GPS. The one on 525 (i bought yesterday) has same GPS which comes with super high-end models. Thanks for the post.
     

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