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General ***Official G-Nex first impressions thread*** Love it? Hate it?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Steven58, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. Bklynchildxbc

    Bklynchildxbc Newbie

    not sure where to look but i just got the G-Nex on t-mobile when in 4g will it say 4g all i see is 3g and a H
     

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  2. SLVR

    SLVR Member

    Im getting the same plan when my even more plus expires... You wouldnt know if I need a new sim card to get 4g?
     
  3. hjoneshjones

    hjoneshjones Member

    At what point do you guys get throttled??
     
  4. Fabolous

    Fabolous Superuser

    H is correct. That means you're on "4G"

    If you SIM card is somewhat recent, you shouldn't need to. However, both of my friends who upgraded from a G1 to MT4G and G2 had to get new cards to get the higher speeds.

    5 GB
     
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  5. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?

    Who let that guy^ out of hibernation? ;) :D
     
  6. Wolfedude88

    Wolfedude88 Android Expert


    Yeah sorry about that, :D

    It is nice seeing Fab around again.
     
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  7. w0bbl3r

    w0bbl3r Well-Known Member

    Had it for two days now, and still every time i pick it up, i can't believe how thin and light it is!

    and then every time i turn on the screen.... :eek:

    Best upgrade ever.
     
  8. SLVR

    SLVR Member

    Speaking of though... When is flash coming out? We are almost half way through december....
     
  9. wyggles

    wyggles Well-Known Member

    Just got mine from Handtec yesterday. All weekend I was worried that it'd be broken like the first one but I worried for nothing.
    So far I only miss two things from my Nexus One: The trackball, and the led that tells you when it's charging and turns green when it's over 90%.
     
  10. halo0

    halo0 Member

    So you don't know when your phone is plugged in? :p

    But srsly, Light Flow will let you set the LED to do exactly that, even in the free version.
     
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  11. Howard Hopkinson

    Howard Hopkinson Android Enthusiast

    According to all the reports I've read, flash is coming this month as is Adobe Air.
     
  12. CPcrazyfly

    CPcrazyfly Lurker

    I've been using my Galaxy Nexus for over a week now on att. I love it. No major complaints. Just lack of hi Res Facebook contact pic sync and a feel apps not working on ICS yet
     
  13. halo0

    halo0 Member

    Is the traffic widget new to ICS? It's pretty awesome, but it keeps GPS running constantly while indoors. :( My phone was getting hot so I had to shut it down!
     
  14. MKeditor

    MKeditor Well-Known Member

    Three weeks into my Gnex. Still think it's the coolest phone on the planet. Miss flash every once in a while. My old TeslaLED flashlight wouldn't work but switched to Tiny Flashlight + LED and like it more. A tactile observation: It feels like a quality device. My Nexus S didn't feel as solid.

    I love walking into the stores and having them pitch me on another phone. After I whip the Gnex out the whole conversation changes.
     
  15. Bnice

    Bnice Guest

    Just saw the G-NEX for the first time today in person. Let me just say this, it is a nice phone. I only played 5 or 10 minutes with the phone, a verizon rep had one on him.The build quality is nice, the phone look solid and feel just right. I am a fan of HTC sense and let me say this. This is the first OS for Android I feel, don't need a skin from any of the manufacturers. The phone is nice period. Now I just need sprint to get this phone.
     
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  16. halo0

    halo0 Member

    Truly my only complaint (aside from no flash support yet) about the gnex is how slippery it is. It's a trend with all samsung recently (infuse, gs2). They are so thin and slippery that I cannot feel comfortable using them without a case.
     
  17. Craigboy

    Craigboy Well-Known Member

    I got it at 7:30 this morning so far I am loving the crap out of it. Interesting side note: The verizon store I was at sold out of them by the time I was leaving at 7:45am
     
  18. bill d.

    bill d. Newbie

    Well worth the restocking fee for trading back in the POS Droid Razr. Feels better in my hands, notification light is EXTREMELY bright, and in a great position (huge pet peeve of mine; HTC notification lights are the worst).

    ICS is awesome. Haven't made a call yet. Camera isn't as good as the RAZR's, but it's a cell phone camera; I'll bring my DSLR if I want high quality pictures. Extremely happy about this phone. Plus, now we can all stop complaining about VZ sitting on it.
     
  19. TzuDohNihm

    TzuDohNihm Well-Known Member

    I'm confused by the two or three people that have mentioned the build quality of the phone. I just spent fifteen minutes at my local store playing with the Nexus and from the second I picked it up it felt cheap and sub-par from what I would expect of a flagship device.

    The battery cover came off while I was pulling on the security cable to give me some slack to use the phone and the cover is thinner and more flimsy than a credit card. The plastic housing of the phone is of a cheaper quality than the case for my Incredible. Which is not even a good case, its the Verizon red/black gradient cover.

    More power to anyone who buys this thing but I spent $99 on my Incredible with upgrade discounts and had it the day before launch. If I would get the rumored $100 3G>4G discount and my NE2 I would still be spending $150 for this phone and it isn't anywhere near the build quality of my Incredible. The upgrade to 4.0 isn't worth $50 if the phone may not make it through my next NE2 cycle.

    I want something that feels and looks good as well as being cutting edge technology. Someone needs to combine Apple's build quality with Android and put out a truly amazing phone.

    I can't stand the Rezound name and I am hesitant to continue with HTC until I see how they integrate Sense into ICS which is almost devoid of a need to skin it.

    I really don't like Motorola products either so I am stuck for a few more months unless I can convince myself there is a need for one of those three.
     
  20. johnrclem

    johnrclem Newbie

    Love it so far, now to unlock the bootloader and root this baby! :cool:
     
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  21. tluley51

    tluley51 Android Enthusiast

    I am happy with all the bells and whistles that everyone comments about, but I am EXTREMELY disappointed with the radio's, seeing as I am in the middle of an LTE area and I am only getting 1 bar of 3g...VERY disappointing. The radios are very weak compared to my X. NEVER had an issue with my X.
     
  22. juicehead9

    juicehead9 Newbie

    Three words, this thing ROCKS!!
     
  23. chr1sny

    chr1sny Member

    I just picked mine up at a corp store in Times Square, NYC. There was a line of about 25 people at 10AM. I gave my name to a VZN employee and he told me I'd be getting the last Nexus in stock. He also told the wait would be about an hour. I left the line and came back in an hour, got my Nexus =)

    I haven't played with it yet since I gave it to my IT guy to setup. From the brief time I spent with it, the phone felt nice in my hand. Thinner and lighter than my Thunderbolt. Screen brightness seems kind of low though.

    I had a Razr for two weeks before and so far I prefer the Nexus' form factor. I'm eager to see if the Nexus feels too plasticy in comparison.
     
  24. crackers8199

    crackers8199 Android Enthusiast

    my two main first impressions...

    - i can't believe how fast it is. that's the thing i keep coming back to...i just can't even comprehend how fast this thing is.

    - while the screen is HUGE and the phone itself is also rather big, it doesn't feel that big. coming from the incredible it certainly will take some getting used to, it isn't something that i can't get used to. it's a little difficult right now navigating with one hand (just because it's almost a full inch bigger than the inc), but with two hands it's no problem at all. i'm sure i'll get used to it...

    ...and i guess #3 - i can't believe how fast it is. :)
     
  25. eagle17

    eagle17 Newbie

    First i am really enjoying this phone it was worth the wait... and I just saw that fedex delivered my GSM version. (so I have both but will probably sell the gsm version unopened and use the older gsm phone I have for travel)...

    second not rooted yet want to go a few days with how it should be working to make certain that I dont confuse any problems...

    and lastly a technical question for users of corp mail.
    After playing with it for a few minutes I have one question .. in the corp email app can you make it so that it shows the entire page of rich html content instead of having to scroll around. ?>

    thanks,

    and congrats to those that have one... :)
     
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