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General Should I buy the Galaxy Nexus or Razr?

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  1. the gig

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    I am agreeing with you. I agree the SGN is better than the Razr on this issue. I know the Iphone is not 4G. My point was that during the switchover the Razr was useless. Not something I ever had to deal with with the Iphone seeing as there was no switchover.
    I never said I NEED LTE. I pay for it though- so I want it. I'm not going to buy a new phone and turn off one of the highlight features to prevent it from becoming a brick. That's why the Razr went back.
     

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  2. syntrix

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    Put the RAZR in 3G only, you should have no issues, and a fair and balanced comparison for your expected needs.

    However,
    This is info for the OP, but only if 3G is required, or only needed. Nobody is forcing anyone to use 4G.

    BTW 3G vs 4G costs are 100% the same. You don't "pay more" for 4G..... yet, lol.:D
     
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    anandtech has a good review on the razr

    nothing but a better dressed bionic

    same hardware platform, still missing ics, and they estimate it arrives in 6 months

    id rather go with the nexus
     
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    I realize the costs are the same- not arguing that. A 3g mode Razr and a IP4 would be a balanced comp.
    My point, which may not have come across, is that on 4g network setting, the SGN is performing more to my expectations than the Razr, which sucked, at least in my area.
    Along with the other reasons I mentioned, I'm happier with the SGN.
     
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    The non-removable battery in the Razr is what kept me from even considering the phone as an option.
     
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    who cares? 99.9% of users won't use anywhere near 32gbs of memory, or docks/hdmi ports....
     
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    I love simple docks that have charging built in... hdmi, sure.

    So I DO care... but I'm living without a solid spot on the nightstand that I can just dock/plop the phone and be done for the night.

    That charger cable, keeps falling behind the nightstand though, gotta keep on grabbing it since it's a loose cable. Oh, and for your insight... it's not the END-OF-THE-WORLD, lol. I love my SGN, but you selectively quoted me on a larger reply to this thread with a few pros/cons. I would have hoped for either no quoting or ENTIRE quoting.

    I'll agree on the 32Gb thing, but if I want to load a certain amount of movies, I might use more, always thinking of the top end, or a road trip with the kids..... day to week to month is usually shuffling media which music is really only about 4G, and the movies are shuffled back and forth... I think I've only used about 16G at one time.

    Still doesn't change the fact of NO multimedia dock for the SGN on VZW yet! Hope it comes soon!
     
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    moto has as good hardware as anyone else, a little better build quality than most-but where they really suck is software.

    i will never buy another moto phone. ever.
     
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    Hardware to hardware, these phones are close. I think the radios, Wifi, Bluetooth, etc are better in the Razor. Screen is hands down better in the GNEX. The external speaker in the GNEX sux. The lack of the SD card in the GNEX is a pain. Like all Google products, ICS is not fully cooked. Lots of bugs and glitches. It is the price you pay to be on the bleeding edge of Anythign Google...

    I would have bought the Razar over GNEX if it was not for the locked boot loader and the for e feed of Blur....

    If you plan to root. Your phone do not even consider the Razar. The GNEX is obviously superior in that regard....

    If you do not plan to root and do not care if the Razar ever gets ICS, (with Verizon and moto in the mix it will take many months if it is ever released) it is a toss up. I could easly argue it either way.....
     
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    Bingo, I'm thinking 5-6 months at the quickest for the Razr to get ICS. With the disgusting Blur (non-Blur, whatever) overlying ICS
     
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    Even if the next Nexus is a Motorola and on VZW?
     
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    Yes.

    Dont hold your breadth. Google is supposed to operate moto as a seperate entity.
     
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    At least....
     
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    So you're saying the only reason you don't like Motorola is because of their software, but if the next Nexus phone is a Motorola - by definition, meaning that it is not their software - you still won't buy it?

    :thinking:
     
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    yes.
     
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    Enjoy living in your bubble.

    Moto makes top notch phones.
     
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    I will buy it and allow it to marry one of my daughters!!! Motorola makes great phones!

    With that said, Google has already come out and told the handset makers that overlays are not going to be allowed in certain parts of ICS. Now there will still be overlays, however they will now have to have the same look as ICS.
     
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    If possible could you put a link to this info? The only thing I have seen is that they have to have the default stock apps if they are using the market to allow for better app integration. But I did not see where they would have to keep the same look as ICS. I hope it doesn't seem that I'm arguing with you just curious to know all the facts.
     
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    I will see if I can dig it up, I think it was Tech Crunch... It was something involving the market as well though. Now I'm actually wondering if I simply read it wrong. I know the article was definetly talking about overlays not being able to do what they used to though.

    I will find a link.

    Here is the link to the Android Developers Blog about it.

    http://android-developers.blogspot.com/2012/01/holo-everywhere.html

    I was kinda right and kinda wrong. They are saying that in ICS everyone will have to follow the same Holo styling theme through out for OTAs. So while the overlays can still have all the added widgets and such, they will still have to follow the Holo design. They can be themed but need to folow the Holo design standards.

    It is to help developers keep a standard design throughout all of the apps.

     
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    they're all yours ;)
     
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    i like my nexus more but the razr has an impressive thinness, the camera is better, and the radios (especially 4g connection) seem to be much better than the nexus.
     
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    hahaha what? /punny :D:D
     
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