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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Dubbin1, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. breadnatty08

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    Well after finally taking the time to unlock/root this morning, I'm excited to see what the development community has cooking.
    After becoming obsessed with Android and my Droid, I was really let down with development on the Bionic (Liberty is at least decent, but with that locked bootloader...).
    The screen on this puppy is amazing and the fit in hand is fantastic. Sound quality on phone calls isn't as good as the previous Motos, but it's acceptable. Anyway, do I have any negatives about neglecting my wife for a couple months on the pre-release thread or waiting in line to get it on release day. Nope!
     

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    In my specific case, I was already using the phone when I noticed the machine accepted Wallet/paypass, so I gave it a try.

    I unlocked the app (it's protected with a pin you set up), and simply touched the back of the phone to the machine. From there, you select credit if prompted, but it behaves like any other card purchase. It provides you with instructions within the app and it doesn't require a data connection, in my experience.

    What's nice is that you can also establish how long access to your wallet is available, after putting in your pin. The added security means you're less likely to have someone just pick up your phone and start charging stuff (provided they even know it has the function, lol).

    I'll admit, I wasn't really looking for it, since I figured it was too new to really see machines in my area, but sure enough, there it was. This was at a local Macy's (retail store), as I was doing some shopping, but after looking into it more, seems people are buying food and a bunch of other things.
     
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    I can now add Google Wallet as another reason why I love this phone. Not only did they give me $10 for free but it was simple and easy to use at the gas station I just got back from.

    This phone just keeps better and better.
     
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    I love this phone as well.

    I've owned or have used every type of smartphone imaginable. Even since before they were called smartphones. I bought the very first windows mobile phone device, back when it was called the PocketPC Phone Edition. I dabbled in Palm's early offerings. My history and borderline obsession with mobile technology goes all the way back to when I was a kid, with my Palm Vx and Audiovox Maestro and Compaq Ipaq.

    All that being said, I have also never felt so good about A. Spending 300 on a device with a 2 year contract and B. throwing down an extra 100 to neg on my T-Mobile contract, of which I was a customer since right after the Voicestream era came to a close.

    I had one issue (the audio popping noise), of which I decided was a hardware defect. One exchange later and I'm 110 percent satisfied. Every other issue right now with my device is a software issue that will be corrected, and since it is a Nexus device, it will be corrected sooner than others (Didn't the Bionic JUST get an update last week that fixed a lot of it's issues?)

    LTE speeds are great. Reception needs to be tweaked, especially for people in areas where there are borderline coverages, but overall is great. The signal bar issue has been addressed and isn't really an "issue". ICS is great.

    That being said, this phone isn't for everyone. The majority of complaints that I've seen from people saying "I miss my Incredible" or what-have-you are people that miss certain features that Sense or Blur or Touchwiz provided. Perhaps pure stock Google isn't for them and they need to go back to an overlayed device. Who knows, I can't speak for anyone's happiness or displeasure, all I can tell you is, for me, I FINALLY have a pure stock Nexus device, it runs on LTE, battery life is doable and can only get better with OS tweaks, gorgeous HD screen, and performance that is unmatched by any other Android phone right now.

    Yup, I love it.
     
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    Just passed the 24hr mark on the stock battery with 12% left!!!
     
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    RAWR IT UP!!!! You guys are so crazy :D

    This phone is amazing, that is all that outsiders without it have to know :D:D
     
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    OK I'm calling it now, this was with the stock battery.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Bumpy Bumpy :)
     
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    Carrying it for over week, I'm starting to see that the 4G connectivity has most to do with WHERE I am. On a reliable basis, when I'm in a location that has shown good 4G before, it shows it again. Certain places are not as good -- I think we're all discovering the true coverage of the LTE network.
     
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    is this the verizon nexus ?
     
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    Yup
     
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    Absolutely right. Where I live (NJ/PA) I feel like VZW LTE network is about as good at TMO's data coverage. ::rim shot::

    I've had the phone for three days. The first day I was walking around with all radios blazing, full brightness and constant use and was really dismayed at the battery life (called it at less than 4 hours with 5% on std battery). Then I remembered how I did the same with my first smartphone. Today, phone was on battery from 8am to midnight... LTE off, GPS off, downloaded maybe 200-300 megs on wifi, almost no talktime though, rooted phone (so multiple reboots and reinstall apps etc), plenty of screen time.

    So yes, it kind of sucks to have to throttle the phone, but the 4G is there when I need it, and I can live with that. Apart from battery life and some occasional hiccups, this phone is indeed awesome!

    As an ex-iPhone user, I'm just floored: There's so much customizability and potential here... without these forums I'd be clueless!
     
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