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General Why did you choose the T-Mobile S2 over the Nexus?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Dr. Destructo, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. Dr. Destructo

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    Just curious... now that the devices are similarly priced and the same T-Mobile plans are available for both what swayed you to the S2 over the Nexus? There are pros and cons with both of course. For me, I will tolerate the S2 bloatware (con) for the WAY better camera. I will give up the higher Nexus screen resolution for the better battery life (so far so good). I will take the sturdier design of the S2 over the... dare I say, cheap or plasticky feel of the Nexus.

    Anyway, you get the point :)
     

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    I bought my S2 about 6 months ago off Craigslist. I wasn't even aware of the Nexus. I would have taken it over the S2 just for the ability to run pure android, not to mention the huge development community for the Nexus.
     
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    Wifi calling of the S2 was a consideration. When I was in Europe for 2 weeks I used wifi calling all the time and it didn't cost me anything except minutes. Would have cost a fortune otherwise.
     
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    I didn't like the tall top and bottom bezels on the Nexus and I'd read of worse battery life.
    I really wanted a T Mobile Note but couldn't find one at all, let alone for 300 new. :D
     
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    For me the lack of a micro SD card slot was the deal breaker, I know the hardware is better but space is allways an issue if you want to make your phone your go to media device on the go. And the Galaxy S II I got cost me the same. And I really like it.
     
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    Lack of user replaceable battery.
     
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    Main reason for me was the HSPA+ 42 vs HSPA+ 21
     
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    Both the gs2 and nexus have a replaceable battery.
     
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    I thought the nexus did not have a replaceable battery?

    The camera in the gs2 won me over.
     
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    Both galaxy nexus and nexus 4 does not have removable battery and sd card slot. I just bought my gs2 like last week, am happy even the nexus 4 has better spec. (Ps, I have a 32gb sd card and there's no reason for me not using it)
     

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