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Would you buy Nexus S?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by androiid, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. androiid

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    Like a lot of people I'm a bit underwhelmed with Nexus S. But still I'm was not disappointed - Even as a Samsung Galaxy (with working GPS and no crapware) with direct Google support it could be fine handset for year or two.

    But my biggest issue is the price - It is insanely more expensive in UK(550
     

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  2. voodooochild

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    honestly, no i wouldnt buy it, besides being slightly heavier and the screen being slightly concave its basically a Galaxy S running Android 2.3.
    As for importing it i'm not sure.
     
  3. shrivelfig

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  4. androiid

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  6. StarMenace

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    As much as I'm tempted I'm going to pass on the Nexus S. If it had a micro SD slot I'd take it but I use about 16GB just for music anyway. The lack of HSPA+ is bothersome but not a dealbreaker, same goes with it being made by Samsung and some of the other complaints it has. However, that no SD slot IS a dealbreaker so I won't buy this one.

    In my opinion the MyTouch 4G is better than the NS right now, even without the NFC chip but I wouldn't get that over the Nexus One. I'm content with my N1 for now.
     
  7. Haikuguy

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    My dilemma right now is choosing between the Nexus S and the Desire HD, from what I know in Canada the price is going to be around 550$ for the nexus S, and I can get the DHD for 780$, big difference.

    I've been drooling over the DHD for months, but I think I'll end up getting the Nexus S, though I wish it had offline maps ,surround sound and something that resembles the htcsense.com remote control like the DHD !!!



    (damn, those consumeristic decisions !!!)
     
  8. chrlswltrs

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    I'm trading my MyTouch 4G for the S next week when its released. I'm looking forward to stock Android!
     
  9. survivorevil

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    I wouldn't buy it because I already have a galaxy s. Well it depends if gingerbread comes to the galaxy s. Still waiting for 2.2....
     
  10. StarMenace

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    If 16GB of space is good enough for you go ahead. I'm sure you'll be happy with it. I just need more space personally.
     
  11. chrlswltrs

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    Since I don't store music on my phone anymore (I get all my music from Slacker and Pandora), and I don't store any pictures locally since I store all of them on Picasa I don't come close to using 16gb. The hardest part will be copying everything (ringtones, app backups, etc) from my SD card to my S since I won't be able to just swap memory cards.
     
  12. StarMenace

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    What's after Honeycomb (is it Ice Cream)? The Galaxies will probably get Gingerbread right after whatever's after Honeycomb is released.
     
  13. StarMenace

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    Would Lookout Mobile be able to restore those types of backups on another phone? Have you looked into that?
     
  14. StarMenace

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    I travel a lot so I don't have the ability to listen to Slacker or Pandora so I definitely need that space for my music.
     
  15. frenzy757

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    either this or the PSP phone will be my next phone most likely
     
  16. chrlswltrs

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    I hate ads, so I pay for slacker plus. The bonus with that is I can cache music so that I can listen offline :)
     
  17. chrlswltrs

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    I haven't looked into it, but I prefer to do things like that myself. I'll just have to transfer the contents of my sd card on my laptop and then from my laptop on to my nexus s
     
  18. chrlswltrs

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    that is the other phone I was really looking forward to, but updates and software straight from google without a manufacturer or carrier interfering is what made the decision for me
     
  19. justanotherguy

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    No, I would not. There was some site with 6 negatives about the NS, I was down with five in a big way.

    And now they issue some corporate mumbo jumbo about 'we'll see about GS's and gingerbread when the time comes'.
    Froyo isnt even out for it,.

    Samsung blows balls when it comes to this. Glad I skipped the vibrant. Gladder still I am skipping the NS.

    It hurts too, since I wanted to get a vanilla phone someday.
    I am going to make do with an inherited N1 for now.

    MEH
     
  20. chrlswltrs

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    That really doesn't matter, Samsung has nothing to do with updates for the NS. It all comes straight from Google without manufacturer or carrier ok. I'm glad I'm getting my NS next week, bring on the delicious gingerbread!
     
  21. Essex

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    Yes. I will be buying the Nexus S ... as a Christmas present for my sis. It will be the perfect phone for her. Since she doesn't switch phones that often, I just wanna get her something that won't be obsolete in 9 months. (I know dual cores are coming. But what I am starting to realize about Android is that the software is more important than the hardware. Who cares if Samsung releases a dual core phone in 2011 but doesn't update it in a timely fashion?)

    As for me, I am comfortably seated on the EVO Bandwagon. But if HTC makes another Nexus phone in the future, I might buy that instead of the Galaxy S.
     
  22. justanotherguy

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    yes, but thats all I think the NS has going for it. IF it were up to Sammy I think it'd be a horrible phone, now I think its just ok.
    I am really surprised the galaxy's aren't up to Froyo in the states yet.
    It is almost 2011!!!!

    I bet the N1 gets gingerbread before Vibrant gets Froyo ............;)

    Or it'll be sadly close at least :rolleyes:
    oops :
    http://androidforums.com/nexus-one/231717-gingerbread-ota-rolling-out.html
    In a few weeks.
     
  23. golu14

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    already pre ordered a nexus s for 700usd :)
     
  24. shrivelfig

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    +1.

    My I5700 is multi-touch capable (dual-touch, to be precise), but Samsung never bothered to write proper drivers for it. Fortunately, a very capable online community rectified that (LeshaK, Samdroid, SDX-Developers and many others), despite the drivers being closed-source. But officially, I'm forever stuck on single-touch Android 2.1.

    It's not just Android, though. Whatever might be said about Apple, they support their iPhones with OS updates for years, even the obsolete models. This in stark contrast to Samsung and HTC.

    Also, there will be limited support in software for the multi-cores at first. The first several months it will mostly be about bragging rights.
     
  25. yakboy

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    I'm all pre-ordered up here in the UK.

    Living in London I can afford to be relatively indifferent about the contract but went with:

    Orange
    600 mins
    unlimited text
    750MB internet
     
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