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#101 FL4WL3SS


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Posted 05 October 2011 - 08:56 PM

Someone cleaned up the original image.

http://www.slashgear...s-day-05185756/

#102 OCD SS


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Posted 05 October 2011 - 09:55 PM

I don't think the curve is as drastic as the graphic makes it look, but I def think they're insinuating that it has a curved display.


Yeah, I got a better look at the graphic and now I'm not so sure. I can't imagine the point of having a curved screen (think about watching video)...

#103 Trautwein's Degree


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Posted 06 October 2011 - 04:31 AM

The Nexus S is curved.

#104 ean611

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 09:27 AM

http://www.bgr.com/2...less-exclusive/

Full specs revealed

one word: WANT!!

#105 Foulkey Reese


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Posted 06 October 2011 - 09:29 AM

Yea, that right there is my next phone.

Wow.

Edited by Foulkey Reese, 06 October 2011 - 09:30 AM.


#106 Zomp


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Posted 06 October 2011 - 09:31 AM

For the uneducated, what does the specs mean? Is it a good battery? RAM good for a phone? etc...

#107 Trautwein's Degree


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Posted 06 October 2011 - 09:48 AM

Yea, that right there is my next phone.

Wow.

It's going to be awesome. The screen on the Galaxy S2 is amazing. This figures to be better with a Super Amoled HD screen. The only thing I can't figure out is why put a 5mp camera on this bad boy? The 8mp camera on the GS2 is awesome and one of the best features of the phone.

#108 teddykgb

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 09:48 AM

Jesus...4.65 inches seems completely monstrous. I am honestly interested in the phone, but my god that's not small.

#109 deconstruction

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 09:49 AM

32GB on internal storage: Does that imply no external SD option?

#110 Foulkey Reese


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Posted 06 October 2011 - 09:50 AM

The most attractive thing about it is that it's going to be pure Android without anything like Motoblur or Touchwizz layered on top of everything.

Specs are nice as far as power and speed, no idea how the battery life is going to be based on that link. Too bad the camera is only 5MP though. I figured all new phones would be going with 8MP.

I actually don't like how thin it is at the moment, just looking at that picture makes me feel like I'm going to break it.

#111 Foulkey Reese


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Posted 06 October 2011 - 09:50 AM

Delete

Edited by Foulkey Reese, 06 October 2011 - 09:51 AM.


#112 FL4WL3SS


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Posted 06 October 2011 - 09:52 AM

Verizon only, ugh. I hate Verizon and want to stay with AT&T - looks like I'll be going with the SII instead. I really wanted this phone to be an option, it looks incredible.

#113 deconstruction

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 09:52 AM

With that resolution/screen size, DPI (315) is almost as good as that on the iPhone (326).

#114 Foulkey Reese


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Posted 06 October 2011 - 09:54 AM

It seems perfect except for the camera. That's a real shame.

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 09:54 AM

Verizon only, ugh. I hate Verizon and want to stay with AT&T - looks like I'll be going with the SII instead. I really wanted this phone to be an option, it looks incredible.

Really, with tiered data usage, the "best" carrier is the one you currently have. Stick with AT&T.

#116 FL4WL3SS


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Posted 06 October 2011 - 09:54 AM

For the uneducated, what does the specs mean? Is it a good battery? RAM good for a phone? etc...

Besides the camera, the phone is pretty cutting edge. You won't find another phone with better specs (there are a few comparable phones out there, namely the GSII), but the fact that it's pure Google w/Ice Cream Sandwich is a huge ++.

#117 Foulkey Reese


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Posted 06 October 2011 - 09:55 AM

but the fact that it's pure Google w/Ice Cream Sandwich is a huge ++

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So glad I passed on the Bionic.

Edited by Foulkey Reese, 06 October 2011 - 09:56 AM.


#118 FL4WL3SS


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Posted 06 October 2011 - 09:56 AM

Really, with tiered data usage, the "best" carrier is the one you currently have. Stick with AT&T.

Plus I'm grandfathered into the unlimited data. I have my cable through AT&T (one of the first adopters) and have never had a problem with them or their service. Verizon is the devil.

#119 deconstruction

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 09:58 AM

So glad I passed on the Bionic.

Seriously. But people have brand loyalty, too. Thousands will choose the new HTC Incredible HD/Vigor over the Prime, for example, because HTC makes a more "solid" phone and they like Sense.

#120 FL4WL3SS


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Posted 06 October 2011 - 09:58 AM

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So glad I passed on the Bionic.

I was never impressed with the Bionic to begin with, I've been smitten over the GSII since last November and just recently have been turned onto the Nexus Prime. Unfortunately it looks like I won't be able to get it.

#121 deconstruction

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 10:00 AM

Plus I'm grandfathered into the unlimited data. I have my cable through AT&T (one of the first adopters) and have never had a problem with them or their service. Verizon is the devil.

To some, but not when you're grandfathered with them, as well. (Plus my job gets me a 20% discount on service.)

#122 FL4WL3SS


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Posted 06 October 2011 - 10:00 AM

Admittedly, I'm a huge Samsung fanboy.

#123 Trautwein's Degree


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Posted 06 October 2011 - 10:00 AM

I've had the Nexus S and I have to say that the "pure google" experience is overrated. HTC Sense (which I've used on the EVO 3D) and Touch Wiz (on the Galaxy S2) add to the functionality of gingerbread. Icecream Sandwich should fill some of those holes.

Also expect to be blown away by the screen. The device isn't super large but the screen is. Samsung does a first rate job on their screens.

#124 Foulkey Reese


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Posted 06 October 2011 - 10:02 AM

To some, but not when you're grandfathered with them, as well. (Plus my job gets me a 20% discount on service.)

Exact same boat here. Grandfathered in and I get the 20%. Never had any issues with Verizon so I'll probably never switch unless forced. I actually think that Verizon provides some of the better customer service around. I've always ha positive experiences whenever I've had to call them.

#125 FL4WL3SS


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Posted 06 October 2011 - 10:04 AM

Jesus...4.65 inches seems completely monstrous. I am honestly interested in the phone, but my god that's not small.

I played with the GSII in a Sprint store before it was released on AT&T - Sprint got a 4.7" version of the GSII compared to the 4.5" version on AT&T and it felt pretty big. Although, after playing with it for almost an hour I felt pretty comfortable with the size and when I took out my iPhone to make a call it felt small and crowed by comparison. I think between 4" and 4.5" is the sweet spot.

#126 PortlandSoxFan


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Posted 06 October 2011 - 10:04 AM

I'm thrilled with the Bionic...however, I have another line up for renewal in December and will be able to pass the Bionic on to my wife.

#127 Trautwein's Degree


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Posted 06 October 2011 - 10:07 AM

I'm thrilled with the Bionic...however, I have another line up for renewal in December and will be able to pass the Bionic on to my wife.

Why would you opt for this knock off when you can TALK to the new iPhone?!?!?! I kid..I kid...

In honor of Steve Jobs, I changed the ringtone on my GS2 to that of an iPhone. :lol:

#128 Trautwein's Degree


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Posted 06 October 2011 - 10:09 AM

All of the reviews are going to say, great phone but the plastic feels cheap! This is the first sign that the reviewer is an idiot. The plastic reduces the weight of the device. Most people put a rubber cover on their phones. With a cover, you'd never know it was plastic. I can't tell you how many times my brother has bitched about the glass back of his iPhone 4.

#129 crow216


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Posted 06 October 2011 - 11:04 AM

All of the reviews are going to say, great phone but the plastic feels cheap! This is the first sign that the reviewer is an idiot. The plastic reduces the weight of the device. Most people put a rubber cover on their phones. With a cover, you'd never know it was plastic. I can't tell you how many times my brother has bitched about the glass back of his iPhone 4.



with all due respect, the issue isn't whether it's better with a case or not as Android fans so fruitfully reminded iPhone 4 users with their antennas. I don't think it feels that cheap to be honest but your argument is kind of silly. As for the iPhone 4, I love the design back and front but without a case, it feels like the phone is going to fly out of your hand as soon as you give it a chance.

#130 Foulkey Reese


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Posted 06 October 2011 - 11:09 AM

with all due respect, the issue isn't whether it's better with a case or not as Android fans so fruitfully reminded iPhone 4 users with their antennas. I don't think it feels that cheap to be honest but your argument is kind of silly. As for the iPhone 4, I love the design back and front but without a case, it feels like the phone is going to fly out of your hand as soon as you give it a chance.

The difference between a phone not being able to make calls and feeling flimsy is pretty vast though. Some iPhones needed a case to function properly. This phone will need a case to feel better in your hand. Big difference.

#131 Trautwein's Degree


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Posted 06 October 2011 - 11:10 AM

with all due respect, the issue isn't whether it's better with a case or not as Android fans so fruitfully reminded iPhone 4 users with their antennas. I don't think it feels that cheap to be honest but your argument is kind of silly. As for the iPhone 4, I love the design back and front but without a case, it feels like the phone is going to fly out of your hand as soon as you give it a chance.


What is your point?

My point is - plastic, metal, or glass - it doesn't make a difference when you put a rubber cover over it.

My other point is that people who review cell phones are idiots when it comes to things like this.

#132 crow216


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Posted 06 October 2011 - 11:11 AM

The difference between a phone not being able to make calls and feeling flimsy is pretty vast though. Some iPhones needed a case to function properly. This phone will need a case to feel better in your hand. Big difference.


No disagreement here. It's all moot because you'd have to be insane not to put a case on your phone in 2011, when it costs $600 to replace without a contract. (Unless you have insurance...then it's a measley $125)

Edited by crow216, 06 October 2011 - 11:11 AM.


#133 Foulkey Reese


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Posted 06 October 2011 - 11:13 AM

No disagreement here. It's all moot because you'd have to be insane not to put a case on your phone in 2011, when it costs $600 to replace without a contract. (Unless you have insurance...then it's a measley $125)

Yea and I think that's what Traut's point was. All the talk of the build and feel means a lot less than to regular users than it will to reviewers.

#134 jayhoz


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Posted 06 October 2011 - 11:15 AM

No disagreement here. It's all moot because you'd have to be insane not to put a case on your phone in 2011, when it costs $600 to replace without a contract. (Unless you have insurance...then it's a measley $125)

I hate cases. I buy a phone for how it performs and how it looks. The last thing I want to do is wrap it in silicone.

#135 Bongorific

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 11:35 AM

I've been on a Verizon family plan (3 people), with data, for a long time. If I get an LTE enabled phone, such as the Nexus, do I have to upgrade or pay an additional amount on our data plan?

#136 deconstruction

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 11:45 AM

I've been on a Verizon family plan (3 people), with data, for a long time. If I get an LTE enabled phone, such as the Nexus, do I have to upgrade or pay an additional amount on our data plan?

No, your existing $30 unlimited data plan will not change.

#137 crow216


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Posted 06 October 2011 - 11:48 AM

I hate cases. I buy a phone for how it performs and how it looks. The last thing I want to do is wrap it in silicone.


I agree, they suck. It sucks worse when you're on the subway though and someone elbows you by accident sending your phone down the stairs because you had it in your hand for 2 seconds to change the song. (If you didn't catch on, that happened to me). I think the Bionic looks pretty badass and if you like big phones then the size won't bother you. I was pretty jealous to see 4G in action but that phone size is just not for me. My biggest issue with my iPhone is that on Wall St where my office was and in LIC where my new office is, I get terrible reception for data, same at Yankee games. It could be an AT&T issue but I don't see others having quite the same issue in places where there are large crowds.

Edited by crow216, 06 October 2011 - 11:49 AM.


#138 OCD SS


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Posted 06 October 2011 - 12:30 PM

So what does the curved screen do to the functionality/ user experience?

#139 Bunt4aTriple

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 12:33 PM

It seems perfect except for the camera. That's a real shame.


I would trade my 8MP Droid3 camera for the 5MP camera on my BB Storm2 in a heartbeat. I love the new phone, but absolutely hate everything about the camera. Maybe that's just a product of Android, but I printed and framed several pics from the storm and wouldn't ever consider doing so with my droid.

#140 Trautwein's Degree


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Posted 06 October 2011 - 01:23 PM

I would trade my 8MP Droid3 camera for the 5MP camera on my BB Storm2 in a heartbeat. I love the new phone, but absolutely hate everything about the camera. Maybe that's just a product of Android, but I printed and framed several pics from the storm and wouldn't ever consider doing so with my droid.

Samsung's camera on the Galaxy S2 is amazing.

#141 Bongorific

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 01:37 PM

I would trade my 8MP Droid3 camera for the 5MP camera on my BB Storm2 in a heartbeat. I love the new phone, but absolutely hate everything about the camera. Maybe that's just a product of Android, but I printed and framed several pics from the storm and wouldn't ever consider doing so with my droid.

The Storm2 camera is 3.2MP. Not to say it isn't a nice camera, just a correction.

#142 I am an Idiot


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Posted 06 October 2011 - 02:09 PM

So, is 10/11/11 the actual release date, or just when they'll be (supposedly) showing it off?

Also - how does the grandfathering work - I've been a VZW customer for years, but when I went to upgrade last month (and held off) it told me a new plan was required for the LTE data (upgrading via their website). Is this something I'd need to do in-store?

#143 Bunt4aTriple

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 02:38 PM

The Storm2 camera is 3.2MP. Not to say it isn't a nice camera, just a correction.


Wow, I guess that just further illustrates that MP is not the end all, be all. My griping is even after the software fix for the droid3 that got rid of the blue hue added to every picture taken with the flash. The blue is now gone, but the 5 second lag and overall bluriness remains.

#144 ean611

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 03:23 PM

http://www.gsmarena....s-news-3239.php

They claim "better" specs

8MP camera

over 2000 mAh battery

No one disputes the shape or screen.

I still want.

#145 GlenMorangie

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 12:54 AM

http://www.gsmarena....s-news-3239.php

They claim "better" specs

8MP camera

over 2000 mAh battery

No one disputes the shape or screen.

I still want.


If that battery spec/rumor is true, that's pretty darn cool.

I might go for it and ditch the iPhone 4. iPhone4 is cool, but the main reason I bought it is for the iPod functionality, which I seem to be using less and less these days. I have found myself wanting a bigger (but not too big) screen. Will need to see how pocketable the Nexus is....

#146 vintage'67

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 09:11 AM

"Samsung and Google decide to postpone the new product announcement at CTIA Fall. We agree that it is just not the right time to announce a new product. New date and venue will be shortly announced." per here Unpacked event delayed, Nexus Prime and ICS to shine later

#147 Corsi


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Posted 07 October 2011 - 09:19 AM



#148 NDBoston

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 09:48 AM

So now what?

I need a new phone with my original Droid falling apart. Do I wait on the Prime or go IPhone 4S?

Decisions, decisions....

#149 NDBoston

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 10:04 AM

duplicate

Edited by NDBoston, 07 October 2011 - 10:05 AM.


#150 Trautwein's Degree


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Posted 07 October 2011 - 10:11 AM

The event has been pushed back (reportedly out of respect for Steve Jobs), however, there's no indication that the release date has been pushed back. This bad boy will be on shelves prior to Black Friday.




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