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Old 10-05-2011, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Definitely skip the iPhone 4S unless you like the user interface and accessories (docks, etc).
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Old 10-06-2011, 06:35 AM
 
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Are you in an area that currently has Verizon 4G LTE available? That should be a consideration.
you're right -- and yes i am. verizon is the only carrier in my area that has 4g.
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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I am on AT&T and eligible for upgrade in December, and I am planning to get one of these phones. Which should I get and what makes it better than the others?
Which ever phone is "best" is up to personal opinion, and, more importantly, what each offers what you value most.

Think about what you need and/or want from the device, and the decision should be clear.



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Carrier/phone availability:

Apple iPhone 4S - AT&T, Verizon, Sprint
Samsung Galaxy S II - AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile
Samsung Nexus Prime - Verizon
I thought the Nexus was available to all major carriers?
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Old 10-06-2011, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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I thought the Nexus was available to all major carriers?
I'm pretty sure it will be exclusive to Verizon for an undefined period of time. Verizon passed on getting the Samsung Galaxy II S, and I suspect having exclusive access to the Samsung Nexus Prime was part of the trade-off for that.
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:59 PM
 
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IMHO, iPhone 4S is still the best smartphone without a doubt giving its upgrade in hardware, furthermore, it has the best OS in the market.

We still know little about Nexus, so wait if you want Android and 4G. Otherwise, go with iPhone 4S.
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Just East of the Southern Portion of the Western Part of PA
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The iPhone 4S will not have true 4G on board. Instead, it will have support for HSPA at 14.4 Mbps which won’t even be available on Sprint or Verizon. The Sprint and Verizon iPhone 4S’ will be limited to CDMA’s 3G EVDO while AT&T’s HSPDA network will not allow iPhone 4S users to achieve those sorts of data speeds. This gives the Nexus Prime a huge speed advantage with a new ICS OS and 4G LTE.
So we know the prime will be super fast, but there are still some unknowns about the new ice cream sandwich OS and pricing. We will have to wait until Nov. before we really know all of the facts about the Nexus.

Can the Samsung Nexus Prime Compete with the iPhone 4S?
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Old 10-09-2011, 01:46 PM
 
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Default Galaxy S2 or Nexus Prime for t-mobile?

Hi, I have been awaiting the release of the Samsung galaxy as 2/Hercules for some months now. I have been hearing about the impending release of the Nexus prime, however. I have been using an iPhone 3Gs for the last two years, and have been very annoyed with being unable to get 3G or 4G speeds using T-Mobile, which is my carrier. Does it make sense to wait for a Nexus prime version that would work with T-Mobile that would get 3G or 4G speeds, or get the Samsung galaxy s2(Hercules) when it comes out tomorrow? Why or why not? Any insight into this will go a long way for me.

Thanks in advance.
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Carrier/phone availability:

Apple iPhone 4S - AT&T, Verizon, Sprint
Samsung Galaxy S II - AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile
Samsung Nexus Prime - Verizon

If you want to stay on AT&T (you mentioned an upgrade), only the first two phones will be possibilities. Among the 3 phones listed, I think the Nexus Prime (the one NOT on A&T) will be the best.
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Old 10-09-2011, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Downtown Harrisburg
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Does it make sense to wait for a Nexus prime version that would work with T-Mobile that would get 3G or 4G speeds
Since there are so many unknowns about the phone, no.
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Old 10-09-2011, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Downtown Harrisburg
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So we know the prime will be super fast, but there are still some unknowns about the new ice cream sandwich OS and pricing. We will have to wait until Nov. before we really know all of the facts about the Nexus.
The biggest draw of the Nexus is that it's a "Google Experience" device. No bloatware, just the stock apps without the need to root.

That's a pretty big deal for me, since Verizon just pushed Slacker to my Thunderbolt over the last few days. I wouldn't have noticed except for the fact that Slacker was working fine until the push. Today, it's a blank screen.

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Old 10-10-2011, 07:30 AM
 
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Default GSM maybe

From the news over the weekend it sounds like there will be GSM versions of the Nexus Prime. I just hope they go ahead and release the information about it.

I checked out the Galaxy S2 at the AT&T store and I liked it a lot, but if the Nexus Prime will be coming to AT&T and be better than the Galaxy S2 then I might get that instead. I don't like the curved glass screen of the "leaked" pictures I have seen.
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