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Old 10-24-2011, 09:10 AM
 
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Well, now that the final specs of the Galaxy Nexus are known, which device is better in what situations?

Let's assume that the Galaxy Nexus will come to AT&T, which would you get between the Samsung Galaxy S2 and the Galaxy Nexus?
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:46 AM
 
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I think they'll both be the same performance wise.

The Nexus is obviously newer and has things like a bigger screen, but the SSGS2's specs are still good (even after 7 months since international release) and might see a performance boost with ICS (android 4.0).

Now, I think the Verizon LTE one will be faster data wise but for day to day use HSPA+ isn't too bad.

Another thing to think about is that I don't think the Nexus is Samsung's flagship phone. The rumored Samsung Galaxy S3 will have a 1.8GHz dual core (or possibly even a quad core) with 2GB of ram, a bigger screen, etc.

Right now I'd give a slight nod to the Nexus if it's the same price as the SSGS2, but honestly I'd wait for the SSGS3 as I feel the Nexus and SSGS2 are too close specs wise.
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Old 10-24-2011, 03:53 PM
 
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I think they'll both be the same performance wise.

The Nexus is obviously newer and has things like a bigger screen, but the SSGS2's specs are still good (even after 7 months since international release) and might see a performance boost with ICS (android 4.0).

Now, I think the Verizon LTE one will be faster data wise but for day to day use HSPA+ isn't too bad.

Another thing to think about is that I don't think the Nexus is Samsung's flagship phone. The rumored Samsung Galaxy S3 will have a 1.8GHz dual core (or possibly even a quad core) with 2GB of ram, a bigger screen, etc.

Right now I'd give a slight nod to the Nexus if it's the same price as the SSGS2, but honestly I'd wait for the SSGS3 as I feel the Nexus and SSGS2 are too close specs wise.
Yeah, but I am wanting to upgrade before the end of the year. Essentially, if the Galaxy Nexus is available on AT&T by the end of December then I am going to get one. If not, then I will try to find out release dates for the Nexus and the S3 and make my decision from there, but I will probably get the Galaxy S2 if the Nexus isn't out by the end of the year.
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:20 AM
 
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I just read that the Galaxy Nexus does not have Gorilla Glass. That may be the deciding factor for me. If the Galaxy S2 has Gorilla Glass and the Galaxy Nexus doesn't then I would probably go with the Galaxy S2 despite liking the Nexus better.
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Old 10-28-2011, 06:20 PM
 
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The S2 does not have Gorilla Glass. Supposedly, the Nexus has some fancy-schmancy new type of screen protector. What that is and how it works no one is mentioning. No SD card is the biggest detractor I see with the Nexus so far... If it's $300 for 16, $400 32 I'll pass. I'm not paying $100 for $5 of memory, and 16 gigs is not enough.
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Old 10-28-2011, 07:07 PM
 
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The S2 does not have Gorilla Glass. Supposedly, the Nexus has some fancy-schmancy new type of screen protector. What that is and how it works no one is mentioning. No SD card is the biggest detractor I see with the Nexus so far... If it's $300 for 16, $400 32 I'll pass. I'm not paying $100 for $5 of memory, and 16 gigs is not enough.
According to Cornings website (and EVERY other source I have seen) the Galaxy S2 DOES have Gorilla Glass. See here:

CORNING® GORILLA® GLASS | FULL PRODUCTS LIST

As for the memory, I know what you mean. I was hoping to use the Galaxy Nexus as a portable video player and load it up with TV episodes. Which option I will choose depends on how much I can sell my iPhone 4 for. If I get enough out of it (or close) to get the 32 GB model then I intend to get that one. If not, then I will get the 16 GB model. I currently have the 16 GB iPhone 4 and I have never run out of space, but I also don't use it too much for watching videos because it takes about an hour to convert a single TV episode into a format that can be played on the iPhone.
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Old 10-28-2011, 07:20 PM
 
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Don't focus too much on Gorilla Glass. It's not the only strong glass (like they were in the 90s)... nor is it necessarily the best. It's just the name brand at this point.
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Old 10-28-2011, 07:55 PM
 
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Don't focus too much on Gorilla Glass. It's not the only strong glass (like they were in the 90s)... nor is it necessarily the best. It's just the name brand at this point.
I am just worried because I have managed to scratch my iPhone 4 and I have seen videos comparing the "fortified glass" of the iPhone 4S to the Gorilla Glass used on the Galaxy S2 and there is no comparison. The Gorilla Glass blows the other glass out of the water.
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Old 10-28-2011, 08:18 PM
 
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You're correct. The original did not, looks like the new S ones do. And yeah, having seen how fragile iPhones are, not having Gorilla Glass is a pretty big deal. Even if it's not the best thing on the market, it's a standard that you know doesn't suck. I'm pretty sure everyone knows someone whose shattered their iPhone by now. My Droid has scratches on it. They don't bother me too much, but obviously, Gorilla Glass isn't the be all end all.

I will say that Gorilla Glass is ugly. That's an okay sacrifice on a cell that's going to be subject to a lot of abuse, but I'll never understand why you'd want it on say a tablet... Maybe if it's for industrial use, but not consumer use. I wonder how much of the market will shift to Lotus when it becomes available?
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