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  # 599320 23-Mar-2012 22:36
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Oh and i would never get the S2 over the Nexus ;)




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  # 599327 23-Mar-2012 23:03
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I had the same dilemma last year. Note or Nexus. After 2 months of back and forth between the two I finally decided on the Note. And have zero regrets. After going over pros and cons of both, the only thing the GNex had over the Note was ICS. But now doesnt matter. And personally I counted the big screen size as a pro, not a con.

The GNote is my very first Android device. Had it for nearly 4 months now. Had iPhones for the past 4 years and can't see myself ever returning to iOS.

I say go for the Note bro. Even though you'll probably have more people back the GNex. But hey, it's still an awesome device, just not as good as the Note IMO :D

 
 
 
 


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  # 599352 24-Mar-2012 02:38
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CdTDroiD: Oh and i would never get the S2 over the Nexus ;)


I can't imagine being limited to just 16gigs of internal space.. A MicroSD slot is a deal-breaker for me. Personally I'm quite happy with my choice of getting a Galaxy S2 over a Nexus, but I guess the Nexus has a longer shelf life due to the large developer community... Anyways, there are other reasons as well why I preferred the S2 - better GPU and way better cameras.. :)

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  # 599362 24-Mar-2012 07:56
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The camera is far from way better man, ive had both.. the Nexus is only 5mp but its far better than any other 5mp phone camera. The S2 is cool but its just old now. 16gb never bothered me but if it did i wouldnt have bought it. I think id rather have the note this time anyway.




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  # 599375 24-Mar-2012 09:18
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I've had both and I definitely think the S2's camera is way better.




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  # 599377 24-Mar-2012 09:31
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NZtechfreak: I've had both and I definitely think the S2's camera is way better.


if you need a camera, buy a camera Tongue Out (except nokia PureView 808 -  it is a camera with a phone function)





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  # 599392 24-Mar-2012 10:47
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nakedmolerat:
NZtechfreak: I've had both and I definitely think the S2's camera is way better.


if you need a camera, buy a camera Tongue Out (except nokia PureView 808 -  it is a camera with a phone function)


Oh c'mon, there's no reason that the quality of the camera in your phone can't be an important consideration for people. I actually have a good standalone camera, but you what? I shoot a million more photos on my phone day to day. Since the phone is the main way my sons early life is being captured for posterity that's a major strike against the Nexus Vs the Note/S2 for me, as it is for others. Don't fall into the trap of thinking your use is how everyone should use their devices.




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  # 599401 24-Mar-2012 11:46
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NZtechfreak:
nakedmolerat:
NZtechfreak: I've had both and I definitely think the S2's camera is way better.


if you need a camera, buy a camera Tongue Out?(except nokia PureView 808 - ?it is a camera with a phone function)


Oh c'mon, there's no reason that the quality of the camera in your phone can't be an important consideration for people. I actually have a good standalone camera, but you what? I shoot a million more photos on my phone day to day. Since the phone is the main way my sons early life is being captured for posterity that's a major strike against the Nexus Vs the Note/S2 for me, as it is for others. Don't fall into the trap of thinking your use is how everyone should use their devices.


Just a personal note if I were shooting photos of my son for posterity I wouldn't use any phone camera. The lack if resolution will haunt you later. Use a DSLR.




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  # 599402 24-Mar-2012 11:47
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Missing the point of candid pictures I think, I won't be haunted by the pics since they are taken on the best camera on me at the time since I don't always have my standalone handy.




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  # 599411 24-Mar-2012 12:19
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I would never let the quality of the camera influence my phone decision so long as it's adequate .





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  # 599440 24-Mar-2012 13:34
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Common man... way better ??

Galaxy Nexus 

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Dont think so.. def a little bit but not much, mostly at colour sat etc..




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  # 599443 24-Mar-2012 13:41
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From what I've seen of Camera phones over years of general use by a number of people it comes down to the quality of the photo's being limited by the condition of and scratches on the lens cover.

Quality of a camera is always something to take into consideration but shouldn't really be a deciding factor and in a number of cases especially with the cameras in phones Higher Quantity of pixels =/= Best quality camera.

As much as I love the Galaxy Nexus and its clean stock android, the lack of a removable media is a very big downside for some and even though I have no need for over 16GB I am personally looking towards the Note instead provided Rooting and installing CM9 is an option.

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  # 599444 24-Mar-2012 13:44
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CdTDroiD: Common man... way better ??

Galaxy Nexus 

Galaxy S2

Dont think so.. def a little bit but not much, mostly at colour sat etc..


Going by those I'd say I see better Colour reproduction on the Nexus with the S2 being less Grainy.

S3 is definitely looking good and may in fact be superior to the Nexus but release date is anyone's guess.

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On that note however I have noticed that Samsung should never be allowed anywhere near colour intensity controls, They always seem to botch yellow and green.

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  # 599502 24-Mar-2012 16:51
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On the storage front I used a N1 for 2 years and never maxed out the 8G card I had in it. So I had no problems with purchasing a Galaxy Nexus with 16GB.  While I am not a huge music listener on the road, I did upload abut 30G of music to Google Music which I can access anywhere I have a data connection. That is for me just anywhere apart from where 2D has no reception!

So 16G is going to be just fine.

But there is compelling deal going on for the Samsung Galaxy SII at the moment with the free TV which might tip the scales for some.




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  # 599522 24-Mar-2012 17:44
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Another reason to go for a phone with a microSD card slot is the convenience of transferring files on the go. Say you have a DSLR and want to review the photos you've taken on a bigger screen, edit them or upload them immediately, you could simply pop the card into your phone and do the needful.

Another scenario: Most computers these day have card readers, so it's nice to be able to transfer a whole bunch of files, when say you catch up with your mates and want to exchange the latest additions to your media collection.  (Assuming you didn't carry a USB cable. Also, transferring large number of files over WiFi takes ages, plus it kills the battery - a situation you would not like, given that you didn't carry the USB cable with you. :P )

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