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Thursday Poll: The Samsung Galaxy SII Is Not Coming To Verizon, What Are You Going To Do?

With the breaking news of the Samsung Galaxy SII not heading to Verizon, people are now only left with basically two options if they have been in the market for an upgraded phone. You can either get the DROID Bionic, or continue to wait for something better. There are talks of the next Nexus (codename Prime) heading to Verizon, but at this point it is still in rumor/hypebeast mode.

We know lots of readers here have been patiently waiting for Samsung and Verizon’s announcement of a Galaxy SII launch on Big Red, and now with reports stating the exact opposite, what are you plans?

With the Samsung Galaxy S2 not coming to Verizon, will you jump on the DROID Bionic or continue to wait?

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  • Zak

    This poll needs an option for “Switch carriers to get a Galaxy S2”. I am currently an ATT customer and had my mind made up, I was going to switch to Verizon when the Galaxy S2 was released on their network.  Now it looks like I’m staying with ATT.  This is absurd, the only reason Verizon didn’t pick up GS2 is because it would have killed Bionic(exclusive to Verizon) sales.

  • I’m done with my contract in December, so I won’t have any qualms about switching to another carrier if Verizon starts messing with phone choices and messing with phone plans. I’ve already accepted the fact that all the US carriers are horrible and only care about money rather than what their consumers are asking for, so I will have no carrier loyalty either. I switched over to Verizon from Cingular/AT&T in 2006 and I don’t mind switching to Sprint if needs be at this point and will be moving 3 lines over. Verizon’s customer service has been going down hill and their pompous attitude to customers is getting under my skin.

  • Anonymous

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  • Joel

    Anyone whom is grandfathered on Verizon with unlimited data is dumb to move on.  With 4G you know you’ll be accessing things like Netflix, Slingbox and other datahogging sites.  I will be using my Bionic in lieu of GPS which I do not have in my truck.  My only wish is that I could Bluetooth my music into my music system in my truck that does have bluetooth capability.  Hum,,,, does anybody know if that can be done?

  • Spike760

    Did not ever consider Samsung Galaxy S II when the HTC Vigor and Nexus Prime are coming out.

  • Bryce

    Where’s my “go to Sprint” option?

  • Diana

    Probably get a iPhone 5! no faith in Motorola products. Or see if HTC comes up with something in between T-bolt and Incredible2.

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  • Anonymous

    how does anyone buy this knowing the prime is around the corner?

  • Anonymous

    i never had any love for a next gen phone that doesnt even sport a qhd screen, but tgere is some good news to come from this: nexus prime is for sure coming to big rred now, and i will buy on launch day, 600 dollar phones be damned.

  • Guest

    I have 0 interest in the Bionic.  Looks like it’s the Nexus Prime (or iPhone5 loljkbutmaybenot) for me.   Here’s hoping it comes sooner rather than later.

  • Jon

    BUY THE NEXUS PRIME!!!!! I feel like this all but confirms that the Nexus Prime is coming from Samsung to Verizon.

  • Anonymous

    Well I have been waiting since July 6 so this only means more waiting. I am not really upset about this though considering it gives me more time to wait for some solid news on the next Nexus device. But it also would not surprise me if Verizon doesn’t even get that so clearly they want me to wait. 

  • Anonymous

    I kind of knew Verizon wouldn’t get the GSII.  It would compete with the Bionic (and due to its thinness probably outsell it) and an LTE chip would likely increase its thickness and reduce its battery life.  

    Still though, disappointing, especially because IMO these rumors of Verizon getting the Nexus sound like wistful dreams.  Remember when Verizon was confirmed for the Nexus One?  And rumored for the Nexus S?  Kind of feels the same here.

  • Anonymous

    I’d say continue to wait… partly because the earliest I can renew a line would be a year from now, partly because I’m happy with my Thunderbolt even if it does seem like it’ll never get Gingerbread some days.  Even if I was due for a new phone, I’d probably wait and see how the Vigor turns out.  I’m just not a fan of Motorola phones.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I see no reason to ditch my OG Droid until Christmas. Everyone wants something great out by Christmas so I’m sure everyone will step it up and I will have plenty of choices

  • Motorolaandroidindonesia

    Samsung Galaxy S2 is not powerful like in the paper. My own Samsung Galaxy S2 so many time crash and sometime restart self. They said Super Amoled Plus is great? Come, you kidding me. In fact, very very awful colors, is like 65,000 colors. Also Samsung Galaxy S2 really slow respons when you in call the screen will automaticly will turn off the screen and when you want to push a number, the screen after turn off to turn on very very long wait ariund 20 seconds. I really disappointing.

  • Anonymous

    Really, are you all still posting, and/or voting on THIS sight, and caring abou the ‘newest.’  Buy something top of the line and root.  It’s all the same for 2 months, then your phone is outdated.  PERIOD.  I love Android, and news, but also know logic.  Learn it.  Sorry to be an ahole, but I want real news/conversation.

  • Kevin

    Problem with the Droid Bionic is Verizon wants $300 for it, when it’s no longer special.  It’s got the same specs as lots of other phones out there, notably the Samsung Galaxy S II.  Granted it has better specs than anything else Verizon offers, but Verizon is not an island.

    Sorry Verizon, not playing that game.  Had the Bionic come out back in May, sure I would have ponied up $300.  Not doing that four months later when it’s no longer ahead of it’s time.

    • Anonymous

      LTE.

    • Anonymous

      Actually, Verizon IS an island, and that’s the problem.  In the rest of the world, every carrier is also an island, but they all have airports.  Or at least a ferry…

  • Tazandsim

    If not SG2 on verizon any chance they would announce SG2 Aug. 29 and the Nexus Prime?  I doubt it.  Bastards will make me get the never ending wait-machine droid bionic. 

  • Deejay

    SCREW MOTOROLA! How dare you influence the nation’s best carrier. I don’t want your piece of sh*t bricks anyways.

  • I can honestly say Im upset at this I been telling everyone about the Galaxy II and now its not coming SMH I might get the *Phone 5… hurts to say it because Im a big droid supporter

    • Skaletr

      dont say that i just want back to college today and all i saw was apple. its kinda depressing

  • Stevaroo01

    Where’s the option for “I really don’t want either one”?

  • Kidheated

    Verizon has everyone on the ropes. They have the best network, but not much other than that. Their current phone selection is garbage in comparison to that of other carriers and their customer service has dropped off tremendously. After they lowered the return date from 30 to 14 days they stopped caring about the happiness of their customers. I had this told to me, in person and to my face. Because they are atm #1, they have nothing to fear and don’t care, but I hope big blue’s merger drives some sense into them. I’ve been with verizon since the StarTac and before and I’m looking to Sprint as well.  

  • Do you think big red is holding the Samsung back to get some customers back for the Bionic? I think so. I never took my eyes off the Bionic, it should be beast until big red slows it down with system updates.

  • Mrbrooks418

    Who Cares…………… Just sayin.
     I’ll wait for the next dual core HTC phone instead. Touch piss UI blows anyway. Im very happy with HTC’s Sense UI.

  • Moto wins again

    Moto wins again

    • Anonymous

      Winning!

  • Razerlite

    I’m one OG Droid owner who has decided to switch to iPhone 5 come October.  My sister is another OG owner switching too.  If Nexus Prime come to Verizon and is worthy, I might switch back to Android.

  • We need a poll now, to see who is getting the Bionic or Vigor since the SGII isn’t coming to Verizon

  • Kpurdu1

    Two words. Nexus prime.

    • you got it buddy, THAT is my next phone (unless the Vigor is out of this world awesome. I do like HTC…).

  • Ven727

    Getting the Nexus Prime. Wanted that anyway.

  • J Dub

    Who travels here? *Hands raise* Those who have your hands raised, stay with Verizon. 

  • Why is there no “Riot in the streets” option?

    • Anonymous

      Because tech blog commentators won’t actually take to the streets to riot as it would impede their ability to post “first”.

  • Dan

    Nexus prime here we come

  • M

    F@&K Verizon too bad its not worth my time to go somewhere else.  

  • Anonymous

    WAIT FOR A NEXUS on VERIZON!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Now that dual core phones are established and most, if not all the bugs are worked out of them already, I’m sticking with the Droid Bionic when it comes out. But you can bet your arse that I’m getting a quad core phone in the next two years or whatever is out at the time. Like I’ve said in posts before, the Droid lineup has never done me wrong, so why jump ship when it is doing everything right for me, at this time.

    • Tom Luley

      I couldnt agree more. I have had the X for over a year now and I have never had issues with it. I was 50-50 on getting the Bionic on release with the possibility of the GS2 or the Prime coming to Verizon, but now that the GS2 isn’t coming, and the fact that now that I think about it, Verizon’s selection of Samsung phones has not been good in the past, what makes everyone think it will start? And no Nexus device for Verizon in the past, again what makes people think they will start? Bionic it is for me, even if it may be slightly out-dated tech.

  • Well. at this point i’m using the Bionic as my fall back phone… I would clearly use my upgrade on it, but now with the news of the SGS2 not coming to verizon and the possibility of the Nexus Prime.. who knows. I’d hate to go Bionic and then have the prime be announced and hate myself.

  • Anonymous

    I was going to wait anyway so this really doesn’t affect me. I wasn’t sure if they were going to get the sgs2 anyway.

  • Anonymous

    as the everready bunny says: my og droid just keeps on going, and going, and going…

    • Anonymous

      then again, i just might switch to sprint. i live in nyc metro (decent signal), my wife wants an iphone, and they have a cheaper plan.

  • @dj_abe_k

    i left verizon 3 weeks ago, i felt bad about it bc i loved their network. but you know what, im enjoying my practically free nexus s 4g from sprint. and i know without a doubt that they will carry the nexus  prime. who cares if verizons network is better than sprints. when you have a duo core phone on any network especially the prime its plenty fast and it makes up for the lose. think about it. people dont have iphones bc of att, att has customers bc of the iphone. 

  • Anonymous

    I’m getting the Bionic baby!!!! Come on Big Red!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Here comes Prime!

  • Dash Speeds

    I want to know why so many people are excited about the Vigor, did they bother to do any research at all? The A8 snapdragon it’s most likely using is just an OC’d version of the same chip used in the Sensation, easily the weakest of the dual-core SoCs available right now. 

    Two waaaaaaay better options.

    1.) Buy the Bionic if you have an upgrade now (Actual release date, A9 SoC, Moto Radio/Build quality)
    2.) Wait for the Prime if you are committed to skipping the Bionic ( Possible OMAP 4460(!!) vanilla android)

    • waiting

      im not so sure if the vigor will be better or not. it will have that adreno gpu which looked pretty sweet in the promo vid, but the bigger questions are if the ram will be ddr2 speed and if it will be unlocked with that program htc is running.

      i do like the moto feel  and the fact that they make their own chips .

      its a tough call.

      im planning to wait till oct5 to see if that roadmap was true and if the vigor is actually released that day ill be able to compare both phones side by side and make my final decision.

      so. the best thing i can do until then is completely avoid this site so i cant get hyped up over any further upcoming phones

  • Hmm

    Buy the Bionic when the price goes to $199 and the bootloader gets unlocked.

  • John

    Chant with me

    Nexus Prime.. WHOOO.. Nexus Prime.. WHOOO.. Nexus Prime.. WHOOO.. Nexus Prime

  • GCurry

    I won’t switch carriers.   Verizon is expensive, but it performs well, and family all uses it.

    I will wait to see the situation on Nexus Prime.   If it’s on Verizon 4G, dual core, with NFC support, stock by Samsung later this year, I’ll wait for it.

    Otherwise, evaluate Bionic without prejudice.   The Moto Mobility acquisition is a hopeful sign for the Bionic choice also.

  • GCurry

    I won’t switch carriers.   Verizon is expensive, but it performs well, and family all uses it.

    I will wait to see the situation on Nexus Prime.   If it’s on Verizon 4G, dual core, with NFC support, stock by Samsung later this year, I’ll wait for it.

    Otherwise, evaluate Bionic without prejudice.   The Moto Mobility acquisition is a hopeful sign for the Bionic choice also.

  • How come there’s not an option here that says something like “I already own a ROOTED D3!!!!”

  • Klostehroff

    Getting the bionic as planned. The GS2 is a good phone and all but I prefer Motor phones. Honestly with the lawsuit problems with Apple and that Samsung already lost in EU courts, the poor update support in the US for Samsung phones, makes me wonder how well it will o over. MY GF. Infuse still doesn’t have gingerbread.

  • Anonymous

    I have been holding my OG together for SOOOO damn long at this point, it has almost become a fun game, to see how many times and ways I can update, and flash, and still keep it running…..
    To that point, after waiting this long, and ALL the hype, I am NOT that impressed with the Bionic afterall….
    I am going to hold out another 30 days after it launches (Sept. 8), and will hopefully see the HTC Vigor hit the market…

    It will do EVERYTHING the Bionic can do but BETTER!
    – HD Display vs. Pentile
    – 2 MP front facing camera better than Bionic’s VGA
    – better sound with the new “BEATS” merger
    – 1.5 Ghz Dual Core
    – and a potentially UNLOCKED (or unlockable) bootloader

    NO REASON not to wait another month at this point….VZW, you lose!

    • Dash Speeds

      See my post, the Vigor is nothing to get excited about. 

    • Jcastle482

      Unless it gets delayed too…

  • You know, I still don’t see the appeal of the Bionic. Yes, I know, more ram. But its essentially a Droid 3. And I’ve actually grown to love qHD. 

    That’s not sarcasm either.

    • Dash Speeds

      LTE is more than enough of a reason to be excited if you have it. Seeing as RAM is what killed the OG, any increase will further future-proof a phone. 

  • VerizonSUkhard

    sprint in my areas is actually great so guess I’ll have to leave my grandfathered unlimited plan with verizon and switch to sprint. I can double up on promos and get gs2 on sprint for like $25 plus tax no activation fee.

    • Dash Speeds

      K thx bye

  • I still have a few more months to wait before i get an upgrade so I don’t really care but if I didn’t whewwww would I be pi$$ed!

  • Anonymous

    My contract on verizon doesn’t end till Feb 2012, so hoping the Samsung nexus prime on vzw is not just a rumor and comes out by then.

  • I’m waiting for the next Nexus. If it doesn’t come to Verizon, I’ll just reactivate my mifi LTE.

  • Stelv81

    How about the option to buy another device on Verizon that has already been released?

  • ArE

    Root my Droid 3.

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  • Anonymous

    How bout option 3. Leave Verizon for another carrier that actually has decent phones! Glad my contract is up.

  • Anonymous

    Droid Bionic it is, then. Interestingly enough, since I heard about the Bionic like what was it…several months ago, I’ve been waiting for this hopefully beast of a phone to finally arrive.

    BUT because I can’t upgrade until early next year, I may end up getting a different phone that surpasses today’s phones by leaps and bounds. OR I may just wait to get the Droid Bionic.

    I guess I still have awhile to decide before next year.

  • Stelv81

    I wouldn’t count on the Nexus coming to Verizon. Bionc will not be a bad phone. The inc2 is also a pretty decent phone. But Verizon has never been the head of the pack when it comes to the latest and greatest phones (except for the original Droid launch). We all have to just face it. Verizon has great coverage but less than cutting edge phones. I am perfectly happy with my rooted Inc2 though, dont let the single core fool you…its a great performing device. Att and Verizon are my only 2 options in my area, so I can only chose from their phones.

  • Anonymous

    Htc vigor or nexus prime for me.

  • As a Fascinate owner, I could really care less about the GSII on Verizon. Samsung/Verizon would probably manage to dick the phone up (Bing, CityID, VCast, VZNav, and tons of bugs/lag) so it’s no big loss in my book.

    The Bionic looks impressive, but what I’m really hoping for is some truth to those Nexus Prime rumors.

  • CB

    What about the possibility that Verizon passed on the SGII in favor of offering a “similar” Samsung device, i.e. the Samsung Nexus Prime, shortly thereafter? Makes sense to me.

  • Stephen D

    🙁 Damn. Glad I didn’t wait. I was gonna hold out for it, but instead bought a Droid 3. If I would’ve waited until now, I’d be buying the D3 today. Ah well. Now I’m really happy since it just got root. 

    • Caprich96

      congrats bro 🙂

  • Anonymous

    saving the world from bing one device at a time.  could be one of the smartest moves verizon’s made yet!

    /sarcasm.

    stupid verizon.  unless samsung announces the nexus prime monday too.  tell me that wouldn’t be freakin’ incredible!?

  • Mark

    I’m in the 62% who said they were going to wait and I’m thinking about getting a *used* phone to buy me a few months. Is that crazy? (I have the OG droid and it’s driving me crazy – slow, acting weird, things breaking left and right. But I’d rather wait a few months and see which network the Nexus Prime pops up on.) 

    I mean, it feels stupid dropping a couple hundred on a burner, but what if I got an Incredible 2 off ebay or Craigslist? Then I won’t be forced into getting the bionic and being stuck with it for two years. Bad idea?

    • Bewara2009

      dude just get the Bionic and if something better comes out than yeah sell your bionic, “Rule All Machine” 

  • Mgault

    This is complete bullshit    The bionic is just a glorified droid x2 with more ram.  Nothing else makes it so special.  I have been waiting all damn summer for a galaxy and now we arent getting it.  That sucks…….they better announce that damn prime on Monday or i am leaving too

    • Bewara2009

      Hey kid Tough shit its life move on! “Rule All Machine” 

    • Dash Speeds

      No it isn’t. The OMAP 4 is a pretty good improvement over the Tegra 2.

  • Mike

    How about wait and see?

    I’ve managed to keep my OG hobbling around long enough to still be good, but it’s at the end.  My wife’s Eris?  Yea, that one’s already dead.  God i love the Eris modding community to death – they actually made it a usable phone, but that poor thing is done.  Been hoarding my upgrades for the last four months waiting for a 4G phone that I feel will last another 2 years, and I don’t nkow how much longer these phones are gong to make it.

    I’ll hold my breath through the Bionic’s launch, and probably get my wife one when it does launch.

    But me?  If the Bionic launch comes, and we only have *rumors* of some mythical device coming to Verizon, I’ll buy the Bionic after I test drive it via the wife.  But if we have something solid and known to look forward to?  I’ll wait if it’s good enough.

  • Christopher Heuer

    Should have included an option “Waiting for Nexus.”

  • Pete

    Will imo we should not think abt changing a carriers for phones. A phone is nothing but paperweight without good network. And abt sprint, m a trucker so i go almost everypart of america and believe me guys verizon has way better coverage than any other carrier out there. I had sprint abt 3 years ago and it only worked in cities not on the interstates i mostly stay on. I had really tough time with sprint and m really happy with verizon

  • Mp66cuda

    Verizon’s device/product management and marketing should be FIRED! Why provide the best coverage and the second best phones? I was all about the Bionic at CES…that was seven months ago. Now other carriers will have the new sleeker phone and IF I want to stay a VZW customer then I have the choice of a phone that will have yesterday’s technology (Bionic) or if I want to wait again, the possibility of a good phone (Prime)…end of rant. I’ll probably wait, was waiting for a phone that offered more and at least the Prime will have ICS.  

    • Dash Speeds

      Not. The. Same. Bionic. 

      Do. I. Have. To. Say. It. Slower?

      • Mp66cuda

        Thanks, I didn’t realize….it’s not the same phone because Motorola decided that they needed something different based on feedback they received (summary of their quote). That does not make it OK to come out with a slight variant of technology that is already surpassed. Their is no excuse when other manufactures are able to provide higher quality products. Motorola should step up and Verizon should make better product choices. IMHO

  • Jarred Sutherland

    I’ve currently got the Thunderbolt and will hold onto it for a bit. Honestly, the only reason I will upgrade this year is if we get a Nexus device. Otherwise I enjoy having a rooted device with my choice of CM7,OMFGB/OMBG/whatever available for it. Granted the thing is huge because of the extended battery, but there is no reason for me to upgrade unless I am getting a faster device with better battery life. My wife will probably wait too, as her Fascinate is working as it should right now.

  • Bryan Hitchen

    I’m happy with my Droid 3 🙂

  • FortitudineVincimus

    Waiting on details for:

    Nexus Prime
    Vigor
    Droid HD

  • Bewara2009

    hhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh this is so funny let see how many bionic haters will go back to the Bionic! “RULE ALL MACHINE” 

  • Anonymous

    HTC Vigor…

  • Murphy

    I’ll stick with Big Red and my T-Bolt for the mean time…I was looking forward to the Prime anyway. Please don’t squash our hopes and dreams Big Daddy Red.

  • Murphy

    I’ll stick with Big Red and my T-Bolt for the mean time…I was looking forward to the Prime anyway. Please don’t squash our hopes and dreams Big Daddy Red.

  • Br_hermon

    I’ve been keeping a close eye on the Bionic vs Galaxy debate. No SGS2 on Verizon? Ehh… I’m over it. Figured it was close but had decided to go with Bionic anyways, UNTIL… I hear rumors of the next Nexus device being on Big Red. I’ll take Vanilla Android, Nexus goodness any day over the Galaxy. Galaxy or not, the Bionic should be a powerhouse phone for Verizon and maybe worth the upgrade IF the Nexus rumors fall through, or the phone takes an un-godly long time to launch (isn’t that almost the norm anymore though?).

  • I’m switching to Sprint–but not because of that. I can get too good a deal with corp. discounts. And I’ve had too put crap flung at me from Verizon”We don’t care, we don’t have to!” Wireless over the years.

  • Dash Speeds

    Bionic for sure. Don’t care about vaporware (Prime) or HTC in the slightest. 

  • this sucks, my last New Every 2 upgrade is in November i wonder how long i can hold on to that thing now, after having the OGdroid and now the DX i can say my X is alot nicer but i miss everything i could do with my D1, i just hope something comes along that can bring the noise and hope it comes around my upgrade time  

  • this sucks, my last New Every 2 upgrade is in November i wonder how long i can hold on to that thing now, after having the OGdroid and now the DX i can say my X is alot nicer but i miss everything i could do with my D1, i just hope something comes along that can bring the noise and hope it comes around my upgrade time  

  • I thought a lot more people would buy the Bionic…

  • I thought a lot more people would buy the Bionic…

  • Anonymous

    I’ll eat my words and get a Bionic, but pray for a Nexus Prime. Of course, another Samsung device also involves me eating my words. In fact, I don’t think I can buy a new phone without it being from an OEM I’ve sworn I’d never buy from again… I’m sooooooo moody. 😛

  • Missing Option: Leave and go to Sprint

  • Samsung’s probably sour over the whole G-moto deal……and VZ could care less if they had the SGII or not. I doubt the Fascinate and the Charge outsold Moto and HTC…….

  • Eric V

    Switch to Apple iPhone 5 Looks better than any Android and Has iTunes 

  • Anonymous

    Nexus Prime or bust at this point… eff Verizon. Don’t be lame. 

  • Anonymous

    im not a fan of motorola, all there phones are slow, clunky and swarming with bugs. I think it’s worth waiting for the nexus prime if it means not having to buy a bionic.

    • Dash Speeds

      I think you used an HTC by accident because every Moto I’ve used has worked great. My incredible on the other hand…

      • Anonymous

        im using a droid 2 right now and it crashes and freezes atleast once a day.

      • Anonymous

        I also used an incredible for a few months and ive had no problem with it at all, I would take an HTC phone or Samsung over anything by motorola any day.

    • Dash Speeds

      I think you used an HTC by accident because every Moto I’ve used has worked great. My incredible on the other hand…

  • I hope there was a “prime” reason for keeping this Samsung phone from the “nexus” known as Verizon.

  • I hope there was a “prime” reason for keeping this Samsung phone from the “nexus” known as Verizon.

  • Elliot323

    I don’t understand why people think SGS2 is so great, it has TouchWiz on it, who wants that iOS knock off.

  • Elliot323

    I don’t understand why people think SGS2 is so great, it has TouchWiz on it, who wants that iOS knock off.

    • Guest

      Yeah, because you definitely can’t change your launcher or anything. /sarcasm

    • Stephen D

      TW4 is better than Sense, and is nothing like TW3 was. TW3 was an iOS copy. TW4 isn’t. It has system wide hardware acceleration, which makes the phone very smooth, and is packed with nice features. 

  • OG Droid

    I plan on getting the bionic; but if verizon gets the prime I will sell it in a heartbeat. I just dont want to be stuck waiting and get disappointment like with SGS2.

  • Mark Lewis

    Ritual suicide.

  • After I have a good cry, I’m going to look at Sprint. I’m going to wait for the Nexus Prime announcement. I’m going to wait for the HTC Vigor. I’m not going to buy last year’s phone on new 2yr contract, and I’m not going to buy a Motorola phone with a locked bootloader, ever.

    (For clarification: I consider every phone *currently* on Verizon to be “last year’s phone” and the Bionic, which is coming soon, has the locked bootloader.)

    • Chickenhead

      SGS2 has a locked bootloader.

  • stm^

    my og droidx will have to due until oct 14th when i get my last NE2 upgrade. if the nexus prime or the vigor is on the horizon then i may wait til those come out(reasonable wait a month or so), if not i’ll get the bionic. sgs2 was/is one of the sexiest phones i’ve ever seen though

  • Verizon is still more reliable than anything else in my area.  I live in a town where there is a Sprint Corporate store and can’t get shit for service and the data speed sucks.  The nice thing is that this was an alltel area and their coverage was always some of the best from what i tried.  I have a contract coming due in November so hopefully there will be some headway or I will wait until next year I guess and just hang on to me added line.

  • I want to switch to Tmobile but I’m stuck on a contract…

  • Where is option “bought Thunderbolt (Charge, Revolution), happy with it and don’t care much about dual-core phones”? Newest and greatest phones will keep coming, there is no point to wait for something.

  • Matthewmcmillen

    According to BGR something else might be coming instead to verizon… not the Prime… but we’ll see…

    http://www.bgr.com/2011/08/25/exclusive-verizon-passes-on-galaxy-s-ii-but-similar-samsung-phone-launching-soon/

  • Dyslexicbunny

    Not care? I have a Charge and I’m fine with it.

  • Anonymous

    Tim-O-Tato…did you remove my grammar check comment =D!?

  • I would have seriously considered the GS2 on Verizon if it was LTE, but since it’s not an option, I’ll stick with my DInc for now until something comes along that blows me away.  Bionic?  No thanks.  Nexus Prime?  Have to wait for official specs, but maybe.  iPhail 5? No way in hell. Something else altogether?  We’ll see what the future holds.

  • I couldnt ever switch from verizon but they are definitely making me want to drop an upper decker at corporate

  • Anonymous

    iPhone 5 *if it has a larger screen.

  • Rnaiyc

    According to this at 395 votes, more people are now settling on the bionic then ever planned to get it over the SGS2.. Hypebeast.. TAMED

  • Jon

    Seppuku is not an option??? 

  • Jon

    Seppuku is not an option??? 

  • Nate

    What about an i dont care option?

  • Nate

    What about an i dont care option?

  • keep fingers crossed for nexus prime!

  • Anonymous

    the Bionic IS ugly.  look how thick it is .5″?? are you kidding me?  If its going to have a big screen and “footprint” its gotta be thin to fit in a friggen pocket!

    • Anonymous

      Don’t wear skin tight jeans, problem solved.

  • gregba

    SGS2 was the only phone I would have paid $300 for.  I will be going straight to VZW after work to get a Droid 3

  • 3greenowls

    Buy an iPhone. 

  • Guest

    Agree with the option to switch carriers.  The possibility of the SGSII coming to Verizon is the only reason I am still with them.  Time to weigh the options again

  • Eddie

     yeah, option 4: switch to sprint and enjoy faster tech adoption and unlimited data. 

  • EC8CH

    PPPPPPPRRRRRRRIIIIIIIIMMMMMMMEEEEE!

  • Thatsjared87

    Kill myself isn’t an option on here. Can you add it?

  • PyroHoltz

    Stick with my rooted D3 until an LTE keyboard device comes out.

  • how about the option to stick where i’m at for a while longer? i’ve been with t-mobile for 7 years and although i hate the coverage, the price is just too good, but i was finally willing to switch for a verizon lte galaxy s2… guess i’m stickin around for a while…

  • Krayzee

    Cry like a bitch

  • Anonymous

    “What are you going do?”

    Ha =D! Grammar check please.

  • Anonymous

    I’m just tired of waiting and waiting

    • Anonymous

      Like every other android fan..I guess this is just part of the whole android thing

    • Anonymous

      Like every other android fan..I guess this is just part of the whole android thing

  • Where is the option for “Shoot myself in the face now..”??

  • Ryan

    hope for a nexus prime! If Verizon carries that, it looked a lot like a GS2 iirc

  • dima

    Nexus Prime or bust

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, this poll has a pretty incomplete answer list.
    The answer is to ditch Verizon.  They’ve done nothing but increase prices and gouge customers more. Last time I checked, a standard voice +2GB data plan is now MORE expensive than AT&T. That’s saying a lot.

    I cannot wait for this phone to hit Sprint so I can dump Verizon.

  • Guest

    Or the option for the Prime?

  • I’m sticking with my Charge then. Saving the upgrade until the Nexus 3 comes out.

  • cry like a little girl

  • Mctypething

    Well, I’m sure if the Nexus does come to Verizon, you guys will say “Hey! We told you about that!”

  • Derp

    Am I the only one who thinks the bionic is ugly?  All moto phones are bulky and I prefer something more sleek and interesting looking. 

    • MrGlitch

      bulky?  only bulky ones are the droids with keyboards, and they’re not even that bulky considering..

      • Derp

        The DroidX is hideous 

        • strongly disagree, the DX is manly looking with the aggressive looking edges and it can definitely take a beating

        • MFG

          Droid X was a beautiful device. 

          • Yeah, if you want to hold a brick to your head while you are talking.  

          • Anonymous

            Brick – dipshit buzzword of the decade.

          • lol.  I meant it literally… As if you were holding a brick shaped phone to your head. Unintended double entendre. The Droid X is the Zach Morris phone of the 10s.

          • Anonymous

            The GS2’s dimensions are literally 1 or 2 millimeters smaller overall than the DX.

    • Agreed… my skool is lit up wit LTE, and was dying for SGSII, 3G or not… but now… WTF do i do?! Bionic is like the older, fatter sister… GSII was gunna b the younger, sexy little sister… FML

      • Anonymous

        Nexus Prime. All other phones are irrelevant.

        • Stelv81

          Just my opinion but the Nexus Prime will not come to Verizon in its pure vanilla state. Verizon has no incentive to do so. Especially since they have the ifone now.

    • Anonymous

      I haven’t really like any of their designs after the OG droid’s beautiful aluminum shell.

    • IMO the droid x is better looking than the bionic

    • The Bionic looks like a Droid 3 and the DroidX2 had an incest baby.

    • Anonymous

      You are not the only one, my friend.

  • Anonymous

    how about the option to switch carriers…i’m looking at sprint after being with VZW for 10 years or so.

    • That’s a good one. Everyone feel free to like his comment if you’re switching carriers just for a device! 🙂

      • Anonymous

        I sense a bit of sarcasm in that reply 🙂

        It would hardly be switching carriers just for a device. It would be ditching a carrier that’s: 
        dropped upgrade incentives, annual upgrades, new every 2, jumped on the usage based billing bandwagon all while pushing their SUPER FAST 4G SPEEDS.   

        Verizon has basically been herding up their customers for the past few years, just to kick them off a cliff into a land of overpriced smartphone usage.  People should vote with their wallets, while at the same time getting their hands on a kickass soon-to-be Sprint device. 😀

        • tim-o-tato is cereal bidness

          • Stelv81

            A lot of people cannot switch carriers because all there friends and family are on Verizon and they are the only carrier with good reception in their area. Unfortunately a lot of us are stuck.

          • Mrbrooks418

            Besides Verizon’s 4G squirts all over every others network. Unsurpassed speeds. I’ve had hands on experience with my thunderbolt since day one,and have compared it to my friends and co-workers phones on every other network, with all sorts of devices and i not only double thier speeds, i’m 3 to 14 times faster on speed test. its unfortunate that verizon sucks on other levels, but network definitly isnt one of them.

        • steve west

          the grass is greener on the other side then? go right ahead

        • steve west

          the grass is greener on the other side then? go right ahead

        • JLHS

          Serious question, does droid-life disclose any freebies/perks they may get from VZW? 

          Just curious, because I would think that you would probably get devices to review from the manufacturers and nothing from the carriers (which is probably std. practice).

      • I would be switching to Sprint for the 4G that is everywhere I work and live (Metro Richmond, VA), and doesn’t lock my phones.
        The plans aren’t bad either.

        How long will I sit on my OG Droid with Verizon? I could wait until they plan out 4G coverage for Metro Richmond, but this phone won’t last a decade, and by then I’d have to pay hundreds just to look at the 4G towers they’d be putting up.

        • Skaletr

          yea i have to agree with you. im patiently waiting for the richmond area to get 4g and thats whats keeping me from upgrading especially since my dinc seems to be doing the job right now. plus sprint imo gets better service in the richmond area

        • babadush

          it’s coming October 1st. A guy who works at Verizon (commented on this website a week ago) also said they are secretly turning it on in September then announcing it Oct. 1st. I’m skeptical of the “secretly” turning it on but we’ll see. He also said there’s 4g testing going on in Mechanicsville, East End and between the Diamond and VCU

      • AndroFan

        Nice sarcasm, and it looks like you got pretty pwn3d, since his is the top “liked” comment, by far.  I’m switching carries, and even though I’d readily do it “just for a device”, I’m doing it in this case because of Verizon’s shitty half-hearted non-promise to continue offering unlimited data “for the time being” for those who were grandfathered in, because of their ridiculous attempts to stop rooters (compiling a list, blocking certain apps, etc.), and because they throttle high-data users.  

        It’s appalling how much this site defends such an objectively shitty company. 

        • Kurt Edens

          You must bear in mind that this site is in essence a site that follows the Verizon line of smartphones. At least the Droid Life side of it.. which is the primary site.  So of course you will notice a slight, or even heavy , bias towards Verizon.  In addition to that, I frequently hear the site moderators criticize various aspects of Verizon.      Furthermore, the top comment may be the most liked comment, however THAT HARDLY COUNTS AS PWNING when you are looking at 83 write in votes through “Liking” said comment, and over 6,500 votes to scoop up the Bionic or continue waiting with Verizon.   Now I myself do not know what I will do as I was hoping for an LTE Galaxy S II, and hate many things Verizon has been doing, but I cannot stand ignorant trolling posts.

          • Phillip

            Your logic considering the “write in votes” is completely wrong.  90+ votes on an option that’s not even listed, that requires casual voters actually read the majority of the first comment page to even vote is quite substantial–it may be the most important statistic on this poll.  

            Furthermore, since there was no option for “none of the above”, we have to assume that an unknown portion, perhaps even a considerable portion, of voters who are considering switching providers chose the “continue waiting” option as it would have most closely matched their plans.  This could easily boost that 1.5% a great deal.  If you then factor in the possible number of voters that chose not to vote because there wasn’t an option for them, then the numbers only increase.

            The fact that, at the very least, 1.5% of dedicated Verizon users (assuming those on droid-life.com are the most dedicated) are considering leaving Verizon should be a red flag.  At the end of Q4 last year Verizon Wireless claimed a little over 94 million customers.  Do the math, at a minimum, if you could prove a statistical correlation between the poll here and the average user base, Verizon is looking at a loss of at least 1.4 million customers–that’s nearly 500,000 more customers than they added all of last year.  Now, factor in that we don’t actually know who didn’t vote, or who chose alternative options and that number will likely only increase.

            Yes Kurt, 91 people is a big deal.

      • Anonymous

        I won’t be switching to another carrier because of a phone but this is a perfect chance for all of us to be mad at Verizon.  If just for awhile till they “hopefully” announce a certain Nexus device. If that doesn’t happen we can surely switch because of a phone right?

      • Anonymous

        How many people jumped to AT&T for the iPhone?

        Not saying this is even close to the same level, BUT, the way you posed the question….. 😉

    • ML

      Agreed.

    • Jerryshmigglehammer

      Me too.

    • T Hall

      I would do this but the mountain I ski at in the winter, does not have very good service with anyone but Verizon.  So short answer I guess I will settle with an inferior device that can get me at a minimum 3G coverage wherever I go.

    • T Hall

      I would do this but the mountain I ski at in the winter, does not have very good service with anyone but Verizon.  So short answer I guess I will settle with an inferior device that can get me at a minimum 3G coverage wherever I go.

    • Looking at switching from Verizon also. I’m trying them out now and have not been disappointed. I love the photon, and the 3g seems just as fast as Verizon. Coverage is fine also. 

    • I switched carriers once for a device and switched back 4 months later. Will never leave Verizon again. 

      • Anonymous

        I just paíd $20.87 for an íPad 2.64GB and my boyfriend loves his Panasoníc Lumíx GF 1 Cámera that we got for $38.79 there arriving tomorrow by UP S.I will never pay such expensive retail príces in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LCD T V to my boss for $657 which only cost me $62.81 to buy.
        Here is the website we use to get it all from :
        BidsBit.com

      • Jikhead

        You said it.  It makes no logical sense to me to jump ship and leave VW and go to a different carrier that has an inferior network when compared to Big Red…all for a few measly features?  

        • Tony Allen

          Yup, that’s exactly it. What makes wireless service important to me over all else is coverage, Sprint doesn’t have it. No matter how awesome their phone selection gets, compared to VZW, they can’t cut it. 

          It boggles me why people would switch carriers, unless they lived in an area where more than one carrier worked well. I’m with Jason, I’m never leaving Verizon so long as I still have my unlimited data.

          • Lickarock88

            I have been on Sprint for over 5 years and have had nothing but phenomenal reception and customer service. Not to mention that, but they CONSISTENTLY have the BEST devices, months before VZW. Take the Evo/Thunderbolt for instance. Verizon’s network has frequent “hiccups”, where one can receive 5 for more of a text message sent from a VZW device. And VZW rapes you on the price. I have 4 Sprint lines with unlimited text, data, and mobile to mobile calling to any mobile phone in the country for less than $200. My same plan would be 270 on VZW… Just some food for thought, for anyone sitting here slamming on Sprint.

        • Zak

          It’s not a few measly features, it is pretty much the best Android phone on the market.  Performance wise it blows all other android phones out of the water, and at the same time is ultra thin.

    • Anonymous

      i left verizon for the original iphone. couldn’t switch back fast enough. at&t blows. 

    • I quit verizon.

    • That would be dumb considering you’d lose your unlimited data and be stuck on an inferior network. As long as Verizon lets me keep unlimited data I’m staying. While Verizon may be more expensive, they have the best network hands down.

      • Jdenmdan03

        You may have “unlimited” but they are slowing your Internet down once you hit 3GB. I do a lot of streaming and i see the slow down every month and i’m on 4G.

        • Stelv81

          It sucks that I have to do this, but I just switch to wirless whenever I can. Especially when streaming.

          • Anonymous

            and why wouldnt you? my wireless connection is faster than the 3G we have here…

          • Stelv81

            Yea why not use wifi when one can. That is one reason I didn’t get a 4g phone, because I am always near wifi.

        • Anonymous

          Who verizon? They only throttle the top 5% I have yet to be throttled and I am around 4-5gb every month

        • Gamer 28

          Are you sure? I stream Netflix all day at work, so I use at least 60gb of data a month and I havent been throttled jet. Don’t really like the Thunderbolt, but I’m loving 4g speeds. I’m never on wifi, I use about 2 gigs a day 😀

      • Scribbles395

        Same here, at work I see all these people with sweet phones like the Photon, evo, atrix and sensation. Yet all I hear from them is how many calls they dropped that day or how slow the network is. Half the time I let them tether of my tbolt so they could use the phone.

        I rather have a bionic on Verizon then galaxy on At&t or Sprint. The network plays a big part on the usability of the phone, and the 4G in my are (Chicago) is awesome.

      • Tcal

        Where I live their coverage is great; But the quality of it (3G) lacking. + TRULY unlimited data + 4G WiMax + Sprint subsidizes their phones properly + GS2 + Update their phones fast + Its cheaper + With Sprint you can upgrade yearly.

        What’s holding me back: 4G LTE is faster than WiMax + ETF + On family plan + Have unlimited-ti’ll-throttled data + Have good relationship with manager in my local store + another phone with Exynos might show .

        Basically, I am on the ropes here!

        • Verizon data is NOT throttled. Sprint 4G is no where near as widespread as LTE, and you’ll be pissed off at sprint’s 3G network, and wish you could switch back

    • Anonymous

      I’m with DCyamaha; why am I doing business with VZW again?  Is it their poor customer service?  Lack of educated employees? or maybe it’s just the ‘gimped’ products they like to provide us…. just sayin (man I’m bitter today…)

      • heyhey

        ATT has dumber employees. By far.

    • FortitudineVincimus

      easy tiger, your not going anywhere

    • I switched to Verzion from AT&T and will never look back.  Better coverage, speeds, and customer service. I switched for the Droid 2…I now have a Droid 3.  Now I’m waiting for a dual core, 1ghz ram phone with 4g(keyboard preferred, though I know it’s not the most popular).

    • Anonymous

      I wouldn’t do that because if you ever decide to come back, no more unlimited data for you.

      That is unless Verizon screws over account holders with an unlimited data plan within the next few months. But hopefully this is not, nor will ever, be the case. That’s just hopeful thinking though.

    • Guessa

      I actually switched to AT&T. I know, crazy right? I really wanted the infuse for its huge screen (still the only phone available in the US with a 4.5″ screen). I love this phone! And at&ts network hasn’t given me any problems. Their ‘4g’ is plenty fast for me. Verizon may have the best network, but they are just as bad if not worse than at&t when it comes to corporate greed and f**king the customer.

    • Anonymous

      The amount of likes on your post pretty much sums up user’s feeling on Verizon’s most recent events. You’ve got a reliable, vast, speedy network Verizon, but you really have to get yourself together with phones themselves. The GSII (at this time) is the best phone on the planet and you are passing it up? You lock boot loaders on phones and haven’t had a stock android phone since the OG Droid (is it just me, or does it seem like that phone may have sold a bit). Please fix these practices and continue to establish such a brilliant network. 

      P.S. If you accept the amazingness that will be the Nexus Prime onto your network free from your bloatware and locked boot loaders, I would consider that a great first step back into the realm of the OG Droid and the openness that should be Android,Thank you

      • Tcal

        Speedy? Unless you are referring to 4G I think not! My dad’s old Motor Clique XT gets on average 3.5 mb/s down while I only get about .5-.8 mb/s download on average! Although, it peaks at 1mb a few times a day; Not to mention that it constantly switches to 1xx with 0 bars every two hours and as a result, I have toi switch to airplane mode then back to restore 3G!

        • Anonymous

          Very slow 3g on Verizon. Unbelievably fast 4g on Verizon. Why would I be talking about 3g?

        • Anonymous

          Very slow 3g on Verizon. Unbelievably fast 4g on Verizon. Why would I be talking about 3g?

    • I hope alot of people leave vzw, that way they have to be super competative to stay in buisness…  2 weeks to see if the prime will be worth waiting for or if I should just snag the bionic

    • I don’t see any reason to switch to Sprint unless you have a data cap.

    • I don’t see any reason to switch to Sprint unless you have a data cap.

    • don’t do it man. you can keep your unlimited data on the best and fastest network. don’t switch for a device. Prime(Hopefully), HD, and Vigor coming up

    • have fun on sprint, nobody uses them, and their network is available in only limited areas across the country. might as well call them nextel still.