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Video: Galaxy Nexus Volume Issue Could Be Hardware Related?

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_mO_K7OYR0[/youtube]

The volume toggling issue that has been plaguing the UK Galaxy Nexus over its first few days on the market was originally thought to be software-related. Many assumed that a simple OS tweak would take care of the problem, but that may not be the case after all. Through the testing you can see above, the volume rocker on the G-Nex is being toggled up and down even while in the bootloader, hence the scrolling between options on the screen.

From what we can tell, the tester has placed a call on his secondary phone, is then moving it up against the G-Nex which is causing the internal radio to freak out (official term there). When the radio is doing whatever the heck it is doing on the inside, it is also triggering the volume rocker to adjust all the way down, leading people to believe that this is a hardware problem rather than software.

Still no way to tell if this issue lives on the 4G LTE version until we get the phone in our hands.

Via:  XDA

Cheers jefbystereo!

  • Anonymous

    lol, they will not be able to do that at this point. They are crying so hard in a corner specially devitto, and 1badass69. Those two are the worse cry babies ever.

    • Guest

  • Anonymous

    Do you play with the smart actions?

    • Guest

  • Anonymous

    I said it all along, Samsung’s radio suck big time lol. I will get a nexus once moto makes it thank you.

    • Guest

  • Yikes.

  • Theandyplan

    I have an OG Droid that has never been replaced. Its sadly on it’s way out. I didn’t want the rezound because it seemed bulky and the small battery was kind of what broke the deal for me. I didn’t want the razr because it didn’t have a removable battery. I rode the bionic train and was glad i didn’t get it. The nexus will most likely be my next phone. The “issues” with it are negligible to me. No SD card? I have a 16gb card in my OG that i have never ever taken out. No USB support? From what I’ve read you can still put and take files on or off of it, just on on Macs. I have a PC so no biggie. Now this volume thing. They said its only a problem for 2g. I have yet to be in a 2g area. If it has the same issue with 4g then yes. That’s definitely a huge issue, but we won’t know until its released. I plan on making an informed purchase and waiting for several reviews before i go out and grab it. I suggest we all do the same before praising or damning the phone and each other.

  • Boss1634

    Sadly the more i read on this phone the more i dislike it alot, thinking the Rezound will be a much better experience than this!

    • Anonymous

      I’ve been thinking the same thing… Except there are some serious complaints running in the Rezound forums about lag, and HTC’s choice of somewhat dated SOC.

  • If it is a hardware issue, wouldn’t a baseband firmware update be able to fix it?

  • Bill Mitchell

    Eh, no worries guys, they’ll probably give all of them free bumpers or something.

  • John

    software issue. going to be fixed soon

  • hatethanet

    Quite a few G-Nex owners on XDA have this volume problem. Check it: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1353590 .

  • Dbarden31

    This may not even be a problem with the CDMA version. Bottom line is thery’re all gonna have cons. You just have to pick the one the easiest to deal with and from the two that’s out now its the RAZR for me despite Moto’s past.

  • Just release the phones that are already built. People with the problem can make an exchange for a later build. I know this wouldn’t stop me from picking one up, even *pple with their supposedly superior quality have bigger problems than this.

  • Greg_churtson82

    Webster Dictionary:

    Rezound: Not a word. Beats shit.

    Razr: Not a world. Blur shit.

    Nexus: Hocus pocus pixie dust.

    • Andorid Devices-Schlepily Made devices designed to appease the instant gratification g-spot of the average everyday moron.

  • Wh

    I know how to get Verizon to get us information: have the White House make them!

    http://wh.gov/jRb

  • Anonymous

    This is going to delay it’s available date. 

  • POSNEXUS

    hhmmm so much for the greatest device EVER! here I thought ICS was the greatest thing since slice bread, the most ambitious project google ever came up with- the one that will unite ALL… well looks like the Nexus is a POS and ICS is just BLEH! like any android fans BEG for another update just to try to fix the BUGS from the last one, Oh wait this is HARDWARE related HAHA. Unlike android Apple makes sure everthing is polish and smooth from the get-go.

    • Like the 4s ? lol.

      • Anonymous

        you fail….my 4S runs like a champ without having to hack the shit out of it

        • GPU wipes the floor with the Nexus’s antique graphics proc.

        • Guest

          ..

    • Did you think ICS was the greatest thing since sliced bread because posters on this site said it or because some actual, authoritative expert or unbiased reviewer said it? If you flopped because of rumors and poster-opinion, then what does that make you?

      Hint: no more credible on this than my shoe.

  • Ij can’t wait to get this beast…..its the best phone hands down….screw waiting 8 months to get ics…..bloat free….this hone is so much more about software and I can’t wait…..if you now want the razor with that horrible screen go ahead, if you want the rezound that’s like every HTC phone with piss poor battery life, gingerbread, laggy sense, go ahead…for me tho its all nexus skin free from this point forward….I could careless about these bugs every phone has bugs at least the nexus will b updated at a timely matter….you get the rezound have fun with that bug for 5 months cause that’s how long It will take….I don’t know’how’anyone could get a skinned android device when the nexus is about to be released…..these are the same people that complain about how bad the skins are too…

    • Tom Klien_897t

      Beast, it will be. LOL.

      • POSNEXUS

        a beast of a failure

    • I love the screen on my RAZR! No volume issues for me. Oh and I am getting to use right now while you are stuck with old.

      • Except on a black screen in the dark you can see spots.

  • Anonymous

    My guess is that this can be fixed with a firmware update. I highly doubt it’s a physical hardware issue that would require the phones to be physically repaired…

    • POSNEXUS

      believe it the nexus is a POS

    • Anonymous

      depends, if it’s true it’s a shielding interference issue, no firmware will fix that. Also that would be one egregious thing to get through quality control I would think….  

    • Sniperdroid

      Oh, NOOOOOO!  This ain’t your daddy’s leaky faucet, son.  This is a full blown disaster happening right before your eyes!  NOT ENOUGH RF SHIELDING IN THE UNIT!!!!!!!  Obvious to any radio op on the marble!  What you gotta figure is how many times are you gonna stick it next to another toaster oven to make it wonk out on ‘ya?  Remember the Ibone antenna problem….? Here’s your android version.

  • Tom Klien_897t

    Toddler: Mommy, when will I get the nexus?

    Mom: When you learn to spell.

    Son: Mommy, when will I get the nexus?

    Mom: When you go to school and do well.

    Teen: Mommy, when will I get the nexus?

    Mom: When you go to college and get a job.

    Adult: Honey, when will get the nexus?

    Wife: When to learn to …. well.

  • Anonymous

    The pain of my OG and it’s shenanigans became unbearable today. I bought a used Bionic… No contract extension, so it’ll be a nice upgrade until the Nexus gets its knickers out of a twist (and if I’m hating the Bionic by then 🙂 )

  • Dcasimiro

    I’ve owned both the Razr and the Rezound. Went from Rarz to rezound back to razr. The Razr just feels great and the battery life is very good. I’m really liking the the motocast, it’s really nice to be able to syn to your pc from anywhere over 3g or 4g. 

  • Maybe he’s holding both phones up to his ear to try for better reception?  I don’t know about you but I have a work phone and my personal phone and never have them that close together.  What a wasted video.  This is all that’s been found so far as an “issue”?  

    • And if this comment was taken seriously, I’d suspect you’re not going to jump on the phone anyway until this decision breaker is fixed.

  • Greg_churtson82

    If the Nexus is a hardware recall, then all the imaginary boxes shipped to all the imaginary locations would be returned, and we are talking launch after Super Bowl. We would have HTC Edge by that time.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe one of the Verizon testers should make a video trying the same thing, so people can stop assuming this is why Verizon “delayed” the release.  You know, because somehow you can delay a product that hasn’t publicly been given a release date.

    • Stating El Obvious

      Another apologist response.  If you think that it was Google intention to announce a product in Mid-October, and then have it release in the 2nd week of December, I have a bridge that I want to sell to you.  But you have to Paypal me the money first, and then I’ll email you the map of the bridge’s location.

      • Anonymous

        I literally have no idea what you’re talking about, but I honestly don’t care either.

        PS – Shouldn’t “el” be “lo” since it’s the article?

        • Stating El Obvious

          I don’t know, this isn’t Spanish class!  Who cares?

          • Anonymous

            …about your opinion? no one really.

          • Stating El Obvious

            Wow your reading comprehension leaves much to be desired.  Try reading it again…slowly.

  • vincent scala

    if hardware issue hopefully it just a defect in some and can just be replaced 

  • vincent scala

    is it all or just some of the phones?

  • I don’t know how to react to this other than I hope this is not an issue on the LTE version, and if it is, Verizon fixes it. Which would explain and placate our anxiety over the delay of announcing a release date.

    We’ll see.

  • Sporttster

    Glad they’re wasting our time “testing” the phone making sure it’s free of bugs. Guess they miss the obvious ones,huh. This can’t be more laughable than it already is. Went out and bought the Razr. Let the Nexus “testing” on Verizon continue forever….

  • Greg_churtson82

    Camera is 5 MP: MP does not matter

    Only 16 GB: Storage does not matter

    No Flash: Flash will come soon

    No removable storage: Use Cloud

    Volume rocker issue: Hold the phone differently

    No USB mass storage: This is only needed for dummies

    No release date yet: That’s the beauty of Nexus.

    • Stating El Obvious

      +1, the apologist’s handbook.

    • Anonymous

      There is answer for everything right.

      • Greg_churtson82

        Unfortunately the answers are the wrong ones 🙁

        • Anonymous

          Yes, the GNex has certain limitations that I personally wouldn’t want in a phone. I think people need to critically think about this phone before they rush out and buy it. I think a lot of experienced power users would not be happy with their purchase.

    • MFG

      It’s 32Gb…

    • STiK

      I sir have a lake to sell you 🙂

    • Anonymous

      1. Good 5MP > Bad (Motorola) 8MP

      2. It’s 32GB

      3. That’s a valid point.

      4. Can’t say I would use up 32GB but I would prefer the option to expand if I need to.

      5. This may only plague the GSM version. CDMA/LTE use different frequencies which may not interfere with the other hardware components.

      6. MTP replaces mass storage and allows for simultaneous data access by both phone and PC. There may be issues for mac users though.

      7. I agree. Just give us a date Verizon!

      • from what I read, it only effects the 900MHz band on 2G versions only. Which is different from the CDMA/LTE stuff we use here in the states iirc. It just so happens that most of Europe seems to use that band.

      • Anonymous

        This device failed.

        • Guest

    • Anonymous

      lol

  • Jdbailey18

    There you have it. The first sign that Moto should have been the one to build the first nexus on big red..

  • Anonymous

    I can almost hear all the nextrolls cry out in unison.

    • Stating El Obvious

      Yeah the nextrolls are scrambling like crazy on this one

    • Guest

      ..

      • Anonymous

        lolumad?

        • Guest

          you a dick bro?  like your nut hugging friend mctypething.

          • Mctypething

            u a piece of sh*t bro?

          • Guest

            you a dick bro?

          • Guest

            you going to cry like a little bitch bro?

          • Anonymous

            You sure are, little assclown.

          • Guest

          • Anonymous

            Why don’t you go huff some more paint kid.

  • Luis

    Software (Vanilla Android) isn’t everything. Though I’m not getting one, I hope the Verizon version doesn’t have this problem.

  • Dioskouroi

    That settles it… ordering the Droid RAZR from Amazon Wireless!!!

    • Nsbjj

      You won’t be sorry.  I got the RAZR on Saturday and the batter life is better then my DroidX. 
      At the end of the day my DroidX battery life would be around 30% with
      the RAZR it’s at 50%.  The camera is blowing me away!  I know the Nexus
      5MP camera has zero shutter lag but so does the RAZR’s 8MP camera.  As
      soon as I push the button ‘snap’  the photo is taken.  So glad I am no
      longer waiting for the Nexus Galaxy.

      • You obv don’t know what shûter lag is and the rzor does have it…

      • Right there with you lovin my RAZR. To Brian, as far as shutter lag goes it responds as fast as I can move my thumb. Those few nano seconds from zero to what the RAZR has is nothing to fret about.

  • Everyone calm the phyck down.

  • Anonymous

    VZW has another excuse to delay release. Lol.

  • Angelface77

    Dammm, Samsung continues putting shitty radios in their devices lol.

    • Guest

      ..

  • Yep hardware. You can update till Neapolitan ice cream comes out your stank hole it won’t be fixed.

  • Ahsan

    Recall time? I’m starting to dislike this phone more and more, even though it just looks so amazing and fluid. All these delays and disappointments with the phone are putting me off.

  • Skaletr

    considering that this is on a different radio than verizon would be on, would this even be an issue with a cdma phone? also why would someone be holding there phone that close to someone elses unless they are transferring something which takes a couple seconds

  • Jdw8989

    There is no way the Nexus has anything wrong with it?! I thought all Droid devices were flawless.  Just like my incredible!

    • DBK

      The Nexus isn’t a Droid…….

  • Tesseract 3

    Haven’t I heard from many people, many times before, that Samsung does not make very good radios? I kind of wanted a nexus phone on verizon, and by kind of I mean I was super excited. When the panda hinted it might be made by Motorola, I was super excited. Motorola’s great hardware, with no blur, totally unlocked, pure google experience? Hell yes. Then I found it would be made by Samsung, and I started to worry. And started to think I might just wait for the Droid 4, or Droid 5, hell, with how fast the Droid 4 is coming out, the Droid 5 might still be out before the end of 2012. Now I am definitely at least waiting for the Droid 4. The idea of a pure google experience device on verizon sounds great, but this phone has not even been announced yet for the network, and already we are hearing about tons of cons, and while its only in the UK, a major technical issue. Sigh sigh. I was really excited, but now… not so much. 

    • Anonymous

      What bugs?  There’s been one bug reported so far and only with some of the UK versions.  The radios are different in the LTE version, it’s possible it won’t even have this problem. 

      • Tesseract 3

        The bug this whole article is about? We don’t know whether it will be just the UK version or not, as the verizon lte version has not even been given an official release date. Oh, and bugs plural, remember the reason verizon is delaying it? Still working on bugs? Plus all the cons about USB mass storage, uncertainty on storage volume, flash delay, etc. etc. It’s a huge headache. 

        • Anonymous

          Verizon has NEVER stated they are working on bugs on this device, that is a flat out lie.  USB mass storage works, you’re just an idiot who doesn’t understand.  Adobe already released a statement they’d be developing flash for 4.0. 

          The headache is people like you who have no idea what they’re talking about.

          • Tesseract 3

            Oh really, that is a flat out lie? Wow, calm down buddy. You seem really upset. 

            USB mass storage has been said to not be working, instead MTP will be used. And might not work very well on Linux or Mac. Yes, there are workarounds, but that is not the same as USB mass storage working. You are the one who does not understand if you do not get the distinction. Also, I do not need to resort to playground middle school insults to prove my point. 

            Yes, of course they are working on flash for 4.0, where did I say they are not? I said there is a good chance there will be a delay. A delay, not no flash at all. Did you read my post, or did you just get angry because I wasn’t adoring about your precious G-nex and start banging on your keyboard? I am guessing the second one. 

            And no response from you on the storage uncertainty front, not surprising, since it seems you skimmed my post and then went off on a tirade. 

            Take a deep breath, go take a walk and calm down. A cell phone is not worth getting angry and insulting faceless internet people you will never meet over. Good heavens. 

          • Anonymous

            You have to admit though that the GNex isn’t what it was originally hyped as. Certain limitations have been place on the device since Google first made mention of it. If the Rezound and Razr didn’t have bloat wouldn’t they be better phones anyways? Most junk can be hidden/removed from Razr anyways. And there is no need to call a person an idiot, we are just talking about phones here.

          • Anonymous

            So a device isn’t what it’s hyped up to be by the people who hyped it themselves?  I’ve never understood this.  You hype something up to unimaginable levels and you’re disappointed when it doesn’t achieve this impossible status.

            The Rezound and Razr still have skins over the top of ICS which is a huge drawback.  The Nexus still has the best screen/size and it was optimized with ICS in mind unlike the other two devices. 

            The Nexus is far from perfect, but the only people who are let down are the same ones who are responsible for hyping said device to such enormous levels.

          • Anonymous

            You’re middle part is false. You have no idea what the ‘skins’ will look like in ICS. In fact they are supposed to be scaled back considerably, much like how Touchwiz is on Honeycomb now. Also the Razr and Nexus are essentially identical boards, both are OMAP4 @ 1.2Ghz with 
            SGX 540 graphics, so they are equally optimized from a code perspective. 

          • Anonymous

            So you can assume the new skins for ICS will be scaled back, but I’m wrong to assume they’ll be intrusive as they have been in the past?

            I sense a problem with this logic.

      • hey Liderc … remember when you were giving me some grief for my comment this morning about the increasing Nexus “issues” this morning?   Remeber … ?  Yeah.

        Bottom line … this phone is not all it is (or, WAS) cracked up to be.  The Rezound (with it’s VERY good antennas) is looking better and better as the days go by.  

        • Stating El Obvious

          You’re talking to a brick wall.

        • Anonymous

          It’s the same bug as before?  I don’t see what you’re talking about.

          There aren’t increasing issues, it’s the same issue that was reported 2 days ago.

          • Tesseract 3

            You mean the UK bug, plus the one Verizon is working on? The plural bugs, the two of them? Plus the no USB mass storage, plus flash delay, plus possibly only 16GB storage? Oh yeah, smooth sailing through calm seas… 

          • Billyrouth2000

            The majority of people don’t need more then 16 gb

          • Tesseract 3

            Sure, but this is a special case. The problem is, the Galaxy Nexus is a google experience device. That means it’s main selling point is not having the best hardware out there (it does not), it’s selling point is being a stock, vanilla android device with an unlocked bootloader that is unmolested by the carriers. That means the main people interested in it are power users, and many power users do need more than 16GB of storage space. That’s my point in a nutshell, really. That and many high end smartphones have much more than 16GB available to start, as well as an option to add removable storage if you desire. This phone is being marketed as a high end smartphone, starts with 16GB, and has no option for adding storage space with an SD card. 

          • TC Infantino

            I agree totally with you on this.  I am not a fan of Samsung phones, as I have had to return two (prior to the OG Droid coming out) both for very bad reception and call sound quality.  While neither one of the Samsung phones were smartphones, I still consider it a reflection of their build quality.  Conversely, I have had nothing but good experiences with all my prior Motorola phones, and most definitely the OG Droid.  The only reason I did not use my upgrade on a RAZR is because I do not like the way it feels in my hand, it seems way too wide for how thin it is.  Plus, and I know this is only a personal preference, it feels way too light, as if it is flimsy.  Coming from an OG I like my phone to have some heft to it, a solid feel.  I never was on the G-Nex bandwagon, and I do think that Google could have picked a better phone for it’s Flagship on VZW.  What?…A developer phone with no expandable memory, a subpar camera, and a pentil screen?  I will see how the Droid4 compares to the Rezound and pick one of them.

          • Anonymous

            while I agree with your point that the G-Nex’s main selling point is vanilla android, your points thereafter make me scratch my head a little.   I consider myself a power user, but I also want  great hardware.  So what am I going to do…b/c of my affinity to Qualcomm products, mainly b/c I work on the snapdragon processor, I am buying a Rezound.  You can argue which phone has the best specs, but thats not my point of this post.  My point is, I’m buying a Rezound, waiting two months(ish) until cyanogen comes out with ICS and presto chango, ICS on my Rezound.  Vanilla,no, close, very much so, if not better.   I’ve still yet to hear an argument that would convince me to get the G-Nex,if i didn’t work on the snapdragon processor.  Buying hardware b/c of an O/S as a power user seems short sided to me.  I’m not waiting on HTC to release ICS as official, so that point is mute, Cyanogen will have it in a few short months.  Who knows, at this rate it might be out before the G-Nex will.  Then I’ll have the hardware I want with the O/S I want.  If you just can’t wait, then yes G-Nex is your choice,  I’m not so impatient that I can’t wait for the cyanogen drop.  Plus, I upgradee every two years.  So I’ll pick hardware above O/S b/c the O/S is easy to upgrade.  Pretty hard to add removable storage to your G-Nex and while NFC is nice, I don’t really care about it.

          • Anonymous

            It’s not just this bug… It’s issues that Samsung has had in the very recent past with hardware + phone limitations + people just wanting it because it’s Vanilla. Most phones can be de-bloated in 10 minutes via root. Most phones have sdcards so one can store rom backups, and files they do not want to erase during a factory restore. Also it is good to have expandable local memory as things will run faster locally than off the cloud if your are in a bad coverage area or the radio isn’t working properly.

  • dkbetts

    Antennagate Android style.

  • Anonymous

    What just one sec…hold the presses…there is a problem with the radio in a Samsung device?! What?! No way! It’s not like this has happened to 90% of the phones they have released.

    • Tesseract 3

      +1

      • Shiggity

        Couldnt find the like button? Or maybe you are making a jab at FB..

        • Anonymous

          …wouldn’t that be Google+ ?

          • Tesseract 3

            Indeed. +1

        • Tesseract 3

          I actually did hit the like button, I just say +1 because that’s what we do on Google+, and it sounds better than like. Synonymous considering the way Disquis elevates comments with more likes. Though don’t get me started on facebook, the like button on facebook is abused so badly. 

          Someone writes “My dog died today, FML”, and five of their friends like it. Not because they actually are happy the dog died, but because they want to acknowledge the comment, but are too lazy to actually say anything, and then there is always the idiot who writes “where is the dislike button?”. In the time in took that mouth-breather to write that dumb sentence, he could have actually expressed real empathy with his friend. Facebook sucks. 

  • Jikhead

    Hmm…doesn’t look good there.  Maybe I should just go ahead and get the Rezound and wait for ICS.

  • Sabotage!

  • on a real note. Could this be NFC Chip related?

  • My ReZound volume rocker works flawlessly

    • Billyrouth2000

      Too bad its full of bloated sense

    • Anonymous

      and is a fat ass…

  • Anonymous

    So could be the radios, maybe the LTE version won’t be affected since it’s completely different. 

    • Stating El Obvious

      LOL.

      • Anonymous

        Now I feel like you’re stalking me, reported your IP to devs.

        • Stating El Obvious

          Sweet!

  • Jason Purp

    You can bet your ass that this isn’t the “bug” that Verizon was talking about anyway.

    Anyway, just give me the phone. I can handle the problem.

    • Nope, the bugs they found are not being able to install Blockbuster and City ID.

      • Billyrouth2000

        Ha +1

  • I think this issue may end up being similar to the death grip issues with the fruit phone 4.  While a legitimate issue, it will likely only affect a small amount of people, and will serve as something for opposing fanbois to point at.

  • Anonymous

    If it is hardware related, then this won’t be released for another couple of months at least.

  • Anonymous

    so… um… this is another check in the CONS category

  • TROLOLOL

    ah, screw it. first the galaxy s ii and now the galaxy nexus… hey kellex, when are the new tegra3 devices coming out? i mean, what’s another 6 months anyway?

  • Anonymous

    Man I thought I was going to have 3 amazing phones to choose from for my upgrade and now I’m not sure I want any of them.  The Razr seems to have a terrible battery life from what I’ve read not to mention a bad camera, the Rezound looks like a brick and according to reviews has terrible reception and now it appears that the Galaxy Nexus is having it’s own share of issues.  I want to give someone my money but it doesn’t seem that anyone wants to give me a phone to spend it on.  

    • Anonymous

      Where did you hear about the reception issue on the Rezound? As far as I know both the RAZR and Rezound haven’t had issues in that area. I’m generally curious, not nit picking.

      • Anonymous

        I think I actually read it on a RAZR review from someone who had returned the Rezound for the Razr.  A small sample size I admit but even without that I don’t think I would consider the Rezound.  

        • Anonymous

          If the G-Nex doesn’t have this issue worked out by the time my upgrade comes I think I’ll be picking up the Rezound instead. I really don’t like the look of the RAZR, and the Rezound seems to have better battery life.

      • Speedyrulz8

        Yeah, I was in the same boat but ended up with the Rezound after getting sick of waiting and saw it has a nice camera. I haven’t had any reception problems myself.

      • Skaletr

        i agree with the above post? reviews on youtube actually said the reception is actually pretty good

    • Turd_Ferguson

       I haven’t noticed horrible battery or bad camera on my Razr.  I got one to hopefully return within 14days and get the Galaxy Nexus but dunno now, might just hang on to the Razr.

      • Anonymous

        What are your daily usage habits like?  It seems like nearly all of the reviews on Verizon said the battery was awful and barely made it through a work day.  I’m currently on a Droid 3 and while the battery isn’t stellar I can usually get through a day with average usage and still have 40-50% left by the time I get home.  

        • Anonymous

          I make it 12-15hrs on normal usage (GPS etc off, brightness down,LTE on/in use), best I’ve done is 18 but that was a little lighter day.  Bunch of texts/gchats, app updates, maybe a call or two, fb/twitter updates…Under very heavy usage I’d say ~7 but it does seem to vary.
          Camera quality is not bad, not great either..but it is pretty darn quick. Overall seems much better than the X to me. I have to say in just under 2 weeks with it, it has yet to lag or lock up/crash/reboot on me…which for Moto these days seems pretty impressive, haha.

          What’s impressed me the most actually is nice the signal strength is (esp for its design), and the 3G/4G handoff is pretty seamless now.

          My biggest complaint is sometimes it feels too thin in the pocket.

          • Anonymous

            Interesting.  That’s probably about what I get off of my D3 with an extended battery.  I usually unplug at 7:30 in the morning and go to bed around 10 with 20-30% left.  I saw some reviews that said it only made it 7-10 hours with moderate usage and that would be a killer for me.  I’m also glad to hear that the camera is decent.  The D3 camera is awful and takes forever to snap.  Since the Razr is already rooted and the bloat can be removed I may have to spring for that and forget about the Nexus.  

          • Anonymous

            Oh no it definitely does better than 7-10 on moderate. My numbers may even be a little low as I do have 2 Exchange/Corp Push accounts running 24/7, forgot to point that out. I don’t use any of the Smart Actions, but I guess that could help if necessary. Something about the bluetooth seems much improved too, never drops my S305s and connects instantly.
            I really hope we get an SBF drop soon so we can really push it with a fail safe.

          • Anonymous

            You will not be disappoint it .

          • Guest

          • Tesseract 3

            How heavy does it feel in the pocket? As compared to say, something like an og droid? I loved my og droid and my droid 2 is passable, for now, but sometimes they are just so damn heavy. 

          • Anonymous

            Very light…not to the point you’ll feel it’s fragile but no kidding, sometimes I forget which pocket it’s in. Been a while since I’ve held OG but feels a good 25% lighter than the X.

          • Tesseract 3

            Thanks for the answer. That is good to know. Sometimes the og droid and droid 2 are just so heavy it weighs my pants/shorts down, and it’s just irritating. Having a light smartphone would really be very nice. 

          • Anonymous

            It is! I had the original, so I hear you on the heft. Sounds like you’d be happy here. Worth noting it’s even lighter than it feels in the store because of the stupid security alarms attached to it.

          • Tesseract 3

            I’m really considering the Razr at this point, my brother is also getting his first android smartphone soon and he is also considering between the Razr/Rezound/Gnex. Really looking like it might be Razr’s for both of us. Thanks for the info man. 

          • Anonymous

            ReZound is really nice too, battery life is finally improved a little and the screen is gorgeous…but way too fat and heavy for me and Moto build quality is still top of the heap.

          • Anonymous

            I’m in the same boat.  I was all in for the Gnex before but after hearing that the battery is better than advertised and the camera is decent I might be swayed.  

          • Turd_Ferguson

            only thing I dislike about my Razr is the screen, I dislike the grainy looking lines, and the colors are a little dark.  Maybe I am just missing a setting but the contrast needs to be tuned. 

          • Anonymous

            You both will enjoy it. The nexus failed in some many ways.

          • Guest

          • How so? It has a better processor than the RAZR, a better screen, the RAZR has an 8mp whereas the Nexus has a 5mp camera but if you compare pictures taken between the two, the Nexus looks better and has a faster shutter speed. They both have fortified glass even if the Nexus doesn’t have “Gorilla Glass”. The Gorilla Glass obviously didn’t help it in a fall with the picture of the screen shattered posted earlier this morning, and they both pass the key test. The only thing I wish the Nexus has that it doesn’t is microSD support.

          • Anonymous

            What about the radios, call quality, smart actions, moto has the best music player beating iphone4s. The gb 2.35 is great and more stable than ics. RAZR has an hd ffc water resistant, motocast, webdock, hdmi mirror, etc. The display on the razor its not hd but it’s nice because of the 4.3 Display. Remember the lte version of the nexus will be thick without a cover, imagine with a cover. As I have said before the best devices of 2011 will be razr and gs2 mark my words.

          • Mchlls22

            I can never remember what pocket its in either, lol. Great phone…great batt life, great pics, great call quality, I even like the stock keyboard!

          • Anonymous

            Yeah, with all the Nexus stuff, I expected to be let down by it, especially by what Moto’s done lately with buggy releases, but it really is a very very solid device and I’ve been pretty impressed. Call quality is the best I’ve heard in a cell phone yet. The only thing it really needs is the HD screen the Rezound, Nexus have, but that’s fine. Also heard again the bootloader may get unlocked with the ICS update, (and yes I’m talking Verizon DROID Razr, not the Euro one that def will be) but don’t get too excited just yet.

          • Anonymous

            The qhd display does not bother me as much. The only thing that bothers me is that we can not adjust the settings on the front facing camera. I hope they send an update for that.

          • Guest

          • Anonymous

            Keep crying bitch

          • Anonymous

            The music player from moto, and all the goodies makes the razr a big winner over the nexus and rezound.

          • Guest

          • Anonymous

            It is so thin that it adds no extra buldge to my pocket and it is so light I forget it is there… It is a little wide but I got use to it quickly.

          • Anonymous

            That is what impress me the most as well, the radios in all moto devices. You all can say about how nice the camera and display on samsung’s device is, but the best features are good battery life, radios and call quality. Moto has all of those and more. Razr is the king period.

          • Anonymous

            Please stop trolling… Just because I said it’s a nice phone was not an invitation to prove its the best phone everz!!

            I’d like to spend the two weeks with the nexus and compare, in fact, I will.

          • Anonymous

            Lol, i knew it was the best device before you said it. I never troll, i just type what’s on my mind.

          • Anonymous

            You’re a bigger moto troll than Sanjay himself.

          • Anonymous

            So? You are a troll too.

          • Guest

            you a fuckking faggit!!

          • Guest

            ….

          • Guest

        • Turd_Ferguson

           Several calls and texts throughout the day while at work, a morning game of Forty thieves solitare or jewels during the morning poop.  Pandora for the 17 mile dive to and from work. anywhere from 40-60% when i get home. Probably could be better if I turned 4g off while at work, since my job is just outside the 4g coverage area, and most of the time I forget to turn bluetooth off. It is not great battery life but definitely not horrible.  About the same I was getting on my Droid X.

        • Nsbjj

          I got the RAZR on Saturday and the batter life is better then my DroidX.  At the end of the day my DroidX battery life would be around 30% with the RAZR it’s at 50%.  The camera is blowing me away!  I know the Nexus 5MP camera has zero shutter lag but so does the RAZR’s 8MP camera.  As soon as I push the button ‘snap’  the photo is taken.  So glad I am no longer waiting for the Nexus Galaxy.

          • Anonymous

            What i like about moto is that they seem to improve the features that were so so. For instance, camera, front facing camera and software 🙂 Samsung seems to be putting the same weak radios, bad gps and horrible call quality and build quality.

          • Guest

          • Guest

    • Anonymous

      I am actually receiving great battery life on my Razr, 18 hours…. so are others. Check out the Battery Life thread on Droid Forums… Also, the camera is great, fast shutter, good pics and already has panarama… all in all I am very happy with the RAZR and highly recommend it.

      • Anonymous

        Yes the Razr is pretty sweet. My girl has it. She gets about 14hrs battery. Everything runs smooth and as it should. The camera is not that good IMO though, the colors are drained out of photos making everything look dead so to speak. Camera Zoom FX fixed that issue though.

        • Anonymous

          I am coming from the OG so from my experience, this camera is the shiz!

      • Anonymous

        Are you using the Task Manager program?

        • Mchlls22

          Between smart actions and juice defender…..my batt lasts about 12 hours with heavy usage.

        • Anonymous

          Yes, smart actions saves a lot of battery… No experience with juice defender but I hear good things.

        • Anonymous

          Actually the phone has Smart Actions AND a Task Manager

      • Anonymous

        Agreed, the battery life, while not excellent, is nowhere near as bad as the rumors are saying.

        • Right, you have extensive knowledge and use history with the Verizon Nexus….

          • ShakeNBake

            ^ his trolling knows no bounds

          • Anonymous

            He’s talking about the Razr.

          • Anonymous

            Exactly, I laugh at some people who spew out replies without reading the original comment.

      • Bob

        Yeah, but has it burned a hole through your pocket yet?

        And here’s hoping you never need our want a backup battery.

        • Anonymous

          Burn a hole through the pocket?  If you’re referring to the other rumor of the overheating, mine has yet to with heavy use.  And the battery lasts a good while

        • Anonymous

          Mine is barely warm, even after long periods of use. Again, seems people are having a wide range of experiences with this but I guess I am one of the lucky ones.

    • Dcasimiro

      I’m getting 17 to 19hrs on my razr. just wanted to share

      • Greg_churtson82

        Be careful what you say. The Nexus fanboy’s will flag you.

    • Anonymous

      Thank you everyone for your insightful replies.  It was great to get first hand accounts for both of these devices and to clear up some of the mis-information that is out there.  It was also nice not to have random, meaningless replies.  Although after posting this I’m sure I’ll get a “u mad bro?” comment.  

    • Anonymous

      The razr last me 20 hours on moderate use and 12 to 14 hours on heavy use. You need to tweak the smart actions settings.

      • Guest

  • rocketdaddy

    Played with my daughter’s new Rezound all afternoon yesterday.  I’m on the verge of getting my own.  Sick of the wait with no real info.  I don’t really care if it takes a few weeks, it’s being left totally in the dark that angers.

  • Anonymous

    Not the kind of NFC that we want.

    • Angelface77

      Samsung failed.

      • Guest

        ..

    • Anonymous

      I wonder what happens if you’re making yourself a sandwich and someone fires up the microwave.    Does it take the d1ck and b00b pics you took from your Gallery and share with your entire address book?

    • Anonymous

      Not the kinda of bug we want, hopefully this will be worked out and fixed for the US version. Another delay, hopefully not.

      • Anonymous

        Shut up and bring me my chimichanga sandwich lol. Your garbage known as Gnexus failed lol lol lol.

        • Guest

  • Anonymous

    There’s no problem with the phone, he’s just holding it wrong.

    • JMac726

      Well it’s official, Samsung is trying to copy Apple

      • Tesseract 3

        That will be the subject of the next Apple, Samsung lawsuit. Apple will sue Samsung for infringing on their proprietary antenna technology that only works when held properly.  

      • Anonymous

        You guys are having a BAD DREAM, when I snap my finger this post never happened  Ready!!! SNAP!!!

        • Anonymous

          Look at the fat cholo still crying lol. Go make me some tacos tool.

          • Guest

    • Anonymous

      At least us verizon users will have all these big s fixed at launch…no give me my ne us!!!

  • Anonymous

    If this is hardware related then Verizon is correct in fixing the issue before distribution, though I still believe an official statement from them saying “The device is delayed because we are working on problems x,y,z”  would be nice, so us end users can get an idea of what they are doing behind closed doors.  Telling us what they are fixing doesn’t hurt Verizon. All they care about is contract renewal so the sooner they drop the device the sooner we all re-up for 2 more years.

    • Dan Letsch

      The problem is we only account for a very small percentage, and coming out and saying a new device has a hardware issue publicly could make a good portion of people not buy it even once the issue is fixed.  While I would love to get one of these, I will wait till it is released and get reviewed before jumping on the hype either way.

  • Anonymous

    Good thing I didn’t drop $800 on that UK GSM version then!

  • I thought this issue only happened when on a 2g connection.  How much of VZW’s network is 2g?

    • Anonymous

      Verizon has 3G pretty much everywhere in the US (as population percentage)

  • Maybe they had already identified it and the units slated for Verizon are already fixed.  We can only hope.

  • Tabe

    GJ Samsung…

  • That could be a problem. Hopefully the LTE model doesn’t have this issue when it’s released.

  • Anonymous

    Might be one of the reasons Verizon was hesitant to launch the phone so quickly.  

  • Nex

    Wonder if this is the “issue” Verizon was talking about?

    • rocketdaddy

      So why don’t they tell us….  whatever the issue is.  This policy of not saying anything is BS.

      • Anonymous

        Oh nos, how DARE a carrier not tell you, the customer, what potential problem may exist or come in testing in a device that will eventually be launched on their network that they have yet to release!! /s

        Your self entitlement policy is what’s BS.

        Verizon doesn’t OWE you a damn thing until the phone is available to purchase.

        • Stating El Obvious

          Take it easy, pal.  A dingo has not eaten your baby.

          • Anonymous

            Judging by the Nexus articles and comments all around the ‘net, you would have thought Verizon (your dingo) has kidnapped everyone’s first born. 

          • Mctypething

            Well then these stupid Galaxy Nexus blog posts telling everyone basically nothing need to stop. There’s an idea. How about report on something meaninful instead of baseless rumors and constant speculation. Funny thing is, it seems to be having the opposite effect that kellex intends. It seems to be souring people to the phone.

          • Guest

            you a dick bro?

          • SniperDroid

            What, you were reading these posts for about an hour before you complained the article was baseless rumors and constant speculation?  Dude, if you don’t like reading it, don’t waste time commenting on it!

          • Guest

            he’s a dick sniperdroid.  all he wants to do is come out here and spam the place with “u mad bro” in every fuckking thread.  he’s a major fuckking loser!!

          • Stating El Obvious

            I don’t wanna be “that” guy, but…you mad, bro?

          • LionStone

            Lol! You got that right Zep…I think its hilarious the comments people make about VZ’s phone that’s not even released yet…oh the speculation…surprised someone hasn’t tried to sue VZ by now on grounds of, “I need to know!”…wahhhh…lol

            I just hope the comments are this entertaining AFTER the Nexus comes out! 🙂

        • rocketdaddy

          Yep, you’re right, they don’t owe me anything but, all the same, it’d be nice to know.  Was it my use of the word “angers” that set you off? Too strong I guess,  I was trying to use a term other than “pissed off” which is the general sentiment I’m feeling over the prolonged wait.  It is just a phone after all and, frankly, my OG is still rocking along better than the day I bought it.  Just antsy for the upgrade and some Ice Cream Sandwich.

        • Mctypething

          woah, u mad bro?

          • Guest

            WOAH!! you a MAJOR dick bro.

        • Anonymous

          Honesty towards the customer is a great marketing tool.  Why give your customer a reason to distrust you? Answering a few simple questions about a product delay can regain trust in the consumer base and possibly sway more customers to make a purchase. Honesty (Good or bad news) = Trust = sales = money.  Businesses don’t want customers second guessing their products or practices.

          • Anonymous

            Verizon hasn’t said a word, other than they will launch the product later this year. Period. Anything else you want is asking them to comment on rumors and speculation, which no company will do, usually for legal reasons. If anything people should be pestering Samsung to comment on the rumors…it’s THEIR product. From an official standpoint, Verizon IS being honest. They’ve said they’d carry it this year and announce a release date later. Nothing more nothing less. 

          • Anonymous

            It is not rumors or speculation if we are seeing a handset with a legitimate hardware issue.  Don’t you think it would look good for Verizon if they say “Hey we are fixing the issue with the radio interference triggering the volume rocker.” How does that statement hurt them in any way? If anything it shows they
            give two shits about the product they are releasing to their customers.  Yes perhaps it is Samsung’s place to make the statement but because Verizon is the deployment vehicle in the US for now they also have to accept some of the responsibility for letting a bug get through the original QC Tests when Verizon accepted to sell the device.  When a technology product is released there is a multi-layered QC structure that spreads the responsibility between the software provider, hardware provider, and final vendor.  This is done so that issues like what we are seeing above are fleshed out before release. Just my opinion, I could be wrong.

          • Anonymous

            It is rumors and speculation. Where are you learning of a possible hardware issue or bug for the Verizon version? An internet blog with a ‘source’?? Oh, ok then… Also a phone with NO release date is NOT DELAYED. It’s still just unreleased. EVERY device every created has bugs in testing…that’s why you do it. Is it any companies responsibility to let you into their dev/testing cycle. Of course not. You want an explanation of something that’s never been acknowledged. The best transparent example is the original Bionic. It was delayed, they both came out and said it has issues and was being redesigned. Problem solved. This is not like that, at all.

            As for the GSM issue, that is Samsung’s phone and mess to clean up with PR and damage control along with the Euro carriers.

        • Anonymous

          You’re right.  This whole sense of entitlement is getting out of hand.

  • Keeps getting better and better.  Now I am using my OG Droid in conjunction with a prepaid phone so that I can get my texts.  Droid Did…now it just doesn’t.

  • Grrrrreat.

  • Robbie Gerling

    nooooooo!

  • Notsurprised

    if this is indeed a hardware issue i don’t see how it will be released this year for verizon.  

    • Anonymous

      yeah, they’d literally have to trickle out shipments as they come out of the repair process, which would lead to crazy shortages/wait lists.  It would be a mess.  You’d think this would have something to do with interference, and I can’t imagine it would have passed the FCC with this issue.  I could be wrong though.

  • New nexus feature “Remote changing of sound status” *

    *Happens without consumer consent 

    • Anonymous

      It’s the old Microsoft line…it’s not a bug, it’s a feature!

  • Anonymous

    Wow. they have really dropped the ball with this. If this is an issue with the LTE version I’ll be picking up the RAZR or Rezound. Damn Samsung…

    • SniperDroid

      Ditto!

  • I’ll take it with that issue.  🙂

  • Ray

    at this point there isnt anymore bad news you could give me on the nexus this has turned into one big pile of shit

    • What if i told you that Verizon decided not to release the phone at all?

  • Brian Wenger

    sucks

  • If Verizon is delaying the phone because of this issue and fixing it, well then kudos i guess. Still hate the waiting game, but if they had released it then, we would all be complaining i guess..

    • Strider91

      Exactly my thoughts.

    • FortitudineVincimus

      the more and more I read, the less and less I want it

      • Smartbusiness

        I couldn’t have said it better…….

      • Anonymous

        The Bionic was messed up for how many months and almost scrapped.  The G Nex will be good, at least this will be reported for the US market to test and fix.

        • Anonymous

          They made a new bionic idiot. This bitch has been on schedule since it was first announced.

          • Guest

    • Anonymous

      Verizon is damned if they do, damned if they don’t with the GNex.  People will never be happy. 

      • Anonymous

        People would be happy if Verizon was a little more transparent about what’s going on.

      • Anonymous

        They will have to make the G nexus again, because it is not a software problem, it is a hardware one 🙂

        • Guest

  • Stating El Obvious

    Where are the G-Nex apologists at?  Can’t wait to hear the spin!

    • We are talking about a cell phone right?  Cannot believe the crap people are giving each other on this site about their preference in a phone.  Unreal.  

      • They have nothing better to do and it gives them a sense of self-worth.

      • Stating El Obvious

        What’s unreal is if this was Apple, the apologists would be having a hearty laugh about it.  Since it’s Android, obviously “Google must have caught this already and that’s why it’s delayed.  Kudos, Google!! 3> 3> 3>”

        • Anonymous

          3 is greater than what?

          • Stating El Obvious

            Google it.

          • Anonymous

            uh, 2?

          • Stating El Obvious

            Correct.  1 also.

          • Anonymous

            3> means asshat

          • Anonymous

            Thanks. No idea why the other guy couldn’t answer. Too busy whining about apologists or something I guess. I will apologize for his annoyingness.

        • Anonymous

          Calling out hypocrisy on DL? Blasphemy!

      • Anonymous

        funny u mention preference cuz anyone who PREFERS an iphone gets berated and belittled by all the google fanboys and love to talk about having choice but attack fellow fandroids for not liking the same phone as them…i agree they’re just phones and get whatever the hell you like but fandroids really are the biggest hypocrites in the tech world…

      • Anonymous

        When every other post on every single thread is something along the lines of “don’t care, want a nexus”, I’d say this is about what I would expect. I mean it is seriously annoying…then again that’s what I get for reading the comments.