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Monday Poll: Are You Buying the Samsung Galaxy SIII?

Now that the Samsung Galaxy SIII has been confirmed on all of the major U.S. carriers, with launches happening as earlier as June 21, we have to ask – are you buying it? If so, which carrier and why. If not, we’d love to hear what device you are sticking with or which one you are holding out for as well.

Are you buying a Galaxy SIII? Which carrier?

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  • Upsetfemale24

    You don’t have U.S. Cellular as an option so I can’t vote.

  • lesprince

    My biggest concern is the GSIII is a Samsung phone and I am concerned about updates look at GNEX how long it took for 4.04 to get to it without root and it’s a Nexus phone which is supposed to get updated first because of no bloat. Will the GSIII get left behind like all other Samsung phones for example the Charge had awesome specs when released but was forgot about by Samsung and the developer community alike. I really like what I see in the GSIII but my main concern is Samsung’s history with updates and followups. Will it be left behind like he rest? Why does Samsung release awesome phones with lots of potential and just forget about them and move on to the next phone, lack of concern for the consumer.

  • No thanks. I think I’m done with Samsung’s hardware for good. So cheesedick.

  • ryanallaire

    I won’t buy one simply cuz of that ridiculous physical button they put on it, how stupid of a decision on their part…

  • Tim Swann

    won’t buy because it will be locked down tighter than a prude, virgin mormom

  • Darkseider

    Why bother? Granted the 2 Gig RAM is nice but other than that the SGS II, GNex, Incredible LTE and a plethora of other phones from other carriers are all comparable. Unless you are due for an upgrade I don’t see the need to go gaga over this. Seeing that no matter what dual core you have stuffed in it it is still a dual core handset. Quad or bust!

  • knot

    I just bought the 2 like 2 months ago. I know the 3 will be better but I really coudln’t wait for a new phone and I LOVE the 2. The 2 is plenty enough for me.

  • Colin

    I have Verizon.My “new phone upgrade” doesn’t occur until February 2013.I currently have a rooted HTC Incredible 2 running ICS cm9.I only use about 1.8gb or less per month on my unlimited data plan.
    I want to hear your advice/suggestions on what to do, upgrade now at full price on a better phone? Wait until February?

  • Troubled_Asian

    Aside from the processor and ram specs, this phone just isn’t very compelling. The physical styling is fugly, and it has a skin… need I say more? Also, you know Verizon and all the other carriers are going to load this phone with sooo much bloat. Hopefully, Google will come out a really cool Nexus phone soon that will work on Verizon’s network, and will have Jelly Bean.

  • JulianZHuang

    i need to wait for the new iphone first and compare before buying it. htc incredible and galaxy nexus didnt offer what i wanted.

    i need a phone that feel solid, feel heavy, long battery life.

  • Scott Hartman

    I’ll be waiting until the next Nexus device thank you very much. My GNex is more than sufficient in the mean time.

  • NathanDomier

    Yes, on Docomo. and they still offer unlimited data, wohoo!

  • it seems like you people dont like new phones am i right? it can a super phone and i bet you will still stick your POS phone wont you?

  • BP1234

    Have the original Dinc. Been due for an upgade since Feburary. I believe I will be getting this.

  • I will buy one only if is global from Verizon

  • Destroythanet

    For those with unlimited data who are eligible for an upgrade now, getting this phone is the obvious choice.

  • hoef

    Honestly can’t decide, my girlfriend is ready for a new phone but her upgrade isn’t due untilafter shared data ends, I’m thinking of putting my vzw gnex on Ebay, getting us a couple gsm nexi and going to tmo

  • Michael

    Not enough of an upgrade for me to drop my nexus. I’ll hold onto my g-nex until the next nexus phone is released…not going back to a skinned android experience again.

  • Greg

    If you can keep unlimited do so. I could have bought my current phone outright and kept unlimited data. I made a terrible mistake and didn’t. Now I only have unlimited in home area. When on roam I can’t really use navigation and things needed for travel. I would have been money ahead to have bought outright. Sux when on the road. Can’t use features I have for fear of racking up terrible charges. BIG mistake. With things using up so much data these days it’s not smart to keep unlimited in any way possible. I saved a couple hundred dollars and severely limited my ability to use the useful travel apps. What a mistake. Can’t go back now.

  • Greg

    I would love to buy one but the only carrier in this area with decent service in rural areas doesn’t seem to be offering it. They have come out with the iphone 4 and are still selling the X2. Is a shame the most up to date android is the X2. When stuck in an area like this you sure only get what they offer. Good ole southern KY. Bluegrass Cellular sux!

  • Destroythanet

    The North American GS3 will have the same processor, graphics, and LTE chips as the North American HTC One X. In other words, it will have very good performance with awesome battery life: http://www.anandtech.com/show/5779/htc-one-x-for-att-review/3 .

  • H2Oyeah

    I am a little surprised at the amount of No votes. Granted I bet those votes would change if there was a option to vote “No, unless the shared data plans are released just after SGIII release”

  • InyRules

    I’ve only had my current phone for about 4 months so I’ll have to pass on it. Frankly, I’m a bit disenchanted with Samsung smartphones. My next upgrade will probably be an HTC or a Motorola if they start unlocking some boot loaders.

  • thatdroidguy

    Keep your Samsung anything, i will wear my Droid X down till it’s on life support and wait for what’s behind phone door #1 at Google Mobility.

  • asdfac123

    I got to upgrade my phone with this phone. This would be my last upgrade the phone without losing unlimited data plan thru VZ. If I wait longer, I will lose my unlimited data plan

  • Nick

    Yes, for a couple of reasons. The first and foremost reason is that I think this is my last chance to lock myself into an unlimited data plan. The second reason is a very simple reason. I really like this phone. It has really, really good specs and is going to be really popular, so it will be future proof as it sits, but if I combine all of the custom ROMs and what not that I am sure it is going to have, it will be a great phone through out the entire two year contract I have it for. Sure I’d love to see what Motorola brings to the table with the DROID Razr HD, but my unlimited 4G data plan is just too good to give up.

  • major52

    keeping my Gnex…may flash the TWICS add-on later

  • Motorola Quad Core will make webtop with Motorola LapdDock 500 Pro more powerful and use full.

  • Wait for Motorola Quad Core because release end of June 2012 at Singapore.

  • Totally sticking with my Galaxy Nexus as well. Love the 4.0.4 update, especially all-day event showing up in my calendar widget now. My first smart phone and I’m still in love with it. Just wish the battery lasted longer (stock battery)

  • the voice

    So I think its safe to say the sg3 is a bust almost avoiding droid life cause of it as the poll can show no one wants anything to do with it, I’m only checking in case something amazing happen s for Verizon I’ll wait for the maxxx HD mainly for the slightly bumped specs and that amazing battery

  • Herb

    Im sticking with my battery…..(DRRRRROID RARZ MAXXXX)

  • Master O’Disaster

    If the GSIII had quad cores (Euro version) on VZW and a 3300 mA battery (like the RAZR MAXX), I would have bought one. Instead, we purchased a RAZR MAXX last Saturday.

  • Forgot US Cellular

  • ManBearPig618

    If it had been quad core Exynos for the US, I’d be looking at it seriously. But because it’s not, no reason to move from my GNex just for incremental upgrades.

  • Is the SGS3 really that much of an upgrade from the Maxx or Gnex? Seeing they are throwing dual cores in them in the states?

  • Alseddiq

    I believe there is a bug with this Poll. When using Chrome browser, it selected ”
    Not buying one” for me automatically. I had to open the page in Firefox to cast my vote.
    I think this explains why “Not buying one” has most votes.

  • TheWenger

    Not enough of an upgrade over the Nexus to justify spending money on it.

  • ddevito

    Only Nexus for me, thanks

  • tomn1ce

    I’m not getting the GS3 only because I just got the G-Nexus in December and I think that it could hold the fort for about 2 to 2.5 years….

  • slpbird

    Penny sale

  • slpbird

    Amazon penny sale is all I have to say.

  • Sudouser

    Never buying another non-Nexus Android phone again.

  • slpbird

    I will wait for Amazon to have the s3 on a penny sale then consider purchase. I own my phone number on Google voice so that will come with me and 350 to break contract is still cheaper then full retail.

  • eric815

    This poll is one of the best ever! Forget the fact who is buying ornit. Just look at what carrier they chose! Never has 1 phone been released on all 4 carriers at the same time. It just shows you strength in numbers who the most desired carrier is. Verizon cremated the competition

    • Onlooker

      This site is targeted at Verizon users, not all Android users, so that’s to be expected.

    • InyRules

      The first Galaxy S phones were released on the big 4 carriers.

  • Azn_Android

    To be honest this phone is only good for those on Verizon and T-mobile… I think AT&T users would be better off with the one x and the sprint users with the Evo 4g LTE

  • kervation

    I’ll pass. Got the GNex and an upgrade coming in November. The new Nexus devices as well as the quad cores should be out or soon to launch at that time.

    • florious80

      The only thing is that by November, if you use an upgrade, you may lose unlimited data. Unless you are already on tiered?

      • kervation

        I know, that’s my dilemma. I have unlimited data right now but I know that will change when I upgrade. I just may consider purchasing one for full retail to keep my
        unlimited data.

        • florious80

          i plan on doing the same when my upgrade comes at the end of the year. But since I’m pretty satisfied with the Nexus for now (and I can ROM it to something else), I think I may just wait until something really good comes along (like the next Nexus) and pay full retail at that time to avoid losing unlimited.

  • tony31lv

    Im on verizon. Anyone know if i can buy from samsung directly and not have to worry about verizons awful update delays and lack of support?

    • Josh Nichols

      Not if you want to use it on Verizon.

    • florious80

      The update delays has nothing to do with whom you buy it from, but with the carrier since they need to approve the updates.

  • Sticking with my One X on ATT for now. If I were still on Verizon I’d probably upgrade from my nexus.

    • Josh Nichols

      ATT is getting this too, but don’t worry it’s basically a One X with a different body and screen.

  • Ben Kafka

    My Gnex is gonna hold me over just fine until there’s a Nexus built by Motorola.

  • shehippie

    I will get it only as a last resort to keep my unlimited.
    I already have the Rezound and Maxx. I am actually hoping something with a 5″ screen pops up before they start the family share!

  • Jake

    If there is a good chance for working AOSP roms on this phone, then I would certainly spring for it. So far things have been pretty frustrating with the Samsung Droid Charge, however.

  • CARPDM

    Staying with my GNEX running AOKP and loving it. Just got the pin car dock modified and it’s working great!

  • lux143

    im confuzed…how is this even worth getting over the SgS2? its not…my cell is beast, other than a tiny screen increase and a different cpu…whats the point? none. bah…thought this was supposed to be quad. ill be sticking with Sgs2 for sure. ( anyone with a Gnex or Sgs2 will be keeping them over this lets be honest )

    • wow

      You don’t think it’s an upgrade because you are an OGRE and don’t take time to look at the details.
      Differences:
      Screen: 4.8″ vs 4.3″, but that’s not all. resolution is bumped from 800×480 to 1280×720. That means you go from a crappy 218ppi to a very nice 306ppi. The screen is bigger and SHARPER
      Processor: 1.2 dual core vs 1.5 dual core….faster. 45 nm vs 28 nm….more efficient, less heat, BETTER BATTERY. A15 instead of A9. the processor DESTROYS it on the benchmarks and actually is pretty much equivalent on the benchmarks to the quad-core Exynos
      Ram: 1gb vs 2gb….ability to have more apps open…they won’t auto close down if you do too many things at once….you can watch HD video WHILE you are texting or emailing on the huge gorgeous screen. you can never have too much ram.
      I will stop at those three things because your OGRE mind is still grunting the mantra: NO QUAD CORE?!?!!? ME BASH!!!!! ME KILL!!!!!! ME CRYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!
      Life is hard to enjoy when you JUMP to conclusions all the time and are too lazy to do research….

  • lilcal70

    i will pick it up on Verizon since my xperia play got stolen & i have an upgrade..i honestly think Verizon’s 4G network is amazing where i live in socal..the last time i ran a speed test with the 4G it was 10.43down & 20.something up..I’m looking forward to that combined with the new snapdragon CPU..droid razr is seriously a nice phone i love Motorola but I’m going to switch it up..i had the droid x forever but i envy this s3 😛

  • I have my rooted Thunderbolt which I love but I’m jonesing for a new phone. Just not sure this is my next phone. I started with the OG Droid, then TBolt… feel like I should try different hardware again. Thing is, I’ve seen a little of the Samsung with the Fascinate and I don’t necessarily like the UI that much. I have a love/hate with Sense as it is. I’m on verizon and I know my window of upgrading at a discount AND keeping unlimited data is closing.

  • anyone heard any specs on the razr hd?

    • Android1997

      Check the other 3 phones motorola debuted in china, they should have the same processor

  • Unfortunately, I am still on contract until April 2013, therefore buying an SGS3 isn’t in the best interests of my wallet at this time. And I’m looking to get off Verizon regardless.

  • fanboy1974

    I agree with waiting for the next Nexus but there is one catch. Verizon may have tiered data at that point and we might not even have a Nexus device. It’s very important that I keep my unlimited data and not pay full cost for a phone. I can’t believe I’m saying this but to be locked into another 2 year contract with unlimited data does not sound bad.

  • Trevor

    It’s definitely enticing, but after dealing with the crap reception on my GNex, I’m going to wait and read some reviews about this phone before jumping on it. I’d also like to see what the Razr HD has to offer, but I’m betting it won’t be 2GB of RAM. I do like the look of the GSIII (I feel like I’m in the minority here), but I’m not a fan of a glossy backplate. Matte finish all the way!!

    • does your have the mic cut off problem too?

      • Trevor

        Nope. Not yet anyway. I get some random screeching when on phone calls though. And I just don’t have reception in areas I used to with my Droid X. It’s a great phone other than that though. Well, I’d kill for more battery life too.

        • i have great signal, its just that after talking for around 3 minutes, no one can hear me lol, doubt I would ever buy a samsung phone again,was hoping it would be better after the updates, but no such luck

          • Trevor

            Wow, that sucks. Not much of a phone when it’s primary function is lacking. I’m assuming you’ve tried factory resets and everything? That sounds more like a hardware issue than software anyway, but I would definitely try everything before giving up on it.

          • its funny how all 5 have had the same problem

          • Trevor

            That’s just messed up. Bad luck or something.

          • I guess, god I hate to call customer support again and go through the changing of the phones again

  • fanboy1974

    Right now my Nexus has no problems and I’m still digging it after months of use. But I was really holding out for a Verizon branded Galaxy Note or HTC equivalent. The S3 does trump the Nexus in every area except one; the Nexus is stock and the bootloader is fully unlocked. If the S3 is fully unlocked and has custom ROM’s within a few weeks of release I will get it. I should still be able to get $250 to $300 for the Nexus which will cover the cost of the S3. And let’s not forget Verizon’s plan to screw over people with unlimited data plans. This could be my last phone I buy at the discounted pricing. So for everybody else this phone would take the number one spot at Verizon. Verizon Nexus owners have a little more to think about.

  • inboy81

    Screw Verizon they are the greed est bastards alive or dead. If you take Verizon’s side you need your head for stupid.

  • MICHAEL PATTERSON

    I have an upgrade sitting for the last month waiting for a phone. This seems to be the last chance before the tiered plan to save my unlimited. I’ll get the phone and then decide if i will use it or give it to my son and keep the Gnex.

  • Android1997

    Hey guys i was getting this, but verizon is giving me a chance to upgrade tonight insted of a new Fascinate and i need to know really quickly, Droid 4, or Razr maxx??

    • soremekun

      Razr maxx

    • IntlGrizzly

      Razr maxx

    • maxx, best phone out there

    • Android1997

      Thanks guys, im just saying droid 4 because i do love the keyboard, and havent had any good keyboard options when my upgrade came (2 weeks after droid charge came out) thanks alot for helping but can you just answer if they keyboard is good on the maxx?

      • there is no slide out keyboard on the maxx,

        • Android1997

          should have worded that differently. i know that lol but the on screen keyboard

          • you will get used to it, and that battery is awesome

      • Snowcrash

        Maxx

  • IntlGrizzly

    Still hanging on to my Droid X…only a few more months though

  • if best buy gets it. gotta love those no interest payments and reward cards!!

  • jslafarr

    The gs3 is sick. Doesn’t look better IMO than the gnex…but anyone grandfathered in on the unlimited data for verizon can wait it out and buy the phone thru another source and avoid the shared data plan.

  • John

    Not a big fan of knockoffs.

  • RoadsterHD1

    I’m holding on to my Bionic till the OMAP 5 quad core processors come out on Motorola phones. My Bionic is running perfect since the day I got it. No worries.

    • Diablo81588

      This.

  • i will but im buying unlocked, no more contracts for me

  • SeanBello

    I can’t have that with a physical home button…I just can’t go back to that.

  • Ruben Ali Fuenmayor

    No thank you, ask again when the next Nexus comes out. Verizon better pick it up.

    • SeanBello

      there won’t be any carriers involved, thank god.

  • LiterofCola

    Stickin’ with the Razr. With ICS coming soon, I could wait until next year for a new phone.

    • Liderc

      “soon” heh..

      • LiterofCola

        Keep that screen capture handy, because you’ll see it soon.

  • eddieonofre

    I will get the Droid Razr HD before getting the SIII mainly because Moto has always impress me with the durability of their phones. I have owned the OG Droid Droid 2 and Bionic and so far they haven’t let me down the only reason I changed was I dropped me OGDroid in water (twice), I lost my D2 at a bar, and I broke my bionic trying to over hack it (Moto send me a replacement for free 🙂 ) I want a Motorola Nexus!!!!!!!! Nexus Razr MAXX HD anyone?

  • Can i Just open up my Gnex and stick an S4 chip in there. Adding an extra gig of RAM wouldn’t be bad either.

  • Count me in for the next Nexus, which hopefully has a little better camera. GSII US variants are still on gingerbread. Late updates just aren’t my thing. Sorry.

  • paul_cus

    Thanks, but no thanks.

  • Stephen D

    Nope. Still very happy with my Nexus. The GS3 has no appeal to me at all.

    • Larizard

      the hardware design was an instant turn-off for me, but the software functionality is great (except for the UI aesthetics). Stock Android ICS is as beautiful as it can get.

  • Asmodai

    I’m one of the two people on the planet apparently who actually like to have a physical keyboard. Currently have a Droid 2 and will be upgrading to whatever has ICS and a physical keyboard first. So I’ll probably end up with the Droid 4 in Q3 unless something new comes along before then. Other things I’d consider are a Verizon 4G Asus Padfone (give up the keyboard for tablet) or a Sony Xperia Play 2 (give up the keyboard for a built in physical gamepad) if they have ICS.

  • Butters619

    I’m still in my return period for my One X, but I love this phone. (and I’ve never been too thrilled off Samsung devices)

  • thesaber2000

    Keeping the gnex for along time 🙂

  • KRS_Won

    I’m waiting to hear more on what Moto’s next phone will be.

  • Shadowcell

    I was going to hold out for the Droid Incredible 4G but this is a much better device. I think Verizon has the weirdest business strategy. Since CTIA (nearly a month ago) we haven’t heard a peep about the new Dinc release date yet they are so inclined to take up on pre-orders for the SIII. HTC must be pissed.

  • I’m waiting to see what the next iPhone has first…that should be an option on this poll too

    • I told my wife to look at the new iphone and the razr hd,then dicide which one she liked best, but I doubt really that that iphones battery will be anything close to what she needs

      • I personally want the SIII but at the same time I’m curious as to what the new iPhone will be like. That’s when I’ll buy it

  • Lye

    Still holding out for a phone that fits in my hand.

    • Azn_Android

      You must be a midget.

  • runway500

    GNex all the way

  • wifes job gives her a phone,shes a manager and gets blackberry on sprint, so you can guess how unhappy she is,wants a personal phone and i’m leader toward the razr hd

  • steve30x

    Ill wait till Moto starts pumping out these phones like they always do around July every single year and go from there.

    • Josh Nichols

      Yeah if you want a device that will be EoL and replaced two months later, sure.

    • I’m hoping that Moto shows something soon, as there’s been precious little leaking out since the D4 hit. At the same time, I’d rather they take their time with something fantastic, like the first quad core (OMAP5) with their own LTE radios (at least first in the US), and an RGB SAMOLED 720p screen. That would definitely push them ahead in hardware at least. And if the ICS leaks are to be believed, their software is gonna be pretty killer.

      • steve30x

        I hear ya..im so spoiled with my current Rezound’s HD 720p LCD non matrix screen its hard to go back to anything..Hopefully Moto changes that with a LCD 2 screen and faithful battery like the Maxx..so what if there updates and bootloader are unpredictable, i want a fast, great battery, beautiful screen display and screen size to use the phone and enjoy it longer. Not to mention there build quality and radios and voice are top notch from Motorola.

  • DanWazz

    Sticking with my Galaxy Nexus. I enjoy the form factor much more and the only spec that I would rather have is the S4 chipset.

  • littleperry04

    galaxy nexus for life…crazy thing is a year ago it was OG DROID for life.

  • Carelesshottie1

    I was planning on getting the gs3, but then a good friend of mine recommended the Droid RAZR MAXX and I haven’t looked back since. It is quite the improvement from my og Droid which barely made it through the 6 hour school day and if you forgot to charge that phone it would be dead come morning. This phone lasts me about 1.5 days with heavy usage and having the screen on automatic brightness.

  • Palmer Nyako

    Bought the SGS2 Sprint variant 8 months ago, still is perfect for everything and anything available on the market.

  • C-Law

    I may consider replacing my gnex for one but ONLY after reviews confirm there will be no weak signal when compared to Motorola phones

  • FortitudineVincimus

    Benn putting off a new phone and still pushing my OG Droid.

    This seems best choice around now.. that VZW will get that is as there are better phones coming but VZW won’t get them.

    The one I want to hold out for and see is the HD RAZR MAXX – it is about the only thing that could sway me of this.

    But this OG Droid is sooooo slow (even with custom ROM and OC’d) given the pathetic amount of onboard memory, I just NEED to move on ASAP.

  • Liderc

    The only phone I’d replace my Nexus with is the HTX One X with on screen buttons, or the next Nexus.

    The SGSIII looks awful and the performance increase isn’t worth anything. The battery is slightly better, with the camera being it’s biggest improvement over the Nexus.

  • bgeek1

    I’ll go with verizon if I get unlimited 4g but AT&T if I dont.

    What happend with verizon anyway? When I switch to them from AT&T I got unlimited data, yearly contracts, NFL mobile was free and now even with nearly doubled profits of $4.65B they seem more like apathetic wireless than verizon wireless.

  • Wolfman

    Buying on Verizon. Because, in Baltmore, MD it’s unquestionably the best service around. Was on Sprint from 2000 to 2009 and lived through their downfall of late-arriving texts and calls not coming through.

  • Guinnkevinr

    Waiting to see what the next Nexus phone(s) will be.

  • Markuz

    Nope! I love my Gnex!! But i do HATE VERIZON!!!

  • Eric Huber

    holding out for the razr hd

  • im sticking with my gnex on vzw. ive not had problems with it.

  • Karl Atkins

    Nope I am waiting to see if I still have a job in Oct. Then I am just going to wait for Jelly bean.

  • Dan

    I hated everything about the GNex.. Can’t wait for this phone.

  • mcdonsco

    Everywhere I look on tech sites I see this phone CONSTANTLY – WTF is the big deal with it? I don’t get it…?

  • Alex Boro

    Definatly not buying this phone, i will wait for htc’s version of the galaxy note

  • gimlet72

    I still have a Droid X. I will probably get this. Would consider a RAZR HD if not for the motorola locked boot loader. I have a Transformer Prime Tab and love that I have run custom roms without difficulties.

  • webby

    I doubt if I’ll ever buy another Samsung phone again — I like my G-Nex in general, but the radios are very unimpressive — voice, 4G, and GPS. Every Motorola and HTC phone I have owned had much better radios.

  • David Hussey

    After reading some of the comments, I feel like I’m the only one who hasn’t had any call quality issues on my Gnex.

    • Liderc

      The complainers always have the loudest comments =P

      There’s many of us with no issues, we just aren’t yelling about it daily.

    • JDHokie

      No call quality or signal issues on mine.

    • Chuckers

      shhhh…Joe Buck is gonna hear you

      • now stop that, but since ya mentioned it, after this update, had my first mic cut off a few minutes ago..shit

        • I think my phone just doesnt like to talk to blackberry phones

    • SeanBello

      I haven’t either. The radio only sucks if service in your area sucks.

      • my signal seems stronger, just cant figure out why the mic cuts off ,3 to 5 minutes into the conversation, landscape keyboard lag is gone,speaker is the same

        • SeanBello

          maybe it’s the speaker and not the radio then. everybody knows the volume on it sucks. maybe they just used a cheap ass speaker.

          • I don’t know, i’ve had 5 gnex phones,all have the same problems, but this mic cut off is driving me nuts

    • rlorenz

      Same. I haven’t had any troubles…

    • Azn_Android

      Same here… I talk an hour a day on the phone and this is usually between 2 calls so about 30 minutes each call and ive never had any cut outs or anything.

    • Jon

      I just got mine a week ago and have already had issues. I’m in Los Angeles which has excellent coverage everywhere. People on the other end often will sound garbled like I’m in a bad reception area or something. This happens at all my usual locations where I’ve never had reception problems at all. At first I thought it was them, but after 4 or 5 times, I’m realizing it’s my phone.

      Sometimes I will talk and sware the other person didn’t hear me at all. Sure enough, there are a few times where they weren’t hearing me.

      Frustrating to say the least. The phone has an awful speakerphone as well. Sounds blown at higher volume levels.

      So I’m over it. I’m going to return to Amazon and get the SIII. I just hope samsung doesn’t eff that phone up with some hardware issue. I survived the awful GPS of the Galaxy 1, and now this BS with the Nexus.

      3rd times the charm I hope.

    • r0lct

      It’s what happens when a problem affects a small number of users and then all the people who don’t own the phone jump in like they do just to bash it.

  • D3 user

    What is there to wait for? Every new rendition of these phones are ALWAYS slightly better. Don’t expect the razr hd or the next gnex to be so groundbreaking that people won’t have to buy a new phone 6mo later. Its bad business

  • BigRed4X15

    I will be sticking with my Maxx!

  • JesterEE

    On the fence. I can’t wait forever, but I’d at least like to see some final RAZR HD specs and a release date before I make a decision.

    • Josh Nichols

      A Razr Maxx with a 720 screen.

  • fillyo

    This will be my last upgrade before tiered plans, so I might as well jump on it. I will give my wife my Nexus, and then switch back if I am not impressed.

  • boiii

    Ditching Gnex and getting the S3.

    The news today was the best thing I heard all year phone wise. My Gnex has excellent battery life (literally had 15 hours yesterday with 3G only and still had 40% juice on extended battery) and is an amazing tablet but cannot complete a phone call for anything.
    That being said I’m waiting on reviews to make sure the s3 doesn’t have the same issues (I had 2 Gnex phones). Both Gnex phones mute mid call, earpiece screeches, has tons of static, hangs up, etc, etc. I’m betting on Sammy not screwing up the biggest phone they’ve ever sold. If not, hello Razr HD.

    • Phil

      Would love to know how you are getting 15 hours on extended battery. I can barely do a full work day without charging it

      • he said he is on 3G not 4g..

        • Phil

          I am on 3g also no 4g in my area

          • matt

            I regularly get 15 hours of battery with 3 or more hours of screen on using imoseyon leankernel.

          • Trevor

            Your phone is using 3G, but do you have it set to 3G-only so that it’s not continuously searching for 4G signal?

          • Josh Nichols

            If it’s on 3G only then yes..

      • boiii

        Yeah, just set it to 3G only. Then switch to 4G when surfing, downloading, etc. My settings are; auto brightness, wifi off, bluetooth off, gps off, push notifications of 4 emails, nfc off.

        I also made sure most apps do not run in the background as much as possible (notifications such as craigslist, weather, etc.). But I do have facebook syncing every 30mins and a few others running in the background. Usage is maybe 3-5 hours of voice calls, 25 texts, many emails, check facebook 10 times, weather 10 times and browse the internet for 30mins each day. All on 2100mah battery, can last up to 20 hours every time for me. Hope the s3 can do the same, good luck =)

        • Josh Nichols

          You realize the only one of your settings that makes a real noticeable difference is the switch to 3G only?

          • boiii

            Sure, I just don’t care about bluetooth, etc. Forgot to mention that I turned screen timeout to 15 seconds. Seemed to make a difference as well. The update to 4.0.4 made the “Android OS” battery usage average about 4% compared to about 20% before. All of this on stock 4.0.4 atm.

    • i have had the mic cut off with 5 gnex phones,but no static or anything else

      • boiiii

        So annoying. I can’t put up with this for 2 years, too bad loved the nexus otherwise.

        • me to, after the updates,things are better, but still have the mic cut off, its not much of a phone if you cant make calls

  • Matt

    Can’t Decide yet was pre-selected for me. Sounds about right. Was looking for a rezound but if this is released before the tiered data, I’ll burn my upgrade on it…

  • Kaizen_2012

    Not sure if I should upgrade to this from my GNEX

  • corymcnutt

    Happy with my Bionic until the Journal arrives at Verizon.

  • Since Verizon has told me that they will replace my GNEX with a working phone im leaning towards 3.. S3, Razr Maxx or Rzr Maxx HD the GNEX and the one way audio are too much for me, i also have the call screeeching , static, random hang ups…

  • donnydon

    Ive had the galaxy and the Charge and then the Galaxy Nexus… all have been HORRIBLE!!! Samsung makes garbage. Im on a razr maxx and love it. The reception is amazing and battery life is second to none.

  • GNex: Don’t care about the camera. Fast enough. Have 4 batteries though…

  • Looks like the LTE versions for Verizon & ATT will NOT have the quad core. They will have a dual core with 2GB of RAM. This (expletive deleted) me off to no end. The HSPA+ will still have the quad-core and ATT may get that instead, but the Verizon one will NOT be quad core.

    I really need a new phone. So I am still debating, but I am not happy. I will instead try to hold out till I can get a quad-core. If I can’t make it I will buy the S3, but I will not be happy about it. I will complain like crazy till I get a quad-core.

    • chris125

      None of US have quad core

      • HTC One X is nVidia Tegra 3 which is a quad-core. Technically it had 5 processors, 4 for data processing a control. The S3 for HSPA+ is already running quad-core over in Europe. Quad-core may seem like overkill now, but trust me its not. Not if you want to be ready for comes next.

        • chris125

          Once again what does that have to do with US like I said in my comment? US+LTE do not work with quad core yet.

    • burkett375

      what app do you use that requires a quad core processor???? you seem to be pretty adamant about getting 2 extra cores that won’t be used until the next time you have an upgrade…

    • Knlegend1

      I think the ram is more important

      • Liderc

        Then you don’t understand ram. You probably don’t even use 2gbs on your laptop, which means you definitely won’t use 2gbs on your phone.

        • Knlegend1

          As it pertains to games it is very important

          • Liderc

            Not on phones because of the way the games are designed. Tell me one game you can’t play perfectly on your current phone?

          • Knlegend1

            @Liderc:disqus with that logic then they should never come out with more advanced phones. The better the tech gets the better apps gets including games. If I was concerned with “current” games then you’d have an argument. You also have to consider that the really graphic intensive games are dumb down on the mobile devices.

          • Liderc

            Of course they should continue with the advancement of technology, but just adding ram is useless right now. They could be reducing ram timings and increasing clock speeds, reducing voltage needed ect… Just adding more is not always an improvement, especially when it won’t be used.

            Think about it, what is our biggest hurdle right now with smart phones? Burning through our battery. So why are we adding more hardware that will use even more battery without improving the battery life?

            Advancements are important, but they need to prioritize what’s actually needed right now. We get rid of phones after a year or two, you don’t need to think that far ahead.

          • Knlegend1

            @Liderc:disqus whose to say that they aren’t doing those things as well?

          • Liderc

            The spec sheets normally.

          • Knlegend1

            I’ve owned a Droid 3 to me it had decent specs but performance was crap.

          • Liderc

            You can blame Blur for that.

  • Jonathan Isenberg

    If Verizon sets in place it’s new tiered data plans (i.e. forcing people to give up their grandfathered plans) before the release of this phone, I will wait for 5″ Galaxy Note competitor from HTC. If I can grab it before those new plans are in place, I will and keep my unlimited data for, at least, another two years.

  • EvanTheGamer

    I wish I could.

  • chucklehead322

    Love my GNex!! No desire to waste my money upgrading to what isn’t really much of an upgrade at all!!

  • Q

    Looks like a great device, but really seeing no incentive to dump the GNex for this.

  • if it would come with a 4″ screen or significantly reduced form factor sure. But not now.

  • IMHO the difference between the Gnex and the SG3 does not warrant the expense.
    I’m going to wait until they release a better screen .

    • Andrew Bernath

      I agree, the lack of a screen upgrade was a bit of a disappointment to me… especially after having to warranty a phone for Pandora button screen burn-in.

      • Josh Nichols

        It is a screen upgrade.. the individual subpixels are closer together than on the AMOLED panel used for the Nexus.

  • smartguy05

    I’m holding on to my GNex until there is another Android phone with none of those horrible physical buttons.

    • PC_Tool

      I wish I could mod this one right up to Samsung’s headquarters.

      • michael arazan

        I’ve had my nexus since january, I’ll wait to see what the new nexus phones bring to the table in november. If the specs don’t meet up on the new nexus phone, by november the sg3 will be half off and they’ll be trying to get rid of them for whatever else is coming out by then, which will be the new nexus lines.

  • Give me the power of MOTO!!!!!

  • boybert

    I’ll probably only trade my D3 in for another phone with a physical keyboard

  • Caveat: if it is released before the family shared data. It will probably be the last upgrade I ever use on Verizon… not giving up that unlimited data for as long as I can.

    • FortitudineVincimus

      have you actually run numbers on a $700 retail phone (tax included) versus paying for data outside of unlimited?

      • If you run a phone for a year and sell it on Craigslist it is beneficial. Its just that initial $700 that’s the pain.

        You could always start out with a contract phone too I guess but the freedom to switch at any point is worth it to me. In case they decide to terminate or hinder unlimited in another way.

        • Greg

          If they terminate unlimited, you’ll probably be given the chance to bow out of the contract.

          • r0lct

            But then you paid $700 for a phone you can’t use on another carrier. So you are almost locked in anyway.

          • JoshGroff

            If they breech the terms of contract you can bow out without an ETF.

          • r0lct

            I misread, I thought he was talking about buying it outright.

          • Fattie McDoogles

            No matter how you slice it you are losing. If you subsidize you are locked into a contract or have to pay an ETF to leave. Or you pay $700 for the right to leave when you want. Either way you can sell that device on Craigslist to recoup some of your loss but it will ALWAYS be a loss no matter how you slice it. Its like buying a car. No matter what you do you are losing money on it.

      • JDHokie

        I’d love to see a breakdown of this if anyone’s done it.

        • Butters619

          Someone did the math the other day. I think if you are using more than 5 or 6 GB per month it ends up being worth it to buy out of contract

          • FortitudineVincimus

            have a link for this? so your implying if your about 3-4gb per month best to let unlimited go and buy a $200 on contract phone versus $700 and keeping unlimited?

          • Butters619

            Overage is $10/GB.

            So if you use between 5-6 GB per month you would be charged an extra $20 per month. $20 over 2 years = $480, which would be the price difference of the phone. Now this is assuming individual plan with 4G data and also assuming you buy a phone brand new. If you use anything more than 6 GB, you would be silly to lose your unlimited.

            If you consistently use less than 5GB, then technically it would be less expensive to get the phone on contract.

          • Fattie McDoogles

            Thanks for that math

          • Also dont forget that you wont be buying a phone from verizon so that money you would pay for that can be added

        • Everyone is forgetting that Data usage will certainly continue to increase across the board for every user. So the inherent value of unlimited grows as a function of data consumption growth required by newer and more demanding apps.

      • Chris

        You’re assuming people would spend $700 on a phone. I can get a GNex for $350 right now off Craigslist or Swappa.

        • FortitudineVincimus

          You arn’t going to get a SGS3 for that cheap until 2013.. so please

          • ThisIsMyName

            I seriously doubt it will take that long for the price to drop significantly.

          • Josh Nichols

            It’ll be down to that range VERY fast. Verizon and Sprint phones can’t be used anywhere else in the world. It’s not like they have a huge market compared to a GSM phone.

          • Fattie McDoogles

            Wouldn’t that mean it would be the opposite then? Verizon phones usually hold their value well BECAUSE you can’t use just any phone on their network. Their phones lose most of their value because they release another phone with similar or better stats not because of exclusivity.

          • Kris Brandt

            On EBay, most people sell the phone between what they got it on contract and what the retail price is. As Verizon lowers the price for the phone on a new contract, the prices on Ebay also follow. A couple months after release, you could get a practically new Droid RAZR 16GB for half of retail. If you intended to spend $300 in the first place, why not get it on Ebay a couple months later?

          • Fattie McDoogles

            That was a bad reference. The reason the RAZR fell in price so fast was because they released the RAZR MAXX 2 months later. It was the exact same phone with twice the battery for the same price. It literaly KILLED the market for the original RAZR. And to counter your argument the RAZR MAXX is still going for over $400 on Craigslist and more on Ebay almost 6 months after its release and after several price drops from Verizon.

        • Fattie McDoogles

          Yea you aren’t going to find brand NEW devices for that price. The Razr Maxx and 4s are still $450-$500 in most markets as they approach 6 months old.

      • feztheforeigner

        The average Verizon contract is roughly $2,300 for the span of two years. Not only that but unlimited data is literally infinitely larger than any tiered plan…

        • It’s not “infinitely larger”. You can calculate how much bandwidth you can consume in ideal circumstances by using the maximum possible data rate.

          For example, on HSPA+ you’ll get ≈3.1TB of data per month provided you’re getting 14Mbps and using them 24/7. Thus, you get 1587 times more compared to a 2GB plan. That’s far from “infinitely”.

          (I have issues imagining a situation where 2GB would be not enough; with Skype, Maps, IRC, SSH, occasional web browsing and YouTube I barely use even 30% of my carrier’s 80MB/day cap which is 2.4GB/mo.)

          • feztheforeigner

            You’re selling yourself shorter and shorter while data grows larger and larger. There was a time when 500mb of data was considered unimaginable, and giving up your data is something you’ll never get back.

            As for the infinitely larger part, using Verizon 3G constantly is far less than what we can do now with the new 4G network. We’ll say the same thing about 5G, 6G, 7H and so on. Technology is growing at an infinitely accelerated rate (look up the point of singularity) and therefore by giving up your data forever you are losing an infinite amount of data.

          • Well, from what I have seen Verizon’s LTE network doesn’t really provide the speeds LTE can provide (e.g. on LMT’s network you get ≈99Mbps).

            On the other hand, myself, I’m a typical (for Japan, I guess?) mobile user. I use my phone to call people, text them, view websites, check maps and such. I don’t really buy into the idea of watching TV series on my smartphone because it’s just stupid (why watch it on a tiny screen when I can do it comfortably at home). News broadcasts are a different thing of course, but those streams are always free and don’t count towards the data cap.

          • feztheforeigner

            You speak English very well. Our newscasts count towards our data usage and Americans do enjoy using Netflix/Hulu etc on their phones because it’s portable and can follow them where they go. We also use things like Pandora and more video stuff like YouTube that makes our data go through the roof.
            And don’t forget about tethering other devices for even more data usage.

          • I’m a translator for our consulate, so…

            I guess it’s just the difference of being used to different things. If your carriers never actually offered unlimited mobile data you wouldn’t have formed habits to use the network for such stuff.

            In central Japan, cell towers are really loaded (and they can’t add more due to interference as the existing ones are already packed too densely), so having unlimited data and streaming non-“local” stuff (that comes from outside of the carrier’s backbone) like that would probably kill the network, haha.

          • michael arazan

            I used 20 gigs uploading my vacation videos to the drive storage. HD videos are giant data hogs because there is more info, and that was for 720, not the 1080. Like 10 mins of vid is 1 gb. On my og droid i only used 2 gb and less, but the more advanced phones get the more data transfers are needed.

          • Aren’t uploads free?..

            I mean, my carrier only counts downstream traffic, everything that I upload is completely free. I don’t even need to get a data package to upload data (although in that case the overhead control traffic would cost a little bit; I think I get around 10-20K downstream for each 1GB uploaded, and 100K downstream is approximately $0.02 if there’s no data package purchased).

          • No uploads are not free, data gets counted for both directions of use

          • Derail Doax

            Hmmmm. Obviously you’re not a power user. I have two phones, a Sensation 4G on T-Mobile, which gets around 6-10 Mbps real world. I also have a EVO 4G on Sprint which I get approx 5-6 Mbps connection speed. I’ve shut down my home internet connection because between my two phones I really haven’t needed a home connection for some time. I realized the only thing I did with my home connection was offload browsing and downloading on my phones, and streaming Netflix to my living room television. So my work around is to download files I need to my phone and transfer the file to a laptop which gets used once a month. On T-Mobile I max out my grandfathered $20 5 GB unlimited plan, the only way I avoid going over and getting throttled is I can’t do any streaming video: Netflix or YouTube. On my EVO, hooked to a television through the HDMI on the phone I use approximately 35-50 GB of data a month. I’m not using the phone in any way that it wasn’t intended. So combined I use them 40-55 GB per month. And I don’t even download torrents anymore. Back when I had a home internet connection I’d download 150-250 GB a month through Comcast. So for users like me unlimited grandfathered plans are a way of life. Just because you fail to burn through data doesn’t mean everyone uses as little as you. Quit assuming.

          • The problem is that carriers have their infrastructure to care about. Cellular network maintenance costs are usually much higher than those for the wired connections. That’s why responsible users in Japan leave all heavy lifting to the wired lines (I’d say ≈$30/mo for a 200Mbps fiber connection is enough for 99% of my tasks).

            According to a recent survey by NTT DoCoMo, about 0.7% of their users use more than 10GB of (external) mobile data per month. That’s on a carrier that gives you 50GB/mo for about $20 if you’re a long-time customer. When asked why, people responded that they’re fine with 150-300Mbps wifi hotspots everywhere and with wired connections at home and work.

          • C-Law

            My god, those landline and wifi speeds are insane! Why can’t the US have nice things? Lol. I’d offload my heavy downloads to wifi too if I had those kindof hotspot speeds!

          • Why can’t we have Japan speeds at home? Because the US is huge compared to Japan *and* the density of the Japanese population is very high compared to ours. When you have a smaller country, fewer people, and most of them are packed into fewer geographic locations, you can have insanely good bandwidth to the home.

          • Fattie McDoogles

            But conversely couldn’t you offer than in major cities (i.e New York, LA, DC, etc.) and still have a similar experience. Even if you offer slightly higher prices (200mbps for $50/mo) and still have the same thing? The raised price would offset the lower population density in American cities compared to Japanese cities.

          • r0lct

            The sad part is in the US is for many LTE is faster than their home Internet connection.

          • Fattie McDoogles

            You have made it very clear what the issue is and why we have such a fundamental difference on tiered data plans vs. unlimited vs. home internet connections. We don’t have the price points that you guys have in Japan for ANY of our data connections. people wouldn’t care about unlimited data if we could get 50GB/mo for $20. Nor would we be so centered on mobile data if we could get 200 mbps for $30 a month. I pay $70/mo for 30mbps here in the States. And like @r0lct:disqus said if you use Verizon’s LTE network most of the time you can get faster real world speeds than you do on your home internet. If we could get companies to create price points like you have in Japan it would change the way we used data.

          • joshua weissman

            I am constantly going over 2GB on my razr Maxx each month and that’s with me really not trying to. Maybe on your carrier which has NO real 4G network at the moment the speeds aren’t there to go over but on Verizon on 4G it’s easy to eat through 2GB of data in no time

          • I get about 40-50Mbps downstream on NTT’s own data network. LTE is 100Mbps, so I guess I get half of that.

            And I don’t really see how speed is tied to data consumption. My email will take the same amount of data no matter how fast the connection is.

        • Stingray

          @feztheforeigner @Gasai Yuno and @The rest of the guys…. Thanks for having a very civilized discussion. Its very refreshing to see this kinda tone as opposed to the usual “Your Mama” insults flying back and forth….

      • tomn1ce

        I played with the numbers and for the data I burn through every month is cheaper to spend $600-$700 on a phone then pay for overage fees for a period of two years…Don’t think that VZW is going to give you a big cushion for a low, low price…I will compare the numbers once they release their new tiered family plans…I just got the G-Nexus in December and I doubt that I will buy a phone for the next 2-3 years…

        • michael arazan

          And I doubt verizon will allow a “kill switch” to stop your data either to make sure you don’t go over. Verizon only went to tier because they know in the long run they are going to double and triple the money people pay for data with the overages, especially families with children.

    • Scott Hartman

      Honestly Joel, Verizon will force you off of unlimited in the next year to 18 months anyhow, so it’s not really going to matter in the end. Sorry.

  • I’m not buying an SGSIII because I’m holding out for the Razr Maxx HD.

    • FortitudineVincimus

      I feel you, it is the one I want to hold out and see BUT the SGS3 dropping before the data tier plans might push me into making a move to get into 4G phone and keeping unlimited data. Unless moto gets their azzes in gear and gets some specs and release info ASAP.

      • That’s the problem. We all know Moto/Verizon won’t release the Razr HD until after the tiered data plans. Its going to suck paying full retail for a phone. Hopefully my GNex holds its value a little while longer.

    • Josh Nichols

      You know it’s going to be a Razr Maxx with a 720 screen right? That’s it.

      • That’s fine by me. I had a Razr Maxx but the screen was horrible. I loved everything else about the Razr Maxx, especially the battery.

      • Not necessarily. I’d expect a processor upgrade, RAM upgrade, and the removal of hardware keys, all of which are pretty big updates. Truth is, we know little more about the Razr HD than we did about the SGS3 until it dropped.
        Personally, I welcome the low expectations, so that we can be truly surprised if Moto pulls out something spectacular.

  • Unless the RAZR HD is announced before the release of the SG3 in some official capacity. I guess I’ll have to buy it to replace my DroidX.

    • wizardtho

      I’m in the same boat. I’m going to wait for the RAZR HD.

      • IntlGrizzly

        Oh good, so I’m not the only one that still has a Droid X. I think I’m going to wait for the new Nexus(es)

    • Josh Nichols

      The RAZR HD is just going to be a Maxx with a 720 screen..

      • Aardvark99

        …and a new CPU (s4, same as the Verizon SIII), new camera, and on-screen buttons.

        • I’m still holding out hope for an OMAP5. They have their own LTE radios, so they don’t really need the one baked into the S4 SoC. Not to mention Qualcomm has got to be running low on S4 chips, considering how many are being used in NA already.

  • I’ve had the HTC Hero, HTC Evo 4G, and now have the Samsung Galaxy SII Epic 4G Touch and am realizing, despite these all being great phones, I am ready for a Nexus device.

  • Johnny

    That is a silly and stupid poll.

    • Michael_NM

      Your taking time to say that seems silly and…

  • SkamikazeKO

    Sticking with my Galaxy Nexus. Love this phone.

    • AnotherAndroidKid

      I too am happy with my GNex. My wife has a Rezound (GNex was still 299 when we bought her rezound) and my father has the RAZR MAXX (battery most important to him) so I’ve played with other phones and a vanilla ICS is still the best thing going for me.

      • DrAndyRoid

        Same here. After having two Motorola Droids (X and Bionic) before getting my GNex I never want to go back to a skinned device.

    • feztheforeigner

      I thought I was the only one with all the Galaxy Nexus hate on this site!

      • Larizard

        Got my GNex two weeks ago. I will play around with Touchwiz (my previous phone was the OG Droid) and decide then if I want to trade it in or not. I did get to keep my unlimited data though, which is a huge factor for me.

  • Cam

    Chrome/Plastic ring, Physical home button, Samsung and their dearth of updates. Pass.

  • John Burke

    Nope, I’ll wait a few more months for a Nexus 4 to upgrade my GNex

    • T4rd

      I love my Gnex too, but I’m selling it toward the S III. Mostly for the significant battery life improvement as indicated by both the Exynos-based S III and the S4-based One X. Everything else will be a considerable upgrade too. Then I’ll sell the S III toward the next Nexus when it comes out too (even though I doubt it will be much of a hardware upgrade over the S III).

      • Josh Nichols

        The US SIII won’t have an exynos processor.

        • T4rd

          I didn’t say it would. Why do you think I made the S4 reference?

  • chris125

    Ill wait and see reviews first. Not going to buy if it has reception issues like the nexus

    • KleenDroid

      You are still having reception issues? I was pretty bad off for a couple weeks but have been golden since. Wonder why you are still having issues…

      • chris125

        Just doesn’t hold that great a signal. It’s gotten better but still not up to par for what a phone should be. Hopefully Samsung figured it out this time.

        • Josh Nichols

          You know your Nexus shows data signal on the bars right?

          • chris125

            Has nothing to do with bars. I am talking when you are next to people who have resounds and razr and their data speeds and signal are much better, in the same place as my nexus.

      • Larizard

        Did 4.0.4 fix your reception issues? I got the update Friday, and since then, I had one mic cut-off and one signal drop (which lasted about 5 minutes or so, while on the freeway). I’ve always run on CDMA only. This week, I’m gonna keep 4G on all the time and see how the battery life does. I’m assuming 4.0.4 fixed that as well.

        • KleenDroid

          I honestly don’t know what fixed my issues but I have not been stock for a long time. I just didn’t know people were still having issues. I thought it was network related.

  • Cant swing it financially, unfortunately. My Nexus does the job well, too.

  • Not totally sure yet but probably end up getting it. Want to see if anything else cool comes out between now and when the shared data plans kick in and effectively end my unlimited data on VZW.

  • S2556

    Yes, but through Telus in Canada

  • Not buying. I don’t think the software has caught up with the hardware yet and you won’t see real world gains. Here is the S2 vs S3 (world) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DQ_UAtrnOg

    • Knlegend1

      What I’m seeing in this video is a very good Android 4.0 and not a phone specific hardware advantage in the s3. So I think you are very correct.

    • keep in mind that the S3 is managing a 720P display.. More pixels = more work.. But I agree there will be only minor noticeable differences

  • patrick

    with all the latest releases i can say the the gnex was a flagship phone

  • sc0rch3d

    apparently i can’t vote and i was pre-selected on NOT BUYING ONE. ehh…would’ve chose it anyway.

  • i’m gonna stick with my GNex on Verizon. No way i’m leaving stock android.

    • edit: i’m using a custom ROM, but i meant the openness of the GNex has me hooked.

      • PC_Tool

        I’m with you. If the SIII had on-screen keys I would definitely consider it (as Samsung has been pretty good with unlocked bootloaders and this device will undoubtedly be hugely popular), but with the capacitive keys and the god-awful home-button, it’s a no go.

        The wife may end up getting one, but I’m out. No sale.

  • Randy Bihlmayer

    No way, who’s poor?… this guy. Now the Galaxy SII will dropped in price and I am on that bandwagon.

    • JoshGroff

      I shelled out 280 for my Rezound last month, no reason to buy the latest phone only to see the price drop 200 bucks within a few months. I’ll stick to market stability and upgrade when the next big thing becomes old news.

      • Liderc

        my cousin bought the Rezound for 50 dollars last month lol.

        • JoshGroff

          On contract… I buy off contract usually. Got a free bionic to lock in double data and sold it to buy the rezound because I missed my Sensation 4G.

          • Liderc

            ah, gotcha. Was feeling bad for a second there. Still didn’t think they sold off contract for 280, that seems low. Gnex is still 650 off contract.

          • JoshGroff

            Used off of swappa, I don’t buy new phones because of how frequently I change my mind and buy “new” ones.

  • I think it’s going to be Nexus only for me for the foreseeable future.

  • Knlegend1

    Can’t decided because my Razr is still efficient!!!

  • lethalprophet

    Sweet! First vote, 100% NOT BUYING lol

  • Already have a One X, not buying one, don’t need or want one.

    • Keep telling yourself that.

      • Butters619

        Have you tried a One X yet?

      • Josh Nichols

        They’re the same phone in the US minus SLCD/AMOLED and body. THE SAME PHONE.

        • Except for the software and hardware optimization. And the non-SoC hardware. Those make a huge difference.

        • Droidzilla

          They have the same processor. That’s like saying the RAZR and GNex are the same phone.