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Galaxy Nexus - CDMA or GSM?
Posted 07 May 2012 - 02:49 PM
My question here is: what's the advantage of the GSM version over the CDMA version? Or vice-versa? If you had a choice between the two which would you prefer (both from a basic funcitons point of view and a root-access point of view)?
Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:21 PM
But between the recently announced Samsung Galaxy SIII and the recently released HTC One X, you may want to consider getting a bit newer phone. I am hoping both will be supported soon by CyanogenMod (I am personally leaning towards the SIII due to 64GB internal memory and the included microsd slot). Both are much better performing than the Galaxy Nexus.
EDIT: And please don't cross-post in the future.
Posted 15 May 2012 - 04:48 PM
I tell all folks to pick their provider first. This is becoming less of a concern as the industry matures, but if you have poor signal at home, work, or where you often travel, no phone selection will overcome that. T-Mo worked great for me in Lex, Cincinnati, Indy, and on the road. I switched to AT&T about 6-7 years ago due to a good discount through work and have good luck with them as well, and I travel a lot, some internationally. I'd expect Verizon is equally good around here. So I think you're fine in this area with any provider, but if you're in the center of a larger office complex (lots of concrete and few windows), provider can still be important.
I like buying a local SIM in other countries and being able to use my device. I think some Verizon phones have a way to work overseas, but as stated, CDMA technology doesn't have this capability natively.
If you buy the Verizon Nexus, you'll get their "added" junk apps, and there are complaints about slow fixes and updates. That's because as Android gets updated, Verizon must first test it against their version with their extra features. So you are at the mercy of this delay if you stay with a stock ROM. With the unlocked GSM version, as soon as Google releases it, you can get it, AND you're way more likely to to get: 1. The next version of Android available, the soonest, on this phone. 2. Other future updates, as this is one of the developers "reference" phones.
As to the post above on the SGIII, if I thought Samsung would release this phone in the US by mid-summer *correction - if a provider will have it available*, I'd have waited, but I expect it will be late fall. Also, I've gotten to where I don't even use the SD card in my existing phone because it takes so long to start/reboot, but I don't mess with music or stored vids and such either, so don't need the space. This phone has some pretty cool features I hope get migrated to the Gnex or a ROM like Cyan.
For general discussions like this, you might also try the forums at Androidcentral. There are some disappointed folks there in the Gnex Verizon section - mostly due to lack of fixes/slow updates.
Edited by ads, 15 May 2012 - 04:54 PM.
Posted 14 June 2012 - 03:18 AM
Sent from my i9250 (GSM) Galaxy Nexus
Posted 20 June 2012 - 02:07 AM
Posted 23 June 2012 - 03:40 PM