Samsung Nexus Prime

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matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 30, 2011 at 20:08

Unless it's quad-core, even with Ice Cream Sandwich as standard and a 720p screen, it's just not a big enough upgrade to warrant selling my less than 6 month old Galaxy S2. I can't justify another £500 on something that's an incremental upgrade. Also the SGS2 will undoubtedly get ICS at some point so I'll wait for that....unless the Nexus Prime is quad-core...then I might consider it :p.

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 31, 2011 at 07:07

don't like the rounded, ahem, corners. That's the depth of my concern :p

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 31, 2011 at 11:00

How very deep and insightful of you, Jan ;).

CTPAHHIK  Aug. 31, 2011 at 11:53

It's ripping off Sensation this time.

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 31, 2011 at 16:59

It'll be far better than the Sensation, which lags even with a dual core processor. Still, I'll stick with my SGS2 and wait for ICS on that, whether that's an XDA job or an official Samsung release.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 1, 2011 at 11:25

Matt, is that so? Still haven't had a chance to try the Sensation. But I suspect Sense. It's such a glutton.
On the HTC HD2 Sense 2.5 used almost a third of available RAM. Even SPB's Mobile Shell ran faster and used fewer resources... Similar on the Desire HD. Kill Sense, and it feels like an upgraded device.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 1, 2011 at 12:31

Yeah it's sense 3.0 that makes it lag, they updated the processor to a dual core but then also made sense even more demanding, so the classic HTC lag remained. If you stick launcher pro on it, it's nearly as smooth as a Galaxy S2, not quite though due to the qHD screen, the "worse" processor and the fact it has less RAM. You're right though, if you kill sense, you get a free phone upgrade pretty much.


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