Verizon Galaxy Nexus vs Tegra 3 Phone: Decision Time

The Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus release date is causing a lot of upsets in the U.S, it was rumoured to release on December 9th, then this changed to another speculated date of December 15th, and of course no official day and time has been announced.

Today is December 12th and yet still no release, will customers be so annoyed with the waiting game that they will favour Tegra 3 phones, decision time is worth thinking about, do you agree or not?

There is only 13 days until Christmas, Verizon needs a Samsung Galaxy Nexus release date, and many carriers have already released this handset leaving the US lagging behind, which is not good for customers in this country. We reported earlier on today that this Galaxy Nexus delay is all down to Google Wallet, or the lack of it, they want the NFC payment app included on their first Android 4.0 handset, but Verizon do not agree as they have just teamed up with ISIS to bring their own NFC payment service.

So will you wait it out for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Verizon, or will you be tempted to choose the Asus PadPhone featuring Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 and Tegra 3?

The Asus PadFone is set to have its announcement at the Mobile World Congress in February 2012, and features include a 4.3-inch display, Tegra 3 quad-core processor, Android’s new 4.0 OS, there will be a new accessory attachment that will convert the phone into a tablet. Read more about this here.

Choice Time: Verizon Galaxy Nexus or Asus Padfone?


16 thoughts on “Verizon Galaxy Nexus vs Tegra 3 Phone: Decision Time”

  1. Anonymous says:

    i say nexus. power is not everything, but the actual standing of the phone. The nexus is like the king of android and commands his army which may or may not be more powerful than the king himself, but whats better than being king?

  2. HoosierTechy says:

    I am  seriously considering just waiting for the Tegra 3.  When I get my new phone, I want it to be cutting edge.  If I wanted last years technology and software, I could get a different phone, and probably for free.  A premium phone should come out while it is still “new”.  At this point, why should I waste my time and $299, if I know it will be superceded in 8-9 weeks by the much more powerful and feature rich Padfone. 

    1. NEXUSSSS! says:

      But thats how its going to be with every new device. after getting the padphone, a new better quad core phone will be released like the samsung galaxy s3..so no matter when you buy a new device, it will be obsolete within a few months. i say go with nexus

        1. The Nexus was announced in October so its 2 months ago.  None of these leading edge phones release when they are supposed to.  Especially on Verizon.  So if the ASUS phone is announced in February, I seriously doubt it will be available here in the States until late April or early may.  I’m not waiting around for it.  

          Besides, I’m buying a Nexus because it is a Nexus meaning no bloatware, no skin and faster updates.  Its supposed to be the pure Google experience and that’s what I want.  But to each his own.  

          1. John says:

            I agree with the you on the pure Google experience. I see HTC with a terra 3 and its running HTC sense. What a waste and complete failure with all the frenzy around ICS in a pure form. I’ll wind up with the GN but hate to think there will be a great phone I can’t get in 2 months. That’s the nature of the beast and I am frustrated waiting with a refurb Droid 2 Global that twitches and stalls  on me.

          2. Don’t forget that the SGS II was shown in early 2011 and only recently made it to the USA…The PadPhone will not be here until Q3 2012 if its being shown in Feb

  3. Guest says:

    I totally agree with this article! If the Galaxy Nexus does not come out before Christmas. I will probably get something else. Especially with its lacking camera and 1.2 GHz Dual Core when other Quad Core phones are just around the corner. 

  4. Verizonisevil says:

    everyone should boycott verizon. phone companies will see their phones are not selling through verizon and they’ll switch to a more compentant and cheaper carrier. all future launches will be on time and with it’s intended apps preloaded and bootloader unlocked. internet/tv/phone customers should also boycott and choose another provider that doesn’t want to destroy net neutrality. then verizon goes out of business and is bought out by some other carrier and we have world peace, second coming of christ and avoid armageddon in 2012 and global warming will fix itself. LOL     

  5. Anonymous says:

    The game is the same…only the name is changed.  The Saga of Verizon and their new phone, the HTC Thunderbolt, oops, I meant the Galaxy Nexus, continues, part two, 2011

  6. Anonymous says:

    Verizon is still trying hard to unload the crap Razr while they can. Who wants a phone that whose battery can’t be replaced if defective. If you buy the Razr and battery goes belly up your out $300. Verizon should release the Samsung S 2 and forget about the Nexus.Lousy camera, battery life problem,, no gorilla glass and cost too much.

    1. M3incorp999 says:

      Hmmm with that way of thinking…then I assume that the iphone is also crap since it has no removable battery. If you buy any phone and “anything” goes belly up and not covered, then you’ve got problems. I hate the delay of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus also, but it doesn’t cause me to to talk bad about other phones or the one that isn’t out yet. I do agree that the delay means that the phone will be obsolete much faster. 

    2. Christopher LaPointe says:

      1. The number of megapixels in a camera isn’t the deciding factor in if it takes better pictures or not.  There are a plethora of 5MP cameras that are taking better quality pictures than some of the 8MP cameras out there.  As long as you’re not blowing up the pictures for a poster (at which point you should probably be using a good SLR camera), then you won’t be able to tell the difference in pixels on a computer if the picture is of high clarity.

      2. ANY 4G phone right now is going to have “battery life problem[s].”  The 4G network is killer on any battery if you even lightly use it through the day, and especially killer if you have a lot of background processes that use data.  Switch the phone into 3G mode and you’ll suddenly find that this “problem” has disappeared on every new phone!  This is probably why Apple didn’t add 4G to the 4S, because they would have to double the phone’s thickness to accommodate for a powerful enough battery; I’m sure we won’t see  4G from them until batteries can be created more efficiently.

      3. Treat your phone with care and you won’t have to worry about what kind of screen you have.

      4. That’s the price of high-end, top of the line technology today.  If you don’t like it, history shows that prices on devices like these drop rather rapidly with the appearance of newer and “better” phones.

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