Many are hoping the new Android 4.0-sporting Samsung Galaxy Nexus will launch this year, but some are opting for new devices that will eventually get the software update in the new year. For Verizon customers, that means the Droid Razr or HTC Rezound. Because we still don't know when the Nexus will drop or even how much it will cost, buyers need to be aware that it could come out with the same price or less than the Razr or Rezound. Both of those Verizon phones cost $300 on contract, so Galaxy Nexus will most likely be in that range.
Given that the Nexus will be the first device to come with Android 4.0, it would not be surprising to see it cost more than Razr or Rezound. Rezound is seeing a heavy amount of marketing and most of has to do with its integration of the Dr. Dre inspired Beats Audio system that makes Rezound the music lovers device. The rest of its specs are pretty fancy though. It's got a 4.3-inch Super LCD screen, and it's an HD display with with 720 x 1280 resolution. Rezound also has an eight megapixel camera on the back with f2.2, 28mm wide angle lens and dual LED flash. Even the front camera is a full two megapixels for video chat. Furthermore, Rezound should get the Android 4.0 update, but not until the new year.
Galaxy Nexus, of course, brings Ice Cream Sandwich to the masses, but also a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED display capable of the same HD resolution as the Rezound. The device is also very thin and slightly curved for comfort. On paper, the Rezound has a better camera, with more megapixels on the front and back. But, cameras don't always perform based on numbers, so we have to wait until the Nexus comes out to properly compare them. Rezound also has a bit faster of a processor, but again, those ratings don't always equal real life performance. Both devices should be plenty fast for all but the most graphic intense games. On paper you can't go wrong with either of these phones, but because Android 4.0 comes with the Nexus, if you can afford the price, you should get it. Granted, the Rezound might get the update within a couple months, but if you are in an early-adopter kind of mood, grab thr Razr. Tell us in the comments if you are having trouble deciding on whether you should keep waiting for the Nexus.
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