OK so since Cameron ate my phone and wont admit it, its time for a new phone. It's been time for a new phone for a long ass time (early lifecycle 3GS ) but now I NEED to get a new phone.
I'd like to go android, as I'm just infinitely annoyed with Apple. I had been putting it off, as I've been worried about the waffle form factor of most android phones, but I spent some time with my buddies S3 this morning, and the thinness seems to handle most of the issues in pocket, and its still fine in hand.
I'm looking at 2 phones, with a few options. Of note:
I am currently on ATT and out of contract, with unlimited data on my account and my moms,
I have my mom and girlfriend on my plan and would have to buy them new phones if we moved providers. Both have iPhones, and would not want to move away from iOS, pretty much no matter wat, so id be buying them both 4s if i moved service as well.
Im looking at the 3s and the galaxy nexus. I know the 3s is more powerful, but the nexus has jellybean and gets updates straight from google, without any fussing. Before the horseshit with apple, I could get a nexus for 350 unlocked from google. the S3 is 550. In contract, the s3 is 200, but I'd lose my data plan. If i moved to sprint, i could get the S3 as well as my mom and jess new 4S' for that much money, while keeping unlimited data.
Currently im looking at 400-500 for a nexus because apple loves shitty poopshit. Basically looking for opinions here on what you guys think is the most reasonable course of action. Clearly, everyones different, but I'd like to at least hear your arguments for thinking a certain plan is best. I could always try to pick up a used nexus too, but I dont see many for sale ATM.
The Galaxy SIII is pretty sweet, and I've been relatively impressed with the new Motorola Razer hardware-wise and it's certainly a nice-feeling piece of tech in terms of form factor.
That's just my opinion though. FWIW, I'm not a great resource as I'm still running a Droid X and can't wait to upgrade in a few months. Not sure if I want to make the jump to iOS myself, or grab a beefier Android.