Anybody switching from iphone to Nexus 5?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by BJonson, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. BJonson macrumors 6502a

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    So now that the nexus 5 is out anybody here getting one? I was waiting for the gyro to be fixed on the iphone 5s before picking one up but now am thinking of grabbing this new nexus. What do you all think?

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  2. fermat-au macrumors 6502

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    I would be if I didn't already have a Nexus 4. The Nexus 5 looks like a great phone from all reports and it is half the price of an iPhone 5s, if you buy it outright.
     
  3. cnotes2019 Suspended

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    I will be buying three for my family :)


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  4. Frankied22 macrumors 68000

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    I'm going to wait for some more review but honestly I don't think I'm going to. Now that I've gone back to using an iphone I just don't care to have a phone that big. The N4 even felt too big at times. Also, nothing in 4.4 really made feel like I had to switch back to Android. I've been getting along just fine on my iphone.
     
  5. BJonson thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well I ordered one. I really like the hands free feature it has like the moto x. Don't have to touch at all just ask it stuff. Let's see how well it works.
     
  6. Harmonious Zen macrumors 6502a

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    No way. 5 inches is too big. And I'm an iOS guy now. Nothing could possibly sway me over to Android unless the functionality and apps become so one-sided in favor of Android. Don't see that happening though.
     
  7. MacSignal macrumors regular

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    Pass. As much as I like my iPhone 5, I miss the smaller size of my old soap bar Sony dumb phone. A larger screen in a larger phone is not attractive to me.

    IMO, product development in phones should yield smaller, thinner, lighter phones instead of wannabe tablets.
     
  8. benzslrpee macrumors 6502

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    i'm getting both... iPhone for private use and Nexus for work :D
     
  9. hummus macrumors member

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    It seems quite nice on the surface, but I can't say my experience with the Nexus 7 has endeared me to the Nexus line, or Android itself. I personally find my Nexus 7 to be so utilitarian and lacking in overall polish that I don't think I would be willing to take the chance on another of their products, especially for a daily use phone. Different strokes for different folks though.
     
  10. spaceryder macrumors newbie

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    Yes.

    Having major problems with my 4S and frustrated with Apple's attitude. Just doing my homework on how to synch iCal and my contacts.

    Anyone doing it and any tips?
     
  11. highlightshadow macrumors regular

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    I'd really like a nexus 5 for work but the software we have to use for our corporate email on Android is hateful... really nasty app that feels like some 90's lotus notes add-on or something - its called Notify ... just so clunky

    At least on iPhone we can use the in-built Mail client and contact syncing just works great so the whole experience is 10x more pleasant

    I appreciate thats not Androids fault as such but clearly its corporate support is sub-standard otherwise we wouldn't have to use 3rd party apps. Nothing against android in general ... adore the keyboard (swype style)

    I had a Samsung Galaxy Nexus running 4.3.3 until about a month ago and then when my iPhone 5s arrived i gave my 5 to my wife and i'm now using my own old iphone 4S for work instead of my work supplied Android phone until my contract re-ups in a week.

    Gotta love BYOD - at least i have the option
     
  12. drew0020 macrumors 65816

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    I love the 5 inch screen and cant wait till Apple finally releases a larger screen iPhone.
     
  13. maccompaq macrumors 65816

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    I am keeping my iPhone 4, and I bought a Samsung Galaxie Note 3 the first day it was available. The 5.7 inch screen was the deciding factor making web surfing so much more usable. It is a decent phone, just not as polished as Apple.
     
  14. JOSE891 macrumors 6502a

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    I'M NOT SWITCHING, But i'm buying it when they have stock available and I will use it as a 2nd phone. I also have the 5S. I WILL NEVER GET RID OF IT. It's too reliable.
     
  15. Mxbzz macrumors 6502

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    The best part is the affordability of the Nexus line-- I purchased a Nexus 4 concurrently with my iPhone 5, and had the freedom to switch between phones if I wanted. After spending so much time with Android, I ultimately switched over and haven't looked back. However, as a tech junkie I am unwilling to sell my iPhone 5 :p.

    At $350, give it a try. I had my Nexus 4 for a good few months and recuperated most of my costs on CL. I'm now on an HTC One and have no immediate plans to switch.
     
  16. noobinator macrumors 601

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    I am not switching but I am getting a Nexus 5 to use alongside my iPhone 5s.

    I will switch back and forth.
     
  17. farmD macrumors member

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    What made u switch from a nexus 4 to a htc one? Got bored of the vanilla android and wanted to give sense a shot?
     
  18. recklesslife85 macrumors 6502

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    I got both and you can't go wrong with either one. Depends what you want from a phone. Only had the nexus 5 today but love it so far just as much as my 5S. KitKat is a huge improvement.
     
  19. blackberrycubed macrumors 6502

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    how did u get it so fast !
     
  20. recklesslife85 macrumors 6502

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    Carphone Warehouse in the UK. [​IMG]
     
  21. blackberrycubed macrumors 6502

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    How does the screen (quality not size) compare to the 5s ?
     
  22. comatose81 macrumors 6502a

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    I tried telling my wife this, but she didn't agree. At all.
     
  23. recklesslife85 macrumors 6502

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    Anybody switching from iphone to Nexus 5?

    Screens better on the nexus 5 better resolution and ppi. 5S screen is still pretty good though.
     
  24. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    Only if it ran iOS. Besides, 5 inches is too big... unless Apple made it, then it would be just right. :cool:
     
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