From iPhone 4S to?

AGX

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Oct 12, 2014
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Hi,

My iPhone 4s is become to slow after the update to iOS 8, and now I'm evaluating to switch to another product.

The price of a iPhone 6 is too high, and I think that buy a 5S is not a very good choice (I think that this year Apple will launch 6S...)

What do you suggest?

I want:

- high quality telephone
- very high quality photos
- stable and updated regularly

I'm evaulating Android and Windows Phone platform.

Budget near 400 $, no operator lock or monthly subscription

Thanks
 

Michael Goff

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What do you think about one plus?
It seems like a good budget Android device. I'd go so far as to sy it seems like ä good device period. Lollipop should come to it, and they're making their own deviation from Cyanogenmod if you don't like it. The camera, I've read, is fairly good. I don't know if they're still pushing their invite system.
 

AGX

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But nexus 5 is not out of production/end of life?
 

Michael Goff

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Lumia 1020.
I haven't read a lot of good things about the stability of that phone. Also, it's getting on in age. I don't know what the support for the device is going to b, firmware wise. So he'd be stuck with a slower camera (albeit a good camera)
 

Oohara

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Jun 28, 2012
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Hi,

My iPhone 4s is become to slow after the update to iOS 8, and now I'm evaluating to switch to another product.

The price of a iPhone 6 is too high, and I think that buy a 5S is not a very good choice (I think that this year Apple will launch 6S...)

What do you suggest?

I want:

- high quality telephone
- very high quality photos
- stable and updated regularly

I'm evaulating Android and Windows Phone platform.

Budget near 400 $, no operator lock or monthly subscription

Thanks
Why is the 5s a bad choice just because Apple will release a 6s this year?
 

zOne31

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My top 5 Android devices within your price range would be:

1) OnePlus One: Still invite only, but you can purchase from them on Tuesdays at 12am Pacific time.
2) Motorola Moto X: Get the Pure Edition. Design your own colors and stuff.
3) Sony Xperia Z3c: Compact device compared to the other. A little bit more than your desired price but worth considering. Amazing battery life.
4) LG G3: Get an unlocked version from Amazon or a similar place.
5) Nexus 5: Still usable but fairly poor battery life/camera.

You could also look into last year's models especially with Samsung and HTC releasing this year's flagships in the next couple weeks.

I don't have experience with Windows phones so I can't comment about those.
 

Technarchy

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May 21, 2012
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Hi,

My iPhone 4s is become to slow after the update to iOS 8, and now I'm evaluating to switch to another product.

The price of a iPhone 6 is too high, and I think that buy a 5S is not a very good choice (I think that this year Apple will launch 6S...)

What do you suggest?

I want:

- high quality telephone
- very high quality photos
- stable and updated regularly

I'm evaulating Android and Windows Phone platform.

Budget near 400 $, no operator lock or monthly subscription

Thanks
Moto X. Would probably be your best option outside of getting another iPhone.
 

bubulol

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Mar 7, 2013
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Hi,

My iPhone 4s is become to slow after the update to iOS 8, and now I'm evaluating to switch to another product.

The price of a iPhone 6 is too high, and I think that buy a 5S is not a very good choice (I think that this year Apple will launch 6S...)

What do you suggest?

I want:

- high quality telephone
- very high quality photos
- stable and updated regularly

I'm evaulating Android and Windows Phone platform.

Budget near 400 $, no operator lock or monthly subscription

Thanks
Z3 Compact seems to match with your criterias but its little bit over your budget
Its one of best battery life i ever had
Quality of photos is amazing if you put manual mode only!
Waterproof, amazing design, compact, amazing battery life, good specs overall...
A true killer
Moreover, it looks like an iPhone 4/4S clone ;)
(in term of size, its almost same size as 5S but sightly larger)
Probably the best alternative to iPhone 4/5 because its similar in design and awesome performance overall