From iPhone 4S to?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by AGX, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. AGX macrumors regular

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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
     
  2. AGX thread starter macrumors regular

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  3. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    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.
     
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  5. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    Nexus 5
    Moto X
     
  6. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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  7. AGX thread starter macrumors regular

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    But nexus 5 is not out of production/end of life?
     
  8. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    You can still buy it from the Google Play Store and it stillness updates, so I don't think it's EoL.
     
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  10. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    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)
     
  11. Oohara macrumors 68020

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    Why is the 5s a bad choice just because Apple will release a 6s this year?
     
  12. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    Likely because it's likely going to be a year or so before no more updates.
     
  13. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    At this point in time, I wouldn't recommend anything less than an iPhone 6.
     
  14. zOne31 macrumors regular

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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.
     
  15. lowendlinux Contributor

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    I went from 4 to one Mini after months of playing with different phones in stores so that's what I recommend just play with them eventually one will agree with you.
     
  16. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    Moto X. Would probably be your best option outside of getting another iPhone.
     
  17. bubulol macrumors 6502

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    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

    [​IMG]
     

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