Phones In the market for a mid-range phone

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by appleisking, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. appleisking macrumors 6502a

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    Hey folks I'm looking for a good mid-range phone (gs4 mini, htc mini, nexus 4 etc.) and I was wondering if anyone here could give me their experiences with any such device they may have used and if they would recommend it at the respective price point.
     
  2. The Robot Cow macrumors 6502

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    Nexus 4 or Moto X

    Nexus devices are my favorite android devices. None of the extra stuff oem's put on their phones and the first to get the OS updates, and months before other devices. Not to mention if you are into hacking this is the device to have. Google allows Nexus devices to be unlocked very easily. The dev community for these is the best. Unlocked right out of the box and ready to go! But this is a Gsm only device.
    https://play.google.com/store/devices/details?id=nexus_4_8gb

    Moto X is the first phone that has spawned from the Google and Motorola relationship and its a really good phone. Its assembled here in the Usa, it has the X8 computing system. Motorola has always been my favorite phone manufacture beside Apple. For now only At&t has the Moto X but it's coming to other carriers within a couple days.
     
  3. Savor Suspended

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    Google Nexus 4 by LG

    Nexus 4 was really a Top 5 Android phone released late last year but with a midrange price. It was basically a rebranded LG Optimus G (Google Play) edition. But be wary of the anemic storage space with no storage expansion, fairly weak battery life, weak glass back, and mediocre camera. Sony's current 2013 flagship, Xperia Z, is technically better with better cam, microSD slot, water resist, and FULL HD but perhaps not $150 better with bad viewing angles. And I feel the Nexus 4 feels better in the hand and looks sleeker.

    Even as today, I would still put Nexus 4 in the top 10 out there with at least the One, S4, Note II, and a few others just above it because of the pure Google experience. And it will age better as those mentioned above may never get updated to Android 5.0. And if they did, it could months or even over a year while Nexus 4 already had its taste of pie. But get a case for it. If you can wait 2.5 months longer, I suggest wait for the Nexus 5 or refresh of the 4. N4 is almost 10 months old.

    Moto X doesnt have a midrange price. Specs that might only be slightly better and customizations but worth $230 more?
     
  4. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    Sony Xperia ZR. Quad core S4 Pro isn't exactly mid range just yet. But it's a great phone to look at. And the Nexus 4 is a lower high end phone with a mid range price.
     
  5. rillrill macrumors 6502

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    nexus.

    wait for the new one though. out by the end of the year.
     
  6. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    It would help more if we knew what you wanted from a Phone.
     

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