Phone switch advice!

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by streetfoldsfive, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. streetfoldsfive macrumors 6502

    streetfoldsfive

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    Thinking about leaving the iPhone 5 for the note 2 or the galaxy sIV. Any opinions? I would love a nexus device but some of the short comings on the nexus 4 turned me off. I do like the note screen size. Let the input flow:eek:
     
  2. marc11 macrumors 68000

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    Since you do not say why you want to leave the iPhone, what you use it for, what you do not like about the Nexus 4, what you are liking about the Note 2 other than screen size, how invested you are in the Apple ecosystem or any other important details then I say there are about 8500 threads and posts in this forum on this topic, I suggest you start reading.
     
  3. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    Try one out and see how you like it. The Note 2 is a very solid, well rounded phone. Nobody can comment on the S4 as no one has had it yet. But if it's anything like the S3, that to will be a very solid phone as well.
     
  4. streetfoldsfive thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The ipone is great but I have had one forever. I'm a little bored of iOS and though the one thing that worries me is iOS 7 being awesome but I doubt a major overhaul. I have a Mac and an iPad but also a nexus 7 so Iam somewhat indulged in apples ecosystem. However I use gmail, drive, and Dropbox as well. As for the nexus 4 I don't like the sub par battery or the Lacking LTE. I Do however love stock android. Now the note just grabs me for how different it is. The size is awesome and the s pen seems to work. The thing is also a spec monster.
     
  5. marc11 macrumors 68000

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    Don't buy on specs they only tell part of the story. Try the phones out and see how they perform they are not all equal. But the Note 2, yeah, IMHO rocks. Just a little too big for me.
     
  6. streetfoldsfive thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Do you have experience with it? If so with the sizing aside everything ran smooth?
     
  7. marc11 macrumors 68000

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    Just a small amount. Co-worker has one, I have played with it a few times, it was super smooth and fast. He has it and an iPhone 4, he perfers the Note over the iPhone....but it is not a fair comparison being that the iPhone is only a 4.
     
  8. streetfoldsfive thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the input. I will probably pick one up and test it. If i end up not liking it which i could only imagine would be if in some way the screen size is to big, I always have a 30 day return period through verizon i believe
     
  9. Knowimagination macrumors 68000

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    I was in the exact same position. Bored of my iPhone and ordered a Nexus 4 wasn't super crazy about losing LTE but honestly I really like the nexus so far. The battery life isn't as good as my iPhone but it is not what I would call bad.

    What really drove me to the nexus was that I could get it off contract and save my upgrade for the next iPhone if iOS 7 tempts me back.
     
  10. streetfoldsfive thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The nexus is a lovely phone, however not supported by verizon to my knowledge.:(
     

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