Should I get and iPod Touch or a Nexus 4?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by mrcarter2, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. mrcarter2 macrumors member

    May 26, 2013
    Hey guys! So I have a 16 GB iPhone 5, but the storage is currently running low, so I'd like to buy a second device to offset all of my games onto. I'm currently stuck between a nexus 4 (price just dropped to $250 for the 16 GB model) and a 16 GB iPod touch ($230). Since I'm invested in the apple ecosystem the ipod would be a no-brainer but I've been drooling over the nexus 4, and i'd like to give android a try since my last experience with it was with my god-awful HTC Thunderbolt (that phone drove me to the iPhone). While I love my iPhone, it would be nice to try android on a wifi-only device simply to have the best of both worlds and try something new. The nexus would be used on wifi only. Thanks in advance!!!!
  2. Plutonius macrumors 604


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire, USA
    It sounds like you really want the Nexus so you should get the Nexus.
  3. JeffiJers macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2012
    if you have the iphone5 pick up a nexus for sure.

    coming from both a nexus & iphone fanboy. Love pure untouched OS's
  4. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040


    Jul 19, 2013
    I say nexus because I think iTouch price is outrageous..
  5. F123D macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2008
    Del Mar, CA
    Nexus. It can also be a backup phone should anything happen.
  6. MindsEye macrumors regular

    May 3, 2010
    If you're really yearning for something new then go the nexus route. Personally i feel the nexus devices serve as a great introductory to Android. There will be positives and negatives in purchasing the nexus 4. On the negative side you'll have missing titles and of course you'll need to repurchase games you bought on iOS.

    On the positives, you have a larger screen and if its something that interests you emulators. Out of curiosity as you're only interested in wifi, have you considered the nexus 7? the 32gb model is not that much more expensive than the 16gb nexus 4.
  7. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    I will disagree with everyone else here based on what you said, "you are looking to unload your games." If you go the nexus route you will be buying them all over again, and it could be pricey depending on your collection.
  8. watchthisspace macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2010
    I have to second this. While the Nexus will be great, having to repurchase your games will not be cheap.
  9. mpayne2k macrumors 6502a


    May 12, 2010
    I'd buy a 32gb Nex7 anyday over a iPod Touch 32gb. With the $30 you'll save you can pickup most of the games you'd have to rebuy anyway.
  10. rtomyj macrumors 6502a


    Sep 3, 2012
    I picked up a product red model for dev purposes and I love it! I use it at home (music/notifications/games) and on the go I have my i5 and I never worry about battery life since I alternate devices and with iOS 7 and notification sync, you will love the compatibility. Also, I love the finish on it as opposed to the N4. And having need to, you can turn it into a phone with wifi so that should not deter you.

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