So I got my hands on a Nexus 7 2013 and have been using it for nearly a week now. I will sadly be taking it back though because I find the screen to small ( for my needs - 8" is the sweet spot) and for the still pretty high price, not very future-proof in this world of 64-bit K1 chips. Don't get me wrong - the Nexus 7 is AMAZING. It is the first tablet I have ever owned and I am blown away by it. I used to think that everything I ever needed to do, I could get done on my phone or on a computer and that there is no need in investing in any portable device between that. Be it a laptop, tablet or gaming device.... I will be starting college in September and this last year my phone on which I relied on for everything from e-mails, YouTube, camera morning news reading, studying before tests, downloading files sent to me, editing presentations and docs, music, communicating with people to everything I do on my computer just suddenly couldn't handle my expectations. My Gnex just suddenly started feeling ANCIENT. The battery is still original since day one I in early 2012 and lasts 5 hours at most with Wi-fi, bluetooth, data and basically everything ( including the screen) turned off. It has had two screen replacements, has been drowned once, had a new camera lens aswell and has been beaten and battered unbelievably and has unfortunately died*￼
The Nexus 7 I had really opened my eyes. Maybe it's the new hardware and good optimization, but it handled the everyday tasks I do soooooo much better than my Gnex. It was great to have that larger screen for reading and YouTube and presentations and..... come to think of it - everything I ever did on my phone I could do better on this bigger slab...... But I only have £230 so I can only afford a tablet OR a phone.So I need to upgrade, shouldn't I just use an old Nokia phone and buy a tablet ? For instance the new Shield Tablet looks great ! I love stock Android and the stylus would be a great plus for school work....
Or I could buy a Nexus 5 and have all the same power as a tablet, still be able to have my data plan and use that for internet when I want AND have a good phone camera on which I rely on a lot... I haven't used a Nexus 5 yet, but I plan to try to get one for a few days to try it out
I'm really stuck - based on my situation, I wouldn't want to get rid of my data plan, but I love the size of the tablets :/
Please help and thnx allot for reading this far, any reply and advice means allot !!*
P.S - I posted this yesterday but didn't get any solid feedback so sorry for reposting this again today... I'm really stuck :(
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