Welcome to the Android Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 13 of 13
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By wodehousefan1
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  

    Default Switching to Android from iPhone 4s

    Hi everyone,

    This is my first post here. My contract with Verizon is up in the middle of February and my wife and I are planning on getting new phones and possibly switching carries (possibly to T-Mobile). Based on what's currently available I think if we stay on Verizon we'll get two Moto Xs, but if we switch to T-Mobile we'll go with the Nexus 5. Anyone have any other suggestions for phones? I try to stay up on tech news, but if any new phones are expected in February or early March I'd be interested in hearing about them. I don't want to wait too long because my iPhone is out of warranty and starting to slowly die (for instance the on/off button no longer works).

    Any advice or feedback would be appreciated.
  2. #2  

    Default Re: Switching to Android from iPhone 4s

    Welcome to Android Central! Sounds exciting--you've come to the right place for advice. The right phone for you really depends on what you value most in your mobile device--e.g., media consumption, productivity/business use, games, battery life, etc. You can't go wrong with the Nexus 5 or the Moto X. For T-Mobile, the LG G2 would be a good choice--it has almost the same hardware as the Nexus 5, but with a bigger battery, and LG's modification to the user interface generally gets high marks.
  3. #3  
    Assassin Droid's Avatar
    Assassin Droid

    Posts
    8,154 Posts
    Global Posts
    8,201 Global Posts
    ROM
    Assassin 'Droid

    Default Re: Switching to Android from iPhone 4s

    Another consideration to the Moto X would be the Droid Maxx. It's very similarly spec'd but a slightly larger screen and a much larger battery. I personally have the Moto X and I absolutely love it, I think even on T-Mobile I'd be inclined to keep it over the Nexus 5, but the Nexus is a very close 2nd place to me and for certain things it easily comes in 1st.
  4. #4  

    Default Re: Switching to Android from iPhone 4s

    By the way, if you're considering using an existing phone that you have on T-Mobile's network, make sure you read this recent AC article:

    When it comes to carrier networks, compatible doesn't mean good | Android Central
  5. Thread Author  Thread Author    #5  

    Default Re: Switching to Android from iPhone 4s

    Thanks for all of the helpful comments. I've looked at the LG G2, but there is a healthy price difference between it and the Nexus 5. Do you think the better battery is worth the increased price? As far as phone usage goes, we use our phones a lot at home and while we're out. The phone is my wife's primary device (even above the laptop or tablet). So we use the phones for lots of web surfing, social media, and taking pictures. Not a lot of video watching, but some (though not usually movies). There's also a size consideration, because my wife doesn't want something too big and frankly I'm not sold on some quite as big as Note either. Hence, we've been looking at the Moto X and Nexus 5. Still, other suggestions like the Droid Maxx and LG G2 are appreciated.
    Thanked by:
  6. #6  

    Default Re: Switching to Android from iPhone 4s

    Of the Moto X and Nexus 5, the Nexus has the better camera, but I've looked at some of the photos posted in the Moto X forum and they look fine. If you don't take many low light photos you might like the Moto. The thing that strikes me most about it is the form factor. I think it may handle easier for smaller hands, and this is coming from someone who is crazy about my Nexus 5! :-) I guess if you can go to a T-Mobile to see if you both can touch the phones there you'll get a better idea which ones you want.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk 2
  7. Thread Author  Thread Author    #7  

    Default Re: Switching to Android from iPhone 4s

    T-Mobile just got the new Sony Z1S. Any thoughts on how that compares with the other phones mentioned?
  8. #8  
    Golfdriver97's Avatar

    Posts
    25,417 Posts
    Global Posts
    25,860 Global Posts
    ROM
    Stock

    Default Re: Switching to Android from iPhone 4s

    Quote Originally Posted by wodehousefan1 View Post
    T-Mobile just got the new Sony Z1S. Any thoughts on how that compares with the other phones mentioned?
    I have never used a Sony. Would like to. I have heard it is really good.
    I would recommend the Moto X for the one who is the heavier user, and a Nexus for the lighter user.

    I have both, and often have a hard time deciding what to use. The X often wins due to battery life.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app

    What could not be changed, must be endured - New Spring, by Robert Jordan

    Community Guidelines and also here, Developer Rules, and Marketplace
    Mobile Nations Sister Forums: iMore/Connectedly/Windows Central/Crackberry
  9. #9  

    Default Re: Switching to Android from iPhone 4s

    On paper it looks quite nice. The processor and screen are top notch, and it also has microSD card support. I'm not sure I like the form factor of the Z1 (and hence, the Z1S, since they're supposed to be pretty similar)--it's a little too blocky, too many sharp edges. What I've always been a little hesitant about with Sony is (a) how well and for how long they support their devices, and (b) Sony always wants to introduce some kind of proprietary software or hardware that they kind of hope becomes an industry standard, but never quite does, and so then it gets abandoned. I recall having a Sony Xperia Play for a little while, which was supposed to have all of this PSP support, but I think it ended up only having access to one or two games. And then the phone sort of disappeared.
  10. Thread Author  Thread Author    #10  

    Default Re: Switching to Android from iPhone 4s

    Thanks for all of the great responses. I'll have to take a look at the Sony Z1s at the T-Mobile store. Still, their ongoing level of support does worry me. I'm still leaning toward the Nexus 5 or Moto X and that will probably depend on which carrier we go with. One more question, what sort of warranty support do the Nexus and Moto have? Do LG or Motorola offer an extended warranty like Apple does? If not, what do you think about carrier insurance? AppleCare is way better than carrier insurance, but we have a young daughter so some sort of insurance would be good, if it's worth it. T-Mobile has their insurance ($8 a month) and their JUMP program, which includes the insurance is only $2 more a month. Any thoughts on their program?
  11. #11  

    Default Re: Switching to Android from iPhone 4s

    I don't have a whole lot of experience with T-Mobile's insurance plan. When I had Verizon, I did buy the Asurion insurance, which I thought was a decent deal. At the time, it was $6/month, and I actually did use it once when I lost a phone. I had to pay a $50 deductible, but better than shelling out $500-600 retail for a new phone.

    I bought my Nexus 5 from Google, so I ended up buying a 2 yr protection plan from SquareTrade for $125. They're probably the best-known name in 3rd party insurance.
  12. #12  
    Golfdriver97's Avatar

    Posts
    25,417 Posts
    Global Posts
    25,860 Global Posts
    ROM
    Stock

    Default Re: Switching to Android from iPhone 4s

    I would agree Apple care I better, but something is better than nothing.

    From a Sprint Moto X using AC Forums app

    What could not be changed, must be endured - New Spring, by Robert Jordan

    Community Guidelines and also here, Developer Rules, and Marketplace
    Mobile Nations Sister Forums: iMore/Connectedly/Windows Central/Crackberry
  13. Thread Author  Thread Author    #13  

    Default Re: Switching to Android from iPhone 4s

    Thanks for all of the information everyone. It's given me a lot to consider.
    Golfdriver97 likes this.

Similar Threads

  1. WTS/WTT: Verizon iphone 5 32 gb in great condition for trade or possible sale!
    By taylorz_412 in forum The Marketplace - Buy, Sell & Trade
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-27-2014, 03:32 PM
  2. Motorola Droid Ultra - Phone Flashing white box returning from sleep
    By Larry Doolittle in forum Motorola Droid Ultra
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-24-2014, 12:34 PM
  3. Came from Windows Phone
    By HarisA1 in forum Introductions
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 01-19-2014, 07:14 AM
  4. Any way to get my "recent" apps to scroll horizontally?
    By paisley99 in forum General Help and How To
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-16-2014, 09:36 PM
  5. new to the world of android. should i root if all i want is to block ads??
    By JConn_Lefty in forum Google Nexus 7 (2013) Rooting, ROMs, & Hacks
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-16-2014, 07:00 PM

Posting Permissions