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    Quote Originally Posted by cormaster628 View Post
    The x+ isn't perfect though. It's got tegra and only a gig of ram. Fine for now but how future proof is that? That's my concern. Imo any phone I get now I want it to be good enough for 2 years of support, and I don't want a newer version of android to cause it to lag like crazy because it needs more ram or worse yet, a canceled update because htc finds it just doesn't have enough ram to run both the new version and sense too.

    Really the only flaw, 1 gig is fine now but 2 gigs is the future.

    Also if you buy an HTC you gotta accept it for what it is or you'll hate it. They are kind of a developers nightmare when it comes to custom firmware and updates are few and far between.

    I say again the gs3 is your best bet. It's got jelly bean now and has all the features you seek. You can't deal with cloud then grab a 64 gig sd and stick it in there. Hate TouchWiz? Put cm on it.

    I knew nothing about this stuff and didn't even learn how to use adb until I got my HTC Flyer. They got so many one click tools any ***** can put cm on it.

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    To piggy back on that some people dont like the plastic but personally from handling it and seeing how durable it is, if your not going to punt it, throw it, swim with it, or anything else that normal people would not do then you will be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp4him3 View Post
    To piggy back on that some people dont like the plastic but personally from handling it and seeing how durable it is, if your not going to punt it, throw it, swim with it, or anything else that normal people would not do then you will be fine.
    The plastic does add a less premium feel to the phone but it's not that band for handling. When you drop the S3 or other phones with a plastic back, it doesn't break (which is nice) and it just falls off the phone and you just have to put it back on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp4him3 View Post
    To piggy back on that some people dont like the plastic but personally from handling it and seeing how durable it is, if your not going to punt it, throw it, swim with it, or anything else that normal people would not do then you will be fine.
    Yeah I had 4 Samsungs straight before I got the Vivid, they aren't bad, there stuff looks cheap but it holds up well. I've had my fair share of warranty claims but in general it held up well, and from messing with a gs3 it looks to be a bit more solid.

    When it comes to build quality nothing beats HTC or Motorola... Well now. Moto used to be pure junk. I had a Windows Mobile Phone back in 2005, Motorola MPx220 to be exact, and the build quality was terrible, it was a flip phone and it was built out flimsy plastic comparable to a toy you'd buy at a dollar store. The sheer weight of flipping it open eventually caused the casing to break next to the hinge, and back then you couldn't get insurance on "data devices" so I got quite familiar with dismantling it and making repairs, but eventually the antenna died and I gotta fed up and grabbed the v557 to finish my contract. The v557s antenna fell off in my pocket one day and I went to put it back on and the cheap plastic threads holding it on had stripped... I was fed up and over Motorola at that point vowed to never buy their shoddy products again after that, and I haven't since, and I still won't but its no longer a build quality issue, it's a bootloader policy with me now lol.

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    this get's more and more difficult. I want the Nexus 4, but well.. Google won't let me give them money. And I want the GS3, but I do not want to have to renew a contract. Ideally the Nexus 4 becomes available and I use my 4S and as iPod for now.
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    I've been an avid Android user the last 2 years but recently made the switch back to Apple with the 5 since owning the original iPhone.

    I owned the Droid, Thunderbolt, Bionic and G-Nex out of all four of those the Moto phones were the best quality then followed HTC. If anything I would wait it out for the N4 because it seems to have the same build quality the iPhone has and I just hate the design of the S3, Samsung's phones are all really starting to look the same now.

    I would choose between the N4 or the HOX+ and stay away from the Optimus G since according to Jerry's review the UI looks kiddish and the camera even at 13MP doesn't perform well.

    Good luck though Android is an awesome OS!!
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    I was in exactly the same boat as you a couple of weeks ago, long term Apple user and wanted to switch. I was getting tired of the same IOS and similar phones. Apples policy of incremental updating was getting old!

    I looked at the same phones as you, the SG3, HTC One X+ and Nexus 4. I really liked the look and feel of the HTC, but after a lot of reading and research I decided myself (rightly or wrongly) that I did not want to compromise on getting updates and support as was suggested could be the case with HTC, but not with Google. I also wanted to try the vanilla Android experience having not used it before.

    To cut a long story short, I now have a Nexus 4 and am just scratching the surface with android and what I am now able to do that I couldn't before with Apple. So far I am delighted with the change and hey worst case, I can always itch back!
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    Just got my HTC OneX, couldn't wait any longer and got a good deal just in time for Christmas. Using a custom ROM and it's very very nice so far.

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    I believe nexus devices really are the best devices for former apple users. Honestly skins like sense and Touchwiz look good and polished playing with phones at the store but day to day usability you won't feel that way. Google's apps have a native android theming that completely clash with Sense theming, and yes updates are just a mess on anything that's not labeled a nexus. Flagship phones from this summer are just now receiving 4.1,and 4.2 is out.

    A buddy of mine had the iphone 3G, then upgraded to a 4 and then a 4s, and at that point he had decided he felt like he bought the same phone 3 times, stating there just wasn't enough difference and ready for a change. He found someone on Craigslist this past summer with the Galaxy Nexus looking to trade in for an iphone 4s, and thats what he did, and he couldn't be happier. He loves the nexus.

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    Hell, I switched because the Nexus 4 is cheap as hell and so much better than the iphone with that price.
    But this is kind of getting away from what device he should get.
    The S3 is getting a bit chip and I think my friend bought his for $25 with a contract which is nice. There are also contract free ones going for 400 I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BuddhistGirafe View Post
    this get's more and more difficult. I want the Nexus 4, but well.. Google won't let me give them money. And I want the GS3, but I do not want to have to renew a contract. Ideally the Nexus 4 becomes available and I use my 4S and as iPod for now.
    WAAAAAIIIIITTTTTTT. Just got my N4 and this thing is crazy nice. So smooth and beautiful. Battery has been great for me. The HTC one x+ is a gorgeous device but you really can't put enough value on getting the latest and greatest updates. It's like your phone is constantly being renewed with new toys. Samsung realizes how important this is so they have stepped up with updates but the N4 is so cheap that anyone would be crazy to not go for it. Plus I am in Canada so I get LTE too.

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    Yeah I think really if you have to have more storage than 16gb,the galaxy s3 is a no brainer. It's also going to be fairly easy to get aosp on it vs the competition, based on sales alone, that is if you don't care for TouchWiz. Simply put, the more popular the phone is, the more developers it attracts. My phone for instance hasn't had a great deal of development, and while it isn't the most development friendly device, the bigger issue is it just wasn't a popular phone and there aren't enough interest for anyone to really bother with it. This contrasts with the Captivate I had before it that was extremely popular and is still getting lots of love from xda.

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    Well guys the switch has been made. I ended up going with the HOX+ and I absolutely love it. The phone is amazing and the Android O.S, even with sense is so much more robust than iOS. The ability to actually have any customization is nice and some of the apps are extremely useful. I ended up using iSyncr to put music on the device and it has worked without a hitch Just thought I would let everyone know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BuddhistGirafe View Post
    Well guys the switch has been made. I ended up going with the HOX+ and I absolutely love it. The phone is amazing and the Android O.S, even with sense is so much more robust than iOS. The ability to actually have any customization is nice and some of the apps are extremely useful. I ended up using iSyncr to put music on the device and it has worked without a hitch Just thought I would let everyone know.
    Great to hear. That is an amazing phone. Have fun playing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuddhistGirafe View Post
    Well guys the switch has been made. I ended up going with the HOX+ and I absolutely love it. The phone is amazing and the Android O.S, even with sense is so much more robust than iOS. The ability to actually have any customization is nice and some of the apps are extremely useful. I ended up using iSyncr to put music on the device and it has worked without a hitch Just thought I would let everyone know.
    Good choice. If I didnt get the N4 I'd also be going with the HTC oneX+.

    I should mention that you can reallly mess around with android phones, soooo yeaaa......experiment and have fun! Almost All the apps have their own settings, so make sure you check those as well and enable/disable the functions you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tabs85 View Post
    Good choice. If I didnt get the N4 I'd also be going with the HTC oneX+.

    I should mention that you can reallly mess around with android phones, soooo yeaaa......experiment and have fun! Almost All the apps have their own settings, so make sure you check those as well and enable/disable the functions you want.
    Thanks guys. I am really loving it so far
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    Thanks guys. I am really loving it so far
    Btw, if you would prefer a different look to the stock Sense look that HTC provides, check this thread for inspiration : Nexus 4 Screenshots: Share them here!
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