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    Default Sick and tired of waiting for this phone to be available. What other phone is there?

    Switching from iPhone 4S to the Nexus 4. Obviously that won't happen anytime soon. No one knows when. The nexus 4 is the 1st android phone that actually looked appealing to me, in terms of OS and phone hardware.

    Also, I have the nexus 7 and love it. So what phone would you guys recommend? What comes 2nd to the nexus 4?
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    Default Re: Sick and tired of waiting for this phone to be available. What other phone is there?

    Oh and also around the same price for as the nexus 4 that is unlocked.

    Or is there no other phone like it at $350?
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    Default Re: Sick and tired of waiting for this phone to be available. What other phone is there?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarteenGreen View Post
    Oh and also around the same price for as the nexus 4 that is unlocked.

    Or is there no other phone like it at $350?
    You would be correct. There is no other option for this level of hardware, unlocked, at this price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by minnemike View Post
    You would be correct. There is no other option for this level of hardware, unlocked, at this price.
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    Default Re: Sick and tired of waiting for this phone to be available. What other phone is there?

    I guess there are some Chinese options that come close with specs, but they are not nearly as well finished and of course quality/warranty issues might be more of a challenge. Some guy made a thread on here month ago regarding a Chinese phone he was trying to compare to the N4 - give it a search.


    Here is one I googled just now:

    The main drawback here is whether you would get any Android updates anywhere near the frequency of a N4.
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    Default Re: Sick and tired of waiting for this phone to be available. What other phone is there?

    Galaxy Nexus from craigslist maybe?
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    Default Re: Sick and tired of waiting for this phone to be available. What other phone is there?

    You could get a used galaxy s3 on craigslist for about the same price as well. Depends if you like touch wiz and don't mind it being used. Very good phone.

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    Default Re: Sick and tired of waiting for this phone to be available. What other phone is there?

    The next best phone that is around this price is S3 but it doesn't have as much benefits as the Nexus 4. The GNex can be found for 220 if you want and it isn't that much worse than the Nexus 4.
    The backo f the GNex is UGLY compared to the Nexus 4.
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    It does seem rather ridiculous that folks are *still* waiting for supply. I can't blame some for just moving on. If I were in the same position I would have just bit the bullet and bumped from a 4S to an iP5. I'm glad I got lucky cause i like this device, but my patience would have worn thin by now as well. I hope u get phone that makes you happy soon, OP!

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    Quote Originally Posted by soma4society View Post
    It does seem rather ridiculous that folks are *still* waiting for supply. I can't blame some for just moving on. If I were in the same position I would have just bit the bullet and bumped from a 4S to an iP5. I'm glad I got lucky cause i like this device, but my patience would have worn thin by now as well. I hope u get phone that makes you happy soon, OP!

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    Iphone? Pssshh ur crazy! :P. Wuldve went with the s3 because its also cheap

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hubertsng View Post
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    The GNex can be found for 220 if you want and it isn't that much worse than the Nexus 4.
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    Quad-core makes the N4 noticeably better than the GNex IMO...I refuse to even look at my GNex until Ubuntu is available for it - it's at the bottom of my pile, LoL.

    Come February/March though...

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    Default Re: Sick and tired of waiting for this phone to be available. What other phone is there?

    TMoNews is reporting that T-Mobile stores are starting to get their shipments of phones. ( ) So I am going to wait and put up with a tired MyTouch 4G. I figure that some semi-official news would be coming next week.

    I personally want a phone off-contract. I'm crazy and don't want a SGS3 since many friends have one and I don't want a $500 'me too' phone that's been out for over 6 months. I toyed with getting a Note 2 but 650-700 bucks is redonkulous compared to $350 for a Nexus 4.

    I flirted with getting an SGS2 ($300 from Walmart) and then selling or donating it to a friend after the Nexus 4 became available. (She'd want a good camera in a smartphone and the S2 is supposed to be pretty good.)

    I also thought of getting an Optimus L9 ($200 from T-Mo prepaid) which has similar specs to an HTC Sensation that another friend is happy with. (dual core 1ghz, 1GB ram, 4GB storage plus microSD, 5mp camera, ICS 4.04, 4.7" qHD screen)

    If the One S was discounted I'd consider it but it seems to be still running around $550 off contract, though the T-Mo site has the ceramic black One S for free on contract after a $50 mir.

    If you've waited this long and can hold out another week, I'd wait and see what unfolds during the next week.
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    Default Re: Sick and tired of waiting for this phone to be available. What other phone is there?

    Quote Originally Posted by soma4society View Post
    It does seem rather ridiculous that folks are *still* waiting for supply. I can't blame some for just moving on. If I were in the same position I would have just bit the bullet and bumped from a 4S to an iP5. I'm glad I got lucky cause i like this device, but my patience would have worn thin by now as well. I hope u get phone that makes you happy soon, OP!

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    I just had dinner with a friend who has an iphone5. Honestly it looked like a small toy compared to my Nexus. Don't get me wrong. It is a well crafted device, but everything was so small I could barely read anything on the screen. He was even showing me some photos and I couldn't help but think how small everything was. And for double the price.

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    Default Re: Sick and tired of waiting for this phone to be available. What other phone is there?

    Just looked up BNIB Nexus 4 on Craigslist ......$520.00 for the 16gb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robinto View Post
    Just looked up BNIB Nexus 4 on Craigslist ......$520.00 for the 16gb.

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    You can find them cheaper than that, just have to be vigilant . we did some searching for a week and found my boyfriends for 400. Not every one is a crook.

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    Default Re: Sick and tired of waiting for this phone to be available. What other phone is there?

    I've also been waiting patiently for the N4 to come back into stock. However, the Galaxy Note 2 has really caught my eye. If I can find one for a reasonable price on Craigslist before the N4 is back in stock, I'm going for it.
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    Default Re: Sick and tired of waiting for this phone to be available. What other phone is there?

    Thanks for all the responses guys. I love the Nexus 7 tablet too much to not get the Nexus 4, so I'm either gonna buy used, or just wait it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by badbrad17 View Post
    I just had dinner with a friend who has an iphone5. Honestly it looked like a small toy compared to my Nexus. Don't get me wrong. It is a well crafted device, but everything was so small I could barely read anything on the screen. He was even showing me some photos and I couldn't help but think how small everything was. And for double the price.

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    Yeah I'm used to the size of the N4 now. My better half's 4s does seem toy-like by comparison. But as I would've been moving from the 4s directly to the 5 (and had only owned iphones), I would have had no basis for comparison.

    Needless to say, I'm not going back. Only thing I may miss is resale value when I'm ready to upgrade. I always made a profit on every used iPhone I sold after a year of use.. Sometimes a handsome profit. On the other hand, I'm not paying off a carrier subsidy anymore with this device either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soma4society View Post
    Yeah I'm used to the size of the N4 now. My better half's 4s does seem toy-like by comparison. But as I would've been moving from the 4s directly to the 5 (and had only owned iphones), I would have had no basis for comparison.

    Needless to say, I'm not going back. Only thing I may miss is resale value when I'm ready to upgrade. I always made a profit on every used iPhone I sold after a year of use.. Sometimes a handsome profit. On the other hand, I'm not paying off a carrier subsidy anymore with this device either.

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    when you only pay $350 resale is irrelevant :thumbup: the Nexus 4 will still be worth $200 in a year or 2 so the cost of ownership is far cheaper than any amount you will get on a iphone.

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    Default Re: Sick and tired of waiting for this phone to be available. What other phone is there?

    Man I never sell old devices I normally hold them back as just in case and development devices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nrm5110 View Post
    Man I never sell old devices I normally hold them back as just in case and development devices.

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    ya me either. I pass them down to my kids. Then they are usually beaten to death.

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    Default Re: Sick and tired of waiting for this phone to be available. What other phone is there?

    When did the n4 come out? It seems like its taking a long time to fix the supply channel.. or Google is loosing too much money?
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    The Nexus 4 will most likely be back in stock soon. They're probably trying to fill the current orders first, and stockpiling so they can keep it in stock for a while. There aren't many phones that you can get new that are comparable in this price range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnner1999 View Post
    When did the n4 come out? It seems like its taking a long time to fix the supply channel.. or Google is loosing too much money?
    Came out in November. Completely ridiculous.

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    Default Re: Sick and tired of waiting for this phone to be available. What other phone is there?

    Nexus 4; wait for it.
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