Trade up a Galaxy Nexus for a Nexus 4?
06-27-2013 09:22 PM
- Hi guys,
I currently have a Galaxy Nexus and have had it for about a year. It's been great up to now, and honestly, it's been the best all around smart phone I've ever had. The software has been a big part of that. Having all the features of Android as a Google experience has been great, and the timely updates have been pretty good (though I am on Sprint, they've actually done a great job of getting the updates out within about 2 months, which in comparison to HTC and Samsung phones that is GREAT). I've gotten spoiled and I don't think I can ever do a non Nexus phone again.
That being said, it is getting long in the tooth and showing it's age. I've been considering getting a Nexus 4, but can't really afford to put down $350 right now (although that IS a great price for the device). I saw that T-Mobile has the Nexus 4 at $0 and $17 per month for a total cost of $408, which isn't bad. Their service in my area is better than Sprint so I wouldn't mind switching carriers. But is it even worth it at this point? It's been out for the better part of a year, and the next generation is expected within the next four months. I could just hold out and wait, especially since the next one will likely have a better camera.
Just looking for some suggestions I suppose. Any comments will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!06-23-2013 11:57 AM
- The only thing about waiting for the next one is that there is no guarantee that you will be able to get it. The Nexus 4 was sold out for a long while and those who were able to preorder it didn't receive it on time. I'm not saying that it will definitely happen this next time around. But the Nexus is growing in popularity and many are waiting for the next installment. Furthermore, the first batch seems to always have hardware issues. It may be best just to get the Nexus 4 now and not have to go through any of those issues. All of the accessories are out for it. And you now have two colors to choose from.
sent from my Nexus 4; so fresh and so clean06-23-2013 12:32 PM
- If your not a person who has to have the next latest and greatest then its worth considering. The N4 is no slouch by any means. It will/should continue to receive strong Google support for the next addition of Android update and possibly even more after. Seems like the average Google support life for the Nexus line is minimum 2 years.06-23-2013 12:37 PM
- Make the move...
A) The 0.00% financing on the phone sounds like a plan you need
B) Going from Sprint EV-DO to T-Mo H+ 42 will be a huge improvement
C) No guarantee on what the next Nexus will price at or if any carrier will have it in store
D) Sounds like you are ready to move on from the phone and the carrier you have currently
The only drawback I see is that your CDMA GNex probably won't be getting on the Ubuntu Touch train when it leaves the station...06-23-2013 01:23 PM
- 06-23-2013 01:44 PM
- I have the SGSIII, which i love, but i've always wanted the Nexus4. My AT&T contract is up in Apr.2014, and hopefully by then the Nexus5 will be out. I live in a 4G LTE zone, and that's the only reason that i haven't gotten the Nexus4. I do have the "unlimited everything" family plan, which i heard was being phased out for "new" customers, so i should be good to go if i get the Nexus5, and put the sim from my SGSIII into it. If i'm mistaken, someone please come back at me, and give me some better advice. Thanks for any help.06-23-2013 01:55 PM
- 06-23-2013 02:15 PM
- 06-23-2013 02:36 PM
- If they make a Nexus 5, it will probably be at the same price point which you stated you can't afford. I just upgraded to the N4 coming from the Google Nexus and really like the phone. Much faster on both Wi-Fi and network connections. Also with a quad core and 2 gigs of RAM, it will take awhile to become outdated in specs. I think you will be very happy with the N4 just like myself coming from the same phone you currently have.
Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 206-23-2013 04:13 PM
sent from my Nexus 4; so fresh and so clean06-23-2013 04:22 PM
- The other thing to consider is to buy the Nexus 4 now and sell it when the Nexus 5 comes out. As others have said, no guarantee your carrier will offer the 5 so you could go many more months of waiting. No one knows what the price of the new Nexus will be either. Just my 02 cents.06-23-2013 04:37 PM
- Do you know what kind of plan you will need (not the one you will be on if you get a phone on an installment plan from T-Mobile, but what's the plan you can do with)? The reason I ask you to consider this is that if you don't talk on the phone much, you may be able to avail yourself to the T-mobile prepaid plan for $30 a month that includes 100 minutes, but unlimited texting and 5 GB of high speed data. If you can do with this plan, you may well be saving $30 a month as opposed to your monthly plan that you would otherwise get. At that rate of savings, it might well be worth putting the Nexus 4 (or the next Nexus phone) on a credit card and paying it off a little by little.
Counting taxes and delivery charged on the play store, the 16 GB model will cost you about $380, as opposed to T-mobile's $408. That's a little more than 7% extra, which if you can pay the phone off on a credit card even in 4 months (assuming a CC interest rate of 20%), you will still come out ahead/even and be able to choose a plan that will cost you less. Factor in the monthly savings if you can do with the $30 prepaid plan, and you can take a bit more time to pay off your credit card too.06-23-2013 11:12 PM
The Nexus 4 is significantly better than the Galaxy Nexus IMO. It is a real nexus device without the verizon strings on the Galaxy nexus. It has a better display, better camera (far superior Macro mode, and a lot less noise in normal pictures), MUCH faster CPU, double the RAM, Wireless charging and NFC. If you already like the Galaxy Nexus, you will like this phone a lot more. The extra horsepower is very noticeable when multi-tasking.
Downsides: It is more fragile than the Galaxy nexus. You cannot expand/upgrade the battery.
IMO, the Next Nexus will not be out till at least November, if then. The price is good and T-Mobile will subsidize you. So I recommend pulling the trigger on the Nexus 4.06-24-2013 10:12 AM
- [CC-E960] Buy Mugen Power 4500mAh Power Case for LG Nexus 406-24-2013 12:13 PM
How are they cramming a battery twice as big into the same space? There is NOT a lot of room in the nexus 4...it is very tight in there. It says there is no new battery door for this product.
Also, how does this affect the heat? The Nexus 4 uses the battery for it's heat dissipation.
Without some reviews, I would avoid this product.06-24-2013 01:05 PM
- The battery is built into the case... Charge the case > Insert Phone > Go, Man, Go.
It adds double the capacity for a total of 6600.
Still waiting on picks to see how much bulk is added to the N4. I'm checking daily on Mugen, Google Images and You Tube.06-24-2013 01:11 PM
Are there any images of the actual product anywhere?06-24-2013 03:37 PM
- At what point do we all say, "ok the phones are fast enough, data speeds are fast enough, we don't need so much speed and specs." It's a personal device. It's not meant to teleport you somewhere else of edit HD video for television. NASA didn't keep trying to build a faster space shuttle, Hell they just scrapped the program because it was too expensive. When will we scrap our phones because they are too expensive.
With that said, if you can't afford it don't get it. Wait until you have the money and buy what YOU want and/or need.06-24-2013 04:01 PM
- 06-24-2013 07:48 PM
- I'd say wait until the Nexus 5 release. It seems like while you want to move on, you're pretty happy with the GNex for the time being and that you wouldn't mind waiting a few months.
Also, because of the price, remember that chances are T-Mobile will be less expensive than your current Sprint plan, making up for the $350. Also, when the N5 comes out, you don't have to buy it. You can go on Ebay or Amazon and buy an N4 for significantly lower than the retail price and what they're selling for now on Ebay and Amazon.
Just my $0.019-$0.02106-24-2013 10:43 PM
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