Results 1 to 21 of 21
Like Tree2Likes
  • 2 Post By LegalAmerican
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  

    Default Nexus 5 or...

    Tomorrow I will switch. From iPhone 5 to Android in less than 24 hours. Am a bit scared about this switching, but I need to do it. For working purposes, for convenience (the guy who buys the 5 is paying $500) and because I want to try a different OS. I am quite confident with smartphones, so it does not scare me too much.

    I have the chance to buy a brand new Sony Xperia T Bond edition for $300, or go straight to GooglePlay and order a Nexus 5 (as soon as it will be available again).
    I know the current KitKat version is not perfect, and I know Google promised to release e new and improved version before Christmas.
    What I want you to tell me is which phone I have to choose, and more important, why.

    The word, now, is yours.
  2. #2  

    Default Re: Nexus 5 or...

    or moto X... both N5 and X is pure Android and runs KitKat
    Fancy A Break From Your iPhone? Have an Android Kit Kat
  3. Thread Author  Thread Author    #3  

    Default Re: Nexus 5 or...

    Quote Originally Posted by still1 View Post
    or moto X... both N5 and X is pure Android and runs KitKat
    Don't like the moto x style. What about a HTC One S?
  4. #4  

    Default Re: Nexus 5 or...

    It really depends on what you need.

    You want AMOLED, removable battery, expandable storage -->samsung galaxy series
    You want "pure google", fast update and low price --> Nexus or Moto
    You want best sound --> HTC One series

    Not sure where LG fits though.

    Quote Originally Posted by AndroidDario View Post
    Don't like the moto x style. What about a HTC One S?
    Its a small phone, 4.3", and screen has a lower resolution (540x960).
  5. Thread Author  Thread Author    #5  

    Default Re: Nexus 5 or...

    I want:
    1) a bigger display than iPhone 5.
    2) A more customizable phone.
    3) A good compromise between price and specs.
    4) A good camera.
    5) I want to chance to update OS soon, very soon.
    6) I do not know how to set on Android the following work email address. Can you help me? From pc, I have to digit (example) - Then I type my password and log in. How should I setup my Android phone? Can you suggest me a good email app? I only have 2 email addresses, one on Gmail and the other is that one. Please, help me to setup it. Thank you.
  6. #6  

    Default Re: Nexus 5 or...

    Quote Originally Posted by AndroidDario View Post
    Don't like the moto x style. What about a HTC One S?
    I wouldnt recommend that phone... you are going way backward...

    Nexus 5 is a good phone.
    Fancy A Break From Your iPhone? Have an Android Kit Kat
  7. #7  

    Default Re: Nexus 5 or...

    these are quite vague, and many phones can meet your goal (the fastest update and lowest cost will only be Nexus series, if thats the deciding factor).

    You may want to go to a local store and play with all the options.

    I used built-in mail app, which handles POP3, IMAP, exchange, you need to first find out what kind of service mail.com offers, then find an app that support it. I heard good words about K-9 mail, but never used it. There are quite a bit options in the google play store, you can try them once you have a device.
  8. #8  

    Default Re: Nexus 5 or...

    Quote Originally Posted by AndroidDario View Post
    Don't like the moto x style. What about a HTC One S?
    I see this so often with people switching from iPhone. They have the latest and greatest iPhone, and then when they switch to Android they get a device that's over a year old and already outdated. Then they aren't pleased with it and go back to iPhone telling everyone that "Android sucks". If you want the best experience with Android, don't go back into last years models. Stick with this years' models like the S4, HTC One, LG G2, Nexus 5, or Moto X.
    Droid Bionic>Droid Razr Maxx>Verizon Galaxy S3>T-Mobile Galaxy S3, Nexus 5, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
    petaf and mrsmumbles like this.
  9. #9  

    Default Re: Nexus 5 or...

    I think coming from iPhone the Moto X or Nexus 5 would be the best option. Was at breakfast yesterday with three co workers. All iPhone users. They asked me what I was carrying now (since I change up frequently). I showed them my moto x. They were not all that impressed until I left it sitting on the table and used touchless to call one of them at the table. You should have seen their face when their phone rang! One of them said siri could do that and I just laughed.

    That is an example of how handy the moto x is!
    Lumia 925 w/Black, Nexus 5 (32GB), Moto X (32GB), Lumia 1020, Google Edition S4, Galaxy S4 (32GB), S4 Active, Nexus 4, Note 2, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note (ATT), Galaxy Note Intl., Galaxy S2 Skyrocket, Nexus S, Atrix 2, Atrix, Galaxy S1 Captivate, Nexus 7 (32GB), iPad 4, Dell Venue Pro 8
    and yes...an iPhone 5 too...
  10. #10  

    Default Re: Nexus 5 or...

    Quote Originally Posted by planoman View Post
    I think coming from iPhone the Moto X or Nexus 5 would be the best option. Was at breakfast yesterday with three co workers. All iPhone users. They asked me what I was carrying now (since I change up frequently). I showed them my moto x. They were not all that impressed until I left it sitting on the table and used touchless to call one of them at the table. You should have seen their face when their phone rang! One of them said siri could do that and I just laughed.

    That is an example of how handy the moto x is!
    That's also a great example of iOS users total misunderstanding of what Siri can, and absolutely cannot do.
    Droid Bionic>Droid Razr Maxx>Verizon Galaxy S3>T-Mobile Galaxy S3, Nexus 5, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
  11. Thread Author  Thread Author    #11  

    Default Re: Nexus 5 or...

    Quote Originally Posted by LegalAmerican View Post
    That's also a great example of iOS users total misunderstanding of what Siri can, and absolutely cannot do.
    Siri can'to do because can't understand.
  12. #12  
    srkmagnus's Avatar

    Posts
    6,772 Posts
    Global Posts
    6,777 Global Posts
    ROM
    Stock 4.4 (KitKat)

    Default Re: Nexus 5 or...

    Get the device that will fit your needs and works for you. If possible, also try and visit your local retailer and get a chance to use the devices and see how you like each one. Regarding KitKat, there's nothing to really worry about. It may have some hiccups here and there, but nothing that inhibits the phone from being a good experience. It will do everything you need and then some.

    Good luck on your choice and let us know what you decide.
  13. Thread Author  Thread Author    #13  

    Default Re: Nexus 5 or...

    Which apps do you suggest me to install?
  14. #14  

    Default Re: Nexus 5 or...

    Quote Originally Posted by AndroidDario View Post
    Which apps do you suggest me to install?
    From your questions, I can feel that you may be completely new to the android system.

    Your "standard" isn't that strict, so let me just say that don't worry too much, all leading devices are great, HTC One, Galaxy S4, N3, Nexus 5, LG G2, Moto X. You are very much fine with any choice.

    The questions on software and apps can only be answered after you selected the device. Some devices have more functions, others need install apps. There is no blanket suggestion on what app to install.

    You should just go to a store and try as many as you can and make a purchase. At this stage, asking about apps is not very helpful.
    3200->Centro-->Pre-->Pre2-->HOX/N4-->GN3
    Palm T|X-->Transformer-->Galaxy Tab 7.7-->iconia w510
  15. #15  
    srkmagnus's Avatar

    Posts
    6,772 Posts
    Global Posts
    6,777 Global Posts
    ROM
    Stock 4.4 (KitKat)

    Default Re: Nexus 5 or...

    Quote Originally Posted by AndroidDario View Post
    Which apps do you suggest me to install?
    What would your particular needs be for using this device? Will it be primarily for work and mainly play (social networking, communication, games, etc.) or both?
  16. Thread Author  Thread Author    #16  

    Default Re: Nexus 5 or...

    Never had an Android before. Only iphone. And my pick is Nexus 5.
  17. Thread Author  Thread Author    #17  

    Default Re: Nexus 5 or...

    Quote Originally Posted by srkmagnus View Post
    What would your particular needs be for using this device? Will it be primarily for work and mainly play (social networking, communication, games, etc.) or both?
    Primarily for work, then social network and some games. I need productivity apps, some good games and the classic social networks.
  18. #18  
    reepS's Avatar

    Posts
    43 Posts
    Global Posts
    63 Global Posts

    Default Re: Nexus 5 or...

    I swicthed from an iphone 5 to the n5. No regrets.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
  19. #19  

    Default Re: Nexus 5 or...

    I've enjoyed the galaxy series: SG2, SG Note (1) and GS4, I know a lot of folks aren't fond of Touchwiz but I enjoy it. I say SG4, Note 3, but If you're into customization the N5 or SG4-Google edition, but since your coming from IP5 any newer model Android (Vanilla or not) will offer more customization than you're accustomed to. Happy hunting!
  20. #20  

    Default Re: Nexus 5 or...

    I switched from iPhone 5 to an HTC One originally. It took some time for me to become accustomed to, but once I did I haven't looked back.

    I'm now on the Nexus 5 and very pleased so far. I have to say that I very much prefer a pure Google experience.

    Posted via Android Central App
  21. #21  
    yfan's Avatar

    Posts
    805 Posts
    Global Posts
    808 Global Posts

    Default Re: Nexus 5 or...

    Quote Originally Posted by AndroidDario View Post
    6) I do not know how to set on Android the following work email address. Can you help me? From pc, I have to digit (example) - Then I type my password and log in. How should I setup my Android phone? Can you suggest me a good email app? I only have 2 email addresses, one on Gmail and the other is that one. Please, help me to setup it. Thank you.
    You are telling us how you check your mail on the web. That's fine, and you can do the same by opening up a browser window in any Android phone. But since you're looking to use an email app, you have to be using either POP or IMAP. I assume you know how to set that up for your email. Assuming that is correct, K9 has a great reputation for being a good email app.

Similar Threads

  1. Nexus 7 screen replacement. Backlights on but no picture.
    By dagwooddog in forum Google Nexus 7 Tablet (2012)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-02-2014, 07:15 AM
  2. Receiving/Making Phone Calls Without SIM or WIFI!!!
    By feistyrebel in forum Samsung Galaxy S4 Rooting, ROMs & Hacks
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-09-2013, 02:40 PM
  3. How can I tell if a 2013 Nexus 7 is a refurbished unit?
    By ahsanaliraza in forum Google Nexus 7 Tablet (2013)
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-07-2013, 02:32 PM
  4. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-05-2013, 03:23 PM
  5. HTC One X - Root or not?
    By Gluon2 in forum HTC One X
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-05-2013, 12:39 AM

Posting Permissions

B