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    Default Can't decide: Nexus 5 now or wait for Galaxy S5?

    i am with sprint. trying to decide if I should get a Nexus 5 with my tax return. And save my upgrade to use later. Or wait for the GS5. what do u think i should do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ab304945 View Post
    i am with sprint. trying to decide if I should get a Nexus 5 with my tax return. And save my upgrade to use later. Or wait for the GS5. what do u think i should do.
    I would recommend a N5
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    Go with the N5

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    if you get a N5, what do you save upgrade for?

    I say wait a month, if you can, whats the harm?
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    I'm always partial to the pure Android experience, without the heavy skin like TouchWiz. So unless you really crave the bells and whistles, go for the Nexus 5!
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    Nexus 5!!!

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    you are posting in the Nexus 5 forum - what did you expect?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jj14x View Post
    you are posting in the Nexus 5 forum - what did you expect?
    Ya everyone is so biased in here

    I will prob go for the N5, stock and stay of contract is very appealing.
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    If you really need convincing, go look at both interfaces screenshot for screenshot. It makes me sad I ever owned a Samsung devices and also reinforces why I put an AOSP rom on them within days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ab304945 View Post
    Ya everyone is so biased in here

    I will prob go for the N5, stock and stay of contract is very appealing.
    With the way that Samsung is starting to lock their devices down (only samsung accessories, knox etc), I'm glad I got rid of my GS4 and moved to the N5
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    Quote Originally Posted by jj14x View Post
    you are posting in the Nexus 5 forum - what did you expect?
    I don't have a Nexus 5, I have an S4; but I've come to love the AOSP experience far better than TW. And we know Sammy isn't going to improve it that much this year with the S5...

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    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    I don't have a Nexus 5, I have an S4; but I've come to love the AOSP experience far better than TW. And we know Sammy isn't going to improve it that much this year with the S5...

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    Well, if the rumors are true, they will. There is supposed to a metal option (as well as the faux leather) and a phone version of the magazine style interface demoed on their tablets at CES.

    Just a point - I would definitely get a nexus 5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    I don't have a Nexus 5, I have an S4; but I've come to love the AOSP experience far better than TW. And we know Sammy isn't going to improve it that much this year with the S5...

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    I am not sure you can really tell if thats AOSP experience or Google proprietary experience on N5, its all mixed together. There are difference, of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clevin View Post
    I am not sure you can really tell if thats AOSP experience or Google proprietary experience on N5, its all mixed together. There are difference, of course.
    Well yeah, it's all mixed up now, but when people say AOSP or stock Android, they are generally referring to whatever is on the latest Nexus
    Even if it isn't technically correct

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    I have a note 3, and the first thing I did was install Nova prime. Thinking about moving to a nexus 5 and dropping the note 3. Miss native wireless charging, and Samsung seems to get following the cue of Apple, and I'm not Ok with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ab304945 View Post
    i am with sprint. trying to decide if I should get a Nexus 5 with my tax return. And save my upgrade to use later. Or wait for the GS5. what do u think i should do.
    I am in the same boat. I had a Note 2, it was just too big, but I really liked it. The leaks of the S5 are intriguing. I am going to at least wait for an official announcement and then decide. I don't NEED a new phone right now. My Nexus4 is performing wonderfully still.
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    i was in the same boat 2 weeks ago (including sprint). i looked up all the s5 rumors and got the Nexus 5
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    Umm I think you should wait and see what the S5 is. Then possibly wait to see what the Nexus 5 2014 edition brings cause you never know what it might have. Then you might as well wait for the S6 because it might have 4k res screen. Which means the Nexus 5 2015 edition will probably have it too along with some other cool features that you should wait for......

    Obviously i'm being sarcastic, but it's been said countless times on this forum that there will always be something around the corner. If the Nexus 5 has what would make you happy, get it! If it's missing something big that you want, wait for the S5 or you'll be kicking yourself. Do what brings you the most inner comfort.
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    One thing about Samsung that would always give me pause is the question of quality control for both hardware and software. Samsung makes TONS of devices, and it just seems that lately there have been more and more posts about faulty buttons or screens, or devices just going kaput. Granted, it's always very difficult to tell if this is simply proportional to the sheer volume of Samsung devices sold, but it still makes me a little worried. And what is undeniable is that Samsung has had some significant problems with recent Android updates--just search these and other forums for issues with 4.3 updates.
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    I don't know why you would ask a question to choose between the N5 and S5, they are too completely different experience. the N5 run stock android with Google apps and have a cleaner slate. the S5 have Touchwiz and more integrated Samsung features and preloaded apps. They are two different experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by someguy01234 View Post
    I don't know why you would ask a question to choose between the N5 and S5, they are too completely different experience. the N5 run stock android with Google apps and have a cleaner slate. the S5 have Touchwiz and more integrated Samsung features and preloaded apps. They are two different experience.
    That wasn't the point. He wanted to know if the N5 would be a good buy, or if he should wait out the next Samsung flagship, which is usually the best phone out at it's release (at least hardware-wise)

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    Yeah, it sounds like the OP is wondering whether or not to wait for the latest and greatest hardware. But I do agree that the distinction between the Nexus 5's pure Android and Samsung's heavily skinned UI should not be ignored, and that the OP should consider which experience is more suitable.
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    Nexus 5, without a doubt.

    Though I would recommend waiting to see what Samsung has in store.

    Who knows? They could wow us this time.
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    Why not buy the N5 direct from Google Play and bring it to them. Bringing your own device should not affect your upgrade status. This way if you like what HTC or Samsung brings to the table you still have that option.
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