1. McSkullough's Avatar
    So I'm going to be switching over to T-Mobile mid-April and I'm trying to decide between the Note 2 and the Nexus 4. I know I can't really go wrong with either choice, which is why it's a hard decision for me.

    I've owned both the S3 and the Galaxy Nexus, so I know my way around Touchwiz and vanilla Android. I'm not really bothered by some of the Touchwiz annoyances though, because I use Nova Prime on every phone.

    I like the Note 2 for the LTE option, removable battery, and better memory choices. I like the Nexus for the fast updates, no bloatware, and being unlocked.

    So, I thought I'd get opinions from those who own the phones now. Any problems you've ran into, any gripes you have, all would be much appreciated. Thank you, and have a great Easter Sunday.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
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    03-30-2013 11:58 PM
  2. GadgetgirL76's Avatar
    So I'm going to be switching over to T-Mobile mid-April and I'm trying to decide between the Note 2 and the Nexus 4. I know I can't really go wrong with either choice, which is why it's a hard decision for me.

    I've owned both the S3 and the Galaxy Nexus, so I know my way around Touchwiz and vanilla Android. I'm not really bothered by some of the Touchwiz annoyances though, because I use Nova Prime on every phone.

    I like the Note 2 for the LTE option, removable battery, and better memory choices. I like the Nexus for the fast updates, no bloatware, and being unlocked.

    So, I thought I'd get opinions from those who own the phones now. Any problems you've ran into, any gripes you have, all would be much appreciated. Thank you, and have a great Easter Sunday.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    Note 2 FTW!!! It is an awesome device!

    sent from my AT&T GN2
    03-31-2013 12:01 AM
  3. Aquila's Avatar
    You're right, you can't go wrong... I'd go Nexus if it were me, but Note 2 owners love it like crazy!
    03-31-2013 12:02 AM
  4. Mellimel22's Avatar
    U can get lte on the n4 also.

    Sent from my Sprint Galaxy Nexus rockin 4.2.2 using Tapatalk 2
    03-31-2013 12:58 AM
  5. badbrad17's Avatar
    I love my Nexus 4. So fast and smooth. Great screen too.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    03-31-2013 01:28 AM
  6. McSkullough's Avatar
    U can get lte on the n4 also.

    Sent from my Sprint Galaxy Nexus rockin 4.2.2 using Tapatalk 2
    Really now? I'll have to look into this.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    03-31-2013 02:12 AM
  7. Hiberny's Avatar
    For me, it would depend on how long I wanted to keep the phone. If I was planning on keeping it for more than two years, the Note II. The SD card slot and LTE future proof it enough for me. If I thought I might upgrade in a year and a half, the Nexus 4. I'd put that money I'd save aside for the next upgrade.
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    03-31-2013 06:42 AM
  8. PWC Realtor's Avatar
    Really now? I'll have to look into this.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    Root, ROM, flash an older radio, change the APN the phone uses, and some other tweaks.

    I've also thought about switching from my N4 to a Note 2 but I'd probably end up wanting to put Cyanogenmod on it and since that gets rid of the S-Pen functionality seems like a waste.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    03-31-2013 09:19 AM
  9. runtmms's Avatar
    My only concern about the Note 2 is size for everyday use. This is going to depend on how you carry it around and how big your hands are. I have a Nexus 4 and thought I was going to lust after my friend's new Note 2. I was actually a little put off by its size, and didn't think it'd be comfortable for me to hold one handed... I admit, I do have a little stylus envy.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 on Solavei
    03-31-2013 09:20 AM
  10. Mellimel22's Avatar
    Root, ROM, flash an older radio, change the APN the phone uses, and some other tweaks.

    I've also thought about switching from my N4 to a Note 2 but I'd probably end up wanting to put Cyanogenmod on it and since that gets rid of the S-Pen functionality seems like a waste.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    U don't even have to root if u don't want to. All u gotta do is change the baseband aka radio which involves unlocking the boot loader

    Sent from my Sprint Galaxy Nexus rockin 4.2.2 using Tapatalk 2
    03-31-2013 09:54 AM
  11. Mellimel22's Avatar
    My only concern about the Note 2 is size for everyday use. This is going to depend on how you carry it around and how big your hands are. I have a Nexus 4 and thought I was going to lust after my friend's new Note 2. I was actually a little put off by its size, and didn't think it'd be comfortable for me to hold one handed... I admit, I do have a little stylus envy.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 on Solavei
    Haha yeah my sis note 2 do looks real good and I love the lte radio on it.

    Sent from my Sprint Galaxy Nexus rockin 4.2.2 using Tapatalk 2
    03-31-2013 09:56 AM
  12. PWC Realtor's Avatar
    U don't even have to root if u don't want to. All u gotta do is change the baseband aka radio which involves unlocking the boot loader

    Sent from my Sprint Galaxy Nexus rockin 4.2.2 using Tapatalk 2
    Unfortunately staying with stock 4.2.2 and flashing an older baseband kills voice calling on T-mobile.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    03-31-2013 11:21 AM
  13. IAmSixNine's Avatar
    Its all about YOUR personal preference. Both phones are good. I own each and a GS3.
    But for me the battery life is better on the note 2, i also think the screen is better on the note 2.
    Id suggest playing with both in a store and then making the decision. My daily phone is a Note 2.
    But i keep my Nexus 4 up to date just in case i want to go smaller or if my Note 2 died.
    03-31-2013 05:52 PM

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