12-04-2013 11:20 AM
26 12
tools
  1. Andy Bell's Avatar
    ..............and I wasn't overly impressed.

    The larger screen isn't really all that much larger, I opened the same web page on both phones and there wasn't a very noticeable difference in quality. Scrolling through the page felt a little better on the N5, one swipe took me further down the page.

    The biggest thing for me though was how cheap the N5 felt in hand, it felt really light and plasicky. The build quality of the N4 definitely feels better to me.

    Overall I'm glad I didn't take the plunge and order one without physically taking a look, I'll stick with my N4 for the time being I think.

    Andy.
    12-02-2013 07:58 AM
  2. sameer kapoor's Avatar
    We are in the same boat , I too feels that lookwise N4 is much better than N5.
    12-02-2013 08:43 AM
  3. someguy01234's Avatar
    You should post this in the Nexus 5 section for a fairer discussion.

    sent from tapatalk
    4ringsa6 likes this.
    12-02-2013 09:14 AM
  4. Greg C's Avatar
    You should post this in the Nexus 5 section for a fairer discussion.

    sent from tapatalk
    Doing so could (would) be seen as “flaming. " Everybody has their own opinions. I think the Nexus 4 is a better looking phone... but hands down the Nexus 5 has better specs.
    Fairclough likes this.
    12-02-2013 03:38 PM
  5. corolla90's Avatar
    ..............and I wasn't overly impressed.

    The larger screen isn't really all that much larger, I opened the same web page on both phones and there wasn't a very noticeable difference in quality. Scrolling through the page felt a little better on the N5, one swipe took me further down the page.

    The biggest thing for me though was how cheap the N5 felt in hand, it felt really light and plasicky. The build quality of the N4 definitely feels better to me.

    Overall I'm glad I didn't take the plunge and order one without physically taking a look, I'll stick with my N4 for the time being I think.

    Andy.
    I'm right there with you. I actually had purchased the N5, but I just love the way the N4 looks and feels in my hand; whereas for me, the N5 felt too light (could be related to being so used to the N4) and a bit taller than I'd prefer. I also found that web pages opened up relatively the same speed. Apps definitely opened up quicker on the N5 (to be expected with better internals), but otherwise, I didn't find keeping the N5 to be that great of an upgrade for me. I will say this, though; the screen on the N5 was much brigher in comparis to the N4 with both set on auto brightness.

    All this said, I couldn't help but purchase a Moto X today b/c of the Cyber Monday sale. TBD whether I sell my N4 or keep it as a backup, or end up returning the MotoX.
    12-02-2013 07:07 PM
  6. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    ..............and I wasn't overly impressed.

    The larger screen isn't really all that much larger, I opened the same web page on both phones and there wasn't a very noticeable difference in quality. Scrolling through the page felt a little better on the N5, one swipe took me further down the page.

    The biggest thing for me though was how cheap the N5 felt in hand, it felt really light and plasicky. The build quality of the N4 definitely feels better to me.

    Overall I'm glad I didn't take the plunge and order one without physically taking a look, I'll stick with my N4 for the time being I think.

    Andy.
    We can't fault you for how you feel, but plastic will tend to feel less like glass than glass will.

    I like the lightness of the phone. I hold it lying down a lot and I appreciate the lighter weight.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk 2
    12-02-2013 07:47 PM
  7. Fairclough's Avatar
    I'm sticking with this bad boy for another year. I've only had it for 11 months due to shipping issues. Anyways internals is still ok not as good as the n5 but hey it works perfectly.

    - Android Central App. Remember courage is contagious.
    Greg C likes this.
    12-02-2013 07:54 PM
  8. Greg C's Avatar
    I'm sticking with this bad boy for another year. I've only had it for 11 months due to shipping issues. Anyways internals is still ok not as good as the n5 but hey it works perfectly.

    - Android Central App. Remember courage is contagious.
    Same here.... especially with the 4.4 update and possibly one more update. The specs of the Nexus 5 are better, but not so much so that I'm going to update to it from a phone I've only had for a year.
    12-02-2013 08:01 PM
  9. bulletmark's Avatar
    You should post this in the Nexus 5 section for a fairer discussion.
    You won't get a fair discussion there though. I have had my N5 for about a month now after having a N4 since Jan 2013. I have given the N4 to my wife but personally I feel the build quality of the N4 is a little more premium. The N4 with 4.4 and GEL gives you functionally almost the same phone anyhow, minus LTE/4G.
    12-02-2013 10:20 PM
  10. Tall Mike 2145's Avatar
    As soon as 4.4 actually works correctly, I'll re-install it on my N4.

    Beyond that, I have been exceptionally happy with my N4. I also don't live in or near an area that has LTE or is likely to get it for... who knows... 6 months? A year? More?... so there's no pressing reason for me to upgrade.

    Besides, I basically waited until the N4 came along to "upgrade" from my EVO 4G. I can afford to wait at least that long, if not longer, for my next upgrade. By then, hopefully LTE will be further refined, along with the power requirements for it, so that it will be as trivial to support as standard 3G and 3.5G are today. And, can you imagine the specs by then?

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-02-2013 11:28 PM
  11. anon5664829's Avatar
    As soon as 4.4 actually works correctly, I'll re-install it on my N4.

    Beyond that, I have been exceptionally happy with my N4. I also don't live in or near an area that has LTE or is likely to get it for... who knows... 6 months? A year? More?... so there's no pressing reason for me to upgrade.

    Besides, I basically waited until the N4 came along to "upgrade" from my EVO 4G. I can afford to wait at least that long, if not longer, for my next upgrade. By then, hopefully LTE will be further refined, along with the power requirements for it, so that it will be as trivial to support as standard 3G and 3.5G are today. And, can you imagine the specs by then?

    Posted via Android Central App
    You are far more patient then me. I can't wait that long between phones. Although my interest is shifting to Motorola the easy root and such of the Nexus draw me back in.

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-03-2013 01:00 AM
  12. someguy01234's Avatar
    You are far more patient then me. I can't wait that long between phones. Although my interest is shifting to Motorola the easy root and such of the Nexus draw me back in.

    Posted via Android Central App
    But what about bootloader? Personally I never buy a device if I don't know I can't unlock the bootloader. The Moto X doesn't seem to have alot of roms. Although I stick with stock nowaday, having lots of devs is an assurance. I might have to get the Moto G for family members though since it's so cheap.

    I used to switch phone every month. Now I don't even want to change from the Nexus 4 since stock Android is so good and I can't see myself using Touchwiz or Sense or any other third party layouts anymore.
    12-03-2013 01:39 AM
  13. anon5664829's Avatar
    But what about bootloader? Personally I never buy a device if I don't know I can't unlock the bootloader. The Moto X doesn't seem to have alot of roms. Although I stick with stock nowaday, having lots of devs is an assurance. I might have to get the Moto G for family members though since it's so cheap.

    I used to switch phone every month. Now I don't even want to change from the Nexus 4 since stock Android is so good and I can't see myself using Touchwiz or Sense or any other third party layouts anymore.
    Yeah that's what I meant. The unlockability of the Nexus lineup tempts me back all the time. I just want a really want good speakers, awesome camera and great battery life on the next Nexus phone. The those 3 things were the downfall of the Nexus 4 IMO otherwise it is perfect

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-03-2013 01:59 AM
  14. someguy01234's Avatar
    Yeah that's what I meant. The unlockability of the Nexus lineup tempts me back all the time. I just want a really want good speakers, awesome camera and great battery life on the next Nexus phone. The those 3 things were the downfall of the Nexus 4 IMO otherwise it is perfect

    Posted via Android Central App
    I think by the next Nexus we will get a great camera since the current is decent, it has been progressing since the Nexus 4.

    As for good speaker you have to think about which manufacturer have good ones and they eventually end up working with Google next. Oppo and HTC come to mind for good speakers. I don't have high hope since no Nexus phones ever had great speakers.

    Battery life is going to be the same, Google doesn't seem to care for big batteries.

    I would like Asus or Oppo to make a Nexus next. I actually don't think it will be a Motorola because Google might not want to show that they're monopolizing, but who knows, I wouldn't mind Motorola good reception and battery life, better too if made in US.
    12-03-2013 02:11 AM
  15. anon5664829's Avatar
    I think by the next Nexus we will get a great camera since the current is decent, it has been progressing since the Nexus 4.

    As for good speaker you have to think about which manufacturer have good ones and they eventually end up working with Google next. Oppo and HTC come to mind for good speakers. I don't have high hope since no Nexus phones ever had great speakers.

    Battery life is going to be the same, Google doesn't seem to care for big batteries.

    I would like Asus or Oppo to make a Nexus next. I actually don't think it will be a Motorola because Google might not want to show that they're monopolizing, but who knows, I wouldn't mind Motorola good reception and battery life, better too if made in US.
    I hope HTC makes the next Nexus actually.

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-03-2013 02:59 AM
  16. anon(5719825)'s Avatar
    I wasn't thrilled either. My N4 will be a year old in February and I really don't use it as my phone much anymore. I bought an iPhone 5S and will use that till whatever the next Nexus may be. None of the other Android phones interested me. If Samsung updated the OS in their phones at a reasonable rate, I may have gotten an S4. Owning iPhones and Nexus devices spoiled me with the fast updates.
    UJ95x likes this.
    12-03-2013 03:53 AM
  17. UJ95x's Avatar
    but hands down the Nexus 5 has better specs.
    Saying hands down is pointless because you can't argue that in any way
    12-03-2013 07:28 PM
  18. UJ95x's Avatar
    I hope HTC makes the next Nexus actually.

    Posted via Android Central App
    I don't think Google wants to work with another company that's losing revenue (Moto)
    12-03-2013 07:30 PM
  19. UJ95x's Avatar
    I wasn't thrilled either. My N4 will be a year old in February and I really don't use it as my phone much anymore. I bought an iPhone 5S and will use that till whatever the next Nexus may be. None of the other Android phones interested me. If Samsung updated the OS in their phones at a reasonable rate, I may have gotten an S4. Owning iPhones and Nexus devices spoiled me with the fast updates.
    Moto X is like a mix between the N5 and iPhone 5S
    12-03-2013 07:33 PM
  20. anon5664829's Avatar
    I don't think Google wants to work with another company that's losing revenue (Moto)
    Doubt it. I expect to see HTC as the next manufacturer I would be shocked if they aren't

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-03-2013 07:58 PM
  21. Fairclough's Avatar
    You do know apple made a loss for almost ten years right?

    - Android Central App. Remember courage is contagious.
    12-04-2013 12:24 AM
  22. Sophos's Avatar
    I updated to the N5 and while I don't regret it I certainly agree the N4 felt more premium. I know it's silly but I particularly miss the way the N4s screen slightly rounded into the edge of the phone.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Fairclough likes this.
    12-04-2013 12:51 AM
  23. Fairclough's Avatar
    I miss your food posts Sophos. They always made me starve!

    - Android Central App. Remember courage is contagious.
    Sophos likes this.
    12-04-2013 05:35 AM
  24. Greg C's Avatar
    Saying hands down is pointless because you can't argue that in any way
    Looking for an argument?
    EleventhHour2139 likes this.
    12-04-2013 06:10 AM
  25. Greg C's Avatar
    I updated to the N5 and while I don't regret it I certainly agree the N4 felt more premium. I know it's silly but I particularly miss the way the N4s screen slightly rounded into the edge of the phone.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Do you think it was worth the upgrade? What was it about the Nexus 5 that you liked more than the Nexus 4? I do think the Nexus 4 looks better, but the Nexus 5 has some really nice specs.... plus it's the "latest and greatest." How is picture quality as far as the screen goes?
    12-04-2013 06:14 AM
26 12

Similar Threads

  1. Nexus 5, poorness or signal absence
    By marchino81 in forum Google Nexus 5
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 02-01-2014, 10:11 AM
  2. Nexus 5 history details battery
    By marchino81 in forum General News & Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-03-2013, 12:34 AM
  3. Moto X - Unlock code for At T
    By Ductman1 in forum Moto X
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-02-2013, 01:05 PM
  4. How to do "via Nexus 5" in facebook?
    By hell911 in forum Google Nexus 5
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-02-2013, 10:21 AM
  5. Nexus tutorial?
    By Podolsky in forum Google Nexus 5
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-02-2013, 09:27 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD