1. sconrad308's Avatar
    OK, so I'm thinking about getting a new in box Galaxy Nexus but for about $150 more I could get the Nexus 4. I'm leaning towards the Galaxy Nexus, partly because I really like the look and the fact that I could get either a bigger battery or multiple batteries to always keep it charged up. I'm also thinking that by saving the extra money then when the next Nexus phone comes out later this year, I could buy it if I feel the need. With the Nexus 4 selling for more than it retails for on Google that seems like a bad investment to me.

    How much longer with the GNex get updates? Will it get 5.0?

    Any thing else I should consider?
    01-24-2013 04:09 PM
  2. Lanhoj's Avatar
    I own both & if you can get a NIB GNex for a good price, go for it. What's the price?
    I'm fairly confident it'll get KLP though if not officially it'll definitely be available through a ROM soon after.

    The only advantages IMO to the N4 over the GNex is the camera & quad-core. While quad-core is definitely a big improvement, not sure if it's worth the 150$ difference you're talking about.

    So I'd say go with the GSM GNex...or if you can get it on the cheap, get an S3.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    01-24-2013 04:19 PM
  3. sconrad308's Avatar
    I own both & if you can get a NIB GNex for a good price, go for it. What's the price?
    The price is $300. The cheapest I've really found right now for the N4 is $450 or so. I know it is in short supply but for $100 or more than retail seems wrong to me. If I was just that desperate for a N4 I would just wait until they come back in stock on the play store rather than overspend.

    I thought about the S3 but I can't find one for hardly less than $400 unless it is majorly used.
    01-24-2013 05:18 PM
  4. Lanhoj's Avatar
    For 300$ NIB I say go for it.

    You'll be in good shape to buy the Nexus 5 at the end of the year if needed.
    01-24-2013 05:29 PM
  5. pontiac005's Avatar
    I am definitely interested in the N5, but not too interested in upgrading to the N4. If you are looking for something with a better camera and you need the speed, I would go for the N4.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    01-24-2013 06:24 PM
  6. sconrad308's Avatar
    I don't figure that I will need the quad core or better GPU at this point. I don't usually play many games and the ones I do are usually just little time killers and not things like need for speed or anything major like that.
    01-24-2013 06:56 PM
  7. npark2012's Avatar
    The difference is about 1 second between the n4 and the galaxy nexus. It's not a big enough reason to upgrade from a nexus to a n4. And from what you've mentioned it seems a galaxy nexus will suit you better than a n4. With the ability to change batteries and all. I'm not sure when google will stop updating the nexus but I'm sure it will be long enough before you consider getting another phone anyways so you don't need to worry about it. I hope that helps.
    01-24-2013 07:25 PM
  8. tube517's Avatar
    I would go GNex at this point. I got mine for dirt cheap (Swappa, nearly brand new) and haven't regretted it. Also, the ability to change batteries is big for me. I carry a couple of spare ones because I need the juice all day. No time for charging for me.
    01-24-2013 07:59 PM
  9. sconrad308's Avatar
    I looked at Swappa too, just looked again and they don't have any right now. No big deal though. Unless something changes in the next few days, I'll be back probably looking for help with it. I'm excited to be coming back to Android for my phone.
    pontiac005 and tube517 like this.
    01-24-2013 08:16 PM

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