05-23-2013 06:13 AM
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  1. osubeavs728's Avatar
    I am confused. How much more powerful in terms of specs will the next Nexus be compared to the Google S4. It seems like to me the S4, spec wise is superior to the N4 and also would be on par with the next Nexus device. So if someone was the buy the S4 wouldn't they be be better off in the long run when running the next couple versions of Android. I would be tempted to but the Google S4 if it was on Verizon.....verrrrrry tempted.
    I would say that depends on who is made by... But we do know there is a possibility the next Nexus could have the snapdragon 800 Instead of the 600
    05-21-2013 11:17 AM
  2. slackerjack's Avatar
    Why not the Nexus 4? That's pure Android and high-end hardware.

    Sent from my pure Google Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    I'd argue all day long that the Nexus 4 was never high end focused and certainly shouldn't be considered that against the likes of the HTC One or GS4 that exist today. Thermal throttling issues, weak camera, and a good (read:not great) screen along with performance disadvantage in the 30-50% rang (depending on the test) all point to the nexus 4 seated squarely in the midrange segment. This isn't a bad thing...clearly the price offsets it...but cutting edge...not by a mile

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    05-21-2013 11:24 AM
  3. slackerjack's Avatar
    Well, then some of us believe that it doesn't make *financial* sense to spend $300 extra to buy hardware that is only a little better than the Nexus 4 (although I would very much quibble with the idea that N4's hardware is "midrange" - it certainly wasn't six months ago). It doesn't mean that it doesn't make sense, just not financial sense. You have other considerations, which are entirely legitimate, but the fact is a better option is available for those who are more pocket conscious.
    Six months ago is six months ago....in technology terms...its a generational gap....and largely irrelevant to comparing the two. But for arguments sake...if we look at like form like devices....I'd argue (purely on the basis of performance) that at the price point... The gs3 is now a better value than the nexus 4 (comparing the 16gb version for clarity...since... you'd have to be insane to buy the 8gb version. Mind you I'd factor in screen to.. But still... The gs3 was a monster for its time... Especially the exynos version

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    05-21-2013 11:34 AM
  4. yfan's Avatar
    Six months ago is six months ago....in technology terms...its a generational gap....and largely irrelevant to comparing the two. But for arguments sake...if we look at like form like devices....I'd argue (purely on the basis of performance) that at the price point... The gs3 is now a better value than the nexus 4 (comparing the 16gb version for clarity...since... you'd have to be insane to buy the 8gb version. Mind you I'd factor in screen to.. But still... The gs3 was a monster for its time... Especially the exynos version
    Well then I have to cop to insanity. I have owned an 8GB Nexus 4 since late November, and I am incredibly happy with it. I had a 16 GB Galaxy Nexus before and never used more than half the storage, so 8 GB is more than adequate for me. I take a lot of pictures but they are all instant uploaded to the cloud. I don't have music on my phone, as when I listen to music, it's mostly through Pandora (plus I have all my music uploaded on Play Music). And I'm not a gamer. So I saved $50 (plus tax), have access to all my files and data anywhere over the cloud, and I like it that way. If that makes me insane, sign me up.

    My point with respect to the hardware was that while hardware improves rapidly, the six-month-old hardware doesn't start costing less. Six months from now, you can bet Samsung is not going to drop the price of the GS4, the Google Edition or the Touchwiz version. But even by today's measures, phones that have similar hardware as the N4 cost way more than the N4 from Google Play. Heck, the buy the Nexus 4 from T-mobile and you will pay $150 more for the exact same model (the 16 GB) than at the Play Store.
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    05-21-2013 12:17 PM
  5. slackerjack's Avatar
    Ah but on the same token the price of the gs3 has dropped and will drop in another 6 months...if you want a real Apple's to Apple's (forgive the pun) then it's the gs3 against the nexus 4. The nexus 5(?) Will compete with the gs4...as it'll be in a similar ballpark performance wide.

    Posted via Android Central App on my shiny new Galaxy S4
    05-21-2013 03:34 PM
  6. slackerjack's Avatar
    And I'm sorry if I insulted you...wasnt my intention...I just meant that the average consumer would do better with the 16gb...you are s great target customer for the nexus mentality...I'll argue all day long that the average consumer its not reliant on the cloud as much as guys like you and I

    Posted via Android Central App on my shiny new Galaxy S4
    05-21-2013 03:36 PM
  7. The Hustleman's Avatar
    As much as I love the Nexus 4, mostly for its pure Google experience and the price, I also have to say that:
    The battery sucks
    The phone overheats
    The back is cool but it breaks easily, in fact mine broke in the case

    I had to return it, mostly because of the battery which is not even replaceable.
    So it's great phone for the price but it's for from the s3, s4,htc one, and even some other phones (oppo, sony, etc.) have better specs.

    So for the price it's unbeaten but the price isn't everything..
    If you are a geek, check these forums twice or more per day, there's a good chance the s4 Google edition is tempting.



    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    I've heard several stories about how bad the build quality is on the Nexus 4.

    I really don't want to believe them but people are making it hard not to

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    05-21-2013 03:54 PM
  8. rubi76's Avatar
    I've heard several stories about how bad the build quality is on the Nexus 4.

    I really don't want to believe them but people are making it hard not to

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    And the interesting thing is, I love the Nexus 4! It was the best phone I ever had!

    Sent from my Nexus
    05-21-2013 10:03 PM
  9. Lanhoj's Avatar
    I've heard several stories about how bad the build quality is on the Nexus 4.
    ...
    My only complaints are the camera & battery.

    I can't really fix the camera issues (hopefully Nexus 5 will). However, for the battery I recently bought a thing that turns my Z10's battery itself into an external battery...at least it's getting use now, LoL.
    05-21-2013 11:41 PM
  10. gorwani12's Avatar
    I feel Google edition S4 is worth it
    05-23-2013 06:13 AM
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