1. Maguroninja's Avatar
    I have been spoiled by my Galaxy Nexus and was hoping you all could help me figure out the ideal upgrade. It is still a great phone but compared to the phones now, it has its dilemmas and delays. I have been using the 16GB Galaxy S4 for about a week. I thought it would be easy upgrading from a 2 year old phone, but I have my likes and dislikes about the S4 and I am stumped whether I should return it and wait for a different phone. I definitely like how much more powerful this new S4 is compared to my old gNex. But I don't like how it feels in my hand. I could definitely keep using my gNex for a while longer if a phone with my preferences has been, will be, or is rumored to be released.

    I am on Verizon and most likely will not be switching to a different carrier. I do a family plan and upgraded to S4 at $199 for two years. Is there going to be a phone released on Verizon where I can do a two year contract for a phone between $100-$200? If I'm using it for two years I gotta like holding it.

    I am in LOVE with the S4's amazing camera quality and faster processor speed. I need a phone with a better camera for those nice pictures. I need a phone with a stronger processor to play my apps smoothly.
    I really preferred the simplicity of my Galaxy Nexus.

    I would prefer a phone closer to stock android, I use Nova launcher anyway so I don't need the bells and whistles of Touchwiz.
    I like the feel of the Galaxy Nexus. I don't really like the flimsy, plasticy feel of the Galaxy S4

    I prefer a phone with an easily swappable battery; have 2 spares for my gNex and love going 0 to 100.
    I noticed when I type there isn't a red underline under words that I have misspelled like in my gNex. What happen to this amazing function? Also, what happened to the WIFI toggle that appears next to the GPS, Sound, Bluetooth, now it is in a section called ongoing?
    I do not like the capacitive home button. It isn't that big of a deal, just not used to pressing a button.

    I don't really need a phone with an expendable memory storage (i.e. microsd), however I heard that updates are being made so APPs can be run off an external memory storage? If so.. then I guess this would be a bonus. I do need a phone that has at least storage where half the memory is not filled up with critical system files. 16gb so low!

    Getting updates directly form Google instead of Verizon is also a nice consideration.
    Suggestions appreciated:
    Nexus 5? Is it going to be released on Verizon?
    Motorola X? What is this exactly?
    GE Samsung Galaxy S4? I just recently saw this. What is this Google Edition?
    07-30-2013 02:56 PM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I have been spoiled by my Galaxy Nexus and was hoping you all could help me figure out the ideal upgrade. It is still a great phone but compared to the phones now, it has its dilemmas and delays. I have been using the 16GB Galaxy S4 for about a week. I thought it would be easy upgrading from a 2 year old phone, but I have my likes and dislikes about the S4 and I am stumped whether I should return it and wait for a different phone. I definitely like how much more powerful this new S4 is compared to my old gNex. But I don't like how it feels in my hand. I could definitely keep using my gNex for a while longer if a phone with my preferences has been, will be, or is rumored to be released.

    I am on Verizon and most likely will not be switching to a different carrier. I do a family plan and upgraded to S4 at $199 for two years. Is there going to be a phone released on Verizon where I can do a two year contract for a phone between $100-$200? If I'm using it for two years I gotta like holding it.

    I am in LOVE with the S4's amazing camera quality and faster processor speed. I need a phone with a better camera for those nice pictures. I need a phone with a stronger processor to play my apps smoothly.
    I really preferred the simplicity of my Galaxy Nexus.

    I would prefer a phone closer to stock android, I use Nova launcher anyway so I don't need the bells and whistles of Touchwiz.
    I like the feel of the Galaxy Nexus. I don't really like the flimsy, plasticy feel of the Galaxy S4

    I prefer a phone with an easily swappable battery; have 2 spares for my gNex and love going 0 to 100.
    I noticed when I type there isn't a red underline under words that I have misspelled like in my gNex. What happen to this amazing function? Also, what happened to the WIFI toggle that appears next to the GPS, Sound, Bluetooth, now it is in a section called ongoing?
    I do not like the capacitive home button. It isn't that big of a deal, just not used to pressing a button.

    I don't really need a phone with an expendable memory storage (i.e. microsd), however I heard that updates are being made so APPs can be run off an external memory storage? If so.. then I guess this would be a bonus. I do need a phone that has at least storage where half the memory is not filled up with critical system files. 16gb so low!

    Getting updates directly form Google instead of Verizon is also a nice consideration.
    Suggestions appreciated:
    Nexus 5? Is it going to be released on Verizon?
    Motorola X? What is this exactly?
    GE Samsung Galaxy S4? I just recently saw this. What is this Google Edition?
    Your questions off the bat:
    1. Nexus 5, probably not. Verizon has made their opinion of Nexus phones clear. THey like locking and encrypting bootloaders, where Google likes leaving them easily accesible.
    2. Moto X: Motos first flagship phone after the Google acquisition. Looks to be a wonderful device.
    3. S4 Google Edition: Basically an S4 with nearly pure Android on it. Because there is little bloatware and no gimmick features, the available memory for a 16 GB is higher. Not available for Verizon.
    srkmagnus likes this.
    08-03-2013 10:02 AM
  3. whtchdr's Avatar
    Verizon will be receiving the Moto X, the new Droid line, and the HTC One this month. From initial reviews of the Moto X, it has been praised for how well it fits in the hand and for being user friendly. Of all these phones, none will allow MicroSD expansion, but the Droid Maxx and HTC One will offer 32GB of internal storage. I would hold off on making your decision until the end of this month, when all of these phones will have been released and you will have the opportunity to try them out/read reviews of them. I currently own the Verizon S4 and plan to pick up the Moto X because I prefer the closer to stock Android look and feel along with the smaller form factor.
    08-04-2013 09:58 AM

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