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Hi again,

This is where I really embarress myself.

I have come to the end of my phone contract and currently have htc wildfire.

I was looking to get another htc and then came across the Nexus 4 which is meant to be the dogs doodahs of a phone, I do control my music from my phone via sbt and mpdroid but find it a bit clunky, I put this down to its age (2 years!!) I also use internet, ebay, maps etc..... when I'm on the move but find its ok until I see what other peoples phones do but I am ok with it, it's only a phone and this technology still staggers me.

I then saw the Nexus 7 which is cheaper than the 4, has a larger memory and I think has a better processor, I think it would do all the stuff I need at home with regards to using my phone and could double as a mini laptop and a second screen for when I watch f1 and possibly many more things if I had it and would be useful on train journeys as well.

So I am thinking I would be better off keeping my old phone and getting a Nexus 7 over a Nexus 4 as it will easily out perform the Nexus 4.
Is this a correct assumption ?

I realise for many of you this is probably so obvious but I really struggle with this stuff, hifi I get I only have to listen, everything else tekkie throws me so apologies in advance.

Thanks again for reading any replies appreciated embarassed

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RE: Nexus 4 or Nexus 7

I kinda agree. I was shot down in another post for wanting a phone to make phone calls. Something modern phones seemingly do less well. The n7 is brilliant for the money IMO. U can tether from the phone if the tab is not on wifi. Each to his/her own I guess.

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Shanka wrote:
Hi again, This is where I really embarress myself. I have come to the end of my phone contract and currently have htc wildfire. I was looking to get another htc and then came across the Nexus 4 which is meant to be the dogs doodahs of a phone, I do control my music from my phone via sbt and mpdroid but find it a bit clunky, I put this down to its age (2 years!!) I also use internet, ebay, maps etc..... when I'm on the move but find its ok until I see what other peoples phones do but I am ok with it, it's only a phone and this technology still staggers me. I then saw the Nexus 7 which is cheaper than the 4, has a larger memory and I think has a better processor, I think it would do all the stuff I need at home with regards to using my phone and could double as a mini laptop and a second screen for when I watch f1 and possibly many more things if I had it and would be useful on train journeys as well. So I am thinking I would be better off keeping my old phone and getting a Nexus 7 over a Nexus 4 as it will easily out perform the Nexus 4. Is this a correct assumption ? I realise for many of you this is probably so obvious but I really struggle with this stuff, hifi I get I only have to listen, everything else tekkie throws me so apologies in advance. Thanks again for reading any replies appreciated embarassed

You have it the wrong way round!

The N4 has better CPU, GPU and more RAM than the 7.

I have both but find myself actually using the tablet less since getting the 4.

The 7s screen is obviously better for media 'consumption' but the 4 is better in just about every other aspect including portability imo. I wouldn't for example want to be carrying (even a small tablet like the Nexus) around everywhere + a phone.

For me the tablet is a stay at home device that really now only gets used for reading books/magazines, watching the odd bit of TV/Movie and surfing that saves booting up my laptop.

Tablets dont make very good remotes either imo, due to their size making it a two handed operation, so prefer to use the phone for that too.

If was a choice between one or the other, the phone wins for me.

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Completely agree with daveh75.

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RE: Nexus 4 or Nexus 7

Shot down again! I'm not unhappy with that tho. Guess its all down to use. I find my Ace is too small to Google etc and only use my tablet on wifi or very rarely tethered. The phone is in my pocket and the tablet at home or in my briefcase. All down to useage and screen size. Sorted??

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Hi,

Wow that is very interesting I must have got it totally wrong then, very glad I asked, I thought the extra memory would be better with the 7, shows what I know !!
Don't know if I should feel more or less of an a*se.It at least confirms my total lack of knowledge on such matters.

I wouldn't be carrying the tablet around , just the phone, the tablet would generally stay at home but if the phone has the better processor that will smooth out the functionality I guess. The screen is bigger than my current phone so should be an improvement there as well.

I have seen from other posts it is best to get it some protection, I would also be going for the 8 version (cheaper) but thanks again for the info.
I take it those who have the Nexus 4 are very happy with it ?

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Hi,

Wow that is very interesting I must have got it totally wrong then, very glad I asked, I thought the extra memory would be better with the 7, shows what I know !!
Don't know if I should feel more or less of an a*se.It at least confirms my total lack of knowledge on such matters.

I wouldn't be carrying the tablet around , just the phone, the tablet would generally stay at home but if the phone has the better processor that will smooth out the functionality I guess. The screen is bigger than my current phone so should be an improvement there as well.

I have seen from other posts it is best to get it some protection, I would also be going for the 8 version (cheaper) but thanks again for the info.
I take it those who have the Nexus 4 are very happy with it ?

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Shanka wrote:
Hi, Wow that is very interesting I must have got it totally wrong then, very glad I asked, I thought the extra memory would be better with the 7, shows what I know !! Don't know if I should feel more or less of an a*se.It at least confirms my total lack of knowledge on such matters.

Probably down to pedantry on my part to be fair. But memory = RAM. What you're referring to (I think) is storage which obv. has no impact on performance.

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I wouldn't be carrying the tablet around , just the phone, the tablet would generally stay at home but if the phone has the better processor that will smooth out the functionality I guess. The screen is bigger than my current phone so should be an improvement there as well. I have seen from other posts it is best to get it some protection,

Dont get me wrong the 7 is still an excellent bit of kit, but for me its for media consumption at home, for everything else i prefer the phone.

Your usage/preferences may be different

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I take it those who have the Nexus 4 are very happy with it ?

Absolutely!

Had various droids now and the 4 is by far the best i've owned to date, and free of the OEM bloat/tweakery the likes of Samsung and HTC add,  the N4 with vanilla JB is slick...

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I would recommend you go for the 16GB one for only £40 extra. You'll be surprised how quickly 8GB fills up, and there is no option to expand storage.

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Using Nexus 4 to type this and never had a phone so powerful and easy to use.

Love the nexus 7 but this phone is amazing. Particularly the slide text input.

 

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Using Nexus 4 to type this and never had a phone so powerful and easy to use.

Love the nexus 7 but this phone is amazing. Particularly the slide text input.

 

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daveh75 wrote:
free of the OEM bloat/tweakery the likes of Samsung and HTC add

I like HTC Sense though. In a bit of a quandary about my next phone, due for an upgrade next week, I'd like to stick with HTC but I either want 64Gb or 32Gb with SD card slot (I've got a 32Gb micro-SD in my DesireHD at the moment that has a lot of music on it), ideally LTE (I can't use it yet but on a 24 month contract it doesn't seem to make sense not to), large screen and decent processor.

Trouble is I'm on o2 and the only network offering a phone that covers that lot is EE and I don't know if I can be bothered to switch, I don't want to change my number again (I know you can transfer it but...). Then there's the fact that HTC are likely to announce their new phone fairly soon (Madrid show I think?) where we'll find out what the UK will be getting (as we don't seem to be getting the Butterfly series or Droid DNA that the US have). Guess I'll have to wait for a bit.

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daveh75 wrote:
free of the OEM bloat/tweakery the likes of Samsung and HTC add

I like HTC Sense though.

So did I (up until Sense 4 on the One X), and would argue that Sense and the like were necessary on older versions of Android, but it's matured a lot now and with JB completely unnecessary.

I couldn't go back now...

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Stoopid bloody forum....

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Stoopid bloody forum....

? Whassup?