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RE: Nexus 4 or Nexus 7

Hi

Saw a Nexus 4 in the flesh today at a shop and had a little play with it, I can only say that it does seem very slick as stated earlier in how it moves between things, it is a bit longer than I thought so I will need to get the bumper as will poke out of some pockets, I am a smidge worried about how robust these are.

I dropped my little htc down the stairs of a bus and it survived that but took a few days to return to full working order.

I believe I need a micro sim for this as well from reading an other post.I guess i have a normal sim in my htc, it is the same as I have had in my previous phones.

 Is my typing is getting worse or does the site keep dropping letters ?

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RE: Nexus 4 or Nexus 7

daveh75 wrote:

The_Lhc wrote:

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...

Completely agree. I loved HTC Sense, but their phones of late have been problematic. My HTC Sensation gave me a lot of grief. Playing with Nexus 4, I really think it's better than HTC Sense. Besides, I would personally buy the phone @ £280 outright & go for a SIM only deal like Giff Gaff. Far cheaper than going for a 24-month contract.

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1) Nexus 4 is a bit fragile and will need a case to protect it.

2) Yes, you will need a micro SIM. You can either get a SIM cutter or ask your network provider to send you a micro SIM. They'll send you one for free.

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word to the wise: a little birdie tells me the Nexus 5 is just around the corner and that LG have infact stopped manufacuring the Nexus 4. 

The little birdie is my incredibly pro-google colleague. He may be wrong, however.

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SnowyJohn wrote:

word to the wise: a little birdie tells me the Nexus 5 is just around the corner and that LG have infact stopped manufacuring the Nexus 4. 

The little birdie is my incredibly pro-google colleague. He may be wrong, however.

I've been hearing about it since a month. These rumours stem from here:

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/422990/20130111/lg-nexus-4-buy-price-supply-successor.htm

Personally, I don't think it's possible (at least not so soon), for 2 reasons:

1) Goggle won't release 2 models within 6 months of each other. And Google isn't making any profits by selling these.

2) The success of Android depends on manufacturers that support the platform. Google won't attempt to steal the limelight away from Samsung's Galaxy S4, HTC etc.

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BB - agreed.

You would normally only bring out a new model if you had saturated (or nearly saturated) your existing customer base and currently that is untrue as demand far exceeds supply.

Or if you were under threat from a superior competitor - again not really the case as the only close competiton costs far more and is arguably less competent currently.

I would wager that a 32Gb version is the next release and an update to Jelly Bean.  Since the Nexus 4 has a near 5" screen the naming convention of a Nexus 5 would be tricky as well.

Just my two pence worth.

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Re:HTC Sense. Conversely I think it's better since 4.0.

 

I have also tried vanilla as my Desire One X is rooted, and I agree it's good, but I always miss the rather fantastic clock and weather widget that HTC keep to themselves. And yes, I've tried the so called replacements and they are not in the same league. Now running Viper ROM.

 

As to the OP.

 

It's a tricky question. My next tablet and phone may very well be Windows, but if I was going Android, which I still might, I would get a bigger phone and an even bigger tablet.

I'm thinking of the fantastic sounding new Sony Z (which is apparently available at £450) with its 1080P full HD screen, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage and microSD.

Then I'd add to that the Google Nexus 10. Smile

Windows...I'd be tempted with a lowly Nokia 820 and a Dell XPS or Lenovo Yoga!

 

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fr0g wrote:

I'm thinking of the fantastic sounding new Sony Z (which is apparently available at £450) with its 1080P full HD screen, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage and microSD.

And waterproof! Blum 3

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bigboss wrote:

fr0g wrote:

I'm thinking of the fantastic sounding new Sony Z (which is apparently available at £450) with its 1080P full HD screen, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage and microSD.

And waterproof! Blum 3

 

No to mention high quality 13 mpix cam! Hmmm, 

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fr0g wrote:

bigboss wrote:

fr0g wrote:

I'm thinking of the fantastic sounding new Sony Z (which is apparently available at £450) with its 1080P full HD screen, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage and microSD.

And waterproof! Blum 3

 

No to mention high quality 13 mpix cam! Hmmm, 

And you can safely take it with you to powder your nose ROFL

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