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Ditch S4 over N5?

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3rd August 2014, 03:26 PM   |  #1  
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Hello, xda'ers!

I have a fairly simple question. S4 is my first smartphone and I love it. At first I hated it because of TW, but now I converted it to basically a GP edition with Danvdh's ROM. Very smooth, haven't seen any lag since the day I flashed it.

The only thing why I'm considering N5 is because of its future proofness. (SD800, A330 instead of S4's SD600 and A320). I consider myself between average and power user. I like to game here and there and so on.

-Non-removable battery
-No SD slot
-Smaller battery
-Weaker camera
+Way better specs
+Constant updates straight from Google
+Ability to flash Android L and better dev support (i guess)

It all comes down to this: I want N5 because of better specs, updates, dev support and that's it. I've read many articles on these both devices and haven't clearly decided yet, because most of them go for N5 even with all the cons I mentioned. For me, battery life and SD slot (if it's 16GB version) is the most important.

How many of you guys have ditched S4 over the N5? Could you please share your experience and whether if you regret it?
3rd August 2014, 04:04 PM   |  #2  
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The specs aren't that much better. There's kind of half a generation between them. The One plus would be a more logical step up

Also we only have 9 months left of official updates on the N5. Not sure what you mean by "constant updates". It doesn't get constant updates. It gets fast updates. But not constant. It only gets the minor updates. E.g it got 4.4.2, 4.4.3, 4.4.4. It got nothing in between

It has good developer support but after 9 months when no one is officially updating the official drivers, its going to be like any other unsupported device.

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3rd August 2014, 04:11 PM   |  #3  
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I just suggest you to wait for a while

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3rd August 2014, 05:17 PM   |  #4  
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How is your experience with the N5 so far? And battery specificly?

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3rd August 2014, 05:18 PM   |  #5  
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How is your experience with the N5 so far? And battery specificly?

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Its fine. In every respect

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3rd August 2014, 08:38 PM   |  #6  
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Its fine. In every respect

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I have an opportunity to sell my S4. I'd rather go with OnePlus, but I can't get the invite.
What was your previous phone before N5?
Would you recommend me N5 over S4?
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I have an opportunity to sell my S4. I'd rather go with OnePlus, but I can't get the invite.
What was your previous phone before N5?
Would you recommend me N5 over S4?

I had an S3

I cannot recommend any phone over any other phone to some one else as the things I like about it are completely subjective buy I will say for me, I would definitely not want an S4 and would prefer the N5

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3rd August 2014, 10:28 PM   |  #8  
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Originally Posted by Ritvars

I have an opportunity to sell my S4. I'd rather go with OnePlus, but I can't get the invite.
What was your previous phone before N5?
Would you recommend me N5 over S4?

Go to the s4, i337, general forum and look for index,, all things at&t........... Read that carefully. It'll give you a good indication what you can and can not do with the s4. If you like custom roms and like to mess around with your phone the n5 is a better choice. The s4 has a locked bootloader and you can only use safestrap as a recovery

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3rd August 2014, 10:37 PM   |  #9  
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Go to the s4, i337, general forum and look for index,, all things at&t........... Read that carefully. It'll give you a good indication what you can and can not do with the s4. If you like custom roms and like to mess around with your phone the n5 is a better choice. The s4 has a locked bootloader and you can only use safestrap as a recovery

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I have international i9505 with unlocked bootloader.

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3rd August 2014, 10:43 PM   |  #10  
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I have international i9505 with unlocked bootloader.

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Then that makes the decision more difficult. It's really up to you

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