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25 reasons why the Nexus 4 is better than the iPhone

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By ap3604, Senior Member on 1st November 2012, 09:52 AM
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Nexus advantages:
1. $349 contract free >>> $649 contract free

2. Cheaper $299 contract free version >>> No cheaper version of latest gen phone

3. Google maps >>> Apple maps.

4. 3G radios for two different carriers >>> 3G radio for only 1 carrier

5. Customization of home screens >>> No customization of home screens

6. Notification LED >>> No notification LED

7. Quick Settings >>> No quick settings

8. Not needing a clunky program >>> Relying on iTunes

9. Widgets >>> No widgets

10. Ability to set default programs >>> No ability to set default programs

11. Company that preaches openness >>> Company that is closed minded

12. Voice to text even if you don' t have data >>> Always needing data to use voice to text

13. Gaming emulators >>> No emulators

14. File system >>> No file system

15. NFC >>> No NFC

16. Refund window of 15 minutes for apps >>> No refund window

17. Wireless charging vs No wireless charging

18. Photo sphere >>> Regular panorama

19. Industry standard micro USB >>> Proprietary lightning connector (Thanks Zurginator!)

20. Full updates >>> Feature-stripped updates (Thanks Zurginator!)

21. Customizable keyboard >>> Non-customizable keyboard (Thanks GiantJay!)

22. Android beam for super easy sharing of photos, videos, apps, and more >>> No android beam (Thanks coolbiza!)

23. USB-OTG to use with storage drives >>> No ability to work with storage drives (Thanks wurzelsepp3!)

24. Ability to easily root / flash roms >>> Jailbreaking getting harder and harder for hackers to accomplish over time (Thanks wurzelsepp3!)

25. Oh... and did I mention $349 contract free >>> $649 contract free? (with a $299 option if you want)

And of course I don't want to be biased in this thread so here are the iPhone advantages below...

iPhone advantages:
1. LTE >>> No LTE

2. CDMA + GSM options >>> Only GSM

3. Apple store customer service >>> Sending through mail for repairs

4. Easier to sell >>> Harder to sell (not as many people know the Nexus)

5. No thinking required >>> Thinking required (for the tech challenged)

6. 32 and 64 gb options available >>> 8 and 16 gb options only

7. Almost zero chance of malware >>> Very small chance of malware

8. More accessories >>> Less accessories (Thanks Zurginator!)

Washes:
1. OS smoothness (both are very smooth ever since project butter)

2. Housing materials (both have issues... soft aluminum scuffgate on the iphone but glass back on the nexus 4)

3. Amount of apps (both have tons of apps and all the major ones)

4. Non-removable batteries

5. Great IPS screens in HD

6. $199 price on contract

7. Fragmentation (both platforms have this now since 3gs, 4/4s, and 5 all have different resolutions for apps)

Personal preference:
1. Larger screen vs Smaller screen.



Did I miss anything?
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1st November 2012, 09:59 AM |#2  
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Nexus:
Micro USB >>> Lightning
Full updates >>> Feature-stripped updates

iPhone:
Camera (dunno how to do a >>>)
Accessories
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only reason
iphone sucks
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1st November 2012, 10:02 AM |#4  
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Nexus 4 advantages
Custom roms and rooting over jailbreak
Trail period on apps and I don't think apple does this?
Nexus 4 isn't contributing to evilness.
Keyboard.
People ask you what is that with a stunned look when they see it. At least with my GNexus and S2.
Some of the easiest integration with other devices. This is more a a android thing though.
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Originally Posted by ap3604

Nexus advantages:
1. $299 contract free >>> $650 contract free

2. Larger screen >>> Smaller screen.

3. Google maps >>> Apple maps.

4. 3G on two carriers >>> 3G on 1 carrier

6. Customization of home screens >>> No customization of home screens

7. Notification LED >>> No notification LED

8. Quick Settings >>> No quick settings

9. Not needing a clunky program >>> Relying on iTunes

10. Widgets >>> No widgets

11. Ability to set default programs >>> No ability to set default programs

12. Company that preaches openness >>> Company that is closed minded

13. Voice to text even if you don' t have data >>> Always needing data to use voice to text

14. Gaming emulators >>> No emulators

15. File system >>> No file system

16. NFC >>> No NFC

17. Refund window of 15 minutes for apps >>> No refund window

18. Wireless charging vs No wireless charging

19. Photo sphere >>> Regular panorama

20. Industry standard micro USB >>> Proprietary lightning connector (Thanks Zurginator!)

21. Full updates >>> Feature-stripped updates (Thanks Zurginator!)

22. Customizable keyboard >>> Non-customizable keyboard (Thanks GiantJay!)

23. Oh... and did I mention $299 contract free >>> $650 contract free?

And of course I don't want to be completely biased in this thread so here are the iPhone advantages below...

iPhone advantages:
1. LTE >>> No LTE

2. CDMA + GSM options >>> Only GSM

3. Apple store customer service >>> Sending through mail for repairs

4. Easier to sell >>> Harder to sell (not as many people know the Nexus)

5. No thinking required >>> Thinking required (for the tech challenged)

6. 32 and 64 gb options available >>> 8 and 16 gb options only

7. More accessories >>> Less accessories (Thanks Zurginator!)

Washes:
1. OS smoothness (both are very smooth ever since project butter)

2. Housing materials (both have issues... soft aluminum scuffgate on the iphone but glass back on the nexus 4)

3. Amount of apps (both have tons of apps and all the major ones)

4. Non-removable batteries

5. Great IPS screens in HD

6. $199 price on contract

7. Fragmentation (both platforms have this now since the iPhone 5 has different resolution)


Did I miss anything?

A lot of these things you listed are subjective, or aren't a core feature of the phone, but a core feature of Android.

1. Definitely.
2. Subjective, some people prefer smaller screens. (Not me.)
3. Yes.
4. Not even sure.
5. 5 Isn't even here LOL.
6. Part of Android.
7. Yes.
8. Yes.
9. Yes & no. For some people on this planet, simply dragging and dropping is as hard as climbing a tree covered in oil with bugs all over it.
10. Android again.
11. Android again, again. But a favorite.
12. True, no to mention Google is innovative, and likes to step into new ground. If you notice how RIM (Blackberry) is doing, that's Apple. Soon, iOS will be nothing but washed up, but Google will continue to move into the future with innovations, like attempting to standardize NFC and including wireless charging.
13. Android.
14. Android, again.
15. Android, again, again.
16. I know, awesome.
17. I didn't even know this, holy. Android, but awesome.
18. I love this.
19. Android 4.2, but none the less awesome.
20. Hands down, a good one.
21. Eh, half/half on this one.
22. Android, but good.
23. YES, It's pure gold.

Now the reason I posted this is because it's not cool to hate on Apple, and say that Android/Nexus 4 is a king. It's all based on opinion and what works, and the reason I stress this is because a part of this community is very biased. Try to stay open minded with tech, cause tech works for an audience of people. And for what's fair, the iPhone has the simple menu style layout, which is easy for 6 year olds, or 60 year olds.
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5. 5 Isn't even here LOL.

Damn I'm caught!

Just was making sure you guys were paying attention

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Now the reason I posted this is because it's not cool to hate on Apple, and say that Android/Nexus 4 is a king. It's all based on opinion and what works, and the reason I stress this is because a part of this community is very biased. Try to stay open minded with tech, cause tech works for an audience of people. And for what's fair, the iPhone has the simple menu style layout, which is easy for 6 year olds, or 60 year olds.

I agree. I use a 4s for the last year now and love it, but I will most likely be changing to the Nexus 4. I'm not bashing it at all and the iPhone can definitely work's for a huge # of people based off of the sales figures, I just wanted to make a thread detailing some of the advantages of the Nexus 4 over the iPhone for those on the fence between the two and not sure.

I also tried to be as objective as possible but I guess everything is subjective to personal opinions so I went with my own on a few that I thought the majority here would agree with (such as larger vs smaller screen).
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Originally Posted by ap3604

Damn I'm caught!

Just was making sure you guys were paying attention



Yeah, I use a 4s for the last year now and love it. It definitely work's for a huge # of people based off of the sales figures, I just wanted to make a thread detailing some of the advantages of the Nexus 4 for those on the fence and not sure. Not bashing anything just thought it might help someone on the fence decide.

That's a good thing . I wasn't implying you were, my bad .

Er, yeah I can't go back to the iPhone anymore. Just doesn't cut my techness.
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I do not know about nexus, but my SII have sharing files over bluetooth and iPhone only for hands free...

Big thing since im using it constantly to share photos with friends.

Cheers!!

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universal microUSB vs lightning cable...
wireless connectivity to TV too in nexus 4..
nexus 4 also has support for wireless charging...
also it has multiple lockscreen (like multiple homescreens) and widgets on lockscreen.
and dont forget Google Now. it has learned my university timins, my traffic schedules, my time table and my flights...

mind = blown
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Nexus 4 advantages
Custom roms and rooting over jailbreak

There might not even be a Jailbreak for the Iphone 5...


other Nexus 4 advantages:

USB OTG: ability to connect USB-Drives, Keyboards, Gamepads...
Miracast --- air play mirroring (we can't say wich one is better, but I guess the miracast adapters are going to be cheaper and it's an Industry standard)
fully functional Bluetooth >>> crippled Bluetooth
Ability to "tune" the hardware for example overclocking, undervolting ...
true multitasking >>> fake multitasking
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I only need one reason, it runs Android. I will pick any Android phone I've used over an iPhone.

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