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Should I Buy the Nexus 4 or Wait for the Galaxy S4?

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#1 RavenMarion

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 06:58 PM

Recently I have found that many people are asking such a question: Should I Buy the Nexus 4 or Wait for the Galaxy S4? Yes, it is also the question bothering me lots. The Nexus 4 is currently one of the best Android smartphones on the market and the device has won countless hearts of the fans. While Samsung Galaxy S4 is the most anticipated high-end mobile in 2013 and it is an extremely viable option for someone looking to buy a smartphone now. So, which phone to buy? No decision? Maybe below reasons could help you make a stand! 


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Reasons to Buy the Nexus 4 

  • Cheap Off-Contract Price
Certainly the most attractive point on Nexus 4 is its unlocked price through Google Play Store. While most high-end phones are tagged with $500+ off-contract price tags like iPhone 5, Google just sells the Nexus 4 for $299 for an 8GB and $349 for a 16GB model. 

Those prices of Nexus 4 are virtually unheard of in the world of unlocked smartphones and that is also the big reason why the mobile flew off the shelves soon. If you are unwilling to break the bank and sign up for a 2-year agreement with a carrier, Nexus 4 is the solid choice. The Galaxy S4 will almost certainly come with an expensive off-contract price point. 


  • First to Updates 
The obvious benefit of a Nexus phone is that the device will receive major Android updates and Android bug fix updated before devices not called Nexus. Galaxy S4, just like its brother S3, will get the update quite later. 
 
  • Vanilla Android 

Another benefit is that the Nexus 4 comes with a stock version of Android, meaning that the device is a pure Google Android experience, untouched by a manufacturer. Instead, the Galaxy S4 will likely be outfitted with Samsung's Nature UX software. Anyone looking for the cleaner software experience will want to look closely at the Nexus 4. 

 

  • Premium Specs 
Nexus 4 sports a large 720p display, which delivers great experience while watching all kinds videos on it. It also comes equipped with a camera that is on par with iPhone 5's, a quad-core processor which bodes well for use in the future and a battery supplying high quality battery life. 

Yes, Galaxy S4 will likely blow Nexus 4 out of the water from a specs standpoint, but for you don't care about next-gen tech, the Nexus 4 definitely works as an option. 


  • Built-In Wireless Charging 
Beyond the basic hardware specifications is one smaller feature that should be enticing to you. The Nexus 4 comes equipped with built-in wireless charging, which means that you could use it in conjunction with a dock to charge without wires. It’s not confirmed yet but it’s looking like Samsung will not be offering built-in wireless charging with the Samsung Galaxy S4 and will instead look to sell a wireless charging kit separately from the device. Those looking to wirelessly charge with less hassle will want to look closer at the Nexus 4. 

  • Easy to Customize 

The last component of a Nexus device is the fact that it comes easily rootable and with an unlocked bootloader. The Nexus 4 is extremely easily to customize with ROMs, skins and more. Samsung is generally good about keeping its devices rootable and unlockable, however, those looking to snag the phone on Verizon will likely come into contact with an encrypted bootloader. So, those looking for personalizing their smartphone easily may want to consider the Nexus 4 route. It’s the easiest route and safe travels are guaranteed.

 

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#2 Danny1234

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 08:05 PM

Actually, now the rumors of the Nexus 5 are very hot, maybe people will choose one from Nexus 5 and Galaxy S4.



 


#3 Injest

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 04:25 PM

Galaxy S4, no question



#4 webbjames

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 08:07 PM

The Samsung galaxy s4 will be my choice. Nice design, super specs, a lot of new features.



#5 Jive Turkee

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 02:47 PM

Depends on your budget and carrier of choice


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#6 crazed00

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 09:00 AM

Nice info, and good points to consider.