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Is the N4 Really that powerful?? Some comparisons...

CoMaToast

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Ok, Regardless of how negative I might come off on the N4, just ignore it, as I just ordered one yesterday ;) BUT, It seems that for the typw of CPU and GPU this phone has there are many out there that trump it in actual testing, IP5, GS3, and even the optimus G, which is odd, because it is technically the same phone, correct?

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Google Nexus 4 vs. Samsung Galaxy S III: Fan favorites - GSMArena.com



Now I am currently on AT&T and have been for 12 years, but the $100 a month bills are too much right now, and I think its actually ridiculous , so Im going pre paid, and the N4 seemed to be a much better choice than going with a factory outdated phone from Straight talk, Virgin, Boost etc.. Just by comparison, how will this N4 compare to my current IP4? Im hoping much better, but for some reason, it seems the performance is not matching the Numbers and what the phone should do..


Ive seen lots of vids on how the s4 and HTC One will absolutely destroy this, but thats not the comparison here.. So Im just curious as to how all of the N4 users like theirs, and how they compare to previous higher end smart phones ??

Thanks :)
 
I don't care about benchmarks or whatever to be honest. The fact is the phone takes everything I throw at it (no matter how unfair it is) and just shrugs it off.

Also I feel like the quad core configuration messes up some of these results.

Either way the phone looks great and its nothing overdone, just a quality phone and great software.. Ive been with Att and IPhone for many years, ( about 6 on the IP, and 12 w ATT ) SO its gonna be a big change going to pre paid, and a Android phone, so I hope I made the right choice.. Im sure Ill miss the simplicity of the Iphone, but hopefully Will get over it quick :)


Seeing everyone rave about this phone is making me more excited , but then I realize its 2-3 weeks before it even gets shipped :(
 
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if you compare iPhone 4 to N4 it will probably be like day and night! i switch from Galaxy Nexus which is identical to N4 in terms of software and day to day usage(calls,sms,mail few apps not gaming) and i can tell that N4 is a step forward in performance.. definitely works faster. Those high end phones will be priced and priced over $650 vs $350 or if you not concerned about storage its 650 vs 300/ And i personally see nothing in those high end phone worth extra $350. N4 is the most ideal and optimal choice for a phone..
 
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I believe there is a lot of controversy on what phone is better and which one is not. When it comes down to the fact that all these high-end devices are able to handle the majority of the apps without a problem any phone should be able to suit anyone. The only difference would be how they physically look and that is what makes people buy them (other than they are great phones!).
 
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I came from a One X and the difference is night and day. The OneX was slick, but the Nexus 4 flies and is easily the best phone I've ever owned.

Obviously, the build quality on the One X was better (that's not faulting the N4, just the One X is better) and I'd prefer more storage, but it's still an awesome handset.

Regarding the shipping time, both my Nexus 4 & Nexus 7 said they'd take a couple of weeks to arrive, but I got them both within a week. :)
 
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I came from a One X and the difference is night and day. The OneX was slick, but the Nexus 4 flies and is easily the best phone I've ever owned.

Obviously, the build quality on the One X was better (that's not faulting the N4, just the One X is better) and I'd prefer more storage, but it's still an awesome handset.

Regarding the shipping time, both my Nexus 4 & Nexus 7 said they'd take a couple of weeks to arrive, but I got them both within a week. :)

Ha, Yea thats what I am hoping for too!! I understand the demand is High, but Im just hoping they put 2-3 weeks on there for a little extra time if needed ..


WEll, since Im here I guess Ill just ask lol

Being a newb to droids, Can someone point me in the direction of a good how to for setting the phone up, Gmail acct, Transferring music, pics, video, movies, to the phone and visa versa? Itunes made it to easy for me, and since Im not a big phone techy, I might need a lil help :D


Also post up any good Apps, Games, Programs etc to download

Thanks again everyone!!
 
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Ha, Yea thats what I am hoping for too!! I understand the demand is High, but Im just hoping they put 2-3 weeks on there for a little extra time if needed ..


WEll, since Im here I guess Ill just ask lol

Being a newb to droids, Can someone point me in the direction of a good how to for setting the phone up, Gmail acct, Transferring music, pics, video, movies, to the phone and visa versa? Itunes made it to easy for me, and since Im not a big phone techy, I might need a lil help :D


Also post up any good Apps, Games, Programs etc to download

Thanks again everyone!!

you can use Airdroid app just drag and drop files (music/pics/docs). There's lots of way to manage your android phone. iTunes is nice but android is far more open. No coding required and no special software tied up.
 
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Ha, Yea thats what I am hoping for too!! I understand the demand is High, but Im just hoping they put 2-3 weeks on there for a little extra time if needed ..


WEll, since Im here I guess Ill just ask lol

Being a newb to droids, Can someone point me in the direction of a good how to for setting the phone up, Gmail acct, Transferring music, pics, video, movies, to the phone and visa versa? Itunes made it to easy for me, and since Im not a big phone techy, I might need a lil help :D


Also post up any good Apps, Games, Programs etc to download

Thanks again everyone!!

If you registered the phone to a Google account it's already setup for gmail. :) I've found it easier to adjust gmail on the desktop which will sync to the phone assuming that the change is a mobile feature.

As for transferring media, the process is simple. Plug in phone, copy files. Done.

If you want to eliminate the plug in step, then download AirDroid and do everything wirelessly.
 
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I came from a One X and the difference is night and day. The OneX was slick, but the Nexus 4 flies and is easily the best phone I've ever owned.

Obviously, the build quality on the One X was better (that's not faulting the N4, just the One X is better) and I'd prefer more storage, but it's still an awesome handset.

Regarding the shipping time, both my Nexus 4 & Nexus 7 said they'd take a couple of weeks to arrive, but I got them both within a week. :)

I have an N4 and a One X and wondered why you thought the One X build quality was obviously better?

I disagree, there is nothing special about the One X Polycarbonate at all. Also the back of the One X looks a mess, it is a finger print trap.
 
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I wouldn't say that the N4 blows the GNex away. I kept my GNex for a while and had to use it while my N4 was repaired. I was surprised at how little going back to the GNex bothered me. The screen difference was the main thing, the GNex is over saturated and grey tends to look a little green.

I don't bother looking at benchmarks, in reality the N4 handles everything I do fantastically but I think in terms of the Nexus line it's the smallest update increment yet.
 
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I have an N4 and a One X and wondered why you thought the One X build quality was obviously better?

I disagree, there is nothing special about the One X Polycarbonate at all. Also the back of the One X looks a mess, it is a finger print trap.

It just feels a much better, more solid and expensive phone. I love the polycarbonate and much prefer it over the cheap feeling plastic back of the N4.

The shiny, glitter effect makes the N4 feel like a toy IMO.

All down to personal taste I suppose, I just think the One X feels a more solid piece of kit.
 
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Yea that was super quick!! WEll Now I have to head up to Best buy and pick up a micro sim, and I might actually have them just activate it up there, since Im porting a # over.. Ive had AT&T forever, So do I just need the Account password and Acct #? If We actually have to talk to ATT over the phone , it might not work, since my Phone is under my moms account.. We both are on single plans, as we live in different places, but we are both on the same acct..


Now just gotta find a car charger and a bumper/case, as I dont recall seeing alot of N4 accessories at the local B&M stores
 
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Yea that was super quick!! WEll Now I have to head up to Best buy and pick up a micro sim, and I might actually have them just activate it up there, since Im porting a # over.. Ive had AT&T forever, So do I just need the Account password and Acct #? If We actually have to talk to ATT over the phone , it might not work, since my Phone is under my moms account.. We both are on single plans, as we live in different places, but we are both on the same acct..


Now just gotta find a car charger and a bumper/case, as I dont recall seeing alot of N4 accessories at the local B&M stores

Was your phone an add-on to her plan or vice versa? Whoever is the listed as the primary account holder must authorize the porting of the number. It would hurt to try, but it might get dicey.
 
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Was your phone an add-on to her plan or vice versa? Whoever is the listed as the primary account holder must authorize the porting of the number. It would hurt to try, but it might get dicey.


Yep I was added on to her acct, but I do have the last 4 of her social, and can access online and over the phone with that, most of the time
 
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