- 09-17-2014, 03:41 AM #1
Should I upgrade my Nexus 4 and which device should I buy?
I currently have a nexus 4 and am having some problems with it. I'm thinking about upgrading and like the lg g3 (a friend has the g2 and loves it)
I was also thinking about the nexus 5 (or 6). I currently am used to stock android 4.4.4 and have a gear live.
If I go to an lg how does it compare to stock with an lg skin?
What might I miss not being on KitKat (or L)?
The lg appeals for the screen size, screen quality, camera and expandable storage
- Best AnswerSep 25 2014 | 10:14 am EDT
- 09-17-2014, 03:58 AM #2
You definitely have options...
The Nexus 6 is coming... But it won't be until October probably and there is a lot of unanswered questions / rumors surrounding it. My guess is it will be Motorola this time, but I could be wrong.
The LG G3, from everything I've read, is a pretty damn nice device. Jumping to a 5.5 inch screen will be a bit of a change from your nexus 4, but I assume you have already thought of this. I've never had a non-nexus LG device, so I'm not sure how quick they are on getting out the latest Android updates.
Another option which I don't know if you've considered is the new Motorola Moto X (2014). No expansion memory (no SD slot) and a bit smaller battery than the G3 may not be ideal fit your requirements though. On the plus side, Motorola has shown to be committed to getting the latest Android updates out fast, so there shouldn't be any worry when "L" comes out.
- 09-17-2014, 06:12 AM #4
My birthday is November anyway so it makes sense to wait.
I've been pretty happy with my nexus 4 until recently when the BT started playing up and the battery is running down much faster. Its rare to make a full day anymore.
I could raise a ticket with google again but not sure I can be bothered with the hassle. Its still in warranty but I bought it as a cheap taster to android and didn't really expect to keep it (I was a die hard apple guy before) so now might be time to move on.
I'm avoiding Samsung as my kids have Samsung tablets and I don't like their implementation of android (if that's the right word)
I like my stock nexus!!
I'll wait and see what the nexus 6 brings but I'm hoping for a bigger screen and camera. I've seen some pics taken on the g2 and am very impressed. Larger capacity or even better expandable (if it works correctly. My kids Samsung tablets I have a big issue with that I can't move apps to the SD card which is a pain. )
I have 16gb on my nexus and find I have to manage storage whereas with 32gb I would be less worried.
And while I'm on a wish list. Wireless charging with a stand so phone can be used as a clock on a night stand whilst charging
And laser beams. (For scaring people....not focussing a camera)
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- 09-17-2014, 02:03 PM #6
Yea... I'm actually considering that new moto x myself, but I'm going to wait for the Nexus announcement. Up to you, of course... B-Day is a good "get out of jail" excuse with the wife for buying a new device tho, I'd imagine .
From past experience (and Google's stance on these things), I can almost certainly tell you that the new Nexus 6 will NOT have expandable storage (SD) or a removable battery. This is just the way of the Nexus really.
The Qi charger depends on the device, of course, but the leaving it on as a clock or whatever as it charges is an option in Android 4.4 called "Daydream" . Most any 4.4 should have this unless the manufacturer took it out for some reason.
09-17-2014, 08:15 PM #7
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i have a nexus 5 and absolutely love it...this is after having a note 3...
im hearing the nexus 6 is going to be up in price from the 5 so if buying outright is where your at, jump on the 5 while its still available...
if your going on contract (or even buying out, its not a huge spike) i really like the specs / look of the moto x 2014
keep us posted on what ya get and your results with it!
- 09-18-2014, 02:20 AM #8
Just a little heads up for those considering the 5 over the 6 or any of the other options.
- 09-18-2014, 02:51 AM #9
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- 09-19-2014, 08:49 AM #10
Definitely favouring the g3 at the moment. Normally would go for smallest capacity and add SD card but the jump in RAM to 3gb on the 32 GB model is a consideration. (Plus extra cost of SD card etc)
Does anyone have any thoughts on whether the jump in ram is worth paying the extra for?
I'm not going to get this till mid November so a new nexus might also be on cards.
- 09-19-2014, 04:25 PM #13
The disconnect from my watch is nowhere near as bad as before my reset but annoying nonetheless.
Will see what google suggest. If they cant fix it its an excuse to get the G3!!!
- 09-20-2014, 04:39 AM #14
One more thing, if your not making a purchase until November... I would definitely keep an open mind towards a new Nexus device that should be released by that time.
- 09-24-2014, 09:05 AM #15
I thought I had resolved the battery issue with deleting a rogue app.
I've noticed that I've been off charge for 5h 13mins and am down to 34% battery. The biggest usage at 17% is screen time (1h 26 mins)
Strava used 10% with 1h 6 mins GPS usage)
I still feel like it never used to be as bad as this for battery life.
On another note I played with a g3 in store yesterday and I really like it. Its massive without being, well...massive!
- 09-25-2014, 06:33 AM #18
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- 09-25-2014, 01:16 PM #22
As pk points out, once you get a few out in the wild and can show a certain level of demand, your manufacturing options may change for the better. So, they will hopefully open it up in the future.
- 09-29-2014, 08:33 AM #23
Good (ish) news on my nexus issues. Google are going to replace it for me. I say "ish" as I was hoping to use this as an excuse for new lg g3 phone not now though. Boo!!!
That said. A nexus 5 is not to be sniffed at!!!
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