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I'd like to know which android smartphone is better overall, the Nexus 4 or the Galaxy S3? I'm considering selling my S3 and buying a Nexus 4 as i'm really not happy with the battery life on my S3 which i currently have to keep on power save settings to try get a working days worth of battery life making it sluggish to use and screen quality poor at best. But i've read that the Nexus 4 get's a couple more hours battery out of it than the S3. But what other benefits would i get from the switch over?

One other thing that kinda bugs me is the phone is too thin, yes too thin! When i sit down at any kind of angle or on the sofa i have to watch my phone doesn't slip right out of my pocket which happens much too often!

asked Nov 19 '12 at 17:22

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edited Nov 20 '12 at 20:29

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The S3 hands down. It's the Samsung Android flagship phone that everyone knows and loves. The Nexus 4 had potential but LG fucked it up by leaving out key features like a SD card slot and no removable battery.

answered Nov 19 '12 at 17:32

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i'd not so fussed about the SD cart slot tbh, since i got a Nexus 7 i've migrated my music and vids to that so 16GB is more than enough for the apps i have installed on my phone or will likely install in the future. As for removable battery, i guess that is a concern repair wise :/

(Nov 19 '12 at 17:36) mutley2209 mutley2209's gravatar image

Yeah, I mean that's good for you but for me, I like to have my music on hand. So that 32GB SD Card I bought a few months ago came handy so many times when I didn't have any cell service. The battery well, some people can handle it but the heavy users will hate that they can't switch out the battery like that.

(Nov 19 '12 at 17:39) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

Leaving out the SD Card is literally a requirement for being a Nexus device, The removable battery is kind of a meh, but as long as it lasts through a day or more with heavy usage I'm fine with it.

The main kicker to me is no Verizon, but I understand that, Verizon is a horrible company, it's a shame they are the only ones with decent coverage near me.

(Nov 19 '12 at 17:46) Zbob750 Zbob750's gravatar image

See I'm looking to switch to Verizon on my friend's legacy plan (he might switch it to my name), but the thing is I get barely any service in my room and if I do, I sound like a robot on the phone.

That SD card is a big mistake, I mean more plans are going away from unlimited (Sprint doesn't count, their speeds are more closer to EDGE speeds). I'd hate it if more people went that way and got out the SD card.

(Nov 19 '12 at 17:55) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

It makes a lot of sense from a design perspective, not having to worry about what is where is a boon for UI/UX.

It does piss off a lot of power users though.

(Nov 19 '12 at 19:30) Zbob750 Zbob750's gravatar image

is the battery life on the Nexus 4 better than the S3? As that's the main motivator to switch for me personally however other benefits would make the decision easier :p

(Nov 20 '12 at 18:25) mutley2209 mutley2209's gravatar image
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Last updated: Nov 20 '12 at 20:29