What phone should I get: the Nexus 4 or the iPhone 4s (not the iPhone 5, because its too expensive)? I'm having second thoughts for the camera of both phones and also the internal storage.
I'm also concerned about the apps that I can have with either of the two. I mean, are there more apps available for the iPhone 4s or the Nexus 4?
Please help me decide. Thanks! :)
Answer by Fish · Dec 10, 2012 at 01:00 PM
It all comes down to what OS you prefer. Use both and make your decision. We all have our personal preferences. If camera is a concern for you look at sample images online. Being in a phone it won't be great anyway and please avoid looking too much at megapixels.
Answer by JordanV · Dec 10, 2012 at 10:14 PM
Most of the major apps are available on both platforms. You don't really have to worry about apps too much in that regard. I believe the App Store and Play Store have very similar amounts of apps.
The cameras are very good on each phone, though I'm not sure how the Nexus 4 camera compares to the 4S'.
Honestly you are buying into an ecosystem. More important questions you should be asking are will an Android or iOS device better integrate into my life and my devices I already own? If you already are invested in an ecosystem, such as having an iPod Touch or iPad, go with that ecosystem.
Answer by ryebread761 · Dec 10, 2012 at 10:19 PM
"I'm also concerned about the apps that I can have with either of the two. I mean, are there more apps available for the iPhone 4S or the Nexus 4?" No. No. No. You should not be looking at how many apps of available but the quality of apps. At the end of the day, who are we to tell you which phone to get. That's up to you.
Answer by Simpletechguy · Dec 11, 2012 at 04:06 PM
Both OS app stores are very different:
Apple: -Check for bugs, viruses and malicious software before putting the apps on the app store Therefore this means high quality apps They also have more paid apps compared to free ones
Android: -Lets anyone and everyone put apps on the Play Store. Therefore some low quality apps However, don't be put off by this because not all apps have bugs and from all the apps I have tried 9 times out of 10 apps are absolutely perfect. An upside is there are more free apps and sometimes an equivalent app on the Apple App Store which you have to pay for can be found for free on the Play Store. I have noticed this a lot.
In terms of the phone's themselves both have very high build quality. Both have very good specs. One thing I have to say (and I am not having a go at Apple) but the Iphone 4s is quite 'old' now. Obviously it was only released a year ago but in the technology world everything is sped up twice as fast meaning new devices released 6 months ago are 'old' so to speak. Obviously the Nexus 4 is the 'newer' device but that said the 'Nexus 5' is supposedly on the horizon!
The plus for both devices and especially the nexus is their updates. Apple are obviously very, VERY good at pushing updates whereas Google not so much for NON-NEXUS devices. Nexus devices are the first to get the updates no matter what network you are on.
One downside I have found with my Ipad 3 is the Apple maps! Obviously there has been a lot of controversy over this. So if you use google maps regularly, well then you will be slightly disappointed.
The main thing I think is the price. The nexus 4 is probably the best phone at the sim free price point it is at! Iphone 4s is still relatively expensive considering it was released a year ago.
Overall, I would choose the nexus 4 simply because I have both Apple and Android products and I just feel that Apple's OS is very restricting as there are not many customization options. Obviously if you're not that type of person there is no need to worry. But bottom line I prefer the nexus 4.
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