I'm a bit stuck. I really need a new phone soon, since I have my prehistorical Sony Ericsson K770i for four years now, and it's almost falling apart. So I have been looking for phones with the best Android experience, but two came out of that: the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the LG Nexus 4.
The problem is that I can't choose which one I should take. The Nexus 4 isn't available in my country (yet?) (The Netherlands), but it is a better phone than the Galaxy Nexus. On the other hand, a Galaxy Nexus is more affordable and I am able to buy it in lots of places here. And I know for sure that IÂ´ll get a 2 year warranty for the Galaxy Nexus, but IÂ´m not so sure about that with the Nexus 4.
So maybe you can help me figuring this out. Which one should I choose? Or perhaps some other phone is better?
Answer by ItsDaveyB · Dec 18, 2012 at 02:28 PM
I'd choose the Nexus 4, simply because its a great phone. It'll be supported by Google for longer than the Galaxy Nexus. The build quality on the Nexus 4 seems a lot better and the overall experience is generally smoother. I think you'd be happier with the Nexus 4.
Answer by JordanV · Dec 20, 2012 at 05:06 AM
If you need a new phone NOW then don't wait for the Nexus 4. Go buy yourself a used Galaxy Nexus. It is still a great phone and has official support from Google unless the warranty is void. If not supported by Google, it will be supported by the community for a very long time. (Need I remind everyone of how someone got ICS working on the G1?) Every Nexus phone has a lot of custom ROM and developer support.
Like I said, find a cheap GNex, and just use that! Its still a great phone, I have one. The build quality isn't great, but its made out of plastic, and you have a better chance of the galaxy nexus not breaking than the Nexus 4 when dropped.