Nexus 4 and Nexus 10: what our writers think

Nexus 4 and Nexus 10: what our writers think
When it comes to technology, or anything else in life, everyone has their own opinion. No two people are completely the same, and what is cool for one person can be simply boring for another. We at PhoneArena are completely aware of that fact and that is why we always try to maintain a well-balanced opinion, representing the views of the general audience as much as possible.

Still, every writer in our team has their own, personal view of the things we're dealing with everyday in the mobile industry. In this post we wanted to share with you how each of us sees the recently-announced Nexus 4 smartphone and Nexus 10 tablet. Since these are two of the hottest devices right now, we're sure that it'd be interesting both for you and us to see what we have to say about them...

Related phones

Nexus 4
  • Display 4.7" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2100 mAh(15.3h talk time)
Nexus 10
  • Display 10.1" 2560 x 1600 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 5 Dual, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 9000 mAh



1. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012


4. denied911

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2012

he thinks apple is God ray nexus devices are guideline to OEMs did you see LG Prada 3.0 ? very pretty as nexus 4 is think before you write anything "small group of geeky users" yep like 68% of smartphone users even my mother said that android is very logical and easy and it is first phone that she can send sms from

10. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

True. Google is moving in the direction that Ray described. While Apple stuff may arguably have a better design, thay do not have 'killer specs'. Apple's specs can be easily surpassed by other OEMs.

63. Hemlocke unregistered

Name one tablet that has surpassed the iPad, and one phone that has surpassed the iPhone 5...take your time.

67. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

tablet:Galaxy tab 10.1, galaxy tab 7.7, galaxy note 10.1, amazon kindle hd, nexus 7, nexus 10, most other android tablets phones: galaxy s3, note 2 ,note, s2, most other android phones.

85. djangosp2

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 31, 2012

Tablet: Asus Transformer Pad Infinity, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 Phone: LG Optimus G, Lg Nexus 4 Samsung Galaxy SIII, HTC J Butterfly AKA HTC Droid DNA

11. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Exactly, its nice to see a different design and feel every now n then rather than using a 5 year old ecosystem and design.... BTW, I had to change my comment or else I wud have been banned but u got the point right ! ;)

22. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Ray has always been definitely pro-apple. Ray what game are you talking about? Better specs mean better functionality not to mention android has a kiler ecosystem! Granted apple's eco may be more advanced at this stage but android ecosystems are compatible with Windows which 88.14% of the pc owners use! For example if I have to keep two phones I would go in for an android and windows phones with an android tablet because they can work great with my windows pc as both these ecosystems are compatible with each other! Ray are you telling us that Apple products sold as many as they have because of their fashionable design? Please! Apple customers are not that shallow...everyone looks for a mix of style and functionality and Google is giving just that with the Nexi devices!

26. Ray.S

Posts: 456; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

I think the vast majority of people buying iPhones does not use much of the phone's functionality. Not that there's anything wrong with that, of course, just saying.

28. Aeires unregistered

+1, probably right about using the full features. I'd say a lot of Android users don't use all their features either.

30. Retro-touch unregistered

I have to wholeheartedly agree with this, most people use the basic functions and Apple does them very well, though Android is now entering the realm of pure excellence by giving fluidity, options, great design and great pricing

64. Hemlocke unregistered

What Android device, of any type, features "great design"? I'm guessing you like Kia cars if you think that loads of cheap-feeling plastic evokes "great design."

72. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

One X, LG Nexus 4, Xperia TL, Droid RAZR HD MAXX to just name a few. And no, I'm more of a Lexus guy. Kia Sonata 2012 has a beautiful design btw.

75. housry23

Posts: 136; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

Are you the same Hemlocke on XDA? If that's the case I know for a fact you like and own Android devices.

87. AndroidShiz

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 08, 2011

The LG Nexus has great design. I actually traded in my Mercedes GLK for a Sorrento SX. No regrets whatsoever. My Mercedes had just as much plastic. Then again the iPhone 3G/S also was mostly plastic, but no one complained because it was ......(wait for it) magical. People complain about plastic, yet plastic is designed into almost everything from medical equipment, to the most expensive cars. Please show me the latest plastics and how they're ruining our lives.

31. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Call me selfish, but i could care less what the majority uses as far as features. I really like where google is going, and I'm not the only one.

36. jeck77

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 09, 2010

68%? Where'd you come up with that number? You really believe that "geeky users" make up 68% of the smartphone market? Do you understand that there's over a billion smartphones being used in the world (​sage-tops-1-122000484.html)? So there are 680million users of smartphones that you would classify as "geeky users"? As someone once wrote on a tech blog, "Think before you write anything."

39. denied911

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2012

you have to read and think about 68% of smartphones sold are android so i make fun of rays 68.2%!!!!!!!!!!!!

61. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

I have a theory, Phonearena writers think that design of the galaxy nexus 10 sucks

2. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

For me, Nexus 10 + Note2 are the best couple ever.

49. easymomo

Posts: 91; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

Oh Yeah, I'm going to buy both of them.

55. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

imagine if they had kids

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Great phone and tablet, but its the prices that r the real killer.

23. rawkuss

Posts: 29; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

The hardware is where it is at. They are giving others a better choice to spend their hard earn money. The only reason why the prices seem great is because Apple prices are "normal" to the masses.

65. Hemlocke unregistered

Pay less money, and get less value. Makes sense. The iPhone 5 outclasses the N4 in every way, and aside from resolution, the iPad 4 destroys the N10.

66. ReddD

Posts: 37; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

so you're saying I should pay more money for less and get ripped off, then brainwashed to say its ok? The truth is that, if the iphone was priced competitively as the midrange phone that it is. no-one would have a problem with it, but Apple are greedy and want to charge ridiculous amounts of money for it.

70. Hemlocke unregistered

"Midrange"? The SGS3 is priced very close to the iPhone 5, but costs less to build. The iPhone 5 outperforms the Android flagship (by sales volume) in almost every measurable metric, so what does that make EVERY OTHER Android phone? What does that make Samsung?

68. aahmed215

Posts: 169; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

Are you ignorant? How does the iPhone 5 outclass the Nexus 4 in every way? Let's take a look... Hardware: - 1.5 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 v 1.2 GHz - 2 GB RAM v 1 GB RAM - 2100 mAh battery v 1440 mAh battery - 4.7' display v 4' display - NFC v no NFC - Rear camera is the same (though the Nexus 4 offers more software features) - Front camera: 1.3 MP v 1.2 MP Software: - Android 4.2 v iOS 6. Enough said! The only things iPhone beats it in is pixel density (very sligthly), 4G (but for a lot of people 4G isn't available), and a 32/64 GB storage option. So clearly, the iPhone 5 does NOT outclass the N4 in every way (not even in most ways). And for a superior device (both in hardware and software), you pay half the value.

69. Hemlocke unregistered

Hardware: - The iPhone 5 beats the N4 in more benchmarks - Useless, because Android requires more to even run - The iPhone 5 has better battery life - Size is a preference, not an advantage - LTE has more availability than NFC - The cameras may be the same, but the Optimus G has not been accorded to be in the same class - Same as above

73. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

-It doesn't take a powerful CPU to run an app launcher. The difference in speed in the 4S to the iPhone 5 is minimal. Android, on the other hand, when paired with Project Butter and a quad core CPU, makes the phone fly. -Same as above -Battery life on the Nexus should last all day thanks to the S4 Pro -Size is a preference, yes, but reading things from a tiny screen makes me cringe -I'm pretty sure Google is going to release a LTE model like they did with the Galaxy Nexus. Give it time. It took Apple almost two years to join in on the LTE fun. -I rather have camera options and features out of the gate than a simple option for HDR or "Panorama," which took a year. 360 Panorama > 180. -Android 4.2 is a good enough reason to explain why its better than iOS 6. It's so far ahead Apple has been playing catch up since 2010 and has failed to deliver users the true OS experience. Maybe next year in iOS 7 you might be able to change your keyboard. Anything else you want me to explain to you?

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