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Nexus 4 and Nexus 10: what our writers think

0. phoneArena posted on 02 Nov 2012, 08:57

When it comes to technology, or everything 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...

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posted on 02 Nov 2012, 09:03 5

1. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


posted on 02 Nov 2012, 09:06 11

4. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 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

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 09:15 3

10. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 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.

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 03:23

63. Hemlocke (unregistered)

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

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 04:59 4

67. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 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.

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 14:30

85. djangosp2 (Posts: 2; Member since: 31 Mar 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

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 09:16 5

11. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 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 ! ;)

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 09:51 3

22. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 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!

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 10:14 13

26. Ray.S (Posts: 383; Member since: 19 Jul 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.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 10:18 1

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.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 10:45

30. Retro-touch (Posts: 277; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

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

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 03:24

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."

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 08:17

72. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 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.

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 11:44

75. housry23 (Posts: 131; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)

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

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 05:47

87. AndroidShiz (Posts: 154; Member since: 08 Nov 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.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 10:45 1

31. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 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.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 11:05

36. jeck77 (Posts: 25; Member since: 09 Dec 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 (http://finance.yahoo.com/news/global-smartphone-u​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."

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 11:17

39. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)

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



posted on 02 Nov 2012, 18:25

61. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)

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

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 09:04 10

2. hung2900 (Posts: 965; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

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

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 13:51

49. easymomo (Posts: 91; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)

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

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 17:12 1

55. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)

imagine if they had kids

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 09:04 14

3. darkkjedii (Posts: 24340; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

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

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 09:58 2

23. rawkuss (Posts: 29; Member since: 02 Nov 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.

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 03:25

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.

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 04:23 1

66. ReddD (Posts: 37; Member since: 29 Oct 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.

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 07:09

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?

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 05:13 1

68. aahmed215 (Posts: 168; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)

Are you ignorant? How does the iPhone 5 outclass the Nexus 4 in every way? Let's take a look...

- 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

- 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.

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 07:07

69. Hemlocke (unregistered)

- 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

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 08:32 1

73. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 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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