Go Back   Android Forums > Android Forums Community > The Lounge
The Lounge We're all friends here. Hang out, kick your feet up and talk about whatever the heck you want!

New Forums: Nexus Player | Nexus 9
Like Tree32Likes
  • 5 Post By trophynuts
  • 1 Post By pbf98
  • 2 Post By AntimonyER
  • 5 Post By trophynuts
  • 1 Post By breadnatty08
  • 2 Post By Rxpert83
  • 1 Post By trophynuts
  • 4 Post By AntimonyER
  • 1 Post By NYCHitman1
  • 1 Post By Stinky Stinky
  • 2 Post By kevincott
  • 1 Post By kevincott
  • 1 Post By jhawkkw
  • 1 Post By jhawkkw
  • 1 Post By trophynuts
  • 2 Post By trophynuts
  • 1 Post By nickdalzell

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old June 28th, 2013, 08:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
trophynuts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: SouthEastern US
Posts: 5,624
 
Device(s): Iphone 6 Moto G LTE
Carrier: T Mobile

Thanks: 1,844
Thanked 1,885 Times in 1,207 Posts
Default **6 Month update with the Iphone 5**

Some of you may know that I was once a Guide here on AF which I enjoyed. In October of last year I decided to give the Iphone 5 a try. When I did that I felt that I probably shouldn't be a Guide any longer and PM'ed good ol Steven to say I was going to take a break from being a Guide for a while. Here is my 6 months of Iphone life update.



What made me swap you ask?
The Galaxy Nexus and Android did. First and foremost I had horrible luck with the GNex. I know a lot of people out there look at their GNex as the best phone they've ever had. However as we all know everyone's mileage
differs and personally for me it was the worst PoS i've ever owned. I also think the majority rules on the side of people not having the best time with the GNex. For me it was a combination of HORRIBLE SIGNAL which made
the VERY BAD BATTERY LIFE EVEN WORSE. I should clarify that my GNex was the VZW variant. I should also clarify that the GNex wasn't my first Android device. I cut my teeth on the DX which I also got on launch day and rooted and rom'd it as well as my wife's incredible. Before you start the comments of "dang trophy you should've rooted it". I did that. In fact I was the first in line at my local VZW store the day they came out. I went straight home, helped maintain the All Things Root forum that day and rooted and unlocked mine from day one. I tried several Roms and Kernels. NOTHING EVER MADE IT WORK AS A PHONE FIRST. Sure the battery life would get a little better, but that is it. It got to where everytime I mentioned something about battery life the answer was always " well turn this off well turn that off, turn location services off, turn LTE off if you don't need it blah blah blah"....Folks i'm sorry to tell you but that should not be the solution to battery life. My problems aside from the GNex were growing frustrations of Android in general. Why can't the Android team ever give firm dates for updates, meaning Android versions not dates it will arrive on devices? Why so many small incremental updates? What happened to making an update worth it? It was at this time that I realized I needed a break from it all......enter the Iphone 5.


I had already bought my wife one, because lets face it, the Iphones are more user friendly out of the box. I bought mine in October from my local Apple store. Black 64gb version for VZW. I should also note that I
already had other Apple products. Ipad, MBA, MBP, ipod. My first impressions of the I5 was ..."wow it fits in my pocket now" "hey i can reach the corner of the screen with my thumb when holding it with one hand and I don't have a fear of dropping it" and best of all. ....WOW THIS BATTERY LAST FOREVER.

Read this carefully....I did not turn one thing off besides bluetooth.. I never turn LTE off, I never turn ANY location services off for any apps and I leave wifi on constantly even if i'm not going to be in range of a wifi spot for hours at a time. First full day on a full charge it reached 26 hours on one charge. Yes I said 26 hours. Mind you that was including new phone-itis when everyone plays with a phone non stop when you first get it. I will try and fast forward the rest of this.

Pros:
Battery Life
Being unlocked and a frequent international traveler I have bought pre paid Nano Sims and popped it in and it worked like a champ
Signal
Form Factor
I didn't have to screw around with rooting and romming in order for it to be a phone
APP QUALITY
I STILL HAVE GOOGLE MAPS FOR NAVIGATION

Cons:
It was and still is hard for me to type on the smaller keyboard
Sometimes I do miss the bigger screen
non standard cable for charging
not being able to easily put it in silent mode. You only have ringer or vibrate unless you manually put it in "do not disturb" mode.


So there are things that I miss with Android. However the positives for me out weigh the positives and negatives that I had with the GNex. I can't stress battery life enough. Has my device slowed down over time? Sure but it's still smoother than my GNex was. Has my battery life decreased over time? Sure but I still easily stomp the GNex battery life in a mudhole. Some may say "why didn't you just try another device on Android"? My answer is because I needed a break because of all the frustration in general. Some of you will say " well I've never had a problem with any of my devices or my GNex is awesome and i get 20 hours on a charge easily"..ok that is fine if it works for you. I'm talking about my experience with it. Since making the move one thing that does frustrate me is this. The constant bashing on both sides of the fence. I know it will always happen and is entertaining at times but honestly if you have never used the other sides device for yourself for an extended period of time then you really don't know what you're talking about when you say " oh apple is stupid" "oh Android is better" "or I don't like the way Apple does this". It doesn't matter what you're friend told you about his experience with whichever device in question. It doesn't matter what you read on a blog site about some writer didn't like Apple or Android for this reason. It matters about personal experience and that is it. So have an open mind people. Make comments based on facts not rumors and ignorant thinking. If you tell me that the Iphone sucks because of whatever reason, the first thing I want to ask is " have you ever used one for more than a few weeks"? Most people probably say no to that. ...Face Palm.

The future for me. I do want to get back into the Android hobby, but not in a phone. I'm waiting on the Nexus 7 refresh and then i'll be back in the game to some extent. I AM looking forward to the IOS7 update. The Good thing with Apple is you KNOW they will push a major update every fall. Oh yeah guess what??....They update the phones when they want and VZW DOESN'T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE UPDATE PROCESS!!!!!!. Some of you will say well they stole features from Android and put them in IOS7. Ok so what? I don't care where they came from. I leave you with this.....


Have an open mind, Use whatever product works best for you no matter the brand. Be willing to give each side a chance.

Advertisements
trophynuts is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following 14 Users Say Thank You to trophynuts For This Useful Post:
AntimonyER (June 28th, 2013), breadnatty08 (June 28th, 2013), El Presidente (June 28th, 2013), funkylogik (June 29th, 2013), Granite1 (June 29th, 2013), iowabowtech (September 17th, 2013), kevincott (June 29th, 2013), mikedt (September 17th, 2013), pbf98 (June 28th, 2013), quest7 (June 28th, 2013), Steven58 (April 18th, 2014), teddyearp (August 13th, 2013), thermal (September 19th, 2013), WA_Bob (July 15th, 2013)
sponsored links
Old June 28th, 2013, 08:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
AF Contributor
 
pbf98's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: MN
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,099
 
Device(s): Galaxy S5 Droid Razr Motorola Triumph
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 104
Thanked 181 Times in 140 Posts
Default

That is the one thing I like most about apple, they decide when the phones are going to be updated, not your carrier. I think it should just be that way through out the phone market.

Good review from the dark side
trophynuts likes this.
pbf98 is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to pbf98 For This Useful Post:
trophynuts (June 28th, 2013)
Old June 28th, 2013, 08:43 AM   #3 (permalink)
AF Addict
 
AntimonyER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Statesboro, GA
Posts: 13,642
 
Device(s): Droid DNA, Nexus 7 16GB
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 5,041
Thanked 9,353 Times in 5,034 Posts
Default

Glad to hear you are happy trophy.

But stop trying to steal our members!

J/K!

I was in the same boat as you, horrible signal with GNex. But I switched to the Droid DNA and have never been happier! I will put it's signal strength against any other phone on Verizon
trophynuts and funkylogik like this.
__________________
Site Rules & Guidelines
Got some help? Hit Thanks!
See something you like? Hit Like!
See something you hate? Hit Report!
AntimonyER is online now  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to AntimonyER For This Useful Post:
trophynuts (June 28th, 2013)
Old June 28th, 2013, 08:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
trophynuts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: SouthEastern US
Posts: 5,624
 
Device(s): Iphone 6 Moto G LTE
Carrier: T Mobile

Thanks: 1,844
Thanked 1,885 Times in 1,207 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AntimonyER View Post
Glad to hear you are happy trophy.

But stop trying to steal our members!

J/K!

I was in the same boat as you, horrible signal with GNex. But I switched to the Droid DNA and have never been happier! I will put it's signal strength against any other phone on Verizon

lol if it makes you feel any better I haven't joined any Iphone Forums.
trophynuts is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to trophynuts For This Useful Post:
funkylogik (June 29th, 2013)
Old June 28th, 2013, 08:52 AM   #5 (permalink)
pain rustique
 
breadnatty08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: District of Columbia
Posts: 19,816
 
Device(s): LG G2, Moto G, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Nexus LTE, Nexus 7, HTC Flyer
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 6,446
Thanked 6,104 Times in 4,002 Posts
Default

Glad to hear your thoughts on it, Trophy.
I too am tired of the battery life on my Gnex, even with a brand new, extended battery.
Really am hoping Verizon will release a new phone this year with a Maxx like battery (I know the Note 2 and G4 are pretty beasty with battery life, just not ready for an upgrade).
But, like you said, I don't think I could move down to a smaller screen.
trophynuts likes this.
__________________
New to the forum? Check out the FAQ
Haven't signed up? Join the best Android Forum out there!
Sign up here
Site Rules and Guidelines
breadnatty08 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old June 28th, 2013, 09:06 AM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
trophynuts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: SouthEastern US
Posts: 5,624
 
Device(s): Iphone 6 Moto G LTE
Carrier: T Mobile

Thanks: 1,844
Thanked 1,885 Times in 1,207 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by breadnatty08 View Post
Glad to hear your thoughts on it, Trophy.
I too am tired of the battery life on my Gnex, even with a brand new, extended battery.
Really am hoping Verizon will release a new phone this year with a Maxx like battery (I know the Note 2 and G4 are pretty beasty with battery life, just not ready for an upgrade).
But, like you said, I don't think I could move down to a smaller screen.

Yeah there definitely have been compromises but for me it's been worth it so far. I too had the extended battery from VZW for my GNex which may have added an hour at best.
trophynuts is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 28th, 2013, 09:13 AM   #7 (permalink)
Dr. Feelgood
 
Rxpert83's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: MN
Gender: Male
Posts: 17,364
 
Device(s): Nexus 7, Nexus 5
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 14,850
Thanked 12,622 Times in 7,282 Posts
Default

The gnex had terrible battery life. That's just a fact of life. The current generation phones have amazing battery life. I had to get one serviced lately and ran a gnex for a few weeks and it was tough.


Glad you enjoy your iPhone. Android isn't for everyone (the same goes for apple)
trophynuts and funkylogik like this.
Rxpert83 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 28th, 2013, 09:15 AM   #8 (permalink)
Beware The Milky Pirate!
 
El Presidente's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Scotland
Posts: 27,305
 
Device(s): Xperia Z1, Nexus 7 3G, HTC One X, SGS3 Mini
Carrier: EE

Thanks: 14,363
Thanked 16,370 Times in 8,759 Posts
Default

Nice, honest insight.

Is your mind made up completely, you'll never get another Android phone?
__________________
Site Rules & Guidelines / Staff List / Ask the Staff
Want to bring naughty posts to our attention? Use:
Be respectful to each other - That's what we're all about.
El Presidente is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 28th, 2013, 09:16 AM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
trophynuts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: SouthEastern US
Posts: 5,624
 
Device(s): Iphone 6 Moto G LTE
Carrier: T Mobile

Thanks: 1,844
Thanked 1,885 Times in 1,207 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by El Presidente View Post
Nice, honest insight.

Is your mind made up completely, you'll never get another Android phone?
No I wouldn't say that. If the right device came out for VZW and had good enough reviews i would go back.
funkylogik likes this.
trophynuts is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 28th, 2013, 09:20 AM   #10 (permalink)
AF Addict
 
AntimonyER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Statesboro, GA
Posts: 13,642
 
Device(s): Droid DNA, Nexus 7 16GB
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 5,041
Thanked 9,353 Times in 5,034 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by trophynuts View Post
No I wouldn't say that. If the right device came out for VZW and had good enough reviews i would go back.
Nexus 6 with VoLTE unlocked on Verizon.
AntimonyER is online now  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old June 28th, 2013, 09:28 AM   #11 (permalink)
Senior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
trophynuts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: SouthEastern US
Posts: 5,624
 
Device(s): Iphone 6 Moto G LTE
Carrier: T Mobile

Thanks: 1,844
Thanked 1,885 Times in 1,207 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AntimonyER View Post
Nexus 6 with VoLTE unlocked on Verizon.

lol yeah right
trophynuts is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 28th, 2013, 09:46 AM   #12 (permalink)
Gun for Hire
 
NYCHitman1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Long Island, NY
Gender: Male
Posts: 6,484
 
Device(s): Nexus 5
Carrier: T-Mobile

Thanks: 1,432
Thanked 1,676 Times in 1,093 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AntimonyER View Post
Nexus 6 with VoLTE unlocked on Verizon.
Whatever drug you've been smoking lately, you might want to stop taking it lol.
trophynuts likes this.
__________________
I talk to corporate like a BAWSS!

DEVICE ► Nexus 5 / Nexus 7
ROM ► Dirty Unicorns
KERNEL ► Stock / ElementalX
NYCHitman1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 28th, 2013, 09:32 PM   #13 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Stinky Stinky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: In a Dumpster! :D
Posts: 3,799
 
Device(s): Huawei Ascend Y300 :D
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 5,152
Thanked 1,420 Times in 1,057 Posts
Default

Well I am really glad you got what makes you happy!

I got a 3GS 2nd hand for a really good price recently.

I really do like the speed and all that but what sometimes pulls me off is the "iLock" thingies.

Can't even grab the SDK on Windows for ***** sake!

But I forgot how much I really like them even though they really don't want you to program on anything else but their R100000000 Mac!

I so agree though buddy!

Do what makes you happy

Like doing something like this ek se!

funkylogik likes this.
__________________
Out walking me Roach Coach ek se!

Brb in 1 000 years
Stinky Stinky is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 29th, 2013, 11:47 AM   #14 (permalink)
AF Contributor
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 1,245
 
Device(s): SGS2- GB08, Samsung Prevail- CTMod 3.75
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 154
Thanked 278 Times in 167 Posts
Default

In all fairness you are comparing an older phone that was (guessing) $299 the day you purchased it to a brand new phone that (guessing) was $650.

Anyone purchasing a GS4 or HTC One would probably find much better reception, battery life and smoothness in comparison to the GNex.



Glad your happy with the Iphone5. In the end your happiness as a consumer is all that matters in the iOS vs Android debate.
Stinky Stinky and dibblebill like this.
kevincott is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to kevincott For This Useful Post:
Stinky Stinky (June 30th, 2013)
Old June 29th, 2013, 12:03 PM   #15 (permalink)
Senior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
trophynuts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: SouthEastern US
Posts: 5,624
 
Device(s): Iphone 6 Moto G LTE
Carrier: T Mobile

Thanks: 1,844
Thanked 1,885 Times in 1,207 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kevincott View Post
In all fairness you are comparing an older phone that was (guessing) $299 the day you purchased it to a brand new phone that (guessing) was $650.

Anyone purchasing a GS4 or HTC One would probably find much better reception, battery life and smoothness in comparison to the GNex.



Glad your happy with the Iphone5. In the end your happiness as a consumer is all that matters in the iOS vs Android debate.
price has nothing to do with it. You compared the on contract price of the GNex (299) to a full retail price of a newer phone (649)

The GS4 nor the HTCone didn't even exist in October of last year when i purchased the I5. Not to mention the HTCone still not being available on VZW. I was not going to spend money on another Sammy phone so that meant the SGS3 was not an option either.
trophynuts is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 29th, 2013, 12:16 PM   #16 (permalink)
Moderator
 
jhawkkw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 10,351
 
Device(s): Nexus 5, HP 14 Chomebook w/ HSPA+, Google Glass, LTE Nexus 7(2013), Chromecast
Carrier: T-Mobile USA

Thanks: 3,161
Thanked 7,043 Times in 3,787 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by trophynuts View Post
price has nothing to do with it. You compared the on contract price of the GNex (299) to a full retail price of a newer phone (649)

The GS4 nor the HTCone didn't even exist in October of last year when i purchased the I5. Not to mention the HTCone still not being available on VZW. I was not going to spend money on another Sammy phone so that meant the SGS3 was not an option either.
The Razr Maxx HD came out in October last year, which probably would have your battery/signal woes. But yeah, I'm glad the iPhone is treating you well.
__________________
Site Rules/Guidelines / Meet the Team
If something needs attention, Report it .
If someone helped you, hit to show it.

Current Devices: Nexus 5, HP 14 Chromebook (Data Enabled), Google Glass, (2013) LTE Nexus 7, Chromecast
Retired: Samsung Fascinate, Droid Charge, Galaxy Nexus, (2012) WiFi Nexus 7, Asus TF700, Nexus 4, Logitech Revue
jhawkkw is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 29th, 2013, 12:34 PM   #17 (permalink)
AF Contributor
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 1,245
 
Device(s): SGS2- GB08, Samsung Prevail- CTMod 3.75
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 154
Thanked 278 Times in 167 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by trophynuts View Post
price has nothing to do with it. You compared the on contract price of the GNex (299) to a full retail price of a newer phone (649)

The GS4 nor the HTCone didn't even exist in October of last year when i purchased the I5. Not to mention the HTCone still not being available on VZW. I was not going to spend money on another Sammy phone so that meant the SGS3 was not an option either.
Weren't both the GNex and Nex4 $299 with no contract? Sold on the Google website without a contract?

edit: I wasn't looking to be argumentative, just pointing out newer phones should perform better.
dibblebill likes this.
kevincott is offline  
Last edited by kevincott; June 29th, 2013 at 12:38 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old June 29th, 2013, 12:42 PM   #18 (permalink)
Moderator
 
jhawkkw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 10,351
 
Device(s): Nexus 5, HP 14 Chomebook w/ HSPA+, Google Glass, LTE Nexus 7(2013), Chromecast
Carrier: T-Mobile USA

Thanks: 3,161
Thanked 7,043 Times in 3,787 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kevincott View Post
Weren't both the GNex and Nex4 $299 with no contract? Sold on the Google website without a contract?

edit: I wasn't looking to be argumentative, just pointing out newer phones should perform better.
The CDMA Gnex was 649 originally without at contract when it was released.
The GSM Gnex eventually came to Google Play and was sold for 350 without a contract.
dibblebill likes this.
jhawkkw is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to jhawkkw For This Useful Post:
kevincott (June 29th, 2013)
Old June 29th, 2013, 12:52 PM   #19 (permalink)
AF Contributor
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 1,245
 
Device(s): SGS2- GB08, Samsung Prevail- CTMod 3.75
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 154
Thanked 278 Times in 167 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jhawkkw View Post
The CDMA Gnex was 649 originally without at contract when it was released.
The GSM Gnex eventually came to Google Play and was sold for 350 without a contract.

Did not know. This makes the phone comparison a bit more apples-to-apples.

When you pay top price for a phone it should have great reception and good battery life.
kevincott is offline  
Last edited by kevincott; June 29th, 2013 at 12:55 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old June 29th, 2013, 01:00 PM   #20 (permalink)
Moderator
 
jhawkkw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 10,351
 
Device(s): Nexus 5, HP 14 Chomebook w/ HSPA+, Google Glass, LTE Nexus 7(2013), Chromecast
Carrier: T-Mobile USA

Thanks: 3,161
Thanked 7,043 Times in 3,787 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kevincott View Post
Did not know. This makes the phone comparison a bit more apples-to-apples.
Yeah, though at the time of Gnex Launch (Nov/Dec 2011), Apple was only a couple months into the 4S launch. The Gnex was one of the last phones to run the A9 chips + separate radios for both CDMA & LTE. Those three separate chips caused enormous power consumption and hence the bad battery life. The 4S would have had equally bad battery life under the same circumstance. However with the adaption of the A15 krait chips, with radios on board the chip, power consumption was significantly reduced and thus battery life increased. Which is why phones these days get a lot more battery life. A CDMA/LTE Gnex would be lucky to get 2-2.5 hours of screen time back in the day where now the norm is closer to 4-5 hours.

Therefore comparing the Gnex to the iPhone 5 still is comparing apples to oranges because they're separated by almost a full year of release and thus innovation; and in the tech world that is a long time.
kevincott likes this.
jhawkkw is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old June 29th, 2013, 02:01 PM   #21 (permalink)
Zercron Encrusted Tweezer
 
Granite1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Gender: Male
Posts: 7,095
 
Device(s): M8, Note2(Wife) EL TEvo(retired :()
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 12,423
Thanked 7,012 Times in 3,735 Posts
Default

Good to see you Trophy, and really glad you're enjoying your 5

I really don't understand what the issue was with the Gnex. I got one for my Father-in-law, it's on Sprint, and he doesn't have any issues. I rooted and rom'd it the instant I got it home, but still seems strange. Maybe it's the newer JB kernel, IDK?

The LTEvo gets 20-30 hours for me regularly, but I don't pound it either.

In the end what works for you is what's best my man. Also remember:


Don't be a stranger my man.
__________________
"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts." Albert Einstein
Granite1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 29th, 2013, 09:21 PM   #22 (permalink)
Senior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
trophynuts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: SouthEastern US
Posts: 5,624
 
Device(s): Iphone 6 Moto G LTE
Carrier: T Mobile

Thanks: 1,844
Thanked 1,885 Times in 1,207 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kevincott View Post
edit: I wasn't looking to be argumentative, just pointing out newer phones should perform better.

didn't think of it that way at all sir
kevincott likes this.
trophynuts is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 29th, 2013, 09:25 PM   #23 (permalink)
Senior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
trophynuts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: SouthEastern US
Posts: 5,624
 
Device(s): Iphone 6 Moto G LTE
Carrier: T Mobile

Thanks: 1,844
Thanked 1,885 Times in 1,207 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jhawkkw View Post
Yeah, though at the time of Gnex Launch (Nov/Dec 2011), Apple was only a couple months into the 4S launch. The Gnex was one of the last phones to run the A9 chips + separate radios for both CDMA & LTE. Those three separate chips caused enormous power consumption and hence the bad battery life. The 4S would have had equally bad battery life under the same circumstance.
but the 4S didn't have LTE. You're right though about the chips, and I knew that with the next gen chips efficiency would be better but as i said i had to bounce for a while and take a break. Lets also not forget that the CDMA Gnex had horrible signal strength something that is independent of what type of chip is in it. Had the CDMA Gnex had a newer chip i bet the battery life would still below average because of that. During my trials and tribulations i did have a Droid RAZR for about two days. Yes the signal was much much better but then i was also giving up features that the GNex had.
jhawkkw and funkylogik like this.
trophynuts is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to trophynuts For This Useful Post:
Granite1 (June 29th, 2013)
Old June 29th, 2013, 10:49 PM   #24 (permalink)
share the love peeps ;)
 
funkylogik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Paisley, Scotland, Western Europe
Gender: Male
Posts: 16,459
 
Device(s): Galaxy S3 (I9300) Carbon nightlies (4.4.2) Nexus 7 (2012) Validus, Franco Kernel
Carrier: 3 (three) UK £15 p/m unltd data/txt

Thanks: 12,177
Thanked 4,321 Times in 3,436 Posts
Default

Excellent OP and some great replies
__________________
http://giffgaff.com/orders/affiliate/funkylogik
For a UK prepay sim with unlimited data, unlimited text, 250mins for £12p/m, no contract, no catch (runs on o2 network)
funkylogik is online now  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to funkylogik For This Useful Post:
trophynuts (June 30th, 2013)
Old June 30th, 2013, 04:11 AM   #25 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Stinky Stinky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: In a Dumpster! :D
Posts: 3,799
 
Device(s): Huawei Ascend Y300 :D
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 5,152
Thanked 1,420 Times in 1,057 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kevincott View Post
In all fairness you are comparing an older phone that was (guessing) $299 the day you purchased it to a brand new phone that (guessing) was $650.

Anyone purchasing a GS4 or HTC One would probably find much better reception, battery life and smoothness in comparison to the GNex.



Glad your happy with the Iphone5. In the end your happiness as a consumer is all that matters in the iOS vs Android debate.
Heeeello!

Well I am not Bill Gates ya know!

I am more like this cool dude here:



I gotz style ek se!

But what ever youz do just get what makes you look like this ek se!



And not look like this bruizer!

Stinky Stinky is offline  
Last edited by Stinky Stinky; June 30th, 2013 at 04:15 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old September 17th, 2013, 11:03 AM   #26 (permalink)
root@android:/ #
 
iowabowtech's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Iowa|USA
Posts: 10,667
 
Device(s): LG G2
Carrier: VZW

Thanks: 5,457
Thanked 7,733 Times in 4,089 Posts
Default

Still loving it Trophy? I remember your woes on the Gnex and yeah you weren't alone that's for sure. The signal issue killed many a battery and it wasn't an adequate battery to begin with. I somewhat got around it by rooting (and living in a strong 4G area) but the battery issues sucked up until the end. And I know rooting didn't cut it for people such as yourself.

Just upgraded to an LG G2 and wow the difference. Thin, big screen, low bezel and everything works all the time with blazing speed. AND battery life is now days vs hours. Talk about a relief.

Anyway, just curious if you ever missed Android or if not that, maybe larger screens, etc. If the iphone would ever make a 5+ inch screen (viewable area), it seems to me they might pick up a lot more fans...not that it doesn't have a great following already.
iowabowtech is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 17th, 2013, 08:07 PM   #27 (permalink)
AF Contributor
 
nickdalzell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Owensboro, KY
Posts: 4,206
 
Device(s): Nexus 10, Nexus 7, Convoy 3, Galaxy Tab 3, Tab 4, Note 10
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 97
Thanked 647 Times in 517 Posts
Default

i still have my iPhone 4 (unactivated, wifi only now) but it didn't take me long before i got bored. was it reliable? sure. was it customizable? hell no. i couldn't change the voice of Jeannie (the only way to get Siri-like function on a 4) to a cool UK or Aussie accent. it took many more steps to get out of one app, check weather, then get into another app. i missed my widgets even when i thought i'd never miss them. i could only add so many apps into a folder then i needed folders with the same name (Games then turned into Games 2, Games 3, and so on). eventually i got to my usual 100 or so apps, and i was out of home screens, couldn't add more, couldn't even see my wallpaper anymore.

the one thing that truly did it was when iTunes raised their song prices from $.99 to $1.29. now don't get me wrong, 99 cents for one MP3 is still higher than a kite, but still. jumping a song from the 1970s to $1.29 like it were a new song just out, is plain stupid. could i add another service that supported local storage? nope. i could get Amazon Cloud Player and use their MP3 store on my laptop to add music to it, but that seemed overkill. i hate using a laptop. secondly, what good is a 'cloud' player if i am away from coverage?

battery life is still above and beyond Android. it can sit idle for days and still have plenty left. Android needs charging every night if i leave it alone.

But i don't like Apple's planned obsolescence. non-removable batteries are a thorn in my side. there is also a cut-off date when your iPhone is too old to get OS updates, and shortly after that, the app store no longer works on your phone. with Android, be it Eclair, Gingerbread or Jelly Bean, even if Google suddenly says 'hey Android is dead and Play Store will shut down in 2020' there will always be third party dev support, a myriad of other app stores, and so on. Android is more future proof.

Apple supports all the Gapps, including Google Now and Chrome, alas, GNow is useless as it needs to be launched as an app like everything else thus defeating the purpose of cards. Chrome worked well enough, And Google Maps was excellent. but in the end, my iPhone was more Android than iPhone as Google's services remain superior to Apple's offerings. it felt like using Windows but running OpenOffice, KDE, and SeaMonkey on it.
bjacks12 likes this.
__________________
"If you treat your system like a kiln, don't be surprised when a brick comes out the other side."
nickdalzell is offline  
Last edited by nickdalzell; September 17th, 2013 at 08:10 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old September 18th, 2013, 12:01 PM   #28 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
dibblebill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Raleigh, NC
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,077
 
Device(s): HTC One (m7), Nokia 635 (LOL!), nVidia Shield Tablet
Carrier: AT&T, T-Mobile

Thanks: 218
Thanked 348 Times in 283 Posts
Send a message via AIM to dibblebill Send a message via Yahoo to dibblebill
Default

I'll always be the "get the phone for your lifestyle" type myself, but I've got a 4G phone and several times forgot to recharge it overnight and it still had battery the next evening... Differs from phone to phone (This one is $249 retail, or was when I bought it), I suppose
__________________
Lord of the Snarkô
ROM's:
Tempest [OmniROM] 4.4 (Manta) (m7att)
dibblebill is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old September 18th, 2013, 01:01 PM   #29 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
nj02vette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Marlton, NJ
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,346
 
Device(s): Verizon LG G2, Nexus 10, Nexus 7, Transformer Infinity, Transformer Prime, Too many things
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 624
Thanked 2,997 Times in 1,340 Posts
Default

Never had the real battery or signal issues as other GNex'ers did. For me, it worked flawlessly. I remember Trophy's issues, and commenting that I didn't see them to the extent he did. But I'm generally in a strong signal area, and perhaps I didn't use my phone enough to drain the battery like he did.

But the G2 I just upgraded to puts everything else I've seen to shame.
nj02vette is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 18th, 2013, 01:53 PM   #30 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 194
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Carrier: AT&T

Thanks: 11
Thanked 42 Times in 27 Posts
Default

I really wonder how much market share Apple has lost due to their insistence on a 4" screen. It certainly was the primary reason in my decision to switch.
redpill2016 is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old September 18th, 2013, 02:10 PM   #31 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
dibblebill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Raleigh, NC
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,077
 
Device(s): HTC One (m7), Nokia 635 (LOL!), nVidia Shield Tablet
Carrier: AT&T, T-Mobile

Thanks: 218
Thanked 348 Times in 283 Posts
Send a message via AIM to dibblebill Send a message via Yahoo to dibblebill
Default

I actually don't like phones with >4" of screen. Although I might've considered that convertible phone-tablet by Asus...
dibblebill is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old September 18th, 2013, 02:20 PM   #32 (permalink)
Moderator
 
jhawkkw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 10,351
 
Device(s): Nexus 5, HP 14 Chomebook w/ HSPA+, Google Glass, LTE Nexus 7(2013), Chromecast
Carrier: T-Mobile USA

Thanks: 3,161
Thanked 7,043 Times in 3,787 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dibblebill View Post
I actually don't like phones with >4" of screen. Although I might've considered that convertible phone-tablet by Asus...
Import it, the new one unveiled yesterday will work on AT&T and refarmed T-mobile hspa. I know I'm considering it.
jhawkkw is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 18th, 2013, 08:17 PM   #33 (permalink)
AF Contributor
 
nickdalzell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Owensboro, KY
Posts: 4,206
 
Device(s): Nexus 10, Nexus 7, Convoy 3, Galaxy Tab 3, Tab 4, Note 10
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 97
Thanked 647 Times in 517 Posts
Default

i think that any phone large enough to pass for a tablet is not only harder to pocket, but is a tad overkill. the brick size is just awkward to use as a phone. had the same gripe about the Nokia N-gage when it was all the rage. it's just like using an iPad for a camera. it just looks goofy. not sure i want to relive the DynaTAC brick days again.

now, a phone that is embedded into your hand or such, push it against glass, suddenly tons of options display IN the glass, that's the future. none of this 'mine is bigger than yours' garbage. tech appears to be devolving backwards again. first it got smaller and smaller, now it's getting larger and larger again, reminding me of a modern take on the tech of the 1980s. the only difference is that the Note isn't called a Newton or Palm Pilot.
nickdalzell is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 18th, 2013, 09:01 PM   #34 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
wyndslash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Gender: Female
Posts: 4,486
 
Device(s): Note II
Carrier: Smart

Thanks: 355
Thanked 336 Times in 300 Posts
Default

Well, media consumption is more pleasant on a device with a larger screen. That said, eventually phones and tablets are going to meet in the middle :P
__________________
Like my avatar? I got it here: Android net custom icon pack series 3
wyndslash is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old September 19th, 2013, 12:46 PM   #35 (permalink)
AF Contributor
 
nickdalzell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Owensboro, KY
Posts: 4,206
 
Device(s): Nexus 10, Nexus 7, Convoy 3, Galaxy Tab 3, Tab 4, Note 10
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 97
Thanked 647 Times in 517 Posts
Default

To the OP, i beg you, NEVER update to iOS 7 unless you like Fisher-Price. everything is twice their size and the colors are puke!
nickdalzell is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 25th, 2013, 07:44 PM   #36 (permalink)
Senior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
trophynuts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: SouthEastern US
Posts: 5,624
 
Device(s): Iphone 6 Moto G LTE
Carrier: T Mobile

Thanks: 1,844
Thanked 1,885 Times in 1,207 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by iowabowtech View Post
Anyway, just curious if you ever missed Android or if not that, maybe larger screens, etc. If the iphone would ever make a 5+ inch screen (viewable area), it seems to me they might pick up a lot more fans...not that it doesn't have a great following already.
Of course I miss Android at times. It did take a while to get used to the smaller screen but i'm fine with it now. The Iphone still fits my current lifestyle better than an Android. I just don't have time anymore to really be tinkering with my phone every night in order to get it to work to my standard.

Quote:
Originally Posted by nickdalzell View Post
I could only add so many apps into a folder then i needed folders with the same name (Games then turned into Games 2, Games 3, and so on). eventually i got to my usual 100 or so apps, and i was out of home screens, couldn't add more, couldn't even see my wallpaper anymore. Fixed in IOS7

But i don't like Apple's planned obsolescence. non-removable batteries Lots of Android phones are now going that way are a thorn in my side. there is also a cut-off date when your iPhone is too old to get OS updates, and shortly after that, the app store no longer works on your phone. with Android, be it Eclair, Gingerbread or Jelly Bean, even if Google suddenly says 'hey Android is dead and Play Store will shut down in 2020' there will always be third party dev support, a myriad of other app stores, and so on. Android is more future proof. This only applies if you have a device that Devs support and if it's open. Example if you have A Verizon phone you're not going to have much luck with that. IOS usually goes back 2 or 3 generation phones that will get the newest version. Most Iphone users by then will be upgrading anyways.

Apple supports all the Gapps, including Google Now and Chrome, alas, GNow is useless as it needs to be launched as an app like everything else thus defeating the purpose of cards. Chrome worked well enough, And Google Maps was excellent. but in the end, my iPhone was more Android than iPhone as Google's services remain superior to Apple's offerings. it felt like using Windows but running OpenOffice, KDE, and SeaMonkey on it. I definitely love how Google Maps works on the Iphone
Quote:
Originally Posted by nickdalzell View Post
To the OP, i beg you, NEVER update to iOS 7 unless you like Fisher-Price. everything is twice their size and the colors are puke!
I updated to IOS7 a week before it was officially released. I updated using the Gold Master (GM) I like IOS7 more than IOS6. It was a much needed change.
trophynuts is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Forums Community > The Lounge
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:53 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.