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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Ramzeez100, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. Ramzeez100

    Ramzeez100 Lurker
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    I recently sold my Samsung GS Advance and am now looking for a new android phone. I had been thinking about the Nexus 4, but when I heard that the Nexus 5 was coming out soon, the HTC One being released from Google Play, and the new upcoming Moto X being released, I didn't know what to buy. I currently don't know whether to buy the Nexus 4 or buy the Google HTC One or wait a couple months and buy the Moto X or Nexus 5. Help?

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  2. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    Which carrier are you going to go with?

    If you want T Mobile the google edition HTC One is not the best choice, the HSPA for t mobile is on the 1700/2100 AWS frequency but the google edition does not support that.

    The Nexus 5 might (and I dont know of anything but rumor yet) come out in november. Can you wait that long for the phone?
    The Galaxy S4 Google edition does support HSPA AWS so that might be an option? The Moto X might not be the high end phone that the others on your list is, I love my Nexus 4 but with the probable event of new nexus in nov it may not be the best choice either.:(

    All I can really say after its all hashed out, Its a tough choice.
  3. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    Moved to device comparisons. :)

    As for my opinion. new optimus is dead on about the HTC One not supporting all of T-Mobile's frequencies. However if you're going to use AT&T, you'll be fine. The Nexus 4 is still a ways down the road, and there's no word of a T-Mobile version of the Moto X. If you're willing to spend 600+ on a HTC One GPE, why not just buy the Nexus 4 now, and save the money you would have spend on that to buy the Nexus 5 when it comes out. It will most likely be around the same 300/350 price mark.
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  4. egDonald

    egDonald Well-Known Member

    I'm actually waiting on the Moto X :), but that decision is mainly based on manufacturer preference. I have the Moto Atrix 4g today.

    I cannot justify spending $600+ on the Google/stock versions of the One not the Sg4.
    I'd prefer the perk of guaranteed Android updates with the Nexus over the $600 Google One or SG4.
    I'm pretty sure MotoX will not get the same guarantees when it comes to Android updates, and if that its the case, then I'll start considering the Nexus more.

    Based on Nexus 4 stories about how susceptible the front/back glass is to impact is why I'm swayed away from the Nexus 4 at the moment; I'm careful with my phone, just not THAT careful :)
  5. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    Had not heard any thing about the front glass, its at least as good as other manufactures I thought, Have heard about the rear and I just say Cover it, cover it, cover it.
    I got a thick zagg I think is the brand that thing could stop a bullet I think:D ok might be slight pusing it. I also put a slim cover on it.
    So the front and back glass have screen protectors plus the slim case it should be fine I just hope I dont drop it and test the theory, :):smokingsomb:
  6. Ramzeez100

    Ramzeez100 Lurker
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    I actually live overseas and I can get it shipped no problem, but the phone has to have no contract so no carriers because the system is different here.
  7. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    The google HTC one will probably work for you then, I doubt very many overseas carriers use HSPA AWS.

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