- 11-05-2012, 01:10 PM #27
It's not great, but plenty of people got by with the iPhone 4 (which is below the Nexus 4 on the chart).
It's $299. If you're not due for an upgrade anytime soon, need a new phone, and you're on a GSM carrier (or you're on a prepaid one), then it's a no-brainer.
If you're eligible for a subsidy on your current carrier and/or have access to LTE, then it's a bit harder.
- 11-05-2012, 01:39 PM #29
- 11-05-2012, 01:50 PM #31
It is awful.
It freezes, crashes, locks up or misbehaves several times a day.
It stutters and slows down. Just pulling down the "window shade" makes it stutter.
I can often freeze it simply by task switching from the browser to the desktop while a page is rendering.
In the middle of any call that lasts longer than an hour or so, I will suddenly just "go mute" and the other person cannot hear me. There's nothing I can do other than end the call and reboot the phone and hope it doesn't happen again.
After it has been running for about two days, the task switcher gets a weird situation where I select one app from the list, and it takes me to a totally different app than the one I've selected.
It takes about half an hour for changes I make (such as drafts) to upload to the Exchange server.
It lasts about 11 hours on a full charge before dying. I have to keep it plugged in at my desk.
It constantly has to have the banking apps updated due to security problems.
If you accidentally hold the home button too long, "S-Voice" activates and WON'T go away. If you exit to the home screen before S-Voice finishes loading, the phone freezes/crashes.
Oh, trust me, I know Android only too well.
- 11-05-2012, 01:52 PM #32
- 11-05-2012, 01:53 PM #33
I currently own a HTC MyTouch 4G and outside of the lack of software updates, the phone has been good to me. It's just that at this point it's old and that's about it. Jelly Bean does look cool, and it works if you're willing to take advantage of the things it brings (which I would be).
I'm also giving WP8 a shot, just cause it might be nice to switch over to a different OS and try something new. The 920 just looks more appealing by the day.
The glass back on the Nexus concerns me though. Why'd they have to go do that? I'd love an Android phone that gets updates constantly without having to worry about it breaking on me.
- 11-05-2012, 05:12 PM #34
- 11-05-2012, 06:35 PM #37
Have had the HTC HD7, HTC titan II, Dell Venue Pro, Lumia 710, and wife had Nokia Lumia 900. HD7 no problems, Dell Venue pro a beast, lumia 710 Good for wife but poor T-mobile service, Titan II reboot, freezing, and screen artifacts right now. Lumia 900 was good but started having reboots and signal problems. Sometime it's the luck of the draw with phones no matter the OS. A poorly written driver or hardware problem can make even the best phone act weird and be a pain in the A**.
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- 11-05-2012, 06:39 PM #38
If you depend on your phone for 100% reliable uptime and business use, Android is baaaaaaaaaad news. It's the Windows Me of smartphone OSes.