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    Do I Venture Down The iPhone Route? If So iPhone 5 Or Wait For 5S?

    Hi Guys!

    I've had a few Android phones now, Original Galaxy, S2 and currently got the Galaxy Nexus.

    The Nexus has a broken screen and it's gonna cost a lot to have it fixed. So I thought I'd just have a new phone. As I've had a few Android devices I thought I'd go iOS.

    But what are your thoughts on the 5, who's got one, experiences with it? Do I get the 5 or wait to see what comes from August/September in regards to iOS 7 + the rumored 5S?

    HELP ME!
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    stay on Android.

    A few phones will be outsoon/already out better than Iphone and IOS.

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    Another +1 for you to stay on android. With android devices, you can do what you want with them in terms of software, customisation etc. With Apple, it subtly tells you what you can and cant do.

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    iphones no longer have the best screens or the best OS. They seem to have been treading water for a couple of years.

    S4 with its 1080p screen and gesture features (dont even touch the screen) is fantastic

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    How much does the S4 go for atm? I want to just buy the phone outright as I'm still contract with the Nexus so I'm just going to put the SIM card in the new one. The iPhone 5 is around £500 is the S4 more? A lot more??

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    Always had iPhones, swapped to an S3 and would never consider swapping back, unless Apple pulled something very special out the bag!

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    Yeah, stay on Andriod, phones like HTC One, GALAXY S4 and Xperia Z are light years ahead of the iPhone.

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    Nexus 4 by google. Aprox £279 direct from google play store and then just go on a sim only or pay as you go plan ?? Not tied into a contract then ?

    See what ios 7 is like as ive got an iphone 5. Want to save money ref my next phone so will see
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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Nexus 4 by google. Aprox £279 direct from google play store and then just go on a sim only or pay as you go plan ?? Not tied into a contract then ?
    To be fair if I was going to buy a phone I would go for Nexus 4. On a specs/costs basis I don't think you can argue with it.

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    I am still tied into a contract, hence why I need to buy just the phone, i can't sign into another contract. I'll just put my current contract SIM into the new one.

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    Nexus 4 is under £300.

    Ive got one and never had a problem. plus as its a Google phone you get the updates first.

    or try the S4 or HTC One with stock Android on them

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    I've an Xperia running Android ICS 4.0.4 and it's been pretty much rock solid.

    I believe the latest iPhone 5S has an RRP of £699.99. Absolute bargain! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    I've an Xperia running Android ICS 4.0.4 and it's been pretty much rock solid.
    Which Xperia? I have Xperia U and not overly happy with Sony's ICS update. Managed to disable a lot of crud but still gets low on memory and slow down. Have to run Clean Master to keep freeing up memory.

    Thinking of putting on Cyanogen when I get some time.

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    I'm honestly not sure what to do. I've always had android and know the drill so to speak. High res screens, that you have to have on a low brightness just so your battery doesn't die, okay I'll admit the customization and freedom to do what you want with an Android is good. But I don't take advantage of that anyway. The only thing I've done with mine is messed around with Nova Launcher. Haha it doesn't really bother me. I think it's between the Nexus 4, S4 and iPhone 5 atm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Which Xperia? I have Xperia U and not overly happy with Sony's ICS update. Managed to disable a lot of crud but still gets low on memory and slow down. Have to run Clean Master to keep freeing up memory.

    Thinking of putting on Cyanogen when I get some time.
    Exactly that an Xperia U. When I had similar problems you can backup your contacts and messages etc... via Sony's software, then re-install the phone as new, then restore your data. Cured all my problems.

    I believe it's to do with upgrading Gingerbread to Ice Cream Sandwich which leaves some Gingerbread components behind (don't ask me why). Re-installing as new via Sony's software resolved WiFi freezing and generally my phone feels quicker.

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