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    Id go for the N4 if the N5 isn't going to be released soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    Not really. Removable battery is handy though if it starts to ware out. I have got a 8GB SD card in my current phone, but if I get a 16GB model, I doubt I'll have a need for it.
    I bought one of these Anker® Astro3E Mobile Battery Pack 10000mAh External Battery Pack High Capacity Power Bank Charger (Dual 5V 3A USB Output) for Smart Phones, Android Phones, PS Vita, GoPro; iPhone 5, iPhone mini (Lightning Cable not Provided), iPhone 4S, iPad 3; Sams to conquer the battery life and need for power. Its excellent and even if I get a phone with a removable battery again, I'll more than likely not buy a 2nd battery for it, but use this or similar.

    Unless you really want 4G and possibly a bigger screen, I'd go for the N4. As has previously been said, its dead easy to root and software updates within a week of Google releasing it.
    Be warned though, if you are thinking you can buy a cheap N4 from Google once the N5 is out, then you will most likely be mistaken. The old nexus could not be bought from Google once the N4 was released.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arwen View Post
    I bought one of these Anker® Astro3E Mobile Battery Pack 10000mAh External Battery Pack High Capacity Power Bank Charger (Dual 5V 3A USB Output) for Smart Phones, Android Phones, PS Vita, GoPro; iPhone 5, iPhone mini (Lightning Cable not Provided), iPhone 4S, iPad 3; Sams to conquer the battery life and need for power. Its excellent and even if I get a phone with a removable battery again, I'll more than likely not buy a 2nd battery for it, but use this or similar.

    Unless you really want 4G and possibly a bigger screen, I'd go for the N4. As has previously been said, its dead easy to root and software updates within a week of Google releasing it.
    Be warned though, if you are thinking you can buy a cheap N4 from Google once the N5 is out, then you will most likely be mistaken. The old nexus could not be bought from Google once the N4 was released.
    @arwen

    I just got that anker 3e battery. Just curious what charger do you use to fully charge that battery as on my iphone 5 usb charger took literally 20 hours to charge it fully
    Last edited by mac_shinobi; 4th September 2013 at 11:12 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arwen View Post
    Unless you really want 4G and possibly a bigger screen, I'd go for the N4. As has previously been said, its dead easy to root and software updates within a week of Google releasing it.
    Be warned though, if you are thinking you can buy a cheap N4 from Google once the N5 is out, then you will most likely be mistaken. The old nexus could not be bought from Google once the N4 was released.
    No requirement for 4G, doubt it will be down my way for a while now.

    I was assuming I could get an N4 on the cheap still so thanks for that bit of info, handy to know! Think the N4 does it for me then. Not a big fan of super sized smart phone screens which I assume the N5 will be.
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    Just ordered one. Fed up with my HTC Sensation, one of the worst phone I have ever had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creese View Post
    Just ordered one. Fed up with my HTC Sensation, one of the worst phone I have ever had.
    Did you order it direct from Google?

    https://play.google.com/store/device...d=nexus_4_16gb

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    Did you order it direct from Google?

    https://play.google.com/store/device...d=nexus_4_16gb

    Yes. £208.99

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    I assume you can only get it direct from google at that price? Not from resellers/high street shops etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    I assume you can only get it direct from google at that price? Not from resellers/high street shops etc?
    From what I read they are clearing stock for the N5.

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    Looks like they are out of stock for the 8GB models. Doubt there will be any more back in stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    Looks like they are out of stock for the 8GB models. Doubt there will be any more back in stock.
    I'd prefer the 16GB. Worth the extra £50

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    The 16GB model is a no brainer, especially since the 8GB Nexus 4 has approx. 5.67GB free space out-of-the-box.

    If I had the 8GB N4, I would have run out of space already despite not storing any music or videos on my phone. The 16GB model has less than 13GB free.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    The 16GB model is a no brainer, especially since the 8GB Nexus 4 has approx. 5.67GB free space out-of-the-box.

    If I had the 8GB N4, I would have run out of space already despite not storing any music or videos on my phone. The 16GB model has less than 13GB free.

    How come no 32 or 64gb models

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    Does the Nexus 4 come with an SD slot like the Samsung Galaxy 3/4 does? Also wouldn't it be a good idea to buy a broken S3/4 (broken screen) and just install a new digitizer? I know a couple of people who have done that, and they haven't had any problems with their phone since
    Last edited by Chaddy; 4th September 2013 at 11:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    How come no 32 or 64gb models
    Google wants you to store everything on their servers. There isn't any reason why they couldn't release a 32GB, 64GB or 128GB model.

    The flash memory used in smartphones costs less than $5 for 8GB (64Gb)!

    Quote Originally Posted by Chaddy View Post
    Does the Nexus 4 come with an SD slot like the Samsung Galaxy 3/4 does?
    Sadly not. There will never be a SD card slot in a Nexus device.

    If you need to store lots of pictures, music and/or videos, I think a good alternative to an SD card would be the Seagate Wireless Plus external hard drive plus this modified firmware which turns into a portable battery-powered Linux server.

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