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Sony is terrible with updates. They usually have terrible developer support and are infected with bloatware and ugly UI.

Uhhhh no. Sony has awesome developer support. Go to XDA forums.
    
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nexus 4, storage on a device is a joke anymore because you should be using cloud anyhow.

the other devices will not have the dev support that a nexus would. first to get updates, largest community support. S3 is close, but, you will not get the OTA stock updates like you would with a nexus.
 
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post #13 of 18
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Uhhhh no. Sony has awesome developer support. Go to XDA forums.
sony is terrible with updates, regardless of what community is doing. sony is not xda. sony also has a tendency to lock bootloaders and block init support, so roms, kernels, etc are difficult.
 
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I thought the OneX+ had a good camera. It can do video and take a picture at the same time!
It is the one I would get. But if you are ROMing I think the SIII is a better choice. Take a look at it in a case smile.gif
all androids 4.0+ will take pics as you record video
 
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At this point with N4 coming out i would not consider any other phone. Best Android Hardware, Best look, Best OS and Support, Cheap as hell.
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post #16 of 18
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At this point with N4 coming out i would not consider any other phone. Best Android Hardware, Best look, Best OS and Support, Cheap as hell.
This is what I'd like to suggest to everyone but the OP said he wants more than 16 GB of storage. I bet it wouldn't be too hard to adapt if you had the data allowance though e.g. streaming music instead of storing.
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I live in a crappy area where data isn't always available which is why I want my music on the phone, also with Spotify you have to download for extreme quality audio, streaming can only be high. As far at the black S3 afaik the only version of that in the states if verizon exclusive.
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I live in a crappy area where data isn't always available which is why I want my music on the phone, also with Spotify you have to download for extreme quality audio, streaming can only be high. As far at the black S3 afaik the only version of that in the states if verizon exclusive.
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Also, I can't remember the exact bitrates for Spotify's streaming profiles, but I believe it's around 160/240/320. I don't know if you use some really nice audio setup when you're on the go but on most phones, with most headphones, you really won't be able to tell the difference between 240kbps and 320kbps Ogg Vorbis, especially since you're more likely to be in a noisy atmosphere than if you're listening at home.

Obviously data not being available is a different issue, you could always have say 10GB of music stored on your phone (either by making the files available offline using Spotify/Google Music/whatever, or by just putting it on there normally). That should be enough for at least 1000 songs at V0 or equivalent, anything else you could stream. Now I don't know if that would be useless to you, it's just a suggestion. I didn't recommend the Nexus 4 to you originally since you said you'd ruled it out due to lack of storage.
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