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Thank you Overclock.net, I feel as though you set things straight for me and pushed me back to Android.

However, 16GB of storage, no MicroSD card slot and no removable battery sucks IMHO. So after going to bed last night I decided to look around what Android phones suited my needs and the closest I could get was the Galaxy S3, One XL and the ASUS Padfone 2... I was kind of shocked that I completely forgot about the Padfone 2. It has many similarities with the Nexus 4, ASUS run a very limited skinning of Android,it comes in 16/32/64 GB flavourings (according to the ASUS website) and has a removable battery. The only thing missing would be the MicroSD Card slot, but with 32 and 64GB storage options available I wouldn't miss it too much.

I am not really keen on the idea of putting Cyanogenmod on a brand new phone and possibly bricking it so the HTC One XL and the Samsung Galaxy S3 are out. That leaves the Nexus 4 and the Padfone 2. If I am honest I probably would pick the Nexus 4 up as waiting for the Padfone 2 is not what I really want to do, but with how long it takes for Google to get the Nexus 4 in stock the Padfone 2 could very well arrive in AUS by then.

Padfone 2 or Nexus 4?
     
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I don't really like the whole "OMG YOUR PHONE TURNS INTO A TABLET" thing, but that's just me. I mean, I bought my GNex to be my phone, and I bought my Nexus 7 to be my tablet, is it too much to ask to keep them separate??

Beyond that, the only meaningful difference between the two will be speed of updates. While history shows Asus being better than Samsung about Android updates (which isn't saying very much...) you'll still be behind. Since you're not willing to flash a custom ROM (at least not immediately) this will remain an issue until you are willing, then you'll cut down the gap by a considerable amount.

Still, I find it hard to say you'll go wrong with either one. I'd imagine the Padfone 2 will be significantly more expensive than the Nexus 4, but it's all in one-time costs if you compare them unlocked, while the majority of extra cost for the Lumia before was all monthly, thus taking money out of your bank account constantly. Personally, I'd still go with the Nexus 4, but you mentioned in your first post you're having trouble with your current phone, so you may just consider buying the one that releases first in Australia.
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I am a current 920 owner and I absolutely love it. My wife was an iPhone user for years and she now has a 920 as well and really likes it.

I came from Android, and there is much I like about that as well. In all honesty, I wouldn't have an issue about owning either OS wise. I have to say, I love to customize and the W8 isn't there as much as I would like them to be. It seems to be much better than iOS, but no where near Android. The W8 OS is extremely smooth and really pleasant. I really like the interface and user experience much more than I expected to. I figured I would get the phone and take it back a few days later holding out for the Spring time to see what comes out in the Android world. I can't put it down though lol.

I was thinking about the Padfone while reading the first page. I wish we could get it here.

Between the nexus 4 and the Padfone, I would chooser the Asus.
Now, I don't have any experience using either. I contemplated the Nexus 4 for myself while shopping for phones as well. The storage limit of the phone with a so-so camera and lack of LTE pushed me towards the 920, as I know the support for the Lumia should be there for the term of my contract (one of the big pluses IMO for the Nexus).

I personally don't know enough about the 3rd party support of the Padfone to say for sure, but based on the specs and what I am reading about the two phones, that is the one I would choose.
You can't knock the Nexus 4 and its appeal, especially when looking at the price. Why they gimped and didn't offer a 32g model for another $50-100 is beyond me. I think they have lost many of sales (not like it is hurting though) because of the storage issue. If they were offering like 16g or so of free cloud storage, that might help some, but still. 16g now days isn't much.

How much would the Padfone be? As long as it isn't ridiculously priced there like the 920 is, that is what I would go for.

Hope that helps you out, GL!!
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