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Well, my SGS1 has served me well over the past nearly three years, but with my 3 year plan ending at the end of august, I am in the market for a new phone and a new plan.

So far both Virgin Mobile and Fido have 2 year contracts and some fairly decent 40$/month plans that fit exactly what I need/want out of a plan (decent data and some air time).

What I'm not sure of is what phone to go for, as much as I enjoy my fiancée's S3, I don't really feel like getting a year old phone. Is the S4 worth the added premium and my best bet for a phone for the next 2 or 3 years?

Also, does anyone know if I say went with the Nexus 4 with either company if they would let me upgrade to the new N4 when it comes out later this year for the difference between the two phones?
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The Samsung S3 is almost a year old already, and you want this phone to last you for 2 to 3 years.  I'd go for the more expensive S4 because it comes with  flagship specs, including one of the best Chips on the market. 

I don't think you'll find much better specs on the market today, this will be your best bet for a phone that will last for that period

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The Samsung S3 is almost a year old already, and you want this phone to last you for 2 to 3 years.  I'd go for the more expensive S4 because it comes with  flagship specs, including one of the best Chips on the market. 
I don't think you'll find much better specs on the market today, this will be your best bet for a phone that will last for that period

Samsung galaxy S3 also comes with flagship specs, but a year ago. Every if he went for an S3 it would last him just as long as an s4
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My only problem with the S4 is the premium over all the other phones, I know it's the flagship, but it's still samsung's old business model to charge an excessive amount for a cell phone.
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Nexus 4 may end up being the front runner as it's cheaper, can be had on a two year contract and comes unlocked. Only thing is do I wait till after August 1st to see the new plan and phone deals or jump at the ones now?
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My only problem with the S4 is the premium over all the other phones, I know it's the flagship, but it's still samsung's old business model to charge an excessive amount for a cell phone.
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Nexus 4 may end up being the front runner as it's cheaper, can be had on a two year contract and comes unlocked. Only thing is do I wait till after August 1st to see the new plan and phone deals or jump at the ones now?

Nexus 4 definitely. It updates much quicker and will still be a powerhouse 2 years later. (I mean come on. When are you gonna need more than 4 cores on a phone. Plus the screen is still pretty descent)
Updates (assuming its not controlled by Fido) will be extremely smooth since its AOSP from Google.

Side note: Don't go with Virgin Mobile. Just read a couple reviews and like a good chunk of them are negative (ranting about crap signal and poor customer service).

Also just wait the 3 days. Come on its not that long tongue.gif
    
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Nexus 4 definitely. It updates much quicker and will still be a powerhouse 2 years later. (I mean come on. When are you gonna need more than 4 cores on a phone. Plus the screen is still pretty descent)
Updates (assuming its not controlled by Fido) will be extremely smooth since its AOSP from Google.

Side note: Don't go with Virgin Mobile. Just read a couple reviews and like a good chunk of them are negative (ranting about crap signal and poor customer service).

Also just wait the 3 days. Come on its not that long tongue.gif

Well I tend to run custom roms on all my android devices, but I have heard that the Nexus (or Google) devices get more rom updates as it's straight from Google.

My fiancée is with Virgin Mobile and we haven't had any issues with them whatsoever so that's why it's an option to me.

I may pop into a Fido store or to Best Buy (who has the phone on for 0 plus 50 GC) and see what the return policy is. If it's decent I can always pick it up, use my old phone till the new 'sales' go on and then decide if I want to return it for a better deal or keep it.
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