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Should I trade my Galaxy Nexus for an iPhone 4?

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I have a chance to do so... Now first of all, my Galaxy Nexus is sort of defective. It has the eMMC chip problem where if you start going under 3GB of free space it starts slowing down, the less free space you have the worse it gets.

And well, I'm sort of just tired of Android still not being as smooth as iOS/Windows Phone. I've never had an iPhone and barely used any in person for more than a few seconds or minutes, but from what I can gather, even the weaker iPhones are smoother.

But since I've never used an iPhone, I don't know what I'll be missing from Android. There are some things where I don't know if an iPhone will be worse than Android, like GPS navigation (I sometimes use Google Maps for driving and walking navigation, I'm not even sure the iPhone 4 has a GPS antenna like Android phones do), screen quality, or if the number of apps is limited by the iPhone model (in this case the iPhone 4).

Also, is the iPhone 4 missing any features compared to newer iPhones? And if I'm getting it right, the iPhone 4 will have iOS 7.

Well that's about it I think...
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Well nevermind, apparently the guy doesn't want to trade anymore, he thought I was trading a Nexus 4. That would've been a really bad deal...

Anyway, just let this thread die, or mods, if you could delete the thread I'd be thankful.
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iPhone 4 is on par with the Nexus S, not the Galaxy Nexus. Also, root it and upgrade to 4.3. It adds TRIM support which should fix your eMMC problem.
    
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iPhone 4 is on par with the Nexus S, not the Galaxy Nexus. Also, root it and upgrade to 4.3. It adds TRIM support which should fix your eMMC problem.

I've already got it rooted and with 4.3, but you wouldn't actually need to root it to get 4.3.
It does add TRIM support, but it doesn't do a thing when I'm under 3GB. To be specifc, up until about 2.5GB it's tolerable, but lower than that and it gets incredibly unresposive, even with TRIM (whether manual or Google's built-in version).

As far as I know, I either have a truly defective phone, or the eMMC that I have is really, really horrible.
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You've never used an iPhone before, so I can understand why you must think it's so great. And, a few moments with one isn't enough to judge.

My experience with the iPhone (I've owned a 3gS & 4) is that the only good thing about owning one is you have Apple support. And by that I mean when something inevitably goes wrong with your iPhone within a year... Apple will give you a new one. (and trust me, something will go wrong to the point where you can't use it)

I like that part. But, don't expect going to the iPhone means no lag... especially an iPhone 4. LOL I can't speak about the newer iPhone device.
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Don't bother with the iPhone 4. I gave my dad my iPhone 4 when I upgraded to the iPhone 5. It's an extremely slow phone by comparison. Even my dad, who went from a dumb-sliding phone, finds it ridiculously slow and staggered at doing mundance tasks like using the Facebook app or making calls. At least go with the iPhone 4S if you are really jumping ship. Otherwise, stick with the Nexus or upgrade to a Samsung Galaxy S3 or something along those lines.
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