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Would trading a Galaxy Nexus for an iPhone 5 be a good idea?

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Hey there, I recently got the chance to trade my Galaxy Nexus for an iPhone 5 (32GB version), and I'm wondering if it will be worth it.
I've never owned an Apple product and barely used an iPhone for more than a few seconds, so I don't even know what to expect exactly compared to Android.

I usually use my Galaxy Nexus for web browsing, daily tasks like checking the weather and writing notes on Google Keep, reddit, e-mail, Facebook, checking my RSS feeds, gaming (both apps from the store and SNES/Genesis/GBC/GBA emulators).

In general I like Android and have been using it for some time, but what bothers me the most is that it's still not as smooth as iOS/Windows Phone. Sometimes it just stutters too much for me or takes way too much time to load something, even something as basic the keyboard. I haven't tried any unnoficial 4.4 ROM but I doubt it put Android where it should be speed-wise.
Also, I like to keep my phone as stock as possible, I don't like messing around with it. I'm currently using a 4.3 custom ROM but only because I need the extra toggles like the Torch one.

Also, it seems like Apple gives better software support for their devices. The Galaxy Nexus got discontinued with 4.4, but even the iPhone 4 which was released way back in 2010 got iOS 7.
I think it would also be worth mentioning that I just don't have the money to upgrade phones every year, so it would wise to pick something for the long term.

Anyway, that's it I think, what do you think I should do?
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We're talking a nexus of 2 generations old now? Yeah I would trade for it in an instant, even if it was just to sell and buy a new Nexus 5, the iPhone is worth significantly more than a g'nex - that being said, the iPhone is a nicer phone too, if anything you can try it out for a couple weeks and sell if you don't like it.
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post #3 of 4
Just like previous poster said.

Get iPhone 5, sell iPhone 5, get Nexus 5 goodness smile.gif

Both my bros and his gf got N5s and im here still stuck on an N4 and so far im impressed with the N5, it has pretty much everything that the N4 lacked and then some.

If you're used to the Nexus/android environment I would stick to it, no need to downgrade/limit yourself (iphone).

My bro went from:
Nexus 4 (stolen) -> iPhone 5 (back up phone) -> Nexus 5 = and he loves it

Other bro went from:
Nexus 4 (sold) -> Nexus 5 = loves it

bro's gf:
Galaxy S3 -> Nexus 5 = loves it

In terms of what it does iPhones are good at doing what you need, things that are limited though are customizability of the OS itself, you're stuck in iOS environment and as of right now their screens are small and dinky, they have stable platform and their apps/games run well on their devices but you're stuck with that.

With android you'll be in all google environment (if you havent already got used to it) and everything revolves around it, everything keeps getting better like gmail, youtube, maps/navigation as time passes. I have 4.4 on my N4 and it runs really well and surprisingly getting decent battery life. The N5 is a very fast phone and 4.4 natively runs well on it.

So to each is their own, the people i currently work with use iPhones a lot but I love android and everything so I will be bias smile.gif but if you like itunes/ios and apple stuff in general then go with that (ipad/macbook fans etc...)
Edited by UZ7 - 12/1/13 at 9:57am
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Yeah pretty much, get iphone, sell it, and buy the new Nexus 5. You could even keep the iphone 5 too, as it is a great phone like the Nexus. I mean there are pros and cons to each. Fanbois will tell you something biased, but ultimately taking away the price aspect, you just have to try both and see which one you like more.
    
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