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post #706 of 812
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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post

Are those benchmarks really indicative of actual performance though? rolleyes.gif

Let's not get into that here. We'll be here for years discussing the merits of Quadrant and the fidelity of phone makers and various other things that anyone can go to XDA to read a 1000 page thread on or something like that.
post #707 of 812
^ +1
post #708 of 812

Installed Kit Kat on my HTC One. It's surprising it doesn't come with the Google Experience Launcher, that's essentially what makes Kit Kat, Kit Kat.

post #709 of 812
I am just showing how much more optimized a nexus 4 becomes with a custom rom...really, if you have a nexus 4 there really is no sense in upgrading to a nexus 5 as it is virtually identical in performance. Its not worth the extra 100 imo...since i paid only 250$ for my nexus
post #710 of 812
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Originally Posted by Snyper0012 View Post

I am just showing how much more optimized a nexus 4 becomes with a custom rom...really, if you have a nexus 4 there really is no sense in upgrading to a nexus 5 as it is virtually identical in performance. Its not worth the extra 100 imo...since i paid only 250$ for my nexus

Well that's just not true. Although both phones are exceptional value they're not 'virtually identical in performance'. Maybe to you the improvements aren't worth it, but to other people they might be. For example, full LTE support and a much higher resolution display would be enough for me to spend the extra $100 or so. 

 

I say this owning an HTC One and loving it and having no desire for either Nexus however.

 

Edit: just want to clarify that the improvements I mentioned aren't technically 'performance' related, but show that the 5 is a true upgrade with regard to hardware.


Edited by dalb - 11/26/13 at 6:42pm
post #711 of 812
I finally played with a new Nexus, the form factor and display are pretty amazing.
post #712 of 812
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Originally Posted by dalb View Post
 

Edit: just want to clarify that the improvements I mentioned aren't technically 'performance' related, but show that the 5 is a true upgrade with regard to hardware.

 

Upgrading from an N4 to an N5 for the specs is like upgrading for KitKat. The hardware on the Nexus 4 is perfectly adequate, as all its predecessors have been(people still using the Nexus S with some 4.1 ROMs, custom kernels, etc) and it already has Kitkat. Even if it didn't have KitKat, flashing options are still available.

 

I agree, the main reason to upgrade to the N5 is the improved hardware, bigger and higher resolution screen, USB OTG(hopefully), more durable and less fragile design, etc.

post #713 of 812
Can any one tell me why my HTC One with 4.3 can do USB audio ( even with 4.2, actually ), and my 2012 Nexus 7 with 4.4 can't? By this I mean, using a USB DAC with some other music player then "USB Audio Recorder Pro"?

Side note, I have no desire at all to root/unlock my Nexus 7 to make this possible.
post #714 of 812
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Originally Posted by J.Pocalypse View Post

Side note, I have no desire at all to root/unlock my Nexus 7 to make this possible.

 

You might have to - but I'm no expert.

post #715 of 812
Any opinions on the LG G2? I was thinking of getting one to replace my S4 due to the supposed better battery life and snappier performance.
post #716 of 812
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Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post

Any opinions on the LG G2? I was thinking of getting one to replace my S4 due to the supposed better battery life and snappier performance.

 

Did you try putting a standard Android ROM on your S4, instead of touchwiz?

post #717 of 812
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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post

Did you try putting a standard Android ROM on your S4, instead of touchwiz?

Yeah but I missed a lot of the Samsung features. Plus I found the battery life to be noticeably inferior.
post #718 of 812
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Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post

Any opinions on the LG G2? I was thinking of getting one to replace my S4 due to the supposed better battery life and snappier performance.

 

It's a sweet piece of hardware....great screen, screaming CPU, etc. The button layout is not to some people's liking though. http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/09/lg-g2-review/

 

I have its predecessor, the Optimus G Pro,  and I enjoy it thoroughly. 

post #719 of 812
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Yeah but I missed a lot of the Samsung features. Plus I found the battery life to be noticeably inferior.

 

Hmm, which one did you use? My battery life increased significantly.

post #720 of 812
Instead of getting a new phone you could try getting a second battery or an even bigger one.
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