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Originally Posted by OmarCCX View Post

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

I couldn't be bothered carrying around a spare battery and having to charge it.

I liked Samsung's voice control specifically of the alarm and some of the smart gestures like smart stay etc. I know there are third party apps that emulate these features but I found it nicer and smoother to have them integrated into the OS.

The button layout of the G2 doesn't bother me. I think its worse to have the power button on top of the phone, plus I tried the knock on feature which works pretty consistently.

The only thing I'm worried about is resale value and how good LG will support software updates. I have a feeling it'll get KitKat and that'll be it.
Edited by dryvadeum - 11/28/13 at 1:03pm
post #722 of 830
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The only thing I'm worried about is resale value and how good LG will support software updates. I have a feeling it'll get KitKat and that'll be it.

 

There's always the long road of AOSPA ROMs. I wouldn't know much about ROMs on non Nexus devices though, since I've seen nothing else.

post #723 of 830
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There's always the long road of AOSPA ROMs. I wouldn't know much about ROMs on non Nexus devices though, since I've seen nothing else.

I was tempted to get a Nexus 5 after demoing it in store but I think the battery life and camera would be a let down.
post #724 of 830
Yeah generally Nexus devices don't have bad battery life or cameras, just not particularly brilliant
post #725 of 830
Given their price point, you can't really pick on camera performance.

Anywho.. Have any other GS4 owners had this happen? A pop up message saying "The mobile network will be unavailable until you restart with a valid sim card incerted"

My wife's phone has been doing this from time to time and she hasn't taken the back of since we got our phones.
Edited by J.Pocalypse - 11/28/13 at 9:03pm
post #726 of 830
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Originally Posted by J.Pocalypse View Post

Given their price point, you can't really pick on camera performance.

Anywho.. Have any other GS4 owners had this happen? A pop up message saying "The mobile network will be unavailable until you restart with a valid sim card incerted"

My wife's phone has been doing this from time to time and she hasn't taken the back of since we got our phones.

 

Not with my GS4, but it DID happen with my old nokia.

 

Remove the sim, clean it, put it back in. 

post #727 of 830
Basically, means it thinks there's no SIM card in it.
post #728 of 830

Well, I was the one that put the SIM in, in the first place and it seemed pretty darn snug. I can't believe that it'd shake it self loose.

post #729 of 830

Guys, Anandtech smartphone audio testing is out! They have detailed measurements of the headphone outs of the Nexus 5, Note 3, G2, and Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5. 

post #730 of 830

I had a Samsung Galaxy Nexus but it got stolen after aver a year of use. I'm now two months with the LG G2 and have to say that I feel that I've made the right choice... although I'm a Nexus Fan and I couldn't wait for the Nexus 5 to come.

 

LG G2:

PRO:

  • native support for 24bit files
  • very powerful device, didn't have any lag issue for a bit more then two months now
  • very long lasting battery
  • nice screen
  • good camera, nice pictures
  • rootable,a reasonable choice of custom ROMs available

CON:

  • not stock android, stock LG Software sucks (change ROM)
  • stock is full with bloatware
  • IR blaster weak, got to find the sweet spot in order to make it work
  • camera has sometimes a slow focus
  • glossy plastic, fingerprints easy to see on the black model. That's the reason I got a white one, almost nothing to see
  • large onscreen buttons on stock, reduces the total screen size (unless you mod it of course)
  • no changeable batttery
  • no Micro SD slot

 

I considered two sell it and to buy a N5 instead, but I think the less good camera and battery in the N5 made me think twice

It's a joy not to need to bring a charger to work, or sometimes just to forget to charge the device over night and having enough juice for half a day.

post #731 of 830
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Originally Posted by BaTou069 View Post
 

I had a Samsung Galaxy Nexus but it got stolen after aver a year of use. I'm now two months with the LG G2 and have to say that I feel that I've made the right choice... although I'm a Nexus Fan and I couldn't wait for the Nexus 5 to come.

 

LG G2:

PRO:

  • native support for 24bit files
  • very powerful device, didn't have any lag issue for a bit more then two months now
  • very long lasting battery
  • nice screen
  • good camera, nice pictures
  • rootable,a reasonable choice of custom ROMs available

CON:

  • not stock android, stock LG Software sucks (change ROM)
  • stock is full with bloatware
  • IR blaster weak, got to find the sweet spot in order to make it work
  • camera has sometimes a slow focus
  • glossy plastic, fingerprints easy to see on the black model. That's the reason I got a white one, almost nothing to see
  • large onscreen buttons on stock, reduces the total screen size (unless you mod it of course)
  • no changeable batttery
  • no Micro SD slot

 

I considered two sell it and to buy a N5 instead, but I think the less good camera and battery in the N5 made me think twice

It's a joy not to need to bring a charger to work, or sometimes just to forget to charge the device over night and having enough juice for half a day.

Same boat as you dude. I have the gnex right now. While I love it so Im looking for something new. The nexus 5 is so sexy but I cant get it on verizon. I would love to get the G2 but im not sure if I wanna ditch my Unlimited

post #732 of 830
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Same boat as you dude. I have the gnex right now. While I love it so Im looking for something new. The nexus 5 is so sexy but I cant get it on verizon. I would love to get the G2 but im not sure if I wanna ditch my Unlimited

Same here. Gnex owner on Verizon. I've been considering selling my unlimited plan for $400 on eBay and switching to t mobile unlimited for the N5. It'd save me like $50 a month. I'm a little bummed about the headphone out of the N5 though. I'm going to check whether or not the channel imbalance can be corrected in software.
post #733 of 830
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Originally Posted by gnarlsagan View Post


Same here. Gnex owner on Verizon. I've been considering selling my unlimited plan for $400 on eBay and switching to t mobile unlimited for the N5. It'd save me like $50 a month. I'm a little bummed about the headphone out of the N5 though. I'm going to check whether or not the channel imbalance can be corrected in software.

Exactly. Im paying like $160 a month for 3 lines. 2 with data. on tmobile the same thing is like $90 per month. 

 

I just looked into that selling plan thing! Thats crazy, makes it worth it even more!

 

Problem is Im worried about tMobiles service as compared to verizon. Especially their data speeds. 

 

I heard the nexus 5 has very good audio quality. Whats this headphone problem out you speak of? 

post #734 of 830

Oh also try putting 4.4 on your nexus if you havent yet. Adds a bit of life to it :) made me love the phone again. I recommend this rom: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2532320

post #735 of 830
Thread Starter 

Holy cow, I should have sold my Verizon plan with unlimited data! :blink:

 

As far as T-mobile's service goes, frankly it's not very good in my small home town, but up here in Seattle where I'm living now (which is where T-mo is headquartered, fwiw) service is not bad. I'm still not using LTE so I can't test that, but HSPA+ works fairly well and doesn't murder my battery.

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