Having now had the opportunity to closely examine few different smart phones, I can honestly say that the iPhone is severely behind the times. The operating system is, by far, the most polished – but the screen is way too small and features/settings are quite lacking.

I’m not going on a long ramble with a comparison. If you want that, there are plenty of articles to read and videos to watch across the web. What I AM going to do is point out a few obvious things that some people may not know about.

The iPhone screen is pathetic. Sure, it’s clear and looks very nice – but there’s nothing to it. It’s too F’ing small. If you like TINY screens, than the iPhone is perfect for you as long as you don’t mind missing some cool features found in many Android phones. If you like medium sized or big screens, you’re shit out of luck – the iPhone is not for you.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 has a huge screen. It’s very impressive. Everything looks great on it. To me, this one feature makes it worth having over the iPhone. However, the operating system is crap. Very, very (very) unpolished. It’s F’ing quirky. Think Mac OS X vs Windows XP. Yes, it’s THAT bad. Think Lexus in 1990 vs Cadillac in 1990. Yup, that bad also. But the amount of adjustability is far superior to that of the iPhone. So I can deal with it. Build quality is also a bit on the cheap side. The camera is freaking amazing, though.

The LG Nexus 4 with Google’s native Android operating system feels much more solid in your hand. The operating system is also far less quirky. The screen isn’t quite as big as the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the camera isn’t as good either. But it’s a solid feeling phone that works well. And it doesn’t have all the F’ING CRAP bloatware that Samsung throws on their shit. It gets in the way. It’s annoying. And useless.

Both these Android phones allow that new swipe-typing (whatever it’s called) and it works great. Far better than typing on a screen with no keys to feel. Apple needs to get something like this. They also need to get working on that larger iPhone and CANNOT make it just a little bigger than the current iPhone. A small iPad is too large for me. I want something that fits in my pocket that actually has a reasonable amount of screen real estate.

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Geno Castellano
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Unfortunately, the Nexus 4 goes away again… There’s one quirk that I just cannot stand. You know how the iPhone screen goes black/blank when you hold it up to your ear in a conversation? Than lights up when you pull it away from your ear to look at it? That always works flawlessly with the iPhone. Not so much with the Nexus 4. I’m sure it was an “app” that caused the problem but I have a thousand apps installed on my iPhone and that never happened. Everything just works. And that’s what makes the iPhone a very polished device.… Read more »
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And…the phone is fixed. $160 – but at least I can use the phone again. I walked into a local store and waited about 30 minutes for the screen to be replaced. Now I’m awaiting a protective case to arrive from Amazon.com. Besides being very delicate, this is a better phone than the iPhone 5. At least in my opinion.

Geno Castellano
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As a quick update to this post, I have to say the LG Nexus 4 is quite a good smart phone. So good, in fact, that I’d replace my iPhone 5 with it. The screen is a good size and everything works the way I expect it to. As mentioned, the operating system and functionality is very solid. One problem, however… I dropped it once – and the phone was finished. Done deal. I dropped it from waist level out of my pocket – and that was the end of it. It’s a shame because I really liked the phone… Read more »
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