Sources: CNET, The Wall Street Journal
quote: You can get a Nexus 4 for $300
quote: Some people value faster hardware, better applications, more battery life, better security, a smoother UI, and guaranteed updates and support.
quote: when 2 people are comparing phones a newer Android vs. iPhone 5, the iPhone user always winds up saying "mine cant do that either" an awful lot.
quote: Yup... when 2 people are comparing phones a newer Android vs. iPhone 5, the iPhone user always winds up saying "mine cant do that either" an awful lot. What is is good at are games, and web browsing with its great GPU and great batery life whle browsing... Unfortunately those 2 things are still WAY better on a bigger screen.
quote: Again Tony for the umpteenth time this is a consumer website
quote: "So, Apple makes more money" is not an answer for every technical discussion that goes on here...
quote: Apple has an incredible niche though.
quote: I’ve mentioned that Google continues to struggle at calibrating their displays. The truth is that everyone except for Apple, HTC, and occasionally Samsung, struggle at calibrating mobile displays. This continues to be the case with the Nexus 4, and the result is that accuracy could be better. I’m convinced the results that we’re getting out of the Nexus 4 basically represent no attempt at calibrating the display, and as a result the numbers suffer.
quote: No, its about a high end phone (price wise) that is missing WAY too many features.
quote: Faster GPU, not CPU, and not by alot.
quote: Price us really the biggest issue here. You can get a Nexus 4 for $300, no strings attached. Apple is not even close to competitive with that.
quote: Samsung, whose devices are coupled with Google's Android operating system, have stolen much of the smartphone market share in the U.S
quote: Apple recently slipped behind in China's smartphone market as well. Apple, which previously held the No. 4 spot in the Chinese mobile phone market, slipped to No. 6 in Q3 2012 due to its low number of shipments, according to research firm IDC. Out of China's 60 million mobile phone shipments in Q3, Apple's iPhone accounted for less than 10 percent.