Thursday, September 29, 2011

iPhone 5 vs Nexus Prime Hype


This Tuesday, October 4, 2011, Apple is going to announce the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 will most likely go on sale within a couple weeks of the announcement. Maybe even within a couple of days!

Verizon, Samsung, and/or Google will announce the Nexus Prime the following Tuesday, October 11, 2011. The Nexus Prime is expected to go on sale late October or early November. For those of you that are unfamiliar with the Nexus line of phones, think of it as the closest thing we have to a pure "Google Phone". The Nexus Prime would then be the "Google Phone III". *

The next thirty days are the most anticipated days in the history of cell phones. If you are thinking of buying a cell phone in the next month, do not! At least not until you see what the iPhone 5 and Nexus Prime are about. Consider yourself fortunate that you are looking for a phone during this time.

You have two phones that are finally worthy of each other. If we cannot get Pacquiao vs Mayweather, life has given us this epic battle.

The iPhone will finally debut on multiple carriers, which are AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon. Yes, Verizon had the iPhone 4, but they got it late, with the assumed knowledge that in less than a year the iPhone 5 was coming out. And we now have Sprint! This is great news for people like me that considered the iPhone the best overall phone, but were put off by AT&T. Let us hope that Sprint keeps their monthly prices low. Furthermore, there is a feeling that as part of the iPhone deal, Sprint will kill the unlimited data plans for new customers.

The iPhone 5 is rumored be getting a bigger screen size compared to the previous 4 iPhones, from 3.5" to at least 4.0". The iPhone5 must be 4G. If it is not 4G, it is a deal breaker, stay away people.

The Nexus Prime will be the first phone with Android 4.0. The Nexus Prime will debut only on Verizon. However, there is hope that after a couple of months it will go to other carriers. Android 4.0 is rumored to have a revamped user interface. The Nexus Prime needs to have a significantly improved battery life, especially while using 4G. The standard should be charging your phone once per day, which is normally done during our slumber hours.

At the moment, I am leaning towards getting an iPhone 5, but since I do not know the details, much is sure to change. It is all hype now. Justified hype.

*The Nexus One was the first "Google Phone", it was released in January 2010. The Nexus S was the "Google Phone II", it was released in January 2011. You can be a super-nerd and argue that the G1 was the original Google Phone, it was released October 2008, but we all know that the G1 was the Google Phone beta.

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