"$649 for the cheapest iPhone, $749 for the 32GB model, and $849 for 64GB."
Also known as "Too expensive; what, $100 for 16GB of NAND?; but now you only want $100 for 32GB of NAND?"
Hateful. Give me a goddamn microSD slot any day.
A unlocked iPhone 5 will cost $649 in America, according to listings popping up on Apple's own website which seem to have made it on there by accident. There are no official results for unlocked iPhone 5s on Apple's site, but a search for "unlocked iPhone 5" reveals a list of prices for the handset, as spotted by Apple Insider …
Pretty sure built in flash will be faster and more reliable. Handling the varying brands of SD cards with their varying timings and quality is quite a feat. Not to mention ebay SD card fakes.
If you stick a crap SD card in the phone and it crashes resulting in loss of your data I reckon you're going to be pissed off at Apple when it's not really their fault is it?
"Don't forget the Nexus 4's high speed LTE radio ... oops."
For most of the world, an LTE radio = pointless battery drain since like here in the UK, there's about 10 places it can be used. If you're not in one of those places, it's just another radio wasting battery scanning for the network. I'd rather no LTE and a longer battery life.
Not to mention if demand crops up, I'm sure an LTE N4 will be made available, just like a CDMA Galaxy Nexus was. This is really no different to Apple not adopting NFC yet because they don't think it's ready. LTE isn't worth it yet either in most places.
1) They're pretty darn big places, and that number will increase rapidly over the next 2 years (which is how long most people's contracts last)
2) Battery drain is no worse than 3G (and sometimes better)
3) 38MB/sec download, 27MB/sec up, those are real world numbers I've got in doors in an area where 3G is highly over subscribed.
Lack of memory expansion puts me off the Nexus 4 but on the flipside it is a reasonably priced phone for the specs. The lack of LTE really is not a big deal. The iPhone 5 is a single band device and the only LTE service in the UK is an expensive joke. By the time LTE matures and gets cheaper there'll be better phones that might justify actually using it.
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