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Blackberry Z10 or Nexus 4 ????

Wife's HTC Desire S is starting to play up so it's time to look for something else.
Budget is £100ish. I know I can get Moto G brand new but willing to consider other decent models 2nd hand.
I reckon I could pick up an iPhone 4s on eBay for about £120 but there's 2 other options can't decide between...
Nexus 4 or BB Z10. The specs are equally comparable on both so I guess it comes down to OS. The Z10 has better camera. i don't think she'll be overly bothered about microSD card slot. The seamless transition from one Android device to another would be great but that's just a one-off
Never used BB OS.

What do you good folks think?

Most Useful Answer babaloo15  Jun. 29, 2014 at 18:21

z10 all the way. it takes a day or so to get used to the gesture based os but once you do, you'll love it. Android apps are supported, very secure phone and almost never needs a reboot.

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loofer  Jun. 29, 2014 at 16:06

Add Nokia Lumia 925 to that list as it might just be available within budget if I'm patient enough

babaloo15  Jun. 29, 2014 at 18:21

z10 all the way. it takes a day or so to get used to the gesture based os but once you do, you'll love it. Android apps are supported, very secure phone and almost never needs a reboot.

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 29, 2014 at 19:14

I went back to a Blackberry Z10 3 days ago. After trying all sorts of Androids, and iPhones,
I'm glad, actually.

Many Android apps now work fine on the Z10, and the latest BB OS updates have made
quite some positive change.
I'm using a Lumia 1520 on the side. I love that one, too, but the 6in frame is just too awkward for use as an everyday kinda phone.
The Z10 at current discount prices is actually quite excellent.
Just recently one of the big sites retested it: the BB oS10 browser is still the fastest web browser on ANY smartphone. And Twitter and Facebook integration are much improved now.
The Z10 sends a tweet faster than the One M8, iPhone 5s or Lumia 1520.
And the fuzzfree clean hub is now really as good as they made it out to be. For quick communication on the go, it's very nice. Unintrusive.

Also: in addition to Blackberry Link (MTP) it can do Mass Storage Mode - plays nice with Mac and Linux in addition to Windows.

Another sign that BB improved the OS: when I started to use it again
I inserted a 64GB Micro SD card with close to 20,000 photos on it.
After an initial scan, the gallery now opens in no time, and no blank squares when it's trying to generate thumbs - hello, Android ;)

WalterB  Jun. 29, 2014 at 21:56

Z10 all the way - the new 10.3 software update soon coming out makes the BB software even better, and it is already the best OS! Compare them against each other, compare function to function and you will see the BB OS is much easier to use, less keystrokes and more fluid to use. That does not mention the HUB which is great to use! The only issue I had with the Z10 (currently have a Z30) is the battery life. If you can afford the few extra dollars for a Z30, it's well worth it. Best of luck on your selection. The Nexus 4 would be the 2nd best choice.

loofer  Jun. 30, 2014 at 11:50

Wow, seems clear cut BBZ10 then. Thanks folks. Just wait hoping that Argos/eBay £130 deal comes along again

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