Irony or Coincidence?

Well, this is my luck right now. I’ve mentioned to a JC and Diana lately that I’m jelly of how their iPhone pics and instagram posts look way nicer than mine. One of my biggest gripes when I got my Nexus 4 was that the camera wasn’t the greatest, but the phone overall was great.

Yesterday I was just talking about maybe trying out the new iPhone 5S but I was hesitant because I had the iPhone 5, so it was no different…

Then all of the sudden, today after the gym I went to go throw my bag in the trunk of my car, my left hand holding the phone got knocked the edge of my trunk and at that very moment, I thought to myself – “it better not have f***ing cracked or else I’ll rage” but at the same time I thought “If it’s cracked, it looks like I get what I wanted”. Of course it also fell face first and as I picked it up, I saw the face all cracked. Usually it’s no biggie, but this time the screen was not even responsive so I couldn’t do anything and I had no back-up phone at home.

My luck with Androids aren’t so great. My first one – I dropped on the face and it cracked. Now my second one and it also dropped on its face. SOB.

Anyways… I was lucky enough to head over to the Futureshop near my house and picked one up…

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And I’d also like to point out that it was in PERFECT condition too. I was even planning on selling it… but not anymore. UGHHHIMG_9961 copy

The kinda new 5S. I say “kinda” because it’s no different than my old 5 lolIMG_9963 copy

Also got a sweet hook on the Mophie juice case so hopefully that helps with the battery issue I always encounter. We’ll see…

Anyways, just decided to write about how lame my luck is today, and to top it off – it’s Monday tomorrow. Yay.

Made the Switch: Nexus 4

Not much going on again lately… the snow hit us hard over the past few days and it’s slowly starting to get warm and melt again. It’s always and endless and vicious cycle around this time of year.

I’ve made the switch to Android again – to the Nexus 4. I say “again” because the last time I tried was about a year and a half ago to the Samsung I9100 – which btw, was not a good experience for me and I ended up switching back to my iPhone within a few weeks. It was buggy, certain things weren’t that great, the touchscreen was less than desirable. Every time since then I’ve been debating on moving but I was always hesitant because I was scared of wasting money and experiencing the same thing all over again.

Finally, I decided to try the Nexus 4. Rich got it a while ago and I talked to him for some opinions and he’s the ultimate Apple fanboy and if he was OK with the switch, then I’d be more than OK. After talking to him for a bit, I was convinced enough and made the order. Without any help from the useless staff at Google and over a week and a half of waiting with a status of “Processing”, going back and forth in emails between them not knowing why it’s still processing to made up delivery dates to saying my account was on hold due to fraud – I canceled. Rich sent me a link on Kijiji and I got the phone within 2 days – not sure why I didn’t do that sooner… However – conclusion: Google Play staff have absolutely no idea what they’re doing.

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Size comparison, it’s not THAT much bigger than the iPhone 5. I was never impressed on the Galaxy Note or those half tablet/half phone devices that look ridiculous in your pocket and never really fit anywhere properly. This was a nice change.

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The backs. The only gripe about the Nexus 4 is that the speaker is on the back. So if it’s laying down on its back (most of the time), it muffles the sounds of notifcations and stuff. Not the best placement, but whatever.IMG_0863 copy

My homescreen. The one thing I loved about Androids is the customization. Even with jailbreak on the iPhone, you can only customize it so much before you find out it’s really still just iOS with tweaks and you didn’t change anything, you’re just hiding the stock features.  IMG_0867 copy

The lockscreen. Nice resolution and picture quality – it’s definitely a step up from what was on the market a year ago. It’s funny that I’m praising the Android system now again because just a few months ago, Rich and I froze our asses off standing in line at Apple for something like 12 hours for the iPhone 5 and now it’s just sitting there like it doesn’t mean a thing LOL.

Thanks again to Rich for helping me root it and upload the Cyanogen rom! I didn’t even get to use the stock rom at all haha. Loving it so far – haven’t missed my iPhone yet.