moto G vs. iphone 4s vs. galaxy note 2 vs. nexus 5. Who is the winner ?

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It all depends on what you want and what's important to you. Moto G is the best value for your money in its price range and could sell for twice the price, oh and it's loud very loud. Storage is limited at only 8gb with no SD Card for storage expansion. However it does have some very impressive battery life. The iPhone is best if you have other Apple products for syncing purposes and that's about it, like all Apple iOS devices it's wifi is horribly slow, it lacks true multitasking & is frustrating trying to managemanage & transfer files (music & video ect) from app to app within the device. The Galaxy note 2 is the best if your an artistic type or are looking for the added functionality of the S-Pen, it's battery is also awesome & you can get almost double what most other smartphones get for battery life. It has 16gb of storage which is expandable through an SD Card up to another 64gb. . Lastly the Nexus 5 is the best value for the money and has the fastest processor, best display, most compatible apps, fastest OF updates of any android device, it doesn't have the best battery but it should get through the day with average use. The other shortfall is the sound which isn't the loudest and really my only complaint about the phone. I've had all these phones at some point and the Nexus 5 is my favorite of them all with the Note 2 coming in a fairly close second then the Moto G and lastly the iPhone.
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I have no idea to what you're referring to regarding WiFi on iOS. I just tested both my iPhone 5S and Nexus 5 (5 times each, not at the same time) and they got pretty much identical speeds (close to 18 Mbps, which is my broadband speed cap). In fact WiFi speeds have not been an issue for me, regardless of OS.

You also bring up the Nexus upgrade frequency as the best in Android (true), but it's still nothing when compared to iOS update frequency (and product support - Google's Nexus update cycle is 18 months).
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iphone 4s is pretty old and in my opinion doesn't even compete with the the others in performance. The iphone 5s is up to par and great but quite expensive. If you have a limited spending budget i'd say moto g but if you want the best performing phone it's the nexus 5 that i'd recommend. If you really want an iphone you might as well spend more on a 5s if you want to future proof your experience but thats totally my own opinion. :)
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You're all over the place there. Not taking price into consideration, these would be my choices:

1. Nexus 5
2. iPhone 4S
3. Galaxy Note 2
4. Moto G

Taking current market value of these devices into account (not Koodo's prices:

1. Nexus 5
2. Galaxy Note 2
3. iPhone 4S
4. Moto G

Taking Koodo's prices only into account:

1. Moto G
2. Galaxy Note 2
3. iPhone 4S
4. Nexus 5

But in any case, you have to decide first on what your budget is and what you want out of a phone.

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