Question Of The Day: Which New T-Mobile Phone Will You Buy?

What started out as a fairly mild day has turned out to be one of the most exciting days in the Android and Microsoft worlds since Google I/O and the introduction of Windows Phone 7. With the unveiling of the next-generation Nexus and T-Mobile’s entire holiday lineup, Google and Microsoft have rocketed to the front page with brand new all-star handsets. However, no matter how much we love stock Android and the promise of immediate updates, the Nexus 4 isn’t the only kid on the block and we can’t ignore that. The Nexus 4 may have the limelight today, but the Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S III and the new line of Windows Phone 8 devices aren’t going to stay quiet.

So here’s the question, which device will you go for this holiday season? Will it be the brand new Nexus 4 and the promise of early updates, or the powerhouse that is the Galaxy Note II? Perhaps the Lumia 810 or Windows Phone 8X meet your fancy? Take the poll below and tell us which device will be yours this holiday season.

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  • Deadeye37

    Its going to be the GSIII for me. I would do the Nexus 4, but it doesn’t have a microSD slot and it doesn’t have WiFi calling. If it had both of those, I would get it in a heartbeat!

  • predation

    i’m going to buy a note 2 via subsidy, flip and then rebuy nex4 and nex10 from google play. :-)

    • JR

      Not sure your math makes much sense. It can be done, but I think you’re gonna end up marking a 2 year contract for $130 savings total (

      Made some quick math:
      Calculated price of Note 2 on classic ($420),
      a resale of about $550,
      and a purchase price of $700 for N4+N10.

      You need to put $150 extra of your money to buy those

      You end up paying $570 for the $700 combo. Total savings, $130, but in a new 2 year contract, and can’t get a new subsidized for 20 more months. Make sure that’s what you want to do before you embark in this.

      Plus you’d have to pay taxes for the Note2, for the Nexus4, and Nexus10, and the $550 you’d get for the Note2 was best case scenario.

      It’s doable, just make sure that’s what you want to do, with all the consequences of the actions.

  • Ceefu

    8X for the wife, as she’s on a Radar now and really likes it. I’m using a iPhone 4S, so I’m undecided. S3 and the N7 look really nice, but I prefer the HTC build quality / metal bodies. Upgrade eligible on 11/14, so we’ll see what I do.

  • thepanttherlady

    Note 2!!

  • raitchison

    My next phone will likely be a Samsung Galaxy S IV with LTE, whether I buy it from T-Mobile or AT&T depends on T-Mobile’s ability to do the following:

    1. Fix their network coverage so it’s at least as good as it was 2 years ago.
    2. Actually deploy an LTE network.

  • JR

    I bought Galaxy Note II because price of $650 for such a device didn’t seem as bad (figured it’d cost $750+). If I have to purchase another one, say, for my wife, it’ll be the Nexus 4 directly from Google. At that price off contract it’s very hard to pass up. I still stand on my decision of getting the Note II, because it has other things I wanted, like a battery that lasts over 2 days of normal usage, a stylus that is actually useful, great specs and an incredible screen. The Nexus 4 will most likely be rooted within minutes, and will be a great toy for my wife, and for me to play with when she’s not watching…I mean…umm…Plus the only concern people have with the Nexus 4 is no LTE and lack of mSD. Well, my wife isn’t going to fill it up, so no problems there!

  • UMA_Fan

    I’m wondering if the real reason they cancelled the HTC One X G series variant was because they are launching a Nexus now.

    • Astro

      it had something to do with it not passing quality.

  • nd5

    Is the nexus 4 future proofed? What we need is a PHONE that is future proofed for LTE, not just a phablet. If the Nexus 4 isn’t, then it’s none of the above / keep waiting for me.

    • David

      The Nexus 4 doesn’t have LTE at all. No matter the carrier.

    • JR

      They might be wanting to release an LTE network before releasing phones that can take advantage of this. They might be trying to go with the LTE/non-HSPA+ model, which I hope they don’t. I hope they continue supporting both standards on phones to come. With that said, guess you’ll be waiting on hopes the S4 is the answer to your “prayers”.

      As David said, Nexus 4 will have no LTE, and, thus far, no CDMA (not that it matters…|MetroPCS|) support, either.

      Think that for several years to come, the HSPA+ that works so well on the Nexus 4 will remain active. This will not be your last purchase in the next two years, and at the price of the Nexus 4, you won’t mind either.

  • s10shane

    the lack of an SD card slot or at least a 32Gb version is the biggest killer of this sexy phone. its a shame Google doesn’t come out with a bigger version other then the 16GB one. i would fill that up way to quick.

  • Herb

    I went with “Nexus 4 from T-Mobile,” assuming we get employee pricing & availability. If not, Play Store it is!

  • Ford_Thundercougarfalconbird

    Galaxy Note II. The Nexus is tempting, but I’m waiting for reviews about build quality. I don’t want to risk buying a G2X redux.

    I’m assuming it met Google’s standards, but time will tell.

  • IneedAnswers

    I don’t get it if you buy Nexus 4 Via Google Play 8GB is only $299.99 & 16GB $349.99 with no contract if SO Google will be killing it.

  • UMA_Fan

    I’ll get the Nexus if it has WiFI Calling

  • DtheArtist

    I want to buy the Nexus 4 straight from Google (T-Mobile is not getting $600 from me like they did me on the Value plan w/ the HTC One S, then offer it for $449.99 on their website a few months later), but I think I need to stick to my HTC One S, instead of getting a new smartphone every 6 months. It’s extremely tempting tho when I had a Samsung Galaxy Nexus w/ a 4.65″ screen, but got stole & had to settle for a HTC One S with a 4.3″ screen. I have bigger fingers, not fat, but not small either. Plus my birthday is literally a week after release, so it’s like “this is calling my name.” Don’t quote me on this tho, I may just have the Nexus 4 around that time frame. Idk. Would love a HTC 8X, but am not willing to give T-Mobile $600 for that.

  • dank414

    For everyone getting a Nexus 4 with a new 2yr agreement. Wouldn’t it just be smarter to get the Note 2, ebay/craigslist it for $600-650 and then buy a new Nexus 4? You profit a little bit for the phone.

  • Richard Yarrell

    Galaxy Note 2 for me. No Lg Nexus 4 can touch the Galaxy Note 2. Glad to hear the Lg Nexus 4 added to the profolio of Tmobile. That hspa 42MPS network will be super fast for that device. Galaxy Note 2 rules on Tmobile..

  • BahamasGeek242

    I am on a legacy plan and I am currently month to month but if i can save a $100 on the 16GB model signing a 2 year contract again I have no problem I am not planing on leaving T-mobile.

    Classic plan since 2006
    1000min free nights and weekends
    unlimited data (5GB high speed then throttle)
    300 txt

    $69.72 taxes included

  • Noel

    Hands down the Nexus 4 for me and so far 47% agree. The top of the line Specs, Pure Android 4.2 and the SWEET PRICE of $299/$349 unlocked seals the deal for the N4. Just imagine if HTC was the OEM of choice for the N4…this poll will be running above 60%. Wish Google will go with HTC for a Nexus again, don’t hold back on any of the key specs and have three option models priced Google’s way…my guess is they will have a tough time meeting demand

  • 21stNow

    I’m coming around to thinking about purchasing an LG-made Nexus. I already have the Note II and the Galaxy S III. The thought of using my beloved Galaxy Nexus for another year isn’t that appealing though, so I might get a new Nexus for that. It will be from Google (or somewhere other than T-Mobile) if I do.

  • archerian

    Looks like we caught at least a few hundred idiots in a day, who would buy the N4 straight from T-mo

  • mingkee

    Since I have S3 already, I need a backup solution.
    I chose L9 because it has removable battery and SD card support.

  • Emperius

    None. I have always hated plastic gloss housing with no hardware keyboard. Half inch bezels around the screen, no microsd, etc.. Currently on the G2, and plan to until above problem (imo) are resolved. Nexus is a power device that has everything one would need in the pocket, no doubt. But not enough for me personally.

  • Chill Guy

    Nexus 4 straight from Google…if it wasn’t that obvious

  • Zombie Killer

    At the moment, I’m royally pissed off about the pricing. Nexus 4 has nice spec, but too large a screen, no sdcard slot, and most important… NO KEYBOARD. Samsung Relay is my favored choice at the moment, because it has all the specs I need (despite not being quite as advanced as N4), but to pay a premium of $200-$250 for it is TOO MUCH.

    Tmobile: If you read this, lower the price of Relay by $250 or more and I’ll buy one. If not, I’m not buying a phone AT ALL.

  • G1andonly

    I’m going with the HTC amaze, year old technology, still fits in with the big dogs of today. That’s a future proof phone

  • mike

    NOTE 2 all day , Lg phones are horrible cant believe they made a nexus device with LG ….so disappointing

  • Jay Cobb

    I was looking at the Nexus until I found out that it has NO WIFI CALLING due to being pure Google without an ounce of T-Mobile software. If the T-Mobile sold one has wifi calling, I would opt for that. Otherwise, I just can’t live without wifi calling at my home.

  • smirkis

    my plan is so cheap anyway, extending it for two years to grab it at 200 is a steal. its people who jumped the gun early and moved to a value plan who are getting fucked backwards. why should i pay google 350 when i can grab it for 200 and just extend my contract which i don’t plan on leaving anyway lol. in this case, the early bird (early adopters of value plan) didn’t quite catch the worm… suckers