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Last week we asked you if you’re using Twitter’s video app Vine Almost A Year Later: Are You Using Twitter's Vine? [MakeUseOf Poll] Almost A Year Later: Are You Using Twitter's Vine? [MakeUseOf Poll] It's almost a year since Twitter launched Vine. Was Vine just a short-term gimmick, or are you still using it actively without all the noise? Let's see where MakeUseOf's readers stand. Read More . By the lack of interest in this specific poll, I barely have to look at the results to know where you guys stand. It seems that our readers don’t really care about Vine. But just for the heck of it, let’s take a look at the results, and see how those of you who did care vote.

Out of 126 votes in total, 6% use Vine and love it, 13% have a Vine account but only use it sometimes, 25% have a Vine account but never use it, and 56% of the readers who voted don’t even have a Vine account.

Full results and this week’s poll after the jump.

Due to the lack of interest and comments in last week’s poll, there’s no best comment winner this week. But, we’ll make it up to you. Next week we’re going to have two lucky winners! So carry on reading!


This week’s poll question is: iPhone 5s vs. Nexus 5, Which Would You Rather Have?


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Let us imagine for a minute that this is a perfect world. You wake up in the morning, and a nice smartphone fairy presents you with a choice. You can either have the iPhone 5s or the Nexus 5, for free. No questions asked. Which phone would you choose? The iPhone 5s and the Nexus 5 are the two most discussed smartphones on the market today. They’re very different, both in price and in specs, but they represent the everlasting rivalry between Android and iOS lovers. Between Google and Apple. So imagine you’re now faced with this questions, which phone would you choose?

Note that voting for one or the other doesn’t mean you think it’s the best phone in the world. All your voting for is for the best of the two.

Choosing a phone is not enough though, you now have to tell us why! What makes the iPhone 5s superior? What makes the Nexus 5 the best choice of the two? Tell us in the comments!

  1. Jess
    September 11, 2016 at 12:12 am

    I choose apple because I have never had a problem with them. All of my friends have said great things about Apple. Plus none of my friends or family or me have ever heard of nexus 5.

  2. Mitch
    December 16, 2013 at 2:13 am

    I've had many issues with my apple devices from the past. After switching away from the highly restrictive iOS ecosystem, I realized just exactly how much I had been missing out on. Android devices are much easier to customize, and leagues ahead of Apple in performance. I'd choose a Nexus 5 over an iPhone hands down every single time.

  3. Navanski
    November 29, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    The whole gamete of restrictions placed on Apple users makes the iPhone an absolute 'no no'. The Apple hardware and OS would have to be streets ahead of Android in order to tempt me to venture away from Android. Clearly this is not the case and so the Nexus 5 wins hands down.

  4. Jonen560ti
    November 22, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Nexus 5, because i like to feel like i own my phone

  5. Ashwin Rao
    November 7, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Nexus 5 is Andriod based and gives liberty to customize your phone according to your needs. iPhone? No, thanks! I don't want to be one in eleven using same phone, same technology and tied by closed source!

  6. MrFabulous
    November 5, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    iphone 5s so I can see how many apple haters there are reading this blog and will rage at me

    and the iphone is a symbol, and with an iphone you get laid more often. true fact.

    • true facts
      November 12, 2013 at 9:37 pm

      Iphone users are older than android users. true fact.
      Ergo you would be correct in saying iphone users have been laid more often, but this is because they have had more time on this Earth to get laid. Your mother probably has an iphone. tell me how many times shes been laid.

    • MrFabulous
      November 13, 2013 at 12:22 am

      Lol I love how you changed your name to true facts.

      In all honesty they are both great devices with great capabilities.

      nexus: 5' screen, android (open as hell)
      iphone: better camera, fingerprint, metal, ios (closed unit great)

      honestly it comes down to personal preference.
      Im definitely not a fanboy. Unlike some idiots, just cause I might like one better doesn't mean the other sucks.
      Personally I'm going with the iPhone since I like the wider selection of apps there and I don't need the bigger screen or customizable stuff.
      I can live without my phone. I don't need android, I'd rather have a quick simple os.

      again both are amazing but my personal choice is this. I'm not stupid though, the nexus is also amazing. Just look at the vote. But don't hate.

  7. Eric
    November 5, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Between the two, I would have to go with the Nexus 5. I would not want the finger print scanner on the 5s. If you were giving me my choice, I'd take an iPhone 5c.

    For the record, I have used iPhone 4 on iOS 6 and 7. I have also used Android 2.x (HTC Incredible) and 4.x (Galaxy S4). I have spend time installing apps on both platforms and syncing music, configuring email and supporting other users.

    There are things that I like about both platforms and things that frustrate me on both.

    iOS is more consistent, easier to use and easier to explain. Apple's VIPs, Do Not Disturb give me exactly the notifications I want and no more.

  8. RaV
    November 5, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Wouldn't use an iPhone if I was paid $100 a week for it..
    And would never be caught dead with one in my hand, that puny thing just makes me cringe, ahh..

  9. Jim Bruce
    November 5, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    I love the way the Apple products work seamlessly... No configuration required... The money's an issue, but Apple have me to ransom as I have purchased so many apps over the years that I can't afford to re-buy them again for another platform... This might change however as we start seeing apps being re-charged for on IOS 7 revamps... Is this the way out?

  10. Jim Bruce
    November 5, 2013 at 11:35 am

    I love the way the Apple products work seamlessly... No configuration required... The money's an issue, but Apple have me to ransom as I have purchased so many apps over the years that I can't afford to re-buy them again for another platform... This might change however as we start seeing apps being re-charged for on IOS 7 revamps... Is this the way out?

  11. Jim Bruce
    November 5, 2013 at 11:30 am

    I love the way the Apple products work seamlessly... No configuration required... The money's an issue, but Apple have me to ransom as I have purchased so many apps over the years that I can't afford to re-buy them again for another platform... This might change however as we start seeing apps being re-charged for on IOS 7 revamps... Is this the way out?

  12. Jacques Venter
    November 5, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Always been an Apple person, currently have a MacBook Pro and an iPhone 4S and love the way they sync up. Apple has its flaws here and there but I still love it. And seeing as I have a 4S I'd be happy to upgrade to a 5S, in my opinion I'm sticking to what I know and love.

  13. Gord
    November 5, 2013 at 8:28 am

    I was an ipod user, as it was a gift. I will never buy one, Android is a much better platform. I have been using Android ever since.

  14. Pedro Antonio J
    November 5, 2013 at 8:04 am

    It seems Nexus 5 could be the best Android option in the market today. I prefer Android vs. Apple.

  15. Harshit M
    November 5, 2013 at 7:33 am

    Well i am a Nexus guy. But the iphone makes heads turn around not the nexus plus it has more functionality than Nexus and better resale value plus a long product life. So.....Iphone it is.

  16. Ninad Kochkar
    November 5, 2013 at 4:57 am

    Apple was nothing but Steve Job's show. He was a great designer and true innovator. He had the capability to take bold decisions.
    Android is the future. Google is slowly improving it, but it is already giving more choices to consumer. There us not even a single functionality which iphone offers and is not there/can not be given in android products. After few years we will not even do this comparison when android will completely take over the mobile space

  17. Hondohasher
    November 5, 2013 at 3:39 am

    I have switched back and forth between Android and iOS for many years. I currently have the Nexus 4. It is a beautiful phone but its already on the large side for me. I can't see going to a larger phone. For my purposes, the 4 inch screen is easier to handle for my active lifestyle and will suit me well. Specs are not the be all for me. Now, it might be a tougher call if it were against the Moto X.

  18. Glenn
    November 5, 2013 at 2:55 am

    Nexis 5, don't care for the limitations of Apple products.

  19. Omi Dreamer
    November 4, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    I think mainly because I believe overall nexus (Google) is a better brand that create and fills the design component of an ideal gadget. Due to my laziness to research actually specifics that will support my opinion I'll have to end my comment :)

  20. Faysal Faruk
    November 4, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    You dont have an i phone you dont have an i phone. Simple

  21. Graylin G
    November 4, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    The Nexus 5 looks like a winner for Google. I would, however, choose the Apple 5s over the 5.

    Security issues and 64-bit processing aside, the thing that Apple brings to the table is a track record of supporting previous generations of the iPhone. iOS 7 will support the 4, 4s, 5 and now the 5s. When Google can show that kind of commitment to their hardware, then they will be a serious contender. Until then they will simply have to undercut Apple's prices to maintain appeal.

    • WorknMan
      November 4, 2013 at 11:58 pm

      Although you can technically run iOS7 on an iPhone 4, I'm not sure you'd really want to :P

  22. Paul S
    November 4, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    I already have a lot invested in apps and music with apple and would not be worth it to change. Plus, I am happy with my iPhone.

  23. Branislav
    November 4, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Hi I would take the iphone sell it and buy nexus 5 and n7 and with the rest of the money I will drink cofee :D

  24. Jason Williams
    November 4, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Because Android!

  25. Paul
    November 4, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Well, since I'm stuck in the "Nexus? We don't need no stinking Nexus!!" land of VZW, I have to go iPhone 5s. Don't get me started on their terribly limited, bloated Android lineup and 2 versions behind updates.

  26. Paul V
    November 4, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Nexus 5, android rocks!!

  27. Brayden Davis
    November 4, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Recently, I made the switch from using Microsoft's line of products (Outlook, Office, etc.) to Google's line of products. I have found that Google syncs very well, and their free office suite is just as good (if not better) than the very pricey Microsoft Office.

    Also, from a purely aesthetic viewpoint, I prefer very minimalist and clean interfaces. The Nexus 5 looks very nice, and a lot less full of clutter than the iPhone.

    I will definitely be getting a Nexus 5 sometime in the near future.

  28. G P Witteveen
    November 4, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    The thing about emerging communication technology is to know when the old way is best; when the new way works best; and when there is little difference in the one way or the other way. That is the only way to keep from jumping at the Next Big Thing. So I prefer to carry a prepaid 'burner' phone for voice and another portable device for reading, search, and so on. That is why I skip the iPhone and vote for the Nexus.

  29. David wilson
    November 4, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    iPhone 5S

    I like the quality apps, some of which I cannot get on the Nexus. We have all apples in the house and everything is always ready for us no matter which desktop, laptop, ipad or iphone we get on, that to me is worth the lack of openness. Openness just because it is open does not make sense if it cannot provide the tools you need for your situations.

  30. sanjay srikonda
    November 4, 2013 at 11:54 am

    iphone, if you have nothing to say, introduce a new crappy "colorful" version.

  31. Abhinav Singh
    November 4, 2013 at 11:10 am

    It will be great to read your unbaised response.
    On one hand, you have to a supreme OS UI with everything so highly regulated and simple to use but available at a very huge price and on the other hand Android which is somewhat complex in their UI and fake apps keep on bouncing on.

  32. seal
    November 4, 2013 at 8:29 am

    iphone 5 for sure. It's worth more. Sell it, buy a nexus 5 and get a steak dinner.

  33. Arxadius S
    November 4, 2013 at 8:16 am

    You know somehow I think MUO makes money out of starting fights between Apple fanboys and fAndroids. Just sayin'.

  34. Khoa
    November 4, 2013 at 6:52 am

    I love using android, especially Nexus series: good price, good performance, acceptable camera. Although there are still minor problems such as no microsd card, in my opinion, nexus 5 is better than iphone 5s

  35. Milinda A
    November 4, 2013 at 5:29 am

    My simple plane is Nexus 5 !

  36. Sean
    November 4, 2013 at 2:09 am

    Build wise and thanks to some special apps, iphone is the phone of choice. I'd like to get the 5s - my mac book pro and imac can sync with the iphone easily - but the price is a deterrent. At nearly half the price, nexus 5 is my choice. And, bigger screen is another plus.

  37. Scott Sanders
    November 4, 2013 at 1:10 am

    Nexus 5 without question. Apple is no longer the innovator. They still have beautiful products. But all the innovation is coming from Google and Samsung. Even HTC and LG are being more innovative than Apple. The magic is gone since Steve Jobs died.

  38. Hassayampa Slim
    November 3, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Much prefer the "Open" environment of the Nexus.
    Never cared for the "Controlling" attitude of Apple.

  39. Irwin
    November 3, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    The openness of Android vs. the closed garden of Apple.

  40. Henry L
    November 3, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Nexus 5: 413
    iPhone 5: 141

    I chose Nexus 5

    414 to 141 :P

  41. John
    November 3, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    That an easy one Ill take iPhone over shady google and crappy android anyday. Let google harvest private data from android users i will stick with IOS its way better than lagdroid. IOS has way better apps than android anyway. iPhone FTW

    • Anonymous
      November 5, 2013 at 7:13 am

      You probably don't realise, but iOS has been slower than Android for about a year & iOS7 really hadn't helped in that respect. Stock Android ifs lightning fast and HTC Sense 5 is really zippy. Don't get me started on appallingTouchwizz, it looks & feels like devices from 2 years ago. Google are taking Android in the right direction making it faster & leaner,whereas Samsung are screwing it up

    • John
      November 6, 2013 at 2:27 pm

      What a load of bull shit IOS is way better than lagdroid. Project butter quickly turned to project lard. Just do the research and see that IOS 7 easily beats android. and dont get me started on shady google harvesting user private data i wouldnt use android if you payed me. But i agree with you on samsung screwing it up :-)

  42. qox
    November 3, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    I'll take the iphone, sell it and buy 2 nexus 5, thank you very much.

  43. JustReboot
    November 3, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    I'm sorry Apple is simply too much of a locked down ecosystem. Sure they have some cutesy stuff, but overall Google has Apple beat by a long-shot. Additionally most vendors are completely on-board with accessories and third party apps/Roms, you name it (in addition to instant updates from Google). What more can you ask? Lastly, I know the question was '...for free' but in the real world uh $350 vs $650 for more technology? No brainer... typo on user name before :)

  44. Charles R
    November 3, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Coincidence that the Nexus 4 and 5 are simultaneously for sale when the iPhone lines that bear the same number are? I think not. Next year, iPhone 6, and Nexus 6, called it a year early!

    • trevor
      November 4, 2013 at 5:46 pm

      you do know that the 4 and 5 refer to the screen size and not the iphone line right?

    • Charles R
      November 5, 2013 at 11:43 pm

      While you're correct that it doesn't refer to the iPhone line, the iPhone as yet to reach 5" in screen size. The iPhone 5/5s/5c only have 4" screens.

      My comment was referencing what I was thinking about this last year, when phones with Android were increasing in sales and screen sizes. Apple finally updated the screen size on the iPhone 5. Is Apple really going to go another few years with the same screen size, like they did for so long with the 3.5" screen? People are buying larger-screened phones like the Note series, S3/S4, and other flagship Android phones with large screens in droves.

  45. Roman K
    November 3, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Because of the sweet OS Android 4.4 KitKat! :)

  46. Hildy J
    November 3, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Forgetting the i/A war, I'd get the Nexus for what it can do versus the iPhone. It is more feature rich and the capabilities of its apps are greater than that of the iPhone. The apps may be more fluid but the range of them is limited outside of games. iPhone is a better fashion statement and still has a certain status symbol value but I'm of an age where that doesn't matter as much to me - I prefer the Bauhaus idea that form should follow function. The Nexus, OTOH, is much cheaper and that does matter.

    P.S. My Nexus 5 (black, 32GB) has made it from Kentucky to Ohio and is due at my door on Tuesday.

  47. Casey
    November 3, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Neither! I want a Nokia's Lumia 1520!

  48. Azamat E
    November 3, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Definitely Nexus 5. But I wouldn't mind getting an iPhone 5S as a gift :) (price is just outrageous for a smartphone, come on aPPLE)

  49. Darren C.
    November 3, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Honestly, I almost never vote for Apple, but I personally feel that the iPhone 5s tops the Nexus 5 by a tiny margin. Though, a bit of personal preference might come in play. Why?

    1. 5s has a larger storage option of 64gb compared to the max Nexus 5 storage of 32gb. Though some people would ask what kind of person needs 64gb on a cellphone.
    2. I've seen the Slo-mode option at play on a friend's phone and it's quite useful for watching things in slow motion when it's going to fast.
    3. It's metal body compared to the Nexus 5 plastic gives it a more premium feel.
    4. iPhones will always have a better resale value after 2 years making it a better investment.
    5.. This one is personal preference but the small size of the iPhone 5s is something I prefer. I'm not sure when but phones seem to be getting bigger these days and they stick out with a huge bulge on my tighter jeans.

    Before anyone calls me a Apple fanboy, I would like to note that I'm a Samsung fan.

  50. Arron W
    November 3, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    I prefer the size of the iPhone myself, having lady hands, I like my phones not to be massive bricks, I already own a tablet for that. That said, there is nothing else remotely attractive about it, and I will choose the Nexus every time. The Desire S is the best sized phone for me, that I can think of right now

  51. Prasan H
    November 3, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    On ios game data gets saved automatically online... :D
    & virus free.....i guess
    automatically updates everything
    and is de best with figer sensor and thin stunning body

    • Kevin
      November 4, 2013 at 5:49 pm

      Android saves game data online as well. And comments carry much more weight when they are written using correct English...

  52. Alex D
    November 3, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    I'll have to say Nexus. I'm not an Apple guy, never will be. I like the feeling of customizing that's much deeper than just what apps to use and what background to apply to my phone. Plus, I've never really liked Apple's business model as a whole. Forced exclusively to make people pay more than they should, Foxconn because Foxconn, and just paying a lot of money for something you could build yourself cheaper. Well, I ranted more about Apple than the iPhone 5 C(heap) and S(hut up and take my money). Oh well.

    • James B
      November 4, 2013 at 11:20 am

      Oh come on - "foxconn because foxconn"? You do realise they actually have one of the BEST track records for treating workers? Do you even know who produces the Nexus 5 and how their factories treat workers? I'd rather choose transparency and efforts to improve the situation than blind ignorance any day.

  53. Rick S
    November 3, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    Nexus 5, without hesitation.

  54. Myra V
    November 3, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    iphone is not the top phone anymore.

  55. Richard B
    November 3, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    As as ex-Apple, now Android user (and Linux user on my computer), I have to go with the Nexus 5. Though I will say that the iPhone 5S has better camera options (and maybe even a better camera, but the Auto-Awesome on the N5 might top it now), and that 120FPS slo-mo mode is just awesome. There are things I like on both phones, but the N5 would have to be my choice.

  56. Paul
    November 3, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    I have a Nexus 4 and would like to buy a Nexus 5, but it may be a while before I do that since I just bought this phone a few months ago. But I have an iPod touch sooooo having an iPhone 5s would be okay too. :p

  57. android underground
    November 3, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Easy one. Get the iThing for free, sell it, buy a Nexus, and spend the difference on a weekend full of drugz n booze.

    • N Tiwi
      November 3, 2013 at 5:43 pm

      That's the smartest reply and the best way to get some moolah our way while these billion dollar companies make money off us.

  58. Robert Blanchette
    November 3, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    I had an iPhone 4s and I'll be upgrading to a 5s. I personally find iOS to be intuitive and many other devices support the iOS platform. No, it's not "open and free" as it is in Linux, but I feel that with the testing process and closed architecture it provides a more stable environment. Just my opinion. But when it comes to computers, I'm a Windows 7 guy. So I'm not an Apple fanboy. ;)

  59. likefunbutnot
    November 3, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    I'll reconsider my opinion of iOS on the day that I can download an arbitrary file to one and open it in any application of my choosing. There are 10 year old smartphones that are more functional than anything that runs iOS. It's appalling and I can't believe anyone is willing to tolerate it.

  60. -- DSW
    November 3, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Open v. Closed. Easy...

    • James B
      November 4, 2013 at 11:17 am

      No virus VS virus. Easy!

    • James B is stupid
      November 11, 2013 at 8:37 am

      virus if you're stupid enough not to read the app review

    • Anthony
      December 17, 2013 at 7:45 am

      iPhone 5S is more stable and smoothly fast. Nexus is as fast as iPhone 5S but it's not as smooth as iPhone 5S and experiences some crashes from time to time.

  61. Dominic C
    November 3, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    As far as looks are concerned, the iPhone 5s looks way better than the nexus 5. If going for looks and a phone (the function to call and text someone) only, I will pick the Iphone. However when dealing with my schoolwork and games, I rather the bigger screen as it offers better view as more of the document can be displayed or a larger screen to play games on, the nexus 5 would win in those department.

  62. CMYKirk
    November 3, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Nobody syncs my life better than Apple!
    Yes, I have an iMac and a MacBook Pro and use Macs at work... so, why would I want to put a Google into it and mess it up!?!

    • N Tiwi
      November 3, 2013 at 5:41 pm

      If you use GMail, Google Maps, Google Search, YouTube etc. - you already have Google in your life. Google Apps are the most downloaded apps on iTunes.

    • Krastan D
      November 4, 2013 at 2:34 am

      cuz Android is better.

    • Simons Robert
      November 4, 2013 at 10:51 am

      I cannot but agree! What makes the iPhone 5s superior? - Apple does! With appearance of their iOS our way of thinking changed! And they continue to amaze us! Respect their all products!

  63. Michael
    November 3, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    I prefer performance and apples bustling ecosystem

  64. Paul Harris
    November 3, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    My current contract expires in February 2014 and I have been reading specs, reviews, news items, and problems occurring with both Iphone and Nexus 4.

    Apple had problems, bad antennas, over-heating batteries, and poor map software, to name a few things, but I haven't read many complaints about the Nexus line, other than no SD expansion slot and a sealed battery system. (Iphone sealed also)

    I also prefer Google's Nexus phone for its open system, quick updates and a much more reasonable price. I don't like dealing with Apples' proprietary connections.

    Unless something miraculous happens before February, I shall be getting a Nexus 5, through either a contract or an out-right purchase.

  65. Palu
    November 3, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    the 5C was apple giving us the middle finger. only 100$/€ "cheaper"? GTFO

  66. Db
    November 3, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    I really dislike the forced eco system of much more flexibility from the droid platform. The developers that work on CMod etc are can literally customize your experience any which way one would desire. Still working with a Galaxy S3 & an HTC Droid Inc2. Wifey poo loves the HTC running CM so much that I flipped her tablet & popped CM10 there...

  67. netflexx
    November 3, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Well, that one is easy - never was an Apple guy and never will be. I'd prefer a Nexus over anything that has an Apple on it everytime.

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