Jonesing for a new phone
Long (too long) Pre 3 owner. I have been craving a new phone for some time now. A few months back, I was going to purchase a Nexus 4. Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on how you look at it, I decided not to purchase because I thought there would be a new nexus around the corner.
The dilemma I am in now consist of waiting again. I feel the next nexus will be released in around 2-3 months, so buying the nexus 4 is out of the question. However, I do have two very cheap phones I am looking at. On Slickdeals, I found the Lumia 520 for less than a hundred. While the windows phone ecosystem has been improving, I still have my worries, especially coming from WebOS.
The other phone I am eyeing is the slightly more expensive Blu Dash. I know it's nothing great, but it is pretty much the same as a Lumia 520 spec wise, just with a, subjective, ugly body and it runs Ice Cream Sandwich. I'm not expecting any support to come to me through Blu customer service, but it'll be better than continuing to use my current phone as my daily driver.
My question for the great Verge community is, throwing OS bias to the side, which phone should I purchase while I wait for the next Nexus?