Looking for a new phone

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones and Media Players' started by lefthandsword, Aug 20, 2016.

  1. lefthandsword
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    I lost my Z5 along with most of my data as it flew off my pocket on Space Mountain (secure your stuff before riding a rollercoaster!), I still have my Nexus 5 but I'm looking for a new phone since it's already on life support (broken volume keys+dying battery). Anyone have recommendations for sub-5.2 inch phones below $400 with good software support? I'm considering between OnePlus X, iPhone SE or a Galaxy S5.

    I should probably take advantage of Google photos and keep at least one /data backup on my computer in case this happens again.
     
  2. Justinde75

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    I would recommend a Nexus device, since I had the best experience with them. Samsung devices are badly built and Iphones aren't really customizable (Without Jailbreak). You can easily get a Nexus 6-6p for about 350 (I got my Nexus 6 brand new for 210)
     
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    @lefthandsword do as @Justinde75 stated, nexus devices are excellent for the price and their specs are top of the line. I would go for the 6/6p.
    I would recommend to you oneplus devices too, as I find their quality soberb and their price point appealing :)
    Also, don't consider
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    ios devices - don't, just don't ,they're not worth even your consideration
    2-samsung , Sony devices or big brand devices - Although nice, they're not worth the price and usually full of bloat and unnecessary stuff that ruin the android experience , and specially for Samsung devices, it's a nightmare to root or flash something custom to it, meaning that you're locked to their bullshit unless you want to void your warranty permanently (Knox bullshit)
     
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  4. emigre

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    The new Nexus phones are going to be announced soon, so hold on for them. Worse case scenario, the price of the 5X/6P will drop.
     
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    +1 to this.
     
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    I am going to rebel and say look at Motorola as I personally prefer them for the low bloat and the fact that I personally like the design choices better as a user. In addition I have to say that i find them quite affordable when it comes to price per specs.
     
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    OP wants good support which only means Nexus phones. The support the Moto phones receive have turned to shit since Lenova took over.
     
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    One of the main reason I consider iOS is Apple is better at supporting older devices (5 years vs 18-24 months offered by Android OEMs), but I think it's too restrictive and jailbreaking is getting harder with each major iOS release - at this rate we probably won't see more public JBs releases for actively signed firmwares within the next few years.
     
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    Well then if that is your case I would probably go for a Nexus. As for Ios, well it is good but if you want to jailbreak then I would just get an Android