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snikelfritz 03-22-2017 08:46 AM

Recommend me an Android phone
 
I have a nexus 4, it's getting old, the battery only lasts the day with low use, it also randomly turns itself off sometimes, so it's time for an upgrade.

I know nothing of phones on the market now.

I'm happy with the Nexus 4, I wouldn't mind getting a better camera on my next phone, I do like to take the odd picture with my phone.

I rarely use my phone for gaming, it's mainly for emails / texts / internet.

If not for the battery issue I'd keep it, maybe I should just get a new battery? But it's all integrated so sort of a nuisance to switch.

I'm not on a contract, and do not want to be on a contract, so I'll pay whatever the phone costs. I could pay a lot for a fancy phone, but I sort of need to be convinced there's value. The Nexus 4 was fairly cheap, so I probably don't want to go over ~400, unless someone tells me otherwise.

Chronus 03-22-2017 08:53 AM

Check out the OnePlus phones. The OnePlus 3 was selling for $400 a few months back when I was looking at them and I know they have a slightly upgraded 3t for $440. Do a little research though because they might be about ready for the 4.

In the research that I did, granted this was a few months ago, the 3 was definitely the best value in that $400 range. The biggest downside for me was the size 5.5" is just too big of a phone for me but it might be fine for you.

yoyo 03-22-2017 09:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Chronus (Post 8913424)
Check out the OnePlus phones. The OnePlus 3 was selling for $400 a few months back when I was looking at them and I know they have a slightly upgraded 3t for $440. Do a little research though because they might be about ready for the 4.

In the research that I did, granted this was a few months ago, the 3 was definitely the best value in that $400 range. The biggest downside for me was the size 5.5" is just too big of a phone for me but it might be fine for you.

i've been happy with my oneplus phones (1, 2, and 3). sold my 1 to upgrade to the 2. mrs yoyo inherited my 2 when she lost her phone and i got the 3. phone def not too big for my hands. one handed operation is not a problem for me. very good phone for the $

have heard good things about the huawei honor phone, but have no direct experience with it

snikelfritz 03-22-2017 09:43 AM

Hmm, looks a little bigger than my current phone, may not fit quite as well in my pocket, good specs, and I like the fast charging feature.

yoyo 03-22-2017 11:31 AM

i didn't think i cared about fast charging, but i really like it now that i have it.

SlowMotionWalter 03-22-2017 11:39 AM

Got my nexus 5X on Monday. Definitely snappier than my 5. Now just waiting on a SIM card to come.

whisper 03-22-2017 12:05 PM

I'd look at the old Nexus 5x, or 6p - both have great cameras.

The Pixel is also worth looking at.

mathmajor 03-22-2017 02:28 PM

Huawei Honor 8 is a great phone. Little slippery (I shattered my screen) but for the while it's a great value in a phone. Their 5x also is, but it's a little sluggish.

Sloop John B 03-22-2017 02:28 PM

I'd probably go OnePlus 3 (or 3T) if the size isn't an issue.

I'd be wary of the Nexus 5x. There is a known issue where some (unknown) percentage of the phones bootloop after a year of use so do your research and make sure the risk would be worth it. Check out reddit.com/r/nexus5x or do a google search for some more info.

My first 5x bootlooped after about eleven months of use. Google sent me a replacement which is now maybe five months old. No issues on that one yet.

Apart from the bootlooping my 5x is (was) a great phone.

BG5150 03-22-2017 02:33 PM

iPhone 3G

http://www.pcworld.com/article/19659...ur_iphone.html


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