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2017 Upgrade Path - What device are you upgrading to in 2017 ?
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Default 2017 Upgrade Path - What device are you upgrading to in 2017 ? - 12-22-2016, 16:35 | posts: 7,719 | Location: In Paradise :)

Looking forward for a Samsung Galaxy S8.
   
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Default 12-22-2016, 17:58 | posts: 13,041 | Location: Scotland

Well I didn't smash my phone this year, lets see if I can keep this up and not buy another one in 2017.
   
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Well I didn't smash my phone this year, lets see if I can keep this up and not buy another one in 2017.
good luck !
   
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Default 12-23-2016, 05:48 | posts: 2,736 | Location: Ibaraki, Japan

Having iPhone6plus for 2 years now. No problems so far. Hopefully it serve another 3 years to justify pricetag.


   
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Default 12-23-2016, 16:44 | posts: 19,858 | Location: US East Coast

I'm ending 2016 with an N6P.... Hopefully it'll survive 2017. At 8 months old, my N5x already had to be replaced. IMHO, after several months, the N5x was a poor replacement for the N5....


   
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Default 12-24-2016, 07:08 | posts: 20,704 | Location: Turkey

What is coming as a good phone in 2017? Samsung s8? Better eve a big screen At least 3500 mah phone pls. No? Why =(
   
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Default 12-24-2016, 10:42 | posts: 4,281 | Location: Cheshire, England

Nothing atm

Nexus 5x isn't good enough
Nexus 6p has battery issues and can be broken easily
Pixel has freezing and sound issues

Guess my Nexus 6 will see another year, won't be buying anything from companies like Samsung that are terrible with updates.
   
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Default 12-24-2016, 10:57 | posts: 5,920 | Location: Israel

Wanted to get Mate 9, but it's not even out here and 2017 is here.

GS8 seems to be a winner, a lot depend on it device for sammy, i hope it will be big with huge battery and explosion friendly
   
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Default 12-24-2016, 12:31 | posts: 9,983

I'm waiting for the Global release of the Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime (with Band 20 LTE) then I'll get that to replace my Galaxy S3 which basically has no battery life and chokes browsing the internet.
   
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Default 12-25-2016, 22:48 | posts: 1,278 | Location: South Jersey

Have a Nexus 6P now.. Nexus 4, Nexus 10, Nexus 7, Nexus 4G before that...

I'm going to upgrade late in 2017 to whatever the followup to the current Google Pixel is. I'm skipping the Pixel as it's a marginal upgrade if that compared to the 6P
   
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Default 12-25-2016, 23:06 | posts: 369 | Location: Auckland

Looking at the LG V20. Was initially interested in the Note 7, but for obvious reasons that was a no-go.
   
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Default 12-25-2016, 23:10 | posts: 3,291 | Location: Sheffield UK

S8 edge.
   
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Default 12-26-2016, 00:03 | posts: 15,642 | Location: USA

iPhone 8 or Galaxy S8
   
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Default 12-26-2016, 13:59 | posts: 13,754 | Location: Proxima \/82

looks like I'll be sticking with Galaxy Alpha, unless this new galaxy A3 2017 delivers., one render looked cool if its really like that then I just might upgrade.


http://www.sammobile.com/2016/12/07/...s-and-a-video/

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Default 12-26-2016, 15:16 | posts: 19,858 | Location: US East Coast

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Nothing atm

Nexus 5x isn't good enough
Nexus 6p has battery issues and can be broken easily
Pixel has freezing and sound issues

Guess my Nexus 6 will see another year, won't be buying anything from companies like Samsung that are terrible with updates.
Nexus 5x isn't good enough? That's an understatement.... After 8 months, my 5x became nearly useless. Mine freezes constantly....it won't backup at all. I lost all of the data on the phone when I switched to the 6P....


   
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Default 12-26-2016, 16:39 | posts: 9

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Looking forward for a Samsung Galaxy S8.
What phone you currently own?

I'm okay with my Galaxy S7 and I think he serve me 3-4 years without problems. So maybe I change it on something like Galaxy S11.
   
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Default 12-26-2016, 16:46 | posts: 7,719 | Location: In Paradise :)

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What phone you currently own?

I'm okay with my Galaxy S7 and I think he serve me 3-4 years without problems. So maybe I change it on something like Galaxy S11.
Samsung Galaxy S6 , i change my phone every 2 to 3 years.
   
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Default 12-27-2016, 17:45 | posts: 4,281 | Location: Cheshire, England

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Nexus 5x isn't good enough? That's an understatement.... After 8 months, my 5x became nearly useless. Mine freezes constantly....it won't backup at all. I lost all of the data on the phone when I switched to the 6P....
Looks like the 6P has issues of it's own. Bootloop issues, battery issues and then this.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTIaUH6PIvo
   
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Default 12-27-2016, 18:01 | posts: 9

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Samsung Galaxy S6 , i change my phone every 2 to 3 years.
Maybe better skip next year and give Samsung more time to solve problem with exploding batteries?
   
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Default 12-27-2016, 20:17 | posts: 19,858 | Location: US East Coast

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Looks like the 6P has issues of it's own. Bootloop issues, battery issues and then this.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTIaUH6PIvo
That video is a joke. He claims he's only applying "a little bit of pressure" during his "bend test" but you can see him struggling to bend it. How many people put a lighter to a phone? Only idiots. During his "scratch" test, you can see him increase the pressure he's applying to the screen, which results in it cracking.

Every phone has issues of some sort, but the creator of that video is an idiot.

Nexus 5x has boot loop issues, random reboot issues, battery issues, lag, freezing...... There's a lot list of issues that keep becoming more and more obvious as Google releases updates for it.


   
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Default 12-27-2016, 20:41 | posts: 9,392 | Location: USA

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He claims he's only applying "a little bit of pressure" during his "bend test" but you can see him struggling to bend it.
It bent relatively easy.

Check another review like the ip7, his hands are shaking profusely in that video but phone does not bend.
   
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Default 12-28-2016, 13:03 | posts: 8,232 | Location: London, United Kingdom

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Looking at the LG V20. Was initially interested in the Note 7, but for obvious reasons that was a no-go.
I was going to buy the new LG V20, however, aside from the great specification and the fact it comes with Nougat, I did not like the looks. It's hideously ugly.

I settled for the previous LG V10 instead. Beautiful phone and really sexy looking in every possible way. Great phone with many more positives than negatives.

Fantastic 1440p screen, superb 16mp camera, glass front and metal bezels, decent battery, dual sim, 64Gb built in memory plus room for an external SD card, 4gb ram, etc...
   
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Default 12-28-2016, 18:13 | posts: 828 | Location: Old England

I'm upgrading my Lumia 950 to Windows 10.8.1 Mobile/Phone. Hopefully it'll be as stable as 8.1 and "just works".
   
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Default 12-28-2016, 19:17 | posts: 19,858 | Location: US East Coast

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It bent relatively easy.

Check another review like the ip7, his hands are shaking profusely in that video but phone does not bend.
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On my YouTube channel, I do practical durability tests. Scratch tests, bend tests. I put the phones through real life situations
That's what he says at the beginning of the iPhone 6S video....yet, again, how many people are dumb enough to subject their phones to direct flames? How many people intentionally try to bend phones? How many people take razor blades to their phones?

The iPhone 7 does in fact bend in that video. Watch it again.

Fact is, the vast majority of users are not going to subject a phone to the same **** he does. Nobody is putting a flame to their phone without the intent of destroying it. Nobody is putting razor blades or picks to their phone screens.

If you use at least a reasonable quality screen protector, the likelihood of a screen getting scratched is fairly low. If you use at least a reasonable quality case, the likelihood of damage as a result of a moderate fall is fairly low so long as nothing impacts the screen directly. If you have enough sense to keep your hands away from open flames, the changes of the screen being burned by fire is zero. Personally, I use only Skinomi and Fosman screen protectors and Incipio or Spigen cases.

If you want a nearly indestructible phone....get the Xiaomi MiMix. That's the only phone that he couldn't get to actually bend. Not even sure how he managed to get his hands on that phone since it's not available outside of China.



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Default 12-28-2016, 20:03 | posts: 8,151 | Location: FLA,USA

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Having iPhone6plus for 2 years now. No problems so far. Hopefully it serve another 3 years to justify pricetag.
Likely the same. Sticking with my 6+ until it dies.

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looks like I'll be sticking with Galaxy Alpha, unless this new galaxy A3 2017 delivers., one render looked cool if its really like that then I just might upgrade.


http://www.sammobile.com/2016/12/07/...s-and-a-video/
That seriously looks exactly like an iPhone 6/7 with a Samsung home button. Are they seriously trying to troll Apple at this point?
   
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