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What device are you upgrading to in 2018 ?

Discussion in 'Tablets and Smart Phones' started by sykozis, Jan 20, 2018.

  1. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    It hadn't already been created so I decided to do it.... Mostly because I was bored.

    I'm probably going to get a lot of crap for this, but I'm seriously starting to consider the Moto X4 Android One edition.... My N6P's battery life has gone completely to crap over the last year.
     
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    Android One is a great program, nexus like updates with a cheap phone thats usually not a bad spec. If it does what you want from a phone then great and timely updates too for 18 months.
     
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  3. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    All I need is to send texts and make the occasional phone call. As long as it can do that reasonably well, I'm happy. However, it seems to get mixed reviews much like the Pixel phones. For the Moto X4, some complain of extremely poor performance, even for a "budget" phone and others claim it performs like a "high-end" phone. Guess I'll find out when it arrives later this week. While on a trip last week, my N6P couldn't even get 12 hours out of it's battery. Unlike my N4 and N5 that got better as they were updated, my N5X and N6P just seem to get worse with every update. If the Moto X4 does the same, I'll be switching to an iPhone next go round.
     
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    None really. 3 years old iPhone 6Plus working fine, gonna keep it for a few more years.
     

  5. Arshad Hussain

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    I will be looking forward to Nokia 8 or maybe Nokia 6 2nd Gen.
     
  6. WhiteLightning

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    ill probably get the s9+. really enjoyed the custom rom development over the last 2 years for my s7e.
     
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    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    Either the Honor 8x or the Moto X4.
     
  8. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    My Moto X4 Android One Edition showed up today. Hard to believe it's a "budget" phone. Love the UI so far. The phone feels good to hold. The screen is beautiful and very responsive. It makes my N6P look and feel cheap and slow in comparison.

    I have had 2 issues though. An "invalid sim card" message and an error produced by "configuring your cellular network". Both seem to be related to Sprint in one way or another and not the phone itself....(I hate Sprint....) Short term solution is an app called FiSwitch that allows the phone to, essentially, be locked to T-Mo's network for the time being, until a new sim card arrives. I still recommend Project Fi to anyone that it's available to that wants good, cheap cellphone service.
     
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    H83 Ancient Guru

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    I´m currently using the first gen Samsung A3 that i like because of the compact size and decent performance. I wouldn´t mind keeping it for one or two more years but the screen is broken near the home button and repairing the screen costs around 100€!!!

    I´m not going to pay 100€ to repair a broken screen so now i´m thinking about a new phone. The problem is that i don´t like big phones and that reduces the offer dramatically... Normally i would buy the new Samsung A3 but know that i know the cost of their repairs i´m looking at other brands... One of the few phones i like is the Sony Xperia XA1 but i´m little insure about it´s height. I also like the Xperia compact phones but they are too expensive for my liking, i+m not going to pay more than 300€ for a phone...

    Any possible recommendation is welcome.
     
  10. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    iPhone SE is about the smallest phone on the market....lol

    Unfortunately, being in the US, that's pretty much the best I can offer in the way of small phones since it seems like most phones available here are damn near tablet sized anymore.
     

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    My Lumia 730 is in dire need of a replacement, 1 GB of RAM is not enough nor relevant in 2018.Served me well, but i need a solid replacement.
    Now, i am at a crossroad now, i still didn't made my mind what route should i go from W10 mobile.It is Androis or IOS?
    Is it a midrange or a high end smartphone? Should i wait more and get a Librem 5 ? Or get a Lineage OS compatible device and call it a day?
    Quite the conundrum, aren't I lucky ?
     
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    Just upgraded from Lumia 950XL to OnePlus 5T yesterday. At last I can get the apps I want and need. Overall usability of Android has been so much smoother than Win10 it's magical.
     
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    I strongly suggest you get a custom ROM like LineageOS, OnePlus have been mining sensitive data from users for quite a while now. A week ago they caught em stealing credit card information if it was typed through messages (among others). Pretty scary crap.
     
  14. nhlkoho

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    Probably the S9 to replace my S7
     
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    Is that so? Though I'd suspect all manufacturers collect "sensitive data", there's no way around it nowadays. I never save or send such information on my phone though. Just for general protection I always do such stuff on my PC.
     

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    Yep, safer that way; I tend to do my banking on a PC as well, I trust it more even with Windows 10 being an intrusive brat.
    All manufacturers collect a certain amount of data, but what makes OnePlus more special is that they didn't ask for your permission and they're not saying publicly what they're collecting. The thing with the bank accounts was pretty shocking. It literally has routines that recognize bank account formats and sends them back home. As long as you don't trust it you should probably be fine, I just hope they're not listening in or some crap. I reckon it would have been discovered by now, had it been the case.
     
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    Yeah that's quite alarming to say the least. I noticed Lineage doesn't have a version for 5T, just 5.
     
  18. xIcarus

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    Lineage should be released pretty soon, the 5T is a pretty popular phone right now.
     
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    I'll probably drop my OP5 for an OP6 unless essential drops a better second phone or razer drops another one that's really worth grabbing.

    If I can't have my custom roms, I might as well not have the phone. I'm still heartbroken over the loss of nexus.
     
  20. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    I've had 4 Nexus phones. N4, N5, N5X, N6P. Google decided to kill the Nexus line the day they signed off on the N5X. The first update to my N5X resulted in a bootloop. Each update after that resulted in the phone's performance degrading to the point of it being unusable. My N6P never got stuck in a bootloop, but it was rebooting enough that it might as well have. Between the constant/frequent random reboots, apps crashing constantly and the decreasing battery life. Even if Google hadn't killed off the Nexus line, I'd have a hard time buying another after the N5X and N6P.
     

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