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Smart phone recommendations #4427207
06/09/17 08:20 PM
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Hello and I'm about done with Apple smart phones. Thinking of a LG or maybe Samsung. What do you folks have or could you recommend? Thanks in advance


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Re: Smart phone recommendations [Re: 53' Stude] #4427208
06/09/17 08:24 PM
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I have a Google Pixel and love it.

What's your budget? Open to used devices? What don't you like about Apple?


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Re: Smart phone recommendations [Re: 53' Stude] #4427210
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I would get a S8 because I bet they have done tons of testing to make sure it's right.

Re: Smart phone recommendations [Re: rooflessVW] #4427215
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Originally Posted By: rooflessVW
I have a Google Pixel and love it.

What's your budget? Open to used devices? What don't you like about Apple?


They seem to be hard to deal with at times (Apple) and seems like constantly wanting to do updates and if you don't do it it does it on its own


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Re: Smart phone recommendations [Re: 53' Stude] #4427218
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LG is a decent choice and so is Sony Xperia. Their latest model is pretty sharp.


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Re: Smart phone recommendations [Re: 53' Stude] #4427219
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IPhone or galaxy. Stay with the masses.


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Re: Smart phone recommendations [Re: 53' Stude] #4427227
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Originally Posted By: car51
Originally Posted By: rooflessVW
I have a Google Pixel and love it.

What's your budget? Open to used devices? What don't you like about Apple?

They seem to be hard to deal with at times (Apple) and seems like constantly wanting to do updates and if you don't do it it does it on its own

Then drop the idea of Samsung. They're the Apple of the Android world. Are you planning on buying a phone outright or with a subsidy?

Everytime I have strayed away from Nexus (Pixel) I have come right back. Pure unmodified Android and clean no-gimmick devices.


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Re: Smart phone recommendations [Re: 53' Stude] #4427228
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I'd be looking at getting one outright or cash


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Re: Smart phone recommendations [Re: 53' Stude] #4427239
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With the S8's out, the S7's and S7 Edges have come down in price. I got my S7 Edge recently, and have been extremely happy with it.


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Re: Smart phone recommendations [Re: 53' Stude] #4427240
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Pixel or S8. I love my S8+. Stay clear of LG. I love LG stuff but their phones have been disappointing since the G4. My Nexus 5X did the famous LG bootloop and never recovered.


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Re: Smart phone recommendations [Re: 53' Stude] #4427245
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Originally Posted By: car51

They seem to be hard to deal with at times (Apple) and seems like constantly wanting to do updates and if you don't do it it does it on its own


Wondering what dealing you have with Apple? And the updates, usually it's to fix stuff so why not let them fix it and move on? 95% of the stuff updated I never use or know about. I've had a 5C for 3.5 years with no complaints, tried a Samsung S5, threw it in a drawer and got the 5C back out. Not an iStuff fanboy but the phone is ok for calls, text, and photos.


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Re: Smart phone recommendations [Re: 53' Stude] #4427247
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My son has a Google pixel and is pleased with it, however it costs as much as a top of the line galaxy or iPhone. I have a OnePlus 3t. Much less expensive and nearly as good. My only knock on the 3t is the camera isn't as good as the pixel or iPhone.

Re: Smart phone recommendations [Re: 53' Stude] #4427249
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I made the switch from Apple to Samsung and will never go back.


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Re: Smart phone recommendations [Re: 53' Stude] #4427256
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Pixel if you want the best Android phone available. OnePlus 3T if you want a very good phone at a steal of a price.

Samsung's skin they put over stock Android would keep me away. Bloated software bugs me, but others don't seem to care. If I had a Samsung I would absolutely have to root it (like jailbreaking an iPhone) and install a custom ROM.


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Re: Smart phone recommendations [Re: AZjeff] #4427259
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Originally Posted By: AZjeff
Originally Posted By: car51

They seem to be hard to deal with at times (Apple) and seems like constantly wanting to do updates and if you don't do it it does it on its own


Wondering what dealing you have with Apple? And the updates, usually it's to fix stuff so why not let them fix it and move on? 95% of the stuff updated I never use or know about. I've had a 5C for 3.5 years with no complaints, tried a Samsung S5, threw it in a drawer and got the 5C back out. Not an iStuff fanboy but the phone is ok for calls, text, and photos.


I just don't like how if you don't do a certain update; it does it on its own. I'm not the biggest apple person also. Heck, I may just go to flip phone as still have my DELL laptop


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