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Topic # 215055 10-Jun-2017 10:50
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"If I broke my [insert current mobile] today, I would replace it with a [insert replacement mobile] because [insert brief reason for choice].

 

I'm just curious as to what phones currently available people would choose if they were buying today. Replacement phone must be one that is currently on the market, not an anticipated future release eg. Pixel 2, iPhone 8 etc

 

Ok, I'll kick off.

 

If I broke my Galaxy S7 today, I would replace it with a black Huawei P10 because I'm tired of owning a fragile all-glass phone and want a metal unibody to replace it (so I can drop the case). The black P10 looks great, has a nice slim profile, feels great in hand and is the perfect pocketable size. And Huawei UI is no longer the mess it used to be. 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1797651 10-Jun-2017 11:35
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If I broke my iPhone 6 64 GB I'd replace it with an iPhone 7+ 128GB - for the twin camera system (I would get use out of it occasionally for jobs that I need and extra camera on - I've been blown away by the quality of my wife's iPhone 7). I like the larger screen, but have no idea how I'd carry around such a beast.

 

 

 

On a side note, I also know that I could plug it into my computer, ask it to restore from my previous back-up file and have the new phone set up exactly as my previous device was, in about half an hour. My brother just told me that he was up until 3.00am setting up a new Android device - is this a totally manual operation on Android?





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  Reply # 1797680 10-Jun-2017 11:49
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When I went from HTC One to 7, I turned on Bluetooth and transfer settings options and lay the two phones next to each other and it copied across my settings and photos.

Didn't need a computer at all.

From 7 to HTC 10.
Did similar process to copy contacts.

Then logged in with Google account and left it to install apps, which took several hours but that's my apps and slow Wi-Fi not android per say.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1797685 10-Jun-2017 12:16
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If I broke my Galaxy S7. I'd get another one. I'd be restoring it from either a Samsung account backup, or maybe a Google backup(nowhere near as comprehensive) or if I decided to break Knox I could restore a full nandroid back up if I still had my SD card intact.

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  Reply # 1797687 10-Jun-2017 12:25
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i have an Umi Z and i would get another one, performance is the same as an S7, deca core 2.6Ghz 4GB , full metal body , fast charge and it runs on pure Android 7 , all for under $300.


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  Reply # 1797688 10-Jun-2017 12:26
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If I broke my Nexus 6p 128gb I would replace it with a Nexus 6p 128gb. Have tried an iPhone, that was not for me. Have had other android phones but the bloatware and slow/ lack of updates put me off.

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  Reply # 1797690 10-Jun-2017 12:36
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Never felt the need for a phone. Don't know if I ever will.

 

 





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  Reply # 1797695 10-Jun-2017 13:01
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If I broke my Xperia Z5 Premium, I'd replace it with the Xperia XZ Premium. Coz Sony.

 

 

 

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My brother just told me that he was up until 3.00am setting up a new Android device - is this a totally manual operation on Android?

 

 

Not normally, no.


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  Reply # 1797699 10-Jun-2017 13:12
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clicknz:

 

 

 

On a side note, I also know that I could plug it into my computer, ask it to restore from my previous back-up file and have the new phone set up exactly as my previous device was, in about half an hour. My brother just told me that he was up until 3.00am setting up a new Android device - is this a totally manual operation on Android?

 

 

Not totally, but parts are. For example the email program I use would need settings entered or imported, but all the apps can come down easily.





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  Reply # 1797702 10-Jun-2017 13:22
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..I would replace it with whatever work gives me.

 

 


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  Reply # 1797710 10-Jun-2017 14:07
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I have an iPhone 6S+ and would replace it with a 7+. I like the form factor and I wouldn't considering moving to another platform because migrating apps, music, personal information, etc. would be too complicated for me.


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  Reply # 1797715 10-Jun-2017 14:26
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If I broke my iPhone 7+ I'd wait till the 7s+/iPhone8 was released and restore it all directly from iCloud

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  Reply # 1797764 10-Jun-2017 17:12
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If I broke my iPhone 7 Plus I would replace it with the same restoring from iCloud. I am invested in the Apple ecosystem with Apple Watch, iMac, Apple TV and iPad.




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  Reply # 1797786 10-Jun-2017 18:15
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If my Oneplus 3T died somehow I'd get another one - essentially stock Android, good price and really good performance.

 

Also, dash charging is impossible to beat.





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  Reply # 1797788 10-Jun-2017 18:18
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If I broke my trusty old Samsung Galaxy S4, I would probably replace it with something along the lines of a Meizu or Xiaomi, but if money was no object I would replace it with an iPhone 7 Plus as I now have a MacBook


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  Reply # 1797795 10-Jun-2017 18:49
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dafman:

 

"If I broke my [insert current mobile] today, I would replace it with a [insert replacement mobile] because [insert brief reason for choice].

 

I'm just curious as to what phones currently available people would choose if they were buying today. Replacement phone must be one that is currently on the market, not an anticipated future release eg. Pixel 2, iPhone 8 etc

 

Ok, I'll kick off.

 

If I broke my Galaxy S7 today, I would replace it with a black Huawei P10 because I'm tired of owning a fragile all-glass phone and want a metal unibody to replace it (so I can drop the case). The black P10 looks great, has a nice slim profile, feels great in hand and is the perfect pocketable size. And Huawei UI is no longer the mess it used to be.  

 

You typed mine out for me.

 

I did break my Samsung Galaxy S7.....several times.....and finally it actually started to fall apart. I'm not usually a phone breaker, but getting a dachshund who rolls on her back when you got pick her up means I bend over much further than usual....and the phone kept falling out and I was too stupid to keep it elsewhere or put it in a case.

I replaced it with a Huawei P10 because I ultimately was not happy with the 12mp camera in the S7 and the S8 still had a 12mp camera....and cost pretty much $1400.

No thanks.

 

The Huawei P10 was just over $1000....and has a 20mp b&w camera as well as a 12mp colour camera......and combines the two images for higher resolution. It works for me. Plus all the stuff you said above. 

Only downside is I have some Samsung "gear" that now doesn't want to work with my Huawei....but I'm not one to be held hostage. It was my bad for investing in a closed system. I usually don't do that. 

 





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