I want 2gigs of RAM (1gig is too little, and 3gigs is looking too pricey for now).
Screen size should be in the approximately 5.5" to 6" region, but totally open to looking at phones slightly more or less than this.
Resolution should be 720, or higher (1080 FHD is nice, but not essential. Am actually a little on the fence here about 720 vs 1080, 1080 means a higher pixel density, but also means a performance hit due to needing to drive all those extra pixels. Not sure if the trade off is entirely worth it?).
Solid GPS and WiFi is important to me.
The network I'm on is (so it would need to work with this):
2G/GSM: 900mhz & 1800mhz
Otherwise, I'm quite flexible about everything else (such as quadcore vs octocore), whatever gives me the best value for my buck! (though NFC and OTG too would be nice)
My ballpark budget is US$200ish, less would be nice, and up to US$250ish in a stretch is possible.
My current thoughts is:
OrientPhone Mega 6.0 - Big Galaxy Note 3 Alternative - 6" IPS MTK6592 8-Core Android 4.2.2 Phone 13MP CAM 2GB RAM 16GB ROM WiFi Display OTG ($216 + shipping)
http://www.orientdeal.com/orientphone-m ... y-otg.html
Elephone P6S Smartphone MTK6592 2GB 16GB Android 4.2 6.3 Inch ($240 + free shipping)
http://www.pandawill.com/elephone-p6s-s ... 85706.html
Ulefone U692 6.5-inch MTK6592 1.7GHz Octa-core ($235 + free shipping)
http://www.banggood.com/Ulefone-U692-6_ ... 21954.html
JIAKE V8 6.0-inch 16GB ROM MTK6592 1.7GHz Octa-core ($221 + free shipping)
http://www.banggood.com/JIAKE-V8-6_0-in ... 20015.html
OrientPhone N3 Octa Core FHD - Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Alternative - 5.7 Inch Octa Core 1080P FHD IPS RETINA Screen 2GB RAM 16GB ROM ($228.00 + shipping)
http://www.orientdeal.com/orientphone-n ... amera.html
ThL T200C Smartphone MTK6592 2GB 16GB 6.0 Inch Gorilla Glass NFC OTG ($240 + free shipping)
http://www.banggood.com/ThL-T200C-6-inc ... 18403.html
http://www.pandawill.com/thl-t200c-smar ... 85970.html
N9800 Smartphone MTK6592 Android 4.2 5.7 Inch 2GB 16GB Gesture Sensing OTG ($218 + free shipping)
http://www.pandawill.com/n9800-smartpho ... 85952.html
Tengda P92 Smartphone MTK6592 2GB 16GB 6.0 Inch 3G NFC OTG Gesture sensing ($218 + free shipping)
http://www.pandawill.com/tengda-p92-sma ... 87399.html
Elephone P8 5.7-inch MTK6592 1.7GHz ($230 + free shipping)
http://www.banggood.com/Elephone-P8-5_7 ... 13113.html
Ulefone P92 6-inch MTK6592 1.7GHz Octa-core Smartphone ($224 + free shipping)
http://www.banggood.com/Ulefone-P92-6-i ... 22466.html
Opinions, suggestions, alternatives, recommendations? Let me know!