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Topic # 189193 20-Dec-2015 06:52
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I'm trying to decide between the two. The HTC One M9 is on special from Spark for $899 (it was on their website but it has disappeared but I'm assuming it is a matter of finding a store with stock) or a Nexus 6P 64GB from Noel Leemings for $1099.

Although I like the look and feel of the HTC One M9 I'm pulled towards the Nexus because of the regular updates and longevity.




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  Reply # 1453777 20-Dec-2015 09:33
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Have you used a Nexus device at some point?

It is too plain and not as intuitive as a polished ROM. I also found that nexus 6p don't have screen as good as samsung (whoever think it's the same screen used in note 5 and nexus 6p is wrong).

Yes they get regular updates. Some apps are not updated soon enough that it may not work with the newer ROM.

If you're used to plain android and love tinkering - it's for you.





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  Reply # 1453779 20-Dec-2015 09:34
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One thing, nexus 6p is bigger than note 5. You might want to check that the size is good for you.

I'm not sure how big is m9.







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  Reply # 1453788 20-Dec-2015 10:25
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nakedmolerat: Have you used a Nexus device at some point?

It is too plain and not as intuitive as a polished ROM. I also found that nexus 6p don't have screen as good as samsung (whoever think it's the same screen used in note 5 and nexus 6p is wrong).

Yes they get regular updates. Some apps are not updated soon enough that it may not work with the newer ROM.

If you're used to plain android and love tinkering - it's for you.


nakedmolerat: One thing, nexus 6p is bigger than note 5. You might want to check that the size is good for you.

I'm not sure how big is m9.


For me the size is all good - it is slightly bigger than the M9.

Regarding the updates - that is one of my main concerns given that I follow the Nexus subreddit (on reddit) where it is great you get the latest Android build but it appears that things aren't as stable where as by the time you get it from Samsung and HTC that a lot of the rough edges have been sorted out which the Nexus folk have already tripped over during those months of testing (some users on the subreddit have noticed slow downs thus requiring a reboot). I guess there is the buzz and excitement of wanting to have the latest and greatest but that comes with risks.

Vanilla Android I've never used so I'm tempted to head down to a 2 Degree's store to see what it looks like in action.




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  Reply # 1453957 20-Dec-2015 15:57
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I ended up going with the Nexus 6P and I am happy with the purchase - working well with 2 Degrees Mobile so far.




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  Reply # 1453963 20-Dec-2015 16:24
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kawaii: I ended up going with the Nexus 6P and I am happy with the purchase - working well with 2 Degrees Mobile so far.


Solid device. You made your mind up quick. Hopefully see you in the owners thread sooner or later :)



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  Reply # 1453964 20-Dec-2015 16:35
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Finch:
kawaii: I ended up going with the Nexus 6P and I am happy with the purchase - working well with 2 Degrees Mobile so far.


Solid device. You made your mind up quick. Hopefully see you in the owners thread sooner or later :)


After having a buggy experience with the HTC One M9 with my Mac I decided that vanilla Android will be less troublesome and it has turned out to be true. Connected up via USB, loaded up Android File Transfer, select MTP and I'm copying my music across quickly without any sort of drama. Updates all flowing through nicely, no issues with the Play Store being able to detect application updates where as with the HTC One M9 I had to manually go through each application and update them manually because the play store didn't detect them. Probably the biggest perk is the lack of crap - everything I need and nothing more.




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  Reply # 1454126 21-Dec-2015 08:19
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Just a follow up to prior post, if there are Mac users out there who want the sort of text messaging and phone answering integration there is HandsFree 2 which is US$10 - works very well and uses Bluetooth without too many dramas.




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