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Master Geek

Topic # 193779 23-Mar-2016 22:15
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Hi Guys ,


            Well as the title might suggest , I'm looking to replace my Samsung S4 i9505 phone . But I will never buy another samsung phone again my reason being ... waaaaaaaay to slow to release updates for their phones and they tend to be full of bloatware ....I had to ROOT my S4 to get rid of Lollipop as it was buggy and I asked samsung if they were going to bring out 5.1.1 for the S4 and the answer was no .


So I'm keen to look at what other Geekzoners are using and why they like their phone . 


my preference is for a phone that takes very good photo's and does all the basics very well and fast .... I would prefer an SD slot as in this day and age shooting 4K video you need storage and SD provide's an endless shooting/storage option { within reason} . So these two features have lowered what currently available . 




 I have looked at the Nexus 6P IMO its too big and no SD slot ... However one major plus is its Stock Android and will get the latest updates pretty quickly , Its camera is so so and dont believe its pictures are any better than my 3yo S4 same goes for the nexus 5x just cheaper .




LGG4 ... ticked a lot of the boxes but I found the UI to be very slow { I use a 3rd party launcher Nova prime } .... Yes I know the V10 is due out soon but I felt the performance of this device was slow 




the Moto x pure looked to be pretty good but I cant find any details of its release here in NZ .




So I'm keen to find out from you guys what you have and how you find it and why you choose that phone .




Thanks all for your time .




Andrew W 





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  Reply # 1518734 23-Mar-2016 22:33
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Honestly, if availability of updates without rooting is your big thing, Nexus.

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Master Geek

  Reply # 1518736 23-Mar-2016 22:39
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Honestly, if availability of updates without rooting is your big thing, Nexus.





Thank You for your reply .... Motorola seem pretty quick on updates ........ like I said I'm keen to know what other users are using and why . I have watched reviews and keep going around in circles 






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  Reply # 1518740 23-Mar-2016 22:51
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I have an old LG G2 which is good. For me a FM radio is a must.


Anyway as a result I'd consider LG. Also like the idea of Nexus for prompt patching the way serious android bugs are popping up ATM

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  Reply # 1519134 24-Mar-2016 16:10
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I'm in the same boat. I'm keen on the Nexus 6P but I love the look of the brown leather on the G4. Which PBTECH have good $700 this weekend, so considerably cheaper than the Nexus.

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  Reply # 1519138 24-Mar-2016 16:28
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if the Nexus 6P is too big go for the 5X

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