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Topic # 216644 6-Jul-2017 10:49
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Hey guys,

 

My Nexus 5X is on the way out and I am looking at options for my next phones.

 

Things I care about:

 

- Fingerprint sensor (at the back)
- No silly OS customization
- USB-C (with Fastcharge)
- Good performance

 

I could honestly go for a 5X again if I wasn't pissed about paying $500 for it (more than I paid my current one) and worried about bootloop issues.

 

I am aware of the Pixel and could go this way but $1k+ for a phone is a step I haven't taken yet :-(

 

Anything that I have missed in my research that would be worth looking at?

 

Cheers


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  Reply # 1813698 6-Jul-2017 11:13
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OnePlus 5, Although that's more than the $500 mark....




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  Reply # 1813706 6-Jul-2017 11:23
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Yabanize:

 

OnePlus 5, Although that's more than the $500 mark....

 

 

 

 

Thanks for that. I had kind of overlooked it as I thought the software was not great but reading more about it is seems the customization are not that big.

 

It has the fingerprint at the front which is not great but could be a viable option THanks

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1813757 6-Jul-2017 12:39
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Look out for certified refurbished Samsung Galaxy S6 (eventually S6). I got my current S6 64GB for I think $499. These phones are effectively new in my experience. They come in new phone packaging and don't have scratches etc.

 

No USB-C but I use a wireless inductive charger anyway. The fingerprint scanner is on the front but seems in the right place for my thumb anyway.

 

 


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  Reply # 1813779 6-Jul-2017 12:58
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OnePlus 3 is around $600 now. The finger print sensor is like lightning. Highly recommended.


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  Reply # 1813825 6-Jul-2017 13:40

gcorgnet:

 

 

 

Things I care about:

 

- Fingerprint sensor (at the back)
- No silly OS customization

 

 

Pick one unless you want a Pixel. wink

 

As far as vanilla Android options go, OnePlus is your best option right now. Motorola G/Z/X series are well worth a look too. Nokia coming in later this year. The Vodafone Smart series also runs all-but vanilla Android, and there are some good things in the pipeline judging by the leaks.

 

Which telco are you with? There's band 28 support to consider unless you're with 2degrees.





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  Reply # 1813829 6-Jul-2017 13:44
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NikT:

 

gcorgnet:

 

 

 

Things I care about:

 

- Fingerprint sensor (at the back)
- No silly OS customization

 

 

Pick one unless you want a Pixel. wink

 

As far as vanilla Android options go, OnePlus is your best option right now. Motorola G/Z/X series are well worth a look too. Nokia coming in later this year. The Vodafone Smart series also runs all-but vanilla Android, and there are some good things in the pipeline judging by the leaks.

 

Which telco are you with? There's band 28 support to consider unless you're with 2degrees.

 

 

 

 

Yeah, that's what I figure... Yeah I think OnePlus is a viable option. Where do you buy one of those though?


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  Reply # 1813866 6-Jul-2017 14:39

gcorgnet

 

Yeah, that's what I figure... Yeah I think OnePlus is a viable option. Where do you buy one of those though?

 

 

Well, since you asked...from me if you're so inclined! https://www.pbtech.co.nz/brand/OnePlus

 

Demo units of the OnePlus 5 are live in all PB stores if you fancy a tinker.





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NikT:

 

gcorgnet

 

Yeah, that's what I figure... Yeah I think OnePlus is a viable option. Where do you buy one of those though?

 

 

Well, since you asked...from me if you're so inclined! https://www.pbtech.co.nz/brand/OnePlus

 

Demo units of the OnePlus 5 are live in all PB stores if you fancy a tinker.

 

 

 

 

Nice, thanks! Will head down to my local PB Tech tomorrow.

 

What's the secret code to activate the Geekzone special discount? ;-)


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