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Topic # 226102 20-Dec-2017 13:15
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My Nexus 6P died on the weekend, looking at suitable candidates to upgrade to.

 

Quite like the screen size, other than that, open to all suggestions.


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  Reply # 1922554 20-Dec-2017 13:54
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iPhone 7, 8 or X

 

 





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  Reply # 1922555 20-Dec-2017 13:54
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Android: HTC U11, OnePlus 5/5T, Nokia 8.

 

Else, iPhone is also a good option if you're ready for a change.





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  Reply # 1922557 20-Dec-2017 13:56
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davidcole:

 

iPhone 7, 8 or X

 

 

Is that you @redjungle?? tongue-out


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  Reply # 1922561 20-Dec-2017 14:08
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Just for my 2 cents, I moved from a long history of Androids - Nexus S, HTC M8, S6, Note4 to an iPhone 6s + and have regretted it ever since.

 

iOS is a pain in the wotsits and to me feels really restrictive and makes easy things surprisingly complex, yes the upgrade model is WAY better than Android but that's because they only have to support devices designed and built by Apple.

 

I know it's a love it or hate it argument but I'm firmly the latter.

 

PS anyone interested in a Apple refurb 64GB iPhone to swap for S8 (maybe even S7 Edge)? wink


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  Reply # 1922572 20-Dec-2017 14:22
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I upgraded from a 6P to a Pixel 2 XL.

 

After placing my order I still wondered why because I loved my 6P but after 2 weeks I have no regrets.

 

The Pixel 2 XL is in the top 3 in every review I have read and has the best camera without dispute. Battery life is fantastic and performance is outstanding.





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  Reply # 1922573 20-Dec-2017 14:22
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@langers1972 I went the other way - switched from Android (a long term user I might add) to iOS on an iPhone 8 Plus. Enjoying it so far, apps are way more polished, battery life is excellent and it gets regular updates. I agree though regarding it being quite restricted but I just got bored of Android.





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  Reply # 1922586 20-Dec-2017 14:59
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No matter how good iPhones are, unless they are able to switch APNs they will be out of the question for me. (I know that problem is not common but it is essential for me - until I retire)





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  Reply # 1922597 20-Dec-2017 15:11
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robfish:

 

No matter how good iPhones are, unless they are able to switch APNs they will be out of the question for me. (I know that problem is not common but it is essential for me - until I retire)

 

 

You can't change the APN in an iPhone? That doesn't sound right?

 

OP: Get a Pixel2 XL.  The photos they take are just amazing.  Though I guess that's also true for the iPhone whatever-the-latest-number is.

 

Once you've had a proper "Pure" Android phone with timely updates and all that stuff, going back to an OEM phone like a Sadsung or a Motohella phone will just upset you.  Candy GUI's and updates once-a-year-if-you're lucky.

 

The only phones that update in a proper fashion are the Google Pixels or iPhones. Everything else is balls.


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muppet:You can't change the APN in an iPhone? That doesn't sound right?

 

Yes you can change the settings of the APN on an iPhone but you cannot add a PAPN and simply switch to and from it.





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  Reply # 1922625 20-Dec-2017 15:25
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Like this.......

 





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  Reply # 1922630 20-Dec-2017 15:36
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muppet:You can't change the APN in an iPhone? That doesn't sound right?

 

Yes you can change the settings of the APN on an iPhone but you cannot add a PAPN and simply switch to and from it.

 

 

But aren't you now restricting a recommendation of a device based on your requirements rather than someone elses?

 

 





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  Reply # 1922639 20-Dec-2017 15:48
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davidcole:But aren't you now restricting a recommendation of a device based on your requirements rather than someone elses?

 

No it was just an addendum to my original reply. I did not at any point suggest that the iPhone was inferior, just that the APN switch is an essential feature for me.





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  Reply # 1922664 20-Dec-2017 16:21
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I went with a One Plus 3T and I have been pleasantly surprised.


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  Reply # 1922708 20-Dec-2017 18:17
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davidcole:

 

iPhone 7, 8 or X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upgrade not downgrade.

 

Pixel 2

 

Pixel 1

 

OnePlus 3T

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1922926 21-Dec-2017 08:52
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Former Nexus 6P user, upgraded to the OnePlus 3 last year and it's been an awesome device. Of course, the OP3 is kinda dated at this stage, so I'd recommend one of the following:

 

OnePlus 3T

 

OnePlus 5

 

OnePlus 5T

 

 

 

No Pixel devices as IMHO they're not worth it - unless you're after a really good camera (but the OnePlus camera ain't bad either if you install the ported Pixel Camera APK).

 

 


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