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Topic # 242221 16-Oct-2018 19:45
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I am looking for a new phone and as I have always used Google phones in past but now cannot afford the new lines are looking for a decent phone that is near as vanilla Android as I can get. it seems that it means either Nokia or Motorola.

 

Have been looking at the Nokia 6.1 or 7+ anyone got any suggestions as to the best buy?

 

 





Nokia 7 Plus
Nexus 6P 32Gb
Nexus 6 Phone
Nexus 5 Phone
Nexus 7 2013 Tablet
Samsung TAB A 8"
Samsung TAB A 10"

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2109094 16-Oct-2018 19:56
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Have a look at the Nokia 8 as well, they're pretty cheap now. ~$500-600..



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  Reply # 2109095 16-Oct-2018 20:07
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prefer the bigger phones I am used to Nexus 6p so something roughly the same size 





Nokia 7 Plus
Nexus 6P 32Gb
Nexus 6 Phone
Nexus 5 Phone
Nexus 7 2013 Tablet
Samsung TAB A 8"
Samsung TAB A 10"

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2109206 17-Oct-2018 06:58
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Get a OnePlus 6.


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  Reply # 2109216 17-Oct-2018 07:32
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muppet:

 

Get a OnePlus 6.

 

 

OnePlus to the OnePlus 6 - it is an excellent phone.







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  Reply # 2109221 17-Oct-2018 07:57
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Thanks, but the OnePLus line are not vanilla Android the have the Oxygen stuff on top





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Nexus 6P 32Gb
Nexus 6 Phone
Nexus 5 Phone
Nexus 7 2013 Tablet
Samsung TAB A 8"
Samsung TAB A 10"

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2109224 17-Oct-2018 08:01
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ronw:

 

Thanks, but the OnePLus line are not vanilla Android the have the Oxygen stuff on top

 

Don't let this fool you. It is essentially vanilla Android and OxygenOS is actually incredibly good adding subtle improvements on top of Android like dark mode for example - else it doesn't add much. They get updates incredibly quick and performance is excellent. I'd consider it to be one of the best Android phones and roms on the market. Also has dash charging which is faster than most phones.

 





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  Reply # 2109258 17-Oct-2018 08:53
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If anything the OnePlus line is very easy to flash custom roms ie. LineageOS. It's otherwise a neat phone but I wouldn't trust OxygenOS.

 

 

Unless you go for the Pixel line there isn't really much choice for pure android. I'd pick a Nokia 7+ or otherwise wait for the new nokia 8 plus or whatever is coming out next.



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  Reply # 2109288 17-Oct-2018 09:19
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I think the Motorola line are vanilla Android and the Nokia 7 also looks like stock as well




Nokia 7 Plus
Nexus 6P 32Gb
Nexus 6 Phone
Nexus 5 Phone
Nexus 7 2013 Tablet
Samsung TAB A 8"
Samsung TAB A 10"

 

 

 


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