1. dustlane's Avatar
    I am having to switch from AT&T to Verizon because if some network changes with AT&T that left me with no service at my home. I have been using an iPhone 5S since it came out. I am not heavily invested into the Apple ecosystem so switching will be relatively painless in that regard. However, I am not really very knowledgeable on the newer Android devices. I love the battery life of the Droid Maxx but that phone has been out for a while. How is it with updates? My son has the HTC M8 and it seems kinda odd with its design. Seems like there should be more screen real estate for a phone that size. What phones would you guys recommend to someone coming from an iPhone? Software updates, zippy performance, and good battery life are important to me. I don't care if it's metal or plastic. It's going in a case anyway. It could be made of cardboard for all I care. I'm okay with a just a decent camera. I'm not a photographer. Pics that look bad to reviewers look fine to me. Any recommendations will be greatly appreciated.


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    05-02-2014 11:03 AM
  2. ShaggyKids's Avatar
    Love my Note 3.

    Deb from my Note 3
    05-02-2014 11:04 AM
  3. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I would suggest the Note3 even though the screensize will probably be overwhelming at first coming from the 4 inch 5s iPhone (posting from experience). I can actually see my screen now without reading glasses (smile ..the eyes aren't what they use to be). I got use to the screeensize after approx one day.
    05-02-2014 11:29 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Check out the Moto X. Excellent build and performance, good size screen without being a giant phone, and some nifty features like touchless controls. It will probably get system updates fairly quickly.

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    05-02-2014 12:49 PM
  5. Vsweety's Avatar
    You also need to – imo – have a good look at the brandnew 'One' from OnePlus: even better specs than the Samsung Galaxy S5, at half the price! And gorgeous styling!



    If you want to go for the 'One': it will ship in June, so you will need something to tide you over until then.
    05-02-2014 04:00 PM
  6. dustlane's Avatar
    I really like the One Plus but isn't there going to be limited availability?


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    05-02-2014 04:27 PM
  7. Evilguppy's Avatar
    I've had iphone, I've had Droid, but I recommend the Note 3. Every time I had a Motorola Droid, I loved it at first but every update crashed all my settings it was a nightmare. I find the Note 3 to be much more stable.
    05-03-2014 12:35 AM
  8. dustlane's Avatar
    That would be a huge step up in screen size. I actually like the asmall


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    05-03-2014 12:20 PM
  9. dustlane's Avatar
    Oops. I like the small size of the iPhone.


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    05-03-2014 12:20 PM
  10. hallux's Avatar
    One HUGE flaw with that suggestion! I see NOTHING that says that phone will work on Verizon, GSM only.

    I'll second the suggestion of Moto X. If you don't need a huge screen (Note 3 size) and like manufacturer add-on capabilities that won't slow down updates yet still add GREAT functionality, the Moto X is a GREAT choice. Review sites have said it also, specs be darned, this phone DOES perform well.
    05-03-2014 08:50 PM
  11. LightaDroid's Avatar
    Moto X is going to be the closest size to iPhone with the newest specs and great battery life..
    05-03-2014 10:23 PM
  12. dustlane's Avatar
    I checked out the Moto X. I don't know why this phone didn't sell any better than it did. It is really an awesome phone.


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    05-06-2014 09:14 AM
  13. hallux's Avatar
    Many people discount it because it doesn't have a 1080p screen, or only has a dual-core CPU. In reality, the device is highly optimized and really has some fantastic features while not being bogged down by a manufacturer's "skin" like Sense or TouchWiz.
    05-07-2014 08:45 AM

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