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    Default So what the best option for me right now?

    So, I own a iPhone 5S. I like the phone and all, but honestly there's things about android that I'm not sure I can ignore anymore and that I want in a smartphone. It's not even rooting and tweaking, it's basic design principles like apps communicating and working with one another and having more choice in devices.

    But, I honestly don't have a lot of cash right now. In fact, very little cash. So I'm wondering what the best device or course of action is for me. Wether that's too yet again do a AT&T next payment plan and slowly pay off a 700 dollar purchase or to get something off contract .

    But I don't want to sacrifice enjoyment or performance too much where I'm going to regret getting the device when using it.

    I really want something that I can afford, has good battery life, and who's software is good to use. Preferably close to stock android. And will atleast be ok at getting updates. While I get what I pay for if I go cheaper, I don't want to regret it in a week or two and feel forced to get a more expensive phone.espeacily if I'm coming from a phone (5S) which is high end right now .
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    Default Re: So what the best option for me right now?

    Nexus 5 or the new LG G3

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    Default Re: So what the best option for me right now?

    The Moto X is currently available for pretty cheap. It has stock-like UI and some very useful features (active display, touchless control). And performance should not be an issue.

    The G2 is another option if you don't mind rooting and flashing an AOSP custom ROM to replace the LG UI. Big screen, great battery life, and very good camera.



    Sent from my G2 running SOKP
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    Default Re: So what the best option for me right now?

    Moto X or Moto G. The latter is significantly cheaper ($199 for the unlocked 16 GB Google Play Edition straight from Google), but lacks 4GLTE (although HSPA+ can be pretty fast). There's a new G coming out soon that does have 4GLTE, so you could hold on for that one.

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    Default Re: So what the best option for me right now?

    Quote Originally Posted by RavenSword View Post
    I honestly don't have a lot of cash right now. In fact, very little cash. So I'm wondering what the best device or course of action is for me.
    I really want something that I can afford, has good battery life, and who's software is good to use.
    Realistically, what you can apparently afford would be a $ 29,95 Samsung clamshell feature phone, Raven. It's got a two week battery life, fully mature software that just works, a low-low cost 500 minute and all-you-can-SMS contract for like $ 5,95 per month, and fits every pocket!
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    Default Re: So what the best option for me right now?

    Quote Originally Posted by LightaDroid View Post
    Nexus 5 or the new LG G3

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    The G3 looks really nice , not sure how id like the software UI though.
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    Default Re: So what the best option for me right now?

    What price are you looking for? Check Moto X and Nexus on ebay.
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    The Moto X sounds perfect for you. It is pretty darn close to the performance of a flagship, without the price of a flagship. One thing to be wary of though, is that the camera is not that good.
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    Default Re: So what the best option for me right now?

    I'd say the Moto X or the Moto G 4G LTE (Comes out June 2nd)
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    Quote Originally Posted by cgardnervt View Post
    I'd say the Moto X or the Moto G 4G LTE (Comes out June 2nd)
    I'm a little wary how performance may be on the moto g.
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    Default Re: So what the best option for me right now?

    I'd say the vast majority of comments, posts, and reviews I've read about the Moto G describe its performance as admirable, as if it were a flagship phone.
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    Default Re: So what the best option for me right now?

    Quote Originally Posted by RavenSword View Post
    I'm a little wary how performance may be on the moto g.
    B. DIddy sorta hit the nail on the hit. It's said to be the best phone in its class for the money and hardware! I ordered a Moto G 4GLTE for the girlfriend. I can report my findings when it comes in!
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