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    Default Current phones with the longest shelf life?

    Which phone currently out has the longest shelf life? With the manufacturer support taken into account/software updates which will stay relevant the longest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asmello44 View Post
    Which phone currently out has the longest shelf life? With the manufacturer support taken into account/software updates which will stay relevant the longest?

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    I would say the Samsung Galaxy S5, LG G3 and the Nexus 5 (As far as OS updates). Of course this is my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg C View Post
    I would say the Samsung Galaxy S5, LG G3 and the Nexus 5 (As far as OS updates). Of course this is my opinion.
    if you had to pick one haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asmello44 View Post
    if you had to pick one haha
    I currently have a Samsung Galaxy S5. My reasons for the 3 phones are... for the S5 the specs and IP67 designation, for the LG G3 I chose it for the specs and the Nexus 5 I chose for Android OS updates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asmello44 View Post
    Which phone currently out has the longest shelf life? With the manufacturer support taken into account/software updates which will stay relevant the longest?

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    Currently out? The SGN3.
    But the SGN4 will be out in September.
    Stealing the iPhone 6's thunder. :-)
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    Manufacturer support? iPhone? LOL

    If I had to pick one that meets OP's request. Google nexus 5.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Asmello44 View Post
    Which phone currently out has the longest shelf life? With the manufacturer support taken into account/software updates which will stay relevant the longest?
    Nexus.

    Samsung and Moto have been surprisingly good with updates though. The ancient GS3 actually got kitkat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bembol View Post
    Manufacturer support? iPhone? LOL
    Actually, not. Older iPhone's are unceremoniously dumped off the supported list after a few years. This is a problem, because Apple integrates a lot of stuff into the OS that you can just get via apps on Google, like Email and Maps. You can actually use Gmail (and, as far as I know, any Google services) on devices running OS versions as old as Froyo.

    Aside from that, newer OS versions usually slow down older iOS devices even when they are supported.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Indoler View Post
    Currently out? The SGN3.
    But the SGN4 will be out in September.
    Stealing the iPhone 6's thunder. :-)
    I was going to say the Note 3, but really the only thing it has over the S5 is the 3gb of RAM.
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    I'd say either the Galaxy S5, LG G3, or the HTC One M8 as they are the most recent wave of phones and will be considered great until the next wave comes, and even then they will still be good

    In terms of software updates, the nexus of course would be best, but I think the three phones I listed above will be decent with updates

    Posted via Android Central App with my Samsung Galaxy S5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg C View Post
    I was going to say the Note 3, but really the only thing it has over the S5 is the 3gb of RAM.
    And an S-pen, larger screen, and better battery life.
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    HTC HD2. Seconded by Nexus, and Moto phones third.

    Even if Google stop supporting a Nexus devices, there will still be tons of devs making roms for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by someguy01234 View Post
    HTC HD2. Even if Google stop supporting a Nexus devices, there will still be tons of devs making roms for it.
    I think the OP meant "Which phone currently out has the longest shelf life? Unmodified!"
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    Moto X.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Indoler View Post
    I think the OP meant "Which phone currently out has the longest shelf life? Unmodified!"
    In that case, I still say Nexus devices. I think the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus supports were stopped due more to technological constraints. If I remember correctly the Nexus S lacks required space to push the Jelly Bean OTA updates which is why it didn't get it. The Galaxy Nexus was becoming slow and TI stopped supporting OMAP for mobile, I don't agree with that excuse by Google though. With the Nexus 4, it is still fast and they are still working with Qualcomm, so I think it will get Android L and further support life than previous Nexus. Even the Nexus 7 2012 is still being supported.
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    I still feel like the nexus 5 has it

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    If you want shelf life then get a Flagship device or Nexus device.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allisonfranz View Post
    Currently out? The SGN3.
    you think even with it being almost a year old?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asmello44 View Post
    you think even with it being almost a year old?
    Yes. The Note 2 is still a kicking phone. I have the Note 2 and 3, will get the Note 4 next month. Best phones I've ever owned.
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    I would go with Google Nexus 5.

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