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    Default New to Forums need some help picking new phone

    Hey everyone I'm Rob and I'm a huge android fan. I currently have a galaxy note 2...Its an amazing phone. My upgrade has come and being a tech junkie as I am, I NEED a new phone (seriously its a problem) I've been torn between 3 phones out there now.

    Galaxy note 3: obvious upgrade. Top of the line specs...top of the line price ($250), great developer support, removable battery and expandable memory

    LG G2: Smaller screen still top of the line specs with an amazing camera...internal battery, memory isn't expandable. But its cheap! (only $50) and has some developer support

    HTC One max: Last year specs...massive screen big internal battery with expandable memory. price is high (especially for specs) but still $100 less than the note 3. Non existent developers and the camera isn't the best.

    What's important to me firstly is screen size and clarity.
    I do a lot of browsing/reading/media consumption on my phone.
    I NEED a long lasting battery to get me through the day, the ability to swap batteries is really nice.
    The camera is important to me, the only shooter i'll have
    Expandable memory is a plus.
    Price unfortunately is a factor (IF it wasn't i'd already have a note 3)

    What do you think?
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    Default Re: New to Forums need some help picking new phone

    I forgot to add software tinkering like rooting and installing custom roms is really important.
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    Default Re: New to Forums need some help picking new phone

    Welcome to the Forums!

    Sounds like you have a tough choice there in phones.. All good stuff..

    You mentioned rooting and custom ROMs. I would like to note that Samsung has its foot down even harder on rooting since the Android 4.3 update came out recently. Its made the task very difficult for most. I think the message is clear that most of the OEM's are sending...

    You like to tinker with rooting and custom ROMs... Purchase our Google Edition or Developer Edition models which have easily unlockable bootloaders and have official provided software to return to stock in the event you mess things up.

    I'm not saying it isn't possible to root these devices you mentioned but the risks of causing a brick today is much higher than it has been in the past. Then if you do successfully manage to root them the means to remove all signs of rooting " flash counters, tampered tags, etc. " is getting harder to achieve if you need to reset the device to factory to have the device warrantied by the OEM or carrier/store.
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    Default Re: New to Forums need some help picking new phone

    Welcome to the forums. Making a suggestion is a little more difficult without knowing your carrier.

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    Oh sorry I have Verizon
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    Default Re: New to Forums need some help picking new phone

    Quote Originally Posted by squirtlover View Post
    Oh sorry I have Verizon
    Ok. That eliminates Google Play edition devices, and Nexus.
    Samsung is starting to get a track record for no longer being root/ROM friendly anymore.

    Of the 3 I would say the G2.

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    Welcome to the Forums, Squirt!
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    Default Re: New to Forums need some help picking new phone

    Welcome to AC! Enjoy the forums
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    Default Re: New to Forums need some help picking new phone

    Thanks everyone!
    I really like the g2, even if it is a lot smaller than my note 2.

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    Default Re: New to Forums need some help picking new phone

    Welcome to Android Central! Good luck with your choice.

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