1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I am loooong overdue for new phone. I want to get the latest and greatest and looking ahead it seems the next few releases are S9, Nokia, Sony. Is S9 the clear winner? I am looking to use my next phone for a long time (my current is Motorola Razr Maxx).
    02-21-2018 02:18 PM
  2. hallux's Avatar
    The S9 will have, at best, 2 years of monthly patching and OS-level updates (thinking security here), the others are probably similar. Google's Pixel phones will still go 6+ months beyond that as the most recent devices are getting a full 3 years of updates from when they first went on sale.

    I consider security patching part of longevity, the current Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will be your best option in that regard.

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    02-21-2018 02:25 PM
  3. shaselai's Avatar
    I see... I looked at the tech specs it seems S9 has better hardware than pixel 2 and more RAM. Also, has Pixel 2's screen problem been completely fixed? I think it was on the XL models right?

    And I think GS has slightly better resale value as well right? At least i still see S6/7s selling for few hundred in some stores..
    02-21-2018 02:31 PM
  4. Rukbat's Avatar
    I don't know about thew XL, but I have a Pixel 2 and no screen problems.

    And it gets updates for 3 years, so it's good for at least 4. As for RAM, they both have 4GB. (And, try as I might, I can't get Android to bog down due to lack of RAM on this thing.)

    (I only didn't get the XL because I'm tired of huge phones.)
    02-21-2018 04:04 PM
  5. shaselai's Avatar
    I thought G9 has 6GB? or is it international only? I know there are two versions...
    02-21-2018 04:14 PM
  6. hallux's Avatar
    I suggest you read this article before fixating too much on the amount of memory in a particular device - https://www.androidcentral.com/ram-w...-shouldnt-care

    Just because a device has an SOC that's one generation newer does not automatically make it better for one more year than a device with the current SOC
    02-21-2018 05:09 PM

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