1. shaytoon21's Avatar
    As the title suggests, Im finally leaving ios (again) and coming back to android (again). The last time I had an android phone was the moto x2 running lollipop. Yeah, I know, a lot of things have changed. I tried staying up to date on android regardless.

    I am trying to find the right phone for me, so I am looking to get different views and opinions here.

    Let's start off by saying I want vanilla/pure android. That automatically knocks out a lot of phones. I have been mostly eyeing the moto z3 play, moto z2 force edition, and pixel 3.

    I know p3 should be coming out in about 2 months. The other 2 have already been out and am not sure if a newer version of them will be releasing. I will be on tmobo, so no, I cant get the new z3 with 5g on verizon.

    Please let me know what yall think!
    08-03-2018 01:12 PM
  2. itic's Avatar
    If youre after pure android you should consider the android one phones as well.

    https://www.android.com/one/?gclid=C...FQW-ZAoddGgIjQ
    08-03-2018 04:05 PM
  3. shaytoon21's Avatar
    thanks for the suggestion! that phone does not interest me unfortunately.
    08-06-2018 01:16 PM
  4. Morty2264's Avatar
    Welcome back to Android and a warm welcome to Android Central!

    Since you've already mentioned the Pixel 2, I won't go into that in too much detail as far as suggestions go. If you wait for the 3 to come out, the 2 line will most likely be offered at a discount around that time; so you can always aim for that route if you like.

    If you are interested in stock Android, have you considered the OnePlus 6? Since it is still considered mid-range (though with its specs and beautiful look, I find it hard to call it as such), and doesn't have as many "bells and whistles" as flagships, it would be the best bang for your buck, IMO.

    Let us know what you decide!
    08-08-2018 08:02 AM
  5. chanchan05's Avatar
    You can also look into the Nokia lineup. No idea which ones are available in the US, but they're running pure Android as part of the Android One program.
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    08-08-2018 09:03 AM
  6. shaytoon21's Avatar
    If you are interested in stock Android, have you considered the OnePlus 6? Since it is still considered mid-range (though with its specs and beautiful look, I find it hard to call it as such), and doesn't have as many "bells and whistles" as flagships, it would be the best bang for your buck, IMO.
    thanks for the suggestion. after looking up this phone, it didnt sit well with me. their website overview felt like it was copying apple. the phone resembles one too, so thats a hard pass for me.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    08-09-2018 05:11 PM
  7. shaytoon21's Avatar
    You can also look into the Nokia lineup. No idea which ones are available in the US, but they're running pure Android as part of the Android One program.
    how reliable are the nokias? how long have they been making phones for android?
    08-09-2018 05:12 PM
  8. Morty2264's Avatar
    thanks for the suggestion. after looking up this phone, it didnt sit well with me. their website overview felt like it was copying apple. the phone resembles one too, so thats a hard pass for me.
    Of course! It's good that you're narrowing down your choices! Keep us posted!
    shaytoon21 likes this.
    08-09-2018 08:11 PM
  9. chanchan05's Avatar
    how reliable are the nokias? how long have they been making phones for android?
    3 years I think. But the reviews from Europe and Asia have been rave. They're pretty solid phones. Basically what you would have expected of continued development of Lumia hardware but running Android.
    08-09-2018 09:19 PM
  10. shaytoon21's Avatar
    i guess id have to play with one up close to get a feel for it.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    08-19-2018 05:33 PM
  11. Morty2264's Avatar
    i guess id have to play with one up close to get a feel for it.
    Hands-on experience with new devices is crucial, for sure! Have you made a purchasing decision yet?
    08-28-2018 09:24 PM
  12. Garemlin's Avatar
    I just made the switch back. I was on Android pretty much from the beginning. Switched to IOS when Lollipop had so many issues. Just picked up a P2 XL and love it. Best Buy is having a great deal right now. $300 with no trade in required or device credits. It's right off the regular price.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    08-28-2018 09:34 PM
  13. Morty2264's Avatar
    I just made the switch back. I was on Android pretty much from the beginning. Switched to IOS when Lollipop had so many issues. Just picked up a P2 XL and love it. Best Buy is having a great deal right now. $300 with no trade in required or device credits. It's right off the regular price.
    Wow, what a fantastic deal! Enjoy your Pixel 2 XL! The Pixel 2 forums are full of activity - feel free to hang out there!
    08-29-2018 08:13 AM
  14. Chiligames's Avatar
    Theres alot of crazy Android phones in the market now a days. Hell even gaming ones are available some are as high spec as my older laptops lol.......
    09-14-2018 12:03 PM
  15. shaytoon21's Avatar
    Hands-on experience with new devices is crucial, for sure! Have you made a purchasing decision yet?
    i went with the pixel 3! just waiting for it to deliver in a week or so.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    10-20-2018 12:43 PM
  16. Morty2264's Avatar
    i went with the pixel 3! just waiting for it to deliver in a week or so.
    That's so awesome! Congratulations! Let us know how you like it! Also, did you get the smaller Pixel 3 or the 3 XL?
    10-26-2018 08:12 AM
  17. kokoki's Avatar
    hey're running pure Android as part of the Android One program.
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    10-30-2018 07:49 AM
  18. Vyenkatesh's Avatar
    i went with the pixel 3! just waiting for it to deliver in a week or so.
    How's Pixel 3? me too shifting from iOS to Android and researching on new phone.
    11-17-2018 10:28 AM

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