10-07-2014 11:41 AM
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  1. RavenSword's Avatar
    So, I've tried the G3 and M8, and while they were nice phones, they had issues that I found to be kinda deal breakers. The G3 had the performance issues and the M8s camera didn't really cut it for me. So now I'm left trying to yet again find the right phone for me. Should I give the new Moto x or one plus one a try? Maybe wait for the new nexus phone? Even try the S5? It's weird because the m8 and G3 are supposed to be two of the best android phones.
    09-19-2014 03:02 PM
  2. ffejjj's Avatar
    I thought you were getting the iPhone?

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    09-19-2014 04:11 PM
  3. RavenSword's Avatar
    I thought you were getting the iPhone?

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    I still may. But weighing my android options
    09-19-2014 04:30 PM
  4. ffejjj's Avatar
    If you have the time and gumption I'd try the Moto X and the Nexus 6. I'd guess the Nexus would give you the fluidity you might be looking for... When it comes out

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    09-19-2014 04:37 PM
  5. stackberry369's Avatar
    So, I've tried the G3 and M8, and while they were nice phones, they had issues that I found to be kinda deal breakers. The G3 had the performance issues and the M8s camera didn't really cut it for me. So now I'm left trying to yet again find the right phone for me. Should I give the new Moto x or one plus one a try? Maybe wait for the new nexus phone? Even try the S5? It's weird because the m8 and G3 are supposed to be two of the best android phones.
    Note 4

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    09-19-2014 04:41 PM
  6. RavenSword's Avatar
    If you have the time and gumption I'd try the Moto X and the Nexus 6. I'd guess the Nexus would give you the fluidity you might be looking for... When it comes out

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    Yeah, the Moto x looked pretty cool. Cheaper than a iphone 6 also. So is the one plus.

    I heard the new Moto x doesn't get great battery life, and battery is something I look for in a phone. Also, I'm unsure how good the camera will be.

    I know their doing preorders for the one plus in October, but I'm unsure how I feel about buying a phone from a new company. We don't know how good they'll be on software updates.
    09-19-2014 05:27 PM
  7. Zacharyw70's Avatar
    While I love my 2013 Moto X I think the new one looks like a big disappointment in comparison to the competition. I've heard the battery life is sub-par and the camera isn't that great. Not to mention it was a bad move to not offer removable storage in 2014 when everyone (Except Apple!) has added in to their phones.

    I know nobody seems to like talking about Samsung but have you given them a try? For all they're worth their phones are usually pretty solid and despite the hate they get I didn't have issues with my S2 and Note 3.
    09-19-2014 07:48 PM
  8. Daniel P1's Avatar
    I would give the Note 4 a chance. Samsung hardware is usually very good and the Note 4 is usually their best phone of the year.
    09-20-2014 06:38 PM
  9. cgardnervt's Avatar
    Have you taken a look at the new Moto X?
    09-21-2014 05:55 AM
  10. anon(13322)'s Avatar
    Have you taken a look at the new Moto X?
    OP stated that battery life is important to him. So, Moto X is out of the question.

    Chances are the new Nexus is as well. Battery life has never been good on them unless you tweak the hell out of it. The only thing left on Android is the Note 4 and OnePlus One. Personally in this case, I'd go with the OPO since it's cheaper off contract.
    09-22-2014 04:11 AM
  11. anon(13322)'s Avatar
    Yeah, the Moto x looked pretty cool. Cheaper than a iphone 6 also. So is the one plus.

    I heard the new Moto x doesn't get great battery life, and battery is something I look for in a phone. Also, I'm unsure how good the camera will be.

    I know their doing preorders for the one plus in October, but I'm unsure how I feel about buying a phone from a new company. We don't know how good they'll be on software updates.
    Don't worry about the politics of OPO. Cyanogen is in charge of the updates on the OPO. If updates are important, the Nexus/Moto/OPO are getting them first.
    09-22-2014 04:16 AM
  12. someguy01234's Avatar
    I know their doing preorders for the one plus in October, but I'm unsure how I feel about buying a phone from a new company. We don't know how good they'll be on software updates.
    It's Cyanogen, they have nightly updates if you install the regular CM11. But customer support on the other hand might not be that good.
    09-22-2014 02:13 PM
  13. ultravisitor's Avatar
    I know their doing preorders for the one plus in October, but I'm unsure how I feel about buying a phone from a new company. We don't know how good they'll be on software updates.
    Don't forget that the OnePlus One is also gigantic. I don't know what customer support would be like with OnePlus, either. If you're buying through a carrier, it's at least easy to bring your phone to a store to be swapped out for a new one should you have problems.

    Honestly, it seems to me that you're going to find something wrong with every single phone out there. As I've said before, you need to learn what kinds of compromises you're willing to make.
    09-22-2014 07:14 PM
  14. slyguy0's Avatar
    If you can still find one I'd highly recommend the LG G2. No lag, and a great camera. The other bonus is that if you find one, it will be at a reduced price.
    09-22-2014 07:32 PM
  15. codeda's Avatar
    Have you thought of the new xperia z3 when it comes out in a little bit? Battery life and camera should be great and if you're waiting anyway.....
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    09-22-2014 07:32 PM
  16. codeda's Avatar
    Or even the z2 used and get a deal since they aren't that different.
    09-22-2014 07:33 PM
  17. steelrain82's Avatar
    You should give the iPhone a try. I just checked out the 6+ and it was pretty nice. Longer than the note 3, but thinner. I'm waiting for the note 4 to try out. I'm not a fan boy by any means and don't mind switching to either platform. but the iPhone was pretty fluid and it's camera was pretty nice as well. I buy phones on contract so that makes things easier. And having two lines helps, for me at least.

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    09-22-2014 10:58 PM
  18. Yatezy's Avatar
    Have you thought of the new xperia z3 when it comes out in a little bit? Battery life and camera should be great and if you're waiting anyway.....
    The Z3 and Z3 Compact both get 9.5 and 10 hours SOT in phonearena battery tests.

    Can't post links :/
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    09-24-2014 07:19 AM
  19. RavenSword's Avatar
    Thinking about it, it seems like the G3 was the phone whose flaws I could have dealt with the most. I'm still not thrilled with its benchmark scores, though I do play a good number of games.
    09-30-2014 04:56 PM
  20. Joshua Luther2's Avatar
    I have a Droid X2 I could give you that you could try. I kid, I kid. Lol
    10-05-2014 03:20 PM
  21. Bigballer's Avatar
    OPO or nexus

    I wouldn't bother with any other device as who knows if it'll even get updates a year from now
    10-05-2014 04:07 PM
  22. Haalcyon's Avatar
    OPO or nexus

    I wouldn't bother with any other device as who knows if it'll even get updates a year from now
    I think if there's a notable flaw there'd be an update to deal with it otherwise updates for the sake of updates for the sake of some new, yet-unannounced, feature? I'd not recommend limiting phones choices based on thoughts of what updates it may or may not get but I know the idea of updates does appeal to some. ...just seems like you could miss out on a lot of nice phones worrying about whether or not they'll see some update.

    I love what I've seen from the Note 4 and would recommend that.

    Sent from my LG G-PaD📱
    10-05-2014 04:15 PM
  23. Bigballer's Avatar
    I think if there's a notable flaw there'd be an update to deal with it otherwise updates for the sake of updates for the sake of some new, yet-unannounced, feature? I'd not recommend limiting phones choices based on thoughts of what updates it may or may not get but I know the idea of updates does appeal to some. ...just seems like you could miss out on a lot of nice phones worrying about whether or not they'll see some update.

    I love what I've seen from the Note 4 and would recommend that.

    Sent from my LG G-PaD������
    Tmobile GS3 hasn't and probably will never get 4.4.

    4.4 was released about a year ago.

    You pay a premium for a device, yet they don't treat it like a premium device.

    The best phones are the ones where google controls the updates (or cyanogenmod) and the manufacturer/carrier has little control over it. I would recommend Moto, but they gave me hell over the motorola photon update fiasco so I'm not giving them my money.

    http://www.cnet.com/news/android-use...roken-promise/

    To those that think fragmentation isn't alive, get real. I love android, but fragmentation pisses a lot of people off. The only reason people don't make a big deal about it is because they just buy a new phone every year. The updates I did receive on many of the carrier-bloated devices are subpar. Some updates actually cause more problems than they actually fix. my sprint galaxy nexus never got 4.3, and Sprint released a very **** poor implementation of the update preceding of the update prior.

    Part of the reason why I even switched from sprint to tmobile was to get away from carrier bloated locked down bricks and move towards unlocked devices.
    10-05-2014 05:15 PM
  24. ljxdaly's Avatar
    my moto x 2013 is easily the most fluid phone i've ever owned or even played around with.

    and it easily has the worst battery life. even worse than my gnex, which is saying something.

    not sure i'd trust the new version.
    10-05-2014 05:33 PM
  25. Haalcyon's Avatar
    ^ I enjoy android. A lot. However, when I buy a phone I buy it for the features it has WHEN I BUY IT, not features it might get with an update. An update that could potentially introduce a problem or might leave me with less performance, I might add. I couldn't care less whether or not my S5, Note 3, or this LG GPad get android L. I say that just to say we phone enthusiasts have varying priorities and perspectives. An important aspect to one is meaningless to another.

    Sent from my LG G-PaD📱
    10-05-2014 05:37 PM
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