11-26-2015 01:12 PM
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  1. Doggerz's Avatar
    So my last 2 phones were the Z10 (LCD) and Z30 (AMOLED) - and I really like the look of the LCD screen better. At night time in a dark room the LCD dims lower than the AMOLED. In bright sunlight it shows up better. So finding phones that had these screens led me to

    Moto-X Pure Edition
    Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

    Also on my list is a camera that just works. That can take a picture fast. Blackberry cameras have always been horrid. I know that the new Nexus 6P and Samsung Note 5 are suppose to have pretty great cameras but they don't have the screen I'm looking for.

    Neither of the phones on my list have wireless charging, which I've always wanted to try by the bedside but that isn't a dealbreaker.

    One thing I did love about my Z30 is that it had amazing stereo speakers. Having great speakers isn't as high on the list as the type of screen and the quality of the camera though, but that is something else I'd like in a phone.

    Are there any other phones that I would meet what I'm wanting and should be added to my list of 2 phones I'm currently looking at? Also is there any real reason to steer away from either of the two phones I've picked out?

    As a Blackberry person this is a huge sea of choices. I haven't gone with the Priv at this point because it got rid of the great speakers and went down to one speaker on the left. The keyboard is so small compared to my old BBOS phones that I can't touch type with it. It looks great, but its priced high and also doesn't have the LCD screen on it.

    Some people have said AMOLED screens have improved and can get darker in a dark room to be easier on the eyes and also brighten up outside to not wash out but looking at a lot of AMOLED reviews I'm still seeing these complaints. I think Apple still uses LCD?

    Anyway, I'd really love ALL input on what to try out as my introduction to Android. I'd really appreciate any time you take to point out where I might be wrong on these 2 phones, or to suggest a brand i haven't thought of, or features that these may lack that I wish I had. Also maybe its worth going for a Note5 as a first android? Everything I see keeps leading back to that phone even though it has the AMOLED screen. Is there a good phone for beginners or is android pretty much android? Are some phone setups just hard to learn? Thanks!
    11-19-2015 02:06 AM
  2. DINGSTER1's Avatar
    I flipped between a Note 3 and a Z10/Q10 & z30 a lot. Try the Note 5.
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    11-19-2015 06:00 AM
  3. belodion's Avatar
    Or if you want to start with pure Android, look at the Google Nexus devices.

    Welcome to the forums.
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    11-19-2015 06:50 AM
  4. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums. Have you looked at the Nexus 6P?
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    11-19-2015 08:22 AM
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    Welcome to Android Central.

    Mav.
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    11-19-2015 08:39 AM
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    Welcome to Android and AC .
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    11-19-2015 09:04 AM
  7. Javier P's Avatar
    Hello, welcome to the forums!
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    11-19-2015 09:07 AM
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    Welcome to Android Central!
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    11-19-2015 09:33 AM
  9. OceanView's Avatar
    If you want a great camera that is fast and easy to use and also have a great screen, you have to take a look at the Note 5. It simply is the best phone out there with those features.
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    11-19-2015 11:21 AM
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    Hello and welcome to the forums at Android Central!
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    11-19-2015 05:56 PM
  11. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! How about the Nexus 5X? LCD screen, excellent camera. No stereo speakers or wireless charging (although USB-C charging is pretty fast).
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    11-20-2015 10:01 PM
  12. omega supreme's Avatar
    well if camera is what you're interested in then look no further than the lg v10 which they made that the strongest feature... i'm fairly new to android myself coming off a z10 last week and i went with the lg g stylo which can be described as a hybrid of the note 5 and g4... so far i like it and it has a decent lcd screen... best part about it is it is under $200 with very nice features... t-mobile has the better version of this phone.

    Posted via the Android Central App on LG G Stylo
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    11-21-2015 04:50 AM
  13. sydneycooper1979's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I would go with the moto x pure edition. The screen is big and beautiful. You can customize the look, and it's pretty much pure android. Also motorola adds some really neat features that put it over the top for me. The camera is decent on the moto x and historically the motos get updated in a timely manner.
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    11-21-2015 11:45 AM
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    Welcome to AC!
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    11-21-2015 12:09 PM
  15. Doggerz's Avatar
    The Note 5 seems to be an all around recommendation from people. It's in my top 3. I really wanted a phone with an LCD screen instead of AMOLED this time, that is the only thing holding me back on that one. But my wife is also looking to switch from her Z30 to an Android phone and the Note 5 is almost certainly the one she's going to get.
    11-23-2015 11:20 PM
  16. Doggerz's Avatar
    Yeah, the Nexus 6P is one I'm seriously considering too.
    11-23-2015 11:21 PM
  17. Doggerz's Avatar
    The Moto-X Pure Editon was one that made my final list.. it has really great specs at half the price of the BB Priv.
    Thanks!
    11-23-2015 11:23 PM
  18. Doggerz's Avatar
    Thanks to all of you for the warm welcome to Android Central!!

    I noticed that I got a comment on the phones that made my final consideration except for the Sony X5 Premium. It seems to have a lot of what I'm looking for, stacks up well with the Moto-X Pure and the Nexus 6P. Is there something with the OS that makes it not as user friendly as other phones?

    Basically I think I'm going to jump in with one of these phones and my wife will get the Note 5 (she's more sure of her choice).. I may choose a Nexus, a Motorolla or that Sony as my first android device.
    11-23-2015 11:27 PM
  19. Doggerz's Avatar
    I mean to say "Sony Xperia Z5 Premium" but I think I called it the X5 by mistake
    11-23-2015 11:35 PM
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    Hi and welcome to AC
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    11-24-2015 02:55 AM
  21. OceanView's Avatar
    The Note 5 seems to be an all around recommendation from people. It's in my top 3. I really wanted a phone with an LCD screen instead of AMOLED this time, that is the only thing holding me back on that one. But my wife is also looking to switch from her Z30 to an Android phone and the Note 5 is almost certainly the one she's going to get.
    What's your reasoning for wanting an LCD screen over an AMOLED screen?
    If it's the color saturation, you can adjust that to look more natural in one of the screen settings.
    The screen is really amazing and the auto brightness works flawlessly.
    11-25-2015 12:38 PM
  22. kellyjdrummer's Avatar
    I moved from the Z10 to the Note 3 then the Note 4. Zero regrets. I spent 8 years with Blackberry.
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    11-25-2015 02:21 PM
  23. AlphaTango414's Avatar
    Welcome to AC!

    Note 5 has my vote. There are several apps that will dim an Amoled screen way past what the stock minimum. It has a fantastic camera with a very quick launch time. Snaps pics quickly. It has fast charging and wireless charging. Sadly most phones these days a great dual speakers.

    Motorola has just always been known to have mediocre camera specs and software.
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    11-25-2015 05:33 PM
  24. Doggerz's Avatar
    What's your reasoning for wanting an LCD screen over an AMOLED screen?
    If it's the color saturation, you can adjust that to look more natural in one of the screen settings.
    The screen is really amazing and the auto brightness works flawlessly.
    No my main reason is that it seems too bright in a dark room but yet not bright enough in sunlight.
    11-25-2015 07:07 PM
  25. Doggerz's Avatar
    Welcome to AC!

    Note 5 has my vote. There are several apps that will dim an Amoled screen way past what the stock minimum. It has a fantastic camera with a very quick launch time. Snaps pics quickly. It has fast charging and wireless charging. Sadly most phones these days a great dual speakers.

    Motorola has just always been known to have mediocre camera specs and software.
    I didn't know about the apps that can help with the dimness. That would really take away the need to have LCD be a must have. Thanks!
    11-25-2015 07:09 PM
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