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  1. xopeaches's Avatar
    Hey everyone. I'm a current iPhone user and I want a change, so here I am! If you guys had to recommend one Android phone above all others, which one would y'all choose? I've been looking at the Galaxy Note 4 or a Nexus 6, but I'm not entirely sure about either. I like large devices, but smaller is ok too. Other than that I don't really have any 'must haves' for a phone. Got any good suggestions?

    Sorry if this is the wrong place for this!
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    04-07-2016 10:50 AM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    Welcome to AC! It is hard to recommend a phone since it really is preference and what you want to do with your device. What are your main needs?
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    04-07-2016 11:02 AM
  3. belodion's Avatar
    Welcome! The more you can tell us, the more we may be able to narrow it down.
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    04-07-2016 11:05 AM
  4. Aquila's Avatar
    Nexus 6P is the only phone that can be recommended "above all others", although many people are happy with the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge as well. And obviously the Galaxy Note 5 would be a newer, more supported, better phone than the Note 4. If you're on a budget, check out the Nexus 5X.
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    04-07-2016 11:07 AM
  5. Smply_Rckless's Avatar
    Note 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Galaxy S6 or 7. LG V10 or G5. There's so many to pick from lol. Can't go wrong w any. I recently left Apple & came back to Android. Picked up a V10. It's a really solid phone
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    04-07-2016 11:08 AM
  6. xopeaches's Avatar
    I'm not a power user by any means, I mostly use my phone for browsing online or using apps like tumblr, instagram, etc. I play a few games but nothing super intense. I like the bigger sized screens because on occasion I'll use it to write down notes, stories, that kind of thing. My iPhone 5s does fine for all of these things but I'm just kind of missing Android. I've had an LG G3 and a Galaxy s5 in the past and hated both devices despite enjoying the OS. For some reason they would both overheat to the point of hurting my hands with minimal amount of use and that's just one of my biggest pet peeves. I'd tried every trick under the sun, getting them new batteries, factory resets, replacing old sd cards and nothing worked! Maybe I just had bad luck and got faulty units lol
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    04-07-2016 11:12 AM
  7. Aquila's Avatar
    It'd be easier to make a list of phones to avoid: HTC One M8 and M9, Samsung Galaxy S6... and knockoffs
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    04-07-2016 11:33 AM
  8. Javier P's Avatar
    Hello xopeaches, welcome to the forums! That's the problem with Android, you can be spoilt for choice
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    04-07-2016 11:44 AM
  9. kramer5150's Avatar
    I came from an iPhone 5C. Got my first taste of Android with a Sony Xperia Z3V, Loved it but I killed it after 36 days. So I was back on the 5C for the second half of 2015. Finally bit the bullet ($$$) and went with an LGV10 this past Dec. No complaints at all. All the YT reviews and impressions from members here on AC were spot on. I guess my only regret (small one) was not getting it ~2 weeks earlier, I could have gotten the free 200G SD card and battery+charger.

    Its a GOOD problem to have... too many choices, unlike Apple.
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    04-07-2016 11:51 AM
  10. VW Maverick's Avatar
    Welcome back from The Dark Side of iOs.
    As they say, "Be Together, Not The Same"
    You have many, many Android choices.
    I am still rocking my 1.5 year old Motorola Nexus 6 and cannot be happier.

    Mav.
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    04-07-2016 12:29 PM
  11. kramer5150's Avatar
    Oh one more thing...
    keep on the look out for deals, LG is offering a free battery and charger with the G5. Carriers are offering 2 for 1 deals on phones too.
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    04-07-2016 01:06 PM
  12. sydneycooper1979's Avatar
    Hello! Welcome to Android Central!
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    04-07-2016 01:07 PM
  13. STARGATE's Avatar
    Hello and welcome to the forums at Android Central!

    I definitely agree with Almeuit, but just in general, follow on Assassin Droid's advice.

    I have the GS7 edge and love it, it's a great device.
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    04-07-2016 01:22 PM
  14. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums. I'd say a Nexus 5X. I have one and I love it!!
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    04-07-2016 02:10 PM
  15. itguyjax8430's Avatar
    I'm not a power user by any means, I mostly use my phone for browsing online or using apps like tumblr, instagram, etc. I play a few games but nothing super intense. I like the bigger sized screens because on occasion I'll use it to write down notes, stories, that kind of thing. My iPhone 5s does fine for all of these things but I'm just kind of missing Android. I've had an LG G3 and a Galaxy s5 in the past and hated both devices despite enjoying the OS. For some reason they would both overheat to the point of hurting my hands with minimal amount of use and that's just one of my biggest pet peeves. I'd tried every trick under the sun, getting them new batteries, factory resets, replacing old sd cards and nothing worked! Maybe I just had bad luck and got faulty units lol
    I would say either the Nexus 6P if you want the pure Android experience and a great camera or the Galaxy S7 Edge. Both are really great phones, both have really great cameras, and performance on both is really great. I have owned the 6P myself and liked it. I currently have the Galaxy S7 Edge and I have to say it has been the best phone I have in a long time aside from the 6P.
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    04-07-2016 03:03 PM
  16. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Welcome to AC...

    Coming from iPhone I would recommend you go Nexus for a few reasons:
    • You won't have to deal with a "skin" and you can learn the OS for what it is without the inconsistencies that a skinned device might have you picking up on... Your UI will be less encumbered.
    • Best and fastest updates - you want it right from the OS maker as it comes fresh from the oven and you want lengthy support. Nothing else in Androidland is going to deliver an update experience akin to Apple's like a Nexus will.
    • When you are ready to branch out, nothing will give you the power and flexibility to pick and choose ROMs/kernels/mods/what have you. Strongest and fastest 3rd party dev support goes to Nexus. It's like Jailbreak on steroids.


    Whatever you choose, if Rooting and Modding is in your future, unlock the bootloader first thing. It's a data loss activity and you don't want any hand wringing later on if you decide you are going commando.
    Golfdriver97 likes this.
    04-08-2016 06:47 PM
  17. H3aTeRzz's Avatar
    Honestly, based on what you said you needed in a phone, either of those you mentioned are great choices. You could literally, flip a coin and not lose! IMHO.
    04-08-2016 07:36 PM
  18. Ry's Avatar
    Hey everyone. I'm a current iPhone user and I want a change, so here I am! If you guys had to recommend one Android phone above all others, which one would y'all choose? I've been looking at the Galaxy Note 4 or a Nexus 6, but I'm not entirely sure about either. I like large devices, but smaller is ok too. Other than that I don't really have any 'must haves' for a phone. Got any good suggestions?

    Sorry if this is the wrong place for this!
    I'd recommend the Nexus 6P so you can experience Android as Google intended it.
    04-11-2016 02:39 PM
  19. the tall guy's Avatar
    Welcome to AC another vote for the Nexus devices.
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    04-12-2016 04:28 AM
  20. AlphaTango414's Avatar
    Hi, welcome to Android Central forums. Glad to have yea here.
    04-12-2016 05:37 AM
  21. LeoRex's Avatar
    Welcome!

    And GET A NEXUS!!!!!

    (Got a 6P myself.. wonderful phone)
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    04-12-2016 04:44 PM
  22. jairrab's Avatar
    Welcome, I'll recommend the S7 edge or the Note 5, since they are pretty much very diferent from what you're used to in an iPhone
    04-12-2016 04:47 PM
  23. Electric Cafe's Avatar
    Hello, and you're making the right move. I also have an iPhone and I hate it compared to Android phones. They make it almost impossible to do anything. As far as phones go, the Edge series phones 6 and 7 are awesome. We have both, my girlfriend and I. The only negative thing about them is the screen. One wrong ding, and they shatter. It happened to us. Note 4 would be my choice. That's what I've been looking at lately. It all depends on what you would be doing with it. Would you root it, or just want to leave it in slave mode? There's so many options, just have fun! Welcome to Android! Got us another one!!
    04-15-2016 09:54 AM
  24. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Nexus 6P is my vote.
    04-19-2016 10:41 PM
  25. OceanView's Avatar
    Welcome!
    Hope you enjoy Android Central!
    04-20-2016 12:57 PM
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