1. David Hanson4's Avatar
    In my mid 60's, I may not be a typical Android Central podcast listener. I listen in my garden while tending to the plants. I have a Nexus 6P 128GB purchased used and a Nexus 5X purchased new as a spare. I use Mint Sim as my carrier and am completely satisfied with their service. My wife and I both have iPad tablets as I was dissatisfied with the Samsung Android tablets that I tried. The iPad is snappier and just works better, IMHO.

    I really don't care what a smartphone looks like - metal or plastic or whatever. When I buy one, I buy a Otterbox Defender case and I never see the phone again, unless I need to change the sim or do a repair (I recently changed my Nexus 6P battery - I didn't like the $180 a local shop quoted). I like to buy a 1 year old used flagship Android smartphone and then keep it for a year or two. (bought the 5X new because Project FI had such a good deal at the time but it turned out that the performance of the 5X is not satisfactory).

    David
    11-06-2017 06:03 PM
  2. belodion's Avatar
    🙋Welcome aboard!

    Somehow or other, possibly due to one of the forums bugs that sometimes pop up, you managed to post twice. So your very first post as a member has been deleted. 😁

    Enjoy the forums.
    David Hanson4 likes this.
    11-06-2017 06:36 PM
  3. Morty2264's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums, David! Great choice in the Nexus 6P!

    Feel free to ask us any questions you need to! I too often grab last year's flagships - you save a ton of cash and the phones still work flawlessly!

    Anything in mind for your next upgrade?
    11-06-2017 06:57 PM
  4. Javier P's Avatar
    Hello David! Welcome to the forums!
    David Hanson4 likes this.
    11-06-2017 07:42 PM
  5. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums!!
    David Hanson4 likes this.
    11-07-2017 09:26 AM
  6. David Hanson4's Avatar
    Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL in a year or so. A few weeks ago, I tried a LG V20(the ATT version) but it wouldn't do WiFi calling on Mint Sim so I returned it. My house has a metal roof and I need WiFi calling to make and receive calls. I could use Talkatone or one of the other free Wifi calling apps but then the phone number is different.

    I bought the V20 because I thought about not repairing my Nexus 6P because I thought I might not be able to change the battery. It turned out that after watched 6 or so youtube videos that I was able to do it without almost no problems. I did have problems taking off the glass camera cover - couldn't get it an exacto blade under it without slightly scratching the metal around it. I bought a new case back because I hated the fact that I caused the scratches even though they couldn't be seen in the otter box. All the other steps in changing the battery is easy if you have the right equipment (including heat gun, and a suction device - which helps pull off the back while you work the clips loose with a plastic triangle). My 6P was shutting down with 50% battery left with the old battery.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    11-07-2017 11:38 AM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I think waiting a year to get a flagship is a good strategy. Right now, the 1st gen Pixel is still a great phone!
    Morty2264 likes this.
    11-08-2017 12:07 AM
  8. belodion's Avatar
    [Some form of doubling of threads or posting has occurred again, so threads merged at this point.]
    11-08-2017 06:40 AM
  9. Morty2264's Avatar
    Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL in a year or so. A few weeks ago, I tried a LG V20(the ATT version) but it wouldn't do WiFi calling on Mint Sim so I returned it. My house has a metal roof and I need WiFi calling to make and receive calls. I could use Talkatone or one of the other free Wifi calling apps but then the phone number is different.

    I bought the V20 because I thought about not repairing my Nexus 6P because I thought I might not be able to change the battery. It turned out that after watched 6 or so youtube videos that I was able to do it without almost no problems. I did have problems taking off the glass camera cover - couldn't get it an exacto blade under it without slightly scratching the metal around it. I bought a new case back because I hated the fact that I caused the scratches even though they couldn't be seen in the otter box. All the other steps in changing the battery is easy if you have the right equipment (including heat gun, and a suction device - which helps pull off the back while you work the clips loose with a plastic triangle). My 6P was shutting down with 50% battery left with the old battery.
    Wow, good for you for changing your 6P's battery! I understand your willingness to hold onto that device - it's a wonderful phone that is pure Android.

    And I love your motto of waiting a year to buy flagships! The Pixel 2 line will still be mighty impressive this time next year.
    11-08-2017 07:29 AM
  10. VW Maverick's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central & Mobile Nations.

    Mav.
    11-09-2017 08:43 AM
  11. STARGATE's Avatar
    Hello and welcome to the forums at Android Central!

    Sent From Inside the TARDIS with my Note 8
    11-12-2017 08:00 AM
  12. Almeuit's Avatar
    Welcome & Enjoy, David!
    11-13-2017 05:07 PM
  13. anon(9602380)'s Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central.

    Enjoy the site and post often!
    11-27-2017 06:49 AM

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