ITT Post your phone
2 things you love about it
2 things you hate
LG G Stylo
Great Battery Life, very good performance with that 2 GB RAM
Screen has nice colors but the resolution is bad and it has like leakage all aroudn the sides of the screen
Body feels a bit cheap
Overall great phone for the $50 I paid for it
Galaxy Note 4
Perfect size, the pen is pretty nifty for drawing when I'm not home (drawfag)
Battery life is pretty kickass, even under heavy use
Can't root the AT&T version (to my knowlege)
I have the galaxy s6.
All around well balanced and we'll built phone.
Treated and maintained properly, this thing runs lightning fast and smooth. The specs are pretty impressive, the camera is nice and the display is BEAUTIFUL (although there are nicer ones out there).
No flashy features like the pen on the note or the curved screen. But to me that's not really important as long as it just werkz.
I DO hate how the battery is non removable and there is no expandable memory but at least the smallest variance comes with 32 gb storage soace, of which the OS currently uses around 9, leaving me with 23 gb of storage. Which, as long as you're not downloading movies and shit, that should be plenty. Besides there's no need for all that anyways since I mostly just use Spotify, Netflix, Chromecast and Kodi (sorry fruit phone users, kodi isn't available without jailbreak).
All in all, I don't feel the need to do anything too special to my phone like rooting it or anything. And now that Verizon supports WiFi Calling on the Samsung devices, I can litterally make a phone call anywhere.
Yes there are nicer phones, but I feel that this one is a very sexy and well balanced phone that anyone can get on board with.
No. Normal size phones are for normal size people. Anything smaller than a g4 is a waste especially now that phones aren't even mainly for calls, and anything larger fucks the bezels all up and ends up way to big to be worth it.
Kind of big, but not too much.
Blazing fast (previous phone was a Galaxy S2X)
No useless apps (except Google's).
Still gets updates from Google (so I don't feel the need to root).
Battery life is not much better than the old phone.
"Phablets" are for austitics, multimedia stuff should be play on tv or even laptops, smartphones are for calling, sms and instant messenger, fuck samsung for bring this to the normies, 5 inch is the perfect size
Stay mad small penis
+perfect size and slim
+camera is decent
-Occasional lag and reloading of apps (2GB RAM)
-720p OLED could be better.
Xperia Z5 here:
Really nice looking phone, it has that premium feeling, perfect screen size, near stock Android with 6.0 any moment now, stamina mode is BASED, snappy as fuck, finger print sensor is comfy, fast as fuck auto focus, front facing speakers, SD card slot and waterproof.
Sadly it overheats like crazy, stamina mode is great BUT if you don't enable it you get a Samsung/LG battery life at best, the screen isn't as pretty as the g4/g3, dogshit tier camera with 23mp meme, overpriced phone, no quick charge (Sony says it has buy it takes me 2-3hours to charge the thing), stuck with usb 2.0 I think, no dual led flash thing (like many flagship phones), finger print sensor fails A LOT.
Samsung S6 Edge
Love the screen.
>>52309917 summarises my thought pretty well.
I wouldn't quite say I hate it, but it feels with edges or rather lack of them, that like I'm looking at a fish tank with the way the glass bends round.
Galaxy S3 Neo
Great display and camera. The ram is enough even tho chrome keep refreshing the tabs while being in bg.
Battery life is shit, no updates since it's fucking release. The home button looks like it's going to break. I'm not buying samsung phones ever again.
Zenfone 2 Laser (ZE500KL)
>Good specs for 200 shekels and doesn't feel cheap
>Decent swapable battery
>Screen could be brighter/higher res (720p)
Huawei Honor 6+
Things I like: Great screen and amazing battery life
Things I dislike: EMUI is not my cup of tea at all, GPU is a little lacklustre (this is not a big deal as I don't do mad gaming on my phone).
Have the same phone. Doesn't overheat much more than other phones do when under pressure. Camera is pretty nice but hope the software update will fix some issues. Charge time for me is 0-100% in about 50min, idk why it's so slow for you. And fingerprint sensor fails on every phone when fingers are shitty.
Battery life and battery life
Battery life is life
ASUS ZenFone 2 ze551ml
Bloatware, but mostly removable and some are useful
A bit big 5.5" but its fine in my jeans.
Nice screen 1080p, good performance, battery life is good to me, don't use it much.
Sub 300CAD, great buy.
As these people I have the LG G4 H811n
I love the smoothness and detailed camera but I hate the overheating problems and the fact they locked the boot stack not allowing downgrading
>Had it for just over 18 months now, bought at launch, battery still lasts me at least a day of normal use
>When all the bloatware is taken off it's very responsive
>Because the power and volume buttons are on the back I have a tendency to cover the light sensor on the front with my thumb or finger which causes the screen to turn immediately off while trying to turn it on
>Tmobile lags up the ass with OTA updates, no 6.0 in sight
Droid turbo 2
>I don't have to be careful with my phone or put a case on it.
>It has a car battery, so I don't have to charge it.
>it will never be rootable
>the stupid motherfucking "low battery" warning when you're at 15%. It has a sound that cannot be turned off unless you have your ringtone volume silenced. I get a bit autistic about sounds, E.g. If I'm in public and I hear keyboard sounds coming from someone's phone, I have to walk away. This probably isn't that big of a deal to most people in the world, but I hate it. On my galaxy s4, you could silence all system sounds, and that's the thing I miss the most about that phone.
One Plus X
+ I get 4-6h SoT a day, and have never in these two months of owning this phone ran out of battery
+ It has great specs for the not-so-high price of 270€
- The camera is not that great. It's not a big deal for me, but something better would also be nice
- I still can't always hit the 'physical buttons' because they have no back lighting
>Camera is a huge step up from old phone (moto g)
>Perfect size for me
>Mediocre battery life
>No sd card slot (why? I get by anyways, I just don't keep much music on the phone)
Moto G 3rd gen
Love the amazing battery life and for 200$ it runs amazing.
Hate the viewing angles
Friend of mine ordered a Nexus 6P the moment they were available for order, but Huawei and FedEx fucked up the shipping - he called and cancelled it like 3 weeks later then ordered one directly from Google and they shipped it out in a day. He contacted them again about the refund for the first one he purchased and the Google rep put it through.
When he asked her what he should do if he got the original one which had seemingly been lost somewhere in FedEx's shipping service and the girl told him "If we refund your money and you do eventually get the phone devlivered by FedEx, well, Merry Christmas from Google because we won't charge you again."
He got the original Nexus 6P he ordered - frost white 128GB model - on his doorstep yesterday, that lucky bastard. Put it on craigslist for $600 cash in the hand unopened and sold it 2 hours later.
God dammit why doesn't stuff like that happen to me.
Phone: BQ Aquaris E6
- long life battery
- 6" fullHD screen
Only thing I don't like:
- android 4.4
I really love it, CPU is very fast (octa core 2GHz) and I love the design too.
Moto x 2014 carrier edition
Nearly vanilla interface
Locked bootloader (fuck Verizon and Motorola for doing this)
Headphone jack sounds a bit muddy, I only experience it when using an aux port though
it's a 0.4" jump which is retarded, phones should never be bigger than 5", and that is for people with (very) big hands because anything other than that you cannot fucking use with one hand and is uncomfortable as fuck to do anything with. I'm sorry you're a nigger
+ screen quality is definitely flagship grade
+ battery life
3000mAh battery (very long)
surprisingly high quality camera
didn't think I'd say this, but, OxygenOS
fingerprint scanner is the shit, really nice QoL security/unlock features
Whilst USB3.1 C/A reversability is nice, it's not at all commonly adopted. Had to buy extra cables to not faff with moving charger from bed/desk/portable (eg at uni/work charging)
the homescreen app icons are oddly large, even with system text & icons reduced to "small"
Large size & placement of the back button means sometimes it's hard to hit - sure I'm just holding the phone not optimally though
Just upgraded from a lumia 520 to a OnePlus X and it's like stepping into an entirely new century.
Pros: Almost everything (compared to my shitphone 520). No issues so far.
Battery seems a bit 'meh'. Not bad, but I'm usually at 50-60% after a normal workday (1 hour commute with light video watching and browsing and music listening).
- good performance
- nice looking screen (resolution and color) but it's person dependant
- good Cyanogenmod support
- removable battery and SD card support
- Air View not usable in AOSP roms
- 16 GB internal storage
I mainly use my smartphone for music, Yt and communication so its perfect choice for me :d
I like that one, because its my fav color, and materiał design wallpapers seems to simple for me. You don't need to agree anon, i understand that you might like something else xd
Leather feels great
Really fast and swappable battery means I can keep it over clicked without worrying about battery use
Power button wiggles a bit
Size is a bit on the big side for me
Overall it's nearly perfect and if the g5 is actually 5.3 inches and keeps the expandability it will be perfect
I can respect that. I'm still using my OP2 default wallpaper, I think it looks really sleek. Everything just seems so smooth, and I don't know why
> leather is awesome
>great screen (no burn in, good contrast)
>swappable battery (in combo with that screen I can just keep the screen on all times for convenience and not worry about battery or screen degradation)
>speaker is loud af, louder than my friends m9 and iPhone 6 plus
> best camera I've ever used even compared to the note 5
>video is actually good as long as you're not running and filming at the same time
>got the whole phone with two leather backs a battery and charger and a case for $300. Basically the phone itself cost me $150
>wobbles on a table unless I have my case on
All in all it is the best phone for the price and disregarding the v10 it is the best phone out there for my needs
Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 5.5 inch
+dual front speakers and 1080p screen, great for videos
-randomly goes back to lock screen once in a while, or when I open google play music (which works fine)
-16GB storage, can't find the alleged micro SD slot
All in all, I like it. If anyone knows about that micro SD slot, please do tell me.
Yup, hate the fact that you can't root
TouchWiz is easy to get change, bloatware gets a bit annoying to remove though
Waterproof is nice if you like doing stuff in the shower I guess
I don't like the camera, I always get grainy images even with HDR off and everything
Overall it's a decent phone but definitely not top tier
Finger print sensor is well implemented and feels natural
Amazing battery life
As with any phablet one handed use sucks
It's annoying being an early adopter of USB type C as I can't ever borrow a charger if I'm staying somewhere overnight
+It's still bretty good overall, doesn't really have any glaring weakness imho
+Great ROMs based on stock, that extend the functionality instead of sacrificing it
-Display settings are shite by default, who thought sharpening on a 1440p screen was a good idea? Can be fixed
-It WILL overheat and throttle on you, haven't done the thermal mod yet
Galaxy Note 1 SGH-I717
No KNOX or samshit bloat, touchjizz isn't too bad on JB, easy root
Decent battery for a 4-yo phone and ridiculously sturdy, and cheap as fuck
No games or demanding applications
Should have gotten a G3, has good battery life and has QHD Display, although it's a bit over sharpened but you get used to it. 3gb ram and snapdragon 801 processor it's a pretty good deal of you as me around the $100 range.
HTC one m8
Perfect size for screen being great for videos but not too big to be uncomfortable. Plus I've dropped it so many times without a case and it has never cracked.
Has a good weight and is a good looking phone plus the speakers are great.
Gets hot as Fuck
Rounded alluminium casing shows every tiny scratch.
Just switched today from my old Iphone4 (was a gift so I didn´t rly care, but fuck apple never gonna buy hardware from them) to a HTC One M8 (which I also got for free) and I kind of like it, only thing which that really anoys me is the HTC android right distribution system stuff is fucking cucktier, But i gonna root it and install cyanogen on it.
Only thing I really hate on the HTC is that it takes for ever to charge(2 1/2 hrs from 20-100%) but I think the charger I got with it doesnt support quickcharge so I gonna see how fast it gonna charge with one that has Quickcharge.
Appart from that im really pleased with it.
iPhone 6S Plus
Great battery life, I'm a light user I admit, but I usually get like 8 hours OST and 4 days of standby. Came from a Nexus 6 that got maybe a day and a half.
UI and general feel of the phone is light and pretty.
Next to no customization, can barely change the sounds on applications without a jailbreak.
iOS9 so far is a buggy piece of shit.
>+god-tier battery life (stamina mode)
>+front facing speakers are actually good
>-no removable battery
>-Glass-phone-Glass sandwich. Delicate as fuck.
>-tends to overheat from time to time
>-"20.7MP" camera feels more like 8-10MP. quality in low-light is decent at best.
HTC One M8
>premium metal build, feels as smooth as a metal baby in the hand
>best stereo front-facing speakers in the history of smartphones
>very bright screen (i almost never use it even at 50% brightness because it's too bright, always on the lower settings or auto)
>I think it's waterproof to some degree (the speaker grill holes seem to be at the limit of liquid capillarity, dunno about the rest though)
>phone has a lot of bloat preinstalled, but actually it's quite decent bloat if you need it
>decent battery life (lasts a whole day of moderate, mixed usage)
>one of the best designed, maybe the best-looking android phone
>IR blaster fucking rocks, I can control everything in the house which uses a remote control (air conditioner, TV, cable media box, etc) :D
>this thing is really light and thin and the curved back makes it very nice to hold in the hand
>the camera sometimes decides to work, sometimes wants to make you hate yourself - it can actually take an acceptable shot if you're willing to put the effort into shooting manual, but forget about catching that instant shot fast, it's probably more usable for still shots; at least the HD video shooting seems decent/usable
>5 inch display seems smaller than I thought, I expected it to be bigger, it just feels like a medium size phone, not quite big enough (maybe that's why I wanted to get the Note before this one, but that might be just me)
>HTC support is very polite and stuff, but damn those guys just can't stick to a deadline: they promised Marshmellow would be out for Europe until the end of December and we're still waiting for it -- meanwhile some decided to never buy HTC again because of that... what's the point of having a nice support if you're unable to respect your own promises?
I wanted the note 5 but went with the superior LG V10. Plus LG sent me an extra battery and a 200gb sd card for free. Samsung fucked up not having expandable storage or a removable battery. Plus the V10 is a beast. The video quality can be set so high a 20 second video is almost 500mb
Could you help me out?
I want to buy a new phone, but I don't know which one.
I've only owned Iphones and an htc.
I'm looking for something with good camera and stuff.
I'm kind of a noob with technology so sorry if I'm not too specific. Anyway, thanks to anyone who can help me.
The obvious choice is the Note 5, if you're willing to deal with the risk of having an amoled screen and a phone with a layer of glass on the back. And of course no mSD card so you will have to think carefully about how much storage you need.
ZenFone 2 ZE551ML
Big vivid 1080 screen
Black screen during calls (my fault. Wrong screen protector)
A bit too much bloat. Some are a nice touch.
Camera doesn't live up to the demo shots (barely use it though)
All in all of buy it a second time if this one craps out. Originally it was a little baggy. Updates fixed a lot.
Hauwei Ascend G7
EMUI is sometimes cool
16GB internal, 2GB of RAM, SDCard
EMUI is sometimes awful
GPU is terrible, and an ill-fit for the size of the phone
Charging light takes higher priority than notifications. wtf were they thinking?
>Charging light takes higher priority than notifications. wtf were they thinking?
can't you disable the charging light? it seems totally useless to me as a feature, and thats not even considering it blocks actual notifs
6S Plus, literally got it 2 days ago, came from a N5 I've had since that came out
Coming home with 70% battery is amazing
Vibration on it feels really fucking solid
A lot of iOS features are unintuitive/inconsistent in implementation, especially with the 3D touch, why can't I peek messages from the notification center? That seems obvious
Home button is too audibly clicky.
Otherwise it's a really great phone and since it's jailbroken I can basically do everything I could do on my Nexus 5. Also Apple has a really nice ecosystem set up with their shit so being able to reply to texts and answer calls from my computer is nice.
I'm currently using the Marshmallow beta and the battery life with android doze is amazing.
This is my daily usage, the screen on time just seems minimal because the x axis of the graph is so huge.
Moto X Play/Droid Maxx 2
>Insane battery life, 3630mah battery
>Great screen, especially for the money
>Feels kinda cheap, the metallic paint coating is already coming off from rubbing against my pocket knife
>Performance is meh, before marshmallow it felt laggy even on your homescreen/app drawer
T-Mobile LG G stylo.
Everything. Some say it is underpowered because if the older snapdragon and 720p screen but they both contribute to much longer battery life than even flagships will ever come close to getting. Best $160 I ever spent.
Phone feels nice without case but with my job, it is only a matter of time before I drop and break this thing.
Case selection is rather limited. Would have LOVED a zerolemon battery case for this thing. It is honestly one of the things making me consider the the LG G4.
Eh whatever. At least there is root and recovery for this thing. Eventually ROMs will start popping up. Hoping cyanogenmod is one of them.
Samsung Galaxy S5 (AT&T Model)
The screen used to look fucking great.
It's good for jacking off in bed.
Screen turned into a burned in yellow mess within 6 months of use, warranty ran out too.
Gets far hotter than it should, battery life is less than stellar, phone refuses to update past 4.4.4....
Oh, and it's a little too big. I'm tall and have huge hands, but I'm also hungry skeleton mode so it doesn't fit in my jeans very well.
I'm certainly not buying Samsung ever again, christ.
Actually, next time I was considering importing one of those flip phones that run Android. All the non-phone/SMS related shit I do on my phone anyways is shitpost on herex so I don't really need a flagship once I upgrade.
Plus, clamshell phones are muh fetish.
>thats also muy fetish
I want a clamshell android phone with specs like the Moto G, but its only a dream...
I have the 1.8 ghz dual core, 2 gigs ram version and i fucking love it, no replaceable battery but great specs for 180 USD, and I rooted to remove bloat and has 1080 5.5 inch display, could be brighter as with the laser
>quick circle stuff is pretty cool
>Buttons on the back really grew on me
>Unless I'm retarded, the camera isn't as great as everyone makes it out to be
>Should have come with wireless charging out of the box and not through an overpriced case
LG G Flex:
Size of the phone is nice.
No expandable storage
Earphones unplug easily
B A S E D Nexus 4
No physical landscape QWERTY keyboard, it's breaking and I need to replace it soon
Install oxyslim rom and set dpi to 360 (from 480) and enjoy.
HTC Butterfly S
Like:Durable 3200 mAh
Dislike:Android 5 never,low pixels camera,5 inch seem to be a little bit small for me to watch things comfortably
>And now that Verizon supports WiFi Calling on the Samsung devices, I can litterally make a phone call anywhere.
>I can literally make a phone call anywhere.
Thanks anon, that looks real nice.
How's the weather in Bath? Pic related, Stoke
performance in muh games and generally all i use it for is great, 2 gigs of ram really helping
the camera is fucking amazing
battery life was shit till 5.1 android update, now it's decent
poor design and feel
desu i recommend, it's not that bad
Never had issues with the digitiser on mine, but it's having a few other issues, namely the camera and the battery.
Assuming the camera app doesn't outright crash on me, autofocus only works like 1/4 of the time, and not at all if flash is enabled, as well as pictures being a lot worse quality than they were when I got the phone.
As for the battery, I only get like 2-3 hours of screen on time, and it drops >>all<< connections if it goes below 15% battery. SIM card gets dropped, radio gets dropped, can't even make emergency calls. Below 15% battery it is roughly as useful as a paperweight.
Shit sucks, I don't want to replace it because there's literally nothing that appeals to me on the market right now, and if the current trends keep up there probably never will be either.
Moto X 2014
The specs are at the diminishing returns sweet spot, I think. Snapdragon 800, 1080p amoled, 2g of RAM, a battery that gets through the day. What else do you really need for Android?
I got it used for a great price, in a sweet custom blue.
It's bad for Google Cardboard because of the amoled pixel layout, some slight burn in from being used, which cardboard magnifies, and sensor drift (Don't use Google Cardboard unless you're sure your phone doesn't drift, its awful)
And the audio quality from the DAC is fucking TRASH. It makes me miss my iPhone.
Moto G First Generation
+Still operates relatively fast
+Durable as fuck
-1GB of RAM
-5GB of storage(also no SD)
Really need an upgrade. My first smartphone since upgrading from dumbphobes. Kinda eyeing a Oneplus or Nexus.
It's blazingly fast, apps don't reaload as much as Android with the same amount of RAM
Most iOS apps are better than their Android counterparts (came from Android before this phone)
Not at all customizable
battery life (depending on usage 2-5days);
good screen, camera for the price;
no dedicated camera button;
Can't complain much considering the price and what it came with. For some reason some people confuse it with iPhone 6. I like the looks of the phone, but mistaking it for an iPhone, huh.
what sorta customisation you want senpai? Being able to change default apps is awesome in Android, but other than that any customisation is just lipstick on a pig
I'm >>52324151 literally got my OnePlus 2 a few days ago and it's definitely an upgrade from the Nexus 4, and for £250 it was relatively the same price I paid for my N4 about 3 years ago
The N4 digitiser becomes nonfunctional when the screen gets damaged; I got a tiny (<0.5cm chip) in the side of the screen on the bezel but it completely ruined the touchscreen for the whole phone. Ridiculous.
I found if the camera wasn't focusing, force quitting the camera app & restarting it would fix the issue
The battery did indeed get shit, but I bought a portable 10000mAh battery pack for £10 which is enough to charge it a good 3 cycles
Can't help you with the <15% battery shit apart from maybe it's
Newly installed apps always only ever go to the 2nd page onwards, never on the first page. so if you want to see your background you can clear out the 1st page.
Widgets are in the notification centre. The opposite of Android i guess.
Tire's lots of popular apps on the app store that allow you to change the apps they open with.
Eg Fantastical lets you choose what app you want maps to open in. Lots of others let you choose what browser you want sites to open in. There's just no system wide setting, but i assume it will come at the same time that Siri is opened up to 3rd party apps
+looks nice and is a decent size
-OEM takes forever to release updates
-USB port has annoying flap over it because its not waterproof even though the inexpensive Aqua line of Xperia phones dont need one
32GB onboard 64GB SD card
all the fucking bloat (LOOKING AT YOU PRE-INSTALLED MCAFEE)
battery is shit due to 4k screen and bloat
gets hot and dims the screen sometimes to prevent overheating
No root for Sprint CDMA version currently
>putting shit in the same pocket as your phone
Bought one like 3 months ago. Got an amazing deal on it. Agree with everything you said.
+While they're the laziest fucking devs out there (i'll be old when EUSSR M8 finally gets marshmallow), Sense UI is breddy gud. They've finally added expanded theme support and it's very customisable even without having to add some half-assed launcher on top.
+ very well optimized. Never had a hitch, lag or crash (but I guess the crashing depends on the apps themselves)
+the default browser is faster than every other brouser I tested.
+The gunmetal one looks brilliant. Does not collect fingerprints, is very sturdy and it's cut perfectly. My brother's Iphone 6 looks cheaper on a side-by-side comparison.
+One of the best displays out there. Inb4 muh AMOLED - it's shit, the oversaturation makes it look ridiculous and you get display burn spots after 1 year of use.
-The aluminium is resistent but it collects tiny scratches from every hard surface it's slid on. They're hardly noticeable in the gunmetal grey version but it's still annoying to have to use some foil or one of those translucent phone condom covers.
-The cameras are meh (I heard, I can't fucking tell, I don't know/care about cameras and photography)
-The sexy design means no removable battery - which stinks if you happen to want to use it for 2+ years.
- FUCKING HUGE CHIN. These taiwachinks insist on putting up their logo under the screen instead of having some dignity and leaving it on the back cover only. Adding the dual speaks the fucking thing made it look long like a tampon.
- LACK of capacitve buttons. This is a personal peev. I hate the virtual shit buttons. It takes precious screen space and it's annoying when you have to bring them out of hiding. The One M7 had buttons why the fuck did they remove them.
Rugged as fuck, I've dropped it off a second story balcony onto my driveway with no damage.
All physical buttons + SD card slot.
Kind of ugly I guess.
Getting a bit outdated and there's never going to be anything as good again because phone companies like making things out of taffy.
>All physical buttons
sorry gramps but that's not a +
>Kind of ugly I guess.
>Getting a bit outdated
Pretty sure it's easy to fix but fucking watch out for chinkreplacements. I bought one for me nexus 5 and there's a bright spot and the touch screen sucks anus
Then you must have some fucked up variant because the Galaxy Grand Prime does have a microSD slot:
The SIM card slot is a dual layer device: the SIM card goes in the bottom and the microSD slides on top of that, a lot of devices use that dual layer design nowadays.
>I love the pen and the features it adds including the animation software I found for it.
>screen is beautiful
>Battery could be better or replaceable
>Finger print scanner could be better.
Nova launcher is worth installing instead of using Sense. Sense if not that bad, but you can customise more with Nova.
I normally use the jelly case that came in the box, so my M8 looks as good as new now. Not even one scratch. It's too slippery a phone to carry without a case anyway.
The fast video HD shooting seems to be working decently enought to be usable, but colour accuracy is off.
Yeah, I bought an LCD phone precisely because I didn't want to get an amoled and then regret wasting 600 bucks on a phone which gets burn in.
Try the ChromeDev browser, it's the fastest browser on android I could find. And I tried lots of them.
Yeah well, the chin and the extra height is due to HTC having to fit the speakers and some other components in there. I guess it's a trade-off for having such awesome speakers. It doesn't bother me a lot, since 5 inch seems really small for me, when I bought it I was hoping it would be closer to the Note 4 in size, but it's actually just a medium size phone, feels not big enough.
You can change it by long-pressing the homescreen under settings>App drawer grid size. Here's mine for comparison (I've got it set to large)
Removable battery and memory
Perfect size and I'm only 5'8" so my hands are not even that big
Screen is bright and beautiful
If you're a weird subhuman like me that likes to listen to music in your phone the speaker of this phone is descent and it doesn't get distorted when you have it at full volume
Good battery life (8 hours of heavy use) and also it charges fast (in only 1 hour and thirty minutes)
The fake metal in the ages peels and it looks awful
Rooting is not available for my model
The camera is so fucking shit, sometimes you will take amazing photos and sometimes you won't
The finger print scanner is shit even though with the new updates it has improved
All in all an amazing phone. 8/10.
What the fuck is this meme about phones costing more than $200? I thought I might get an S6 since it + Gear might be a cheaper alternative but they literally cost close to a thousand dollars.
What fucking retard drops $700+ on a phone?
Soooorry, but you have to be 18 to post here :(
5.5 inch QHD display. Kinda small but still pretty awesome.
Battery lasts up to 4.5 hours of screen on time.
Comes with some really useful software features (double tapping to sleep/wake)
Having the headphone jack on the bottom
Pretty good performance (compared to my last phone (nexus 5))
Removable back plate allowing expandable storage and battery replacement.
I love not having any buttons on the sides. Back buttons are so much better because you'll never accidentally press them.
That fucking curved back I fucking hate it so much. The phone wobbles and spins all over the place when I'm doing anything and it makes the phone harder to hold and adjust position while in my hands and the phone is fucking slippery as fuck it always slides out of my pockets. I wish it was flat.
The OS is nothing like stock Android. I absolutely hate the notification tray and how you have to swipe down and then up to see them. It's insanely annoying. Also I hate that you can't see all your notifications on the lock screen because my fucking pattern lock is in the way to hide them. Why can't it just be like how it is on stock Android where you swipe up to get to the lock it makes so much fucking sense because it allows you to see your notifications on the lock screen. 80% of times I turn my phone on I only intend to read my notifications and not unlock my phone.
The phone sometimes will heat up to insane temperatures especially right behind the power button.
The buttons on the back are flush with the phone and are stupidly annoying to try and find. I want there to be a distinct edge between the back of the phone and the buttons on the back. The buttons should be recessed.
There's no flashlight toggle that can be added to the drop down tray.
PS. I'm going to root my phone tomorrow. And also I'm buying a nexus 6p next month.
Good looking phone
Fingerprint scanner is really quick and in a good spot
No sd slot
Overall I am kinda disappointed and regret that I didn't grab the 6p or maybe the LG V10
Micro SD slot
Great battery life
Screen resolution that doesn't appeal to retarded sheep and still looks perfect
Literally never slows down
Loaded with vague bloatware that can't be removed unless rooted
+ god tier keyboard. It is really the best one so far (not my first phone from this company);
+ build quality
- considering the fact that some of us like to use the same phone for a few years, wireless charging is a must have and yet not available on this phone;
- amoled. Fuck that shit even on this size.
HTC one m8
Runs things fine, pretty powerful for what I need. Ie. Shortposting, social media, maps, browsing
Battery life is mediocre to shit at best.
Metal body marks up a lot even tho I have it in a case 90% of the time
My g3 screen had come unstuck in the middle twice now. Looking at it from the side and pressing on the screen you can see it doesnt sit flush with the bezel. Anyone elses do that?
I love the speed of the device and the operating system (and ability to root)
I love the size of the screen and thin body.
I hate no removable battery or SD
And I hate how hot the battery gets sometimes. However there is no throttling which I love.
>Battery life is mediocre to shit at best.
Idk what you expected. It's not shit on my m8. Depends on many factors and how you use the phone. If you game a lot or watch a lot of vids on it, it will drain faster. Also, if your phone signal is very bad where you're living, this will drain the batter faster, becasue it's using more power to stay connected.
>Metal body marks up a lot even tho I have it in a case 90% of the time
You must be very careless. This doesn't happen on mine.
+the massive screen is great for reading documents, browsing, and generally everything you might need to do
+it's essentially compatible with anything that doesn't use Google services. In fact, why the fuck doesn't blackberry sell APKs in their store?
-the death of a thousand cuts due to stupid decisions which do not break the phone (they calculator is mapped upside-down to the keyboard, or how the paste, copy, and cut need the system to deem what you are touching to be writing, for example), and you can't adjust any of these niggling shits
-the cameras are extremely erractic, sometimes giving amazing pics while others shitting the bed so bad you can't see shit
-no fucking cursor and no custom gestures/quickkeys: what's the point of making the best input device ever if all I can do with it can be done in the touchscreen?!
Phone: OnePlus One
- Screen Size and Res (5.5", 1080*1920), great for content consumption
- 3GB RAM and other spec, Runs good enough for me
- Dented the edges while drunk (Worth it tho)
- camera could be better
Don't pay attention to sot, but it easily lasts two days of use for me. My last device was nexus 4, and I couldn't count on it lasting the day.
HGH overloaded ogre teenagers get out
I'm 187cm tall with proper body proportions, the phone is too big.
Reliability (stability, battery life, etc)
iOS Locked down (jail broken, so can't update yet)
No 4chan app without jailbreak
I love more about it than I hate, desu
>Aluminium body FeelsGoodMan
>Front facing speakers FeelsGoodMan
>Shit in messenger which I use often FeelsBadMan
>Camera quality is stuck with the flip phones
Bought it for 150$ or so, I'm pretty happy with it
due to the screen being tiny on all but the 6s plus, almost every apply product has the thinnest keys ever. autocorrect is essentially nonfunctional.
hate how it doesn't have long presses or usable punctuation as well
they do have the best emojis, though (very normie)
I hate touch screen keyboards, but pretty much every smart phone has them. I don't use swipe or anything, so I always LOATHED the android keyboards (even third party ones). The iPhone keyboard is just so much more precise and accurate. Of course, I'd still prefer a physical, tactile keyboard, but it's easily the best touchscreen keyboard I've ever used. The only people I've met who love the android keyboard use swipe.
I can say the same, except for my inability to understand why when I attempt rooting the stock rom doesn't work and just makes it unbootable.
Also, gotta love the easily unlockable bootloader.
HTC One M7.
-Fucking indistructable. Had it for almost 3 years and have never had a case, dropping it CONSTANTLY and it's still working in perfect condition.
-Call quality is decent with speakerphone which has been an issue with past phones I've had
-Camera is dog shit like all HTC models, apparently.
-No expandable memory so I can't fit all my music so I just have to carry an MP3 player with me if I want music.
LG V10. Got it about 2 months ago. Fucking awesome phablet or whatever it's called. Had a note 4 prior and went to Verizon intending to get the note 5. No sd card and no removable battery killed that for me. The LG rep was like oh really? Well get this and get a free battery and a 200 gb sd card. Ninja what? Took like a month to get it.
Like: just about everything. Took some getting used to for the back buttons but now I actually prefer it. Great processor. 3gb ram. And the camera and pic quality is unmatched. Shoots 4k video but a 6 min video was like 1.5gb so I see why the free 200fb sd card.
Dislikes: the only thing I can say bad is sometimes it gets laggy when I have a bunch of apps open. When I close them all it acts right again tho. All in all its the best phone I've had. After reading reviews I'm glad I didn't get the note 5.
iPhone 6s Plus
Battery life especially after coming from Samsung
Optimized apps and operating system
Screen size to phone size ratio is not ideal
Jailbreak needed to customize (not a big deal but it's keeping me at 9.0.2 instead of 9.2)
xperia m4 aqua
+ pretty good performance
+ overall design
also I find it impossible to drop unlike some of my previous phones
- low storage (hopefully fixed with marshmallow)
- can't root for now; I miss the towelroot days
>ZenFone 2 ZE551ML
Looking to buy a new phone that will last me a long time. At least for Messaging, Occasional Phone Calls, Kik, Pictures of School Assignments, and sometimes watching Youtube.
Will this do?
really just need a new phone and this one looks nice.
I get 5 to 5 1/2 hours of SoT with pretty heavy usage throughout the day.
By heavy usage I mean shit posting and web browsing with the brightness at 50% (its bright), with occasional music listening.
What does a 4chan app do that using it in a browser doesn't? Keeping in mind I usually use iCab Mobile for 4chan, so anything I dl is in its own app sandbox and those teenz threads don't show up in my safari history.
Dashchan reporting in
Batch downloader / gallery for thread images, a built in archiver, deleted posts are still shown, sleek thread watcher, themes (I use AMOLED one to save battery), internal browser, tabs, generally smoother to navigate
The good: All around excellent balance. Performs great, great camera, best Samsung software experience I've ever had, great build quality although the metal chamfer is... Dirty, which is weird.
The bad: battery. That's my only complaint. I can live with it being integrated. I don't care about MicroSD since I prefer a secondary device for all my media needs anyways (currently a note 2 with cyanogen 12.1 on it) but the battery life is just... I guess i just expect more from a 14nm SoC and software optimization. I've done a lot to improve it but it's just so inconsistent. Sometimes it's like 5 hours sot and 21 hours on but sometimes it's like 2.5 hours sot and 14 hours on.
I'm getting my battery replaced under warranty but I'm not expecting a huge increase.
Battery life lasts goddamn forever, get between 2.5-3 days on one charge
Buttons on the back are kind of annoying, wish they were more traditional.
Kind of wish the screen was AMOLED.
Nexus 5 (2013)
- Updates straight from Google with continued support
- Stock Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
- Abysmal battery life (less than a day)
- Camera is trash without HDR, with HDR its mediocre at best
Lightning fast (3Gb ram, octacore)
Super cheap (200$)
Battery indication is flawed
I can't think of anything else that I dislike about it.
I love that phone. Still the best phone you can get for that price.
One Plus X. I have loved living with it. I came from a Nokia 635, literally nothing could have been a step backward.
>Very pretty screen
>very polished user experience, fluid performance.
>battery life kinda sucks
>LTE coverage in USA is only so so, with missing bands
One other weird issue, the back glass of the OPX appears to scratch easily.
Love front speakers
Love battery life
Hate glass back because it forces me to have a case
Hate no removable battery
It was waterproof for about 2 weeks until I dropped it and had to replace the screen
Don't like how the software encryption seems to slow down storage access and transfer times
And after a few days (4+) of uptime it seems like there's a memory leak that leads to some but not all programs crashing
>All animations are smooth and haven't had any hiccups
>Fingerprint scanner works well
>Lack of bloatware
>Googles ecosystem;Pure Android
>Camera is great in low light with HDR
>Type C charger is incredibly fast
>Screen is easy as fuck to scratch (not deep scratches, the ones you can see at an angle)
>The speaker grille gets dirty easily
>Camera is alright
>Type C chargers haven't hit the main stream yet and i can only order them online
Previously had a Galaxy S6 Edge, switched because of Googles Project Fi
>Gorgeous design and screen
>Sturdy; Dropped the phone on concrete on 2 occasions, only scratches.
>Home button was easily scratched
>Fingerprint scanner slowly became less responsive for me, possibly due to above problem
>The Edges are only aesthetics. Not worth the extra $100
>Samsungs Touchwiz UI
>Slow updates through ATT
>Crashes to home screen happened more often than I'd like to admit
I don't use cases on any of my phones
Never needed more than 32GB personally.
+Back Camera Resolution
+Best Performance/Battery equilibrium (5 hours screen-on)
-4,7" screen,hate that.
-The buttons on right side are pretty weak,after some time they start to feel awkward to press.
BLU Studio Energy 2
+ God-Tier battery life (3-4 days depending on how much navigation I need to do)
+ Enough performance to drive everything I do with noticeably little lag
+ Comes with a screen protector & good case
- Default launcher sucks
- Dropped to $129 the day after I bought it for $200
- Battery life makes me ponder whether or not I should plug it in before bed
+/- Actually looks better with the case on
+/- 8MP camera. Better than my last phone, worse than a lot of phones out there
Battery's good. If I don't play any games during the day I can easily squeeze out 5.5 hours SoT and sometimes 6 hours. I usually talk to folk on Telegram and use Clover, sometimes do some Amazon stuff. Display is really bright so I never usually have the brightness above like 10% unless the sun's glaring down.
Here ya go senpai; how every single phone should be.
I need some advice.
What's a cheap tablet ( 100$ - 250$ ) that's good and easy to use for an eldery person ?
I'm expected to buy a tablet for parents, but I want them to actually use it and not give up because it's too complicated for them.
Hardware buttons look unappealing, and having the back button on screen does indeed waste real estate, so the perfect solution is to move the software buttons down onto the bezel. The OP2 got it right