I'm thinking of cheating...

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by kupkakez, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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    Alright, these past few days I have been beyond irritated with Apple for several reasons ( wont bore you ). I am now thinking of testing the waters out with an Android.

    I currently have an iPhone 6, I've had a couple of androids here and there in the past but it was always very short lived.

    Which android would you recommend for someone that is wanting to test the waters? Not sure if I'd go with it full time but I want to mess around with it and see if the grass is greener.

    Any suggestions? I need a decent camera, more than 16gb of space and that's really about it. I'm typically easy to please! :)
     
  2. BlueGoldAce macrumors 68000

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    Galaxy s6 or s6 edge if you want a great camera and the fastest phone out. Arguably better all around then the iphone.

    Lg g3 If you want something cheaper with a good camera.

    Neither are stock android, but both are good.

    I guess the one plus one is a good option as well.
     
  3. kupkakez thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I'm checking out the gold galaxy s6 on the att website now. Definitely a nice phone!! :eek:
     
  4. snow755 macrumors 6502a

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    it may be a nic phone but the QHD with 577 PPi is going too kill your battery life

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    am planing on getting the HTC One (M8) 4G LTE - Amber Gold (Unlocked right from HTC web site so that way am not tide in with any blot ware or haveing too late 3 too 4 moth for the update it seem like you get the updates 1st be for the other HTC M8 dos


    you can now get it for $499 wish is not bad

    http://www.htc.com/us/smartphones/htc-one-m8/


    it just a idea if you this want too go cheap and not spend a lot of $ on a phone
     
  5. kupkakez thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That's a good idea. We have an LG G2 laying around the house that I may test out for a few days before dropping any money on a new phone.

    If anyone has the S6 how do you like it? I had an S5 for about a month as my company phone but ended up switching to iOS for work as well. I really loved using ShowBox on it! Is that still available?
     
  6. iosuser macrumors 6502a

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    I've owned couple of Samsung, couple of LG, and couple of Sony. IMO Sony trumps them all in build quality, design, and functionality. I currently have (sitting here collecting dust because I can't get off iOS since everyone's on it) the 5.2" Xperia Z3, but if I was buying now I'd go with the Z3 Compact. Nearly the iPhone 6 screen size in a 5s sized body. The camera is amazing, far better than the iPhone. It's a real shame Sony is basically dead. It can be bought for under $400 now.
     
  7. jamezr macrumors G4

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    Not true...i have the S6 Edge. the battery last all day and then some for me my usage.
    Samsung does this every year. They produce the best displays without a hit to battery life.
     
  8. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    You could have got an HTC M7 refurb from eBay specials for $150

    Keep an eye out there. Especially if you only want something to test the water.
     
  9. JayIsAwesome macrumors 65816

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    Same here. No battery issues.
     
  10. mackinmike macrumors 6502

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    Read the reviews of both users and websites ... There is no battery issue with the s6.
     
  11. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    I've heard good things from Samsung Galaxy and LG lineups. But if you want to cheat with an even wilder option that doesn't even use Android, seek out a Nokia Lumia (Windows Phone) or one of the new BlackBerrys (BB10) which are both superb in my opinion.
     
  12. Fireblade macrumors 65816

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    As he wants to try out Android, your suggestions are kind of pointless, don't you think...
     
  13. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Whatever. I was just throwing the idea out there.
     
  14. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    If you just want to test the waters, looking for reliability, smooth/updated OS and UI, then I highly recommend finding a used Nexus 5 or the 2014 Moto X or G models. Don't bother with anything else. Price-wise, Moto G, then Nexus 5 and finally the 2014 Moto X, from cheapest to most expensive. I give the nod to the Nexus 5 for ease of updates and pure Android experience.
     
  15. Switchback666 macrumors 68000

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    Don't waste your time gurl :p just because the apple made a few bad choices doesn't mean all is lost !
     
  16. Nabooly macrumors 6502a

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    Man, I'm with you. I miss a proper back button and a notification light. :(
     
  17. Jibbajabba macrumors 65816

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    Moto G is probably the cheapest around. Good phone (5" version is dual sim, too).
     
  18. MasterRyu2011 macrumors 65816

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    If you wanted to test the waters, get a Galaxy S5 or LG G3.

    Both have very good cameras and will no doubt can be had with a discount.
     
  19. snow755 macrumors 6502a

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    the olny bad part of that idea that the M7 is now longer getting android upgrades
     
  20. kupkakez thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Hahah true!

    The biggest thing that has bothered me was 8.3 broke my ability to use iFunBox which I used to move saved game data around, was useful for games that don't have icloud backups, etc. I also play a lot of Kim Kardashian Hollywood and played 2 save files. I would alternate between them and now I cannot. :( which extremely sucks.

    From what I understand and granted my android knowledge is limited is that for androids they have a file browser? So I guess you can move that stuff around. Would you need something like iFunBox to do that?
     
  21. iphonedude2008 macrumors 65816

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    You could just use the file browser on the phone. No pc required.
     
  22. unclejamaal macrumors 6502

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    Yes the.default file browser on android does the job. Equivalent on iPhone would have to be jailbroken or sole software on the pc with the iPhone linked via a cable
     
  23. kodos macrumors regular

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    If you love iPhones but hate what Apple is becoming, then grab an S6 or S6 Edge. They are brilliant!
     
  24. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    and prey tell what are they becoming ?

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    True, but it did at least get 5.0.2 and will get Sense 7
     
  25. kodos macrumors regular

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    A fashion company (see: Beats, Gold laptops, $17k Gold Watches, etc.)
     

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