New Device Time!

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by nviz22, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. nviz22 macrumors 68040

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    What device should I make my permanent daily driver for the next year or so until the S8? By that time, I can afford a $500 S8 and I can come up w/ the $ to add insurance too.

    The contenders so far are: ZTE Axon 7, OnePlus 3, HTC 10, Nexus 6P, Moto X 2015.

    Thoughts? I am leaning towards the OnePlus 3 right now.
     
  2. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    Between the OP3 and the A7 it would be a hard choice for me. I would probably end up going towards the A7 just cause of external storage and speakers. The OP3's 6gb over the A7's 4gb ram probably won't make much of a noticeable differ at the moment. But the OP3 software seems better from reviews.
     
  3. Fireblade macrumors 65816

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    From the phones you have listed, the OnePlus 3 would be my choice.
     
  4. nviz22 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Is it better for T-Mobile too?
     
  5. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    I'm not sure, you better check the bands against what T-mobile uses.
     
  6. BrettApple macrumors 65816

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    I may be a bit bias. But the HTC 10 is a great phone. Super amazing at nothing in particular, but top notch in every single area you can think of. Grabbed mine off Swappa.
     
  7. epicrayban macrumors 603

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    If it were me, I'd pick OP3, too.

    ZTE Axon... lack of familiarity with the brand.
    HTC 10... rip off. (Sorry HTC fans; it's true).
    Nexus 6P... only pick this for the security/software updates. Otherwise, the OP3 is the better value
    Moto X... That behemoth of a device? With its mediocre camera? Affordable or not, it's not for me. For a little more money, I rather get the OP3 or 6P.

    Just my short opinions.

    OP3 would be my first choice. I'd only pick the 6P if updates matter to you. And I'd only pick the HTC 10 if there was a substantial price drop from it's current $699 tag.
     
  8. nviz22 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    At what price? I don't want to drop more than $500 for it. The JBL headphone promo seems great, but a pain to sell since nobody has them on sale online and the headphones aren't even available on the JBL website.
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    Well, I saw something about Wi-Fi Calling come from the Axon update(s) in the future?
     
  9. Sensamic macrumors 68030

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    I would go for the Axon 7 (it has EVERYTHING hardware-wise) and second option would be the OP3. Both won't have great update policy, so considering that I would go for best hardware, and that's the Axon 7.
     
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    Hope you enjoy it. I'm always weary of anything the company puts out because of the company itself.
     
  12. mclld macrumors 68000

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    If it will be your main phone sell the iphone and buy a galaxy S7 edge or Note 7
     
  13. Flow39 macrumors 68000

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    I'm partial to the Nexus, but I'd go with the OP3.
     
  14. nviz22 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    My friend has good things to say about his OP3 after about a week with it. A 15 day window isn't bad, I hope I can keep it permanently though. I do plan a return to the S8 or Note 7 next summer. It just doesn't make sense to spend the extra $ with starting a new grad program and looking to save $ from work.
     
  15. epicrayban macrumors 603

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    What color? :)
     
  16. nviz22 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Had the Edge, but that would be an uncomfortable move. The Note 7 is too much for what it does. It's amazing, but not $450+ more amazing. If it had a 4K display, 6-8 GB RAM, 4000 mAh battery, always on fingerprint scanner concept, instantaneous Iris scanning, dual speakers, an upgraded camera, pressure sensitive display, and folding option like the 2017 leaks, then you're talking.

    Until then, the Nexus 6P, Moto X, OP3, and ZTE Axon offer tremendous value at their price points.

    What did the 6P in was the sale for the $350 Project Fi discount being over.

    The Moto X wasn't on sale for a 32GB model at $250 with a White body and Bamboo shell, so that's that.

    The ZTE Axon's delay, questionable software, weaker camera, and notification bell eliminated it despite a better screen, dual speakers, and better battery life.

    OP3 offers no tax, bug fixes, the fastest charging on Android possibly, a competitive camera, a nice build, the most RAM, the best processor out right now from Qualcomm, clean software, a fast fingerprint scanner that can be activated while the screen is off, zero carrier bloat, an upside with updates being more frequent, etc.

    Not saying other phones don't have what the OP3 offers, but I decided to take the risk and make it my daily driver. Hope it goes well to be my go to until summer 2017.
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    Soft gold. Looks similar to the iPhone 6S Gold while having a better resale value in 2017, hopefully.


    As for the Nexus partiality post, I would've gone Nexus 2016, but the gap is too long to wait for me since I put the iPhone up for sale since its relatively new and I can get a decent return for it to cover for the OP3 and my new 4K TV, specs on the TV is crazy for the price I paid but conversation for a different time.
     
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    epicrayban macrumors 603

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    I would pick gold, too. It is seriously beautiful:



    It gets compared to the iPhone 6s gold in this same video. The OP3, in my opinion, owns it in color and design. Erica Griffin agrees.
     
  18. nviz22 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Looks great! Can't wait. The OP3 has been critically acclaimed for good reason too. So glad the major bugs are gone though. I hear the RAM management is nice too. The 1080p panel is bright enough without adaptive brightness being on and the gestures add some fun stuff to it.
     
  19. Kiezpirat80 macrumors 6502

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    Adaptive brightness is a pain on the op3. But I hate it to manually adjust the brightness to every situation. S7 has the best auto brightness I have ever used.
     
  20. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    Hope you like the OP3. Are their any downsides to the OP3, say compared to a 6s Plus? I guess I am not familiar with the Phone itself.

    By the way, your avatar picture will need to be updated to a Chicago Bulls Jersey eventually! (Assuming your a D-Wade fan).
     
  21. Fireblade macrumors 65816

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    Looking forward to what your impressions are, but I think you will like it...
     
  22. nviz22, Aug 10, 2016
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    nviz22 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    So how do you compensate on the OP3?
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    Well, the 6S Plus has the best single core benchmarks, so it might be slightly faster to do basic tasks. In addition, the camera software is better than the OP3's. There are slightly more apps on the iOS, but not enough to make the difference noticeable. iMessage and FaceTime are great, but there are ways to get around that with What's App and Hangouts. Connecting with my Macbook is an added benefit too.

    However, the OP3 has 3x the amount of RAM, better screen technology, a faster fingerprint scanner, a sleeker design, a cheaper sticker price, Always on Display, 64 GB of storage, USB Type C Dash Charging, way bigger battery, and a slimmer phone. Can't wait to try dash charging, especially since the iPhone takes like 3 hrs to charge. Most of the iOS tech is antiquated.

    As for the photo, I am a Heat fan for life. I love D-Wade as the former face of the franchise and always the franchise's best player, but I cannot like the Bulls.
     
  23. Kiezpirat80 macrumors 6502

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    I had sent it back to oneplus. The display was the main reason when your used to a s7 edge.
     
  24. nviz22 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I heard that the display brightness isn't too fantastic, but there are ways to get around it. I guess being used to an iPhone 6S Plus as my daily driver lets me acclimate to a 1080p display with less nits w/o issues.
     

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