The perfect non-iOS Phone for me

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by goblutes, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. goblutes macrumors member

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    Equally weighted requirements:
    • Front fingerprint sensor
    • IP68 or better
    • CDMA, GSM and Band 12 (worldwide carrier support)
    • USB-C
    • Nougat
    • ~4.7-5.2" Display
    Close but no cigar:
    A5 lacks carrier/band support.
    S7 lacks USB-C
    iPhone 7 lacks Nougat
    S8 lacks front fingerprint sensor
     
  2. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

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    Take a look at the Moto G5 Plus. I think the only thing it lacks is NFC and USB C(I think).
     
  3. goblutes thread starter macrumors member

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    and IP68 which is a deal breaker for me.
     
  4. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

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    My bad. I could have swore they mentioned it was water resistance.
     
  5. goblutes, Mar 24, 2017
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    goblutes thread starter macrumors member

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    No worries. It is a good option, lacking only two of my reqs. Frankly, to the best of my knowledge, my dream phone doesn't exist.
     
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    No phone fits your wish list.

    Either shorten your list or keep waiting.
     
  8. goblutes thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, while the fingerprint is better on the side than the back, the XZ does not support CDMA.
    --- Post Merged, Mar 25, 2017 ---
    Yep, this is clear.
     
  9. iSheep5S macrumors 6502a

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    The S7 is the only android phone i would buy. No USB C, hardly a deal breaker. Had the S7 and edge preferred the non edge.
     
  10. goblutes thread starter macrumors member

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    Full disclosure, I use an iPhone 6, but I want an Android as a backup.

    What I want doesn't exist. The S7 and the A5 are the closest. While lack of USB-C isn't a deal breaker, it is a demotivator. The 2017 A3/5/7 only lacks carrier/band support, which is a deal breaker.

    Considering I don't need this phone, the S7 price and lack of USB-C is a deal breaker. In fact failing to meet any specs is a deal breaker, since I don't need this phone.
     
  11. iSheep5S macrumors 6502a

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    To be fair I tried the dual mobile thing. Android and iOS. Too much hassle. I am selling my S7.

    It's the tech fear of missing out. Really you can do the same on both. I still believe iOS is cleaner and all the other arguments. Sure you can customise android but meh, I never did. Mainly I had the weather/clock widget and that's it.

    I have been on android for 2 years so it's change time. I still have a Nexus 7 if I fancy a play.
     

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