Won a Turbo 2, what do I do with it?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Silver Idaten, Nov 1, 2015.

  1. Silver Idaten macrumors 6502

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    I somehow managed to win a Turbo 2 from that obnoxious giveaway Verizon was having last week, it still hasn't arrived yet.

    I was a previous owner of last year's Turbo, and the novelty wore off quickly when I realized it was the last major phone release that still didn't have Lollipop practically a year after release. It ended up going down as one of the worse phones I've ever owned to me, because the battery while longer lasting wasn't anything special to me, and quick charge is practically a standard Android feature now.

    I'm weighing what I want to do with the Turbo 2. I'm not a Verizon customer, my T-Mobile 6S is my primary phone. I would like to have an Android phone on another network as a backup. Turbo 2 has Bands 2 and 4 so it's largely interchangeable with Verizon and AT&T, so that's a plus.

    However I just remember being so pissed off with the Turbo last year that I just want to sell it and get something else, prederably something with the same or lesser value, so the 6P is out.

    I'm liking the 5X. It seems well-rounded, nice size (not too big but not too small, could complement my 6S very well), I just wish the maximum wasn't 32GB. Still, I could sell a Turbo 2, buy a 5X, and maybe pocket $100.

    Nexus 6 is also a pretty good deal now, I've been considering that too. Either 6 or 5X, I could try out Fi, which would be pretty cool.

    Another one I'm looking at is the G4. I tried one out, pretty cool. I'd have to get a carrier model though so the universal aspect isn't quite there. I'm trying out a Note 5 right now, nice phone but same thing.

    Or I could keep the Turbo 2 and hope it'll be a better experience.

    Honestly I'm really leaning toward the 5X. Before it was released I was really considering getting a used Nexus 5 to play around with as my backup phone.

    In my position, what would you do?
     
  2. lowendlinux Contributor

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    You didn't like your last one, you seem determined not to like this one so is there really a question in there?
     
  3. Silver Idaten thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not necessarily, it was a decent phone overall but the update debacle really got on my nerves. Also, Motorola abandoning some of its phones after a year is a reason why the Moto X isn't on my list of phones to consider.
     
  4. lowendlinux Contributor

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    I shall restate..

    Is there a question in there?

    You don't like the phone don't keep it
     
  5. Silver Idaten thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, just curious about opinions and what would be the best option. I'm leaning toward the 5X, but would like to get some second opinions before I pull the trigger on anything anyway.
     
  6. lowendlinux Contributor

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    Does it matter if others like the phone if you don't?

    There's a forever long thread on the new Nexus stuff a couple threads down
     
  7. maxsix Suspended

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    It's only a debacle if _you_ convince yourself it is.

    Apple promotes an upgrade obsession so seriously, that huge numbers of their customer base is influenced to subscribe to the madness. It's a brilliant big money making coup for Apple. They laugh all the way to the bank with our money.

    There are certain versions of Operating Systems across all platforms that are better than others, and in fact they're not always the latest, or newest at the time. Here are some examples that I've used and many people agree are highlights.

    Windows 7 was better than Windows 8

    Android 4.4.4 was better than Android 5.0, even with 5.0 running on a brand new phone.
    Yet Android 5.1.1 is just stellar on my new Moto X Pure.

    It's simply not very smart to "upgrade" to what is known as a lesser experience, when no one forces you to. I'm still running 4.4.4 on my Nexus 5, and Windows 7 on my 2014 ThinkPad.

    Yes I have Windows 10 running very nicely on my Microsoft Surface Pro 3, but it's just a computer and it's just work I'm doing. Nothing so fulfilling that it's the highpoint of my day.
     
  8. mrex macrumors 68020

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    also you dont need the whole system update to get recent functionalities in android. gapps are updated independently via playstore without a need of an os update. it is abit differend world with ios... apps are "always" broken after the major ios update, apple apps are updated only with ios updates... you dont have this with android. so i dont know why people always wants to have the latest one. it isnt a miracle, even now some are noticing this with ios that the latest one isnt always the best and stable one.
     

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