Originally Posted by dreamgetter1963
So I am just an average user who won't be doing any mods to the phone. Is it a good phone out of the box? It seems that everyone wants to change things on this phone? Just curious.
Honestly, I've never been 100% ever satisfied on any of my phones (and I've certainly had my share of flagships) but this is easily the closest I've gotten to perfection. While not a fan of ColorOS's permission system and their original partitioning system, they've worked on fixing each of those, and have been reaching out recently and actually changing things people wanted from them in the first place.
Personally, I'd still get unified storage and a ROM that supports it (and then flash CameraNextMod for premium picture taking and MaxxAudio for music) but that's just me. Using all these ROMs and mods, I've found this to be a phone I think I'll definitely keep for two years (a bit of a feat for me tbh). You've obviously done some research into the phone, so you kind of know what you're getting into, and it's definitely one of the best phones you can get for its price.
However, I'd still wait for a bit. LG still has to release it's full phone, and OnePlus (if you're looking for a cheaper option) is just about to release their second phone. Also, Samsung has really stepped up its camera game, so if that's important I'd REALLY look into that one. All the shots that reviewers are throwing on the internet blow my mind away. The new Moto still hasn't come out yet too, so if you can wait a bit I'd wait for that too. If you're still interested after all the big players have released their new stuff, I'd say go for it. I've had a pretty good time owning this phone, and people are still complimenting its looks even now.