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Question [Q] if you had an upgrade right now what would you get/do?

i just found out that ive got an upgrade (earlier then expected).
so im lokoing for input as to which phone you think youd get next

im kinda temped to buy a nexus 5, but im kinda tempted to wait a bit because of rumors that ATT may carry it.

also considering getting the htc one max when released

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See, I would've said nexus 5, but the note 3 is more powerful, and the z1 is beautiful. We have great devs here, so I'm not too concerned about android updates

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The Z1 is a really nice phone. I'll never own a Samsung though, I can't stand them, the build quality is terrible and their Touchwiz UI is awful.

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See, I would've said nexus 5, but the note 3 is more powerful, and the z1 is beautiful. We have great devs here, so I'm not too concerned about android updates

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That's what I'm kinda struggling with getting a stronger device or getting a pure android device that will get new os very quickly

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You may want to hold out a little longer. There are a few devices dropping in the near future that may be better choices than what is currently available. I'm curious what the next HTC (M8) is going to be like. And if it is really good there may be a google edition. The Sony Xperia Z2, Ect...Do not buy the LG G Flex! It is a gimmick and junk.

At this point the Nexus 5 would be the obvious choice (I could get it if I want but I'm still having too much fun with my Evita.)

I totally agree with Timmaa about Samsung. I have helped friends root and flash Roms on multiple devices and the quality is just not there.

If an HTC One magically appeared in my hand I wouldn't complain but I have no plans to buy one.
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If I were eligible for an upgrade now . . . I probably wouldn't. For the most part, I agree with the previous response.

Aside from the Nexus 5, the major "flagships" (HTC One series, Samsung Galaxy S) are mid-cycle and we are now closer to release date of the "next" cycle (likely in May) then the the existing one. What you have now are mid-cycle odd ball devices like the One Max and One Mini, which just seem like devices released to fill the space in the schedule until the next "real" flagship.

Although I won't completely agree with some of the previous opinions on Samsung. I haven't been a big fan either, but I finally caved in last April and bought the Note 8 (since HTC is simply not in the tablet market any more, and the Note 8 really was the best option in the smaller tablet form factor). While I will agree the physical design is not as nice as HTC, its still pretty good, and on par with just about any other manufacturer out there. Yes its shiny plastic; but its also thin and svelte. And TouchWiz is not nearly as obtrusive at this point, as I thought it might be (although it certainly doesn't add much, either), and I've quite enjoyed my usage of the Note 8.

I'm not up for an upgrade until May. But even if I were, I'd still probably wait and see what the next generation has in store.
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