I'm looking for a new phone and I'm a little bit overwhelmed, because there are too much out there right now.
Since 2012 I'm using a Nexus 4 and I need a new one, because my GPS died when my phone fell to the ground several months ago.
What I need for the next phone:
- great Display, because I'm reading a lot of books on my phone
- great Camera, since I'm always taking pics when going out
- great GPS, since I use my phone as navigation in my car
- Unlocked Bootloader
- Custom Roms (LineageOS, OMNIROM etc.)
- low SAR level (I don't know whether it's normal, but it seems like all the new phones (but Samsung) have extremely high SAR levels in comparison to older phones)
I guess a lot of phones will fit the requierements, because my Nexus 4 is ancient and everything can be considered a tremendous upgrade.
What I'm going to do is, to flash a Custom Rom and use the phone without Google (no gapps etc.), install XPrivacy (I guess it's called LuaPrivacy now) and AFWall.
BTW I really don't care about gaming performance, but I care about a lagfree, smooth experience like on my Nexus 4.
The old Nexus series had fantastic community backup, but it seems like the backup has gone since the Pixel series was introduced.