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23rd January 2017, 04:42 PM |#10101  
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i am in doubts about a new phone too. i have a nokia 808 which is awesome at least at camera and parts that require camera. it can open any image/video known to man, even the blu-ray movies, anything up to full hd, audio is clear without distorsion, the camera is perfect. i have other phones and tablets, but nothing compares to it. i want to know if it's good to wait for the nokia's flagship or change the brand to a huawei, lg... any opinion is appreaciated, but not iphone/samsung, i hate them.
 
 
23rd January 2017, 09:02 PM |#10102  
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Well there should be lots of options with custom roms available if you stick with the more popular options, but you need to double check the device you pick is one of them.

Also if you want stock Android, stay away from Samsung's because you are stuck with TouchWiz based Roms (of which many good ones are available), but no stock Android. If you pick an HTC flagship you will have the option of either sense based or stock based Roms, however the camera and audio quality is often not as good on stock Android based Roms because of closed source drivers. The roms can still be fast and stable despite this.

If you want custom roms based on stock Android that likely function 100% as well as out of the box software than you should stick with nexus, OnePlus or some Motorola phones like my Moto x 2014.
23rd January 2017, 09:44 PM |#10103  
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Hey guys,

after years of being an iPhone user i wanna switch over to android. Now... i really enjoy being able to update my phone the very minute a new OS is out. So what would be the best decision for me? I don't wanna spend a lot of money (<=200€ would be perf, a little more is also ok). I need bluetooth, an (AM)OLED display, 4G, support for 128GB SD-cards and the ability to root the phone and an AUX port. Power isn't really that important to me. Of course i don't wanna wait minutes for an app to open, but i also don't really need to be able to play the latest 3D AAA games. Oh and the OS should be as close to stock android as possible (this is super important to me, is that achievable when a device is rooted? can you replace the launcher/delete apps etc.?)!

As I understand it, the best choice would be a phone that has custom rom support, but from what i read there aren't actually that many (which is weird because i always thought this would be more widespread across android devices). Any help, tips would be highly appreciated

You will have to come off some of your stuff. The only devices that get updates right away are nexus and the pixel. With those you lose SD card support.

As for custom rom support. We'll that depends on what you really need as you will have to pick and choose.
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24th January 2017, 08:57 AM |#10104  
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I am currently looking for a new phone and thought maybe you could help me find the perfect match for me.

My current phone is a Galaxy S6, with which I am more or less satisfied. The phone itself is great, but I don't like the lack of AOSP. Also TouchWiz is so strange in some parts and incompatible with most xposed addons and stuff, that it's not even funny.

I am looking for a phone with an ~5 inch display, decent battery life, front facing fingerprint scanner and the ability to install AOSP based roms without sacrificing 90% of the features. I am located in the EU so it would be nice if the device is available here (and ofc is comaptible with our LTE bands).

Thanks a lot.
24th January 2017, 12:04 PM |#10105  
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I am currently looking for a new phone and thought maybe you could help me find the perfect match for me.

My current phone is a Galaxy S6, with which I am more or less satisfied. The phone itself is great, but I don't like the lack of AOSP. Also TouchWiz is so strange in some parts and incompatible with most xposed addons and stuff, that it's not even funny.

I am looking for a phone with an ~5 inch display, decent battery life, front facing fingerprint scanner and the ability to install AOSP based roms without sacrificing 90% of the features. I am located in the EU so it would be nice if the device is available here (and ofc is comaptible with our LTE bands).

Thanks a lot.

Why don't you buy a phone that comes with Stock Android, just buy a Pixel.
How about ROMs similar to AOSP like: Oxygen OS-Oneplus 3T or Moto Z.
Also worth checking: Xiaomi Mi 5.
All the phones I mentioned except Pixel have front facing fingerprint sensor. If you need further help narrowing down your options, mention other things you want in your phone.
24th January 2017, 12:16 PM |#10106  
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On serious note... something in mobile devices?
24th January 2017, 03:00 PM |#10107  
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Damn :/
I mentioned custom rom support, cause that way it would be easier to stay up-to-date... 128GB SD card is a must... didn't think this would be so hard xD. Is there a site that let's you select features you want and can recommend you devices based on them? I am at the point right now where i probably will stay with the iPhone then...

Try finding here: http://m.gsmarena.com/search.php3
24th January 2017, 10:45 PM |#10108  
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i am in doubts about a new phone too. i have a nokia 808 which is awesome at least at camera and parts that require camera. it can open any image/video known to man, even the blu-ray movies, anything up to full hd, audio is clear without distorsion, the camera is perfect. i have other phones and tablets, but nothing compares to it. i want to know if it's good to wait for the nokia's flagship or change the brand to a huawei, lg... any opinion is appreaciated, but not iphone/samsung, i hate them.

I just bought a Moto G4 and i love it! Nearly stock android, great official support for updates (it's basically a nexus on these aspects) and great custom rom support if you like to tinker with your phone. The price is really low, here where i live i can get it for 170 euros on amazon. The only downsides of this phones are a big screen (at least for me, 5.5" is a little too much for my taste) and a not so great camera. If you don't take too many photos and don't want to spend much i would strogly recommend it to you. techradar.com/reviews/phones/mobile-phones/motorola-moto-g4-1321488/review here's a review that was helpful to me when i was deciding whether or not to buy it.

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Originally Posted by malown

Hey guys,

after years of being an iPhone user i wanna switch over to android. Now... i really enjoy being able to update my phone the very minute a new OS is out. So what would be the best decision for me? I don't wanna spend a lot of money (<=200€ would be perf, a little more is also ok). I need bluetooth, an (AM)OLED display, 4G, support for 128GB SD-cards and the ability to root the phone and an AUX port. Power isn't really that important to me. Of course i don't wanna wait minutes for an app to open, but i also don't really need to be able to play the latest 3D AAA games. Oh and the OS should be as close to stock android as possible (this is super important to me, is that achievable when a device is rooted? can you replace the launcher/delete apps etc.?)!

As I understand it, the best choice would be a phone that has custom rom support, but from what i read there aren't actually that many (which is weird because i always thought this would be more widespread across android devices). Any help, tips would be highly appreciated

Just read my last post, the moto g4 seems to be the perfect fit for your needs!
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25th January 2017, 01:48 PM |#10109  
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Good Phones
You can purchase samsung j5 prime, on next, on8 or for better design and look samsung A5. For fantastic design and look oneplus x but this one is 3g. Redmi note 4 for best value for money with good quality if you can compromise with good ips display and if available in your country.

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For better after market support and customization like custom rom, tweaks etc MI5 or oneplus 3T best
25th January 2017, 10:19 PM |#10110  
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LeEco Le 2 X527 3GB/32GB vs. Zuk Z2 4GB/64GB vs. Xiaomi Mi5 3GB/32GB?
26th January 2017, 03:45 AM |#10111  
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Need suggestions on buying a new or old (max 2 month used) device. My requirements are :-
* LTE MUST
* 3GB RAM
* Good Battery Backup on regular use
* Min 5.2 display size
* Decent Developer support on XDA
Budget is 9000/- (140$) Hardly managed
I'm bending toward redmi 3s prime but that hybrid sim slot is real pain in ass.
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