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KidCarter93

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Hi everyone,

This thread is a continuation of this thread.

This is here so you can discuss what your next phone/tablet should be, if you're not sure what to pick.

Also, if you need advice as to which device is better than another, then feel free to ask those questions in here aswell.

This is an attempt to clear out all the similar threads being created around these forums.

*NOTE* I will be requesting thread maintenance as and when it is needed, to remove any SPAM comments
 
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I got the Android pie OTA update this morning for boxing day. My phone is stock and never rooted so far. The update to oos makes it look much more like a pixel. I actually really like it. The old oos was looking a bit dated compared to the pixel and now this looks nearly the same but IMO better. The galaxy s8 I had for a few weeks before I got the OnePlus 5 16 months ago will be waiting until March apparently for the update. I am still liking OnePlus software updates. I'm on the December 2018 security patch now. There are things I like better about the Samsungs (mostly just appearance) but I can't see any reason I'd want to switch to anything else besides just wanting to try something different.

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A couple pics of the new ui in dark mode with red accents. Screenshot_20181226-194354.jpegScreenshot_20181226-194315.jpegScreenshot_20181226-194331.jpeg

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Nico2416

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I got the Android pie OTA update this morning for boxing day. My phone is stock and never rooted so far. The update to oos makes it look much more like a pixel. I actually really like it. The old oos was looking a bit dated compared to the pixel and now this looks nearly the same but IMO better. The galaxy s8 I had for a few weeks before I got the OnePlus 5 16 months ago will be waiting until March apparently for the update. I am still liking OnePlus software updates. I'm on the December 2018 security patch now. There are things I like better about the Samsungs (mostly just appearance) but I can't see any reason I'd want to switch to anything else besides just wanting to try something different.
I'd buy the OnePlus 5 (or 5T) if I could find them for less than 300€. Always loved OnePlus philosophy and I'd really like try one out
 

VaktBleppe

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I'm running a Nexus 5X 16gb right now and i'm in the market for a new phone that have better camera, faster cpu/gpu, more ram, but it may not cost more than 440USD/390EUR/4000SEK. And LG is something i don't want again, because of all hardware problems i have been having with 3 LG's

I want the phone the be about 6". If there is no notch it is a big plus. Have at least 64gb storage. Really durable as i have 3 kids that time to time takes it and drops it, and i'm a industrial worker and i don't want the screen to break easily, and the repair here cost almost as much as a new phone. And regularly updates or good and stable custom roms.

Phones i have been looking at but please come with suggestions.:
Redmi Note 5 Pro 4/64gb
Redmi Note 6 Pro 4/64gb
Pocophone F1 6/64gb
Xiaomi Mi A2 4/64gb
Asus Zenfone 5z 6/64gb
Asus Zenfone Max Pro 4/64gb
 
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Eimafn

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Hey folks -

I'm also looking for a new phone. I have an Nexus 5 now and have used almost the entire Nexus line in the past (I was very sad when they were discontinued :crying: ). Recently I got a Huawei Honor View 10 from a black friday sale and was quite disappointed by their anti-consumer practice of not unlocking bootloaders and also by the lack of developer support that naturally follows such a policy. In short, I would like recommendations on phones which are similar to the View 10 (hardware-wise I liked it) but are easily mod-able/unlockable and well-supported by the community. Thanks!

- E
 

Raresh T

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Hey guys, please recommend any good tablet that meets these conditions:
- Normal Android OS, that's compatible with Play Store (no weird MIUI type stuff)
- OTG compatible (so I can connect my peripherals like memory sticks etc.)
- Biggest screen possible - with best picture quality (will be used for reading comics, youtube, netflix, & movie 1080p MKV playback)

Hello. I am running Asus Transformer Prime (Tf201), with custom ROM Katkiss Marshmallow. Runs very decent, considering is a 7 years tablet. It has 10 inch screen, overclocked at 1.6 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, technically it should support 512 GB of storage (2 micro SD cards slots - one for the dock), it also has a micro HDMI and a 2.0 USB. If you wanna buy something similar but more powerful a bit, try to see if you can find Asus Transformer 701t. Same specs, higher clock speed, 2 GB of RAM.

Note : haven't tried with 256 GB micro SD card, since I don't have those around. But tried with 2 different SD cards, and the tablet reads them both. So no worries about it.

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I'm running a Nexus 5X 16gb right now and i'm in the market for a new phone that have better camera, faster cpu/gpu, more ram, but it may not cost more than 440USD/390EUR/4000SEK. And LG is something i don't want again, because of all hardware problems i have been having with 3 LG's

I want the phone the be about 6". If there is no notch it is a big plus. Have at least 64gb storage. Really durable as i have 3 kids that time to time takes it and drops it, and i'm a industrial worker and i don't want the screen to break easily, and the repair here cost almost as much as a new phone. And regularly updates or good and stable custom roms.

Phones i have been looking at but please come with suggestions.:
Redmi Note 5 Pro 4/64gb
Redmi Note 6 Pro 4/64gb
Pocophone F1 6/64gb
Xiaomi Mi A2 4/64gb
Asus Zenfone 5z 6/64gb
Asus Zenfone Max Pro 4/64gb

You could also try Samsung S7. Good specs, very low price nowadays, it has good community support.

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Hi guys,

I'm here because I want to buy a new phone (obviously, lol). My budget is around 300€.

I've watched lots of reviews about phones in my budget-range (so mid-range smartphones), but a question came to my mind: wouldn't be better buying a 2017 top smartphone instead of a decleared mid-range? I was thinking in particular to Sony Xperia XZ Premium (SD 835, 4K Display, Android Pie etc) at 279€ on Amazon.

Is it a good choice or should I buy something newer but on a "lower" level in terms of hardware?

Hope someone will ask. Thanks in advance to everyone

I would even suggest Samsung S7. It has good specs, good community support, Samsung still supports S7, cheap nowadays
 
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Polarix

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Looking for phone suggestions at around $300 (US) coming from an old Lenovo Vibe P1. Currently looking for something that can last me at least 2 years. I'm currently looking at the Honor Play, Zenfone Max Pro M2, and the Honor 8X.

My options are quite limited since amazon is not an option in where I live so I will depend on retail stores.

Note: I'm not really aiming to root my phone at some point, and Xiaomi phones are avoided since they are inserting ads in their MIUI.
 

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I'm running a Nexus 5X 16gb right now and i'm in the market for a new phone that have better camera, faster cpu/gpu, more ram, but it may not cost more than 440USD/390EUR/4000SEK. And LG is something i don't want again, because of all hardware problems i have been having with 3 LG's

I want the phone the be about 6". If there is no notch it is a big plus. Have at least 64gb storage. Really durable as i have 3 kids that time to time takes it and drops it, and i'm a industrial worker and i don't want the screen to break easily, and the repair here cost almost as much as a new phone. And regularly updates or good and stable custom roms.

Phones i have been looking at but please come with suggestions.:
Redmi Note 5 Pro 4/64gb
Redmi Note 6 Pro 4/64gb
Pocophone F1 6/64gb
Xiaomi Mi A2 4/64gb
Asus Zenfone 5z 6/64gb
Asus Zenfone Max Pro 4/64gb

Maybe something like a Samsung S8, or indeed the Poco F1.


Hey folks -

I'm also looking for a new phone. I have an Nexus 5 now and have used almost the entire Nexus line in the past (I was very sad when they were discontinued :crying: ). Recently I got a Huawei Honor View 10 from a black friday sale and was quite disappointed by their anti-consumer practice of not unlocking bootloaders and also by the lack of developer support that naturally follows such a policy. In short, I would like recommendations on phones which are similar to the View 10 (hardware-wise I liked it) but are easily mod-able/unlockable and well-supported by the community. Thanks!

- E

OnePlus 5 or 5T (if you dont want 16:9) is pretty similar to a Nexus experience. Lots of ROMs and easy to mod.

Looking for phone suggestions at around $300 (US) coming from an old Lenovo Vibe P1. Currently looking for something that can last me at least 2 years. I'm currently looking at the Honor Play, Zenfone Max Pro M2, and the Honor 8X.

My options are quite limited since amazon is not an option in where I live so I will depend on retail stores.

Note: I'm not really aiming to root my phone at some point, and Xiaomi phones are avoided since they are inserting ads in their MIUI.

Ads and all the Chinese bloat can be removed simply by rooting and flashing a custom ROM.
 

VaktBleppe

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Maybe something like a Samsung S8, or indeed the Poco F1.




OnePlus 5 or 5T (if you dont want 16:9) is pretty similar to a Nexus experience. Lots of ROMs and easy to mod.



Ads and all the Chinese bloat can be removed simply by rooting and flashing a custom ROM.

The main negative thing I have heard about the Pocophone is that the screen seems to very fragile, and that does not really work for me. And OnePlus is not really an option, almost 600usd for a 5t here. They actually go for the same price as 6t. And used phone is something I don't want to try.
 

Nico2416

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Hello. I am running Asus Transformer Prime (Tf201), with custom ROM Katkiss Marshmallow. Runs very decent, considering is a 7 years tablet. It has 10 inch screen, overclocked at 1.6 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, technically it should support 512 GB of storage (2 micro SD cards slots - one for the dock), it also has a micro HDMI and a 2.0 USB. If you wanna buy something similar but more powerful a bit, try to see if you can find Asus Transformer 701t. Same specs, higher clock speed, 2 GB of RAM.

Note : haven't tried with 256 GB micro SD card, since I don't have those around. But tried with 2 different SD cards, and the tablet reads them both. So no worries about it.

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You could also try Samsung S7. Good specs, very low price nowadays, it has good community support.

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I would even suggest Samsung S7. It has good specs, good community support, Samsung still supports S7, cheap nowadays
I tought about it but I do not put so much trust in Samsung (in particular for the software side of their products) and S7 is now a bit too old imho.

I was looking for a durable and complete phone and because of this I tought that the XZ Premium could have been a good solution at that price, basically for the powerful SoC and for the Display, instead of one of the classical Xiaomi's best buys.

I also looked into some Huawei/Honor (Honor 10 seems to be the best) but - since I'm coming from 4 years of mid-range Huaweis - I know for sure that I will experience the same troubles I had with the P10 Lite I have now (slow as hell, lags, reboots) and that I will not be able to fix them with a ROM because of their crazy policy. But tell me if I'm wrong.

The best choice would be a OnePlus (I always loved them) but it's a bit out of budget (about 100€ more).

Any other suggestions?
 
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Jim Ford

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Thanks for the reply.

The Oneplus 5 is probably twice as much as I'm prepared to spend! I'm looking at spending about £100 for a capable phone that's not being kept updated by the manufacturers, but is by hobbyists creating alternative ROMs eg. AOSPExtended or Lineage.

Anyone have opinions on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4?

Jim
 

Swen83

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Hello friends... What you think between pocophone - 280€, oneplus 6, 6gb - 420€, 6t, 6gb - 540€, 6t, 8gb - 580€. Al phones are new and whit one year warranty. Thanks


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And pixel 2 xl - 430€ also new


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Nico2416

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Hello friends... What you think between pocophone - 280€, oneplus 6, 6gb - 420€, 6t, 6gb - 540€, 6t, 8gb - 580€. Al phones are new and whit one year warranty. Thanks


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And pixel 2 xl - 430€ also new
If you don't have budget-problems I'd go for the OnePlus 6T (or 6, if you want to save something) without doubts
 
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    Hi guys. I'm wanting to know something: what is a good, relatively current phone that still has an SD card slot and a microphone jack?

    I am currently using a Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. I love it, it's probably the best Android device I've ever used, but the battery is draining from 100 percent to 80 within a couple of hours now just doing normal tasks, and I have a strong feeling that the battery just isn't going to last much longer. I am planning on replacing the battery whenever that happens, but I have never been good at taking things apart and putting them back together, especially things with small component parts (I have bad myopia and my hands shake). So, I need to have a backup plan in case i screw it up.

    I should get this out of the way first: I am never, ever going to use a smartphone without both a micro SD card slot and a headphone jack. Cloud storage, in my own opinion, is a complete joke as well as a swindle, since you have to continously keep paying for the service or they delete your stuff, and there's no privacy involved. I realize that not everyone agrees with me on that, but no matter what everyone else thinks I will just never feel comfortable doing it except in very sparing amounts (such as storing an mp3 or wallpaper on a service like gdrive). As for the headphone jack, the price of wireless earbuds can be exorbitant, and its just not worth the price to me. Add in the fact that the removal of SD slots and headphone jacks blatantly seem designed by phone manufacturers to strong-arm consumers into signing up for cloud storage services and high priced wireless earbuds, and the whole issue has left a bad taste in my mouth regarding phone manufacturers, and it has also made me cynically look at companies that I once enjoyed the products of, such as Samsung, in a negative light.

    So, with that out of the way, I will be in the market for an updated replacement for my S9 Plus soon. I'm not one to buy the newest flagship phones, since money is an issue and I don't need to have the newest version of Android, but I would like to get a phone that will stay relevant (even if its not cutting edge) for at least 2 or 3 years before it becomes totally outdated and obsolete, plus I need the aforementioned SD card slot and headphone jack. Could someone please give me some examples of a good phone to buy thst matches those specifications? Thank you in advance to all who cam help.

    As an aside, I am a total and complete newbie to rooting and phone hacking, but when I do get the replacement phone and everything on the D9 Plus gets moved over to it, I am looking forward to installing LegacyOS on the S9 Plus. I just hope that I don't brick it, since this phone has been awesome :)
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    Hi guys. I'm wanting to know something: what is a good, relatively current phone that still has an SD card slot and a microphone jack?

    I am currently using a Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. I love it, it's probably the best Android device I've ever used, but the battery is draining from 100 percent to 80 within a couple of hours now just doing normal tasks, and I have a strong feeling that the battery just isn't going to last much longer. I am planning on replacing the battery whenever that happens, but I have never been good at taking things apart and putting them back together, especially things with small component parts (I have bad myopia and my hands shake). So, I need to have a backup plan in case i screw it up.

    I should get this out of the way first: I am never, ever going to use a smartphone without both a micro SD card slot and a headphone jack. Cloud storage, in my own opinion, is a complete joke as well as a swindle, since you have to continously keep paying for the service or they delete your stuff, and there's no privacy involved. I realize that not everyone agrees with me on that, but no matter what everyone else thinks I will just never feel comfortable doing it except in very sparing amounts (such as storing an mp3 or wallpaper on a service like gdrive). As for the headphone jack, the price of wireless earbuds can be exorbitant, and its just not worth the price to me. Add in the fact that the removal of SD slots and headphone jacks blatantly seem designed by phone manufacturers to strong-arm consumers into signing up for cloud storage services and high priced wireless earbuds, and the whole issue has left a bad taste in my mouth regarding phone manufacturers, and it has also made me cynically look at companies that I once enjoyed the products of, such as Samsung, in a negative light.

    So, with that out of the way, I will be in the market for an updated replacement for my S9 Plus soon. I'm not one to buy the newest flagship phones, since money is an issue and I don't need to have the newest version of Android, but I would like to get a phone that will stay relevant (even if its not cutting edge) for at least 2 or 3 years before it becomes totally outdated and obsolete, plus I need the aforementioned SD card slot and headphone jack. Could someone please give me some examples of a good phone to buy thst matches those specifications? Thank you in advance to all who cam help.

    As an aside, I am a total and complete newbie to rooting and phone hacking, but when I do get the replacement phone and everything on the D9 Plus gets moved over to it, I am looking forward to installing LegacyOS on the S9 Plus. I just hope that I don't brick it, since this phone has been awesome :)

    Just replace the battery before it fails and maybe damages or destroys the device.

    Between Android 10 and especially 11 the Android OS has gone south.
    Samsung is spewing out of bad hardware this year. Two dropped balls.
    I have a Note 10+ 512gb still running on Pie, fast and very stable even after over a year on it's current load. The phone has held up extremely well with zero issues. Replaced the battery about 3 months ago... no big deal.
    I'm seriously considering getting a 2nd one.

    The Note 20U is nice but it comes loaded with Q and the price hasn't dropped much.
    I like it's spen's enhances speed but the 10+ is just a more stable platform I think. Display issues have plagued the variable frequency displays and there's been a lot of issues with the 5G implementation. Not sure the 20U is free of those. It's camera hump is awkward and the 10+ grabs great images with none of the hype features.
    You can grab a Note 10+ 512 Snapdragon for half the price of a 20U.
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    Just replace the battery before it fails and maybe damages or destroys the device.

    Between Android 10 and especially 11 the Android OS has gone south.
    Samsung is spewing out of bad hardware this year. Two dropped balls.
    I have a Note 10+ 512gb still running on Pie, fast and very stable even after over a year on it's current load. The phone has held up extremely well with zero issues. Replaced the battery about 3 months ago... no big deal.
    I'm seriously considering getting a 2nd one.

    The Note 20U is nice but it comes loaded with Q and the price hasn't dropped much.
    I like it's spen's enhances speed but the 10+ is just a more stable platform I think. Display issues have plagued the variable frequency displays and there's been a lot of issues with the 5G implementation. Not sure the 20U is free of those. It's camera hump is awkward and the 10+ grabs great images with none of the hype features.
    You can grab a Note 10+ 512 Snapdragon for half the price of a 20U.
    Thank you very much for the advice. I'm dreading it because my hands are so shaky, but I guess I'm going to have to replace that battery sooner or later, no getting around it...

    I've actually never owned a Note before. I'm kind of a luddite when it comes to phones, I've been using PCs since the early nineties but I had a flip phone for the longest time. It was the early 2010s before I got my first Android device, and it was a tablet; I had a few of those when I got my first real phone which was the Galaxy S7. My S9 plus is the first one I ever really fell in love with. Sorry for the life story ;) Anyway, how would you compare Notes to Galaxy S phones as far as the user experience goes? Is there anything that I would be really unfamiliar with?

    Thanks again for replying, I've got my phone in my hands all day but I've never rooted or hacked a phone or anything like that. So I'm a beginner to this scene.
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    Thank you very much for the advice. I'm dreading it because my hands are so shaky, but I guess I'm going to have to replace that battery sooner or later, no getting around it...

    I've actually never owned a Note before. I'm kind of a luddite when it comes to phones, I've been using PCs since the early nineties but I had a flip phone for the longest time. It was the early 2010s before I got my first Android device, and it was a tablet; I had a few of those when I got my first real phone which was the Galaxy S7. My S9 plus is the first one I ever really fell in love with. Sorry for the life story ;) Anyway, how would you compare Notes to Galaxy S phones as far as the user experience goes? Is there anything that I would be really unfamiliar with?

    Thanks again for replying, I've got my phone in my hands all day but I've never rooted or hacked a phone or anything like that. So I'm a beginner to this scene.
    You're welcome.

    I haven't rooted. The stock 10+ runs well after some heavy reconfiguration and a package Disabler.
    I loath the S series because of the rounded display corners, it was hate at first sight. The 10+'s display is drop dead gorgeous. Colors and gamma are spot on.

    You want an SD card slot. Class V30 cards run well and are relatively cheap. The 1tb ones are now going for under $200.
    So using the SD card as your data drive... you now have a 1.5tb dual drive computer in your hand.
    I keep everything I need for a reload and all critical data on the SD card, which is backed up redundantly to hdds.
    Only the OS, apps and temporary folders go on the internal memory.

    Pie has no CPU cycle wasting scoped storage and supports trusted overlay apps. It allows more permissions for trusted 3rd party apps like Karma Firewall so it's fully functional. The security hype with Q and 11 is just that. In over a year and a half I never had to do a forced reload due to malware. Pie is still my preferred Android version.
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    I'm looking for a recommendation for an Android tablet. I don't have a strict budget; $3-400 would be fine, I could probably swing $5-600 if there was a good argument for it.

    Things I *really* want include
    * easy to root
    * at least one "big" core (e.g. a Cortex A72, *not* something with only cortex A53's or A55's)
    * at least 4GB ram, preferably more
    * microSD slot

    Nice to have's:
    * fully unlock-able bootloader
    * video out over USB-C
    * decent gaming and emulation performance

    I don't really care that much about the screen size, 8-10" would be great, bigger would probably be fine too.
    Well, tablets with Android aren't that good compared to smartphones. usually tablets do come with weaker specs because buyers aren't that interested in. I would suggest the xiaomi mi pad 5, launches at the end of July. most likely will be over 600, but xiaomi does deliver and the tablet most likely would be compared to the iPad in terms of performance.
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    Another vote for the oneplus 8t, especially since it doesn't cost as much due to the oneplus 9 being out.
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    Planning to buy Poco GT X3 but not sure that will I get any custom roms for it because of its processor ie Dimensity 1200 which is made by Mediatek. Should I buy it or not custom roms are must for me. Any help will be appreciated....
    This is not an issue of concern any more because Mediatek has offered open resource structure for all the 5G chipsets now. So you can go for it.
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    Is it bro!! thank you for the information...... Definately will buy that beast.......
    Yeah, now you can flash custom ROMs on all Mediatek 5G chipsets without any issues. Even the heat optimization in DImensity 1200 is quite good.
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    Hi guys. I'm wanting to know something: what is a good, relatively current phone that still has an SD card slot and a microphone jack?

    I am currently using a Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. I love it, it's probably the best Android device I've ever used, but the battery is draining from 100 percent to 80 within a couple of hours now just doing normal tasks, and I have a strong feeling that the battery just isn't going to last much longer. I am planning on replacing the battery whenever that happens, but I have never been good at taking things apart and putting them back together, especially things with small component parts (I have bad myopia and my hands shake). So, I need to have a backup plan in case i screw it up.

    I should get this out of the way first: I am never, ever going to use a smartphone without both a micro SD card slot and a headphone jack. Cloud storage, in my own opinion, is a complete joke as well as a swindle, since you have to continously keep paying for the service or they delete your stuff, and there's no privacy involved. I realize that not everyone agrees with me on that, but no matter what everyone else thinks I will just never feel comfortable doing it except in very sparing amounts (such as storing an mp3 or wallpaper on a service like gdrive). As for the headphone jack, the price of wireless earbuds can be exorbitant, and its just not worth the price to me. Add in the fact that the removal of SD slots and headphone jacks blatantly seem designed by phone manufacturers to strong-arm consumers into signing up for cloud storage services and high priced wireless earbuds, and the whole issue has left a bad taste in my mouth regarding phone manufacturers, and it has also made me cynically look at companies that I once enjoyed the products of, such as Samsung, in a negative light.

    So, with that out of the way, I will be in the market for an updated replacement for my S9 Plus soon. I'm not one to buy the newest flagship phones, since money is an issue and I don't need to have the newest version of Android, but I would like to get a phone that will stay relevant (even if its not cutting edge) for at least 2 or 3 years before it becomes totally outdated and obsolete, plus I need the aforementioned SD card slot and headphone jack. Could someone please give me some examples of a good phone to buy thst matches those specifications? Thank you in advance to all who cam help.

    As an aside, I am a total and complete newbie to rooting and phone hacking, but when I do get the replacement phone and everything on the D9 Plus gets moved over to it, I am looking forward to installing LegacyOS on the S9 Plus. I just hope that I don't brick it, since this phone has been awesome :)
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    Hi everyone,

    This thread is a continuation of this thread.

    This is here so you can discuss what your next phone/tablet should be, if you're not sure what to pick.

    Also, if you need advice as to which device is better than another, then feel free to ask those questions in here aswell.

    This is an attempt to clear out all the similar threads being created around these forums.

    *NOTE* I will be requesting thread maintenance as and when it is needed, to remove any SPAM comments
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    Excellent, I hope this will attract some discussion on new devices so new threads won't be opened.

    I am not looking for a new phone right now, well maybe not depending on the outcome of HTC repairing my Sensation I guess. I sure hope to find out tomorrow. I think if I was going to get a replacement now I would probably get the SGS3 over the OneX. I really don't like the non-removable battery and maybe worse, no SD slot. I know why they did it for economic reasons but I am just not going to go that direction. Batteries do not last forever and their maximum charge level goes down over time. I want to be able to plug the SD into my computer and do a local backup. I also want to be able to get a bigger or faster SD if one comes out.
    I am used to Sense but I am sure I could get used to Touchwiz as well, and I just read in the portal that ROM Cleaner works with the SGS3 now, as long as I can rid of the bloat I am content. I am sure that when my contract is done in a year there will be something newer and better out anyways. ;)
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    I hope it does aswell. These forums definitely have too many of those threads being created :rolleyes:

    I think I'd choose the S3 aswell to be honest. Even though the One X is a powerful phone, the S3 can quite easily out perform it, as it can with most phones.

    The only time I'd be looking to upgrade is when mine become redundant, which with having an S2 (which can still keep up with the newest flagship devices) and Xperia S, I won't need to upgrade for a while I don't think.

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    I would take the Lumina. My girlfriend has one and its pretty good.

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    Never owned a tablet before.. flirting with the idea of a galaxy tab 2 10.1. As of current, I'm all good with my s3 but I'm kinda interested in what this next galaxy note 2 will bring. Guess I'm some sort of galaxy fan.. ever since my vibrant :p

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