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Old Oct 15, 2018, 07:48 PM   #1
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Need a new phone, was given a Windows phone for free and although it still works okay, would like something new, have no allegiances.

What's important to me:
1. Reliability (by far #1)
2. Decent future proof, want to postpone buying a new one for as long as possible
3. Decent battery life
4. Decent camera
5. Cost
6. Weight

Recommendations?

Don't really want the highest end but would still like something decent.

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Old Oct 15, 2018, 08:37 PM   #2
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I have been a Google Pixel douchebag since they came out. I love them, not to mention the best cameras.

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Old Oct 15, 2018, 08:41 PM   #3
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I have been a Google Pixel douchebag since they came out. I love them, not to mention the best cameras.

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The Google Pixel XL is the worst phone I've ever owned. If not THE worst, it's pretty darn close. Software problems, screen burn in, freezing, app crashes, etc etc.

I'd recommend a Galaxy phone. I used several models of those without the issues I had with the Pixel.
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Old Oct 15, 2018, 09:07 PM   #4
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1+ for galaxy phones.
The Samsung note 8 is pretty good. I owned one for a year and the software was reliable. The camera on it is more reliable than the one on my note 9.
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The Google Pixel XL is the worst phone I've ever owned. If not THE worst, it's pretty darn close. Software problems, screen burn in, freezing, app crashes, etc etc.

I'd recommend a Galaxy phone. I used several models of those without the issues I had with the Pixel.
Weird, on my third Pixel (had the Pixel, Pixel XL and now the Pixel 2 XL) -- haven't any of the issues you listed.

Would never go back to Samsung bloatware.
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Old Oct 15, 2018, 09:51 PM   #6
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Samsung bloatware isn't a thing anymore.

That being said, their prices are insane, and despite my Note 9 being the best phone I've ever used, I'd recommend looking at maybe the upcoming OnePlus 6T or the likes. Unless you have a trade in or can sell an old phone, that is.
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Old Oct 17, 2018, 02:10 AM   #7
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Samsung bloatware isn't a thing anymore.
It's not?

https://forum.xda-developers.com/gal...ation-t3833217

From the lists in this thread, it looks like the usual Samsung pre-installing a bunch of garbage no one asked for.
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Weird, on my third Pixel (had the Pixel, Pixel XL and now the Pixel 2 XL) -- haven't any of the issues you listed.

Would never go back to Samsung bloatware.
I'll grant you the software issues and other things aren't very high on the list of popular things wrong with the Pixel XL. The phone is generally very fast and snappy, especially the maps. However, Pixels are pretty well known for their terrible screen burn in. I didn't escape it.
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They don't have the best cameras or any other catchy things, but if you are interested in battery life take a look at the Motorola phones (E family). Their phones have been scoring high for battery life.
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Pixel 2 (non-XL). Solid device with at least 3 years of guaranteed OS updates direct from Google.
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OP ever gonna update the thread?

For anyone else, the Essential+360 degree camera+earbuds is only $329 today...

https://twitter.com/essential/status...55622057852928
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I am balls-deep with iPhone apps so I had to stick with apple. I recently went from a 6s to a Xr and I am blown away with this new phone. I know all the downsides(non oled, single camera) but it has served me really well as I don't watch movies on my phone and the camera is surprisingly well, especially the portrait mode.
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