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New Neighbour / Nouveau Voisin

I want to hear your Android review

I want to hear the good, the bad, and the ugly of PERSONAL expierences with ANY make, model, or version of ANDROID devices. 

Whatever you want to share, past, present, good or bad will be a valued voice.

 

**PLEASE KEEP THIS AN ANDROID ONLY THREAD**

 

**My personal interest is more-so to hear about current Android makes and models to help me decide my next upgrade.**

**My last 3 phones were all LG phones and I loved them, but I'm ready for something new as long as it's Android.**

**I have nothing against Apple, I have no interest in their products.**

 

 

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: I want to hear your Android review

I've been useing the Pixel XL for 2 years now and I'm very pleased with it.

 

The regular security updates will continue till at least October 2019 and I'm running the latest Android P operating system.

 

The phone has suffered no slowdowns, infact it's operating better now than when new, apart from the battery of course that has deteriated a little after 2 years use but I can still get 10 hours of podcast playback with bluetooth earbuds, plus some news browsing.

 

I don't play games and rarely watch videos on the phone, so I'm not a demanding user,

 

I was going to upgrade to the 3, but have decided to wait till the 4, as I am still happy with this phone.

Oracle

Re: I want to hear your Android review

I am an android fan chasing value.  I don't really care about brand name as long as the price is good and there's xda support.  I have owned brands like Oppo, LeEco, hardly household names in North America.  Right now I think Xiaomi is the best brand for value.  

Mayor / Maire

Re: I want to hear your Android review

@ashley4twenty pretty hard to beat OxygenOS these days.  Get yourself a OnePlus 6T, I'm pretty sure you'll be blown away coming from LG phones.  I know that @will13am is big on Xiaomi, but I presonally think the OnePlus series are the best flagships for the $.

 

I should add--this really didn't need to be in The Lounge, you could have posted this in the Phones & Hardware area.  It's on-topic.


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Oracle

Re: I want to hear your Android review


@srlawren wrote:

@ashley4twenty pretty hard to beat OxygenOS these days.  Get yourself a OnePlus 6T, I'm pretty sure you'll be blown away coming from LG phones.  I know that @will13am is big on Xiaomi, but I presonally think the OnePlus series are the best flagships for the $.

 

I should add--this really didn't need to be in The Lounge, you could have posted this in the Phones & Hardware area.  It's on-topic.


I agree with one plus until around 3.  After that, their pricing is like Apple.  When Poco phone global edition comes out, I am in for one.  If they make a android one edition, I am in for 2.  Btw, Xiaomi currently have mid range android one phones selling for around $275 all in.  No other brand comes close to this. 

Oracle

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@ashley4twenty wrote:

I want to hear the good, the bad, and the ugly of PERSONAL expierences with ANY make, model, or version of ANDROID devices. 

Whatever you want to share, past, present, good or bad will be a valued voice.

 

**PLEASE KEEP THIS AN ANDROID ONLY THREAD**

 

**My personal interest is more-so to hear about current Android makes and models to help me decide my next upgrade.**

**My last 3 phones were all LG phones and I loved them, but I'm ready for something new as long as it's Android.**

**I have nothing against Apple, I have no interest in their products.**

 

 


I using an essential phone and it is my first  android and have really enjoyed it.  It is very clean compared to my wife's Samsung with added items, i hope they will produce another one.  I am interested in both phones that are mentioned above the One Plus and the Pocofone .


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Mayor / Maire

Re: I want to hear your Android review


@will13am wrote:


I agree with one plus until around 3.  After that, their pricing is like Apple.  


@will13am not sure I agree here.  Cheapest 2018 iPhone you can buy is the XR with 64BG storage and 3GB RAM for $1,029 Canadian.  Cheapest OnePlus 6T you can buy is the 6GB/128 for $719.  That's a $310 difference.  Stepping up to an iPhone XS Max with 4 GB and 256GB will cost you $1,729 Canadian while an 8GB/256GB OnePlus 6T will set you back $839 Canadian, or literally less than half.  As OnePlus does not offer a 512GB model there's nothing to compare directly there but I'll just point out that this capactiy tops you out at a dollar under TWO GRAND Canadian.  I'm not sure how you can call OnePlus pricing "like Apple". 


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Oracle

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@srlawren wrote:

@will13am wrote:


I agree with one plus until around 3.  After that, their pricing is like Apple.  


@will13am not sure I agree here.  Cheapest 2018 iPhone you can buy is the XR with 64BG storage and 3GB RAM for $1,029 Canadian.  Cheapest OnePlus 6T you can buy is the 6GB/128 for $719.  That's a $310 difference.  Stepping up to an iPhone XS Max with 4 GB and 256GB will cost you $1,729 Canadian while an 8GB/256GB OnePlus 6T will set you back $839 Canadian, or literally less than half.  As OnePlus does not offer a 512GB model there's nothing to compare directly there but I'll just point out that this capactiy tops you out at a dollar under TWO GRAND Canadian.  I'm not sure how you can call OnePlus pricing "like Apple". 


When I say Apple like, I don't mean dollar for dollar.  You get the picture, one plus is no longer value brand.  Their products are in the upper range for android phones, righ up there with the Galaxy phones.  I see it this way, if Xiaomi can sell the Poco phone for around $400, others should be able to sell in that range.  Android oems trying to monetize their hacked edition of android is dumb.  There is nothing to differentiate one product from another to justify the price premium of upwards of 2x.  If you could get an android one edition of the Poco phone, would you still have loyalty to one plus?  I would happy if they sold a global edition with North American LTE bands and allowed me to unlock the bootloader and install lineage OS. 

Mayor / Maire

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@will13am sure but then Xiaomi go and start doing things like this to try to recoup some of that lost revenue:  https://www.androidauthority.com/xiaomi-miui-ads-906902/.  

 

If you'd rather me compare OnePlus pricing to Samsung, I can do that.  I'll exlude the Note line since it's another cut above but lets compare the OP 6T to the Galaxy S9+.  Cheapest 6T is $719 Canadian and gets you 6GB and 128GB.  Cheapest S9+ is $1,099.99 and get you 6/64.  Bump the S9+ up to 256GB and it costs $1,259.99 vs $839 for an 8/256 6T.  So, $380 cheaper at the entry level and $420 cheaper at the 256GB storage level.  Granted this isn't the double like iPhone XS Max 256GB vs the OP6T, but this is a pretty serious price difference as well. 


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Oracle

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@srlawren wrote:

@will13am sure but then Xiaomi go and start doing things like this to try to recoup some of that lost revenue:  https://www.androidauthority.com/xiaomi-miui-ads-906902/.  

 

If you'd rather me compare OnePlus pricing to Samsung, I can do that.  I'll exlude the Note line since it's another cut above but lets compare the OP 6T to the Galaxy S9+.  Cheapest 6T is $719 Canadian and gets you 6GB and 128GB.  Cheapest S9+ is $1,099.99 and get you 6/64.  Bump the S9+ up to 256GB and it costs $1,259.99 vs $839 for an 8/256 6T.  So, $380 cheaper at the entry level and $420 cheaper at the 256GB storage level.  Granted this isn't the double like iPhone XS Max 256GB vs the OP6T, but this is a pretty serious price difference as well. 


Agreed. 

The reason those cheap brand are selling phones for way less than Pixels and iPhones is because their goal is to dominate the market where most people would buy their phones. Such market is in China or India. Over there, someone would call you crazy rich if you have the kind of money to spend on new iphones. High end phones don't sell well there, most cheap brands phones do. 

All i want to say is that phones like Xiami, Oppo, etc, you will get what you pay for. There are so many things that you will miss out on. Google and Apple keep their pricing high, but they also keep the quality of software/hardware top notch. You can never expect other cheap brand to compete at that level without you relying on xda devs to get some stuff that you missed out on. One plus on the other hand is sort of in the middle, and their pricing is also in the middle. Not cheap and not so expensive with pretty decent hardware/software quality.   

 

Back to the topic:

The first time i have used iphone os, i just hated the way we have to sync stuff through itunes. They gave us no other choice and have way too many restrictions. Android on the other hand is all about having that freedom to easily trasfer a file to your device directly using a windows or any other pc. No restriction on your device folders, downloads, home screen layout, icon movement, ability to use different styles of icons via launchers, etc. There are many little things that iOS does not allow you to do, but android lets you do it freely Smiley Happy

Stock Android on my Pixel 2 has been just great. Prompt updates and it keeps improving. 


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