New phone ideas

Hello all,

My son spiked my Lumia 1520 off some bleachers last night. The phone just has a crack on the screen but usable otherwise. My question is would you guys wait until the newer hardware shows up during the holiday season or just go ahead and purchase a new phone because the incremental changes have kind of stagnated. I’m tempted to hold out and see, but rumors haven’t inspired confidence in it being worth the wait. FYI my next phone is going to be Android, not a big fan of the Apple lock in ecosystem.

Conversation 10 comments

  • jimchamplin

    Premium Member
    03 March, 2017 - 10:44 am

    <p>With an iPhone, you'll be receiving updates longer than pretty much any Android OEM will even pretend to offer. Just use the software you choose. Like MS services? Use them. Like El Goog? Use them. The mythical "lock-in" isn't any more powerful than on other ecosystems. Less, actually since Apple services won't follow you anywhere else. They're easy to ignore.</p>

    • rtodd_us

      Premium Member
      03 March, 2017 - 11:48 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#88107">In reply to jimchamplin:</a></em></blockquote><p>I'm not sure I agree with that based on my wife's experience with her IPhone. She can't project her screen in our house to the TV or gaming console. She doesn't get notifications on her window's laptop. She can't use any other AI except for Siri (sure cortana is there but it is gimped by actually having to tap the icon as opposed to the more convenient home button). I know nit picky but these things are important to me. I don't want to buy an apple tv and a mac to get all the benefits that come with technology. I do appreciate your feedback though. Would you wait or buy a phone now?</p>

      • jimchamplin

        Premium Member
        03 March, 2017 - 12:43 pm

        <blockquote><a href="#88118"><em>In reply to rtodd_us:</em></a></blockquote><p>I definitely understand all that. I'll be honest that there's a lot more options for "pure Android" now, and the new Nokia models are quite interesting. If they can impress me as much as my Lumia 820 did, they could be a good way into Android.</p><p>Just don't expect me to use Android Studio to dev for the things :D</p>

        • rtodd_us

          Premium Member
          03 March, 2017 - 12:54 pm

          <blockquote><em><a href="#88136">In reply to jimchamplin:</a></em></blockquote><p>Yeah I heard Android Studio is a dumpster fire LOL. You know that is interesting about Lumias on Android. Might consider that as an option. Love their camera's and even their form factor.</p>

          • jimchamplin

            Premium Member
            03 March, 2017 - 11:11 pm

            <blockquote><em><a href="#88142">In reply to rtodd_us:</a></em></blockquote><p>I'm not sure if the new Nokias are available everywhere yet. I hope they are soon, and I hope AT&amp;T picks them up. </p>

  • Polycrastinator

    03 March, 2017 - 11:47 am

    <p>Get a Pixel if you get an Android phone at all. The lack/slowness of security updates for all other OEMs are just not worth it IMO.</p>

    • rtodd_us

      Premium Member
      03 March, 2017 - 12:53 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#88117">In reply to Polycrastinator:</a></em></blockquote><p>Yeah, that is kinda the phone I'm looking at. </p>

      • Shane

        Premium Member
        03 March, 2017 - 2:01 pm

        <p>Go for the OnePlus 3t. This is what I switched to from WP a couple of months ago.</p>

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  • Tony Barrett

    17 April, 2017 - 9:14 am

    <p>Huge choice with Android – lots of different options and pricing, and customizable to the way you like. Wouldn't *ever* touch an Apple product. Over priced status symbols using old technology.</p>

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