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What's wrong with Huawei?

They don't run enough commercials on TV, duh!
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so I have verizon, and really need a new phone. the Nexus 6P seems pretty legit. I have an iPhone now but I think I'm done with Apple and their 16GB entry lvl phone that is 80% full after taking 5 pictures...so the only other contenders are Galaxy S6 and HTC M9 right?
In terms of "flagship" phones yeah the s6, the new note and the m9.

I actually was gonna get the new galaxy but settled on the new moto x. Has a nice screen, great camera, microsd slot and runs near stock android -- their software support is amazing because of this (apparently even the 2 year old 2013 moto x may get 6.0).Doesn't have a fingerprint scanner though so that may be a deal breaker. The fact it was only 400$ makes that a bit easier to handle.
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Nexus is so late now and not as cheap as it used to be. You can buy LG G4 for cheap at this point. If we compare Nexus 5 and Galaxy S4 it had better SOC but now S6 is bettet then even 6P

6P is 100 bucks cheaper NOT region locked NOT carrier locked.. Better camera, stock android (no bullcrap ROM from the manufacturer) can be used in any country on any frequency.


You're totally right.. one of these phones is behind and overpriced... Hint: it's not the 6P it's the G6 Edge
 
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so I have verizon, and really need a new phone. the Nexus 6P seems pretty legit. I have an iPhone now but I think I'm done with Apple and their 16GB entry lvl phone that is 80% full after taking 5 pictures...so the only other contenders are Galaxy S6 and HTC M9 right?

LG and Sony have legit flagships.
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Eh, I'll wait for the Nexus 7, ehh... wait it's already out... Nexus 8... Nexus 9... WHATEVER ITS GOING TO BE CALLED. 

 

I have my Nexus 6 flashed with the latest Marshmellow and its running beautifully, no reason to upgrade yet :) 

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Eh, I'll wait for the Nexus 7, ehh... wait it's already out... Nexus 8... Nexus 9... WHATEVER ITS GOING TO BE CALLED. 

I have my Nexus 6 flashed with the latest Marshmellow and its running beautifully, no reason to upgrade yet smile.gif 

Lucky you. I went with "the best hardware" this time around after getting shafted with a Gnexus in 2013 and now have to pray for Samsung to release something by year end for the GS6 and also that they won't make touchwiz any more of a mess. Not that touchwiz is terrible but it does leave a lot of head scratching.
     
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That awkward moment when you see the American and Chinese alphabets taunting each other using your phone's messaging app.

I've been living that moment for years biggrin.gif
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The Nexus 5 was a massive leap from the 4s I came from...but I'm not satisfied by its performance. Battery life is great on Marshmallow, but yeah I'm looking forward to the 6P.

The N5 had pretty terrible optics (worse than 4s), so it's nice to have something that is considerably more modern in the 6P.
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post #39 of 109
The phone is nice but too expensive.

The problem is that flagship phones are replaced every single year and their resale value is like that of a car. Pay 650 today and and you'll find em used for 300 a year from now.

If you want a new phone buy a year old flagship GS5, LG G3, one m8 etc. The money you save can buy a new video card. And that will make a way bigger difference than any marginal increase in benchmark score.
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I signed up for fi, but it's actually more expensive than my att bill. I got lucky with a cs rep and got a sweet discount. Paying under $50 before taxes and fees for unlimited talk/text and 6gig data. That same plan on fi is $80 before taxes and fees. ( another $15 )

Still really looking into the phone. I moved from OS X to Windows 10 so I don't feel as locked in to iPhones as I used to.
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