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Looking to upgrade Galaxy S3 to an Android with a big display for ~ 350usd MAX, Need help!

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by ushy86, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. ushy86

    ushy86 Newbie
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    As the title simply states, I am looking for a 5.5" + display (preferably 6") unlocked android phone to replace my aged samsung galaxy s3, I am hoping to get good battery life, an improved camera performance, nice display, and overall have something new and unique in general. I have been extensively searching the last 2 days but still cannot come to a conclusion. Lately I have primarily been looking at the NEXUS 6, Huawei mate 7 or even the mate 2 which I have read is a good bang for the buck.. but is it a bigger upgrade from the galaxy s3 was the question I had.

    Anyways... If anybody can give me their thoughts or perhaps know another good phone with the qualities I am looking for, please feel free to chime in.

    PS. I am a Canadian resident looking to purchase an unlocked phone in the US for price and selection reasons.

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  2. Well any of the current crop of devices is going to be an upgrade performance-wise from your S3.
    Of the choices you mentioned I don't think you can go wrong with the N6.
    Just make sure that whatever device you choose has the proper bands for use with your carrier.
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  3. electricpete

    electricpete Android Expert

    After two years with my galaxy s4, I went to a nexus 6 64gb in December 2015, and it felt like a big upgrade to me.

    As you know, n6 has no sd card. It's also missing a few good Samsung features like multiwindow.
    I think the cameras are about the same quality.

    But n6 has a bigger screen and snappier performance, and newest os, and easier to root and tweak. .
    #3 electricpete, Feb 6, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2016

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