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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by acemcdill, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. acemcdill

    acemcdill Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I am deciding if I should wait for the new generation of android phones to come out before getting a new phone. I am up for an upgrade in a week. Should I wait or get an s5/one/moto x now?

    I have a G2 now
     



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  2. dequelo

    dequelo Well-Known Member

    That really depends on your preference. I have the S5 Active and I love it. But I wish I would have waited for the Nexus 6 because I like the size. I also like the Note 4 and its 3GB of RAM. So much to choose from out there, I'd say go in to your carrier's store and get your hands on all of the latest models and make a decision there.
     
  3. bjacks12

    bjacks12 Android Expert

    The next big thing is always around the corner. If you wait for the best, you'll never stop waiting.
     
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  4. kate

    kate Dreaming of Bugdroid.
    Moderator

    Hi acemcdill, I moved your thread to the Device Comparisons forum :)
     
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  5. acemcdill

    acemcdill Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Personally I'm not a fan of the bigger phones. I do like the S5 active and was considering getting that. Will they get all the software updates for the next two years?
     
  6. dequelo

    dequelo Well-Known Member

    It will get 5.0, plus any of the patches in the 5.x series.
     
  7. acemcdill

    acemcdill Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Is the 4 getting them too? So that means the 5 would get the 6 os also?
     
  8. dequelo

    dequelo Well-Known Member

    I would think it's fair to say that.
     
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  9. acemcdill

    acemcdill Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Awesome. I think I want to go with the S5 active if I can get it at my local At&t store. Or the regular S5 so I can get a big battery for it
     
  10. dequelo

    dequelo Well-Known Member

    It's hard to find cases for the active, I would suggest the regular S5. The active ' she'll is very slippery and can easily slide out of your hands without a skin
     
  11. dequelo

    dequelo Well-Known Member

    Excuse the typos, I'm using my phone.
     
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  12. acemcdill

    acemcdill Newbie
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    No problem. Thanks for the information. This LG G2 is my first Android, I was all iPhone and wanted to try an android out before getting a new phone so I did a straight trade. Love the Android.
     
  13. dequelo

    dequelo Well-Known Member

    I have been on android since the nexus 7 came out. I was also on iphone before I got the S5. Android has so much more to offer.
     
  14. acemcdill

    acemcdill Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Just having utorrent without a jailbreak is reason enough for me
     
  15. Shocky

    Shocky Android Expert

    Wait, . the G2 is still a good device, you will probably be disappointed with any upgrades currently. Try a rolling monthly contract for a while.....
     
  16. acemcdill

    acemcdill Newbie
    Thread Starter

    So I should wait for the next Galaxy or One?
     
  17. Shocky

    Shocky Android Expert

    My crystal ball says get snacks and booze because the answer may take a while, I hope that helps.
     
  18. acemcdill

    acemcdill Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Already got them
     
  19. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    You'll be waiting until about mid 2015 I think.

    Do you have any two year contract commitments at the moment?
     
  20. acemcdill

    acemcdill Newbie
    Thread Starter

    My contract is up in two days, meaning I could get a new phone on contract in two days.
     
  21. bjacks12

    bjacks12 Android Expert

    If you dislike larger phones, you may wish to purchase now, as they only seem to be getting larger.
     
  22. dequelo

    dequelo Well-Known Member

    Big phones will phase out in a couple of years. I can't wait for the bag phone to become popular again!
     
  23. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    Well considering the dates, the new Nexus obviously would be out in a few days depending on your location I think. The new One will come out March, the S6 will come out May-ish, the new Sony should come out on March-ish, and Moto just released the MotoX, and the Note4 has also just been released. No idea on the LG timeline, but I think the G4 should be expected around June-ish. So waiting would depend on how long you are willing to wait at this point. Any top of the line phone you get now would likely get upgrades for the next two years, hardware willing. Unless you get the Nexus which would give you more than 2 years for upgrades, again hardware willing.

    Don't be put off also by screen sizes. Look at details for the phone size itself. The S5 has like .3inches bigger screen than the S3 but is almost the same size. Same argument for the Note 2, 3, and 4. The Xperia Z3 is bigger than a Note 3 AFAIK, but has smaller screen size for example.

    At this point the best phones you can get are the Note 4, Nexus 6, and possibly the MotoX. Everything else will be a step down in terms of pure specs, but the step is too small to really notice anyway. Size is also relative. I remember when I was using a Galaxy S I and thought it was huge, then began to feel it was too small when I got used to it. My advice is, go to a store and get a feel for the phones you are considering. Buying now is also ok, but you may also want to wait for the holiday sales thingies since they're around the corner.
     
  24. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Actually the Note 3 is 5mm longer and 7mm wider than the Xperia Z3.

    I'll second the advice to go and try the phones to see how they handle rather than relying on numbers.
     
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