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General Straight Talk Users-what phone do you like?

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  1. gale65

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    I think my Nexus 5 is dying. It's hard to get it to charge anymore. So I guess I'm going to be in the market for a new phone. Nexus 6P? 5X? Samsung Galaxy S7? Or the S6? Can the Samsung phones be rooted? I am using android 6 now (rooted) and hate to revert to 5 (which is what the ST branded S6 has).

    eta: with my limited research so far, the 6P is going to be way too big for me. So scratch that option.

    eta: looks like no wireless charging on the 5X. Weird for google to take that away...
     

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    If you go with the S7, get the global "F" version.
    Anything carrier branded in the US has locked bootloader.
    I'm currently using Motorola X Pure on Straight Talk/ Verizon network. Wireless charging requires a add on adapter but does support SD card.
     
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    I'm getting closer to having to upgrade. My phone will only charge wirelessly now and that's a bit annoying when I am going to be gone all day and have to bring my wireless charger along to keep in the car. I'm looking at the Moto X now and it looks like a solid phone. Any other phones/opinions?

    The S7 is way out of my price range. I want sd support so the 5X is out. Can the Moto X be rooted? I don't want a custom rom but want to be able to use Titanium Backup fully.
     
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    I bought an unlocked s7 from best buy and I'm either straight talk I love it.the phone let's me us my hot spot but they don't want me to and there shut down my phone.iv been doing it for a while. Can they catch me what are yall thoughts on this
     
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    the carrier has no way to determine how you use your data.

    is it the phone, or is it a hot spot?
    data is data.

    The Carrier's Hot Spot app will poll for "permission and see if you are entitled" to use the Hot Spot.
    so, don't use their app, or they will know.

    Use FoxFi instead. you must get the pro license though, or it will time out every 2 minutes ~
     
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    I rooted my XPE a few months after I got it. You have to unlock the bootloader first and that will void your warranty. You have to go through Motorola to get the unlock code. Good idea to wait a while and make sure everything works perfectly first.

    Have been hearing great things about the One+3, might be worth checking out.
     
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    I ended up with the S7 after all. No other phones had the features I wanted and the XPE is just too big. I went to best buy to see it in person. I ended up buying the S7 from an ebay store, brand new, open box, extended warranty. I'm not rooting though. At least not for now.
     
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