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Help me choose my new phone!

Cell phone time!  

6 members have voted

  1. 1. Which would you pick?

    • OnePlus 7
      0
    • OnePlus 7T
      2
    • OnePlus 7T Pro
      1
    • Moto Z3 Play
      1
    • Moto Z4
      0
    • Realme X2 Pro
      1
    • Google Pixel 3A XL
      1
    • LG G8X
      0


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Ok, so I was pretty set on the OnePlus 7, however I thought I'd check and see what the general consensus with you cunts is before I make any final decisions.

Ideally I'd go for one of the middle of the road ones, as I think I might try the 3rd iteration of the Galaxy Fold, so this phone would only have to last me a year.

 

Phone use:

  • eBay auctions, general texting, replying to emails, etc
  • No real gaming
  • Not a lot of photography
  • Watching YouTube videos while I play Hearthstone Battlegrounds

Phone wants:

  • UFS storage
    No eMMC crap
  • Large screen
    6" or larger, preferably north of 6.3"
  • Some form of fingerprint reader
    Ideally on the body, but I'll take a second gen under display or decently fast one as well
  • Cases
    I'd like a decent selection of cases, or at least some solid choices
  • Fast charging
    Ideally something over 25w, but it's more of a nicety

Phone don't wants:

  • No Huawei
    Just. No
  • No Apple
    Not yet, at least. Maybe in the future, just not ready to make that leap
  • No LCD panels
    I just can't ditch AMOLED

So, here are the phones I'm considering:

  • OnePlus 7 $599
    Checks most of the boxes
  • OnePlus 7T $799
    Faster charging than the 7, higher refresh display
  • OnePlus 7T Pro $899
    Also checks most boxes, including a nicer larger screen size, higher refresh, however...that price
  • Moto Z4 $599
    The Moto Mods make it a beast in most terms, but it falls short in a lot of spec list battles
  • Moto Z3 Play $250
    Not quite at the level of the rest, but that price
  • Realme X2 Pro $550
    It's a Chinese phone in every sense of the term, but the specs are top notch. I only worry about how the Android skin is, and security updates
  • Google Pixel 3A XL $500
    So, this is another one I'm unsure of. It ticks some boxes, but the screen's kind of small, no fast charging, it's kind of big for it's screen size, etc
  • LG G8x $975
    Super solid phone, gets excellent battery life (best out of all phones listed, even beats the 5,000mah Asus Zenfone), but cameras are potatoes

Here are the phones I won't consider:

  • Samsung A series
    Decent on paper, but not the greatest build quality
  • OnePlus 7 Pro
    Battery life isn't up to par
  • OnePlus 6T
    Under display fingerprint reader is apparently lackluster, pricing is same as the 7
  • Samsung Galaxy S9+/S10
    Battery life isn't up to par. S10+ is also not as much of an improvement as I'd like
  • Xiaomi Mi 9T
    Doesn't support the bands I need
  • Google Pixel 3 XL
    Battery life meh, too many issues

 

 

Yeah, that's a lot to read through.

If you have any phone suggestions I haven't thought of, I'm all ears.

If you've had some experiences with any of the phones above and want to offer some praise, or reasons not to get them, I'm also all ears for that.

 

Thanks fam!

 


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Just go with the one you want to get, because in the end, no amount of opinion is going to change your decision.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, NumLock21 said:

Just go with the one you want to get, because in the end, no amount of opinion is going to change your decision.

Opinion, no, but someone might have had some horrible experience with one of the phones, or heard something about them that I haven't thought of.

Really, any of the phones do what I'm looking for. That's why they're in the consideration list.

Though the OnePlus 7, Realme X2 Pro, and Pixel 3A XL are front runners for sure.


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thing is one person may have had a bad lemon, and mention it when in reality it was a great phone

its like anything, like vehicles for example

there are some toyota camrys that are lemons

 

 

how often do you buy a new phone?

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Posted · Original PosterOP
13 minutes ago, amdorintel said:

thing is one person may have had a bad lemon, and mention it when in reality it was a great phone

its like anything, like vehicles for example

there are some toyota camrys that are lemons

 

 

how often do you buy a new phone?

True, but there could also be widespread issues I just haven't heard of ;)
If you don't ask, you'll never know.

 

I buy a new phone yearly.


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I have no experience with many of these phones but I did buy a OnePlus 7T Pro about a week ago, I came to it from the iPhone Xs max (galaxy S10 and note 9 before that) and apart from the camera being marginally worse than the other phones mentioned the user experience is significantly better. The 90Hz display is the best I've ever used and the pop up camera while a little gimmicky is pretty great. 

 

Battery life has been pretty great so far, getting me through a full day at 75-80% brightness on 1440p at 90Hz.

 

Any other questions just let me know and I'll reply asap


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4 hours ago, dizmo said:

OnePlus 7 $599

I got mine this month for $420 shipping + shipping insurance included on Gearbest and love it so far. It's the 8GB/256GB version. The main drawback for me is the absence of headphone jack and notification LED (and no always-on display) but still the best bang for the buck at the moment.

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7 hours ago, dizmo said:

...so this phone would only have to last me a year.

Then get the cheapest of the lot


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16 hours ago, Radioactive Snowman said:

I have no experience with many of these phones but I did buy a OnePlus 7T Pro about a week ago, I came to it from the iPhone Xs max (galaxy S10 and note 9 before that) and apart from the camera being marginally worse than the other phones mentioned the user experience is significantly better. The 90Hz display is the best I've ever used and the pop up camera while a little gimmicky is pretty great. 

 

Battery life has been pretty great so far, getting me through a full day at 75-80% brightness on 1440p at 90Hz.

 

Any other questions just let me know and I'll reply asap

Nice, yeah it looks like one of the more solid options for sure. I'm hoping the shop that carries them here has a Black Friday sale. 

15 hours ago, IAmAndre said:

I got mine this month for $420 shipping + shipping insurance included on Gearbest and love it so far. It's the 8GB/256GB version. The main drawback for me is the absence of headphone jack and notification LED (and no always-on display) but still the best bang for the buck at the moment.

Yeah, that's about what it would cost me too. I forgot it didn't have an LED notification light, that'd actually be a huge annoyance for me. Hmmm. 

12 hours ago, huilun02 said:

Then get the cheapest of the lot

Every phone only lasts me a year, so using that as a reason to choose the cheapest isn't too accurate. 

59 minutes ago, amdorintel said:

tax write off?

Nope. 


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34 minutes ago, dizmo said:

Every phone only lasts me a year, so using that as a reason to choose the cheapest isn't too accurate.

Care to explain why they only last you a year? Else there is no way to address whatever limits their use to such a short time.

 

Or are you the one deciding to only use them for a year? Then the problem is, well, you.


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14 minutes ago, huilun02 said:

Care to explain why they only last you a year? Else there is no way to address whatever limits their use to such a short time.

Or are you the one deciding to only use them for a year? Then the problem is, well, you.

I either want to try something different, or sell it before it loses too much value.

Yes, I only decide to use them for a year; I don't see it as a problem.


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2 hours ago, dizmo said:

I either want to try something different, or sell it before it loses too much value.

Yes, I only decide to use them for a year; I don't see it as a problem.

In this case I suggest the OP7 because OnePlus is well known, phones perform well, has fairly clean OS and has a relatively good track record for updates. All this factors into the resale value of the device.

 

The premium for the OP7T is not worth it. The SD855+ is basically an overclocked SD855. And the larger battery only compensates for the additional power to drive 1440p. Turn on 90Hz and lose a chunk of battery life.

 

The OP7 is also smaller, thinner and lighter. While having a battery of good capacity. That in itself is a selling point.


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3 hours ago, huilun02 said:

In this case I suggest the OP7 because OnePlus is well known, phones perform well, has fairly clean OS and has a relatively good track record for updates. All this factors into the resale value of the device.

 

The premium for the OP7T is not worth it. The SD855+ is basically an overclocked SD855. And the larger battery only compensates for the additional power to drive 1440p. Turn on 90Hz and lose a chunk of battery life.

 

The OP7 is also smaller, thinner and lighter. While having a battery of good capacity. That in itself is a selling point.

The 7T is 1080p not 1440, the 7T Pro is the one with the 1440p display


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