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Need help picking a new phone

YellowJersey
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So I've been a dedicated Blackberry Z30 running BB10 for the last 7 years, but I've been informed by my carrier that my phone will no longer work come January. So, I'm in the market for a new handset. I'm pretty privacy focused and am very reluctant to go to android for that reason due to google hoovering up everyone. Is iphone my only choice? What are my alternatives?

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ios is really the only option but if your willing to lose preformance and getting your hands dirty well theres always a bunch of linux oses https://www.pcmag.com/picks/break-away-from-android-ios-7-free-open-source-mobile-oses-to-try

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56 minutes ago, YellowJersey said:

I'm pretty privacy focused and am very reluctant to go to android for that reason due to google hoovering up everyone. Is iphone my only choice?

You're kidding yourself if your think Apple is the privacy option. At least as far as Android goes, Google offers some of the best privacy controls out there, especially with on device processing offered on devices like the Pixel line.

 

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2 hours ago, YellowJersey said:

I'm pretty privacy focused...

How so?

From an impact perspective, what do you expect to be the difference in results from getting a more privacy focused phone?

 

How much are you willing to spend and what capabilities do you require?

Awareness is key. Never enough, even in the face of futility. Speak the truth as if you may never get to say it again. This world is full of ugly. Change it they say. The only way is to reveal the ugly. To change the truth you must first acknowledge it. Never pretend it isn't there. Never bend the knee.

 

Please quote my post in your reply, so that I will be notified and can respond to it. Thanks.

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11 hours ago, adarw said:

ios is really the only option but if your willing to lose preformance and getting your hands dirty well theres always a bunch of linux oses https://www.pcmag.com/picks/break-away-from-android-ios-7-free-open-source-mobile-oses-to-try

So maybe a mid-tier android phone and then load up an open source mobile OS is the way to go. TBH, I don't need much out of a phone since I use it primarily as just a phone and the occasional web browser.

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