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Weekend Open Forum: What phone are you currently using?

By Scorpus ยท 91 replies
Mar 17, 2017
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  1. jd666

    jd666 TS Rookie

    Keep switching my devices, though my go-to phone is the iPhone 6S Plus. Also have a Mate 9. Daily user/office use is the iPhone SE. Why? Compact size, and excellent battery life! Plus a decent shooter when you want to take some pictures.
     
  2. meric

    meric TS Booster Posts: 100   +42

    Using xiaomi mi5, so happy with it
     
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  3. Panasonic KX-TS620CB (on the so-called land line)
     
  4. davislane1

    davislane1 Inquisitor Posts: 4,494   +3,495

    It was the only way I would upgrade from the iPhone 4, the best smartphone ever conceived.
     
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  5. mosu

    mosu TS Guru Posts: 465   +77

    Samsung Galaxy S5, waiting for my order for Pixel XL.
     
  6. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 838   +28

    Nexus 5x which I have been fairly happy with. Heck of an upgrade from my Droid Razr Max. I have eyeballed the Pixel XL, just not sure if I want to shell out that much cash....
     
  7. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Evangelist Posts: 753   +347

    Although I have only cracked 1 screen (3 years ago) in the entire 8 years of owning a smart phone, when I got the S7 edge I found myself always "worried" since it was such an expensive device. So, got rid of it and switched to a Moto G Play. Going from $1000 (cad) device to a $140 (cad) is SOOOOOO relieving. Never have to worry about the moto G play since its so cheap and offers 95% of what the s7 edge did (in my opinion)
     
  8. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,041   +793

    Were you one of the rare people holding it correctly?
     
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  9. Skjorn

    Skjorn TS Booster Posts: 102   +57

    Still on my old LG Optimus G (G1). Using it until it kicks the dirt or until I can find something with a great camera and no identity scanners.
     
  10. BabyFaceLee

    BabyFaceLee TS Booster Posts: 111   +34

    Samsung Galaxy S6...still very happy with it. Just got my partner a Moto G4 Plus which is excellent for the money - I'd be happy to have one myself if I was in the market for another phone.
     
  11. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,863   +1,183

    Lg g3, and looking forward greatly to the day where I replace it with a better phone with inferior specs.

    Thing bloody throttles after 5 minutes of anything outside of messaging and notifications work intermittently.
     
  12. Milanov Milen

    Milanov Milen TS Rookie

    I'm still with Note 4(still works great, never had problems) , I was looking forward to upgrade to Note 7 but after the battery issues I decided to stick with Note 4 and wait for Note 8(if they make one) or the upcoming Pixel.
     
  13. Squid Surprise

    Squid Surprise TS Evangelist Posts: 1,314   +537

    iPhone 6+ 64GB.... will wait to see what the iPhone 7S/8/X or whatever they call their new one this Fall is like... I usually upgrade every 2 years, but didn't see the 7+ as that much of an upgrade...
     
  14. gcarter

    gcarter TS Enthusiast Posts: 75   +20

    Ditto, powerful, handsome, amazing screen
     
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  15. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 1,910   +592

    Getting a new phone every year is an option. Consumers do it - wait for it - because they WANT to.
     
  16. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,685   +1,081

    Samsung Galaxy S7 for one reason only - the keyboard case. If not for that I would probably have went with a PRIV, but I wasn't hearing good things at the time it first came out. Now I kind of wish I'd chanced the Blackberry, because the SG7's software is GARBAGE - even the Android 7 update was only a marginal improvement. I'm so fed up I might have to try some rooting.
     
  17. davislane1

    davislane1 Inquisitor Posts: 4,494   +3,495

    And one of the rare people who's managed to drop it without shattering it into a million pieces.

    What people don't know about the 4, because Apple never advertised it, is that you have to get a "good" one. If you get a "normal" iPhone 4, it just isn't as premium a product.

    How do you tell which version you have?

    1. Hold it normally.
    2. Drop it onto some rocks.

    If it works without shattering during steps (1) and (2), you've got a good one. If the device fails or cracks at any point, you shouldn't question innovation.
     
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  18. davislane1

    davislane1 Inquisitor Posts: 4,494   +3,495

    1. If a wealthy person gets more wealthy, why the hell should any of us care? Last I checked, the growth or decline in net worth of wealthy people does not pay or decrease anyone's bills.

    2. What about the millions of people who don't upgrade every cycle? Are they supposed to wait four years instead of three, five years instead of four, to facilitate "better value" for people who are compelled to have the latest and greatest?

    3. Consumers operate across a large continuum of value. Why should companies (or regulators) dictate what slices of that continuum shall be served and which slices shall wait for what's "better for them?" Alternatively, why should one slice of the continuum get to dictate the values another slice is empowered to exercise?
     
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  19. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Evangelist Posts: 539   +164

    ZTE Max Duo
     
  20. Delone

    Delone TS Rookie

    Galaxy note 7 love it awesome phone and funnily enough never blown up !!!
     
  21. Luay

    Luay TS Enthusiast Posts: 70   +7

    Xiaomi Mi5 shipped straight from Jina. This thing is a beauuuuty.
     
  22. Ascaris

    Ascaris TS Addict Posts: 104   +57

    I've got a Virgin Mobile prepaid slider phone myself (I've had it more than a decade!)... got ya beat on price though. $20 every three months, for a total of $6.67 a month! The plan is no longer available, but I'm grandfathered in. I've accumulated so many minutes that I don't know what I would do with them.
     
  23. STOKON

    STOKON TS Rookie

    Lumia 950
    Windows10
    still loyal to windows for now
     
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  24. LukeTeachesTech

    LukeTeachesTech TS Rookie

    Nexus 6P, wouldn't mind a Pixel 2 though when they are announced, my 6P is beginning to show battery issues, it will shut down as soon as battery saving mode is enabled... Apparently people are blaming the latest update on this though.
     
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  25. cartera

    cartera TS Evangelist Posts: 358   +105

    Oneplus 3t - very happy after bailing from Apple
     
    rwburnham likes this.

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