Looking for two specific features on a cell phone


I bought an off contract Nexus 6. I’m grandfathered into the unlimited data plan on Verizon. So far I’m liking it but I had to get used to the bigger size. This is an upgrade from my old Galaxy Nexus. It was starting to have issues most notably with the power. It was the 2nd phone I’d gotten because the first one, the battery kept popping out enough to reset the phone. This one was just draining faster and faster as time went on. I rolled the dice on the Nexus 6. Besides it being a much larger phone I love it. It’s got a quick charger port so with the correct plug, I get about 60-70% of a charge in about 15 minutes. This is a real world result. It fully charges in about 40 minutes with the quick charger or from my Aukey battery pack. And as long as I don’t play Terraria, I can easily go all day on a full charge. It’s got the QI wireless charging too but I haven’t used it. There was no carrier branded crapware on the phone either. It’s running 5.1 and should get regular updates from big G. I didn’t root it when I first got it and haven’t run across a reason to, but the bootloader is unlocked if I feel like it. The only downside is it’s no longer a one handed phone really. I can sort of use it one handed, but it’s not easy. But I’ve gotten used to it now. Oh and the price was hellish but I knew that was going to happen when I didn’t renew my contract.


I’ve started contemplaating a Nexus 6 through Verizon (on contract). My Nexus 7 (2012) tablet is getting a little long in the tooth, and since I don’t use my phone as a phone that heavily, I’m thinking about a much larger phone to replace both my current phone and my tablet.

Samsung is right out. That plus large screen puts me in the iPhone 6+, N6 & LG G4 space.I also want timely OS updates, which nixes the LG. The only thing I don’t know about is how quickly OS updates come to the N6 on Verizon - after the Galaxy Nexus debacle, I’m nervous.


I also have the Nexus 2012 (Wifi) model - installed Cyanogenmod 11 on it, and it works just fine. Battery life is also great.

Think I’ll look at the Nexus line of range for a phablet…


Yeah, I’m not sure how timely Verizon will push updates out. Another reason I decided to use off-contract phones.

I have a Nexus 7 2012 tablet too. I also don’t use it as much as I used to but I’m getting better now that I got Safari Bookshelf installed on it. I mistakenly let it update to Lollipop once. That was a huge mistake for that tablet. Now I just have to re-root it again so I can stop the annoying ‘You have an update’ message.


I’ve reached a Zen moment in phones. The HTC One does everything I want it to, I don’t want a bigger phone, I don’t need a faster phone, it makes phone calls, and it runs the aps I want.

Assuming no one breaks an on contract phone soon I’m planning on keeping this sucker for a while.


You’ve got double the RAM I have (and a much superior CPU, and…well, it’s 2 years newer than my phone). That’s a huge help. As time goes on, the 1GB in my RAZR HD is just not holding up - apps are getting larger and running multiple at once becomes harder and harder. Some take an inordinate amount of time to start up (like Runkeeper and Ingress). I have no quarrel with the display though - it doesn’t need to be bigger.

Also, the (non-swappable) battery is very inconsistent. Some days, I get tons of runtime out of it. Other days, I’m dropping 20% per hour for no obvious reason.


I have the HTC One as well, and I don’t see myself changing it out any time soon. It’s a little bigger than I like, but that’s the only gripe I have with it.


I’m still stuck with the Revere. Another wonderful “feature” of it is when it notifies you you have a text message, it will only display the first half of the message so you have room to write a reply. To see the entire message, you have to go out of the message, go into the messages list, then go back into the message.


I am a cheapskate so I have Cricket’s Moto G 2013 with LTE). Far from a speed demon and smaller than my work phone (HTC One M7) but it serves. I would like something slightly bigger and faster but it will do until I decide to get something else.


I currently have a Samsung Galaxy S4. I’m not impressed with the Galaxy S6 and Samsung’s desire to make an iPhone that runs Android. The HTC One M9 is a phone I am looking at. How do you like your M7?


I like my M8 if that’s any help.


It is. :smile:


Plus one on liking my M8. I don’t see myself upgrading any time soon.


I don’t have a M8, and I have sworn off looking for another for a good long time.

Oh, wait. You’re talking about cellphones.


I have one of those already, so it’s all good. :smile:


The M7 is nice (nice enough that I would use it for personal use if I could). This is a replacement as the first one just up and died…no warning. One day I got up and it was not on so I plugged it in, thinking the battery was dead but charging it 5 hours did nothing. AT&T replaced it (with a refurb) and it has been flawless.

No card slot for micro SD (if that is important to you) and the battery is not removeable but it is a gorgeous, well-made phone.


Pretty sure the M9 has an SD slot. That’s one of the reasons I’m moving away from Samsung, because the S6 doesn’t.


The SD “slot” for Alcatel OneTouch Fierce requires me to take the back off. The battery is also non-removable (well, it is, but immediately voids the warranty).

I’m still thinking over replacing it. It’s only a year and a half old.


It does, but the M7 did not.


The M9 I know has a slot for 18 rounds of 9 mm…