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  1. #11

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    Just ordered a Xiaomi 9T because of big battery and no notch. Yes it's not stock Android but MIUI is great IMO.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jgl
    Stock android, or near near stock.
    If you're looking for pure Android, the recent Nokia phones have been very good. Also Motorola One if you can find it locally.

    See more on the Android Enterprise Recommended page (use the filters for RAM/display size):

    https://androidenterprisepartners.withgoogle.com/devices/
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    NO NO NO on the Xiaomi A2 and A3. It's fine for some but it doesn't have NFC which is needed to use apple / google / samsung pay etc.

    Neanderthals all of you!


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    I suggest android run BlackBerry key 2

    Cheap and does the job well , unless you're a selfie maniac.

    As an advocate of physical keyboard, it's the best out there. Never been a fan of fancy iPhones.Tried hard to fall in love with Steve Job's brand but should say " Sorry, Steve".


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    For a $5k budget, you may consider oneplus 7t - it comes with flagship hardwares including a new 90hz display (smoother) and its lineage OS is stock android with frequent and continuous updates.


    Quote Originally Posted by jgl
    I don't keep up with the phone market, as it just changes too quickly. But it's time to think about replacing my current phone. Any suggestions for, in order of preference:

    Stock android, or near near stock. No fancy skins or UI experiences
    Decent rear camera
    Bright screen for outdoor use (I'm guessing this means OLED)
    No weird screens that curve around the edges
    Cost... well... not iPhone prices, so up to 5K? Cheaper is better, phones are consumable/breakable items
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    Yeah, the 7T is the fallback, I'm using a 1+ already and have been overall impressed.

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    for Android One devices and equiv I have/had Xiaomi, Nokia, Google Pixel and 1+

    If you have the 1+, forget about the Xiaomi - the drop in hw specs is too great. For Nokia it's still a drop in spec, but you would need to be in the 7.2 range and while it is solid with security and clean, it is in phone as a secondary tool category. For Pixel, I also feel the same. Better value than the 7.2 (I have a 3a) - but used as secondary device (tiny slips into pocket).

    You want near stock Droid and high performance - Oneplus
    You want value and high performance (but not stock) - Xiaomi Reds

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    Does work allow you to use a rooted phone? If so could take some Xiaomi and run Lineage


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    I am using Oneplus 6 and it's superb ! Go for 1+ . One can find great deals on price.com.hk


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    Quote Originally Posted by jgl
    I don't keep up with the phone market, as it just changes too quickly. But it's time to think about replacing my current phone. Any suggestions for, in order of preference:

    Stock android, or near near stock. No fancy skins or UI experiences
    Decent rear camera
    Bright screen for outdoor use (I'm guessing this means OLED)
    No weird screens that curve around the edges
    Cost... well... not iPhone prices, so up to 5K? Cheaper is better, phones are consumable/breakable items
    Remember, though, Geoexpat expressly forbids photos of your rear.

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