1. laura1fresitas's Avatar
    I am (or "almost" was I should say) an IPhone user and have been for over 3 years. I am done with them!
    I am looking into switching to Android. I am looking for Android phone suggestions based on the following criteria:
    -Good battery life (minimum 10 hrs)
    -Phone needs to have a good camera/video recording
    -Good display
    -Easy to handle/use , considering I am switching from an Iphone
    -I will be using the phone mainly for emails, social media, and as a camera/video camera.
    I DO HOPE YOU CAN HELP ME!!!
    My top 3 picks are : HTC 1, LG G2 and Nexus 5. HELP!!! 85% of people I know have iPhone and the 15 % left use Samsung, which I do not like.
    I have a Galaxy S4 from work and I do not like the way the phone handles at all!
    HELP!
    THANK YOU
    02-20-2014 11:24 AM
  2. Megan Blok's Avatar
    Unfortunately (at least imho) android handles poorly. You said you didn't like the way the S4 handles. I used to have a droid and I couldn't stand it. At least two taps to get one button to work, something about iOS just works. Once again in MY opinion. Others may feel differently.


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    02-20-2014 11:28 AM
  3. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    I am (or "almost" was I should say) an IPhone user and have been for over 3 years. I am done with them!
    I am looking into switching to Android. I am looking for Android phone suggestions based on the following criteria:
    -Good battery life (minimum 10 hrs)
    -Phone needs to have a good camera/video recording
    -Good display
    -Easy to handle/use , considering I am switching from an Iphone
    -I will be using the phone mainly for emails, social media, and as a camera/video camera.
    I DO HOPE YOU CAN HELP ME!!!
    My top 3 picks are : HTC 1, LG G2 and Nexus 5. HELP!!! 85% of people I know have iPhone and the 15 % left use Samsung, which I do not like.
    I do have a Galaxy S4 from work and I do not like the way the phone handles at all.
    HELP!
    THANK YOU
    I think you should post this at AndroidCentral. But you'll hate android! The experience you have on your S4, is the same experience you'll have on all android phones. You'll regret switching!


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    02-20-2014 11:28 AM
  4. pr1nce's Avatar
    You'll probably get some suggestions here on iMore. You should post this at Android Central. Whatever you decide, good luck.
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    02-20-2014 11:33 AM
  5. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    You might get better advice posting over in Android Central.
    02-20-2014 11:45 AM
  6. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    I've owned a Note 3 and LG G2 recently. IMO the G2 is the best android currently available in the US. Sony makes some nice phones but they aren't as readily available here. I had a white G2 and it was an awesome phone. Great screen, super fast and the battery life is the best I've ever seen.


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    02-20-2014 11:59 AM
  7. ces_garc94's Avatar
    Moto X may not have best camera but it's a good android experience, watch reviews on it, they're all positive 👍
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    02-20-2014 01:04 PM
  8. hydrogen3's Avatar
    Have you tried the iPhone5/5s? still the same IOS but might be worth a try. I would second the Note3..
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    02-20-2014 01:11 PM
  9. Speedygi's Avatar
    Personally, I can give some input. It really depends if you want to go stock Android or carrier based Android, any of the Google Play Edition phones if you want the former, Moto X if you want the latter.

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    02-20-2014 01:16 PM
  10. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    The note 3 is nice but I returned mine after a week due to build quality. I was much happier with my G2. I miss that phone now but the Nokia 1520 caught my eye at the time. Now the Nokia is for sale and I'm rocking a white 5s. Hey, don't judge


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    02-20-2014 01:49 PM
  11. iRiidium's Avatar
    The LG G2 is a great, high-quality device and the Moto X is quite popular too, though its build materials don't please me. The S5 is about to drop too, so I'd hold wait until the 2/24 to see what its all about.


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    02-20-2014 02:01 PM
  12. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    The S5, G3, htc one.2 and then the Note 4. Lots of androids coming out in the next 6 months.


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    02-20-2014 02:33 PM
  13. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Go to Android Central...
    02-20-2014 02:38 PM
  14. cardfan's Avatar
    Is this a trick thread? If 85% of your friends are iphone users, then stay in the loop. You should wait for iphone 6. We'll see iOS 8 previewed in June and the leaks go from there.
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    02-20-2014 02:40 PM
  15. iEd's Avatar
    I am (or "almost" was I should say) an IPhone user and have been for over 3 years. I am done with them!
    I am looking into switching to Android. I am looking for Android phone suggestions based on the following criteria:
    -Good battery life (minimum 10 hrs)
    -Phone needs to have a good camera/video recording
    -Good display
    -Easy to handle/use , considering I am switching from an Iphone
    -I will be using the phone mainly for emails, social media, and as a camera/video camera.
    I DO HOPE YOU CAN HELP ME!!!
    My top 3 picks are : HTC 1, LG G2 and Nexus 5. HELP!!! 85% of people I know have iPhone and the 15 % left use Samsung, which I do not like.
    I have a Galaxy S4 from work and I do not like the way the phone handles at all!
    HELP!
    THANK YOU
    Why are you done with the iPhone?
    02-20-2014 02:51 PM
  16. EauRouge's Avatar
    Android central may be most helpful, but I would recommend the Nexus device line, so the N5. You're used to timely updates with Apple, so stick with who will give you them
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    02-20-2014 03:29 PM
  17. Septembersrain's Avatar
    Nexus 5 isn't bad. However I think the LG G2 is the best if you don't like Samsung. Only drawback I see for myself is the lack of SD card.


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    02-20-2014 03:42 PM
  18. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    Nexus 5 isn't bad. However I think the LG G2 is the best if you don't like Samsung. Only drawback I see for myself is the lack of SD card.


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    I agree, the nexus is nice but the screen and battery are better on the G2. My g2 was a 32gb so I didn't really need any more storage.

    That 5.2" screen on the g2 is truly fantastic.


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    02-20-2014 03:50 PM
  19. laura1fresitas's Avatar
    THANKS for all of the tips!!!
    My carrier does not have the LG G2 AARRGGGHHH and off contract is too expensive.
    I have followed the suggestion of some of you and posted my question on Android world.
    So far looks like the Nexus 5 is the best bet
    Cheers
    02-20-2014 04:01 PM
  20. bobbob1016's Avatar
    I am (or "almost" was I should say) an IPhone user and have been for over 3 years. I am done with them!
    I am looking into switching to Android. I am looking for Android phone suggestions based on the following criteria:
    -Good battery life (minimum 10 hrs)
    -Phone needs to have a good camera/video recording
    -Good display
    -Easy to handle/use , considering I am switching from an Iphone
    -I will be using the phone mainly for emails, social media, and as a camera/video camera.
    I DO HOPE YOU CAN HELP ME!!!
    My top 3 picks are : HTC 1, LG G2 and Nexus 5. HELP!!! 85% of people I know have iPhone and the 15 % left use Samsung, which I do not like.
    I have a Galaxy S4 from work and I do not like the way the phone handles at all!
    HELP!
    THANK YOU
    I think you should post this at AndroidCentral. But you'll hate android! The experience you have on your S4, is the same experience you'll have on all android phones. You'll regret switching!


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    So, do you know laura1fresitas personally the_tech_eater? Otherwise, you can think she'll hate Android, but won't know for sure. I think a lot of the problems with the S4, which I have right next to my Mac that I'm typing this on, next to my 5C, is TouchWiz garbage. If I couldn't root to remove the TouchWiz stuff, I would at the very least install something like ActionLauncher. I never liked TouchWiz. The experiences you have had with any Samsung device don't have to translate to a non-Samsung. I've heard great things about the Nexus line, looking at replacing the S4 with an N5 today actually, as it can do Sprint's Spark.

    "Easy to handle/use , considering I am switching from an iPhone" - This is something *no one* can say for you. *I* personally don't find Android harder than iOS at all. I really find iOS a bit harder because I have to think the way Apple does for how to do things, and Android lets me do things in different ways. Now, a Nexus has no extra garbage on it, nor would a Google Play Edition S4 or Google Play Edition HTC One. They're 100% Android. I'd say if you can get to a store, and play with a Nexus, you'll be better able to make a choice. If by "social networking" you mean you're a Facebook junkie, there is Facebook Home. Which basically makes your phone 90% Facebook/Instagram, and 10% others (doesn't hide Email just puts FB up front). I wouldn't know how well it works as I haven't had a Facebook since 2011.

    Use whichever you want. Just the "ease of use" is all up to you.

    Edit: Don't mean this negatively the_tech_eater just that comment bugged me as an S4 is really different from vanilla Android, and (assuming female) she may hate Android, and she may love it, we don't know until she tries both.
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    02-20-2014 04:07 PM
  21. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    So, do you know laura1fresitas personally the_tech_eater? Otherwise, you can think she'll hate Android, but won't know for sure. I think a lot of the problems with the S4, which I have right next to my Mac that I'm typing this on, next to my 5C, is TouchWiz garbage. If I couldn't root to remove the TouchWiz stuff, I would at the very least install something like ActionLauncher. I never liked TouchWiz. The experiences you have had with any Samsung device don't have to translate to a non-Samsung. I've heard great things about the Nexus line, looking at replacing the S4 with an N5 today actually, as it can do Sprint's Spark.

    "Easy to handle/use , considering I am switching from an iPhone" - This is something *no one* can say for you. *I* personally don't find Android harder than iOS at all. I really find iOS a bit harder because I have to think the way Apple does for how to do things, and Android lets me do things in different ways. Now, a Nexus has no extra garbage on it, nor would a Google Play Edition S4 or Google Play Edition HTC One. They're 100% Android. I'd say if you can get to a store, and play with a Nexus, you'll be better able to make a choice. If by "social networking" you mean you're a Facebook junkie, there is Facebook Home. Which basically makes your phone 90% Facebook/Instagram, and 10% others (doesn't hide Email just puts FB up front). I wouldn't know how well it works as I haven't had a Facebook since 2011.

    Use whichever you want. Just the "ease of use" is all up to you.

    Edit: Don't mean this negatively the_tech_eater just that comment bugged me as an S4 is really different from vanilla Android, and (assuming female) she may hate Android, and she may love it, we don't know until she tries both.
    But rooting a Samsung phone automatically voids your warranty, due to KNOX. Other than that, I agree with you sorta.


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    Last edited by the_tech_eater; 02-20-2014 at 06:48 PM.
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    02-20-2014 06:24 PM
  22. Brad Semenick's Avatar
    I've heard great things on the HTC 1, but they're releasing their new one next month so hold on for that!

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    02-20-2014 07:16 PM
  23. nikkisharif's Avatar
    My fave Android phones are the Nexus 5, Moto X and HTC One. HTC is releasing a new One soon, so you may want to wait to see what that's like.
    02-20-2014 08:02 PM
  24. bobbob1016's Avatar
    But rooting a Samsung phone automatically voids your warranty, due to KNOX. Other than that, I agree with you sorta.


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    Right, I was saying, I rooted it (there are ways to do it without tripping KNOX btw, very, very, tricky ways), just to kill KNOX and the other pre-loaded non-sense. The result is a pretty standard phone, with Multi-Window. I was suggesting she install ActionLauncher if she can't root, as ActionLauncher replaces 95% of the Samsung stuff, and adds nice features. Covers for one. Basically an app icon when I tap it, and a folder when I swipe on it.
    02-21-2014 08:14 AM
  25. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    I rooted my g2 just to remove the bloatware. Once I did that and installed Nova Launcher it was pretty much perfect at that point.


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    02-21-2014 08:21 AM
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