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Which phones do you recommend?
Which have given you the fewest problems?

I want something with custom rom support so i can add my own problems (duh) and to make it prettier. Apart from that, the only other deal breakers are a lack of wireless charging (I have children who break everything) and an awful screen. I'm not really picky about anything else, but I do want it pretty.

Anyone have a phone like this that they actually like?

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  • 5
    I'll go out on a limb and say my Pixel 3 XL isn't for you lol
  • 0
    My daily driver is my iPhone XS Max, not had an issue with it. I guess you could jailbreak it, never tried myself

    My dev phone is my OnePlus 5T, it’s fast, not had an issue with it. There should be some custom roms for the more recent models, the 5T isn’t that great for them
  • 3
    @err-occured I strongly considered the OnePlus 7 until I learned that it doesn't have a phone jack, ismt water resistant, and doesn't have wireless charging. So when my toddler pours water on it or yanks the cable out and breaks the connector, it's an expensive paperweight. 🙁
  • 4
    @Stuxnet I considered those, too. Great custom rom support, good specs. That Titan "security chip," though. I understand the motivation and reasoning behind it, but without being able to peer inside, it worries me.
  • 2
    @Root Wait I wasn't aware It had great support for custom ROMs lol

    I got it because pure Android is the best version of Android and the camera is nice

    Plan on getting the P5 XL this fall as well. I fucked mine up with a screen burn in of the keyboard, the battery icon, etc. It's driving me insane, but I'm being patient to just get the 5 instead of the 4.
  • 4
    @Stuxnet My phone has both devRant and the keyboard burned in 🤦‍♀️

    But yep! One of the best for it, apparently.
  • 5
    3-4 years ago I would have said Huawei and chucked a Nexus series phone at you.... but then Google discontinued Nexus program, then Huawei stopped giving access to unlock bootloaders and THEN the whole shebang with China VS USA started and Huawei effectively got booted from markets across the world. As for the rest of the mobile gigants, it seems they're either dead or out of the game and we're all left with iphoneys, shamsungs and cheap knockoffs of either one.
  • 0
    Daily: iPhone Xr
    Dev: Pixel 3 XL for web, but I am tinkering with flutter, a guys got to make a side income right?

    I hate the screen lag, read that as response time for gestures, in Android, so I use Apple instead, but it's not for everyone, Android has come along way but its noticeable enough to frustrate me.
  • 1
    I’m still daily driving the iPhone I bought almost 6 years ago. Granted I have long since cancelled my cellular plan. I don’t know if I will ever buy another phone. I do kind of miss a working camera but I don’t know if that’s enough to make me spend money.
  • 3
    @Root it's like $200 to fix it. At this point id rather pay a few hundred more and get the newer model lol
  • 3
    @theKarlisK
    To be fair, "the thing" was primarily their executives being caught red handed conducting industrial espionage and IP fraud.
  • 0
    iPhone X. Perfect phone for me
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    @C0D4
    Go to Developer options and change the animation speed to .5x instead 1x. It seriously makes your phone seem so much faster
  • 0
    My Pixel 3a XL is an absolute retard with 64 gigs internal, USBOTG type C support , 4 gigs of RAM.
    Wireless charging adapters work.
    When unlocking flashing in fastboot it automatically erases all you user data without warning.

    Soooo.
    As Stux already said, don't.
  • 0
    @torbal I would probably use Debian and KDE just because 😊

    Because slow as beans. Sigh.
  • 0
    @torbal ☹
    Why must it suck?
  • 0
    @torbal Call quality, manual switching, lag.

    But yeah, I agree. It is pretty amazing.
  • 0
    My Galaxy Note 9 is the best phone I've ever owned, hands down. Nearly perfect in every regard for me. Very long battery life, excellent performance, all even after nearly two years of ownership. Of course, it's an older model now, and it looks like updates are ceasing... but honestly, for the first time in probably close to a decade, I have basically no desire to upgrade. It does everything I want and does it well. There are definitely better phones on paper, but day-to-day, in my hand, hard to believe anything would beat this one in any substantial way.

    Ninja edit: I just re-read that last sentence. Yikes. But, on general principle, I'm gonna leave it as-is.
  • 2
    @SortOfTested exactly, but my point was that every worthwhile manufacturer has stopped focusing an manufacturing worthwhile phones. We have the choice between iphoney a shamsung. HTC is done with phones and is into VR headsets while licencing their trademark to just about anyone willing to make a phone. Nokia is done (owned by Chinese or something) they tried offering unlocked bootloaders briefly but that disappeared somewhere. Sony is also done with phones and will be focusing on low to midrange phones which means lot of corner cutting and cost saving.

    Actually, we do have the upcoming Librem and Pine that may become a valid option but not a contender to iphoneys and shamsungs.
  • 2
    Best phones for custom rom are pixel phones, i used Samsung, Sony and Nexus, Google phones had best support for custom romes especially CyanogenMod, now know as Lineage OS
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