On 25/01/18 22:14, Tim Hamilton via luv-talk wrote:
My Nexus 5 has today decided to enter the bootloop of
death and nothing
I've tried has been able to recover it.Therefore, I'm looking for some
suggestions for a replacement.
I don't need the latest and greatest, but I do
want something that will
last a few years as I'm not one to change my phone regularly.
Well, if it isn't new enough, then it won't get updates.
My Nexus 6P is due to go out of getting updates later this year (well,
mainstream updates at least, if not all). It's getting older, but I
couldn't imagine you being able to buy one new, perhaps second hand if
you trust it.
Also, my experience is that if you want updates to come as fast as
possible, then choose a Google device, but right now a new one is above
your price range unless you can manage to get one of phones meant for
India, such as an Android One handset.
The following from this link:
Created by Xiaomi, Powered by Google
Introducing the powerful Mi A1. The picture perfect dual camera with 2x
optical zoom helps you capture stunning shots — and with unlimited
storage on Google Photos, you’ll never have to worry about losing them.
Dual camera with 2x optical zoom
Full Metal Unibody, 5.5” Display
Snapdragon 625, 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM
Free unlimited storage on Google Photos*
I don't know where you can get one, but this is more info on it:
This is an expired "bargain" link, but it might help give more info:
Oh and radio bands might be an issue too....
Something that receives regular security updates would
Best option, a Google phone, other manufacturers don't seem to care long
enough; but most easily available Google phones are too expensive
starting at $AUD1,079.
I'd also like an unlockable bootloader, so I can
replace the OS with
Linage when it's inevitably abandoned by the manufacturer.
NB: Semi-functional Lineage OS...
Budget is probably sub $400.
Maybe better to look at an older second hand phone you like that is
fully supported by LineageOS.
I recently setup a Samsung i9300 for my son, he's done much more with it
already. It's a bit old and it isn't 4G, but it seems to be working well.
There is likely to be good value in an older, but flagship level phone.
The brand new Axon 7 might be worth a look too, it is on the Lineage OS
list as well.
I'm sure others will have more and perhaps much better suggestions.