So my iphone 6 broke its screen again and I´m considering getting a new phone rather than getting it fixed.
iphone 7 is not an option due to the lack of minijack (I use this all the time and I´m not buying that stupid adapter cable)
I considered getting a windows phone, but after comparing app availability thats not a viable option.
So, whats good? I need something that is
Not too big ( for me, the iphone 5 was the ideal size)
has a great battery
good screen (daylight visibility)
won´t break too easily when i drop it or throw it at the wall due to useless charging port
edit - btw, camera quality is of zero importance for me
I bought Sony Xperia X Compact on a bargain for 300eur, it’s hands down my best purchase ever Battery easily lasts 2 days, it’s small (the most important point to me), screen is the brightest I’ve seen in a phone, and I just put on a small protective case so that it doesn’t break. But really, since it’s small and I can actually hold it comfortably, I doubt I’ll ever drop it
If an iPhone is still an option, maybe the iPhone SE would be worth considering. It’s the same size as the iPhone 5, and I’ve heard it has good battery life. Screen quality should be adequate. Not sure about how sturdy it is, but I know that my iPhone 5 took plenty of beatings. Since the iPhone SE has the same chassis I would expect the same. It has most of the same internals as the iPhone 6S, so it’ll be snappy. And it has a headphone jack.
Considering the iphone SE, but I want a phone without the useless lightning-connector
After a year or so it looses contact with the plug and stops charging without warning. It´s not dust, i remove that regularly, more like a coating of dirt or something over the contact points that no amount of cleaning will remove.
Had this problem with 4 iphones I´ve owned with lightning connector.
Looks like my options are Sony, HTC, Samsung and Apple - the brands sold by telenor/nordialog (phone shop for buisnesses in norway)
Ideally my phone would have a locking connector and a dust protector for when I´m not using the charging port
As a more pricey option, I switched from the S7 Edge to the S8 a few weeks ago, and I absolutely love it. Batter gets me through the day (9am-11pm, or so) with lots of use, the screen is (obviously) stunning, and the camera is great. Also, even if the battery wont last you the day, quickcharge eliminates a lot of those concerns. Also, obviously it has waterproofing.
The only problem with Moto Z is the battery life which is really, really bad. Hopefully the new Z2 will have a better battery life.
And for the OP, if you want something that has one of the best bang for the buck, look for OnePlus 3/3T or wait for the OnePlus 5 which should be released next month. Although they are 5.5" they are pretty compact and 5.5" is not so big when you get used to it.
Nah, Moto Z is overpriced. You get a removable camera, speakers, battery and projector. But for that price, it’s simply not worth it. The speakers probably still suck, so better just carry some earbuds around, the battery seems to be needed all the time so you can’t attach anything else, the camera… maybe it’s good but I’d just buy a separate camera…
The main problem is you still can’t upgrade the specs of your phone or replace anything if it breaks. You can only add insignificant features to it, one at a time.