I use a Moto G4 Plus. Do you use Android or Apple? Which model? Do you like it? Which do you prefer?
my first android device was the LG optimus One and I loved it.
I can't believe it's only been 6 years ago, I always felt like it was longer ago.
I ran the stock ROM on it until the warranty had expired and then I just rooted the thing and installed CyanogenMod on it.
I've had this one for a few years.
The 2nd android phone I bought was the the Nexus 4.
I think is was in 2013 or so because the device was never sold in Belgium and had to drive to Germany to get one.
unfortunately this one died of an early death, after 6 months or so it took a dive in the toilet and that was that.
next came the Sony xperia Z which I had for about 3 years.
Excellent phone, great quality and at the time IMHO one of the best phones you could get.
This one still works but the battery is has seen better days, now I let my son play on it every now and then.
my current phone is the One+3 which I have bought a few months ago and I love it, this device is amazing
I am using Lenovo A7010 aka Lenovo Vibe K4 Note. I like android because of literally unlimited number of things you can do with an android device.
Last year in July I bought my first Smart phone Samsung J5. It is a middle-range cheap phone. I didn't use it as much as wanted to experiment and didn't like it. Not sure that I'm too keen on Android - so hopefully the Xperia will be better because it has more power and at least a great camera.
For now I'm still using my Nokia 1100 for phone and text messages - a very old 2004 model but much more comfortable in my hand. Still original battery and battery lasts for a week.
I also recently bought this phone for fun .... ttfone Dual 2 TT59
Currently Sony Xperia Z3 with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Lovin it. The problem is that it has crashed the screen, so the replacement has removed the waterproof feature. Android is fantastic too, more versatile than iOS imo.
Currently running an iPhone 7 (128Gb Jet Black). Thus far I'm pretty happy with it; I'm still not entirely used to the size of it, but it's a big step up in performance from my old iPhone 5. What a difference 4 generations makes
I have always been wary of Xperia phones. Somehow, Samsung flagships always manage to drop in price very quickly after a month or two in the middle east. Yet, you'd see Xperia sitting unsold on shelves still at their launch prices.
Maybe it's just because of my experiences with the Z1. You see, the Z1 is simply not your typical Xperia, Sony had dual sourced many of the components, resulting in some units being particularly undesirable with subpar displays and battery which tend to degrade very quickly. This might have instilled to some degree, a sense of disinclination towards their phones. I have lost both the display lottery and have had to remove the glass back cover with a hair dryer and a knife as it bulged dangerously.
I have heard that later generations of the flagship lineup have improved spectacularly and I certainly do not doubt this. The Xperia Z2 and Z3 have had glowing reviews from all over the internet from reputed writers.
The only thing I wish sony would change is their policy on custom firmware, where you'd lose quite a few features and the camera quality turns noticeably worse. They seem to have fixed everything else. I suppose DRM is part of their corporate culture.
Despite all that, sony remains undisputed king of software support and co-operation with developer community, with amazing initiatives like the concept ROMs, which provides an early peek into future firmware updates with only minimal framework additions over open-source android. They have instructions on their website detailing all the steps on how to compile android from source and run it on your phone. This feels incredibly disconnected from their stance on DRM. Furthermore, I believe they hold the record for the longest period of software support barring google's own nexuses.
Of course, they may not always be the most cost-effective phones, may not be the cutting edge in terms of performance, but the software somehow makes up for it.
The argument that barring the gorgeous display and the wonderful camera module, 'all sony does is put together some parts they bought' is very compelling, and this behavior culminated in the Z4/Z3+ disaster early last year.
Again, it could simply all be chalked up to SoC vendor qualcomm trying a design involving stock ARM cores for the first time ever and failing miserably at it, but it revealed the underlying flaw with their strategy.
They are not capable of the level of vertical integration that samsung and Apple show. Even the camera sensors in samsung phones, which arguably, according to Dxomark performs better than their sony counterparts, are fabricated at sony factories due to lack of capacity at samsung fabs. These are still samsung designs. Again, this is despite samsung not engaging in DRM bullshit to protect their image processing IP.
Another slightly anti-consumer move is the fact that sony bootloaders cannot be unlocked without visiting their website to request for an unlock code. This is worrying when you consider the mobile division reliably posted billion dollar losses for a while, until the recent downsizing. The bootloader would practically be remain unlocked for eternity if sony ever decides it's too much drain to keep it open.
Sony's stellar software support seems to have taken a dark turn with the recent incidents involving the Xperia Z3, which they had attributed to qualcomm refusing to release opengl es3.1 drivers for it, which google requires for nougat firmware to pass testing and the device did not ship with these.
But then we saw an Android One phone recieve nougat without support for any of that :
Deeply sorry for all the salt.
I currently use the 2014 galaxy A5.
Australian carrier Optus has been testing the nougat update for galaxy A5, and since Samsung Australia has refused to sell the newer 2015 model in Australia, I'm pretty sure I have nothing to worry about.
Looking at their officially supported devices with carrier firmware,
Clearly, only A500Y is listed, which is the 2014 model phone.
I have searched for firmware with optus or australian sales code in the kies firmware collection for the newer 2015 model, only to end up empty handed.
I believe that the note 7 incidents may have prompted quite a few policy changes at samsung.
I use a Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
I use an iPhone 4s - Old I know! Company I work for bought it for me in 2011 when I came to work for them. I have had it for 5 years now. Battery still works OK, holds a charge for 24 hours or so. I have a data plan along with unlimited calling across the US, Canada, and Mexico. Company pays for the plan. I do not use it much for data, every now and again I use the Map feature, and web to check flights when I am traveling for work. Other than that, just texts and calls. I do use the alarm feature, calculator, compass, but I am a real basic user.
I have to say it is a good phone, lasted 5 years so far and still seems to be working fine. When it does die I am probably going to go for a Android phone. iPhone does a few things that are funky. Like it won't show the number of an incoming call when I am on the phone, and it does not record it in the call history. Also, it is hit or miss on conference calls, sometimes the merge calls button will not come active or allow me to merge calls!
I recently purchased Xiomi Redmi 3 after I gifted my Gionee P5L phone to my wife.
Redmi 3 is a better phone than Gionee.