I’m in the market for a clean slate. Since I’m getting my ipod here soon I’m not worried about a headphone jack, but rather I have a new conundrum that I hadn’t considered. I could get an iphone… and shit I’d probably like one.
So… Help me choose here, and at that help me figure out what android device would be a good choice. Heres my current running list of choices:
iPhone 7 / 7 plus
Samsung Note 9
Expandable / big battery (iphone battery cases, titan has 6000mAh battery, or battery bank / wireless charging, more in a sec)
Under 450 USD
Verizon / Sprint compatible, Unlocked preferred (will be on ting)
If I get an iphone the one thing I would want is a decent camera. I could get the 8 and be ok probably, but for one the 7 is super cheap, plus of all the iphones its the most desirable feature wise to me. The only thing I’m worried about is if its going to last long enough software wise.
On the android side, I don’t really care WHAT I run, but I want to use lineage 17 / android 10 for security reasons, first and foremost. Secondly, I’d like lineage just so I cut out of background processes eating my battery. As a side note, I’m looking at the unihertz titan because its one of the more interesting phones on the market for me. Plus, I’d like a keyboard. That’d be ok to me.
Lastly, I’ve had wireless charging and other similarly “Modern” features on my mind. Honestly I think some of that stuff will accelerate the decay of use on the phone, but wireless charging would be a breeze for me I’d love to have that. I have this issue of every USB C phone I interact with, the cable always backs itself out over night. Whoever heard of such a thing! So, wireless charging and other similar features highly interest me.
I’m likely to. Is it worth it? Last I remember its pretty stripped of features, just being an iphone 6S with the new chip in it.
Eh, looking at it, yeah that’d be perfect. Just at the top end of what I’m willing to spend rn. Whereas, the 7 would do pretty much the same stuff at like 150 / 175. I’m mostly using this as a communication and youtube device since music and podcasts will be handled otherwise…
Hmmm, I’ll have to think on it because that is still a good deal.
I’ve been on nexus/pixel phones for the past 8+ years. My order of preference of alternative vendors is OnePlus/Sony/Samsung. With a heavy preference towards OnePlus, and totally ignoring anything else. I simply like that their update cadence matches Pixel phones and in some cases exceeds it, if you enroll into betas, probably, I wouldn’t even bother with lineage.
Sony/Samsung are a hit and miss for me (leaning towards Samsung at the moment). I wouldn’t bother with the rest.
S9+ owner on Lineage here. My phone received no security or other updates for close to a year (from May 2019 when it was still on 15.1, to when 17.1 was released in April this year). They simply didn’t push anything during those 11 months.
If you want Lineage “for security reasons”, that may be something to keep in mind. Just because a new phone is supported now, doesn’t mean it will be supported next month. If whoever develops stuff for that phone decides to stop, you are SOL and will have to look for other ROMs … which is another issue because most other custom ROMs are based on Lineage instead of on pure AOSP.
I bought mine in April 2019 with the intention of using it on Lineage until the phone or battery dies on me. I figured I’d be good on Lineage because everything from S2 to S7 was still supported when I bought the S9+. 3 weeks later I stopped getting updates, and a little while later the phone was simply removed from the LineageOS downloads page.
So I’m not so sure about long-term support anymore. Yeah, it’s supported again … for now. But for how long?