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#1 Slickademo

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 07:38 PM

I have a concession line with Verizon. I have a specific list of devices I can order for upgrade.

I currently have the RAZR HD. I have the bootloader unlocked and I've been Flashing the bejesus out of it for the past year.

I follow every phone closely and know all the hardware specs usually. It sucks I can't pick which phone I want (Xperia z3v) but I'm sure I'll still get a solid device.

The phones available to me now I'd consider are the following : LG G3 and Droid Turbo. I don't think I'd settle for anything else right now.

The Droid Turbo is amazing and I played with it already @ Verizon. They are full of s*** when they say close to vanilla Google aosp experience. The internal drive has 1.2 space filled up with apps vs Xperia is 700 mb+ and freaking sweet UI.

I think even with awesome specs I'd go crazy with a super locked down phone if I can't root it, where as the LG G3 has TWRP etc....

My other choice is to wait and see if Xperia z3v, Note 4 or Nexus 6 make the list of available phones.

ANY DEVELOPERS OUT THERE GOING TO WORK WITH THE DROID TURBO? Or is it an impossible task now a days?

Can anyone vouch for the LG G3 ?

Is it worth the wait?

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 08:00 PM

Any reason you're not looking at the Nexus 6?

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 08:09 PM

It's not available for Verizon yet. Not sure if it'll make the Dec list either. I'd be happy with the Nexus if it were available.

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 08:13 PM

It will be. Wait til November 12. I have a feeling we'll know more then.

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 09:01 PM

For sure. I've waited this long, 10 more days won't kill me :)

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 09:35 PM

The G3 on the latest update cannot use the Bump TWRP.

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#7 Slickademo

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Posted 02 November 2014 - 04:21 AM

The G3 on the latest update cannot use the Bump TWRP.

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So the bootloader is on lock down?

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Posted 02 November 2014 - 07:29 AM

The NX9 is shipping out tomorrow.  I'm pretty sure carriers are going to have the NX6 on Nov 12.  I know t-mobile is but there's a media embargo until the 12th which leads me to believe that's the release day.  Currently my order for the NX6 through the play store says Nov 21 ship date but I call BS on that.  I think you'll see general availability on the 12th.


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Posted 02 November 2014 - 04:48 PM

Hopefully Verizon will let me get my hands on one! I love Motorola and the NX6 looks like a monster and Lollipop will be furrresh :)

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Posted 02 November 2014 - 04:53 PM

They will.  Kellen at droid-life already tested his review unit on VZW and it worked perfectly.  All 4 carriers are going to be selling it so whatever your chosen acquisition path is will be fine.  Note that it's ONE device for all carriers so it matters not where/who you buy it from.


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Posted 03 November 2014 - 07:26 AM

I, myself, am torn. I have the Turbo but am considering returning it and waiting for the N6.



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Posted 03 November 2014 - 07:57 AM

The NX6 will be a better phone in a few ways IMO.  The Turbo is nice, though.  Tough call.


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Posted 03 November 2014 - 08:14 AM

I would have jumped on the Turbo myself had it not been locked up.
After actually seeing proof that the N6 does work on VZW..I guess I can wait a little bit to get it. I mean.. It's a Moto Nexus.. A great spec listing with some of the goodies I am used to on my OG Dev X...gotta be part of that!

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 08:21 AM

And House of Nex.  ;)


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Posted 03 November 2014 - 08:42 AM

Coming Soon to Droidrzr HON....lol


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Posted 03 November 2014 - 09:12 AM

the N6 is just sooo, BIG.  Dimensionally how much bigger is the N6 than the G3?



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Posted 03 November 2014 - 09:33 AM

the N6 is just sooo, BIG.  Dimensionally how much bigger is the N6 than the G3?

N6 159.26 x 82.98 x 10.06 184 grams  G3 146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 149 grams

 

so it's over a centimeter longer and almost a centimeter wider than the G3



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Posted 03 November 2014 - 09:43 AM

I'm starting to come around to the size being a positive.  To me a phone is not much more than an internet device where I may or may not make voice calls once in a while.  Having a larger screen makes it infinitely more useful to me as an internet device.  And shall we remind you that it's unlocked, day 1 versions of Android, and supports all 4 carriers on one device?  Buy it outright and pick which carrier of the month you go with.  ;)


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Posted 03 November 2014 - 01:05 PM

Bad rear end! If I don't get the Nexus 6 (which is my #1 choice) I'm also considering the Note 4 although it's not available to me yet.... Playing the waiting game sucks.
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Posted 03 November 2014 - 03:02 PM

I, myself, am torn. I have the Turbo but am considering returning it and waiting for the N6.

Doesn't the turbo seem to have way too much bloat, or am I too picky? Lol I was also disappointed in how bright the screen gets when I looked at it at the Verizon store.... Thought with it's amazing screen specs it'd be blinding at its highest setting.




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