New phone needed- help - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Technology > Phones, Tablets, and other Handheld Devices
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-22-2018, 02:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
acerinpa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 1,920
Default New phone needed- help

Have a 5 yr old Droid Turbo that is dying a slow death= battery no longer holds a charge for more than 1/2 day - even with minimum use. My carrier is "Business Verizon" and I have a reasonable deal now = 5 phone's, 16 GB data, unlimited call/text for $250/month ( all other phones besides mine are newer iphones and under contract til the end of 2018) . I am "eligible" for a new phone and have been for 2 years. I have no idea want I want other than a reliable fairly simple Android phone with a 3.5mm headphone jack. I do not game on my phone. Some Facebook and business apps and internet searching/posting, mostly text,call.

My short list includes :

1) Samsung galaxy 7 = 99 cents with a 2 yr contract, or $30 with a 1 yr. plus my line charge does up $13 a month ( this is consistent with all phones).
2) Samsung galaxy 8 = $200 2 yr, $300 1 yr.
3) Motorola Z2 play 32GB = free 2 yr
4) Motorola Z2 force 64GB = $150 2yr, $280 1 yr.

Any thoughts on what you would do would be appreciated?
__________________

__________________
acerinpa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2018, 09:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
Grandfather of Techist

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 
Trotter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: The South
Posts: 31,446
Default Re: New phone needed- help

Of those I would go for the Moto Z2 Play. Great battery life, decent speed, cheap, plus you can slap on a battery pack Moto Mod and chug along for a few days between charges if you wanted to do so.

The S7 is still a darn nice device. My daughter is still on hers.

The screen on the Moto Z2 Force scratches easily but is basically unbreakable. Other than that it is faster than the Play but with less battery life.

A friend has the S8 and really likes it. That's about all I've got for that one.
__________________

__________________
Cougar MX330-G / Antec EA650 650W / ASUS GTX960-DC2OC-2GD5 / AMD Ryzen 5 1600 / MSI B350 Gaming Plus
Samsung 970 EVO 250GB M.2 SSD / WD Blue SSD 250GB / WD Black 750GB / WD Green 1TB
2x16GB Corsair Vengence RGB / Win10 Pro x64 / Mionix Naos 7000 / Tecware 87 Key Mechanical

R.I.P. Danny L. Trotter ... 14 Nov 1945 - 4 Sept 2009
Trotter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2018, 08:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
acerinpa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 1,920
Default Re: New phone needed- help

LOL- so more confusion. Cheaper is always better. I am sure any of these phones will blow away my 5 yr old Droid Turbo- so the speed is relative. My Verizon business rep suggested the S8- said the feedback on the new Motorola phones isn't too good. I will go "shopping" today and actually hold the phones "in hand" to see if that helps ruling any of them out. I just found a website that says the Z2 force does NOT have a head phone jack - so that out. I have difficulty remembering to charge the phone - I do not want to worry about charging bluetooth headphones as well.
__________________
acerinpa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2018, 10:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
Grandfather of Techist

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 
Trotter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: The South
Posts: 31,446
Default Re: New phone needed- help

My MiL has a Moto G4 and it seems to be a solid phone, and I bought my mom a Moto E4 and she loves it. I think the Verizon dude is just looking to make a buck or two.

I am actually considering getting a Moto E5 Plus through Cricket. Larger screen, big battery. I thought about the Moto Z3 Play but am not willing to dish out 500 for it. Hell, I could buy a OnePlus for that.
__________________
Cougar MX330-G / Antec EA650 650W / ASUS GTX960-DC2OC-2GD5 / AMD Ryzen 5 1600 / MSI B350 Gaming Plus
Samsung 970 EVO 250GB M.2 SSD / WD Blue SSD 250GB / WD Black 750GB / WD Green 1TB
2x16GB Corsair Vengence RGB / Win10 Pro x64 / Mionix Naos 7000 / Tecware 87 Key Mechanical

R.I.P. Danny L. Trotter ... 14 Nov 1945 - 4 Sept 2009
Trotter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2018, 09:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
acerinpa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 1,920
Default Re: New phone needed- help

Well , because i have been paying for $10/mo insurance on my Droid phone( actually forgot to take it off) they r sending me a new ( probably refurbished) Droid phone. Should suffice me until end of the year - other phones come off contracts. Then I can shop carriers as well as new phone option.
__________________
acerinpa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2018, 02:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: England
Posts: 11
Default Re: New phone needed- help

Hello acerinpa! Why are you not considering any mode of the iPhone?! I understand that they can come at a pretty fat sum, but I really believe that they can be value for money. I have had mine for six years now and even if I have had to change the battery once, I did not face any other major inconveniences. I will never be able to suggest an Android device! :-/
__________________
DavidTechy06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2018, 03:43 PM   #7 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
acerinpa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 1,920
Default Re: New phone needed- help

Well- basically because I am used to my Android. I don't have anything against an iphone. But its very different from the Android I have now - us old guys don't learn new things fast and I am thinking I wont like that. My kids and wife all have iphones ( 7's and 6's) . The wife cant figure out how to get it to work in her car to bluetooth, my android has no trouble. The iphones in my house also do not pick up our wifi as well as my Android- so they switch over to use data (4G) automatically ( even if told not to). We have had overcharges related to this on twitch and redit. Not saying that is the way all iphone's are- just don't want the same headaches.
__________________

__________________
acerinpa is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PC-phone phone calls Jake Microsoft Windows and Software 8 12-06-2006 07:03 PM
Track Phone vs Cell Phone Replikant Off Topic Discussion 6 10-23-2006 07:10 PM
sprint phone to verizon phone jcortes Phones, Tablets, and other Handheld Devices 1 08-07-2006 05:37 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.