Samsung vs. other - advice needed

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I have had Samsung Galaxy phones for the past few years. i like Android phones but Samsung seems to be the worst phone for over heating and losing battery very fast as they get older especially. Is there another phone that someone suggests? i am thinking of upgrading or rolling over my plan into a new 2 year one soon and need advice on which phone i choose. I do prefer Android but would be open to Apple.! Thanks!
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Mathieu, Mobile Master

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You've clearly never used the Blackberry Priv!

On a more serious note, I never had any over heating and battery drainning on any samsung phone. Yes any phone will not have an as good battery years after initial purchase. Usually a factory reset fixed those issues for me.

In terms of phones that Koodo currently offers, it all depends on what your budget is, but here are my top 3 picks for high-end and mid-tier phones:

High-end phones:
1) Samsung Galaxy Note 7
2) Nexus 6p
3) iPhone 6S/Samsung Galaxy S7/S7Edge

Mid-tier phones:
1) Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo
2) Moto G Plus
3) Moto X Play (Still available at certain Best Buy Stores)

Personally, I would stick to Android and not do the switch to iPhones. You get more control over anything on the Android side. I had done the switch last september, but then whenever I went back to a high-end Android phone I saw what I missed for so long. For the best experience, I would go to a Highend android phone that I listed above. You won't regret it. Large screen size, great cameras, all the Samsung phones I listed above are waterproof as well and have a micro sd card slot. You really can't go wrong.

Let me know if you have any other questions.
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If you've had an Android for a few years, slipping into a newer model will be second nature to you, rather than getting involved in the Apple ecosystem, so that counts for something, as much as Apple is a great choice.

Android battery/heat issues we see on this board are usually solved by a factory reset or by spending $25 on a new replaceable battery... another plus. Spend another $25 and add gigs of storage on a removeable SD card.
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Okl thanks!! ill take a look at those options
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As for Koodo devices, the G4 is also good value if you're willing to take an older phone on sale.

If you're open to purchasing a phone outright from another source, there also excellent mid range options available nowadays. The OnePlus 3 and ZTE Axon Pro are both great options in the $500 range, and you might be able to save more buying used.
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I am extremely happy with my ASUS ZenFone 2 (North American version) it is fast, the battery charge lasts to me the whole day, the recharge is reasonably fast, and everything is working as promised. You can buy it at Staple.
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ASUS gear is very reliable and an excellent bang for the buck.