what phone should i get next? G5?

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Currently have a Nexus 5 and absolutely love it, but it's starting to die on me a bit. Looking for input on what phone I should get next... thinking LG G5? NO Iphones & NO samsung phones. Don't want anything too large.
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Allan, Mobile Master

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For the price, the G5 is probably your best option for a phone from Koodo considering price and performance. There are plenty of options for unlocked phones from other retailers though.
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If you have the money for the G6 get it, I chose it over the S8+ because I'm not a fan of curved displays and I'm glad I did I absolutely love it. The camera is amazing or cameras I should say since it has dual rear cameras. The build is the most solid build of its kind I've seen and the flat metal side rails make it very easy to hold compared to rounded thin side phones. IMO its the best looking phone I've ever had in the platinum silver model I got. The display is IMO the best looking display I've ever seen as it is crystal clear and has bold colors without being over saturated like Samsung's displays. I also like the software on the phone better than Samsung's. The battery life is pretty great I'm getting 5.5 hours SOT on average over the day and when it does die it charges nice and quick. Its speaker actually sounds really good for a single bottom firing speaker and definitely better than Samsung's. From the speaker sound you can't even tell its waterproof like you can with Samsung's as it has a nice depth to it and it isn't tingy sounding. I do wish it had more than 32gb of storage but there's an SD card slot so it's not a huge deal. Oh best thing over Samsung's is the fingerprint sensor which is fast and accurate and in a great place on tbr back UNDER the camera in thr middle where you finger naturally goes. The sound over headphones sounds better than most phones as well. It also has wireless charging built in.
I've had many flagship phones over the years from every major manufacturer and the G6 is my favorite phone I've had yet and highly recommend it.
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What you said, exactly. I had two (both defective) S8+ before I switched to the G6, and the G6 is superior (IMO).

It's faster (NO lag), display is better (and flat!), Dual camera setup is better, battery life is superior, and the fingerprint sensor is actually in a useful position.
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G5 or G6. I have a G6 and it's awesome. It's as smooth as my Pixel was. It's only a few months old though, so the price is still up there.
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G5 is right up your alley then. Price is right. There's also a wide range of phones you can buy not sold by Koodo. What's your budget? Do you have a positive tab with Koodo?
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@David: Not necessarily. Obviously things such as contacts, emails, etc. are mostly cloud-sync'd. But things such as texts (SMS/MMS), miscellaneous downloaded files, etc. might not be backed-up and someone could be out on a lot of personal digital property should their daily driver land a bootloop.

The fact is, users shouldn't have to "anticipate" that their handset would brick if they're not messing with developper features.

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Everyone has learned to back up their computers even throughout creation of projects incase of catastrophic failures and as smartphones are basically tiny computers one should really be treating their smartphone the same as they do their computer (PC/Mac).
When setting up anyone's mobile device for them I always set up everything to back up automatically when connected to a wifi signal and saved many ppl from losing things none of which had a LG G5 and NONE having messed with any Dev settings, things happen with all devices and one should plan ahead for that.
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Agreed that cellphone users should back up everything at least one a while. But to take a phone that has a standing chance of bricking on its own within the 2 years is not promising...
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@Paul - unfortunately lots of folks still do not back up their computers :-(

@titaniumtux - properly backed up devices will also back-up SMS, photos, etc. Random downloaded files can be re-downloaded. You don't backup because your phone might brick. You backup due to any number of unforeseen circumstances, such as your phone being stolen, going for a swim, or even a trial by fire. Backups are an important step to be taken seriously as there are many instances of loss of data other than by the bricking of a phone.
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@David: I agree with you. Yet some people have an extremely safe lifestyle that makes theft, swim or even a trial by fire less likely to happen than a bootloop. Such people have the luxury of migrating everything to their new phone when they upgrade, even if they don't have anything backed up :D

I'm just saying that bootloops shouldn't be one extra reason for ppl to back up their stuff.