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I'll start to kick this off, since I'm surprised this thread doesn't exist yet.

Currently I'm daily driving two phones: an iPhone 12 running on iOS 14.2, as well as an Xperia 1 that's bootloader unlocked and on Android 12; one has a sim card on AT&T, and the other one is awaiting a Vodafone sim for use over here.

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Unihertz Atom L

Its small screen, built like a brick.

Before this I had Unihertz Atom...smaller size but looks same. And before that a Unihertz Jelly

(What can I say..I hate apple products and I prefer a smaller phone in my pocket....these rugged phones suit my lifestyle)

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Google Pixel 3XL. Fast and takes great pictures. Perfect for me.

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iPhone X with iOS 14.2, works for me.  Pros and cons about going with iPhone but long device lifecycle is certainly a pro.

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Xiaomi Mi Mix3 with Android 10. Love the "slider" design on it, and have been a Xiaomi fan for quite awhile now, so probably my next phone will be from them as well.

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Note 10+ for the time being running whatever version of Android.  Might switch to the Motorola Razr 3 if and when it launches, but we'll have to see.  The first Razr flip wasn't too impressive, the Razr 5g (basically Razr 2) is a great improvement but if the leaks about the hardware are to be believed, the Razr 3 might be Motorola hitting its stride with this device.

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Pixel 2, think I've had it for like 4+ years now, thing is still trucking along no problem. Maybe wait to see when Google comes out with the 6a, see how that does and maybe upgrade.

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I've resisted the urge to join the apple-side of the phone world and have been on Android all the way. Currently on an S20 and actually just read that TMO is rolling out Android 12 updates so I'm curious to see how that will work.

I usually keep phones for a long time until they either get too unusable or fail. Before the S20, I had and S7.

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Still using my s5 which I got about 3 years ago coming from an s4. Love the easy battery changing and physical bottom button just feels more natural to me. Definitely a basic phone user. I also have a note 4 as a media device and possible backup, has the same things I like. I also have an A01 as a newer backup, much zippier of course but the camera/video not as good as the s5/note 4. Only 1080 res photos and I don't think it has 4k video either. If I was using my phone for business I'd definitely get something better.

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iPhone 13 Mini. It's going to be a shame when Apple discontinues the Mini lineup as I think it's the best non-Pro model available.

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iPhone SE (2016), with no plans of switching.  I went iOS instead of Android because by the time I dropped Symbian in 2019, I didn't really trust Google to not be evil with my data, and had already migrated away from Google for most products.  So, while I still looked at what e.g. Sony offered, in the end it was an easy choice once I realized how inexpensive used iPhones were at the time.  I paid something like $130 shipped, couldn't really go wrong with trying iOS at that price point.

I'm probably going to stick with it, even though I have no plans to add any other iDevices.  The screen size is great, I've had no issues with the software (first-party or third-party), the camera's pretty good, and it's more than performant enough for what I need.  Only thing I don't like is the lack of SD card support.

Hadn't heard of Unihertz, interesting to see that somebody is still making small phones, and with sizeable batteries to boot.  I'm hoping that catches on again.

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Using an iPhone 5s and a LG G2.

Both phones are still getting updates with "some" methods, and they still serve pretty well.

I'm using self-built LineageOS with no Google, and that makes sense for privacy 😄

Planning to get a Poco F1 soon to run postmarketOS.

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iPhone 13 Pro Max. 

 

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On 2/4/2022 at 10:52 AM, Eban said:

(What can I say..I hate apple products and I prefer a smaller phone in my pocket....these rugged phones suit my lifestyle)

Rugged phones are nice; usually when it comes to phones I tend to alternate between iOS devices and Android devices, but I'm probably sticking with exclusively android devices in the near future; always wanted to try out a Unihertz device, but didn't have a proper incentive. Those tiny phones would probably work well for my small hands.

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1 hour ago, Katja said:

Rugged phones are nice; usually when it comes to phones I tend to alternate between iOS devices and Android devices, but I'm probably sticking with exclusively android devices in the near future; always wanted to try out a Unihertz device, but didn't have a proper incentive. Those tiny phones would probably work well for my small hands.

The first Jelly and Atom phone were 2.4" screens and typing was fine (and Ive got huge hands) it was things like navigation and google translate (the instant camera translate) that were problems. Jelly battery also was terrible.

The Atom L or XL has 4" screen and I think thats a much better size all round. I will stick with this for a while.

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Since I lost all interest in smartphones due to Android 9 and later I stick to a Xiaomi Mi Max 2016 for bedside browsing using Kiwi Browser under 7.1.2 and an iPhone SE/2020 for two specific purposes: Apple Pay/store apps (for coupons in some specific cases) and identification apps including 2 FA-solutions.

It is Windows and Linux all-the-way for everything else and I keep the smartphone use to a minimum. A smartphone to me is like a basic pocket calculator and I stopped reading news and other similar things about them in the process since I got fed up with the whole thing (restrictions, carrier restrictions, artificial restrictions regarding band compatibility, Huawei panic, the whole debate whether device X is useable on carrier Y, the "luxury" of headphone jacks and microSD card slots, less features for more money and so on. I just don't see anything positive about smartphones nowadays and only associate them with different negative properties and effects. Using the 7.1.2 is still a bit of a pleasure since I configured it to my liking with Xposed Framework and everything, thus creating a pleasant user experience that hark back to the "earlier" era when devices were exciting (before Android 9, which ended everything).

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Huawei Mate 20 Lite's and have been for a while now. Looking to get something newer but Audio Jack is a must as well as Micro-SD Storage. which seems to have gone the way of the dodo.

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