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    Need advice on upgrading a device

    Sprint just offered me an upgrade. I have used a Nexus 6 since 2015. I was wondering if anyone can comment if the Samsung S8 is an upgrade?

    I can get it for $399 new at Bestbuy. When I did a comparison the hardware was not that different.

    I was also considering the LG G8 ThinQ for $17.50 a month lease. Is this phone a big upgrade from Nexus 6?



    Any advice appreciated.

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    Just be sure you're ready to go from the N6 16:9 screen to a 13:6 or 18.5:9 screen. I personally can't stand these skinny screens. I'm still rocking my N6 rooted with Oreo.
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    I am using Nitrogen OS. I am thinking I really have no reason to upgrade. I do love the screen size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holysmoke99 View Post
    I am using Nitrogen OS. I am thinking I really have no reason to upgrade. I do love the screen size.
    Your missing out on major and I mean major network improvements if your holding on to the nexus 6. Sprint has upgraded its network so much it should almost be a crime not to be able to fully take advantage of it. Your missing out on 4x4 Mimo, 256qam download, 64 qam upload, Transmission mode 9, VoLTE and calling plus, 3xCarrier Aggregation on 2.5ghz, 2XCA upload on 2.5ghz(only Sprint has this so big deal) 2xCarrier Aggregation on 1.9ghz and of course HPUE which extends 2.5ghz range at edge of cell tower.

    The nexus 6 has none of this. If you did a coverage and speed test you would find the LG G8 is like 2-4 times faster across the board.

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    Dayum!

    That went way over my head but I'll take your word for it.

    Guess I'll spring for the G8.

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    Update us after you've had the G8 for a while.

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    I just found out I can unlock bootloader. I hope there are some good roms.

    Looks like its pre order only so won't update this thread for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holysmoke99 View Post
    Dayum!

    That went way over my head but I'll take your word for it.

    Guess I'll spring for the G8.
    They are doing a 30 day guarantee promo right now too. So good time to try it out.

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    I would get pixel 2 or 2xl you can find used for cheap with warranty I got 2xl for $130 and 2 for 150. Bestbuy sells pixel 2xl for 350

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    Quote Originally Posted by tritron7 View Post
    I would get pixel 2 or 2xl you can find used for cheap with warranty I got 2xl for $130 and 2 for 150. Bestbuy sells pixel 2xl for 350
    The pixel 2 is great but not on Sprint. Bad rf performance and missing lots of features

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    I need a headphone jack so Pixel 2 won't work.

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