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Tuesday Poll: What is Your Current Phone?


As we creep towards the end of the year with no new phones on our radar and countless major releases now in our rear view, it seems like the perfect time to ask which phone you are currently carrying. We last asked in May, but since then have seen releases like the Moto X, Galaxy Note 3, LG G2, new DROID family, and of course, the Nexus 5 (our review). We also saw the HTC One finally reach Verizon and haven’t forgotten about other early flagships like the Galaxy S4. If you think about it, we have actually had quite the phone-filled year. 2014 has a lot to live up to.

In the poll below, we’ve listed out most of the major phones that we figured would be in your pockets at this stage. However, we can’t cover them all or this list would run off the page. We included a “other” category, so if your phone isn’t listed, be sure to pop in the comments and say which it is. Also, don’t forget to drop in there and mention which carrier your phone is on. We’re dying to see which prepaid carriers that new Nexus 5 owners have jumped onto.

What is Your Current Phone?

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  • James Briano

    Wow, Galaxy Nexus.

  • lazy28bum

    Nexus 5 on Metro PCS Family Plan 4 for 100 (I was actually able to convince them to do 5 for 125 but same concept). Only half a gig of T-Mobiles LTE with this plan but for 25 dollars a month their HSPA+ is worth trying out.

  • WungFu

    love my G2…I have had no reason to root it yet as I am very happy with the stability of the system and the speed. Also the battery life and camera are so much better then my GNex. LG makes a damn good device.

  • droidify

    4 out of the first 6 are from Samsung. I don’t miss my gnex at all. I’m done with Samsung mobile.

  • Eric G Canoy

    If you guys were to rank the phone on this list from 1 to 15, 1 being the BEST, how would you rank them?

  • Marsg

    Galaxy nexus is second highest lol

  • ScottM

    I still rock the OLD SKOOL Droid Razr Maxx. Yeah, a 2 year old phone is completely outdated now-a-dayz.


  • Snowbo13

    wow lots of Moto X users

  • Daistaar

    Somehow, I’m not buying that more people have the Nexus 5 than the Galaxy S4. Maybe more people wish they had it, but I can’t believe the poll.

    • tyguy829

      you obviously don’t know the readers of this site. for most it’s nexus or gtfo

      • Steve B


    • Steve B

      Readers of this site are more tech savvy than the average person so it makes sense that most people from this site jumped ship to the Nexus 5.

  • NexusOrDeth

    Still rocking the Verizon Galaxy Nexus. I just got the Zero Lemon 5900mah battery/case from Amazon. It almost makes this phone keepable.

  • Nicker Please

    Where’s the love for the MAXX? and why the obsession with the Moto X. It’s pretty weak

    • bobbyg

      how so?

      • Nicker Please

        It might as well be the Ultra, I don’t know why Motorola makes phones so similar. Put out one, with a killer battery, all the other goodies, let people customize it and boom, you have a cool phone.

    • Steve B

      You’ve lost all credibility with this post.

      • Nicker Please

        Yes Steve, because you’re the Jesus who determines who has credibility. Sorry to hurt your feelings

  • NoSpamnerd

    Droid Maxx – most underrated phone of the year. I sent my N5 back in favor of the Maxx.

  • flyinggerbil

    Left Verizon for T-Mobile and the Nexus 5 on launch day and have no regrets (except maybe why I waited so long).

    • Steve B

      Same. I love how many people jumped ship from Verizon this year for the Nexus.

  • Daniel Flores

    Wow…you put all the “Galaxy” phones together, that’s ALOT!…Loving my G2 on Verizon with unlimited Data thanks to the ‘glitch’.

  • CJ Wolven

    Happy to see the Nexus 5 at the top of the list 🙂

    Couldn’t be happier with my black 32g.

  • Would have been the Moto X but I picked up a G2 off contract when Amazon had their pricing issue and I must say I’ve been extremely happy with it. The camera, battery life, and amazing screen will have me keeping it around for a long time I think.

  • ctrlV

    Im pretty sure most GNex owners in the poll are still under contract with VZW till December, have been grand-fathered into the old unlimited data plan and are highly contemplating what to do next. The issue is, stay with VZW for the network and grab the moto x with an unlimited data plan that could potentially be phased out. Or go to another provider for the nexus 5. Or simply wait another year. I live in the DC area but I’ve never used Spring, AT&T or T-Mobile here. Any experience with those providers here in DC out there?

    • Steve B

      Hey, I was in the same boat as you. I live in the DC area (Arlington to be exact) and just made the switch to Straight Talk (T-mobile SIM), from an unlimited Verizon contract and couldn’t be happier.

      New service and a new Nexus 5 and I’m a happy camper. Verizon has good service and….well, that’s about it. I haven’t noticed any dip in service and I commute between Rockville and Arlington on a daily basis.

  • Al Bowering

    HTC One S

  • jzwerlz43

    samsung galaxy s3 still in perfect shape. waiting for verizon 4.3 update!

    • Steve B

      Oh boy, I’m sorry. You’ll be waiting a while since they missed their Nov 22nd rumored rollout.

      • jzwerlz43

        i figured as much -_- ugh hopefully they wont take too long because i have a few glitches i want fixed like my phone sometimes rebooting in the middle of using google play music occasionally but im not going to get my hopes too high with verizon being on the job here….

  • Tejas Karandikar

    iPhone (all models) (3%, 351 Votes) … Ron voted 351 times !!

  • XxPixX

    Anyone else still got the original Note? Running KitKat on mine 🙂

  • alexz

    Galaxy Nexus is still going strong – didn’t expect that!

  • Simon Belmont

    Yay. I’m in the top three twice.

    I chose Nexus 5 (it’s my daily driver), but my Galaxy Nexus is third in the polls. My G’Nex is now my backup phone.

  • BrianBrick

    I honestly expected that there would be a bigger market for my GS4 GPE. I intended to sell it for at least $600 when the nexus 5 came out. It appears I was being a bit too optimistic

  • Thanks to this site and one of you beautiful SOB’s I got a Moto X in the amazon deal a few weeks back.
    This is an amazing phone.
    First true hardware innovation I felt like there has been in a hot minute.

  • JMonkeYJ

    straight talk…$36.66/month for unlimited everything 🙂

  • Nexus 6

    Feel bad for the GNex users, you guys must be on Verizon.

  • DanRo

    Still rocking a HTC Sensation 4G 😀 until maybe spring 2014

  • fritzo2162

    HTC One here. Not sure why this phone isn’t higher on the list. It’s nearly perfect in every way. Rockin’ CM 4.4 on my VZW version right now.

  • G2baby!

    LG G2.and loving it!!

    P.S.: Its funny how Samsung GS4 has higher % of votes yet no comments in the 290+ below.. hahahah Buyer’s remorse?

  • kentrburton

    N5 Aio

  • mdrag2001

    Razr Maxx HD here, it’s not holding up so well. Can’t decide between the Nexus 5, Moto X, or Note 3

  • Jason

    Am I the only Rezound owner not ashamed enough to admit that I’m still rockin it, or am I the only Rezound owner left?

    • 18footJ

      I used to have the Rezound. How is the battery holding up?

      • Jason

        Not great. It may be rom related, but I can drain it in 2-3 hours with little use on 4G. I am almost constantly plugged in, and I lost my extended battery! Battery life is huge for my next phone.

      • Jason

        Today was a GOOD day….

  • LTEasy

    G2 with 4.4!

    • TopXKiller

      I am rocking Dual Window on my LG G2 🙂

  • Keith Russell

    Why do people leave out the DROID Mini? You have the Maxx and Ultra listed, no Mini love?

  • Burntoast

    I switched to sprint for the Nexus 5. I gave up unlimited data from verizon and don’t regret it..

    • Steve B

      So you switched from a good CDMA carrier to a crappy one? If you were going Nexus 5 the least you could have done was go unlocked.

  • 18footJ

    G2. All day battery life, great camera, and wireless charging. The perfect phone for me at the moment.

    • joejoe5709

      You switched away from Verizon and then back to Verizon?

      • 18footJ

        Nope, kept my VZW unlimited and tried the Nexus 5 w/TMo prepaid.

        • joejoe5709

          Gotcha. Thought it must have been something like that.

    • TopXKiller

      Christmas came early (yes it works on VZN G2)


  • Stephen D

    Note 3 on TMO.

  • Col_Angus

    For GNex users like myself, what’s the best option? Nexus 5 or Moto X? I’m very indecisive.

    • Steve B

      Honestly, both are very reminiscent of the Gnex. Similar form factors and the familiar stock Android, on-screen key feel. The Nexus 5 is an all out beast of a phone, but the MotoX is no slouch. If you’re looking to leave Verizon, go Nexus 5. If you’re looking to stay, your only option is MotoX.

      If I was stuck on Verizon, I’d personally go with the LG G2. Best phone on the market right now.

      • Col_Angus

        Thanks Steve! I guess I need to decide whether I want to stay with VZW and their highway robbery rates or do an Assumption of Liability on my plan and put that towards a Nexus 5 with AiO Wireless. If I lived in a less rural area (only VZW has reliable service) this would be a no-brainer.

        • Steve B

          Yup. I just did an AOL to escape my Verizon contract early. Made $250 also, instead of incurring an ETF. Love it.

  • David

    Galaxy Nexus for the next 11 days, then Nexus 5.

  • Jeff

    I did not think my original Droid RAZR was that old…

  • 3% of viewership are iPhone owners. I consider that a positive that those who own iPhone’s still come to listen to your opinions and Kellex’s open door policy of everyone is welcome. Speaks volumes of you Kellex.

    • TheRobotCow

      Yup just because we have an iPhone doesn’t mean we don’t like android. Hell i still love android, which is why i still use my Nexus 7.

  • Droid4Life

    I’m not here to bash others phones or say that one is the best because that is subjective, but I own a Moto X and it’s hands down the best phone I have ever had. I was as skeptical as anyone on the specs and performance but it’s more than fine. The software adds and attention to detail yet keeping everything mostly “stock android” is wonderful. This phone is great and if you are on the fence about it, i say take the plunge and get it!

  • rww

    So there it is.. the final fragmentation of the original Droid Life community. First we were all proudly sporting the OG Droid on VZW. It was like a religion. Then we all moved to the GNex at around the same time. Since then, we’ve all splintered. Half of us went to MotoX. I good chunk went to the G2 and Nexus 5. All the rest got spread all over the place. It’s kind of sad really. We all wanted so badly to rally around the N5, but the lack of VZW support (and several weak specs that the G2 kills it on like camera and battery) really screwed things up. May we all come together again on a future, amazing Nexus 6! 🙂

    • Bionicman

      even if the Nexus 5 would have come out on VZW, it would be a tough sell to me. Battery life and other features like an SDCARD are way too important to me these days. and like you said, i use me phone camera so i need a phone with a great camera as well and the N5 wouldn’t be able to cut it. thats why i went with a Note 3. I’m done making comprises.

      • hihihi

        I did the same thing. OG Droid -> Gnex -> Note 3. Couldn’t be happier with the battery life, camera and better lte/3g/wifi signal handoffs.

        The GELauncher & wanam xposed make the touchwiz stuff just additive and not annoying. Took about a half a day to get used to the larger size, but now i’m a convert. My old Gnex seems so puny now.

        Lots of good choices on VZN right now, but IMO size and/or price would be the only reasons not to get a Note 3.

    • Jorge

      hahah! awesome comment. I follow it perfectly. OG DROID –> GALAXY NEXUS –> (NO VZW N5) –> LG G2 and enjoying it.
      See you at the N6 reunion?

      • Steve B

        Please let the Nexus 6 be the Moto Nexus. Please let this Nexus unite all the carriers under a single phone. Please let it be sold in the Play Store for under $400. And please let it be a mix of the MotoX and G2 (perfect combo of performance, battery, design, build, camera and software) with high end 2014 specs. Please make this happen Google, no compromises.

        • Cael

          Google should just get 6 manufacturers to make them 6 phones at a low price. HTC, Sony, LG, Samsung, Motorola, and whoever else. Tis would decide the true King of phones.

  • gpaine

    Still rocking the OG Moto Droid Razr Maxx – waiting for the white G2 to update on Verizon.

    • Scott Capodice

      OG moto razr max just sounds weird…OG moto droid gave you a point of reference, but it would like me saying I’m sporting a OG droid bionic…just saying…

      • gpaine

        As opposed to the Maxx HD – essentially the same phone with a slightly upgraded processor and a better screen. I use OG because I was stupid and bought my Maxx only a couple months before the release of the HD. I should have waited.

        • Scott Capodice

          Haha…at least you didnt buy the Bionic like I did…it’s my 300 dollar alarm clock now…

          • gpaine

            Ouch… I’m just excited to upgrade away from this gorilla glass I managed to break. That’s one mulit-functional alarm clock.

          • Scott Capodice

            I’m not excited to upgrade because off contract phones are way over priced. The best deal that I passed on was the G2 at 450 over veterans day. If the G2 or Moto x came in under 400 bucks ….I might be willing to spring for it. I’m sure I’ll see all the hater responses on that. The G2 may be worth it, but the moto x worth over 400 bucks…never…

          • gpaine

            Thankfully I am due for a contract renewal. I say thankfully with a grain of salt. It’s Verizon after all. My scare away from the Moto X was the specs. I know everyone is gonna argue the spec war is over, but I need a phone to last me 1.5 – 2 years and not become a slow, unresponsive, freezing, and nearly-unusable mess like I have now. If I were you, I’d pick up a clean ESN craigslist phone from last year – a G3 or something.

          • Scott Capodice

            Lol..I currently have the S3…got it pre -order (added a line to keep unlimited June 2012). Just not happy with it. If I leave data on at work, it does nothing but search for signal and dies. I want a phone that’s smart enough to shut it off if it aint happening. Or at least alert me to the idea of shutting mobile data off. I’m up for an upgrade in March…for whatever reason…but it doesnt matter if I want to keep unlimited I have to pay out of pocket anyhow…

          • gpaine

            Ah ic ic. Have you tried something like JuiceDefender? It shuts your data off when you have wifi on or the screen is off. Saves battery like you wouldn’t believe. The building I spend my time in all day has terrible signal and did the same thing to my Maxx. That app saves me without any hitch. Saves a ton of data use too.

          • Scott Capodice

            I didnt think or at least all these sites here lead you to believe that none of those apps work anymore since like gingerbread. ICS and JB have all those battery saving things built into them. I do have DU battery saver, but I have to manually change the setting on that. It’s not hard, 2 clicks, but dang annoying. I dont care about saving data as I’m on unlimited. I just want a battery to last for longer than 7am to 6pm without me worrying about it needing a charge (< 50%). If I get near 50% I cringe and hook it up to the wall. I would classify my self as a moderate user. Maybe a few texts here and there and candy crush on my smoke breaks. Cant use data to stream music or anything altho I'd love to. My phone is in the 50%s by 11-12 o clock if I dont hook it up. And if I forget my tablet, that thing would die playing netflix at the gym while I work out on wifi. My phone seems like a gas tank…great mileage when its full but when you get near 1/2 a tank it drains like crazy…

          • gpaine

            I didn’t think it worked either but instead of killing apps, JD works by intelligently turning off your data connection of your phone. Thus it’s not searching for connection and it’s not draining juice. My maxx was running low/out by 8pm everyday after the JB update, and now I’m at 60% at midnight after txting/gaming/streaming. I’m a moderate/heavy user, and I’m getting fantastic life again.

      • Elthon Cisneros

        But it kinda makes sense! Using your original example “OG Droid Bionic” doesn’t make sense, I’ll agree with you on that! But OG RAZR/RAZR MAXX(2011) makes a little sense cuz there is the RAZR HD/MAXX HD(2012) and the new DROID MAXX(2013). It can all be very confusing with their very similar names. So some refer to the 1st gen RAZR/RAZR MAXX devices as OG… 🙂

    • jorge

      stop waiting. buy the black G2 and buy a white case. lol a phone this fine should be protected anyways.

      • gpaine

        Incipio doesn’t make a white featherlite case. There isn’t a white case for the Verizon version that I like at all.

        • jorge

          aaaaahh.. gotcha.. well, i just went with the black g2.. black vzw silicone (Or whatever) case… well protected.. not bulky.. besides the similar case made my galaxy nexus last me 2 years scratch/dent free. you wont regret the G2… freaken awesome. after heavy use im still here 9:45pm with 50% battery.

  • Christopher Moore

    With the Galaxy Nexus tuning 2 years old in December I’m surprised to see it in third place. My Note 2 felt like it was twice as fast.

  • jeesung

    Droid Razr Maxx

  • EvanTheGamer

    What else? The powerfully superior Galaxy Note 3!

  • Richard Giordano

    Droid maxx for life

  • NorCalGuy

    A gnex with kk isn’t that bad especially since they fixed the black box issues. Not to mention that still being so old and abandoned by Google its still has more developer support than just about any other phone!