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Friday Poll: What is Your Daily Driver?

We showed you ours, and now it’s time for you to do the same. Every once in a while, we like to get an idea as to which devices our lovely community is running. Since a few new flagship devices have been launched this year, it’s time to update our numbers.

We get the feeling that many folks here are running either a Moto X, Nexus 5, or aΒ Galaxy S device, but there are so many different phones to choose from on the market. All have their ups and downs, and we are all continuously searching for that perfect Android phone. Will it ever come? Who knows.

If you don’t see your device listed, please select “Other.”

What is your daily driver?

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  • greg russell

    Galaxy S4 with OmniRom 4.4.2 outstanding phone once you kick Touchwiz to the curb

  • James Vincent

    HTC one [M7] Wouldn’t change it…

  • Kijus

    Galaxy Nexus rooted with Android Kit Kat 4.4.2 (Vanir ROM, xda). Very stable and fast like hell!

  • David Nguyen

    Wow, just wow. I didn’t expect Moto X to be at the top of most used device.

  • Vince LuPone

    I bought my Note 2 a year ago and it’s not even on your list.

  • Pam Oakea

    It’s odd that you beat up on the M8 for its camera but the top 2 phones don’t have a good camera? Obviously, it’s not about the best camera. From the Editor’s Desk: Process all the things

  • diaz

    Other: Droid 4.

  • Scott Capodice

    I was gonna say… All these others have to have the iPhone mixed in now…

  • A2theC

    Where’s the spot for Mitsubishi Eclipse?

  • Jonathan Levin

    Other iPhone 5s

  • Matthew Rebmann

    “Other” should have allowed for a drop down somehow for input

  • Walker Citterman

    Kinda curious as to how many readers use iphoned

  • SaveMoney

    Galaxy S3 on CM11 nightlies. Boom! Still snappy, still functional. A few annoying bugs with CM, but those can be dealt with.


    Haters can hate on the Droid MAXX all they want. It does everything I need… For 2 days. All my iPhone friends hate it πŸ™‚

  • Hadi Bakhtiyarvand

    moto g is on top

  • Hadi Bakhtiyarvand

    where is moto g !?

  • C-Law

    Moto X. Love it!

  • JG

    Other: Samsung Galaxy Note 2, custom launcher and about to get the 4.4 kitkat update. Still very fast and enjoyable phone!

  • JDMendiola

    i switch back and forth between my N5 and MotoX . i love them both equally

  • bklyn nets

    N5 baby!

  • Nate

    Verizon LG G2, Samsung Galaxy S4 and a old Motorola Droid 3 (for FM Radio).

  • Danish Prakash

    where’s Gnex? you kidding?

  • Roscohartwig

    You’re missing Sony devices!

  • arthur rugenstein

    Add developer editions so I can vote properly instead of other

  • Viet Hoang-Tran

    Droid 4 QWERTY. Now wheres my Droid 5? πŸ™

    • IWish

      Moto X+1 QWERTY – the god phone! πŸ™

    • Scott Capodice

      Qwerty is dead

      • Viet Hoang-Tran

        Unfortunately so πŸ™

  • Matthew Merrick

    Other, Note II

  • Christopher Garofalo

    Haven’t updated since it’ll take away my unlimited data. So just waiting till I want a phone worth the $600. till then, my unlocked Razr MAXX HD will be just fine.

  • Rod

    Nexus 4, still.

    Nexus 5 inbound.

  • evil_INDEED

    Moto G. It was cheap, I go prepaid, and use it just for texting and calling. Everything else is done on the 2013 Nexus 7.

  • Daniel

    Getting a S5 on Monday, but reading these comments makes me regret it already… I feel like the general opinion of it is very negative. Is this true?

    • M3D1T8R

      Yep, pretty much. I guess depending what you’re coming from you’ll probably be happy with it but I’d say there are better options (One M8, Z2).

    • Scott Capodice

      You will not regret it. It’s a great all around device. Why everyone is giving it bad marks is either – 1. They are anti anything Samsung or 2. Have a HTC One M8 and are trying to justify their purchase of a phone with a craptastic camera. The S5 does all things well. It just didnt have one new stand out feature or innovation that seemed worth it. Altho all these websites collectively agree that its better than the S4, they all dog on it. I wouldnt worry about it. You’re getting a great phone. Make your own opinion of the phone when you get it!

  • Turner

    Moto X, VZW. If the X+1 isn’t a huge bump in specs, like flagship specs and and sd card slot, I’m ditching Big Red and looking at the N5, LG G3, or MAYBE a HTC One or S5.

  • Kevin

    Lg G Flex……love it……

  • Kisuk3

    I can’t believe so many people bought that spud potatoe of a phone moto x.

  • landon

    Galaxy S III, Unlocked bootloader, rooted with a plethora of roms available!

  • chase1963

    Moto X here. I’m actually shocked how many use it.

  • Motorola is the best

    RAZR MAXX HD running Rage HD.

  • WickedToby741

    Wow, I feel lonely. Thought there’d be more people out there still rocking a Nexus 4.

  • Frank White

    Galaxy s3.

  • Scott Capodice

    Misc includes S3, DNA, Note 2, and the last gen droids…All of which people may still be on contract for…makes sense that it’s highest now.

  • justinmullet

    I want to know how many of the “other” category is the galaxy nexus! Please let us vote again.

  • Andy Reppe

    I exchanged my S5 for the M8. New TouchWiz is a disaster and can’t stand the lag of that UI.

  • Lucas Tanos

    Very happy with Razr HD, the materials are great. I havent a reason to change it for now

  • Travis H

    seriously the note3 beat out the g2 FML

    • Scott Capodice

      Heck yeah it did. G2 doesnt look or feel like a brick in your hand.

      • Travis H

        I’m hoping that was non italicized sarcasm.

        • Scott Capodice

          No. Even tho I have the moto x I really like the g2. I just couldn’t find it as cheap as the moto x.

  • Sean Plantz

    I love my droid maxx, hell of a lot snappier than the s4 it replaced and the battery is just incredible. Thought I would miss the on screen buttons of the gnex and maxx HD before it but really don’t. Have no desire to upgrade for the first time in a long time.

  • tabatt13

    Verizon Galaxy Nexus running Shiny ROM: Android 4.4.2. I’m due for an upgrade in June, but the phone runs so great I’m really in no hurry. I’ll wait to see how the Moto X+1 and the Nexus 6 turn out. Then I’ll make a decision.

  • Kim Loral

    This Video will really help you in your smartphones http://j.mp/R3WzZa

  • Keith Hollis

    HTC One (M8) replaced my Galaxy Nexus yesterday. Holy God what an improvement. I was going to buy it off contract and keep my unlimited data, but they offered me 6gigs at the same price i was paying and i hardly ever go past 3, so i let the sucker me into another contract

  • blemast3r

    HTC One (M8)

    LG G2 being a close second.

  • GreeKNastY

    i must be the only one still with a gnex

  • Rafy286

    Currently using the Note 3 as my daily driver but that may now change since I’ve rooted and Soff my M8. Love having not to worry about Knox. The Note 3 was my first phablet experience and it’s difficult to get used anything smaller to.

  • Minh Nguyen

    Moto G with T-Mobile.

  • RT Toby

    M8 for a week. Just converted from 7 years of iPhone since the original. I miss somethings, but loving having something different!

    • joejoe5709

      Nice! Congrats!

      • RT Toby

        Thanks! It’s stupid to say this, but it was a hard thing to do. No regrets thus far! This phone is so fast. And I always use to bang on the huge size phones.. but I had a iPhone 5 and now when I use my girlfriends iPhone 5 if feels like a toy.

        • joejoe5709

          My wife recently got a G2 after giving up her 4S. She also has very few regrets – most of which has to do with app quality. Trust me you’ll never be able to go back to a smaller screen. BoomSound is also really cool. If you haven’t already, do yourself a favor and learn to root your phone. This is where the true potential of Android comes alive. Even simple things like ad blockers or Xposed Framework is really really nice without a whole custom ROM.

          • RT Toby

            I will have to root. I jaikbroke my iPhones a few times. I’m an android newbie for sure , but this m8 seems legit. Sharp screen, great sound, and I think the camera is getting a bad rap. It’s got great potential. I’ve taken some great pics and have seen some good ones too.

  • jbworldwide1

    731 for the Moto X so far. Just what I suspected about this site.

  • WitnessG

    i’m still using the S3 πŸ™‚

  • Mike

    No love for the S3?

  • American Patriot

    We opted for the Moto-G, so these are our daily ‘drivers’. I keep a Droid X and D2 just for WiFi use away from home, as I prefer to keep my personal information private, and the old Droids are wiped for security.

  • Alexander Anteneh

    im guessing that “other” category is mostly g nexus’s

    • joejoe5709

      Older phones for sure. Maybe even a few iPhones or Windows Phones.

  • Jason Hanford-Smith

    d2vzw on CM11. Yet to find a reason to upgrade.

  • M3D1T8R

    Where’s the DNA on that list? I’m sure a lot of DL readers are using it, myself included. Still haven’t quite found reason enough to upgrade, though the m8 is very close.

    • LionStone

      Yep, mine still running great and it’s still getting KK, so it’ll get handed down after I pick up my M8… I really need those speakers.

      • M3D1T8R

        Yeah, at this point since I’m not in a big hurry I’m just waiting to see any news on the Sony Z2 if it comes to Verizon (especially speaker quality, battery life, camera). Also probably going to root my DNA soon to avoid the KK update so I don’t lose WiFi hotspot. So any new phone I get I’ll have to figure out a solution for that. The M8 already having s-off is a big reason for me to go that route.

  • Dave

    Had the Moto X for 10 days, returned it, and back to the Note 2. Happy as ever.

  • Tony Byatt


    Moto X, Nexus 5, “Other”…


  • BigMixxx

    Anyone notice how device utilization is becoming more even with devices?

  • Tim

    Other: RAZR M

    • ja7lewis

      Same here.

  • epps720

    Loving my G2! Surprised how far down the S4 and Note 3 are, especially considering how much Tim drools over Samsung.

  • joejoe5709

    The G2 is easily the best phone of 2013. And it’s probably still the best deal you can find out there. Unless you’re not on Verizon – then the Nexus 5 is probably the best or at least tied. I’d accept the Note 3, but if you’re in the market for a phablet then there’s not much competition anyway. The G2 is a specs beast on all accounts and they left nothing out. My favorite part is the enormous screen crammed into a slim body with the insane bezels. It looks so f***ing good even compared to the Galaxy S5. I’ll never buy another phone with giant bezels again. It’s just that important to me now. And good Lord the screen is gorgeous. The colors pop, but aren’t cartoony like Samsung. I think HTC is the only one that does it better. If you want a one-handed powerhouse, this is it. The headphone jack is exactly where I want it – on the bottom. Wireless charging is wonderful. Too bad you have to be on Verizon. πŸ™ The camera isn’t the best any more, but it’s still near the top and at 13MP you’ll never have a problem cropping, displaying or printing. Even in Spring/Summer 2014 it’s a competitive package.

    The buttons are neither a good or a bad thing. They’re just unique. Sure you’ll get used to them, but probably never love them or even prefer them. When they’re convenient, they’re really convenient. When they’re not, they’re really annoying. Knock On is one the best things to come to Android and most of the time, I don’t even use the buttons. The plastic is slimy even by Samsung standards so a case is a necessity. I got an Incipio Feather which is really thin and the texture feels a lot like a Nexus. I’d say the speaker is adequate, but could be better. In a world of BoomSound you can’t help but feel a little cheated. The software will be fine for the public or those who don’t mind Touchwiz. Even without root, LG gave us enough options to make the phone tolerable and it’s a lot smoother than Touchwiz. But for us enthusiasts, rooting turns this phone into a nearly perfect package. You don’t even need a fully custom ROM. I swear Xposed Framework is perfect for the G2. Leave all the goodies and the stability of the stock ROM and then tweak it to remove all the crap you don’t like. I do not envy my days of constant nightlies and constant bugs and constant backups to deal with. The dev community is darn close to what I loved most about the GNex and I’m left wanting nothing. Well… except maybe the S5’s waterproof abilities. Dang.

    • Wayne Peterkin

      They left out the SD card. That’s the only reason I don’t have the g2. I really did want it but 32GB just won’t cut it for me anymore.

      • joejoe5709

        SD card would be nice… I’ll admit. But 32GB does me fine. Some cleanup every month or two keeps about 10GB free for pics, vids, and downloads. Plenty. I only have about 2GB of music though.

        • Wayne Peterkin

          It’s the music that takes up all my space. I have less than 5gb free right now on my memory card. The phone is filled with a couple games. 7 free there.

  • Brandon

    Rocking the Note 3 with SlimKat, had the Moto x and the S4 before this.

  • Jason Geiger

    Other: Note2. Interested in what the G3 and one plus one will be but no reason to upgrade yet.

  • TimXer


  • Dorian Brooks

    DROID DNA (Play) & Moto RAZR M (Business)

  • Adam Truelove

    N5 of course. Is there anything else?

  • Cody

    Nexus 7 (2012) stock rooted, in 06 sonata. Tethered with vzw unlimited

    • Scott Capodice

      That’s pretty awesome. *thumbs up* πŸ™‚

      • Kevin

        I’m jelly πŸ™‚

    • an0nim0

      Alright, what’s your daily walker then?

    • tabatt13

      Very nice.

    • Jordan

      Do you leave this is your car? I looked into this once and backed out because I didn’t want to find an exploded battery in my car. How’d you manage to get around that? Just risk it?

      • Under the bridge downtown

        I assume if his 2006 Sonata was ruined by their tablet exploding he would just get another Sonata. ~$4K

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      I want that now!

    • VanquishGC

      Wow, I am in total awe of this. If it were a later model car, like 2011- current, I’d be a litte less impressed, but a 2006??? Dude…..I’ve never seen anything like this. Mad respect. Tech level, eleventy billion πŸ™‚

    • normmcgarry

      How do you control the volume on the amp? Seems like it’d sound like crap too.

    • Now that’s just cool πŸ™‚

  • Chris Friend

    Moto X here. First Android phone (I’ve had Nexus tablets before) ever and I’m loving it. There are still some things I miss from the iPhone (Slide to Unlock + Password, Notification Indicators, etc.) but overall I’m enjoying my Moto!

  • cody

    LG G2 Rooted, xposed, hacked hotspot, unlimited data

  • Mudokon83

    I’m currently on Verizon S3 from March of 2013, Was wondering if its worth getting a new phone or to just wait it out. I’m looking for a daily driver that is speedy. I charge my phone nightly, so I don’t need it to last a week without a charge.


    • joejoe5709

      The S3 is far enough behind that you’ll probably find a lot to love with the current crop of flagships. I’d say go with what you know and get the S5. If you want to try something new, the G2 is close to Sammy and you’ll find it for cheap. Depending on your needs or if you’re sick of Samsung, try the M8. I personally wouldn’t do anything Motorola as they probably have some killer stuff in the pipeline from Google’s reign. Otherwise if you’re doing fine, wait for Fall/Holiday season and you’re guaranteed to find something to love. The LG G3 should be out around then and it’s supposed to be pretty cool.

      • Mudokon83

        S5, G2 or M8 or wait for G3, great thanks!

        • joejoe5709

          Yeah. Pretty much. As always depends on what you’re looking for. πŸ™‚

  • cody

    Still no galaxy nexus love

  • vj1824

    Droid Bionic :'(

    • Scott Capodice

      Get rid of that thang…it’s horrid.

  • Droid Ronin

    I guess this is not as big a Verizon site as it used to be, with Nexus 5 being #2 as of now.

    • Scott Capodice

      I think verizon lost customers by not carrying the N5 and getting rid at the unlimited plans

      • joejoe5709

        It feels that way but we’re still in minority compared to the general public.

  • John T. Wildman

    I’m in the minority here but love the note 3.
    Sure touchwiz isn’t awesome, but it’s the simple things that I must have. Removable/replaceable battery and removable/ replaceable sd card.These use to be the norm for every device. I’ll stick with Sammy as long as they don’t try and sell me a load of crap about not needing those features anymore….I’d rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it. Words to live by πŸ™‚

    • sassadf

      dont worry a lot of people love the note 3, and there are a lot of them in the wild already which means sales must be very good

  • Detonation

    Moto X, though I’ve been thinking about picking up a G2 to play with

    • Scott Capodice

      Me too!

  • Jared Muskovitz

    Got the M8 and loving it.

  • EdubE24

    I wonder how many of the “other” votes are iPhone users that read this site daily like myself?

  • Aj Bastedo

    LG G2…the G stands for Gansta

    • Jprime

      What’s “gansta”?

  • Nick

    Galaxy s4 running liquidsmooth. I do miss onscreen nav keys from my gnex though…. Long live Verizon unlimited lte!!

  • blahblahblah

    Bootloader unlocked RAZR HD Maxx!!

  • ApplesNAndroids

    Primarily using the HTC One M8 but also own a G2 and Note 3. The first two being my favorite.

  • Jordi Agricola

    Nexus 4, rooted on OmniROM and some lovely Xposed tweaks.

  • jeremy

    I have a nexus 5, but just picked up an LG G Flex and thats what i’ve been using. Im more than impressed so far. There is more to this device than the “gimmicks”.

    • Abgar Musayelyan

      i dont own a g flex. nor have i ever held one in my hand. but there is nothing about a curved screen made to contour your face thats a “gimmick”
      This is how phones should be made.

      • joejoe5709

        If it weren’t so huge and had better resolution on that curved screen I’d be more interested.

        • Abgar Musayelyan

          I’m with you on that. I probably would have moved to AT&T for it.
          I also wish that Google would license active display to LG. Would be a great combo with the tap to wake feature.

  • surprised to see the moto x on top…although i shouldnt…being what a great phone it is and what a perfect size it is…and i bet a lot of verizon people like myself jumped at that 350-400 price around christmas which is why so many of us have it…def can rock out for a while on this bad boy

    • Scott Capodice

      Exactly why I own it. After I found the Nexus 5 not coming to VZW…I needed away from the S3 and that Cyber Monday deal fit the bill. I wanted to go G2 but that was just more than I was willing to spend and I was worried about the LG skin. I still want a G2 to see if I would like it.

  • SplashMTN

    I love my G2, but I’ve been thinking about picking up a Note 3 and selling my G2. Then again there’s not a lot of demand for it, which is unfortunate because it really is a great phone.

    • ApplesNAndroids

      Keep the G2. However I do think the Note takes more capable pictures. I’ve never really had an issue with my N3 but in certain conditions the G2 struggles to focus.

      • SplashMTN

        I’m happy with the camera on the G2. If I really need to take a good picture I just use my dslr. Having never owned a samsung device (apart from a Gnex for 2 months) I guess I’m more curious than anything.

  • cam

    Droid Mini, kick ass little phone.

  • Billy Grohoski

    Still rocking the razr hd maxx here. Verizon needs more unlocked bootloaders.

  • Jonathan Figueroa

    How is the galaxy nexus not on that list? It’s the phone that just won’t die. +100 for Shiny Rom

    • Israel Fabian

      Can you use google wallet tap and pay with this ROM? I have a VZW Gnex myself πŸ™‚

      • Jonathan Figueroa

        I’ve been seeing in the forums that it no longer works. It used to but Google did something that changed everything. I can’t check personally though because I fried my secure element chip long ago and even tried a secure element sim card with no luck.

        • Israel Fabian

          You can fix that if u have a Nandroid backup. It happened to be too but once I restored it, it started working again. But I heard it’s only working on KK. But I already tried two KK ROM but it stil doesn’t work..I might try a different ROM before I give up.

          • Jonathan Figueroa

            Tried every trick in the book down to totally out of the box stock and back. It is legitimately fried. I wasn’t as lucky as some others who just had the software goof ,but I’ll live. It was a novel feature as best for me.

    • Higher_Ground

      “other” is at the top now, with 37% … got to be a lot of gnexi

  • jbdan

    N5. My daily since launch. Nothing (yet) moves through the Android OS with such ease and speed πŸ™‚

  • Daniel Walker

    Personal – Galaxy Note 3 (Verizon)
    Work – iPhone 5c (Verizon)

  • paul_cus

    Rolling with the HTC M7 as my daily, with the Panasonic ELUGA as my backup.

  • SixMoodyDwarves

    Droid RAZR HD

    • Ryan O’Neill

      I’m so over this phone.

  • Adamania

    I’m rocking an iPhone 5s. I HAD a Moto X, but I got offered a straight up trade and, being the type of guy that love to flip a phone, couldn’t resist. Now, I’m just waiting for the right Android phone that makes me jump ship. I have to say, I’ve been pretty impressed with the i5s.

    • joejoe5709

      Ummmm. K. What is most important to you in a phone?

      • Adamania

        I sense someone is about to flame me for posting a non android phone *gasp!*

        But, to answer your question. Build quality, camera quality and a sleek and bug free OS. Not to mention a wider array of accessories and things of the like. There are a lot of android phones out there that have these qualities individually, yes, but in all of the phones I have had (and trust me, I’ve had a ton; ask my wife) I haven’t found one that made me regret getting my iPhone. This is just my opinion, so keep that in mind before you go into a full blown rant about how I can root and use ROMs and blah blah blah.

        • Adamania

          Though, I do miss a larger screen size. The screen on the iPhone is pretty small.

          • joejoe5709

            Number one complaint for sure.

        • joejoe5709

          Not necessarily. Just a weird post with little info to help you with. Sometimes iPhones really is best option. I won’t flame that. I do take a little offense that you’d think an Android guy who is trying to help would automatically flame you. We’re not all like that ya know. Anyway… I’d say any Samsung would be a good fit for all you mentioned. But something tells me you already know a lot about the new S5. Motorola is also a good fit but you already tried that.

          • Adamania

            I apologize for assuming! But I think my problem is that I just get bored with phones too often. I really did like my Moto X, I just didn’t care for the camera all that much. But it wasn’t terrible, and it isn’t like I’m blowing pictures up beyond Facebook anyways. I’ll probably just wait and see what the next Nexus coming out is all about and go from there.

  • Taglogical

    Still searching for a phone to replace my Bionic…

    • Scott Capodice

      Anything is better than that thing. It now only sits on my night stand in the dock as my 300 dollar “launch day” alarm clock… :-/

  • David Dudovitz

    Hope to upgrade to M8 soon

    • ApplesNAndroids

      Good choice πŸ™‚

  • Kenny Woodard

    Wow no love for the M7. Jeez.

  • David Dudovitz

    Droid DNA

  • Metal_Link

    I roll with a Nexus 5/Nexus 7 combo daily.

  • Its interesting to see the top 2 are budget friendly devices.

  • elvisgp

    I love how the bright yellow of the moto x stands out amongst the sea of grey and white.

  • King of Nynex

    Still rocking the G-Nex, though at home it’s just a hot spot for my 32GB Nexus 7.

  • Israel Fabian

    VZW Gnex.. stock ROM and launcher. Hey does anyone know which KK ROM will allow me to use tap and pay on Google Wallet. I’ve tried FML ROM( which is based on Omni ROM) and AOKP ROM. None give me the option to T2P. That part is greyed out. Any suggestions?

  • Orion

    Still rocking the Galaxy Nexus hahaha. I will definitely upgrade this summer at the latest. The OnePlus, G3, or what moto is doing will be my next. Also, I want that moto 360.

  • subiedude85

    Switching between my moto x and my DNA

  • Cesar

    Moto X. And that probably won’t be changing until Project Ara is commercially available.

    • Blue Sun

      I hope you bought your Moto X recently. It might be awhile…

  • matthew mascarenas

    Htc droid dna rocking cyanogenMod 10.2

    • subiedude85

      I’ve grown fond of my DNA, my only problem is it won’t run anything other than the stock rom because of some radio issues but I can cover up Sense pretty well.

  • Cael

    On Monday it’s going to be the Moto X. I am so excited!

    • Nexoduss

      Yeah I’d be excited to get a 7 month old phone too…

      • Cael

        Well let’s see: No Xperia Z2 in the US yet. The S5 and the One M8 do not impress me at all. The G2 is appealing but I don’t care for the back of Verizon’s and the length of time it took for the Kit Kat update plus it is more expensive than the X off contract. The G3 isn’t out yet. Droid Maxx is appealing with that battery but I got to customize the Moto X to my liking and it was cheap with the promo code for the 32 GB. I get to keep my unlimited data so yeah it was worth getting a 7 month old phone.

        • CJ

          i got my g2 for free on Verizon..not even $1

          • Cael


  • Nick

    Pretty surprised at the poor showing of the M7. I realize the sample size is small, but still, I didn’t realize I was in that small a minority haha

    • Scott Capodice

      Just because everyone is told to be impressed by the metal body, not everyone is. And I dont think a lot of people could stomach the 4mp camera either.

      • moew

        WELL SAID!

        I’ve never been impressed, and in photography, you control the light… so the brighter scenes lose detail on the HTC.

        Low light sensors are fine, but really… just use flash like everyone else. It’s like a lot of reviewers turn the flash off, which should be used even in natural lighting for fill.

      • LionStone

        Well currently there’s almost twice as many M8s to S5s, I know small sampling and all…

        • Scott Capodice

          I’m not rooting for S5. I always use a case as I suspect many do, so the metal build means nothing to me.

          • LionStone

            I realize that, regardless of what we feel about it, still, more people are using the M8, even now 2 days and +16k people later. Who knows what they feel pertaining metal vs plastic but apparently they’re stomaching the 4mp cam just fine.

          • Scott Capodice

            Might be cut that phone has been out longer. There were reviews posted release day. I dunno.

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      def we’re in the minority. I love my Blue One, but want to see the G3 already to jump if it’s impressive, which it may be. i had the Gold One on my radar but the stupid camera really disappointed me. Oh well…

  • Ray

    waiting on the LG G3 hopefully it doesn’t disappoint

  • Nicktrance

    Still GSII with CM11 :S

  • Alex siuda

    nexus 5 stock unrooted…. for the first time…..ever. hahaha loving it and cant wait for google i/o 2014

  • Jonathan Williams

    VZW GNex with ZeroLemon beastmode battery and Omni FML 4.4.2. Exploring my options for full retail phones. The G2 has been tugging at my heartstrings lately.

    • staticx57

      Do it. I went from Gnex to G2. Now when I try using my gnex its painfully slow. Not to mention the G2 with its stock battery probably gets better battery life than your zerolemon gnex. Yes the gnex is that bad.

      • joejoe5709

        Agreed. I can’t believe what we put up with for two years. Painful.

  • lgreg64

    Moto X with the Google Now Launcher

    • Nathan Borup

      Same here. Wishing I had root though

      • grumpyfuzz

        Then root it? lol

        • Nathan Borup

          Can’t. Stuck on 4.4.2 with a non-DE VZW Moto X

          • grumpyfuzz

            Gotcha. On a Nexus 5 here so rooting is extremely easy πŸ˜›

  • ki11ak3nn

    I’m happy the G2 is in the Top 5. It’s a sleeper phone. You have to use it to see how amazing it is.

    • Tsabhira

      The only thing that would pry my G2 from my hands is a G3. πŸ˜€ Never been so happy with a phone.

    • serotheo

      My cousin has one, definitely loved it at first use – even though it was running LG’s UI, it can only get better.

      • Heywood Jablome

        Tell him to get some Xposed goodness and remove all the annoying junk. Specifically, the G2 TweaksBox. Newly updated and absolutely fantastic.

        • serotheo

          Sadly my cousin isn’t into rooting. It’d be a beast with Nova and some Xposed on Stock.

          • joejoe5709

            With Nova (or similar) and diving through LG’s options, you can still make it somewhat decent.

          • serotheo

            Definitely agree, its got the fluidity optimizations. Honestly surprised my cousin didn’t replace the launcher considering that he came from a Nexus 4.

        • ki11ak3nn

          The only problem I had with Xposed was that I couldn’t use Tap to Pay. Isis didn’t work because I was rooted. And Google Wallet didn’t work because it was still “stock”. So I’m hoping to use Google Wallet again with the OnePlus One, because I feel like T-Mobile is gonna block it again with the G3.

          • Comk4ver

            And you tried this forum from XDA: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2425346 because I’m rooted and am able to tap and pay… Except for Google wallet….

          • ki11ak3nn

            No I didn’t see that ISIS patch. I hate using Isis though. I want to be able to use Google Wallet. I hate that you have to add money to your wallet to use it. It doesn’t automatically take it out like Wallet does.

          • Comk4ver

            You have to add money to it if you didn’t link up with your bank account… I’ve never been able to use the tap & pay option for Google Wallet.

          • ki11ak3nn

            I have to try it again, but I do have my bank account linked up. When I tried to buy something for $10 when I only had $9 in my account it didn’t work. I was able to use Google Wallet when I rooted it and flashed AOKP on it. Can’t use it on stock.

    • ekb55

      Totally agree. Only reason it is not #1 is because of the LG name. Mines a keeper on Sprint. Been flawless since I purchased it.

    • Scott Capodice

      And that’s why it still sparks my interest even tho I own the moto X. The G2 is a great phone…even tho updates are at the speed of snail…

      • bobbyp

        Took sometime but now on the same version as the Moto X. I have both but I love the G2 screen.

        • Scott Capodice

          Totally agree. Last phones were S3, Droid Bionic, LG Ally. I know all about slow updates all too well. Loving the fast updates on the Moto X tho. If I can find the G2 for cheap enough…I’ll prolly get one to see if I like it.

          • spickle

            i picked one up off of Swappa a few weeks ago at a good price.

          • Scott Capodice

            Yeah been keeping an eye on them on swappable.

          • ki11ak3nn

            I’ll sell you mine for a great price once the OnePlus One comes out. It’s a newly replaced G2 that’s been in a case the entire time. On T-Mobile.

          • Scott Capodice

            I’m on vzw unfortunately and really would like wireless charging… Thanks tho

          • ki11ak3nn

            No problem. Hopefully I get someone to buy it or I won’t be getting the OnePlus One. I’ll probably just keep it then trade it in at T-Mobile for the G3 when it comes out.

    • joejoe5709

      Definitely. Sleeper phone for sure. When you see one in public, you and that person will be good friends. It’s got a following just like the Moto X does.

      • Josh Meade

        Unless you have cyanogenmod or any other stock based ROM the lg g2 has the worst possible ui

        • joejoe5709

          Better than Touchwiz. Plus it’s pretty snappy and has more features than AOSP. And the camera is better than anything AOSP. With Xposed I can make it pretty tolerable. Sorry but you’re dead wrong.

          • TheDrunkenClam

            Saying it’s better than touchwiz still doesn’t make it any good.
            All skins are a ruination of Android and hold back its potential.
            And notice everyone who buys a skinned device always tries to immediately use the camera defense.

          • Ian Dunn

            Because the stock android camera has sucked consistently. Stock android is almost too basic. Touchwiz is tolerable if you disable the apps that you don’t use. Android let’s you do that now. I like my camera, and my music app, my notification pulldown with all the buttons and even the lock screen. Android is cool because it comes in different varieties. If every phone got stock android, we’d be just like the iphone – all the same.

          • TheDrunkenClam

            There are apps that can do everything you just mentioned. There is no need to introduce a skin just so a company can have it’s hand in the pot marketing gimmicks to sheep.
            And the new Google camera trumps anything I’ve seen from the numerous galaxy device’s cameras.
            I went ahead and disabled my Moto X’s lame camera.

          • Ian Dunn

            Okay Googles new camera probably does rock. But I don’t want to have to download a 3rd party music application that shows a bunch of ads and doesnt allow me to change the songs from the lock screen. I don’t get why everyone hates Samsung and touchwiz. I’ve been an android guy since the OG Droid and all of the rooting / romming it was. It is nice to know that this phone does everything I need right out of the box and won’t crash. Not everyone wants the newest, most snappy software that needs a lot of effort to run everyday tasks.

          • Wayne Peterkin

            Some music players do let you change music from the touch screen. Well, I know that mixzing and netron do. If you spend the $5.00 to unlock each then you wouldn’t have to deal with ads. If you have a decent pair of headphones then I would say you’re doing yourself a disservice by not trying neutron.

          • thedrunkensheep

            Sorry you fell for that device that needed a marketing gimmick like customizable colors or wood panels and that the Google camera is actually an improvement for you. The google camera sucks compared to what already came on the G2.

          • Abgar Musayelyan

            After just a few test shots, I found out that the Google camera app is a little slower and doesn’t seem to reproduce colors as well as the moto x camera app. Anyone else getting better results with the Google camera?

          • Wayne Peterkin

            No not really. I would say more like windows phone, not bad in my opinion.

          • michael arazan

            TW on my GS3 stock 4.3 eats a minimum of 800 MB of ram, and that’s with 10+ apps turned off and about 20 more force closed.


            Derp. Yeah skins really hold back potential.

          • John T. Wildman

            Who is to say Google does it better? That’s really just someone’s opinion, if it were so great there would be zero need to flash custom roms. It’s a matter of preference really..if touchwiz was a complete disaster Samsung wouldn’t be outselling all the other android devices(combined).
            What I like about android is there are different options, doesn’t make one better or worse..really depends on what’s important to the individual. I personally put more weight into hard ware than software, but that’s me.

        • DERP

          There’s absolutely nothing wrong with LG’s UI. It doesn’t slow anything down, it doesn’t effect anything, whether or not the couple of “skinned” apps actually look good is a matter of opinion. But this myth about the UI has been going on since the initial reviews came out and acted like this phone is broken. There is literally nothing wrong with it. It’s not junk like Touchwiz that actually stutters and makes the phone slow. It’s not like HTC with blinkfeed and a bunch of other junk that makes it totally different from regular Android.

          Wonder how much time people who complain about the UI have actually spent with a G2. Because if you fell for the reviews that said the UI was terrible, you obviously didn’t buy this phone.

          Most people who own this phone will tell you it’s the first device they’ve owned where it’s just as viable to want to stay on a stock rom as it is to want to flash something else because there’s absolutely nothing wrong with it.

          • jeremy

            I agree. LG G Flex is the first device that I have not needed a launcher with. I even use nova launcher with my nexus 5, but I am enjoying LG’s UI (much to my surprise). I dont get what people dislike. Its extremely useful, and ridiculously snappy. No complaints here.

        • xsoldier2000

          CloudyFlex. LG’s Flex ROM UI is the best out there. Should have been the default UI.

  • Mike

    Droid Maxx here. Couldn’t live without this phone. Such an amazing battery and feel. Would definitely run with the Moto X if it would have had a bigger battery.

    • Jeff Miller

      If the Maxx had on screen buttons it would be my perfect phone.

  • TheRunner024

    I love my Moto X.

  • Silver Veloz

    Still loving and using the Moto X

  • geedee82

    Nexus 5! All day erryday.

  • ki11ak3nn

    Rocking my LG G2 until either the G3 comes out or the OnePlus One. Still smooth with killer battery life. Love it.

  • Daniel

    Other: Motorola Droid 4 with an amazingly stable, fast, and official CM11 nightly build πŸ˜€

  • EvanTheGamer

    My beautifully, nearly indestructible Samsung Galaxy Note 3! Never leave home without it!

    • ki11ak3nn

      I miss my Note 3. It was a beast of a phone.

    • serotheo

      I don’t know what indestructable has to do with it..

      • EvanTheGamer

        Because it’s like a brick. It can take a lot of damage, yet isn’t very east to break. At least from my experience with my own GN3.

    • Rod

      Cheap plastic

      • EvanTheGamer

        I don’t think so. Seems pretty sturdy and reliable to me. Maybe you just got a dud. Douche.

        • Rod

          It’s polycarbonate, the same plastic as your toaster.

          It’s cheap, no matter what.

          • ki11ak3nn

            I feel like the largeness of the Note 3 makes it feel less cheap. To me at least. I don’t know. That was my first “true” Galaxy S device. I don’t count the GNex. I liked it. The only reason I switched to the G2 was because I wanted to use Google Wallet again and I heard the G2 was fairly easy to root.

  • Jacob

    iPhone 5.

    Let’s all cross our fingers that Verizon gets the Nexus 6 or that the next Moto X has a killer camera.

    • George264

      I love Android and I have a Moto X but my daily has been a 5S for a long time. Just got a M8 from HTC and I keep switching back and forth. First Android phone since before I dived into iOS that I could live with. Went through M7, S3, S4, DNA, before this. That said, Moto X with a stunning camera would drive me insane between picking a phone.

      • Jacob

        Totally. If I could get a Moto X with a wood back and a camera that actually beat the next iPhone, especially given Google’s new awesome camera app, I would jump on it in a heartbeat. Unfortunately, I don’t see that happening. But hey, I could be wrong!

  • Hamzah Malik

    GSM Galaxy Nexus running the latest PA 4.0 beta. Other than the battery and screen banding it isnt that bad.

  • James_Kernicky

    VZW Galaxy Nexus, no idea when I’ll switch or what I’ll switch to. Commitment issues.

    • ki11ak3nn

      If you switch to T-Mobile you can anyone phone you for $0 down. Well you’ll have to pay taxes, which is like $50 or so. Not a bad deal.

      • Mike

        And lose the ability to make calls in most normal places. I wish people wouldn’t always give this advice like everyone is living in the middle of a city.

        • ki11ak3nn

          Well Mike I don’t know where everyone lives. I’m just putting it out there as an option. Even if you don’t live in the middle of a city T-Mobile is still decent. I’m about 20 mins outside of Seattle and still get faster 4G speeds than with Verizon. And I can make calls everywhere I go. Plus T-Mobile has wifi calling. Wifi is everywhere. That’s one bonus that none of the other carriers have.

          • CaptainHowdy13

            T- Mobile is based in Seattle, they better have great connection there haha. Kidding aside T-Mo isn’t as bad as everyone says, though I did drop signal around Portland.

          • moew

            Which direction out of Seattle? 20 mins is nothing up there, it’s not like you are in the logging roads in Duvall, where there is no reception with Tmob.

            In fact, Bellevue can be considered 2 hours out of Seattle, Issaquah can be considered 4 hours…. as the traffic flies.

          • ki11ak3nn

            20 mins South of Seattle.

          • Chris Friend

            T-Mobile’s coverage is a joke, even with WiFi calling. Also, Sprint supports WiFi calling, so it’s not exclusive to T-Mo.

          • ki11ak3nn

            Wow. That’s pretty bad. Ok I feel it. Verizon coverage is everywhere. Hopefully with all the new customers T-Mobile is getting they’ll be able to ramp up their coverage to compete with the big boys!!

          • Chris Friend

            Sprint has WiFi calling, and also T-Mobile’s coverage is a joke unless you live in a big city. Verizon may be more expensive and not offer unlimited but I get 35+MBP/s LTE when I’m several hundred feet underground, several thousand feet in the air, and everywhere in-between. At my own school everyone gets full bars and full data on every carrier except for T-Mo.

          • ki11ak3nn

            When did Sprint get wifi calling?? I had them like 2-3 years ago. I had the HTC Evo Shift. I don’t remember it having wifi calling.

          • Chris Friend

            This year

          • ki11ak3nn

            Oh ok cool beans. Wifi calling is hella beast. I love it. But I get service everywhere I go except inside my job which is a big brick hospital. But it has 60-70 Mbps wifi.

      • Ian

        grammarbomb go boom!

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    • TSY87

      more power to you.. I had that phone… Hopefully the sony z2 comes out for verizon as rumored, I will sell my note 3 for that.

    • NeilOMalley

      I had a GNex, went to an S4 for a while and after giving that to my sister ended up on a Moto X after black friday, which I have to say is pretty close in size to the GNex. If you can scrape up $300 you can get one off Swappa or even a G2 for that matter. The X serves me well, easy all day battery and pretty snappy. Not sure what I will move to next but i’m content for now.

      • Chris Lee

        I just added 2 dumb phones and used the bogo deal at Verizon to get an M8 for me and the S5 for my wife. I figured that it is still cheaper than paying for two new phones off contract, and I will be able to upgrade again in 2 years with the dumb lines. I will only try and buy new phones again if a bogo deal is offered. If they ever try and take my unlimited data away, well, bye bye Verizon.

        Craps. Replied to the wrong post.

    • calculatorwatch

      Sounds like a lot of people are still stuck on the GNex. I’ve been telling myself I’m waiting for the Moto X+1 but I’m not sure if I’ll be able to ditch unlimited data or pay full price. I don’t even know if my GNex will last that long.

      • Mark Mann

        If you have a line with a feature phone, there’s your loophole… Unless they’ve closed it

      • James_Kernicky

        That’s where I’m stuck, I don’t want to get the Moto X because I don’t want to get a phone that’s already old.

        • Higher_Ground

          ditto, i’m up for an upgrade in June… hoping they discount the Moto X to <$200 so that I can get one off-contract and if the new model looks to be much better in a few months I can get it at the new contract price. Not sure I want to lose unlimited data, but to be honest I never use more than 3GB a month anyway.

    • Tyrone Biggums

      Damn you don’t know what you’re missing out on! Hurry up make up your mind!

    • Rod

      Nexus 5, of course


  • yodatom10

    Vzw galaxy nexus… GS5 starting may 3rd. Only two very long weeks away

    • Nikuliai

      you’re still in time to change your mind! rofl

    • DanWazz

      I know the feeling. May 1st for me. Have a N5 waiting to place my GNex.