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Thursday Poll: What Flagship Are You Leaning Towards Currently?

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It’s already March and the US market has yet to see a major flagship launch from the larger Android OEMs. While a couple have been announced (LG G6 and HTC U Ultra), there are another couple scheduled for unveiling on March 29, those being the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ from Samsung. However, thanks to various leaks and reports, it’s possible many potential buyers have already made up their minds on which phone they’re leaning towards.

To sum up what we have so far, the LG G6 is a huge change up from last year’s G5, featuring water resistance and a 18:9 QHD display. Pricing and exact availability is not yet known, but expect it in April.

The Galaxy S8, at least from what we’ve seen, has a very interesting hardware design with hardly any bezel around its display. It also seems like a safe assumption that it will be water resistant and have a crazy-good camera, too.

As for the U Ultra from HTC, it was announced mid-January and we’re still waiting on an exact launch date for the US. For specs, it has a secondary ticker display, no water resistance, Snapdragon 821, no headphone jack, and a large 5.7″ QHD LCD display. Pricing is confirmed, though, unlocked starting at $749.

Let us know which way you’re leaning!

What flagship are you leaning towards currently?

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  • N8shon

    Note 8

  • cadtek91

    Pixel 2.

  • Heidiaricciardi

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  • Tony

    I am waiting on a new Motorola device this fall to see what it is like. My 15 month Droid turbo 2 is still great. Have had several Motorola products all the way back to the flip phone.

    • chris_johns

      this is what i have no which i love (except for how wide it is)….i might lean toward the s8/edge bc moto is dead to me…but im waiting for the pixel 2 to decide

  • Jason McKinley

    Waiting for Motorola turbo 3 or Maxx 3

  • Pixel2MasterRace

  • lost_limey

    Since I’m stuck on contract until October-ish, I’m leaning towards a Pixel 2 Xl equivalent or a Note 8

  • Steve Palchik

    I really liked what I saw from OnePlus last year and am looking forward to this year’s flagship from them.

  • John

    Poor HTC trying so hard to be unique. Just go back to basics instead of throwing wet noodles on the wall and see what sticks. High end specs, hi-res screen in two sizes with small bezels and a big battery. Why is that difficult, HTC?

  • Stone Phalanges

    Phones got real wack last year. They don’t really fit my tastes anymore. Too big, over spec, weird obsession with metal. I think I’m gonna sit this year out.

  • AngryBadger

    Wonder how many are waiting for the Note 8 :)… rip note 7. my note 5 wants to upgrade.

  • Orlando aka Pixel XL

    I might just keep my pixel XL for two years…Buying devices twice or three times a year is becoming expensive. I’m happy with Pixel XL software but wish I had front facing speakers..Don’t understand how a product manager can look at this phone and be ok with the bezels…I think with front facing loud Nexus 6 speakers, this phone would have been killer.

  • Gustavo Guiscem Soares

    You all can judge me. I’m waiting to see what Apple will do with the iPhone.

  • Jack Smith

    Bizarre poll. Is not most waiting for the Pixel 2?

  • Shadowstare

    I’m waiting for 2 things before I buy my next phone.
    1. Whatever US flagship HTC is working on.
    2. The Pixel 2.

  • Daishi

    Waiting for something else. None of these phones do anything for me. They don’t have the hardware/software features I want.

  • DonEmu

    Whichever one I manage to get for free because I’m super broke.

  • john smith

    I’m waiting for the new MOTO Z Force DROID and the new Pixel XL

  • mcdonsco

    Starting to become more interested in LG again. Haven’t given them a 2nd look since the G2…But just discovered a deal, well, probably a glitch, with Verizon and Best Buy that let me buy a G5 at $5/month (including a spare battery and charging cradle), immediately went to my Verizon account, paid that $120, bought it again on BB site, rinse, repeat. One in hand, 3 on the way (to sell NIB).

    Free G5 and some extra cash? Yes please.

    The failed attempt at modularity aside, this thing is really fast and smooth as can be. Pleasantly surprised. Will be checking out the G6 now for sure.

  • Benoit Bourdua

    Definitely waiting to see what’s coming from Google and hopefully HTC, but at this point in time I like the G6. Not going to buy it before its price drops, but I like it.

  • Booyabobby

    Pixel 2

    • Jack Smith

      Same here.

  • blindexecutioner

    Sticking with the OnePlus 3t for the foreseeable future. I hate curved screens and do not see the usability of having no bezels. I also like capacitive buttons because they give me the full use of my screen. I prefer a front fingerprint scanner as well.

  • drcaveman

    Note 8 and Pixel 2

  • Kaden Gordon

    Pixel 2 all the way

  • King of Nynex

    Still rocking my Nexus 6. For me, not having front-facing speakers is a deal breaker. I’m never going back.

  • TechGirl90

    Nokia 3310, this is going to be the phone of the year!!! All other OEMS should stop making devices!

  • Defenestratus

    I don’t think Google is going to take a lot of risks with their Pixel, and I’m not interested in dealing with the ubiquitous bugs that are inherent in Google devices. They just don’t do quality control over there at Mountain View. I guess its not sexy enough for real Googlers to do so they pawn it off to the interns.

    They also probably wont be doing the edge-to-edge screen or wireless charging, both of which are very important to me. So I’ll be going S8+ likely.

  • Orion

    Note 8 ……that’s is all.

  • DC_Guy

    Apple. Currently leaning toward Apple.

  • Banglaz Bless

    Holy crap! The s8 and plus is out doing the g6 by almost three to one.

  • TechGirl90

    Nokia 3310!!

    I kid, I kid, That LG G6 is calling Me!!

  • TheDrunkenClam

    Pixel XL on order..

  • T4rd

    Moto isn’t worth mentioning? My wife has the Z Play and it has me really wanting to get the next Z phones so we can share mods. Otherwise these phones are incredibly fast and stable and I don’t think they get enough credit. That Z Play runs faster than my 6P in real world usage and 10+ hours of SoT in a charge is insane.

  • Rod

    Pixel 2

  • VAVAMk_2

    Getting a Pixel 2 in November to replace my 6P

  • ajftl250

    I am waiting for the Xperia xz premium. HELL YEAH

  • daniel alcina

    The Xperia XZ Premium looks promising

  • G6 by far. To hell with the S8’s curved edges.

  • Cakefish

    Pixel successor, or HTC 10 sucessor, or Moto Z Play successor. Whichever has the best camera, I’m betting Google will deliver that.

  • gabe1989

    To be honest I completely forgot that the HTC U Ultra was a thing.

  • Francisco Peña

    Should be a poll that says “which of these flagship will you get next yr because you’re too cheap to buy one now”

  • AvalancheRyder

    I like how half of the features listed for the HTC U Ultra were things it doesn’t have instead of what it has. Maybe change SnapDragon 821 to “doesn’t have latest processor” and go for 3 out of 4?

  • SVTCobra

    Hoping for a smaller, around 5″, AMOLED phone. Needs Verizon support and bootloader unlockable.

    • Rod

      …. Pixel?

      • SVTCobra

        Maybe the next one but not if it keeps the design.

  • Kevin Davis

    The coming fall releases have a great deal more appeal for me.

  • Richard Jackson

    Guilty pleasure I want the Sony XZ premium but I’m on Verizon so that not happening.

  • interstellarmind

    Pixel 2!!!!!!!!

  • Theot

    Not getting a flagship this year. Tired of bloated Carrier phones and their limitations especially with the cost. Done with pricey flagships.

    Just picked up a used Moto G4 on Swappa to switch to T-Mobile next week (cya Sprint) and I’m planning to get a Moto G5 Plus when they come out.

    • AbbyZFresh


  • Andy

    I wish there were more CDMA options. I love Verizon service, but basically galaxy, pixel or iPhone is only option.

    • Jeff “BIG RED”

      HTC and LG? Yeah I’m with you there! Pixel/pixel xl are nice. Samsung S8/S8+ should be good. Would like to see One+ and other manufacturers use all of the US radio bands. Like the Nexus/pixel devices, so everyone on Verizon can play with them.

  • Andy

    I’ll wait for pixel 2 in October

  • KleenDroid

    The Pixel would be a valid option for me if they allowed it to work properly on carriers other than Verizon.

    Also if they had them available to purchase. Have to give credit to Samsung in that when they make a phone, they make plenty of them so everyone that wants one can get one.

    • JSo

      How do the Pixels not work properly on other carriers?

      • Bourne, Jason C.

        First I’ve ever heard someone mention that and the phone has been out long enough for there to be an outcry.

    • Jeff “BIG RED”

      It’s like any other Nexus device that was released. Unlocked for all carriers. Or am I missing something? Have known to be wrong on occasion. That’s been the Nexus/pixel program since day one. It really sucks when you want that device.

      • Bourne, Jason C.

        No, you’re not missing anything the last batch of Nexuses (Nexii?) and Pixels are unlocked for all the carriers with all the bands and should work fine (in some cases your SIM probably should already be active) and if there was an issue we would’ve heard about it all across the tech sites, especially Droid-Life.

  • Frankiie

    Note 8 or new Pixel

  • Mario

    OnePlus 5

  • dblock

    Waiting to see what OnePlus has in store for the OP5. Now that all carriers have unlimited plans, I want to switch from Verizon to another carrier, I just need a phone tantalizing enough to motivate me to make the switch. My 6P is holding up just fine for now though, running like a champ almost a year and a half out.

    • HR

      A lot of Nexus users will tend towards choosing Oneplus, me included.
      I’m gonna smash the preorder button so hard that my sreen will crack.

      • dblock

        The “leaks” for the OP5 seem to be promising, so I feel like I will be doing the same.

        • blindexecutioner

          If the curved screen part is true I’m out.

          • dblock

            If they do it like Samsung did for the Note7, I am all in. It was perfectly executed there and for the month I used the phone, coupled with my larger hands, I had not one accidental touch from my palm or anything. The curve was just subtle enough.

  • Masri87

    Tim, let me let you in on a secret…

    OnePlus 3T.

    • dblock

      OnePlus 5.

  • calculatorwatch

    I legitimately forgot the U Ultra was even a thing in this category.

  • mac103

    Waiting on the Note 8 or perhaps the Keyone…..

  • Matthew Dickinson

    Note 8 all the way

  • Tyler

    Pixel XL 2? Hoping the design is more similar to the S8 or G6 I need those updates quickly.

  • jimt

    Waiting for Pixel XXL2 with front facing speakers.

    • Howard Stern ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ


    • Orion

      Yeah since their so called XL was still too small. Lol

      • Defenestratus

        It was. You can’t cal yourself XL without at least a 6″ screen.

    • blindexecutioner

      Front facing speakers, lol. Good one.

    • Jack Smith

      Same here. Can not wait for the Pixel 2.

  • BoFiS

    Other: the next Sony Compact, or the BlackBerry KEYone 😉

  • editorinchimp

    V30 or note 8

  • cdm283813

    It’s months away but where’s Note 8?

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      There’s a spot for the Note 8 in that poll.

  • Suicide_Note

    Waiting for the Pixel XL pt. 2.

  • MJ

    People! Please take these polls seriously… Who are the six jokers that picked the HTC U Ultra?

    • Possibly HTC employees. I cannot take the U Ultra seriously.

    • Howard Stern ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      probably blackberry owners

      • ASYOUTHIA✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        They are coming over from TB hahaha. It is around that time for Mobile Madness too

        • VAVAMk_2

          TB is dead now. New site design is awful

          • ASYOUTHIA✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            I couldn’t agree more, that place is a dump now

      • VAVAMk_2

        What’s a Blackberry?

        • Howard Stern ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          No one knows…. Mysterious creatures that lurk in the shadows

    • illregal

      It’s not really any worse than the g6.. Probably better camera, better audio, everything else is a wash. I’d rather have either over the s8. But I’ll be waiting for their actual flagship.

      • MJ

        I am not sure why you think the HTC U Ultra has a better camera or audio but the LG G6 has a way better screen-to-body ratio, higher display ppi/resolution, bigger battery, IP68 certification, wireless charging, and a headphone jack.

        • illregal

          Screen to body doesn’t necessarily mean functional. In fact it may mean just the opposite if the edge screens are any indicator. So while the g6 is better in that regard then the s8.. Some bezel is fine. The screens are the same size. There isn’t enough difference, and I actually prefer the normal aspect ratio to the 2:1. Slightly bigger battery means nothing when the software is notably worse.the u ultra is waterproof enough. I haven’t seen someone lose their device to a water incident in years. Wireless charging is irrelevant with fast charging and decent battery life. Headphone jack or not, the u ultra has a better dac and will sound better. If you wanna tack on irrelevant specs, I didn’t even mention the secondary screen, or the 4 mics for surround recording. Like I said, i’m waiting for their actual flagship. But in no way is the g6 “better”. Though they’re both better than that piece of crap samsung.

          • MJ

            You prefer the normal aspect ratio to a 2:1 aspect ratio that you couldn’t have ever had first hand experience with? Thanks, but I will demo the LG G6 first before I make that call.

            How does a bigger battery get cancelled out by software? LOL I don’t care for the LG UX myself but there is nothing wrong with their “software”.

            OK, you don’t like headphone jacks, waterproofing, or wireless charging but alot of people do. They are real features unlike the gimmicky secondary display that I almost never see anyone ever cite as feature they want in their next phone (unlike the previous mentioned items).

            You keep mentioning you are waiting for HTC’s “actual” flagship but the HTC U Ultra is actually flagship priced and here now. Worse, it is missing all the features I mentioned (which cost money to implement) making it a poor value compared to the LG G6 and the other flagship phones coming out. Forget about my assessment… Every Android blog basically ridiculed the HTC U Ultra. It also has the worst name ever!

            Well, I guess thanks for you opinions? It would have been better if you made actual arguments and also used paragraphs.

          • illregal

            And thanks for you opinions. Even though they’re wrong.
            I never said the Ultra was great. Just that it wasn’t any worse. And it isn’t.
            I’ll still go ahead and wait for their actual flagship though. Ya see, I can wait. Because I have the best phone that was released last year. The HTC 10. So I’m not in any big rush to go out and get an inferior product. aka S8, G6, Ultra.

          • MJ

            Sounds like you are confused between opinions (anyone give one) and making an actual argument (which I did) based on opinions AND facts.

            The HTC 10 was a great phone (which makes everything HTC released since than a real disappointment) and I pre-ordered the unlocked version to finally replace my ageing Nexus 5. I ended up selling it when the Pixel XL came out because I really prefer stock Android and wanted a larger display.

            You just won’t acknowledge the HTC U Ultra is priced as a “flagship” device huh? This is the main reason it’s a bad value compared to the LG G6 and even more so to the Galaxy S8 (the first real flagship phone for 2017) and worse it makes one think the next HTC flagship is going to be $1000 (because the U Ultra is NOT a “flagship” device).

            You shouldn’t be in a hurry to replace your phone. I waited 3 years to decide to replace my Nexus 5 (great phone for the price). I don’t need to get a new phone this year but I may anyway just beacause… The only thing that is certain is no decision will be made until the next Nexus comes out as it will be between that, the OnePlus 4, and the next HTC “flagship”. There is some interesting things about the G6 and the S8 is looking to be the first Galaxy phone I would even consider but no cigar on either.

    • MadMartigan

      You mean the HTC G6?

  • steadymobb

    Poor HTC

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    If LG was ready to have these in stores immediately I maybe would have gotten one. Now I’m looking past them to the S8 (not plus). I’m still looking forward to he next Pixel though …And even the new iPhone design.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Smfh at HTC. The recent leak looks promising though with an 835 for an upcoming device.

  • raazman

    Waiting for the next Pixel.

  • Chris

    Waiting for Honor, Google, Xiaomi, HTC’s real flagship, OnePlus, and ZTE. Basically waiting for everyone lol. I’m also really interested in Sony depending on their prices.

  • Kelly OBrien

    I wonder if most people that voted ” Waiting for something else” will vote the next time this poll comes out “Waiting for something else” and so on and so on

    • Orion

      Waiting for something else is most likely the Note 8.

  • B!

    Nizzote izz8.

  • paul_cus

    Going with LG this time around.

  • chris debacker

    Why didnt u mention galaxy note 8? Its supposed to be the best phone of the year even after everything that happened with the note 7.

    • B!

      It will be.

  • Ryan Weber

    Pixel XL 2 to replace my Nexus 6p…hopefully Verizon is running the same kind of deals on the Pixel 2 that they did this past Black Friday

    • Andy

      I bet it will be on all carriers this time around

      • Ryan Weber

        I bet you’re right. I’m on Verizon so I’m just hoping for similar $15 a month pricing that the offered this past November. Would certainly move a lot of units again. We got my father in a lay the regular Pixel for only $10 a month.

  • Jarl

    i want the LG G6 but with front facing speakers and wireless charging
    (probably won’t have wireless charging in Europe, so that’s 2 things it won’t have)

    so i opted for “waiting for something else”

    in the meantime waiting for ZTE to release Nougat for the Axon 7 in Europe

  • StinkinLinkin

    Waiting on Note 8

  • Murphy’s Magnet

    Probably getting the S8 or + and then jump to the Note 8 when it comes out.

  • I’m just waiting for the next Pixel. I favor updates over anything else lately. I don’t mind the bezels, the iPhone look, or whatever. I prefer stock Android and speedy updates.

    • moew

      It’s an HTC look, as Apple clearly copied HTC. Oh, how ironic that the pixel is made by HTC.

      • Jack Smith

        HTC assembles but Google makes the Pixel does it NOT?

        • TeezDaGenius

          Google just slapped their logo on a HTC phone. Still a HTC phone in my eyes.

    • yoemeyer

      I’m right there with you.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Wait …Are you the HTC guy?

    • Armaced

      I haven’t been excited about an update since Ice Cream Sandwich. (That was the one with Google Now, right?)

      • That was 4.1 Jellybean, actually.

        • Armaced

          Ah, of course. Thanks!

  • Eric

    Waiting for the Saygus V Squared to drop

    • Ryan Weber

      Best comment here.

    • ToddAwesome

      “Shipping details to come.” Bwahahahahahaha

    • calculatorwatch

      Somebody actually walked into their office and interviewed the CEO. He basically said “We messed up,” but is still serious about shipping the final product.

    • Heidiaricciardi

      Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours and have longer with friends & family! !mj237d:
      On tuesday I got a great new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $8752 this last four weeks.. Its the most-financialy rewarding I’ve had.. It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it
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  • Jaymus Lonestar

    Axon 8…

  • wh1te_mag1c

    Just bought a used S7. It will last me a couple years, easily.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Swappa? How much?

      • wh1te_mag1c

        Bought off Swappa for $300 something.. maybe $350. It’s actually refurbished (by a 3rd party).

  • Kacho_ON

    Even though i prefer Android i’m looking forward to the iPhone 8. I want to see the all screen design and hopefully next year the Android phones will catch up.

    • MJ

      That was a horrible troll attempt… Don’t quit your day job.

    • badenglishihave

      Uh… what? If you’re referring to on-screen buttons, Android has had those since oh I don’t know 2011. Where have you been??

      Edit: aw man trolled again

      • Kacho_ON

        I’m referring to a phone that is all screen and close to zero bezel. Yes of course it will have software buttons if it’s all screen but that’s not where the innovation is and it’s not what i’m excited about. It’s the all screen design. Think of the Xiaomi Mi Mix but where the bottom bezel is removed.

  • JSo

    Waiting to see what Google releases later this year. I’ll most likely go with that

    • Howard Stern ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      do you think they will release something??? I have a feeling we wont see a pixel phone for quite a while out. hopefully i’m wrong…..

      • JSo

        Why would they not? I believe I saw an article (can’t remember if it was this site) that said they were getting feedback from users about how to improve the Pixel for the next version.

        • Howard Stern ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          yeah I replied to that feed. I love my pixel. I have read they are looking at next February to ANNOUNCE it. Nothing was said about a release date. you know how these reports go though. I hope they release something by years end.

          • JSo

            I think it would be a little odd if they didn’t release something at the end of the year.

          • moew

            Newsflash: The Nintendo Switch, slated for a release tomorrow, has been postponed until February 2018. #CNN #fakenews

          • Howard Stern ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            blahaha CNN – Cat News Network. “Where meow news matters”.

          • moew

            Cat lives matter, they don’t GAF about CNN hahahaha!

          • Daishi

            Chicken Noodle News
            Cockamamie News Network


          • ASYOUTHIA✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            You love those bezels that come with it too?? XD

          • Howard Stern ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            I hate them. To me, the pixel was really a step back in quite a few ways

          • ASYOUTHIA✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            They just said a new Pixel is coming this year

          • Howard Stern ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            i know, i’m pretty stoked! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE haha

          • King_Android

            Theyre going to follow the Nexus release window making they will announce it in Sept and release in oct like always

        • blindexecutioner

          Will they even be stocked with all models by the time they would release version 2?

      • They already said they were working on the Pixel 2 in parallel with the Pixel 1.

      • ASYOUTHIA✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        I think Google knows to keep with the 1 year refresher phones. I think if they don’t drop another phone (whatever name they will go with next) people will lose interest and move to something with more buzz

      • Jack Smith

        Why? I would be shocked and upset if we do not see a Pixel 2 later this year. Google reportedly did the Pixel 1 in just 9 months.

        • Howard Stern ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          they already announced something this morning over on AA about it coming out later this year 🙂

  • Howard Stern ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    not that HTC phone. it looks like a one+ 3t in the front and ANY samsung on the back. HTC needs to find an identity. i’m leaning towards the G6. I’m sure most are going with that S8, that phone is going to be a BEAST.

  • I feel phones have sorta hit a plateau. Nothing thrills me right now. Phones keep changing things away from how I want them, so I figured I’d wait out a generation or two to see if they start to go back. Plus, with no subsidized cheaper phones, I’m not going to pay a monthly fee, or $700 for a phone outright.

    • Howard Stern ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      yeah I feel the same…its getting exciting again. love it.

    • mustbepbs

      That’s why I got rid of my iPhone 7 Plus (with a monthly $45 payment) and picked up a OP3T. Best decision I ever made.

    • Chris

      Xiaomi Mi Mix is the only phone I’ve seen lately that blew me away. I’m just waiting for them or someone else to create one that’s less fragile, has a great camera, and isn’t $1000 (because of rarity and import costs)

    • B!

      I felt that way about the Note 5 as far as skipping a generation due to no SD card slot.

      • Still on my Note 4 here.

        • B!

          Until I had to get a refurb due to the image burn in on my screen, that was the 2nd best phones that I had.

    • Bigmatt503

      This sums it up perfectly!! My nexus 6p 64gb is working great and still keeps me happy.
      Getting a new phone just doesn’t give the same feeling that it used to

      • VAVAMk_2

        Your battery doesn’t suck on 7.1.1?

        • Bigmatt503

          Still get around 4 sot without changing much. I’m sure with some adjustments I could get better

    • skinja

      I don’t understand why phones have less and less functionality (that I use). I miss IR blasters and HDMI out capability. My S4 would do everything. And yes, new phones have new features and are all around better. But I don’t use fingerprint unlock. I do like IP ratings.

      I also miss dedicated camera buttons.

      • ASYOUTHIA✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        RIP IR blasters :-(|

        • T4rd

          I’m tempted to get the Mate 9 just for its IR blaster. I’ve missed it from my One M8 since I got my 6P early last year.

      • blindexecutioner

        I used and miss the FM radio. Haven’t had a phone since my Evo shift in 2011 that supports it but not because of hardware limitation but rather manufacturers that seem to think I’m going to buy some streaming service instead so they disable the hardware that’s already in the phone.

      • Decibel_NV

        This is one of the reasons why I’m still rockin’ my LG G4. Although Verizon took out the FM radio, it has the IR blaster.

    • blindexecutioner

      This is how I feel. They are making changes for the sake of change. Even little things like the pixel using opaque buttons annoy me.


    Note 8… Straight Fire!