For all of nine months, I absolutely loved the hell out of my LG G4. But as the months have gone on — months, not years — it’s started to lag. Games like Pokemon GO have come out and absolutely bogged the living bejesus out of it. Apps like Facebook Live have torn it to shreds. And I’m pretty damn good at tossing my phone across a room.
So I’m in need of an upgrade. Question is — how much should I spend, and do I go Android or iPhone?
I don’t want this to devolve into an Android/iOS debate, because in truth both platforms do exactly what I want. I’m savvy enough to be able to navigate either ecosystem without a hitch, even though the App and Play Stores both piss me off far more than they should.
I’m just really greedy about the hardware. I wasn’t thrilled by the Samsung Galaxy S7 when I tested it earlier this year — it didn’t feel secure enough in my hand, almost like I was liable to drop it at any point. But ideally I’d love a phone that has a top-end camera. Something with a nice small aperture that can handle low-light situations well would be fantastic.
What phones do you use right now? And what would you recommend for gaming, taking photos, or as an all-rounder for those who don’t have $1000-plus to spend?