My well-loved Google Nexus 4 seems to be coming to the end of its life. It’s done me proud - bought in January 2013, it still looks immaculate and runs pretty well. However its spec is starting to drag (8GB storage, no 4G, abysmal battery life even after replacement and so on).
Having seen today on HotUKDeals that you can now get a Nexus 6 for around £265 (after cashback), I think we’ve hit the point where I’m ready to jump ship.
I was cynical about the Nexus 6 when it first came out (having been used to the Nexus range offering extreme bang-for-buck) but now that it’s halved in cost it seems to do just that. There’s not many phones that have surpassed it spec-wise and certainly not available for that sort of money.
However I’m also fed up of the Nexus 4’s shite camera, so ideally would like to go for something that will suffice as a proper digital camera substitute. Thus the LG G4 has come to my attention - similar specs to the Nexus 6, similar screen size but a much better camera. Also slightly more expensive though.
The joker in the pack is the new Motorola Moto X Play. Very similar cost (and highly customisable) and also claims to have a 21MP camera (although that seems like a numbers game rather than it being a genuinely decent camera).
Lastly I was told to check out the OnePlus One. My brother has one and it certainly seems cheap for what it is, but spec-wise mostly only seems to match up with the older Nexus 5. Think I’d rather aim a little more towards the flagship end and try to run it for another 2 - 3 years.
TL;DR - here are my main choices:
Google Nexus 6
Motorola Moto X Play** **(actually scratch that, spec is just too low for me).