Chance to get this, or wait for Nexus 6?

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  1. T6D16C84

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    I am not a huge tinkerer. When I had my galaxy nexus I did play a bit with some things, but got more frustrated than anything trying to "customize." I do like the idea of the pure android experience. But from what I've seen the Turbo is pretty close to pure Android with what Moto has done.

    Basically, I am wondering if I should make the move to snag up a Droid Turbo, or wait for the Nexus 6 (on verizon of course)
     
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    If you're going to get the nexus 6..get one from t-mobile and shove a verizon sim card in it.. The turbo has a bigger battery.. And is an excellent device.. But its locked down tighter than a drum.. If you want to tinker.. The nexus will be your cup of tea.
     
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    Not that I disagree with my buddy up there ^, but since both he AND I have Turbos we'd both tell you it's a beast and about the most solid, close to pure vanilla Android experience, with some VERY nice manufacturer's add-ons, that you'll find. Battery life is incredible, camera is more than adequate (Nexus is lower resolution but has image stabilization), processor is lightning fast, 3GB RAM is awesome, screen is sharp as a tac, radios are at least as good as any others out there (but so would the Nexus 6), and overall it's a top performer.
     
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    I didn't say the nexus was better.. Just that it wasn't locked down.. ;)
     
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    I'll probably go Turbo (wreck it ralph anyone?) I liked messing with my nexus, but after a while it just kind of becomes a headache. I don't mind locked down, if it's basically pure android.
     
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    IMO it really doesn't matter that today's flagship devices are locked down. Sure we all enjoyed rooting, flashing new roms and tinkering with our devices back in the day, but if you think about it what were our main reasons for doing so?
    To add more functionality, update to the latest OS version, overclock/undervolt the cpu and get rid of bloat. (I'm sure there were a few more reasons but you get my point) Today's devices are already quicker than all get out, so there's no need to overclock. The majority of flagship models easily last all day so there's no need to undervolt. We've already got what many think is THE best OS Android has put out in years with KitKat. (Lollipop is here already, or will be soon for most devices....but really its basically fluff and window dressing if you ask me. but it's there if you want it)
    Today's smartphones are already packed with more functionality than most even bother to use on a daily basis. (and what you don't have can easily be downloaded with a 3rd party app) And removing bloat is easier than ever by simply disabling said apps and hiding them from view. Something that wasn't so easy back in the day.
    While my S5 IS rooted, it was basically done because that's what I've always done. At the end of the day all I really use it for is to remove ads and backup apps in Titanium. The locked bootloader hasn't bothered me one bit and I certainly haven't missed flashing roms.
    I imagine you'll feel the same way once you get your new Turbo. It's a great device and everyone here that has one has been really pleased with the device "as is".


    S5 tap'n
     
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    For what it's worth, I'm not really a big tinkerer at all anymore and I love my Nexus 6 and it would be my choice. I got mine directly from Motorola. While the Turbo's camera technically has "higher resolution", the main benefit of a bump up in mega pixel's is if you plan on blowing the pictures up to really large sizes. If I had to choose between having OIS (optical image stabilization) or having more mp's, I would definitely choose OIS. I have a much easier time capturing a great shot on my Nexus 6 than I do on the Turbo I bought my pops for christmas.

    I honestly think it comes down to size preference. People who can handle the Nexus 6 size really like it, while others don't. The best thing to do is to try each and determine for yourself to see which you like. However, if you'll be purchasing the phone subsidized and will be signing a 2 year contract, I would say the Turbo is the better option. I wouldn't touch the Verizon "Nexus" 6 with a ten foot pole - whenever they actually release it.
     
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    Never said you did...
     
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    I'll give you one good reason to go with the Nexus 6 over the Turbo:

    Motorola, no longer being owned by Google, has no impetus to release more than a couple OS updates, whereas the Nexus (even if you leave it bone stock for the majority of its life), can be rooted and updated to a custom ROM when the updates stop flowing. Call it longevity insurance.
     
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    Both are great devices and everyone here has made great points. If the camera is super important to you, I agree that OIS makes up for lower megapixels.

    The other thing to consider is definitely size of the device. As someone already stated, go pick up the display at a store and play with it.

    I'm a Note 4 user and, while it seemed huge (but easily manageable) when I first got it, I was looking at it last night and realized it doesn't look that gigantic to me anymore (same thing happened when I upgraded from a 30-some" TV to a 60"). Your results may vary though. I've got pretty big hands and my fingers are longer than just about everyone I know by at least a knuckle, so I'm pretty much made for a the larger screened devices.

    If we were talking one of the old Droid phones vs a nexus, I'd recommend the nexus, but as others have also said in this thread, Moto has SERIOUSLY tamed down their skinning of android, so you're getting a fairly vanilla version as well.

    So, to be almost as redundant as possible, check out each device in the store and that might help seal the deal for you. When I ordered the Note 4, I went to my vzw store and played with a Note 3, knowing it was going to be around that size vs my s4.

    Also, keep in mind, if you get the phone from vzw itself, you've got 14 days to decide if you made the right choice. That will ultimately be your greatest ally if you have a really hard time deciding between the two.

    In any case, good luck and let us know what you end up getting!
     
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    All good points. As for OS updates, I can't recall any phone I've ever had getting more than 1 or 2 updates of any import before it became a backyard shed step-child. It comes down to size, feel and which phone gets you smiling and head nodding when you play with it for 10-15 minutes in the store and even then you'll pick one and "IF" you poked the pooch you have 14 days to switch.
    I have had many to include the Samsungs and the Motorolas. The Samsungs always catch my eye for a minute but so does sponge bob doesn't mean I want to sit and watch a marathon.
    There is dating and there is marriage - pick which you think you can wake up to.
     
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    Went to verizon and oddly enough.....got hooked up. They put me on the EDGE program for the Turbo, which cost me 24.99 a month, but I get the 25$ EDGE service discount each month, so a wash. Also, I got a BOSE bluetooth speaker, car charger, wireless charging pad, flip case, screen protector, and a 2200mah portable power pack. So, I was prepared to spend 600$ on a device. Instead I got the device basically for free and then got 850$ of accessories for the device for 400$. So I got the turbo, pretty pumped. Only problem is, I hate the flip case. I am going back in to see if they'll swap it for an otterbox commuter.
     
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