This post is about the final chapter of my quest for the right smartphone in August of this year. The purchase has been made and the honeymoon is in full swing. I have purchased the Google Nexus 6P.
Droid Turbo 2 > iPhone 5 > Nexus 6P
Originally I was going to purchase the new Moto Z Droid Force and start “modding” it with accessories. However, the pricing for the Moto Z was not attractive. Gone are the days of the “affordable” (and customizable) Moto X. The Moto Z Droid Force (64 GB) I wanted was $770 not including accessories. Unfortunately Best Buy wanted to sell me the 32 GB version for $800. Yes I wanted to retire my Droid Turbo 2, but this was getting seriously expensive.
I think it was through an advertisement in an e-mail that I was alerted to the special promotional price of $400 for a Google Nexus 6P (64 GB). I literally stayed up for two hours past my bedtime reading all about the reviews and life with the Nexus 6P. Originally when the device launched it cost $650 making it not affordable, as well as being manufacturered by Huawei. I was not excited about giving my money to a foreign company. However, now that Motorola was owned by Lenovo, I officially decided to “pick my poison”.
After using the device for a few days now, I am very happy with its speed, simplicity, and fingerprint reader. The camera is very impressive so far as well. I don’t expect to be impressed after a year of apps and updates slow it all down, but for now I can finally stop worrying about my smartphone. I am still searching for the right case to protect the (breakable) screen but in the meantime a nice matte Skinomi protects it from fingerprints and body oil.
Thanks for reading my thoughts.