HTC One m9 vs. LG G4 vs. Galaxy s6?

pete6032

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I'm in the market for a new phone and these are my options. I want to be on Android and these are the three phones I'm looking at. Which one would should I go with, given that the prices are all about the same?

EDIT - I picked these three phones based on the following criteria:
Must support carrier aggregation on Sprint
Must be available used or new between $250-$300
Must be Android

Based on those criteria I cannot pick the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, OnePlus Two, Xperia Z5 or HTC One a9. That leaves me with LG G4, LG G-Flex 2, Galaxy S6, HTC ONE m9.

Needs:
Easy to root, good support from community for ROMs
Fast interface/Android skin
I do not play games on my phone
Storage space is not a concern, even 16GB is enough

My current phone is HTC ONE m7 and I like it, but I need something that supports carrier aggregation, so I am upgrading.
 
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pete6032

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I'm curious why a 6P isn't an option.
Because I don't want to spend $500 on a phone. My price range is $250 or so. That will get me a used G4, S6, or m9.


Also the phone must support carrier aggregation. That limits it to the phones I mentioned, plus the LG G flex 2, but I don't want that.
 
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mnewsham

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Because I don't want to spend $500 on a phone. My price range is $250 or so. That will get me a used G4, S6, or m9.


Also the phone must support carrier aggregation. That limits it to the phones I mentioned, plus the LG G flex 2, but I don't want that.

You must be getting it on contract pricing, because all of the phones you listed are more expensive than the 6P is.


The S6 is $500+ new in box.


That being said, of those 3 options, I prefer the S6, but you can't root it easily if it's not the unlocked international version. And even then, because of it's Exynos SoC, the ROM support is poor.

Though, the LG G4 dev support is rather poor itself.
 

pete6032

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You must be getting it on contract pricing, because all of the phones you listed are more expensive than the 6P is.


The S6 is $500+ new in box.


That being said, of those 3 options, I prefer the S6, but you can't root it easily if it's not the unlocked international version. And even then, because of it's Exynos SoC, the ROM support is poor.

Though, the LG G4 dev support is rather poor itself.
Will be buying used.
 

Megatomic

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You must be getting it on contract pricing, because all of the phones you listed are more expensive than the 6P is.


The S6 is $500+ new in box.


That being said, of those 3 options, I prefer the S6, but you can't root it easily if it's not the unlocked international version. And even then, because of it's Exynos SoC, the ROM support is poor.

Though, the LG G4 dev support is rather poor itself.
Swappa?
 

ChronoReverse

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So many jokers. In terms of what you specifically asked, especially development, the M9 will likely be where to go.

The GS6 is the best physical phone but you specified easier development and the Exynos will always be troublesome for AOSP-type ROMs.

If you're good with stock-based custom ROMs then I'd probably get the GS6.
 

Mnastter

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In general, you can use the free version,if you can will succeed root Lg g4 phone , you can pay for it, I don't know whether all tool has a free trial version, but i I found it from AnyRooter
 
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