Keith I Myers – 2014-07-31 12:04:46-0400 – Updated: 2014-07-31 12:04:46-0400So… after owning over a dozen +Android Phones over the past few years, I came up with a wishlist for the perfect phone for me. I will warn you that I love massive screened phones (currently sporting the Sony Z Ultra). If any phone manufacturer can make this phone, I will take one.
Operating System – I need a stock Android experience, as Google intended. No skins/bloat. Along with this, speedy updates are a must.
Connectivity – I need it to support global LTE and all 3G bands. This should be unlocked. Bluetooth, GPS, Wifi, NFC, etc all standard.
Display – 6.4 inch 1080p display (4k would be nice but not a requirement)
Processor – Snapdragon 801 or higher
RAM – 4 GB
Storage – Base model should have a minimum of 64 GB with the option of getting it with 128 GB of onboard storage. Additional support for a MicroSD would be great.
Battery – 3,800 mAh
Special Features – IP57 certified/Waterproof, Qi wireless charging, USB Host
A mini version of this superphone should also be released with a 4.7 inch display and 3GB of RAM.Shared with: Public, Keith I Myers, Android, Michael Moyer+1’d by: Daniel Mery, Peter Holden, C K, Josh Jett, Manuel Savino, Ana Medina, Kevin Wheat, Chris PugrudChad Cooper – 2014-07-31 12:09:35-0400I think 4.9 would be a better for the mini, make it the same size as the current Nexus 5, everything else sounds great. Though I would only want the miniDorian Sanchez – 2014-07-31 12:21:54-0400That’s not too much to ask for Kevin Wheat – 2014-07-31 12:27:32-0400That’s a great list. I really don’t care (at the moment) for anything higher then 1080p, especially if it causes battery drain. I’ve made a similar list before. I think mine had 3GB, slightly smaller display, and USB 3.0. No desire for a removable battery? I guess that might mean losing the IP57 rating.
Either way I’m thinking this Moto “Shamu” phone is sounding very cool at the moment. Michael Moyer – 2014-07-31 15:36:09-04004 gigs of ram is pointless. All current Android hardware is x86Keith I Myers – 2014-07-31 23:28:35-0400+Michael Moyer actually it is 32 bit, not x86 (unless we are dealing with an Atom processor). What many don’t realize is that it is possible to address more than 3.2 GB of RAM on Linux in 32 bit as long as the Kernel has PAE extensions added.
I’m looking forward to the 64bit phones. I would expect the next Nexus phone to be 64bit considering Android “L” supports it.