What should be my next Android phone, need some help...
I use a Nexus S running 4.1.2 (stock) on it. I am completely in love with JB and the smoothness offered by it..even on the single core Nexus S. It does show *some* lag on the Nexus S, but thats because its running JB, but I am probably being nitpicking as well :) .
The reason for me to look for a new phone is due to the power button on the NS, which is pretty much dead. Its been 2 years since I bought the NS.
I'm extremely comfortable and partial to the stock Android environment. I've gone from Stock GB -> Stock ICS -> Stock JB UI. Touchwiz, Sense and Blur UIs do not hold any great appeal for me. That said, I wouldn't mind using a custom UI skin. I would've gone for the Nexus 4 if it were available in India, but it'll be a while before it lands here.
Features that I'm looking for in the phone are:
- Good upgrade paths to JB and future versions
- Unlocked bootloader and Cyanogenmod support
- Battery life
- Good GPU/CPU
I have narrowed down my choices to a few devices:
- Samsung Galaxy S2 (Intl Version)
- LG Optimus 4X HD
- Xperia Ion
I would appreciate some suggestions from the community on which phone should I consider (among the list above or otherwise)