Replacing a Nexus 6

I have finally decided it's time to get a new phone. This Nexus 6 wont go higher than Android 7. Battery is still working great, I often have days where when I get home & plug the phone in, I see that it's 70~80% still. I replaced the screen and now the back doesn't fit the same. Bent that a little when I took it apart. And now, with the new Verizon SIM card, I'm getting no service. Plus I really do want to be on the latest OS

Problem is, I really like the Nexus 6! And I'm having a hard time finding anything the same as that in terms of screen resolution, height & width. I don't like the tall skinny phones I've been seeing, and I think those would actually be more prone to falling out of my pockets. If anything, I could go with something a tiny bit wider and a bit shorter in height. But I really like having nearly 500 pixels per inch. The headphone jack was never all that important, if I can use a power port based audio cable. I run into issues with Bluetooth enough times, to not want to be limited to that. The camera is not an issue, as I see those are getting better than what I have, and what I have works just fine. The Nexus 6 has a nifty stereo speaker mode, but I never really used that, so another non-issue. The battery is important. I'd like more amp-hours. I use the phone in airplane mode as a backpacking gps. I use osmand, and it's actually very important to be able to discern terrain features without needing to zoom in (that 493 ppi does wonders for reading very small fonts)

So, if anyone knows of a phone I could consider? There's just too many out there. I've already gone through what's on the Ting store, and I didn't see a single one I would like. Thanks!

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  • You might check at Swappa.com to see if there are any Nexus 6 phones available for sale. Swappa is a well-designed site, and items for sale there must be fully operable. I have sold a few phones there, and have bought several as well, with very good results. (I recently went through exactly what you're going through: the old iPhone SE (1st generation) I liked was...um...accidentally put through the wash. After not liking the new iPhone SE (2d generation) because of its size, I used Swappa and bought another 1st generation SE.)

    David Brick, Santa Cruz

     

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  • Well, I do want to upgrade to at least android 10. I think what I was hoping to find is if there are any newer phones that can replace a Nexus 6 on the terms I described

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  • This Nexus 6 on Swappa says it runs Android 10:

    https://swappa.com/listing/view/LVHJ63451

    This Nexus 6 is noted to be "international." I don't know if that's the same type you now have, or if it is acceptable or not.

    David Brick, Santa Cruz CA

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  • I'm not sure how well that Nexus 6 will work, with an OS it wasn't supposed to be able to run. Are you certain it wont have multiple bugs & require extensive hacking to keep operating smoothly? I don't have time for that. If it had been loaded with Lineage, I might be tempted to try it out

    I'm looking at phones like the OnePlus Nord N200 5G. It's a little less on ppi, screen is a bit skinnyish. The phone is taller by 3.8mm, while being 8.1mm narrower than the Nexus 6. Battery is much bigger at 5Ah. The Nexus 6 was about 3.2 Ah

    I might have to consider running a standalone GPS, just to get a screen that works well for navigation. Maybe a tablet with osmand

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