OK, wait - the 5X is good and all, but it's not officially supported by Verizon. And I'm a bit confused, since LTE is GSM (and they hand out SIM cards for that), but they're traditionally a CDMA network. What happens in areas that don't have LTE? What about non-VoLTE calls? Sounds like the Oneplus doesn't work either unfortunately.
And yeah, I remember wanting a physical keyboard back when a friend had the Palm Prē - but hey, swiping to type and larger screens have made that mostly a non-issue. I have no idea how my dad manages with his 3.5" 4S (he's the same height/same size hands as me).
Edit: Looking through Verizon's offerings, there's the LG G4, Samsung S7, Moto Droid turbo 2 (not familiar with that one), and the iPhone (which you said you didn't want). Nothing else looked terribly interesting to me. Let's see... the LG has a 3Ah battery, an SD slot, and 3GB RAM (good for the long haul), though the screen might be a smidgen large (5.5", absurd resolution, which will probably counteract the huge battery a bit). Then the S7... also a 3Ah battery, 4GB RAM, and an SD slot. Nice 5.1" display. Droid turbo 2 - SD slot, 3GB RAM, even bigger battery (3760mAh), and slightly large 5.4" display.
Honestly, the S7 might be the best option - seems like it would get the best ROM support, if anything. And I recall RAM being a huge problem on my galaxy nexus (1GB, ~700MB usable), so more is always good.
Edit edit: Biffzinker - good to hear about the oneplus - maybe I'll check that out when I eventually replace the Moto (hard to believe it's already 1.5 years old - though I did buy it when the 2nd gen first came out). I absolutely despise the cloud over SD attitude - I only have 16GB, and I carry around a cheap Android phone with an SD slot for music as a result. It's a shame, because the Moto X is quite nice otherwise. If google voice is any indication, google seems to assume they always have a strong, stable data connection available to stream with, which often isn't so.
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