ludi wrote:ludi wrote:My last troubleshooting step is a factory reset, if that doesn't do it then I'll be getting that 5x nearly a year sooner than I'd hoped.
And....nope. The UI is a bit smoother with two years' detritus properly cleaned out, but the WiFi is displaying Identical behavior. And since I already pulled the phone apart and found all cables and connectors to be in their upright and locked positions, this one will have to be written off as a pending hardware-level failure.
Also remember, deals on the Nexus 6 still can make it worth it too, provided you're not buying the 5X because you want a smaller phone.
I bought a used Nexus 6 last fall (sadly, only a month or two before they fire-saled on Amazon), and it's still an amazing phone. Every feature I want is there, and it's updated every month. It's not my primary (expected to have an iPhone at work), but it's trotted out every weekend, and it's the first time that I loved media playback on a phone with its amazing front-firing stereo speakers and beautiful OLED screen, as opposed to just "yep, I can play that movie or song" --and my first smartphone was the only analog one ever made, the Kyocera 7135 Palm PDA/flip-phone (I've owned Palm, Blackberry, Android, and used iPhone over the past decade-plus). It will get Android N.
The 5X and 6 are both good choices too, though I'd be picky on the price of the 5X and try and get a deal on the 32GB model.