Having nursed along a Samsung S4 some 2.5 years, including a WiFi failure, an eBay NOS replacement that got dropped last summer, and finally a FrankenFour that combined the old unit's screen/chassis with the new unit's logic board, I've given up trying to keep this overheating, Wiz-Touched phone in working condition. The latest adventures included random SD ejects and difficulty holding an LTE signal.
After considering the various options, including adding another $30/month to our Verizon bill for a Pixel, I decided the Nexus 5X (H790 US model, 32GB) met or exceeded my needs. I risked a good-condition, used unit from eBay and so far, I'm quite happy. Decided to live dangerously and punched a nano-SIM out of a micro with an $8 kit. It works.
It's a shame that Google has decided to switch their R&D focus from a mid-range reference design to a high-dollar iPhone competitor, because this year-old model does everything and does it well.
Abacus Model 2.5 | Quad-Row FX with 256 Cherry Red Slider Beads | Applewood Frame | Water Cooling by Brita Filtration