I Have No Idea Which Smartphone You Should Buy, and That's Awesome | Droid Life. I agree with this writer that there is no way I can tell you what Smartphone to buy. I don't know myself. That said, I can tell you what NOT to buy. Don't buy a new phone that is just out and claims to be the latest and greatest and costs $1,000. I have phones that are two years or more old that would be fine for my daily use if I didn't have newer ones that I currently like better. I keep two or three active and currently have a choice between a Nexus 6P (because it runs the latest Android version in the beta program; it just recently was updated to 8.1 Oreo), and an LG V20, which has a second screen, beautiful images, and runs Android 7. I also switch SIMs between my Galaxy Tab S2 tablet, and my LG G5, which has modular attachments, and fits great in one hand. However, if I wanted, I still have my Samsung Note 3, Note 4 and Note 5 phones that are currently being used for Virtual Reality, room phones for casting video to the room's TV, and so forth. There are others; but, you get the picture. The only gadgets I have more of are SmartWatches; but, that is another post entirely. All of this is possible because Android is an open system, and I have choices. None of this is possible with Apple devices. How boring an Apple user's life must be. (He said smiling).