>in need of a phone
>don't like the shit is available
help me /g/
>yfw you remember when the Internet browser on phones were so shitty you would rather 1guy1jar yourself before you would consider using it
I remember when the Razr was the bee's knees. And the Chocolate.
Only get the gs5 if you're getting it with an unlocked bootloader.
I have mine with at&t and it's locked down more than a terrorist in Guantanamo bay.
> land of the free
> can't root my smartphone
The European probably is unlocked. Its the carriers that lock it down usually so buying an unlocked one from amazon or somewhere will be fine. For example, if I had more money I would have bought the phone from T-Mobile then put my at&t Sim card in it, since T-Mobile doesn't lock down their phones.
>go to e-bay
>buy one of these
>it is indestructible
Yes, it's generally a good thing to have SD card support. Look at the backlash from the S6 announcement. It's useful.
However, it isn't essential. Coming from the owner of several Nexus phones and now a Moto X 2014, you can definitely live without it.
My Nexus 4 finally bit the dust yesterday, and I have been using an iPhone 4S that a family member gave me when they upgraded to the 6. I'm looking for something with SD, stock-ish android, and really good battery.