Edit: I realized I had inadvertently run off with the "Looking for deals on a Nexus 6p" thread, so Lauren was kind enough to split this out for me. Well that was quick-- all Nexus models are just gone from the Google Store. So, having seen the Pixel XL (not considering Pixel), it is currently disqualified for price tag alone (about $1K for what I want). The thing is, the feature I care least about in a Smart phone is the camera. I know, I'm weird. I basically still use Smartphones as PDAs, so why would I pay outrageous prices for stuff I don't care about. I'm in no hurry, but I will want to replace my Nexus 5, entering its 4th year, at some point in the next few months.. First, my no-kidding requirements: I don't want to spend more than $400 I must have a bigger screen. I will *not* have less than 64GB internal memory. Second my important but still only nice-to-haves. Not necessarily deal breakers, but will be given weight. DU support Root/TWRP and ROM support available I'd like a phone I can also keep going with for 3 years like my Nexus 5. I'd like the possibility of a couple of OS upgrades, even if I have to rely on devs on XDA. SD card support. Right now the heavy contenders are: A Nexus 6p (64GB or 128GB) with the right markdown. The OnePlus 3 ($399) (supported by Dirty Unicorns-- big plus) ZTE Axon 7 ($399) Motonovo G4 Plus (64GB/4GB RAM) ($299) The Motonovo depends on my convincing myself that after using an 800 series snapdragon, I won't notice going to a 600 series. The 3 year thing makes this a less attractive choice. All suggestions are welcome. I will add any others that occur to me. If there are any gotchas about the ones I've listed, please point them out. I won't 100% reject Samsung, but I don't like Samsung because I really really hate Touchwiz and usually depend on installing a CyanogenMod based Rom to be able to tolerate Samsung devices. I wish Google had kept the Nexus as a developer phone and just added the premium Pixel line.