Re: Still doesn't have front facing speakers..
>Do you own a samsung by any chance
No, not since the 'feature phone' days.
>Video is so much better...
For sure. It's just that if I'm at home, I use a bigger screened device (TV, laptop, tablet), and if I'm in public I'd use headphones out of courtesy to the people around me.
>...using it for a little background music in the shower, kitchen etc stereo despite not a lot of separation just sounds better.
I don't listen to music on small speakers. I'm not an audiophile, but if there isn't a minimum level of fidelity I don't bother. If I'm in the shower I might use a rechargeable Bluetooth speaker for spoken-word content. Mine was a tenner from Aldi, friends swear by their Bose speakers.
>Rear speakers are so stupid, your heads on the front
Only if you're looking at the screen at the same time - hence my statement that the front speakers are for video. Podcasts etc work fine with the phone placed downwards.
>, i got so sick of cupping my old (reflecting the sound) phones to be able to have a low volume level and make out what was being said on something as the audio was firing away from me.
For sure, if watching video is your use-case, then prioritise front-facing speakers. Otherwise headphones are your friend. Or a discrete speaker.
>I had samsung devices for a long time until the s3 and they screwed me on updates time and time again.
I'm sorry to hear that
> Im so glad i moved this last time to a nexus device,
I hear it's a good phone.
> I dont really see any real world usefulness from having a curved edge screen, all your doing is introducing a weak spot for when you drop it.
Nor me, which is another reason I haven't bought one. I'm not sure how it would work with a case, either. Still, it might actually be tougher than the ABS plastic that is used for the bezels of some phones.