I've been reading a lot about this phone and I'm seriously considering getting it because it seems like an absolute bargain for the features but I still have some questions.
Probably the most asked question, does anyone have any updates/ideas as to when it will get Nougat?
As far as Android Pay is concerned, I've read conflicting reviews about it's ability to be used with Android Pay. Some said it doesn't work because Google hasn't certified it or that it has an unlocked boot loader, and some say it does work but that you have to use a pin to use it. If I'm buying a new phone, Android Pay has to work. I'd rather be able to use my fingerprint to do it though but I guess I could go with a pin in the hopes that a future software upgrade would enable fingerprint authentication for it. What has your experience been like using Android Pay?
How good is the bokeh effect? I'm not expecting it to be as good as the iPhone 7 Plus's pictures but does it look good or does it look "gimicky?"
I currently have an iPhone 5s and really want a new phone but I don't have much to spend and as much as I'd love an iPhone 7 or a Galaxy S8 or a OnePlus 3T, they're out of my price range. I won't settle for anything that doesn't have Android Pay and band 12 support. I'm on MetroPCS, which runs on T-Mobile's network and my iPhone 5s doesn't support band 12 so I get very poor indoor reception with unusable data speed which is honestly one of the biggest reasons why I want a new phone. How's the indoor performance with this phone on T-mobile/MetroPCS. I realize this is also dependent on where you live but I'd still like to hear from people who may have been coming from an older phone to this one and hear about your experience doing so and how big the gain/difference is coming from a phone lacking band 12 to the Blade V8 Pro.
I know I can just buy the phone and try it out for a few days and return it if it doesn't work as well as I want it to but I feel bad doing that and I don't want to drop it and own it if I end up not liking it.