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GTwannabe Jul 12, 2018 09:16 AM

Cheap Android options
 
My dad shattered the screen on his hand-me-down Nexus 5. Not much sense trying to fix a 5 year old phone so what's a decent unlocked budget phone?

Elysian Jul 12, 2018 09:23 AM

What's the budget? Motorola has some great options, Android Central recommends the Moto G6 as the best budget phone.

Good list:

https://www.androidcentral.com/best-...android-phones

Silent-Runner Jul 12, 2018 09:31 AM

Honor 7X

GTwannabe Jul 12, 2018 10:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Elysian (Post 1338079845)
What's the budget? Motorola has some great options, Android Central recommends the Moto G6 as the best budget phone.

Good list:

https://www.androidcentral.com/best-...android-phones

I'd say $200 or less. Refurb/used would also be an option.

My officemate has the Moto G6 and likes it but it's super slippery due to the glass back.

Elysian Jul 12, 2018 10:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GTwannabe (Post 1338079862)
I'd say $200 or less. Refurb/used would also be an option.

My officemate has the Moto G6 and likes it but it's super slippery due to the glass back.

I'd imagine most people would run a case.

Trunks0 Jul 12, 2018 10:39 PM

Honor 7X, Moto G6 and Nokia 6.1 are all about in rage of $200. The Honor7x is often under $200 now. Hauwai's skin over android isn't exactly awesome though.

Elysian Jul 13, 2018 07:37 AM

Prime Day is coming up, not sure if there will be any phone deals but might be worth waiting since it's only 3 days from now.

pax Jul 13, 2018 09:20 PM

200$ us puts you close to a snapdragon 710 powered phone which is def nice for mid range specs in 2018.

Or get a 2 year old used flagship...

GTwannabe Jul 16, 2018 10:07 AM

Going with the Moto E4. PITA sorting through the Amazon listings though. Some reviews say the "Unlocked" model is actually Verizon branded and locked. Might have to go with the Prime Exclusive Amazon lockscreen ad BS model.

Elysian Jul 16, 2018 01:04 PM

The Essential will be $250 when Prime Day starts in an hour.

https://www.amazon.com/Essential-Pho.../dp/B074BWGRKH

Love mine so much I bought one for my wife, and she loves it too.

GTwannabe Jul 16, 2018 01:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Elysian (Post 1338080563)
The Essential will be $250 when Prime Day starts in an hour.

https://www.amazon.com/Essential-Pho.../dp/B074BWGRKH

Love mine so much I bought one for my wife, and she loves it too.

Too big. 5.0" screen max.

Elysian Jul 16, 2018 02:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GTwannabe (Post 1338080570)
Too big. 5.0" screen max.

It's a big screen but no bezel, it's tiny. Mine measures 5 5/8" x 2 7/8" with a case. The Moto E4 is physically bigger.

Essential:

141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm (5.57 x 2.80 x 0.31 in)

E4:

144.7 x 72.3 x 9.3 mm (5.70 x 2.85 x 0.37 in)

It's literally smaller in every dimension.

Jkmetal23 Jul 18, 2018 07:27 PM

The Moto E4 is a great choice, I've got it in use as my personal phone. Its decent for the price, no more and no less.

Eisberg Jul 19, 2018 05:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GTwannabe (Post 1338080482)
Going with the Moto E4. PITA sorting through the Amazon listings though. Some reviews say the "Unlocked" model is actually Verizon branded and locked. Might have to go with the Prime Exclusive Amazon lockscreen ad BS model.

I have one of those Prime Exclusive Amazon phones, the LG G6+. I love it. And I don't even have the lock screen ads anymore, neither do I have the Amazon widget on my phone either, I replaced that widget with a Weather Widget instead, that was easy to do just doing normal Widget stuff. Though I do not remember how I got rid of the Amazon lock screen ads, but what I do know it was nothing crazy, which means it was just some setting or app on the phone that I changed or got rid of by doing something normal.

Elysian Jul 31, 2018 10:11 AM

Assuming you purchased already, but if anyone else is interested, the Moto X4 is down to $200 on Newegg with a coupon.

https://www.thrifter.com/unlocked-moto-x4


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