Reddit reviews: The best smartphones

We found 2,155 Reddit comments discussing the best smartphones. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 828 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about Smartphones (unlocked):

u/zakats · 12 pointsr/tmobile


How cheap do you want to go?

The Obsidian is on sale at walmart for $40. It's a very impressive device for $40 or $60 though my key complaint about it is that my particular device's screen is fairly dim when it comes to its auto-brightness feature. At least it does auto-adjust its brightness, unlike the LG Leon. Its speaker also punches way above its weight.

Carrier aggregation is a flagship-level feature for the most part. I don't think it's enabled on the snapdragon 210 devices though I know the modem supports 2x10 carrier aggregation- not that it'd be all that useful for most markets. IMO carrier aggregation isn't a very useful feature for most people/locations on tmo... I wouldn't call this a must-have at all, especially if you want to go cheap.


My recommendations:

  1. Simple choice, best bang/buck with true midrange performance at $179: LG Stylo

  2. Best flagship value: Nexus 5x @ $350.

  3. Good value with a few tradeoffs while mostly retaining good performance: Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime, $150 @ Walmart.

  4. Nice phone, good value, good look, front-facing speaker, far better screen + 'nicer experience' than the Samsung, lesser price, but less CPU performance: $130 HTC Desire 626s @ Walmart. This could possibly be a better buy than the Samsung but I wrote it first... oh well.

    Diminishing returns due to having less than 1.5 GB of RAM

  5. Water resistant, good UI, decent performance, good quality, overall impressive... but 1 GB of RAM: $80 Kyocera Hydro Wave

  6. The absolute cheapest band 12, T-Mobile phone available right now with VoLTE (Edit: no VoLTE and band 12 has to be manually enabled if so desired) and WiFi calling: $40 ZTE Obsidian. It might not be available much longer since ZTE is launching a very similar phone soon that occupies basically the same part of the market with similar specs.

    Honorable mention: the $150 Blu Life One X and similar 5.5" Blu Vivo XL (releasing in the next month-ish) perform better than all mentioned except the Nexus. The only real caveat is that these don't have VoLTE, otherwise I'd have purchased >4 already.


  • I don't recommend any of the devices in the top link between the ZTE and the Kyocera.

  • The ZTE is very low end but it is surprisingly decent. It performs somewhere around higher-end Snapdragon 210 devices like the HTC 626s.

  • The ZTE Avid Plus is due to release next month week, Walmart retail options (same phone, discounted price) generally follow in a few weeks. Some features will be better but you'll still only have 1 GB of RAM :(

  • One of the Blu links provided above shows both the Vivo 5 and Vivo XL. According to the specs list, only the XL is acceptable-ish since it has band 12- the 5 doesn't. Oddly, the 5 is supposed to have VoLTE but I'm skeptical. I'm cautious about what features these phones will actually launch with. The spec list is very appealing and the 5 is a sharp-looking phone... we'll have to see about that one later.

  • Not having VoLTE for the Blu phones could lead to not having call service in some rare areas or areas within buildings that only band 12 penetrates. In one case, this led to a /r/tmobile subscriber to be unable to reach 911 with their Moto E... choose cautiously.

  • The Nexus 6 is still an excellent phone and might still be available for $250. It's certainly worth consideration around the top of my list... just depends on your ability to find them at that price, the viability of purchasing them online in such a manner that's kosher with company expense reporting/etc, the manner in which warranty details would be handled, and it's a MASSIVE phone. The LG Stylo is big, but the N6 is huge.
u/Minecrafter125 · 1 pointr/suggestasmartphone

Taking a first glance at it, it looks pretty solid. Runs the newest android OS 9.0, has plenty of RAM if you want to do gaming on it. Like you wanted, there are also versions with enough storage that you can download apps without having to worry about deleting others. I don't know if you saw this post on amazon, but that looks like a good deal. A couple others I could reccomend to you are the Huawei Honor 8X, which looks like it should suit your needs. If you are willing to stretch further from your budget for a phone that may last longer for about $250 at the time of posting this, I would reccomend to you the Nokia 7.1. A couple reasons you might want to go for this is that it suits your needs, but it is a more well known and trusted company. I used to have one of these and it was a great phone, although my model was older and the speakers broke once after a couple years. Nevertheless, Nokia has great customer service (which is very important), and they fixed the phone right away. They had me send it to them and even paid for my shipping label and got it back to me within the week. If you want the better customer service and are willing to pay a bit more, then go for the Nokia. If not, the Honor 8X, Galaxy A50, and the P Smart are all great choices. One thing to note is that all three of those are quite similar (in fact, by just looking at the front, you can't even tell which is which!) Under the hood, things are similar. So if you find any of those 3 on a deal, I would just recommend to go for the cheaper one. But in my opinion, if you can afford it, go for the Nokia.

u/shadowNET2243 · 1 pointr/nes

As the other user stated Lineage is the new Cyanogen mod. The TL;DR is people tried to commercialize Cyanogen mod and Cyanogen OS was the result. Many of the original people who worked on Cyanogen were straight up kicked off the project after this and many others left. Cyanogen crumbled. Lineage rose from the ashes and will likely never follow the same route.

As far as a solid unlocked android phone (this will depend on your carrier of course), I have two recommenations for you, and this is as an extremely active Pokemon Go player so we're not talking terrible budget phones that can't run anything. I have a cheap option and a more expensive one (only slightly) both are unlocked and support Lineage!

1 - Xiaomi Mi A2. This one is a semi cop-out as I only have the now discontinued Mi A1, but a friend does have one and it largely is the same short of some minor updates. It will run on most carriers in the us and is a solid pre-unlocked phone at only $200. Personally I do still recommend the Mi A1 as it has a 3.5mm audio jack and SD card capability but those are key things for me. It's still a pretty stellar phone at the low price. The last perk of this phone? no custom OS needed, it comes on Android One, which is a program Google started for more budget phones. Phones running Android One are very, very near a perfect stock image on Android, this one containing only 1-2 additional apps that you can barley notice, so you don't even really need to flash a new OS on it if you don't want to.

The more expensive option:

2 - The Pocophone F1 - Also works on most carriers in the US is only a cool $300 and really knocks it out of the park, having the internal hardware of most flagship phones from other providers it kicks ass. Complete with the option for dual-sim or a single sim with an SD card, and having a 3.5mm audio jack this is probably the single best bang for your buck. It has MIUI and Lineage won't be officially supported for it until later this year (but it has been confirmed that it will be). Sporting almost every feature except NFC and not containing an OLED screen (among a couple others) are pretty much the only faults of this phone (aside from MIUI, but thats why Lineage exists ;)

It even has a phenomenal and better front camera than the Galaxy Note 9, and a back camera that is just as good. I would keep your eyes on this phone in the future. I've just ordered one myself last week!

See a full comparison of detailed specs of the 3 phones I've mentioned in this in-depth informational/review post here!

u/Contronyms · 7 pointsr/perktv

Like someone else said in this thread, the absolute cheapest phones will give you a hard time and will earn you less money. If you have $100, invest wisely and purchase a phone with good solid performance:

  1. The Moto G for Verizon ($69.99) is a popular phone around here and has solid reviews from Perk users.

  2. The ZTE Z740/A&T Radiant ($70.16) is another solid phone that, in my personal experience with it, works really well with Perk; I've had no issues with it at all.

    Another decent phone on Amazon is the Samsung Galaxy Rush ($47.99). It's a bit better than the cheapest phones and a bit worse than the first 2 phones I mentioned.

    Now, if you want the cheapest phones on Amazon that can run Perk TV, the Kyocera Hydro ($33.79) and the Samsung Galaxy Centura ($40.36) are options.

    OP, I really recommend the ZTE Concord II by Metro PCS. This phone has the most value for the money (yes, you'll have to buy it with a credit/debit card) at only $29! This works just like the Moto G or the Radiant; it's fantastic for Perk TV and you will be impressed with your earnings.

    Hope this helps
u/iFonePhag · 2 pointsr/PickAnAndroidForMe

I'm going to attach a list of phones after this I would recommend. However there's one that isn't on the list because it's normally $299 but right now is on sale for $179. So I'm putting that one at the top here.

BLU Pure XR P0030UU 64GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Gold)



I just put together this rough list together on 4-18-17 of recommendations for anyone on a GSM network in the USA. I'll update it as I think of others.

Alcatel A30 GSM - 16 GB - Black - Unlocked - Prime Exclusive - with Lockscreen Offers & Ads $59

BLU R1 HD - Black - 16 GB - Unlocked - Prime Exclusive - with Lockscreen Offers & Ads $59

Moto G Play (4th gen.) - Black - 16 GB - Unlocked - Prime Exclusive - with Lockscreen Offers & Ads $99.99

BLU Life Max - 5.5" 4G LTE Unlocked Smartphone - 16GB+2GB RAM with Fingerprint Sensor -Blue $127

Moto G (4th Generation) - Black - 16 GB - Unlocked - Prime Exclusive - with Lockscreen Offers & Ads $130

BLU Studio XL 2 - 6.0" 4G LTE GSM Unlocked Smartphone - 4,900mAh Battery -Gold $130 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MU0YKUB/

Moto G (4th Generation) - Black - 32 GB - Unlocked - Prime Exclusive - with Lockscreen Offers & Ads $149

BLU VIVO XL2 - 5.5" 4G LTE GSM Unlocked Smartphone - 32GB+3GB RAM -Gold $149 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NBNCDCB/

Honor 5X Unlocked Smartphone, 16GB Dark Grey (US Warranty) $169 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019O8YX1K/

BLU Life ONE X2 Mini - 5.0" Unlocked Smartphone -4G LTE - 64GB + 4GB RAM -Grey $179

BLU LIFE ONE X2 - 5.2" Full HD - 4G LTE Unlocked Smartphone - 64GB+4GB RAM - Grey $179

Moto G Plus (5th Generation) - Lunar Gray - 32 GB - Unlocked - Prime Exclusive - with Lockscreen Offers & Ads $185 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NBRN2YI/

BLU VIVO 5R Refresh Smartphone - 5.5-Inch, 32 GB, 4G LTE GSM Unlocked, GREY $195

LeEco Le S3: 32 GB, 3 GB RAM, Snapdragon 652, 5.5" 1080P, $199. http://www.leeco.com/us/phone/leeco_le_s3/

ZTE Axon 7 Mini - Factory Unlocked Phone - (Platinum Grey) $199 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LY5VWJK/

ZTE 5.5" Blade V8 Pro Factory Unlocked Phone - Black Diamond $230 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N7IW7JX/

Moto G Plus (5th Generation) - Lunar Gray - 64 GB - Unlocked - Prime Exclusive - with Lockscreen Offers & Ads $239 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6NTIRH/

Moto G Plus (4th Gen.) Unlocked - Black - 64GB - U.S. Warranty $249

Huawei Honor 6X Dual Camera Unlocked Smartphone, 32GB Gray (US Warranty) $249 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MRZFBBH/

Honor 8, 5.2" 1080P, 32GB, Midnight Black- GSM- (US Warranty) $274

LeEco Le Pro 3: 64 GB, 4 GB RAM, Snapdragon 821, 5.5" 1080p, $349. http://us.lemall.com/us/phone/leeco_le_pro3/index.html

ZTE Axon 7 Unlocked Smartphone,64GB Ion Gold (US Warranty) $391 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FUF1EL8/

OnePlus 3T 64GB - Unlocked Smartphone 5.5" 1080P, Snapdragon 821, 6GB RAM, $439

BlackBerry DTEK60 Factory Unlocked Phone - Earth Silver $461 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LY8QV47/

LG Electronics V20 - Factory Unlocked Phone - Titan Grey (U.S. Warranty) $555 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MCRG3H1/

Huawei Mate 9 with Leica Dual Camera - 64GB Unlocked Phone - Space Gray (US Warranty) $577 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MYRABC3/

u/PeriKardium · 1 pointr/PickAnAndroidForMe

I am sort of phasing out the LeEco for that reason - I think if something does go wrong well poop for me.

Are you sure about the Nokia? I looked on amazon and both the unlocked 6 and 6.1 were listed as AT/T and T mobile (Ultra uses T Mobile)



Even still, the Honor 7x is something I am considering. It doesn't have Android One, but that doesn't mean I am stuck on a previous android right? As a previous commenter said, its just up to the Honor team to release an update for the phone that has Android 8. If I consider the Nokia 6.1, is Honor 7x still gonna win the ring in your opinion?

Thanks for your help btw :)

u/fuzzy_otters · 1 pointr/ProjectFi

I looked at the coverage map and my area is pretty well covered with 4G but I was just wondering if anyone experienced dropped calls, poor phone quality, weird network slowdown,etc. Overall, Project Fi looks like a pretty good package. What would be the best method of getting a phone? I want to spend as close to $300 for a phone as possible so the 5x looks like the one to go with but do these phones go on sale sometimes or would it be best just to buy it through Google?

Edit: I'm thinking of getting this phone which should be a huge upgrade since I am going to be coming from a Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Any feedback from the 5x? Is this a decent price?


u/rumourmaker18 · 2 pointsr/AndroidQuestions

At $200 you're not going to get a particularly good camera - that said, it'll still probably be better than your 5 year old phone haha.

My first recommendation is the ZTE Blade V8 Pro:

  • $140
  • 5.5" screen
  • Dual-lens camera that takes decent pictures
  • Negative: Still on Android 6.0, two versions behind; ZTE has also been really slow about security updates, falling 2-3 months behind

    Another option is the Moto G5 Plus:

  • $185 at Amazon for the Prime Exclusive version
  • 5.2" screen
  • Decent camera
  • Great build quality, likely to last a long time
  • Fairly timely updates

    If you're willing to spend the full $200, though, I recommend the Honor 7X:

  • Gigantic 5.9" screen, great for watching videos
  • Reviews calling it best phone under $200
  • Good build
  • Better camera than almost anything else at this price point (dual lens as well)

    There you go!
u/Charming_geek · 1 pointr/PickAnAndroidForMe

Three options for you, as I'm not sure exactly how cheap you want to go ...

Firstly, at a straight replacement for the nexus 5x, I'd go for the Nextbit Robin. I've personally moved to it from a OnePlus X, thoughmy wife has the 5x and she's been similarly impressed with it. In terms of specs, it's damn near exactly the same as the nexus 5x (same CPU, same screen size and resolution, slight upgrade with RAM (3GB vs 2GB in 5x), same storage (32GB)). It also has a finger print reader and has USB-C with fast-charging. It used NEAR stock android, and it's been updated to Android 7.1 just last month. It's currently $130 on amazon, new (by comparison, a new nexus 5x would set you back just under $300 on ebay). The reason it's so cheap is because it was a phone from a kickstarter, and the company got bought out by another. They HAVE said they're going to offer support for another year, but if you're tech-savvy, able to troubleshoot problems and not worried about customer service, go for it. Also the amazon reviews say straight talk should work.


Going down the ladder, have a look at the moto e4. Came out last month, can get a amazon ads version for $100. Android 7, fingerprint sensor with fast charging (though it's microUSB so you won't be able to use the same chargers as you do for the 5x), and seemingly compatible with everything. $100, and it'll serve you well as a back-up phone.


Lastly, the Blu R1 HD. I personally have this as my back-up/foreign travel phone. I didn't expect much, but was pretty impressed with it all told. For amazon ads versions, it's $50 for the 1GB/8GB version, or $60 for the 2GB/16GB version - in my opinion that's $10 well spent for the extra RAM and storage. For a short time it'll do you well.


EDIT: All of these will work with straight talk if you have the at&t compatible straight talk SIM.

u/aDDnTN · 1 pointr/ting

is it a sprint phone or at&t/tmobile phone? pretty much the only phones that won't work are SUPER OLD phones with the old style IMEIs and Verizon phones.

I have a tmobile burner that will work with ting service with a Ting GSM sim card, so it should work as long as the bands line up. It's not like it will have 4G anyway, right?

if this is the same device, https://www.amazon.com/PRIV-BlackBerry-Factory-Unlocked-Smartphone/dp/B0169SNI3C, then it looks iffy. AT&T fully compatible, but not Tmobile? that's kinda weird.

Have you tried asking Ting Chat for help? they are super helpful and have probably answered this question before. way faster than calling too. you can share the link to the phone you want to order and they will check it out.

Good luck!

u/Vliger2002 · 2 pointsr/tmobile

While this one won't meet all your desired specifications, at a mere $149, consider the Blu Life One X (2016). It's compatible with T-Mobile and has Band 12. So unless they work with T-Mobile, HD Voice and VolTE and Wifi Calling won't make it in. Supposedly Marshmallow will come to the device around March 2016. It does have a MediaTek Octacore (roughly around the performance of the Snapdragon 801 often used last year), dual-sim slot, MicroSD card support, 2GB of RAM, 13MP and 5MP cameras, an aluminum frame, and 5.2" 1080P display. But reading some reviews, it lacks in some areas that some may find crucial

It's not an amazing device that'll blow your socks off. But at the price point (especially if you got it for $99 when it first launched 2 weeks ago), it's a great device–definitely better than a Galaxy S3.

I did manage to pick up a couple of ZTE ZMax's for $45 at Walmart (under Family Mobile) before they first stopped selling them. That's also a great low-mid end device (great battery life).

I also have used the Moto X Pure. Currently, no Wifi-calling (not sure about HD Voice and VoLTE, either. Does have Band 12 support on Marshmallow now.

The best device that meets your requirements is the Nexus 5X. For the price of $329, you get timely updates directly from Google, you get HD Voice, VoLTE, Band 12 and Wifi-Calling, fast charging, USB Type C, a great display, and more.

Realistically, it all depends on how much you want to spend and what features you want.

u/y_r_u_mad_bro · 1 pointr/verizon

I really like the Motorola line of phones. I have used the Moto E, Moto G3, and now have the Moto G4 Plus on verizon. My favorite features are the battery life and clean android os. I usually get 2+ days of battery life (light user) and the OS doesn't have any of the crappy built in carrier apps, but I can still add the ones I want.

I just got the Moto G4 Plus and it's amazing. It's less than half the price of a new Galaxy/iPhone and doesn't compromise on much depending on how you use your phone. It's only 16GB but it has an SD card slot to add up to 128GB of storage.

They also have a really cheap ($150) Moto G4 that amazon subsidizes with adds on the lock screen.

So far the G4 Plus has worked really well and is comparable to my SO's Galaxy s6. It even supports the advanced calling features on verizon's postpaid network. It also has a turbo charger that gets me from 10% to 45% in less than 15 minutes.

I usually watch swappa.com and ebay for deals on used phones as well. I got my SO a Galaxy S6 64BG (new open box) for $250 on ebay.

Edit: I also save money by not carrying insurance. The phones are cheap enough that I could buy a second one for less than what the insurance policy would cost.

u/potholes_and_euchre · 0 pointsr/Android

before you buy one, if you're considering the US996, make sure you get the US Unlocked version, because the US Cellular model number is exactly the same.

I flashed lineage and flashed it back to stock when I heard Oreo was going to be pushed out. lineage was nice but you lose the DAC and the 2nd screen. SuperV20 is a great rom too, all the stuff that comes with stock + a bunch of extra stuff like the V30 camera, a stock software picker, and some other features.

another huge plus, particularly with the US996 - LGUP is like Odin for Samsung flagships, you can download a single file and fully flash your firmware completely back to stock with 1 click. the US996 is unbrickable.


thats where i got mine - amazon has the BEST return policy if the phone isn't what you wanted.

u/TerminusBest · 2 pointsr/AndroidGaming

I've never seen or used the brands you link to, but I noticed Amazon is selling the moto X4 for $139.99 brand new and I'd trust that over what you linked. It's in the same price range.

I have not used an X4 myself, but I have a friend who bought one on sale around 229 last year and is very happy with it, so this seems like a steal for name brand mid/budget range phone (was 349 dollars when it launched.) plus Amazon return policy is great so you could easily return and grab one of the others since their standard price is in the 130-150 range anyway.


u/GuyFromPittsburgh · 3 pointsr/hardwareswap

Hey OP, hope I can help you out. Here are some terrific options from Blu:



I'm also a Moto Maker with Motorola and so I would be happy to give you a 10% discount on any Moto device if ordered through MotoMaker.com. If you designed and built a 3rd Gen Moto G (w/ 1 gb Ram, 8gb Storage), it will be receiving Marshmallow very soon and so buying a 32gb Micro SD card and formatting it as Internal Storage when Marshmallow drops on the G 3rd Gen will effectively boost the Memory to 40gbs.

Edit: That^ custom designed Moto G (with 10% discount) comes to $162+tax. I'm looking at the checkout screen right now to confirm.

Edit 2: The Moto G 3rd Gen is also Waterproof... :)

Let me know and hope I helped in any way! PM or comment if you have any concerns or questions!

u/o0Milky0o · 1 pointr/PickMeAPhone

Nokia 6.1(2018) [Amazon Link :](Nokia 6.1 (2018) - 32 GB - Unlocked Smartphone (AT&T/T-Mobile) - 5.5" Screen - Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B4KPFKM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_Jh88AbY9NBHXE)

Just recently released on Amazon, it's a little too pricey with $270 but just might be worth it because it's a Android One Phone, pretty sure it'll work on Cricket. Imo it's beautiful, the build quality is awesome too ,but mainly I just want Nokia to make a comeback.

u/Telicopter · 9 pointsr/PickAnAndroidForMe

You can also get a OnePlus 5T on amazon for $440 with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. Flagship of its time, great specs all around, headphone jack, and still only about 10 months old. It’s very well reviewed, sold by OnePlus, and generally a great phone still.

Amazon international unlocked OnePlus 5T:

Seriously, I’ve heard this phone will offer everything you need and more for an excellent price (and $60 the original at that, which was already extremely well priced). The experience with this phones is very well rated.

u/LyxiaSparrow · 2 pointsr/oneplus

I'm thinking of getting the OnePlus 3/3T and I have some questions:

  1. What is the difference between International and what seems to be the US version? I have T-Mobile and I just wanna be sure that I can use the International version(which is currently available) to its full extent as opposed to the other one.

  2. I doubt many have owned both the 3 and the 3T, but are the differences worth it? It's a $50 difference.

  3. I'm also looking at getting an Honor 8 instead, but from what I'm reading, the OP3 has a much higher benchmark at a similar price. I've also read that Honor 8 has a better camera. And I personally like the look more, but that's not too important.

    Any other suggestions or comments, please post. I need a phone by next week and looked into the OnePlus 5 a bit, depending on the cost and the actual delivery date, I think I'll likely still go for a 3/3T.
u/and_youf · 1 pointr/Sprint

Ah I see like Samsung Experience UI. Very interesting so there is a native Android interface without a wrapper. I was about to look up main reasons for the One Edition price difference and I'm sure that is it. So the version I got will have Motorola's skin I guess. Yes Pie is exciting. I know Microsoft launcher is doing the gestures but I'm not interested in aftermarket launcher.

One button looks like it will be good to use and from the photos it looks like X4 still has the navigation buttons on screen taking up space? Can they be turned on and off? This user did a good job comparing and showing the two. I know that is more the normal size now but just too big to me and many sources no say the build quality does not compare. Only thing I'd like is wireless charging. This is Android One if it worked with Sprint I'd get it in a second.

Looking forward to that "sterling blue" color which I guess the One all came in. Getting hopes up which means I'm guaranteeing myself activation problems.

u/TwilightDelight · 1 pointr/PickAnAndroidForMe

Hmmm good point I thought I did but I am getting a bit confused. The GSM arena site you sent has different LTE bands to this site here

This is phone that I ordered from Amazon


I am specifically looking for B3 (1800 +) and B28 (700 APT) which are listed on the amazon site.

is there a way to verify which version they will ship? like how would I know the phone they sent me does really support these bands?



read some of the questions and answers on Amazon, the model number for the device is M1804D2SG which is the same as the one in the link above so it should have the same frequency support and should work fine in Australia.

u/mcxa1mcan · 4 pointsr/PickAnAndroidForMe

I'm actually looking to upgrade from the same phone and I've been really looking at the Nokia 6.1 (2018). You can get it on Amazon for less than $300 ($269).

It should have a decent camera and battery life and it has the network bands to work on AT&T and T-Mobile. The Xiaomi A1 that you were considering does not have all of the network bands required to work well on AT&T. Because it also comes with Android One, which is pretty much stock Android, she will also have the same software experience from the Nexus 5X with timely updates. The fingerprint sensor is located on the back which should be familiar to her as well.

The only con that I can think of is that it's slightly bigger than the 5X. I believe the Nexus has a 5" screen wheareas the Nokia has a 5.5" screen on it. With that said the body itself is not that much different in terms of size. They just fit a larger screen in roughly the same body size.

Let me know if she goes ahead and gets it how she likes it. I'm torn between getting this now and waiting for the OPO 6 so I probably won't buy this immediately and would like to hear from someone who has the Nokia.

Edit: I should also say that the Moto X4 from Google's Project Fi is also another good option. Timely updates, decent camera and battery life. You can get it directly from the Project Fi website for $250 if you activate it on their service. You can immediately cancel that service after activation and then bring it over to AT&T with your own sim card and a prepaid/off-contract service. If you do go for the Moto X4 make sure you get it from Google so that it's the Android One version which will be directly updated by them.

The screen on this one is smaller at 5.2" which may be a better fit depending on how much that matters to her.

u/coaltrain151 · 2 pointsr/ting

just upgraded from AT&T and an iPhone 4 to ting and the [Sharp Aquos Crystal] (http://www.amazon.com/Sharp-Aquos-Crystal-Silver-Contract/dp/B00O15E3MQ). It is easy to activate, looks gorgeous, and is a great price. i was skeptical and reluctant to get a $130 phone and saw it as a downgrade to my iphone, but i am really pleased. the 4G is very nice, smooth operation, and great battery life. the only downside is the camera is not a good as more expensive phones, but i can do with grainy pics.

Hopes this helps!

u/DeserveToEarn · 2 pointsr/beermoney

I have 2 Hydros from Amazon, and they are just fine, they are almost the go-to for Perk. I recommend, and Wow! GJ on Swag!!! If you like, I can pm for some other beermoney tips & suggestions you might like.
{Plus, some Swag tips.}
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The Kyocera Hydro --
this link might help:

u/literallyrich · 1 pointr/pebble

It's actually been almost a year since I bought the phone. I had just thrown it in a drawer because I didn't originally have a great use for it. If you're looking for a similar crazy deal, I recommend http://slickdeals.net. You can either search for deals on cheap Android phones or set deal alerts to notify you when a great deal is available.

I have seen a handful of similar deals on the Kyocera Hydro in the last year, but I believe this is the post where I originally spotted the deal (it's dead now): http://slickdeals.net/f/6771428-boost-mobile-kyocera-hydro-waterproof-no-contract-smartphone-10-in-store-only.

The wiki section of that thread outlines how to do the rooting, remove bloatware, disable the cell radio, etc. The community there is great about compiling those resources for you. If you don't get the exact same phone, note that the rooting process varies for different devices. However, you can find a guide for almost device on these developer forums: http://forum.xda-developers.com

You really don't need to root it at all if you just plan to use it as a GPS/music player, but it's a great way to boost the performance on lower-end phones.

Here's the phone at its fairly low normal price on Amazon if you just wanted to snag the exact same one with a gift card or something and not wait: http://www.amazon.com/Kyocera-Hydro-Prepaid-Android-Mobile/dp/B008P2O89E

If you end up doing something similar and have any questions setting it up feel free to message me!

u/Rucka4prez · 1 pointr/AndroidQuestions

Hi op. Sorry I'm late to the party but I have just the phone for you.
The Blu Life One X is the best budget phone out right now. Currently $149 on Amazon.
I actually ordered one for my grandma today. The screen is a little bit bigger then the Moto G, 1080p rather than the Moto G's 720p screen, has more pixels per inch then the latest iPhone, and the battery is bigger than the Moto G's as well while being cheaper.

I've been looking into launchers for senior citizens I found a couple good ones if you're interested.


u/he_could_get_it · 1 pointr/Android

Is the LG G6+ still worth $470? I don't know if there are more than one version of this, but the one I am looking at is 128 GB, 4 gigs of ram, Snapdragon 821 2.5 ghz+1.6 ghz quadcore (I am not sure what that means with two numbers listed like that).


I currently have a Moto G5+, like this one, but I have the 64 GB version ($250 unlocked phone): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0785NN142/

I'm confused on the bits about the processor, lol. The MG5+ has the snapdragon 625, 2.0 ghz octocore and 650 mhz adreno 506 gpu.

Is it enough of an improvement? Is it an improvement at all?

u/kball005 · 3 pointsr/NoContract

Ok. Lets run a hypothetical I'm not going to dig deep on the best deal, so you can probably beat my numbers.

Cricket : 2 lines, 10GB for you, 2.5GB for Dad. Cost $60+40-$10 = $90/month. (you can join a group and save more) Savings $80/month

Buy an iPhone 6S from Swappa and a Nexus 5X from Amazon you can find better deals for the 5X.

Total for phones $895.

And just over 11 months in you break even on the new phones and save from there on out. If Cricket doesn't work for coverage reasons, both phones will move to any network you go to.

Cricket is AT&T. Like literally the same towers you just don't get pocket roaming agreements. My day to day usage since switching from Verizon has been equal or even better.

Check coverage maps. Better yet get a sim and a basic account on whatever network looks good to you and pop it into your 5S and test drive it for a week. (You'll have to pay for the service, but might be worth it.)

u/futurebb · 1 pointr/Android

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s is the better of the two phones (alibet it doesn't come with a headphone jack) though it is way more expensive then the nokia 6.1 and way harder to obtain in the US. You can buy the nokia 6.1 which comes with warranty off amazon for $270 though in order to get the Xiaomi mi mix 2s you can order it via a reseller like gearbest for $550 or banggood for $570 visit r/xiaomi to find out more places to buy, though for that price you can try to buy something like the sony xperia xz1, or galaxy s8, honor view 10, essential phone or oneplus 6, which are easier to get and will come with a warrenty as well. If you want something at the same price range as the nokia 6.1 take a look at sony xperia xa2, and huawei mate se

u/smittyline · 1 pointr/funny

This is why I still have a Blackberry. The Q10 and Classic models are a dream to type on, and their operating system feels much more streamlined and solid than Android today (I had an Android phone). They however switched to Android in their new keyboard phone (Priv), in an attempt to regain popularity.

I sound like a shill.. but I would have no issues with switching back to Samsung/iPhone in a snap if they made a better keyboard and a hub messaging system.

I'm undecided on the Priv - it's getting great reviews but it seems like a big and heavy phone. The Q10 is ridiculously comfortable and light.

u/Tospt · 1 pointr/PickAnAndroidForMe

considering your max price point i recomend https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0787NNSK9/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A291FUB4CUCNQ4&psc=1 but if you want to watch netflix or stream to a smart tv i recommend against it, this is the best one in this price range but... it has its issues no hd stream from netflix or cast or amazon prime etc. If u feel u want something like this consider what i said. but u have no operator plan. Can u tell me what carrier u considering?

u/noob1170 · 2 pointsr/Smartphones

im not terribly experienced with touchwiz so the samsung I cant really judge, but my moto g from 2014 is still going strong in my sister's use. My only point is that typically, the more you spend on smartphones, the longer they will last and will save you more money in the long run so i would spend a little more for the g4, maybe the g4 plus if you're into fingerprint sensors. motorola is also know for pretty quick updates, but not so much anymore since they were bought by lenovo. The g4 is also on sale right now

u/spinoza844 · 0 pointsr/tmobile

http://www.amazon.com/BLU-Life-One-Smartphone-Unlocked/dp/B0189RMNTG Have you thought about this one (10 bucks less than what you asked but still)? This phone is pretty insane for the price. 1080p screen, 13 mp camera, great processor, LTE support. Otherwise I might recommend the Moto G.

u/jgillich · 1 pointr/digitalnomad

For best value, look into Xiaomi phones, like the Mi A1. Dual SIM (useful for international usage), great specs, great camera (dual even) and Android One (Android provided and updated directly by Google). The only caveat is limited to no warranty outside of China.

u/FirstLight3368 · 3 pointsr/grandorder

I'm looking for some insight into buying a new phone. Specifically, the one I'm leaning towards right now is the Nokia 7.1. Preemptively, I want to say that I've done a bit of research already and know that generally iPhones handle FGO better than Android but this is what I can afford so please don't simply suggest getting one instead.

Will this phone be sufficient to run FGO for at least a few years (basically up until NA reaches where JP is now)? If not, what kind of specs should I look for in a device to achieve that level of future-proofing?

I'd also love to know if anyone has any personal experience with the 7.1 or a similarly spec'd phone and can give details on how FGO performs such as any lag, loading times, etc. Thanks in advance!

u/prolixLegend · 1 pointr/AndroidQuestions

You would absolutely notice a huge speed difference. I would also recommend looking at the Nextbit robin. Its $159 on amazon now https://www.amazon.com/Nextbit-Robin-Factory-Unlocked-Smartphone/dp/B01D3Q8EGY/ref=sr_1_1?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1483835712&sr=1-1&keywords=nextbit+robin . It is a super smooth phone with great battery life and a fingerprint sensor. It has the same internals as the Nexus 5x and has phenomenal front facing speakers. And the squared design is so easy to hold.

u/assman37 · 1 pointr/freedommobile

>Moto g7 power

Interestingly it has a poor rating on Amazon.com (which is why I refuse to buy the Samsung) but its got a great rating on Amazon.ca. Well battery life does seem to be extremely good and its not too expensive. Where are you buying this from? Have you got a link? I see this:


u/BringBackTron · 5 pointsr/teenagers

Buy a cheap Android phone like this. Keep it with you and use it for Reddit and whatever. When you’re with your parents, use the iPhone to act like your still using it. If you need help buying it, you can buy a Amazon GC on a subreddit like r/GiftCardExchange or pay cash at a Walmart for one there or something. Then buy it now on a guest account so it can’t be tracked to you. You can also pick it up at a Amazon locker, or ship it to a friends house so your parents aren’t suspicious. Hope this helps :) Lmk if you have any questions

u/Zokatz · 1 pointr/cellphones

Samsung A10, Samsung A20, Samsung A30, Motorola G6 Play, Motorola G7 Play, Motorola G7 Power, Apple iPhone 6S, and Apple iPhone 7. All are under $200 unlocked on Amazon with the exception of the iPhone 7 which is about $220 or $230 depending on the color.

Samsung A10 ($140) - Samsung Galaxy A10 A105M 32GB Duos GSM Unlocked Phone w/ 13MP Camera - Blue https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Q6ZNJNT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_pdYgDb5KV96W6

Samsung A20 ($170) - Samsung Galaxy A20 32GB A205G/DS 6.4" HD+ 4,000mAh Battery LTE Factory Unlocked GSM Smartphone (International Version) (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QWYYKGF/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_fcYgDb7YYKJW2

Samsung A30 ($199) - Samsung Galaxy A30 SM-A305G/DS Dual SIM 3GB RAM 32GB GSM Unlocked No Warranty - Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NKBBVLV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_0dYgDbN2FKZWX

Motorola G6 Play ($170) - Motorola Moto G6 Play Factory Unlocked Phone - 5.7" Screen - 32GB - Deep Indigo (U.S. Warranty) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079Z793SM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_KfYgDbXMFY9CM

Motorola G7 Play ($180) - Moto G7 Play - Unlocked - 32 GB - Deep Indigo (US Warranty) - Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Boost, Cricket, & Metro https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07N9MF1Q3/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_mgYgDbK7FY886

Motorola G7 Power ($199) - Motorola Moto G7 Power (64GB, 4GB RAM) Dual SIM 6.2" 4G LTE (GSM Only) Factory Unlocked Smartphone International Model XT1955-2 (Marine Blue) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NPRQYP1/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_9gYgDb24XFDFG

Apple iPhone 6S (Renewed) ($180) - Apple iPhone 6s, 32GB, Space Gray UnlockedGSM 4G LTE Dual-Core Phone (Renewed) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CZQ6B6W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_5kYgDbSW4WY25

Apple iPhone 7 (Renewed) ($220) - Apple iPhone 7, Fully Unlocked, 32GB - Black (Renewed) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N4R20RS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_yqYgDbVRSJWDX

u/Druid_Fluid · 1 pointr/tmobile

I'd check out the BLU One Life X, only $150 so it's below your budget, it comes with a flipcase and a screen protector. It has 2GB ram unlike some other lower end phones, and 1080p 5.2" screen for great one handed use, also band 12 support and Ive been getting great battery life, but no removable battery.

Other wise I'd keep an eye open for used LG G4 if you want to spend more but get something more powerful, hopefully the price will drop now that the LG G5 is coming out.


u/darcwolf · 1 pointr/mintmobile

Thanks for the reply, I honestly don't know much about bands, what exactly would I be looking for in phones when looking for bands? Right now the 2 phones that affordable to me and have volte (from what I can tell) are the nokia 7.1 and this one https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NPRQYP1/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1. I'm actually leaning towards the motorola just because I love having a good battery on my phone.

u/moron88 · 1 pointr/ting

right now bestbuy has the sprint pre-paid moto e for $40 http://www.bestbuy.com/site/sprint-prepaid-motorola-moto-e-4g-with-8gb-memory-no-contract-cell-phone-black/2729581.p?id=1219563946201&skuId=2729581

i have the sharp aquos crystal and am very happy with it. they can be had for $90 http://www.amazon.com/Sharp-Aquos-Crystal-Silver-Mobile/dp/B00O15E3MQ/ref=sr_1_4?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1450371931&sr=1-4&keywords=sharp+aquos+crystal

on a side note for the sharp, i have the screen protector and case in the " frequently bought together" section. for that 1 cent, you get 6 screen protectors and they are pretty easy to install. the case is very nice and gives the phone some needed thickness and grip. the kickstand is handy too.

u/seanprefect · 2 pointsr/kindle

Lower is better isn't a budget, let me give you some advice that i wish that had been given to me at your age. ALWAYS set a budget for any task. You need hard figures, otherwise you can fall into some dangerous traps. Also cheapest isn't the least expensive you have to consider the ramifications of ownership.


this is a good quality relatively cheep SSD.


a solid phone for pretty cheep.

the certified refurbished kindles are great and trustworthy.


you can do all those for under 400.

u/HeyListenHere · 2 pointsr/tmobile

First of all, do not buy a T-mobile phone or an ATT phone company phone.

Tand A go out of their way to limit the phones by hiding bands and other crap.

Save yourself lots of headaches and get an UnLocked phone with both ATT and Tmobile
Unlocked phones just optimize your options for the future. Swithch between various Tmo and Att Options.

At this point, I'd say the $150 Blue Life One X is the best bang for the money.

the $150 Blue Life One X easily looks and performs like a $300 + phone.

Looks good, 5.2 beautiful screen, very slim, Full HD Screen, etc.
the $150 Blue Life One X is not perfect, but an overall good buy.


u/ITman2000 · 1 pointr/PickAnAndroidForMe

Dpends on what you are really looking for in a phone, if you like all round performance at a mid range prce then you can go for the [oneplus 3t] (https://www.amazon.com/OnePlus-A3000-Factory-Unlocked-Phone/dp/B01MXR13TZ/ref=as_li_ss_tl?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1496679222&sr=1-3&keywords=oneplus+3t&linkCode=ll1&tag=dealz050-20&linkId=04ac474aed4950e2536c87710311cb8e). The 3t is the best all round phone at that price and even matches up with other flagship phones. The only thing with the 3t compare to other flagship phones such as samsung galaxy s7 edge, s8+, google pixel and xl is it's camera quality. But the s8+ would be the best in terms of camera quality and all round features.

u/Trent_Boyett · 1 pointr/audiobooks

Find a small and cheap android phone. I use this one:


It's quite old now though, there's probably some pretty good newer models in the same size range. ( https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075276XNQ/ref=dp_cerb_2 )

It's a pretty perfect solution for me for running and cycling. Even without a SIM card, it can still download GPS maps over wifi and dial 911 in case of an emergency, so I can leave my real phone at home. It's also got bluetooth, so i can pair it up with one of these:


The app i use for it responds to the click of the button on the earpeice, so once I've started a book, I never really need to touch the screen of the player. Right now, I'd just need to pick my earbud up off it's charger, long click it once to turn it on, it pairs automatically, then a short click to start playback. The only time I take the phone out of my jacket pocket is to charge it or to choose the next book.

u/rtechie1 · 1 pointr/PickAnAndroidForMe

The Sharp Aquos is the best phone on Boost Mobile in recent years. If you want the best phone for $150 in the USA, probably the Moto G4 with Prime.

u/Ennuii · 1 pointr/PickAnAndroidForMe

The Moto G4 (or any of the G4 variants) is a good option. For under $200, you might also want to consider the Nextbit Robin. It's $150 on eBay right now or $170 on Amazon. The specs are a significant step up from the Moto E, and it's a good deal since the phone retailed at $400. Downside might be the average battery life. Camera is supposedly only average as well, but that is in comparison to flagships, so it will definitely be better than the Moto E camera.

u/forfal · 1 pointr/bapcsalescanada

u/roflmao567 Both my sister and my brother in law bought the Xiaomi Mi A2 (A1 for my sister because the A2 was not there yet).

They are really happy with their phone and when you compare it on gsmarena it's a great product for 300$. Better than a lot of phone avaible in mobile phone store.

Edit : here my link of gsmanera since the () inside the URL break reddit formating and my post was remove for using google URL shortener : https://m.gsmarena.com/xiaomi_mi_a2_(mi_6x)-9140.php

u/HORIZONx720 · 1 pointr/PickAnAndroidForMe

Moto G plus or Moto g The new 4th gen G phones are really solid for the price. They are 5.5 inch but they are very comfortable in the hand.

u/CCsMaoxiong · 2 pointsr/goodyearwelt

Ranch Road boots. At first I was not sure about the crepe sole. But, they are super comfortable, like sneakers. Maybe not the most heavy duty boots but for general use I like them.

AOTD I have this phone but it is too small. I hoped to use it for travelling but I can't use the touch screen even with a stylus pen. In the meantime, I continue with my large Samsung.

u/pokethugg · 0 pointsr/MetroPCS


I have the same phone and Metro- I was thinking of getting an upgrade too! I wanted to get the Xiaomi note but it doesnt work well with Metro. I posted a similar thread and was referred this phone.

Nokia 7.1

Also, called Metro and they told me about the Stylo 4

But once I get my money right im gonna get the

Huawei Honor 8:

happy hunting

u/Jaytho · 8 pointsr/Android

Also, it's pretty cheap at the moment. (US link) The mint colour really isn't for me, and I'm happy with my own phone, but for us EU folk, here it is again. (.de Link) Pretty cheap as well!

u/Jeffro_2700 · 2 pointsr/NoContract

You can get a Nextbit Robin for $160. It will work on AT&T or T-Mobile. I think it's one of the best deals available right now.

Nextbit Robin Factory Unlocked GSM Smartphone - Midnight https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01D3Q8EGY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_F.bGyb42MFAWH

Or go for a Moto G4. If you don't mind refurbished, you can get one for $100 if you use Visa checkout at Best Buy by 1/21. That opens your options to Verizon mvno's as well.


u/drboyfriend · 2 pointsr/nexus5x

> will be shooting a decent number of photos and videos

For this part alone I would say 5x. As a bonus, you get vanilla Android and OTA updates (incl. security).

They're currently $299/$349 on the Google Play Store and Amazon. It's a great deal, just budget in an extra $13 for a USB C to USB Standard-A cable.

u/NYC-ART · 1 pointr/ProjectFi

You said cheapest, you didn't say it had to be great!


I have an old BLU phone that I use at times with a data-only SIM and it works fine.

However, if I were in your shoes, I would "splurge" for a $99 Moto G6, you'll need to "activate" it on GoogleFi and you might as well use it for 1 week or - better - 1 month.

u/ignition386 · 1 pointr/NoContract

The Moto E4 would be a good choice. The unlocked/TMO version supports T-Mobile's VoLTE, has good reviews, and MetroPCS offers it for $60 after mail-in rebate.

If you don't feel like doing a MIR and want a fingerprint reader as well, it's also available on Amazon for $120: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077Y79RBY

u/GiveMeNews · 3 pointsr/PickAnAndroidForMe

Your best option for the best camera under $200 is the Moto G4 Plus.


If you can swing it, and are serious about battery life, then get the Moto G5 Plus for $229. Better low light camera performance, longer battery life, and faster processor.

u/vandennar · 1 pointr/budget

For my money, if you have or can get a phone that supports it, Verizon's prepaid PagePlus $55 plan isn't bad - 10G of data at LTE speeds and unlimited calling and texting. Doesn't roam in Puerto Rico or US Virgin Islands like postpaid will, but if you're in the continental US, you shouldn't have much trouble.


Otherwise, MetroPCS is a T-Mobile MVNO, so coverage is ehhhh but an unlimited plan is $50 and cheap phones might be easier to come by ( Moto G4 Plus would be my recommendation: https://www.amazon.com/Moto-Plus-4th-Gen-Unlocked/dp/B01DZJFYLC )

StraightTalk is not a bad option either, they've got $44/$54 per month plans for 8/12GB data and unlimited calling+texting, and run on AT&T's backbone mostly.


Lastly, if you want to get real weird, TMobile used to/still maybe does, offer an unlimited texting, 5GB data, and 100 minutes/mo, for $30. You have to go to WalMart and then call in, and it can be a pain to get working, but once it's up most people report success (subject to the limitations of TMobile's coverage, of course).


u/Jiggajonson · 2 pointsr/Nexus6P

No idea, I bought hers from Swappa. New, as a resale. https://swappa.com/mobile/oneplus/phones

It should still be under factory warranty with the warranty beginning once you first activate the phone as long as it's new as a resale. I can't speak to other types of sales, but you can always get one w/ a warranty straight from the oneplus site ofc.

Idk what to say about the sale through amazon, Ebay offers pretty good protection for buyers through paypal. shrug

gl with your search, for reference my mom is running on the Oneplus 5t.

When it came time to get my mom something I decided on the oneplus because of the price and because of this review specifically https://youtu.be/5_5zZnuB71w

Edit: i didnt realize they had some circle jerk bullshit going on with Tmobile, idk what that's about, but if I were u with that budget I'd snag the 5t off amazon and get the $60 protection plan https://www.amazon.com/OnePlus-5T-A5010-64GB-International/dp/B0787NNSK9?ref_=bl_dp_s_web_14725774011
The ones on amazon are unlocked and should work with Atnt Tmobile and the like networks (no sprint or verizon)

u/jackarooh · 1 pointr/PickAnAndroidForMe

I can see that you don't like expensive phones, otherwise I would've recommended the Galaxy S7. I also uncommonly recommend to others any phone that is not made by a large manufacturer because I feel as they are the best. But, a brand named BLU has caught my eye recmently and I really like what I've seen of their phones.

Two that I'd recommend for you is the Life One X($150) or the Advance 5.0($60). I am unaware if a Advance 6.0 is coming soon, because I'm not as much of a phone geek as I used to be.

u/Earthy_Eagle · 1 pointr/PickAnAndroidForMe

Just checked Amazon's mi a1 description and it says it IS compatible with at&t which is what cricket rides off of

So if I can use it then that's the phone I may get


Edit: saw a Reddit thread on this very thing and it only supports one band. I best just stick to the honor/mate se to be safe.

u/raptir1 · 1 pointr/AndroidQuestions

If it needs to be off Amazon, the Moto G5 Plus is probably your best bet. It's an excellent phone for the money and you can get the 64GB model for $209 right now. Note that you need to be a prime member to buy it at that price.

u/StoreyedArrow17 · 1 pointr/PersonalFinanceCanada

Chinese phones with the proper bands purchased through any of the Chinese retailers online is your most cost-effective in terms of bang for the buck, but you need to make sure your frequencies match... since you use Fizz that's a lot harder than if you used say Zoomer Wireless (which is on the Rogers network).

Some phones are also available via Amazon.ca, e.g. the Xiaomi Mi A2 https://www.amazon.ca/Xiaomi-64GB-Camera-AndroidOne-Smartphone/dp/B07FMPVBQR which is a great high mid-range phone with dual SIM card trays, fast Snapdragon 660 processor and Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

u/fortinwithwill · 2 pointsr/blackberry

I literally bought 2 Privs from Amazon for 600 dollars like 3 weeks ago. Its actually cheaper now. And its the best phone I have ever owned. https://www.amazon.com/BlackBerry-Factory-Unlocked-Smartphone-Warranty/dp/B0169SNI3C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1492642388&sr=8-1&keywords=priv

And I don't know why people say the phone overheats or the keyboard is useless. The phone never gets hot since Android 6 and the keyboard is the best feature on any phone. I fucking hate typing on a touchscreen so the Priv is a perfect blend of a regular phone and a Blackberry.

u/TheForlornGamer · 1 pointr/Fallout

Yeah, that'd be amazing, actually. Especially since most smartphones nowadays (even relatively affordable <$400 ones like the Moto E4) would be able to run either of these games at the smoothest framerates possible.

If not a remaster, a ground-up remake with Fallout Shelter's art direction would be a nice alternative, too. The only problem Bethesda faces would have to be sales and marketing. Do they want to sell this game to hardcore/novice Fallout fans or would they rather tap into a more casual market instead?

Clearly, no one wants to see these remasters flop, so in the end, it's up to Bethesda to decide on how they're going to approach this.

u/ctaps148 · 3 pointsr/Android

You could grab a OnePlus 3 for $375, or a ZTE Axon 7 for $380. If you're willing to extend that budget by $28, you could get the OnePlus 3T, which definitely has enough improvements to justify the extra money. If you happen to have Amazon Prime and you're willing to deal with some ads on your lock screen, you could get an LG G6 for $400.

Those are all coming from official retailers, of course. If you're willing to go eBay, you could probably find most of the top phones from last year new-in-box for less than $400. I personally just bought a brand new LG V20 a couple weeks ago for $370.

But if you really want a phone that came out this year, these are all of your options between $275 and $400 and most of them either aren't very good or aren't available in the US. (Assuming you're from the US...if you're not, then you should probably stipulate which country.)

u/applesdg · 1 pointr/perktv

I have 5 Hydro's, and purchased three of them brand new for 30$ each http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008P2O89E/ref=sr_ph?ie=UTF8&qid=1409410942&sr=1&keywords=hydro
They were a little frustrating the first day or two because of crashes, but I haven't had a single problem since. I would suggest app cache cleaner and set it to clear the cache every 6 minutes. Runs smoothly :)

u/Cayotic_Prophet · 1 pointr/Unexpected

Mel sounds nothing like me... Was Mel ever addicted to crackberry, while hypocritically criticizing people for their addiction to an inferior single button device?

After that, I spent a few years rehabbing with Samsung Galaxy Notes, until a crackberry version of Android was released. The BlackBerry Priv is easily the best device I've ever used. It's truly the best of both worlds.

It has a touch sensitive 35 button physical keyboard. 26(x2) of them can be used for various shortcuts using long or short press of each alphanumeric key. 256gb SD card is all you need...

Shameless plug I know but seriously Reddit, I wish you all knew the experience you were missing.

 Sent from my BlackBerry - the most secure mobile device.

u/tinster9 · 1 pointr/CasualConversation

I got fed up with paying for a $500+ dollar phone. I need a good screen size. Surf the web. Play music. Good camera. I ended up buying a BLU Life One X for $150. Android. Some complaints but very happy considering price.

u/webdevlets · 6 pointsr/Android

I just need general-purpose smartphone that will work with a Chinese SIM card when I move to China. Is this Moto G7 that is already unlocked a good choice? https://smile.amazon.com/Motorola-Unlocked-Smartphone-International-Model/dp/B07NPRQYP1/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=moto+g7&qid=1559248357&s=gateway&sr=8-5

$214 or $196.99, depending on the color


I would prefer above-average battery life. I don't really care about a stellar camera. Being waterproof would be a cool bonus. But really, as long as it isn't terrible, and it works cheaply in China, then basically any Android smartphone will do.

u/qualverse · 2 pointsr/PickAnAndroidForMe

> AMAZING at taking photos

yeah, not going to find that in anything ~$200
> one plus 2

looks like you're not shooting that high. this should do the trick, and only $150.

u/QwertyBuffalo · 3 pointsr/Android

The specific bands you need will depend on your carrier, but the G7 is almost certainly going to be fine with bands 40 and 41.

The regular G7 however, does not have very good battery life. I would recommend the Moto G7 Power instead, which is a phone on the same line but with a much bigger battery. It costs very similar on Amazon at $208, or even cheaper on non-prime options. Alternatively, the Moto X4 is one of the cheapest phones that is rated for proper IP68 water resistance at only $120 (for the prime exclusive version, $135 otherwise), although its battery life isn't as good as the G7 Power.

u/Lugeum · 2 pointsr/Android

I would say the Nexus 5X - 32 GB for $420, or the Nexus 5x - 16 GB for $350. They are both solid Nexus phones, I would've normally recommended the 6P, but it cost about $500, so IMO the best for around $400 would be the 5X.

u/terminal_veracity · 3 pointsr/Android

I really like the smaller form factor and the $125 price. But, the Jelly is double the thickness and doesn't have many of the UI tweaks that help to overcome the small screen size. Also, it's AT&T/Tmo only. Hopefully this niche will see some other entrants.

BTW, the Jelly Pro is on Amazon if anyone wants to try it out:


u/jjcollins2015 · 1 pointr/idol3

Honestly, I would wait if you can. I bet at CES (early JAN) there will be some newer stuff announced by these two companies. Also, if you do need a phone the BLU Life ONE X is a great deal at 149 at amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0189RMNTG/ref=nav_timeline_asin?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/Paradise_Brunch · 3 pointsr/PickAnAndroidForMe

Nokia 7.1 might be right up your alley.

It is part of android one program meaning it is basically Stock android. It also has hybrid SIM slot. Listed 222 Euros on Amazon Italy Though it is more expensive than A2 by quite a bit


Processor wise 7.1 is slightly inferior to Mi A2 (636 vs 660). Since you like to listen to music, you might want to reconsider A2 since it doesn't have headphone jack unless you have BT headphones.


Hope this helps.

u/pyrocompulsive · 2 pointsr/lgv20


here ya go bud. on sale for $799. silver isn't coming untilt he end of the month..i wanted silver initially, but i'm impatient lol besides if i ever wanted silver, i'd just but the top and bottom parts and a bakc plate and change it to silver myself! haha

u/blaziecat1103 · 1 pointr/ting

The Boost-branded Aquos Crystal is unofficially supported for BYOD. Amazon actually seems to be the best place to buy one because of their return policy. Keep the packaging and shipping box, so that if activation doesn't work for whatever reason, you can factory reset the thing, initiate a return, print out the return label, and get your money refunded.


u/CraeBaeBae · 2 pointsr/PuzzleAndDragons
  1. I recommend Moto X4, which you can get for $120 (Amazon Prime bloat, unlocked)-$150 (unlocked).

  2. Another option is Moto G6. You get a bigger screen with some spec sacrifice over Moto X4. $150-$200.

    I have had the Moto G6 since November. The deals on Moto X4 have been ongoing about a month. I would definitely have bought it had I not had the Moto G6. Either way, both phones are better than Moto E4. Note I had the Moto E4 as my Alt about a year ago.


u/TheAladeenies · 3 pointsr/hardwareswap

I'd recommend you take a look at the Moto G 4 and the Moto G 4 Plus.

They are great phones for the price.

u/brendanskywalker · 1 pointr/AndroidGaming

Super helpful, thank you!

What about this unit as it's about half the price: Xiaomi Mi A2 64GB + 4GB RAM. 2Gb less ram, but do you think that the Snapdragon 660 would significant downgrade from the 845?


u/esau1 · 1 pointr/freedommobile

The Global version which is available on Amazon.ca (here) only says GSM / HSPA / LTE ( https://www.gsmarena.com/xiaomi_mi_a2_(mi_6x)-9140.php#mi-a2 - under the Mi A2 tab) Wish I could make sense of it (or get hold of an IMEI I could test on the Freedom website).

u/dinosaur_friend · 1 pointr/Android

Something like this?

Seriously though, save your money and wait until the Pixel Watches come out. I think an Android Watch would be the easiest way to manage music via Bluetooth on a small device (that's also likely waterproof).

u/Heaney555 · 12 pointsr/GooglePixel

\>buying a 2 year old refurbished phone from a 3rd party seller

\>being surprised it had a hardware failure


You should either have gotten a Pixel 2 for them, of if they can't afford that, a brand new Android One phone.

(Android One phones run Pure Android and recieve a minimum of 2 years of OS and 3 years of security updates)

For example, a Nokia 6.1: https://www.amazon.com/Nokia-6-1-Unlocked-Smartphone-T-Mobile/dp/B07B4KPFKM/

Used/second-hand is great for cars and houses. Not for phones.

u/questionaboutm30s · 2 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

It has a 1520x720p screen resolution, but you wouldn't notice it unless you start looking for it, somehow the screen is better than you would think.

When it comes to battery it's a monster and that's it's niche.

Make sure you get the 64GB storage and 4GB RAM version, not the 32/3 version. Basically this one: https://www.amazon.com/Motorola-Unlocked-Smartphone-International-Model/dp/B07NPRQYP1

I have one right now.

u/jimbob_9245 · 1 pointr/PickAnAndroidForMe

You might be interested in the Blu Life One X. This website will help you make sure that the phone you choose will fully work with a given carrier (so your not having to check what bands they support).

u/gliz5714 · 5 pointsr/nexus5x


In case anyone wants a 16gb Used (like new) for $270 from the warehouse...

Also made it a smile link cause might as well give something to a charity!

u/JackSpoons · 2 pointsr/PickAnAndroidForMe

Country/network? Budget?

Can't beat Moto X4 on the low-mid range right now. $165 or $225 depending on ram/storage configuration. Nokia 7.1 is a slight upgrade over the X4 but a decent pick at $350 assuming you aren't on Verizon or Sprint. Galaxy S8 is still pretty solid at $430 or it could be found for less on Swappa.

u/blamb211 · 14 pointsr/TumblrInAction

Also, if smart phones were considered a right, there's no way you'd get an iPhone. Probably something more like a Moto E if you're lucky, or something like a BLU Advance A4 if you're not. No way in hell government is gonna hand out $800+ smartphones if everybody is getting one.

u/meaniereddit · 3 pointsr/SeattleWA

I went motorola a while back, cause I am all about unlocked offerings, and man they have some value. the "budget" G6+ you cna get at Costco right now is a great all arounder for 200 bucks


I had one, for a while and then gave it to mom when she was jealous.

I replaced it with a moto X4, which was 250!! delivered same day from amazon.


Check the specs and make sure you need more phone. I have never lived a more carefree phone life than rocking a phone with decent specs all day battery that was 1/3 the price of most flagships.

u/FuryTomic · 2 pointsr/kancolle

RIP Motorola Phones (Even if it's Global GSM Unlocked)

I was hoping the Motorola Moto G would be listed. Then again, I'm not sure if Cell phone stores in Japan offer Motorola phones. Might as well check out these other phones listed.

Also just a curiosity; Does anyone own a Aquos phone like this?

u/XelaSiM · 1 pointr/AndroidQuestions

Could you help me out with some links? I can't seem to find anything that is for the most recent Blu Life One X. Here's a link to the phone I'm talking about: Amazon Link

I guess there has been a Life One X Quad Core model and a Studio X that I can find cases for.


u/A-Train250 · 1 pointr/Sprint

This is the phone that I am looking to buy, says its sprint compatible in the description.


As for the leasing of my phone... I got it as part of the free sprint upgrade like 3 or 4 years ago? I shouldnt have to owe anything on that correct?

u/gp_aaron · 2 pointsr/ThunderBay

Contact prices definitely are cheaper right now with their new promotions. Some phones are really priced low for their commitment prices and the monthly plans are lower than they previously were ($70 vs $75).

However if you look outside of the phone offerings that Tbaytel has, you can definitely turn the table on those figures. OnePlus X for $329 CAD, Sony M4 Aqua $270 CAD, Moto G (2015) $245 CAD, BLU Life One X $206 CAD

Bringing the total cost over 2 years somewhere between $1406 and $1529 vs $1680 if one was to take a 'free' phone on a new contract at $70/month.

EDIT: There are some 'free' phones Tbaytel is currently offering that are way better than the above listed ones. HTC One M9 for example; $560 cheapest price online for new + $1200 ($50 24) = $1760 vs $1680 ($70 24). Other free phones, not so much. Moto X Play at $420 outright is cheaper to buy outright, Moto E at $200 outright is a rip off in the first place considering it's $160 from Motorola directly but even at $200 is still cheaper than on contract.

u/mrtheman28 · 1 pointr/Edmonton

Just got one of these BLU life one x

Been pretty good so far

Staples had probably the biggest selection locally

u/heelhook79 · 6 pointsr/PickAnAndroidForMe

Motorola x4?

Moto X (4th Generation) - with Amazon Alexa hands-free – 32 GB - Unlocked – Super Black - Prime Exclusive https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077YNYFPD/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_tmYVCb5ACZ7GP

u/zen696 · 2 pointsr/PickAnAndroidForMe

Thanks! I'll have to take a look at Nokia too. I wasn't even looking at them since I don't want Windows, but now that they have switched to android, I should take a look.
Nokia 6.1 seems to be around $220 on Amazon.

Out of Moto G6 and Nokia 6.1, which one do you think is better?

u/costan1 · 6 pointsr/italy

Assolutamente la serie Android One. OS da Google, 2-3 anni di aggiornamenti e 2 major release.


Io ho il MI A1, perfetto tranne qualche cosa di minima entità, comparabile al Nexus 5 e ENORMEMENTE più veloce. Il Nexus 5, miglior telefono mai avuto, l'ho preso quando era a pochi mesi dall'End of Sale, e quindi mi è durato relativamente poco (2.5 anni), e alla fine soffriva gli OS nuovi pensati per i vari Nexus nuovi..


Sto puntando l'A2 per mio padre, che ha un cinesone che ha funzionato bene per 1 anno e mezzo ma aveva poco spazio disco e adesso con l'SD arranca.


Il prezzo oscilla fra 145 (64GB nero: https://www.amazon.it/Xiaomi-Smartphone-Dual-Nero-Italia/dp/B07FMPVBQR) e 180 (128GB bianco: https://www.amazon.it/Xiaomi-Smartphone-Dual-Sim-Italia/dp/B07FM7SXCT). Probabilmente gli prenderò il primo ma se dovessi cambiare il mio oggi andrei dritto sparato sul secondo..

u/Fraganade · 2 pointsr/PickAnAndroidForMe

I have been thinking about this one as well, though it does not mention band 12 or 17 for LTE and AT&T seems to mainly use this. Would it matter?

Is this the one you got?


Edit: Thanks!

u/Mikazah · 0 pointsr/perktv

I have no idea where you are getting your prices at. They're $23 brand new at Amazon - which is almost always overpriced Brand new ones are $25 on ebay Used ones go on ebay for under $10 easy.

They were on sale at $9.99 at Walmart within the last two months. And I think $14.99 at Best Buy. Or maybe it was $9.99 too. There was a bunch of phones on sale at Best Buy so I don't remember which price they were.

Regardless, I had no intention of haggling since I don't like hydros. But you are really high-balling it. They are $20-25 brand new. Used phones don't go for anywhere near that. Even if you bought 4 brand new phones at Amazon's $23, it'd be no more than $92. That's brand new, not on sale, overpriced hydros. Used farm phones go for half of what new ones are.

u/LiterallyUnlimited · 2 pointsr/ting

Since I wrote that response, they launched US-centric versions that work great on GSM.

u/riotinprogress · 2 pointsr/tmobile

If you want brand new, look into a Honor 7x, Mate SE, Xiaomi Mi A1 or Moto G5+. Otherwise, check into Swappa. Out of the ones I listed, I'd probably get the Huawei Honor 7x.

u/alex-mayorga · 3 pointsr/Android

I'm considering this one to replace a Z3c but then I saw https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077YNYFPD/ that's half the price. Decisions, decisions... What I truly want is a https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D7TJQ83 but that's just too much money for a phone IMHO. What's your opinion if I might ask?

u/JohnCryptoRambo · 2 pointsr/audiophile

She will have to find MP3s somewhere. It's probably easier just to get an unactivated smartphone that could use Spotify and download on wi-fi. Any burner android phone could do it. But it will take a spotify subscription to download songs to play while she runs.

https://www.amazon.com/BLU-Advance-Unlocked-Smartphone-Black/dp/B072N6BD9V $39.

u/timcookytech · 2 pointsr/Smartphones

this phone looks right for you, its the phone with the best battery life btw www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NPRQYP1

u/__Levi · 3 pointsr/canada

My pocket super computer only cost 60ish.

It does have issues though.

u/manuelmor87 · 1 pointr/italy

Io ho da quasi un anno lo Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite, monta Android One quindi ogni due per tre riceve aggiornamenti, batteria da 4000mAh con cui arrivi tranquillamente a fine giornata utilizzandolo molto, 4 giga di RAM, 64 di memoria interna, dual SIM e memoria espandibile con microSD.
Ha un processore leggermente meno performante rispetto alla versione non Lite che ti hanno consigliato altri, ma personalmente lo trovo fluido e difficilmente l'ho visto in difficoltà. Altra nota che potrebbe fare storcere il naso è lo schermo con il notch, ma lì si va a gusto personale.

Attualmente su Amazon è poco sopra i 150€.

u/Chronuscat · 1 pointr/JapanTravel

Have you looked at the Xiaomi MI A1?

It's pretty cheap and seems decent as a replacement phone. It's also an Android One phone so you should be able to install any language you want.

u/ericistooop · 1 pointr/Android

No, I got it about half a year ago for $99. The Boost version of the Aquos Crystal is now $89 on Amazon. It's pretty much the 2013 Moto G with a bigger screen and a bit more RAM.

u/gee_I_am_a_tree · 1 pointr/MotoG

I'm not sure if it's available were you are, but as I said in another comment on this thread, the BLU Life One X kinda stomps the Moto G.

I'm probably going to buy it soon to replace my first gen Moto G. It's better than the current Moto G in almost every way and it's cheaper, too.

u/quarrelfree · 2 pointsr/perktv

Is it any better than the Hydro? It seems to be about the same price on Amazon

u/mxwp · 2 pointsr/PickAnAndroidForMe

The Nexbit Robin is $145 on Amazon!!! Don't know about international shipping but at that price it may be worth it anyway. Even though I don't need a phone I am thinking about just buying one anyway.


u/tvisforme · 1 pointr/Android

It depends on the carrier. Is this comparable to your device? It is listed as having LTE bands 4 and 7, but not 12, 13 or 17. Rogers uses band 17 for LTE (in addition to others) so a Rogers user would not be able to access all of the available spectrum. The Mi Mix 2 seems to support most bands (4G: TD-LTE 34/38/39/40/41; FDD-LTE 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/18/19/20/25/26/27/28/29/30) but it's considerably more expensive.

I'd guess, however, that if Xiaomi is planning to sell in North America they'd have to revise their devices to reflect the spectrum in use.

u/ART-DUDE · 1 pointr/ProjectFi

TL;DR: Nope.

The longer answer: if it's not "Designed for Fi" and this is not, it must be compatible to the T-Mobile network, and a CDMA phone is not compatible with T-Mobile since T-Mobile is a GSM network.

If budget is an issue:

u/random1111 · 2 pointsr/cellphones

Keep using the s7 for as long as it works for you. Maybe replace the battery as needed once it starts to wear out. They're better than most low end phones you'd be buying right now.

A good low end option at the moment would be something like the Moto e4: https://www.amazon.com/Moto-4th-Generation-Unlocked-Exclusive/dp/B077Y79RBY/

By the time your s7 doesn't work well, there may be other and newer options.

u/jsight · 2 pointsr/pebble

I don't think there is anything out there that would be nearly that small. The closest thing would be to use something like a tiny android phone (eg, https://www.amazon.com/Unihertz-Smallest-Smartphone-Android-Unlocked/dp/B075276XNQ).

Also, you reminding me of this made me lookup the kickstarter page. Now I remember how awesome the PT2 was going to be. Its sad that noone picked that up to build it.

u/FuzzelFox · 1 pointr/Android

Decided to check Amazon and see what the current price is (about 60 bucks from third parties, unavailable from Amazon) and just... this, was below it

u/Fsteak · 4 pointsr/Android

All I see is that you can only get it in black for $99, white is $150, but it looks like that because the white one is out of stock. Nothing about storage/RAM here.

u/Cyberhwk · 1 pointr/Android

Replacing a Galaxy S5 on AT&T that is plenty fast for everything I do. It just won't charge. Considering the following...

u/caeruleusblu · 1 pointr/lgv20

LG Electronics V20 - Factory Unlocked GSM Phone - Titan Grey (U.S. Warranty) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MCRG3H1/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_vAlBzb3HE7X1S

That should be it :)

u/confed2629 · 1 pointr/oneplus

3T and same model as /u/KneePlay5

Looks like Amazon has the North American version for $440 @ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MXR13TZ/ref=psdc_2407749011_t1_B01NBCSXXL

u/jatan1986 · 2 pointsr/NoContract

Amazon finally giving $50 instant discount on no-ads version during checkout

$150 16gb G4 ($180 for 32gb): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DZJFSZ4/

$200 16gb G4 Plus ($250 for 64gb & 4gb RAM): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DZJFYLC/

u/renatofontes · 2 pointsr/PickAnAndroidForMe

I have no idea about BLU phones. People that have them tend to be happy with them.

BUT, blu has had privacy issues before. And there was one time when an updated bricked all of the phones of one specific model. (like serously ALL of them)

There is also the Moto G and E phones.

Moto G5 Plus

Moto E4

You need amazon prime to order them but you can subscribe and unsubscribe immediately after ordering so you don't get charged for it.

Edit: you can also get the Moto G5 Plus from motorola's site and also the Moto E

u/miss-ann-thr0pe · 2 pointsr/AndroidQuestions

Get an unlocked Moto G4 Plus for like $200! It has an FP sensor, and near stock software. Here's a link to one on Amazon

u/PopDownBlocker · 3 pointsr/lgv30

And I completely understand your perspective as well.

I just don't know why you would go from the S8+ to the V30 when LG phones tend to go down in value/cost after several months.

For example, the LG V20 is $370 almost a year later. It released last Sept. 29th for $830.

Why rush to get the V30?

u/scrubling · 4 pointsr/Android

Planning on ordering the 2018Nokia 6.1 US variant on launch this Sunday but I came across this listing on Amazon. Is this the correct version?

Nokia 6.1 (2018) - 32 GB - Unlocked Smartphone (AT&T/T-Mobile) - 5.5" Screen - Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B4KPFKM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_ES26Ab4NGYRSY

u/yoyui · 3 pointsr/pebble

As u/misterburnz pointed out, the Mighty is practically the Pebble Core without the GPS. However I completely forgot about the Unihertz Jelly Pro: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075276XNQ its a tiny android 7.0 phone. thats almost certainly the best option as a Core replacement. It has GPS, calling, a (poor) camera, a headphone jack or bluetooth, and more recent version of Android than any of the watches. it has poor battery life, but sufficient for what you’d use a Core for.

u/angrygamer1023 · 2 pointsr/Android

With some searching around, I was able to find a good phone.

  1. Blue Life One X


    16 GB of memory

    2 GB of RAM
    13 MP camera

    Runs 5.1 lolipop

    1.3 GHZ Octacore processor

    Has Corning Gorilla Glass 2

    Has dual sims


    Cost 138 Euros, 38 over your budget - but you would have to be a fool to not get it

    *Has no modding community, although it runs Lolipop and has great specs, so I don't see how it would be an issue

u/avipars · 1 pointr/PickAnAndroidForMe

Nexus 5X. Software = Straight from google, so no bloatware and faster software updates.

u/cyberloop3000 · 8 pointsr/de

Da ist dann aber Xiaomi der wirklich weitaus bessere Anbieter. ;)

u/Sapharodon · 2 pointsr/zenfone2

First one that comes to mind (that IIRC just got released) is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. Though I'm not a fan of MIUI (rather, it's slow and dubious update history), it'll be similarly sized and well priced in typical Xiaomi fashion.

Though it's not a "future" release, Blu just released their Life One X (2016) for a staggering $150. Despite the price, it has a 1080p 5.2" screen, 13mp camera, is on 5.1.1 and is confirmed to get Marshmallow in early 2016. It'll probably have significantly better band support in the US than Xiaomi's offerings - hell, it even has Band 12 support. That said, I don't know if it has NFC support or not.

Edit: Apparently Alcatel was planning a One Touch Idol 3X (with an AMOLED display and a more "premium" feel than the Idol 3), but it was cancelled. What a shame, I bet it would have been a marvelous phone for the price.

u/helix-helix · 3 pointsr/nexus5x

It appears Amazon and B&H have the same deal:

Amazon link

B&H link

u/codenamejack · 2 pointsr/hardwareswap

if you can extend your budget , this is a good one for 145 + 1 year warranty and brand new.