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Thinking about a new cell phone

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posted on Aug, 2 2018 @ 07:34 AM
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As the title says I'm considering a new phone.
I have a galaxy now that's maybe 4 years old.
It works fine but that can change quickly as my phones do get pretty beat up. I find it's best to be prepared.

Anyways there is no way in holy hell I'm going to pay $1150.00 for an iphone x.
There is a cheaper model but it's only got 64gb memory and that sucks.

The new galaxies are in the $800's too so I'm not interested in going there either.

I know both are good phones but I can buy a mac home computer for that kind of cash.

Does anyone have experience with other brands of smart phones? There are a bunch on the market today but I just dont trust the online reviews.

I would much rather spend $400 on a phone.

I dont use the phone for games much because I'm old and can't see...lol

Texting, internet searches, music,Facebook
Basic tasks.

What say you?




posted on Aug, 2 2018 @ 07:36 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Save yourself some money.



About 34 dollars. Works without cell service. Great for conference sessions. Hard to lose.



posted on Aug, 2 2018 @ 07:41 AM
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a reply to: swanne

The battery doesn't last long enough so I'll pass on that model



posted on Aug, 2 2018 @ 07:42 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

I use prepaid. They have a Galaxy S7 for $399.



posted on Aug, 2 2018 @ 07:45 AM
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Been Using a cheap Motorola G play.

Only two complaints. I lost the power button a year ago, and memory 16 gig.

If your phone is getting beat up.

Order a phone protector for it.

Make sure it's no less than 32 gig of memory storage plus sd space and no less than 4 gig on the available memory.



posted on Aug, 2 2018 @ 07:53 AM
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a reply to: neo96

I gave my mother in law my old galaxy with 16gb memory. The operating system took up half of the space...lol

Yeah, I'm looking at 128gb, 64 works now but I worry it will not down the road.

And i use an otter box but the buttons still wear out and the charge cord slot is touchy.



posted on Aug, 2 2018 @ 08:00 AM
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I agree with Zaphod, I have a Galaxy S7 Edge I picked up on Ebay for less than $300.

Not the newest, which I could care less about, has plenty of features of which most I don't use anyway. But its plenty fast...graphics are spectacular, and it's not a iPhone lol. The camera is phenomenal, and if you want more memory, purchase a larger SD card like I did.

I'm totally satisfied, and like you, NO, I am not paying out the wazoo or financing, for Pete's sake, a freaking phone. That's just stupid to me.

ETA: You can also 'root' your phone to get rid of bloatware and have better control over permissions for apps, performance, and overall system functions. Believe me, it's a game changer.


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posted on Aug, 2 2018 @ 08:01 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Could always look in to wireless charging phones.



posted on Aug, 2 2018 @ 08:02 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

The last phone I got was a Motorola. I'm over Samsung it comes with too much crap on it. The motorola I got came with pretty much nothing built in and runs android 7. Permission management has gotten a lot better in newer androids. Each permission can be turned off individually for each app and granted only for things you need. Plus if you go android I recommend checking out the F-Droid open source repository for open source alternatives to stock apps and such.



posted on Aug, 2 2018 @ 08:08 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

There are many articles out there with the best phones for 2018 depending upon what you want to do.

Assuming you want android.

The S9
Google Pixel 2 - Hands down, best camera on a smartphone
OnePlus 5

LG G6 is an older phone, with an an older chipset, but in the $400 dollar range

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posted on Aug, 2 2018 @ 08:10 AM
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a reply to: dug88

I hate all the crap that came on my last Samsung.
You can turn all the apps off but they still take up space.

That's one thing I was hoping to avoid.



posted on Aug, 2 2018 @ 08:12 AM
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originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: Bluntone22

Could always look in to wireless charging phones.



It's not really practical for me.



posted on Aug, 2 2018 @ 08:15 AM
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a reply to: grey580

I've read some articles on these phones but I'm looking for people with actual experience with the phones.

The brochure is nice but what about hands on?



posted on Aug, 2 2018 @ 08:16 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Used or refurbished iPhone 6 128GB $180 - $350 depending on condition.

Here is a link: Amazon



posted on Aug, 2 2018 @ 08:17 AM
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I’m still running on an iPhone 5 in a black Magpul excutive case. Fits in my back pocket. I don’t know what I’ll do when it dies.

Note: a good hack I have found is to carry a folded $100 bill and a business card in the case behind the phone. It’s made life a bit more pleasant a few times.



posted on Aug, 2 2018 @ 08:20 AM
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originally posted by: Middleoftheroad
a reply to: Bluntone22

Used or refurbished iPhone 6 128GB $180 - $350 depending on condition.

Here is a link: Amazon



Apple just apologized for slowing down their older models.
I'm going to avoid the fruit cartel if at all possible.



posted on Aug, 2 2018 @ 08:21 AM
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Having crapped out three phones now due to water (two in puddles, one in the toilet...) I bought a Moto G3. It's a bit old now but I can drop it a bucket of water for an hour with no problems at all....it'll even take photos and video under water. Cost me 200euros but well worth it.



posted on Aug, 2 2018 @ 08:28 AM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22

originally posted by: Middleoftheroad
a reply to: Bluntone22

Used or refurbished iPhone 6 128GB $180 - $350 depending on condition.

Here is a link: Amazon



Apple just apologized for slowing down their older models.
I'm going to avoid the fruit cartel if at all possible.


Yea I heard about that as well but didn't see any difference in my iPhone 6's performance. I did take advantage of the $29 battery replacement though, so maybe that addressed the issue?



posted on Aug, 2 2018 @ 08:28 AM
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I have pixel 2, the XL model. By far the best phone I've ever had. It's fast, plenty of memory, camera is good, but I don't take many pictures and the battery life is amazing.

Not much bloatware on it as far as I can tell.



posted on Aug, 2 2018 @ 08:32 AM
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Refurbed Galaxy Note 7. The battery issue has been corrected, so it theoretically should not explode.




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