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Refurbished Smart Phone Advice

by thailen / December 17, 2013 12:11 PM PST

I have had great success in the past with refurbished notebook PC's(Acers). I would like to buy a smart Android(minimum 4.2OS) phone, with a good battery, 16GB memory, minimum 5MP camera, 2 GB, 3G network, good battery, USB port,Wi-fi, at least 1290 x 780 mp,
The guarantee would probably not affect me, since I'm in the states about 50 days a year(I live mostly in Thailand) and obviously a contract would not work for me.
So, how reliable and durable are smart phones and what should I pay and which manufacturers and models would be a good fit? I use the phone mostly for calls, texts, and watching football and baseball games on the Internet(I have Slingbox).

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Look at Samsung Galaxy models
by Pepe7 / December 17, 2013 12:54 PM PST

They sell well here, and you should be able to find a refurb quite easily for this reason. Various HTC models running Android would be my second choice.

What you should pay is relative to what the marketplace is asking, and what is reasonable to your situation. Look on ebay for a rough idea of what you might have to give up to get one of these. It will most certainly vary.

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Where to buy refurbished smart phone?
by CarrieMinton / December 22, 2013 10:59 PM PST

Can anyone help me to buy quality refurbished smart phones? I really want to buy one but not sure where and how to get a good one. I would greatly appreciate your advice. Thank you! Happy

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Very rare.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 23, 2013 12:05 AM PST

But Apple.com has them, and they think pretty highly of them, so much so they give you a warranty to match.
Bob

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