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Best budget Android phone

by Hartwell624 / July 9, 2016 8:27 PM PDT

Hello, I'm selling my Samsung Galaxy A8 for about $360 (give or take) and am in need of the best bang for my buck Android phone I can get under that price with these features for my personal preference:

-Gyroscope, Accelerometer, & GPS (fingerprint would be nice not necessary)
-3050 or more mAh battery
-Root-able
-Decent camera with rear flash (mainly for selfies)
-2 or more GB ram (preferably 3-4)
-Quad or Octa core
-Android Lollipop (Marshmallow preferably)

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So far
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 10, 2016 7:40 AM PDT

If I was to buy a new Android phone these hit my short list.

LG G5.
Google's own Nexus models.
Moto models.

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by Hartwell624 / July 11, 2016 4:31 AM PDT
In reply to: So far

LG G5 250 less mAh of battery, dual core CPU, almost $600, google nexus 6p almost $600, and LG nexus 5X 350 less mAh of battery but hardware slightly better.

P.S Google's own nexus models are unavailable

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I just checked.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 11, 2016 8:11 AM PDT
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And the Nexus models are available. I can't guess why you can't get one.

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by Hartwell624 / July 11, 2016 10:39 AM PDT
In reply to: I just checked.

Yep, I had to use a VPN since it's not *technically* available in my country, its $350 which is what I'm looking for but after shipping and customs, it's bound to be an extra 30 or so, I guess I'll keep that on my list. Any cheaper options out there?

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I think I found something
by Hartwell624 / July 11, 2016 10:51 AM PDT
In reply to: I just checked.

The OnePlus 2, 250 mAh more battery, 2 GB more RAM, better CPU and GPU, gyroscope, and 50 bucks cheaper. Thoughts?

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For me that was not on my list.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 11, 2016 11:30 AM PDT

Mostly because of their weird marketing. If companies want me to buy a thing, then you need to make it available. Their concept or invitation only had me forget them.

Maybe it's good, but the company left me without a way to buy so it's never on my list.

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What?
by Hartwell624 / July 12, 2016 10:06 AM PDT

I don't get it you can buy it from the website what invitation are you talking about?

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It was their way of marketing last year.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 12, 2016 10:14 AM PDT
In reply to: What?

So while it might be an OK phone, for me it made my list of annoying companies that I didn't buy from.

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lol
by Hartwell624 / July 12, 2016 10:16 AM PDT

why would you care how they market it's just a phone lmao

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but...
by Hartwell624 / July 12, 2016 10:16 AM PDT

if you have any other ideas I'd totally be open to them I still didn't sell my phone yet

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Here there are many good to great phones.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 12, 2016 10:36 AM PDT
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I picked up an iPhone 5S refurb for under 250USD, some MotoE for under 200 and so on. There are so many good and great phones now that I can be picky. In my view, Oneplus had no reason to make buying a pain. So for me I just went elsewhere.

Why do I have more than one phone? The office writes apps so I get a lot of exposure to many models.

What am I carrying today?
The LG G4 and an iPhone 5S.

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mobile
by selvaa4n / August 24, 2016 2:50 AM PDT

lenovo vibe k5 is the best mobile.

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