What phone to buy?

Hello, I'm looking for a new phone to swap out for my old iPhone 4. Since I wanna try out android, and have had in the past i'm looking for something that is not being run on iOS of course.
As i'm a student, i don't have much money and i'm looking to spend 450 dollars tops. What kind of phone can you guys recommend i get? Happy

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I find iPhone users unhappy on such moves.
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Re: cheap phone
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Best Smartphones of 2015

Samsung Galaxy S6
Samsung's Galaxy S6 is the best Android phone of 2015 so far, although we've yet to see what's to come from the LG G4 and Sony Xperia Z4. It's fast, it's well built, it has a gorgeous screen and the software isn't overly intrusive. The fingerprint scanner is vastly improved, the heart-rate scanner a potential draw for some users, and the wireless- and fast charging welcome inclusions. We'd like to see the price come down (which we are sure it will) and it's a shame we've lost the removable battery, waterproofing and microSD support, but these are all things we can live with.

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
The Xperia Z3 compact is great little smartphone offering pretty much everything available on the full-size Z3 (including PS4 Remote Play and High-Res audio) apart from a Full HD screen. The new design is thinner and lighter plus the display is bigger than previously. At £349, this is not only the best mini smartphone you can buy, it's one of the best smartphones around.

LG has gone down an unexpected route with leather models which we like apart from a couple of colours. The so called ceramic model will be cheaper but feels cheap and plasticky. On the whole, hardware is once again strong - particularly the camera - but not massively different from the G3 and has tough competition. We feel build quality could be better with a metal frame and dimensions going down, not the reverse. This is the flagship to go for if you want a removable battery and expandable storage but it's a shame to see features like wireless charging dropped.

When the LG G3 came in at under £500 we were impressed. A year on and a phone that packs amazing features including a Quad HD display and a camera with a laser auto focus is one of the bargains of the market. The LG G3 is surprisingly small considering the 5.5in display and we like the more premium design. It's another winner from LG, and well worth your consideration in 2015.

HTC One M9
The HTC One M9 is a genuinely desirable smartphone with the best design and build available in Android land, even with Samsung upping the ante. It's good to see the powerful Snapdragon 810 and more memory, however, some key hardware remains the same meaning M8 users are unlikely to be tempted to upgrade – and the old model is now an attractive buy at around £350. The fact the Galaxy S6 is the same price with more impressive specs is also not a good thing for HTC.

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Are you sure about this?

That sounds like a copy/paste job rather that your own work. For example my LG G4 did not have a leather case.

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you can refer Samsung's Galaxy S6 edge ,android phone.

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I would strongly recommend the Zenfone 2- the 2GB model is 200 and the 4GB model is about 300. It has very snappy performance, but the camera is mediocre and the volume button on the back might deter some.

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Easy to reply

With this budget u shouldn't even hesitate just go for the galaxy s6

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Choose the right phone :)

If you need one now I love motorola phones so the style would be great and the camera is supposed to be WAY better.

If you're always needing to fast charge the one plus 2 won't be worth it but the battery life is good enough where you shouldn't have to be running to your charger. I think the Samsung S6 is better than the G4 just based on software (girlfriend just got the S6 its pretty rad and has fast charging plus the camera is amazing).

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