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Any Good, Cheap Android Phones?

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Since my HTC G2 has been bricked(ugh, I done messed up), I want to get a new phone since I don't have insurance on it and don't think I'd get a refund.

 

 

Are there any cheap, efficient Android phones?(Thinking under $120, used/refurbished).

 

 

 

I'd prefer if it had a camera on the face but it's not necessary lol.

 

 

Thanks!

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Nexus 5

beautiful

cheap

amazing

Also not gonna happen under $120 :P

 

2 things: are you sure you can't fix your G2? And are you sure you want an android phone for $120? At that price you may as well get a dumbphone because it's likely to be crap otherwise.

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How'd you brick it?

 

BTW: Nexus 5 is great, except for the camera. The camera still sucks. I'd know: I have one. I'd also recommend you look at buying it outright at Google's Play Store--so that you have the choice of Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile, or others. Grab the 32GB version too--there's no external storage available.

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AFAIK any Android phone around that price is going to be crap. If you're open to jumping platforms, then the Nokia Lumia 520 (WP8) is a great choice for a low price.

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My relatives have the Samsung Stratosphere, and they haven't had any problems with it, other than my uncle leaving it in his truck all day on the hottest day of summer, which fried the phone.

 

You could also look at the LG Lucid 2

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How's the Samsung Galaxy Blaze? I'm looking into that - it looks pretty good.

 

 

I also like the Lumia, but isn't the OS on it very selective when it comes to apps?

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I also like the Lumia, but isn't the OS on it very selective when it comes to apps?

 

What do you mean? If you're referring to lack of apps, then sure you don't have as many as Android or iOS have but you have all the essentials needed and then some. For example, you can download a GBA emulator from the Windows Store and then sync some GBA ROMs using Skydrive and you've got yourself a pretty sweet setup.

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AFAIK any Android phone around that price is going to be crap. If you're open to jumping platforms, then the Nokia Lumia 520 (WP8) is a great choice for a low price.

Personally, I'd skip Windows Phone because (IMO) it's fudgeing annoying. You can get half-decent Android phones in the pricerange--just look for less common models and bid on eBay or look at Craigslist. Low-end phones from 1 year ago will probably be in that price range. 2 year old high-end phones are more easy to get. Your carrier may have some refurbs in decent condition. Otherwise, you can get a Galaxy S2 or the like--depending on your carrier. Decent phone, decent hardware. Battery life sucks, but you can't have it all. Edited by Bob-sama

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AFAIK any Android phone around that price is going to be crap. If you're open to jumping platforms, then the Nokia Lumia 520 (WP8) is a great choice for a low price.

Personally, I'd skip Windows Phone because (IMO) it's fudgeing annoying. You can get half-decent Android phones in the pricerange--just look for less common models and bid on eBay or look at Craigslist. Low-end phones from 1 year ago will probably be in that price range. 2 year old high-end phones are more easy to get. Your carrier may have some refurbs in decent condition. Otherwise, you can get a Galaxy S2 or the like--depending on your carrier. Decent phone, decent hardware. Battery life sucks, but you can't have it all.

 

Any reason why it's annoying, or you just dislike the OS?

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I dislike the Metro interface and the way most Windows Phones have things setup. It's not an interface I find intuitive or particularly flexible. Personally, I'm on an LG Nexus 5 and my old phone was a Galaxy S2.

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How's the Samsung Galaxy Blaze? I'm looking into that - it looks pretty good.

 

 

I also like the Lumia, but isn't the OS on it very selective when it comes to apps?

I have the AT&T version of that phone. It's actually not a bad phone. The camera is pretty good for the quality of the phone except at night. I can't speak for much since my phone is rooted and I don't know how well it works on stock but on the couple of times I've used it when it was, i liked it. Especially if it's just a temporary phone I think it'd be fine. You could try and look for unlocked phones on craigslist or something too, just scout them out, that's how I got mine for $100. Perfect condition, not a single scratch but that is just for my case, just trying to prove that phones bought off people aren't always bad.

Edited by Darkblister4

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Moto G is what you want.

If it's in the price range, I fully support that suggestion.

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Moto G is what you want.

If it's in the price range, I fully support that suggestion.

Yep, Moto G has amazing reviews. Obviously it isn't the fastest phone out there, but it's still good.

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