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Seeking advice on new phone...


  1. hybrid2d4x4

    hybrid2d4x4 New Member

    Hi everyone, as the title says, I'm looking into a new phone and while I've done some research myself, I wanted to get some input from people more into phones than I am in case I missed some good options... Here are my must haves (in order of importance):


    • Better than average battery life
    • Fairly small size, ie: 3.5-4.3" screen, and if approaching the upper end of that range, it should be thin (< 1cm / 0.4")
    • At least 720 pixels in the greater dimension ie: 480x800 is OK, 320x480 NOT. Non-TFT screens are preferred (AMOLED, etc.)
    • GPS: a real GPS, not aGPS that relies on carrier data
    • Expandable storage (microSD)
    • $300 or less price without contract
    • ICS or newer
    • standard connectors (ie: microUSB, 3.5mm headphone), not proprietary
    • at least dual core CPU, 1GB RAM

    Based on this list, I'm not looking at high-end, flagship models. I don't care at all about data transfer speeds or anything data-related. I'm a minimalistic phone user: I use it for music playback, texting, phone calls, checking email and fbook messages in order of decreasing use. I'm not getting it on a contract, so as long as it's unlocked or unlockable and has a SIM/microSIM slot, carriers are a non-issue. If you know a few phones that fit the bill, please list them. Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

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  2. timelord65

    timelord65 Well-Known Member

    AT&t Galaxy s2 used on straight talk would be your best bet. Still a great device but no longer top of the food chain.
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