Wanted: cheap unlocked android recommendation


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  1. tigerdog

    tigerdog Member This Topic's Starter

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    Background: I am a Verizon customer and travel internationally fairly often. My renewal was due and I was sick and tired of my Samsung Saga WinMo phone. At the time, there were no CDMA/GSM Android phones on Verizon so I bought a Motorola Droid X and love it! However, when I leave the country I'm forced back onto my Saga. I've looked at the Droid 2 global (ho hum) and Droid Pro (hate the keyboard) and really want to use my X most of the time. I've seen a couple of chinese unlocked quad band androids on the interwebz. I'm thinking I could potentially move the SIM from my Saga to an unlocked phone and use it while out of the country then transfer service back to the X when I return.

    Burning Question: Are there any worthwhile unlocked Android phones available for <$200?

    Suggestions welcome.
     

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  2. drstein2004

    drstein2004 New Member

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    ouch! 200$ is a quite low budget for an unlocked phone. If that is really your budget you should look at a second hand phone.

    Another option is unlocking your phone though some hack...or are you completely against it?
     
  3. abhinavm

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    I don't know if Samsung Galaxy 5 and 3 are available in your countries, but they are pretty cheap and good to use.

    In India, Galaxy 5 costs around $200 and Galaxy 3 around $270.

    I've also heard that LG have launched an amazing phone which costs around $300....


    All the rates mentioned above are for unlocked phones
     
  4. tigerdog

    tigerdog Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ignoring the iPhone lookalikes, there are a few interesting items on this site but I have no way of knowing about compatibility. I expect quality to be questionable but this is for occasional use when traveling and won't be subject to two years of daily beatings.
     
  5. lordofthereef

    lordofthereef Well-Known Member

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    I doubt you are going to find much input in this forum regarding those knock-off phones. I suppose if you are willing to take the risk, go for it. I would sooner get that droid 2 global and call it a day. At least you kow you are getting something reliable this way.
     

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