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What are some hot android smartphones out in the market to purchase from ebay or Craigslist and hook up on V mobile with no contract?

A friend of mine is interested and likes to have speed, fast browsing features, fast live webcam, and quality pictures at priority.

What is your guy's opinion?

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What are some hot android smartphones out in the market to purchase from ebay or Craigslist and hook up on V mobile with no contract?
Only Virgin MobileUSA devices can be on the VMUSA network. It is CDMA so you can't just pop in a SIM.

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A friend of mine is interested and likes to have speed, fast browsing features, fast live webcam, and quality pictures at priority.
The only thing you are going to find that meets those needs is the Evo V, it is the only with 4G. Unless you're in a real good 3G area you're not going to find fast browsing features. For speed and quality pictures you're looking at the Evo V or the One V.
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Only Virgin MobileUSA devices can be on the VMUSA network. It is CDMA so you can't just pop in a SIM.


The only thing you are going to find that meets those needs is the Evo V, it is the only with 4G. Unless you're in a real good 3G area you're not going to find fast browsing features. For speed and quality pictures you're looking at the Evo V or the One V.
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Is there a difference between the HTC EVO V and HTC EVO 4GLTE that sprint offers?
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Is there a difference between the HTC EVO V and HTC EVO 4GLTE that sprint offers?
One is a sprint device and one is a VMUSA device. There may be some minor differences but that is the major difference.
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Is there a difference between the HTC EVO V and HTC EVO 4GLTE that sprint offers?
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One is a sprint device and one is a VMUSA device. There may be some minor differences but that is the major difference.
Actually there are lots of differences. The Evo V is the same as the Evo 3D. The Evo 4GLTE is newer (about a year newer) and similar to the HTC One X. There are many hardware differences between the two.
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Actually there are lots of differences. The Evo V is the same as the Evo 3D. The Evo 4GLTE is newer (about a year newer) and similar to the HTC One X.
And just to add what may be the biggest difference, the Evo V 4G (Evo 3D) uses WiMax for 4G, the Evo 4G LTE obviously uses LTE for 4G. Virgin Mobile is unlikely to offer LTE for at least a year (next summer at the earliest), and possibly two years.
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As far as pictures go, the Evo is not the greatest. The lighting has to be even, meaning trying to take a picture in the shade is horrible, or under night situations.
Also, shutter lag is really bad unless you get a fast burst app. Even then, you lose focus quality. So trying to capture those once in a lifetime moments is tedious & disappointing at best.
The 3D images are nice, but for me, only a gimmick that I only use every blue moon.
I've been taking pictures going on 40+ years now, and on a scale of 1 - 10, I rate this phone's camera ability at 4 or maybe 5, but no more. The phone itself though is awesome if you have good signal strength in your area.

All in all, if I had to do over again, and only because of the weak network in my area, I would not buy this phone. Other than that, for a prepaid phone, it's at the top of its field in my opinion.
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As far as pictures go, the Evo is not the greatest. The lighting has to be even, meaning trying to take a picture in the shade is horrible, or under night situations.
Also, shutter lag is really bad unless you get a fast burst app. Even then, you lose focus quality. So trying to capture those once in a lifetime moments is tedious & disappointing at best.
The 3D images are nice, but for me, only a gimmick that I only use every blue moon.
I've been taking pictures going on 40+ years now, and on a scale of 1 - 10, I rate this phone's camera ability at 4 or maybe 5, but no more. The phone itself though is awesome if you have good signal strength in your area.

All in all, if I had to do over again, and only because of the weak network in my area, I would not buy this phone. Other than that, for a prepaid phone, it's at the top of its field in my opinion.
Hi,

Are you referring to the EVO V or the EVO 4GLTE?
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Are you referring to the EVO V or the EVO 4GLTE?
i believe he is talking about the evo V, the evo 4g does not include 3D and has much better hardware on it.
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i believe he is talking about the evo V, the evo 4g does not include 3D and has much better hardware on it.
Also the evo 4glte is not available on Virgin Mobile...
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Hi,

To confirm, so with V Mobile, you need to buy their phones listed on their website and you can buy them through ebay or Craigslist and currently their top phone is the EVO V which has 4G speeds but not 4GLTE speeds, correct?
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I have no idea if you can buy them through craigslist or ebay. I'm sure there are some there. Just be warned if you get one with a bad ESN you're screwed.
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What about straight Talk? What gsm smartphone is hot right now for that carrier?
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What about straight Talk? What gsm smartphone is hot right now for that carrier?
Probably better asked in the straight talk forum.
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What about straight Talk? What gsm smartphone is hot right now for that carrier?
ive done research on it before you can use at&t or t-mobile phones with certian sim cards they offer so basically you can use any phone that you can get that is t-mobile or at&t branded or even unlocked, the only thing i dont like about them is their stingy data rules.
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ive done research on it before you can use at&t or t-mobile phones with certian sim cards they offer so basically you can use any phone that you can get that is t-mobile or at&t branded or even unlocked, the only thing i dont like about them is their stingy data rules.
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What's a hot gsm smartphone for Straighttalk that has excellent quality camera, fast browsing, and fast live webcam? My friends budget is max $250.
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Are you referring to the EVO V or the EVO 4GLTE?
Sorry, the Evo V.
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What's a hot gsm smartphone for Straighttalk that has excellent quality camera, fast browsing, and fast live webcam? My friends budget is max $250.
$250 might not get him exactly what he wants but you might be able to get a 5 mp camera with a front camera. did he say what kind of camera he wants?
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$250 might not get him exactly what he wants but you might be able to get a 5 mp camera with a front camera. did he say what kind of camera he wants?
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Yes, he said at least a 5mp camera. Good thing about straighttalk is there is no contract.

(1) So which phones would you recommend?

(2) Can I unlock my Verizon 4GLTE Samsung Galaxy Nexus and sell it to my friend and they can put in a straighttalk sim and use it? Awkward how my phone has a SIM card and it is Verizon wireless.
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Yes, he said at least a 5mp camera. Good thing about straighttalk is there is no contract.

(1) So which phones would you recommend?

(2) Can I unlock my Verizon 4GLTE Samsung Galaxy Nexus and sell it to my friend and they can put in a straighttalk sim and use it? Awkward how my phone has a SIM card and it is Verizon wireless.
well let me put it this way yes it will work if you can unlock it first, and it may be limited to 2g speeds what you need to do is research the phone figure out which radio bands it can use on gsm frequency then compare those with an at&t or t-mobile phone. if the frequency is different you will be stuck with 2g speeds. does he have good t-mobile service in his area or at&t?
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Yes, he said at least a 5mp camera. Good thing about straighttalk is there is no contract.

(1) So which phones would you recommend?

(2) Can I unlock my Verizon 4GLTE Samsung Galaxy Nexus and sell it to my friend and they can put in a straighttalk sim and use it? Awkward how my phone has a SIM card and it is Verizon wireless.
Isn't the Verizon Galaxy Nexus CDMA? You can't unlock a CDMA phone to use on a GSM network.
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(2) Can I unlock my Verizon 4GLTE Samsung Galaxy Nexus and sell it to my friend and they can put in a straighttalk sim and use it? Awkward how my phone has a SIM card and it is Verizon wireless.
That's because it is an LTE phone. LTE is basically an evolution of HSPA, and it requires a SIM. It is possible to get phones like the Bionic and Razr to work on AT&T/T-Mobile in the US, but it is finicky. I have not heard of anyone doing this with the VZW GNex.

And if you went that route, you definitely need to be ok with spending time occasionally tweaking your phone. You don't just toss the SIM in and go.
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Hello,

My fiend has decided to go with straighttalk and their budget is $200, what's a great gsm phone for them to use with straighttalk?
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What if you buy an unlocked CDMA phone from ebay, will VM let you use it on their network? I don't see why not. It's not like they're making money off of phone sales either way...
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What if you buy an unlocked CDMA phone from ebay, will VM let you use it on their network? I don't see why not. It's not like they're making money off of phone sales either way...

No, you can't do that. They only allow you to use VM USA branded phones on their network... with the exception of one of the Sprint phones (I don't remember which one).
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with the exception of one of the Sprint phones (I don't remember which one).
That was a misunderstanding. They said you could use the Optimus S, S meaning Slider as opposed to Sprint like everyone thought.
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That's incredibly lame. They should let users use any CDMA phone. Users are paying for no-contract monthly service...
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