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Cheap (yet cool) android phones - under $40?

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by BlackTigress, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. BlackTigress

    BlackTigress Member
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    I've had my motorola droid for a while, and I'm sick of it's constant wifi problem (constantly goes off and on for no reason). On top of that, my ex gave it to me..So I'm pretty much sick of it in general..

    I currently don't have any phone service (I Only use wifi), so I was wondering if there are any Good, cheap (even old) android phones out there that I could buy from like Amazon for under $40..Led Notification would be great, but it isn't needed. I've tried to look on Google (of course), but didn't find anything too decent in particular..Any recommendations?

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  2. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Extreme Android User

    for that price what you'll get is an unreliable, crash-and-lag-prone device with a very short battery life of about 4-6 hours. usually running an ancient version of Android such as 2.2 or 2.3. that price range is common for phones from Straight Talk, Net10, and so on, usually branded as a Samsung Galaxy Centura or ZTE Merit, and i'm sure they're just badge-engineered and have no real ties with Samsung or ZTE or so on.

    If what you want is something to use wifi calling with i'd go looking for a secondhand iPhone like a 3GS or an iPod touch used. they go super cheap these days but have a more fluid UI and last longer since there are no cell radios on the latter as far as battery goes. just put Google Voice or Pinger on there and enjoy.
  3. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Don't think you're going to find anything that's any good for under $40 bucks. You can get one for around $40, but believe me you'll soon be very sick of the thing and can be real garbage. If you had a Motorola Droid, maybe look at something commensurate with it or better and more up to date of course, and do not go cheapo.
  4. AMOCO

    AMOCO The Computer Guy
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    Check on Ebay,Was looking and found the Kyocera Hydro for under $40.
    But you just have to look.
  5. kate

    kate Dreaming of Bugdroid.

    Hi BlackTigress, I moved your thread to the Device Comparisons forum :)

    Can you manage to spend $59? Best Buy currently has the Boost Mobile Moto G on sale for only $59 - great deal for a brand new quad core phone :)

    Best Buy - Boost Mobile Moto G

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