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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Sendarian, Sep 12, 2020.

  1. Sendarian

    Sendarian Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hi All,
    The choice for phone is simply overwhelming, prices, specs, features etc. So I thought I would ask for help.
    Looking for a reasonably priced phone (subjective view) with the following features:
    Android 9+
    Fingerprint Sensor
    QI Charging - I cannot use an adapter that adds on using the USB port
    WIFI, Bluetooth
    GPS
    128GB Capable (using expanded storage if necessary)
    4GB RAM+
    NFC
    As close to stock Android as possible
    Not fussy about Camera

    I am UK based
    I have been using a Motorola Z2 Force which has worked very well. I have been using mods for QI Charging and not much else.
     


  2. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    The gsmarena site has a handy 'phone finder' page that might be a good place to narrow down your choices on what to buy. Go here and look through/adjust the various options, it doesn't cover all those preferences you listed but most of them:
    https://www.gsmarena.com/search.php...0,2900&idFingerprint=1&sWLANs=1&sBluetooths=1
    And don't forget to confirm whatever you buy is compatible with your chosen carrier. That's more of an issue here in the U.S. where cellular services are so anal and territorial but it's still something to consider no matter where you reside.
    Here are another couple of helpful sites for when you're looking to buy a new phone:
    https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-budget-android-phone/
    https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-android-phone/
    Even if you opt to just ignore their 'best' recommendations, the more relevant part of both articles are the details on how and why they made their choices. Use that info to educate yourself so you can make a more informed choice on what to buy that will work out the best for you.
    You mentioned being happy with you Z2 Force, Motorola is making some good phones and at reasonable prices, with running relatively clean versions of Android so a phone like their latest offering the Edge Plus might something to look into:
    https://www.gsmarena.com/motorola_edge+-10119.php
     
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  3. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    for me i trust cnet. they do great reviews and breaks down the phones on what is good and what is not good. their opinions are pretty spot on in my honest opinion.
    https://www.cnet.com/topics/phones/products/

    as @svim suggested gsmarena does a pretty good job on comparison of phones. they have a nifty tool where you can put phones side by side on specs
    https://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3

    i am more of a samsung flagship kind of guy (mostly the note series)....though i am not as much of a fan on their mid tier phones. maybe look into some of their former flagship phones like the s9 or s10 series. you can probably get a good deal for them now.......or wait a few more months at the start of the holiday season. they probably will have some crazy deals on them.
     
  4. Sendarian

    Sendarian Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Not at £1,000 I am afraid. I am far to cheap to spend a grand on a phone.
    For the rest of the info - thank you. I knew there was a website that listed features

    I have ordered a Ulefone Armor 7 which as far as I can tell ticks all the boxes I want. Surprisingly enough the newer ones didn't tick the boxes which seemed a bit wierd

    I shall see what its like when it arrives

    Sean
     
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