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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by StoneSword, Nov 3, 2019.

  1. StoneSword

    StoneSword Lurker
    Thread Starter

    So I need help picking a 50$ Or 75$ phone. I thought the LG G3 would be a great phone but I’m kinda new to the android scene so idk. I was going to root the phone and put something like lineage is on it. Help? (The phone can be used :))
     


  2. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Rooting something that cheap may not be worth the effort.

    That being said, I have excellent results with ZTE devices in that price range.

    Good, solid phones for the money.

    If you don't load them up with apps full of analytics then they are rather capable units in my experience.

    Disable as much bloatware as you can, install a fast SD card, and enjoy.

    At that price range (mine were $40) I wound up with two of them.

    I watch news and movies on one, and game with the other.

    If you do this, pull the SIM card out of the device that is not being used as a phone and then disable the notification(s) for this.

    Use it via Wi-Fi.
    Use the other one with your network.
     
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  3. ocnbrze

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

    what about the orbic wonder

    we have some talented devs supporting the device here on this forum.
    orbic wonder dev thread

    check it out.

    edit:ninja'd.....though i like my suggestion better:cool:......lol
     
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  4. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

     
  5. ocnbrze

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

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  6. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    Someone wants to dump their Samsung Galaxy SII somewhere but even after all these years I think 50-75 USD is to low for that phone.
     
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  7. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    My experiences with Samsung are only noteworthy because of the amount of bad ones, hahaha.

    I can tell someone where to dump that Samsung, but be sure to have another phone with the number of a plumber handy...

    Hahaha, just kidding.
    (not really)
     
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  8. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    I personally would like to see a phone with a minimum 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory with the Go OS.

    I was amazed at the lack of bloatware/spyware and the efficient way it works on my crappy little VLE5.

    I swore I would never use another 1GB phone, but it is keeping up nicely with my other 2GB devices.

    Sure, gaming hard puts stress on it, but it is still amazing compared to the ZTE 812 Maven that I had long ago.

    Right now, even with a full supply of added user apps (including two large games, a large VOIP app, and a large VPN app, the system and my apps only use 3.05GB of internal memory on it, out of 5.19GB available to the user.
     
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  9. vera pantano

    vera pantano Newbie

    I would have recommended Samsung, but I don't do it as I'm experiencing really bad condition my Samsung device as of now. As per my recent experience, I felt that Xiaomi is playing well around..Check out Xiaomi model that fits your budget
     
  10. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    I would never recommend Xiaomi as they use MIUI, and are well known as being full of spyware.

    https://thehackernews.com/2016/09/xiaomi-android-backdoor.html
     
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  11. noidodroid

    noidodroid Well-Known Member

    Try getting a Schok Turbo Freedom or Freedom XL!
     
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  12. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    It's good to see you participating, @noidodroid, but before taking the time and effort to post helpful info, you might want to note the OP's date, and/or when the original poster was last here. In this thread's case, the OP hasn't been back since posting--six months ago!
     
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