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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Rgarner, Dec 19, 2020.

  1. Rgarner

    Rgarner Android Expert
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    Believe it or not, I am considering that. Target seems to have a bunch of them. What is the cheapest 128 gb phone with a decent camera? Maybe if I got it and the sd card and the case all at the same time it might finally work...
     



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  2. ocnbrze

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

    to help you in your search i would use gsmarena phone finder

    what's your price range? what size phone are you looking for? is there a brand you prefer?
     
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  3. Rgarner

    Rgarner Android Expert
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    I am used to Samsung but willing to consider others, maybe Moto G. I hope to spend $200 to maybe $250. Beyond that is unlikely. It does not have to be physically huge, but as much ROM and RAM as possible, and of course enormous sd capability.
     
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  4. ocnbrze

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

    the phone finder at gsmarena i linked you to can help you narrow down your choices for you.

    or if you are brave enough to venture out, i would go to Best Buy and look and play around with the various phones they have out on display. sometimes, especially now, they will have exclusive deals with the various carriers on certain phones. they should have some good deals to offer you.

    maybe start with something like this:
    Moto G Stylus Cell Phone with 128GB Memory (Unlocked) - Mystic Indigo
     
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  5. Rgarner

    Rgarner Android Expert
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    That looks good. What do they mean by activated? I guess that means having a sim card. I was planning to use it wifi only. By the way, the phone finder said 0 results. I must be using it wrong.
     
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  6. ocnbrze

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

    yeah i linked to an unlocked phone, so it will need to be activated if you plan on using any cellular service. if you just want it for wifi, then there is no need for activation.
     
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  7. Rgarner

    Rgarner Android Expert
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    That is good to know. I hate that it costs $50 more that way. I will probably look into it, thanks.
     
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  8. ocnbrze

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

    those are mostly chinese phones........i would pass on those. there is just no support for them here. i would stick with the name brands......even though xiaomi and oneplus are pretty big......in china though.

    but this is my opinion. i'm sure others have great experience with them, but if your carrier has no support for them, i would look for something else......just my 2 cents.
     
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  9. Trom

    Trom Android Enthusiast

    The "unlocked" phones offered on Amazon AR GSM
     
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  10. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    I understand that carriers like Verizon and Sprint have an activation procedure for BYOD. Where they'll only register and activate certain devices that they approve, and Xiaomi is not one of them. I've read many times on AF about this. You can't just insert a Verizon or Sprint SIM into any device and it connects. They have to register and activate a phone's IMEI, MEID, and/or ESN.
     
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  11. Trom

    Trom Android Enthusiast

    The unlocked phones on Amazon are GSM and won't work with Verizon or Sprint, anyway. The unlocked phones that I've purchased have worked flawlessly, my carrier is AT&T. I had a Huawei Honor 8 for a couple of years, and for the past year and a half I've been using a OnePlus 7, which is the best phone I've ever had. That includes a Note 5 I bought the week that they were introduced. One of the nice things about unlocked phones is that there are no BS apps pre loaded by the carrier, my OnePlus was especially barren, there was really nothing beyond a camera app, a contact list, a messenger, a gallery, gmail, and a file manager, which suited me just fine.
     
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  13. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    As I thought in the US. If you're buying "international" or grey import, you should be aware of carrier restrictions.
     
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  14. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    A thought from issues that have been posted in the past on AF. "international" Samsungs are often grey imports, like from the Middle East, Hong Kong, Malaysia, etc.

    AFAIK Samsung US can't and won't honour warranty on dual-SIM foreign phones, and they've had to go back to the region or country they were originally intended to be sold in. Also there's been posts about phones not receiving updates.

    And I know some people have had similar issues with grey market Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras and lenses, like been refused warranty service.
     
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  15. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    How many DVD did you convert. Still won't fill the phone but all your favorite movies are on your phone.
     
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