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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by drgxpw, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. drgxpw

    drgxpw Newbie
    Thread Starter

    While I have enjoyed this phone, I think it's time to move on. Can anyone tell me what would be a good upgrade? Not looking to spend more than $200 for it. So far, the HTC Desire 816 Android seems to be the go to phone. I'm on Sprint prepaid btw.

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  2. bg4m3r

    bg4m3r Android Expert

    I wouldn't recommend HTC. Their phones don't have removable batteries, and they're crappy ones at that. They also seem to be inconvenient to root. The Droid DNA requires Sunshine to root.

    I would suggest something LG personally. I just got a G3 and don't regret it despite having trouble getting it rooted (Boost variant seems to be the only one with this problem). G2 is probably around $200 by now.

    Otherwise, my next pick would be something Samsung.
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  3. kwiknuts

    kwiknuts Well-Known Member

    I'll be keeping my Volt till it dies. LOL
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  4. Curtis1973

    Curtis1973 Android Expert

    I would suggest the htc 626,avoid the galaxy j3. Samsung has went to the extreme to make rooting difficult. and the phone battery drains at an unbelievable rate. i just took mine off an all night charge about 20 minutes ago and its already lost 4% battery. Ridiculous.

    the 626 has a decent development community on xda with a few roms.
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  5. DaKillaWilla

    DaKillaWilla Well-Known Member

    Ebay had a deal a few days ago on a zte warp elite for $99 with a PayPal code that took $15 off. They haven't been able to root it yet, but there working on it.
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  6. SykkNyzz

    SykkNyzz Android Enthusiast

    Just reread that... But it couldn't hurt
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  7. HasH_BrowN

    HasH_BrowN Android Expert

    On amazon:
    • G2 $89 - $99
    • G3 $136 - $145
    • HTC 816 $118 - $129
    • LG Flex $136 - $154
    Just look for used deals, read the condition and shipping cost. Most you can get with free shipping. Whatever choice you make, just be sure to purchase a "tempered glass screen protector" (best kind of insurance) @ ~$7.
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  8. DaKillaWilla

    DaKillaWilla Well-Known Member

    eBay has that $15 off $75 paypal coupon code working again. It makes the zte warp elite $85 again. It's also good towards other phones as well.
    Code is:

LG Volt Forum

The LG Volt release date was May 2014. Features and Specs include a 4.7" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Snapdragon 400 processor, and 3000mAh battery.

May 2014
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