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Which phone should I get for grandmother in Ukraine

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  1. LeoBloom

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    Before anyone says something: Moto G is out of the question. It's not sold locally.

    I'm looking to spend around $180 dollars or less. The website I have to use is rozetka.com.ua (we have to exchange another purchase so we will be getting credit there).

    I'm looking for:
    * 4 - 4.5 inch display
    * AOSP skin (I don't trust manufacturer skins unless you know from personal experience that the skin is ok)

    Rozetka Website
    180 dollars in UAH is ~1500 - be sure to adjust the price range on the left of the page.

    So far I've found
    Prestigio MultiPhone 5400 Duo
    Gigabyte GSmart Aku A1

    These companies aren't familiar to me as I live in the US so I'd appreciate some input from you guys!

    Edit: List of companies offered at the store for the price range that I am looking for (# must be over 0)

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    Which companies should I look at? I'd prefer to stay away from Samsung because I haven't like my experience with it here in the US.
     

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    I know you said not the moto g but couldnt you buy online it from somewhere else in europe? (Or theres a google play edition)
    I dont know the other phones but i doubt if theyre as good as the moto for that price and the moto is very close to stock android
     
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    Thread moved to sub-forum focused on the very question you are asking.

    Moto G sounds great by the way.

    ... Thom
     
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    Below are all the ones I found. I'd be careful in what you choose. Some specs are missing in the descriptions. All the ones I listed are manufacturers I've heard of before. But that doesn't really mean anything. Even big names like Samsung and HTC make some crap devices. You're playing a gambling game when you look at obscure devices.

    Prestigio MultiPhone 5044 - 235$
    LG Optimus L9 - 206$
    Gigabyte GSmart Maya M1 v2 - 194$
    Acer Liquid E1 Duo - 188$
    Lenovo A516 - 176$
    Gigabyte Gsmart Alto A2 - 157$
    Prestigio MultiPhone 5450 Duo - 143$
    Gigabyte GSmart Aku A1 - 152$
    ZTE V880G - 147$
    Huawei Ascend Y511-U30 - 126$
    Gigabyte GSmart Maya M1 - 124$
     
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    I'm amazed your grandmother is up to using a smartphone.

    My mother struggles with a old fashioned push button mobile phone - she still insists on keeping her's turned off unless she's actually making a call.

    Somewhat foolishly we got her an iPad for Xmas. Big mistake. I keep getting e-mails (with the entire e-mail in the subject) asking tricky technical questions like where to find the comma.
     
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    Yes, I was quite impressed at how quickly she adjusted to my mother's WP phone so I figured that she should get a smartphone of her own. That said, she doesn't do internet browsing - it's strictly for texting, calling and taking pictures. Still, I can't say my grandfather would adjust this quickly :)

    Thanks so much for the comprehensive list. I'll take a look through these right now.
     

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