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Affordable Android Phone Under 250 USD

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So lately I have been looking into getting a cheap android phone while I wait for about 6-8 months until I can buy a flagship phone. The budget I have right now is somewhere around 160-250 USD to get a new phone. I'm currently coming from an iPhone SE on metroPCS (T-Mobile) , it's been a good phone and all but its size factor and battery is starting to get to me. Since I am a student, I spend the majority of my free time on my phone on youtube and social media. But it has gotten to a point where its small screen and obsolete battery has become a large nuisance for me. Right now I am looking for a phone in the specified price range above and that has at least a 1080p screen, good to great battery, promising specs, 32-64gb of storage, type-c is optional but definitely a headphone jack. I read some stuff about the Moto G6 but It seems like it comes off as a very fragile phone with acceptable battery life. And then there's the Xiaomi Mi A2, it seemed good so far but it does not have a headphone jack which I am very skeptical about since I use wired headphones. Anyways, I'm just looking for some recommendations on a phone I can get. Any recommendations?

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Note 8's sell for right around $250.

 

Give me a week or 2 and I can sell you mine, upgrading anyways.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

my hands are small so the Note 8 is too big for me I'd say and I have a thing about screen privacy which is why I tend to lean towards small phone since I don't want people looking at my phone while I'm using it. But I'll think about it, do you have any recommendations?

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3 hours ago, GloomyBoi said:

my hands are small so the Note 8 is too big for me I'd say and I have a thing about screen privacy which is why I tend to lean towards small phone since I don't want people looking at my phone while I'm using it. But I'll think about it, do you have any recommendations?

If not the Note 8, then the S8. Basically the same phone but smaller, and with worse battery life.

 

I wills say, after 2 years of using the note 8 you do get used to the screen.

 

If you do decide you want my Note 8, I'll sell it for $250. Just respond here or Dm me :)


Main PC: AMD Ryzen 1700 (8c/16t), MSI B350 Tomahawk, NDH 15, T-Force Delta RGB 16GB, Asus ROG STRIX RX-580, nVidia GTX 560, Samsung 128GB NVME, Crucial MX-300 1.05TB, 8TB WD Red/White, Corsair CX 750

School Laptop: Early 2014 Macbook Air. Intel i5-4260U, 4GB RAM, 128GB Apple PCI-E SSD, Intel HD Graphics 5000

Phone: iPhone XS Max 64GB: A12 Bionic. 4GB RAM, 6.5-inch 2,688 x 1,242 OLED, 3,174 mAh 

Wearables: Sony 1000XM2

Random devices in various stages of working: Dell Inspiron 1000 (Works perfect other than battery), Late 2008 Macbook Aluminum Unibody (For Sale), Gateway Solo W2000 Laptop (For writing floppies, needs a battery), iBook G4 (For Sale.), Surface 3 (Touch screen is borked, perfect otherwise.), Lenovo G580 (For Sale)

 

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"I looked to the sky in angst and yelled into the vast blue emptiness in hopes for an answer I would not receive. The very next day the sky fell."

 

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3 hours ago, GloomyBoi said:

Worse battery life? explain that. I have heard a few things on the battery.

Its pretty simple.

 

The S8 has the same specs as the Note 8, but has a smaller battery due to it being a smaller device.

 

I will say, I am on my phone very often (lots of music streaming, GPS nav, and discord). The Note 8 comfortably gets me through a day with ~30% left. The S8 would either die before I am done or be very low on battery.


Main PC: AMD Ryzen 1700 (8c/16t), MSI B350 Tomahawk, NDH 15, T-Force Delta RGB 16GB, Asus ROG STRIX RX-580, nVidia GTX 560, Samsung 128GB NVME, Crucial MX-300 1.05TB, 8TB WD Red/White, Corsair CX 750

School Laptop: Early 2014 Macbook Air. Intel i5-4260U, 4GB RAM, 128GB Apple PCI-E SSD, Intel HD Graphics 5000

Phone: iPhone XS Max 64GB: A12 Bionic. 4GB RAM, 6.5-inch 2,688 x 1,242 OLED, 3,174 mAh 

Wearables: Sony 1000XM2

Random devices in various stages of working: Dell Inspiron 1000 (Works perfect other than battery), Late 2008 Macbook Aluminum Unibody (For Sale), Gateway Solo W2000 Laptop (For writing floppies, needs a battery), iBook G4 (For Sale.), Surface 3 (Touch screen is borked, perfect otherwise.), Lenovo G580 (For Sale)

 

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"I looked to the sky in angst and yelled into the vast blue emptiness in hopes for an answer I would not receive. The very next day the sky fell."

 

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15 minutes ago, GloomyBoi said:

Ahhh I remember this phone. Wasn't this phone a flunk though? I think I've still seen this phone at my local BestBuy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHDbAubexfU


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If you wanna go through all the BS you can get the Pocophone F1


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