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I am looking for a phone for 300$ or under. I have not had a smartphone for over a couple years. I am good with either Android or IOS. Any help is appreciated! I really like the new small bezel smartphones!

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19 minutes ago, Aubinstein said:

I am looking for a phone for 300$ or under. I have not had a smartphone for over a couple years. I am good with either Android or IOS. Any help is appreciated!

Xiaomi's phones are really good for their prices.

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Just now, Aubinstein said:

any in specific?

 

Just now, Its Not Important said:

Xiaomi's phones are really good for their prices.

I really like the small bezels on the new phones!

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5 minutes ago, Aubinstein said:

A lot of storage space would be nice

I hear the Nokia 2 is fairly decent in the budget range. It comes with 8gb but you can use the savings on a 128gb sd card. Since you're using it for media then it doesn't need to be installed to the system storage. The benefit is that it's getting the Oreo update.

 

Otherwise you'd go up to something like an Honor 6x + add an sd card. Basically just get a medium phone and then add storage.


 
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14 minutes ago, MaxBunny said:

I hear the Nokia 2 is fairly decent in the budget range. It comes with 8gb but you can use the savings on a 128gb sd card. Since you're using it for media then it doesn't need to be installed to the system storage. The benefit is that it's getting the Oreo update.

 

Otherwise you'd go up to something like an Honor 6x + add an sd card. Basically just get a medium phone and then add storage.

what do you think about a 64 gb iphone 6s vs Honor 7x

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17 minutes ago, Aubinstein said:

what do you think about a 64 gb iphone 6s vs Honor 7x

Idk much about IOS. I do know the older iPhones still have the battery issues over time (reduced performance via system updates) and I don't know how big of an issue that is today.

 

Honor 7x, forgot that one. They're the best price and performance in the midrange so whichever fits your budget you'll be happy with. I have an Honor 8 but no announcement on if we get Oreo or not. 7x may since it's newer. We'll see though.


 
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If you're in the US, Xiamoi phones don't exactly work with the cellular bands. 

 

You said you've like the small bezels. If you're in the US, I recommend the Huawei Mate SE. 

https://www.amazon.com/Huawei-Mate-Factory-Unlocked-5-93/dp/B0791VS3N9

 

It's only $250. It's completely identical to the US Honor 7X, but it has 64GB of storage and 4GB. 

 

If you're outside the US, I recommend Xiaomi.

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On 3/23/2018 at 10:57 PM, MaxBunny said:

Idk much about IOS. I do know the older iPhones still have the battery issues over time (reduced performance via system updates) and I don't know how big of an issue that is today.

 

Honor 7x, forgot that one. They're the best price and performance in the midrange so whichever fits your budget you'll be happy with. I have an Honor 8 but no announcement on if we get Oreo or not. 7x may since it's newer. We'll see though.

The 7x already is in beta for Oreo. Although if the OP is going to buy the 7x, I'd recommend the Huawei Mate SE. Has 4 gb of ram instead of 3, and has a few extra features that I currently don't know of for sheer laziness. It costs about 20-30 bucks more. As for the Honor 8, I honestly wouldn't recommend it anymore for the average person, unless you don't care software updates and just want a consistent feel in android.

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I've got the T-Mobile Revvl, it's a phone made by Alcatel. It's got a nice screen and an SMT quad core MTK CPU, 2GB of RAM, and 32G onboard storage with an SD card slot.

 

I actually have three of them but two are for-parts. I have a lot of experience with mobile repair.


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Take a look at Huawei Mate 10 Lite, or Honor View 10 (this is awesome, too powerful for its price)

But Xiaomi smartphones are awesome too, just look at the new smartphones they have launched and pick the one with a good battery, screen and CPU

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On 3/30/2018 at 6:41 PM, dieegoperi said:

Xiaomi smartphones are awesome too,

Awesome is not a synonym for "trash"


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1 hour ago, i_got_laid_by_a_dragoness said:

Awesome is not a synonym for "trash"

Oh I'm sorry, didn't have in mind all the facts you gave, I'm sorry to hear that you don't like the phones with the best quality/price on the market since the last 2-3 years

Again, I'm sorry to hear you saying such important things, next time I'll try to read carefully every fact you give to say that something is trash when the OP need some recommendations

Oh, and nice recommendations you have! OP will be glad to read your comment!

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1 hour ago, dieegoperi said:

phones with the best quality/price on the market since the last 2-3 years

You mean HTC? Also you don't need to act like a pretentious douche to get your point across.


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Redmi note 5 pro. You need to import it if you live in the USA like me. 


Sudo make me a sandwich 

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10 hours ago, i_got_laid_by_a_dragoness said:

Awesome is not a synonym for "trash"

Why? Xiaomi make the best phones you cant buy. 


Sudo make me a sandwich 

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Boost Mobile sells the Motorola Moto E4 for 50 USD, or a bit higher from other companies. It's a great phone if you don't use very hardware-demanding programs, like 3d rendering.


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I have the LG G6, which is an Android. I got it for just under 500 USD, but it's MSRP is around 650 USD. It's an excellent phone for mobile gaming. When I say it's good, I mean it's GOOD, if you're willing to spend a a few extra dollars.

 

 

 

In my opinion, DO NOT go with iphone. Apple is sneaky with the way they do phones. It's not a secret that they purposely slow down older models to "improve battery life". I'm not entirely sure that this is the truth, but whatever. Android is definitely the way to go. Besides, Android is much more user friendly.

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4 hours ago, PareBot said:

I have the LG G6, which is an Android. I got it for just under 500 USD, but it's MSRP is around 650 USD. It's an excellent phone for mobile gaming. When I say it's good, I mean it's GOOD, if you're willing to spend a a few extra dollars.

 

 

 

In my opinion, DO NOT go with iphone. Apple is sneaky with the way they do phones. It's not a secret that they purposely slow down older models to "improve battery life". I'm not entirely sure that this is the truth, but whatever. Android is definitely the way to go. Besides, Android is much more user friendly.

greatly depends on what brand you look at lol.

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So for me, I would recommend the Huawei Mate SE. It's a $250-ish phone, has great battery life, dual cameras ( which are pretty nice ), 18:9 aspect ratio, 2160x1080 ips display, 4GB of ram, 64GB of storage ( max upgrade to be 256GB ), very fast fingerprint scanner, and more great things. So that's what I recommend. Hope you found this helpful.

 

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