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I am looking for a new smartphone.

Budget: 200-300$

 

Things that i need:

- Good quality build

- Good Display 

- min 32 GB Flash Storage

- min. 4 GB RAM

- Android

- Good internet/browser performance

- No lags, smoth control

- Great battery

 

Things that are not important to me:

- Camera

- Games

- Special Apps in general which need a lot of performance

 

My last phone was an Iphone 7 and i realised that i don't a need high-end smartphone anymore, because for the things i want to do with my phone (mail, browser, videos, chatting, sometimes calling) a low/mid-range phone would be more than enough.

But since i am using my phone very often from early morning till late night, it has to be fast, reliable, completely smooth and should last for a minimum of 2 years.

 

Phones that i found for myself until now, after watching and reading some tests/reviews:

- Honor 9

- Honor 9 Lite

- Huawei P10 Lite

- Xiaomi Mi A1

- BQ Aquaris X / Pro

 

Until now, i really like the Xiaomi Mi A1 because of its great price/performance ratio.

But maybe some of you can give me a better advice.

I would be really thankful for that.

 

best regards

Whitcomb

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what about the Motorola E4+, as it is under $200 USD

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Yes, get the Mi A1. I have one and it's fucking great. The only downside I've found is that there are barely any different cases and/or screen protectors, so if you're the type of person who really cares about that, avoid it.


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On 4/25/2018 at 4:54 AM, Whitcomb said:

I am looking for a new smartphone.

Budget: 200-300$

 

Things that i need:

- Good quality build

- Good Display 

- min 32 GB Flash Storage

- min. 4 GB RAM

- Android

- Good internet/browser performance

- No lags, smoth control

- Great battery

 

Things that are not important to me:

- Camera

- Games

- Special Apps in general which need a lot of performance

 

My last phone was an Iphone 7 and i realised that i don't a need high-end smartphone anymore, because for the things i want to do with my phone (mail, browser, videos, chatting, sometimes calling) a low/mid-range phone would be more than enough.

But since i am using my phone very often from early morning till late night, it has to be fast, reliable, completely smooth and should last for a minimum of 2 years.

 

Phones that i found for myself until now, after watching and reading some tests/reviews:

- Honor 9

- Honor 9 Lite

- Huawei P10 Lite

- Xiaomi Mi A1

- BQ Aquaris X / Pro

 

Until now, i really like the Xiaomi Mi A1 because of its great price/performance ratio.

But maybe some of you can give me a better advice.

I would be really thankful for that.

 

best regards

Whitcomb

I just recently got the Moto G5s plus & love it. It's right at $300 for the 64GB/4Gb RAM model, so little pricey for a budget, but it's fast enough for me & battery lasts all day with 20-40% left. (Usually web browsing all morning & YT streaming at home) It's still micro-usb but does have turbo charge, which even on a 5v 2.1a charger works great.

It's also damn close to stock Android, with only a couple Moto gesture apps for pre-installed software. 

My only big complaint was the lack of notification badges on icons, which i understand is part of stock Android. Nova launcher fixed that for me though & it runs great.

My other (small) complaint was lack of NFC which i was hoping to experiment with, but i can easily live without that. 

Seems like a good blend of 'near flagship' specs without the flagship price. 


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