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Looking For A New Phone by Zaku Kashaku - Tue, 04 Apr 2017 18:47:47 EST ID:rMLLIcCQ No.120852 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I've had a Galaxy S5 for about a year now and its done me great up until a few days ago. the screen is cracked as well as majorly fucking up.

I dont need such a big phone that isnt comfortable to use with one hand. I'm looking for something with a smaller screen with the same performance or greater than the s5. something that isnt slow in 2017 and can handle everyday apps just fine for around $200

What would you guys reccomend? and is the iPhone 5s still good today for the money?
EdwinNollerforth.sys - Tue, 04 Apr 2017 19:53:27 EST ID:M7VxLFS8 No.120853 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If you're getting a smartphone, get an iPhone for better security.
ElizaDrammlenet.cdt - Tue, 04 Apr 2017 20:25:54 EST ID:PUbnWT1r No.120854 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>good for the money
thats the point. iPhones are good, but they're ridiculously bad for the money.
Zaku Kashaku - Tue, 04 Apr 2017 20:29:26 EST ID:rMLLIcCQ No.120855 Ignore Report Quick Reply
ok well what do you consider better phones for $200 in 2017?
CorneliusBrerringham.pl - Tue, 04 Apr 2017 23:38:35 EST ID:ccxxtE/u No.120856 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Really want a small phone? Buy a used iPhone 5S or SE but definitely try one out first because 4 inches is tiny. Want a cheap sidegrade? Buy a used Nexus 5 or LG G3. Want something comparable and new and/or small for $200? Doesn't exist.
ErnestTootgold.icm - Wed, 05 Apr 2017 17:31:53 EST ID:zwx88pA5 No.120860 Ignore Report Quick Reply
They're also $700 unsubsidized.

I save $35 a month by using an old Galaxy S4 out of contract it cost me 85 bucks. Probably the oldest bitchin' phone you can get. No official VR support but the screen is still nice.
BetsySopperfield.lsp - Tue, 18 Apr 2017 03:34:35 EST ID:b7brG/2P No.120924 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I got an LG G4 for 209 aud on ebay including shipping.
AugustusBleffingmick.clp - Wed, 03 May 2017 01:07:17 EST ID:2AqX6NCU No.120973 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If you up your budget by about 30 bucks you can get a ZTE Blade v8 Pro which has pretty good specs for the price.
Dual camera so you can take bokeh pics (if you're into that)
good processor,
3GB ram
8MP front camera
compatible with 5GHz wifi (AC)

I was gonna buy it, but alas ZTE locked the bootloader so there's no way to root, which is a deal breaker for me.

But if you don't care about that it's a damn good phone for the price.
JackMimmerwater.wmf - Fri, 19 May 2017 19:51:45 EST ID:1mWlv84r No.121019 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>I was gonna buy it, but alas ZTE locked the bootloader so there's no way to root
>pic related
IanSullerbore.ace - Fri, 19 May 2017 21:43:49 EST ID:2AqX6NCU No.121020 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That is just part of the stock android options, but it seems ZTE has locked access when trying to use adb commands to unlock the bootloader for rooting, as no root is available.

I will direct you to this xda thread

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