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post #1 of 20
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I've always wanted to mess around with an Android phone and have a proper touch screen smart phone to call my own so since I've run into some money recently so I figured why not spend some of it on an Android smartphone? biggrin.gif

I don't mind used phones since I could get more for my money so I'd just like some suggestions on which phones I should go for:

Processor: At least a Dual Core
RAM: At least 1GB could go down to 512MB but I'd really prefer a phone with a 1GB of RAM
Storage: Must have a expandable storage, I wouldn't mind having a phone without it as long as it's a really good phone (Nexus S etc)
Screen: A good screen? Don't really know what to look for but I'm looking for at least a 4 or 5-inch screen
Build Quality: As long as it doesen't shatter into a million pieces once I pick it up and doesen't feel cheap I'm fine with it
Looks: I don't really want a brick but this is not exactly a priority
Camera: I'd like a good camera that could take 720P videos and good/great photos

Reps will be given out for helpful responces.

Suggest away! smile.gif
post #2 of 20
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Anyone? frown.gif
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I think its going to be hard to find all that at $200 if you buy off contract/unlocked new.
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Get a Galaxy Nexus. I have seen them drop to $200 on craigslist or what ever the classifieds site is called in your country.
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Originally Posted by cavallino View Post

I think its going to be hard to find all that at $200 if you buy off contract/unlocked new.

I explicitly said I don't mind used phones.
post #6 of 20
I was just looking at a galaxy nexus on Ebay and it went for $185.00. That would be a great deal and an awesome phone
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Like others said, used galaxy nexus. Cheap and should last a while with all that developer support.
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post #9 of 20
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Hmm alright, I'll go look for one, thanks! smile.gif

Shame it doesen't have a MicroSD port, any similar phones with one?
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There are phones in that price range that offer expandable storage however I believe they would be a big step down in performance. The galaxy nexus will be the best performer of the bunch at $200

maybe a used galaxy s2??
Edited by masustic - 12/13/12 at 6:43pm
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