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After losing my brand new Nexus 6P, I need a new phone. My budget is <400 (ideally <300).

I really am in love with vanilla Android (had a N5 before and run an N7 at home). I cannot bring myself to use Touchwiz, so no Samsung. No apple either.

I have found that the Zenfone 2 has some decent reviews and the price is okay (379 CAD for the 64gb / 4gb ram model). Anyone have an experience with it?

Do you guys have any other suggestions? Need something that can be shipped to Canada and I'm not the type to buy a used cell phone
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Been loving my htc 10. Spec wise it is close to the samsung s7 but imo better os. It may be over budget unless you go on contract.
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thanks but yeah, way out of budget.

I signed on for a new contract in April with my 6P. I lost it in may. I think we all know how forgiving providers usually are with lost or stolen devices... rolleyes.gif

So I can't do anything there. I need to get something a little more recent and out of contract.
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My friend just got the one plus three, and loves it. He likes vanilla android as well, so it's perfect. I'm about to get one as well, check it out! And 400$. Best processor on the market currently as well.

https://oneplus.net/3
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i wouldve loved to get a oneplus 3 but its a bit more expensive in CAD than i was hoping to spend. gorgeous phone though

i also had someone who wanted to sell a used oneplus 2 that i wouldve went for, but he was asking too much too. should be here tomorrow

i ended up pulling the trigger on a zenfone 2 laser which was discounted to 279 CAD. spec wise it looks really good. 3gb of ram with expandable storage.

looks good too, build quality is supposedly pretty decent

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i wouldve loved to get a oneplus 3 but its a bit more expensive in CAD than i was hoping to spend. gorgeous phone though

i also had someone who wanted to sell a used oneplus 2 that i wouldve went for, but he was asking too much too. should be here tomorrow

i ended up pulling the trigger on a zenfone 2 laser which was discounted to 279 CAD. spec wise it looks really good. 3gb of ram with expandable storage.

looks good too, build quality is supposedly pretty decent


Yeah I hate how the prices vary from country to country. Enjoy man!
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