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Old 05-04-2021, 7:41 AM
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Default Which new phone should I get

I have a Galaxy S8. The battery doesnt hold a charge and I keep getting a "No SIM card" prompt. Its probably time for a new phone.

I'm kinda over the Galaxy and I wont do an iPhone. My provider is Verizon. I use it for basic functions (calls, texts, internet) so I dont need anything fancy.

What phones should I check out and research and why?

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Old 05-04-2021, 11:55 AM
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Look into the Motorola phones. Good bang for the buck. It has some extra branded crap on it but nothing like all the extra garbage Samsung piles on their phones.
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Look into the Motorola phones. Good bang for the buck. It has some extra branded crap on it but nothing like all the extra garbage Samsung piles on their phones.
Motorola is now Chinese owned (Lenovo) and customer service suck.
It would be a hard no for me.

I'd rather buy from friendly countries like Korea or Japan.
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Clean the SIM contacts with 70% or higher alcohol.

I am digging my T-MOBILE A71 Samsung.
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Old 05-04-2021, 6:15 PM
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Motorola is now Chinese owned (Lenovo) and customer service suck.
It would be a hard no for me.

I'd rather buy from friendly countries like Korea or Japan.
This may come as a shock but pretty much everything electronic is made in China. Samsung makes a lot of their chips here in the US (about 50 miles from my house here) and then sells them to all the other manufacturers.
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take a look at the new A series Samsungs they are getting good reviews and some come in 5g
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This may come as a shock but pretty much everything electronic is made in China. Samsung makes a lot of their chips here in the US (about 50 miles from my house here) and then sells them to all the other manufacturers.
I am on my 3rd Sony phone, all are made in Japan.
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I am still using the Pixel 3a. No real complaints, for the simple things I use it for. I will probably upgrade to another Pixel when needed.
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