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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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Old 05-04-2021, 5:02 PM
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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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Old 05-04-2021, 5:12 PM
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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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Old 05-04-2021, 6:16 PM
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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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Old 05-05-2021, 6:51 AM
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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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I still suggest you go for Samsung series the one with good review
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This is an interesting new option......

https://puri.sm/products/librem-5/

Basically a phone that doesn’t snoop or spy on you. Pretty revolutionary!
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This is an interesting new option......

https://puri.sm/products/librem-5/

Basically a phone that doesn’t snoop or spy on you. Pretty revolutionary!
If it worked, it would be interesting. Couldn't find a good review on it.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article...onsumer-ready/

https://www.techradar.com/reviews/librem-5
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Old 05-09-2021, 8:10 AM
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I think the puri.sm Librem 5 is sold out and back ordered until October.

The consumer ready model was just released in the last month 2021, so these reviews were from a year ago of a pre-production or short run test model I believe.

You can even get a USA made version, but it costs more than double the international sourced version.

This phone and the company have a lot of potential, I hope to try one in October.
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Oneplus make awesome 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.
This. Just upgraded to a Moto G Power. Battery is phenomenal! This is my 3rd Motorola over the past 7 years and the other 2 still work great. Only reason I upgrade is because after 2 years, the batteries don't hold a charge through the whole day.
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Oneplus make awesome phones

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oneplus is also chinese.


pretty much, anything decent that is budget priced are chinese owned now.

i'm in the same boat as i'm not willing to spend more than $400 for a new cell phone.

i'm was almost tempted to buy those ultra cheap old style flip phones but i want to be able to web surf and watch some youtube while on break at work so those won't work....
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If you don't want Samsung or iphail, one plus ore higher end LG.
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Old 05-14-2021, 9:21 PM
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If you don't want Samsung or iphail, one plus ore higher end LG.
LG is getting out of mobile phones, so support, i.e. security updates, may not be their priority and eventually non-existent.
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This. Just upgraded to a Moto G Power. Battery is phenomenal! This is my 3rd Motorola over the past 7 years and the other 2 still work great. Only reason I upgrade is because after 2 years, the batteries don't hold a charge through the whole day.
I have the same phone. 1 week+ battery life. No joke. Maybe less if you are watching YouTube all day.
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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.

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