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#1

That’s all there is to it…
I kinda need a new phone. Nothing really special. I am having a quad core 5" Xperia but it started bugging out and I want… OK, I NEED to replace it.
All iPhone and Samsung 300$ garbage shall just ignore this thread.
I’m looking for something adequate. Not necessarily powerful.
Thanks in advance…


#2

Budget?

Are you averse to any of those Chinese brand phones like Xiaomi?


#3

Well, my mom hav e hwawey or whatever…
I kinda don’t have a budget. I will buy it with monthly payments, so I won’t have to throw a bunch of cash.
Honestly all I need is decent battery life and quad core processor so it’s not a step back from where I am right now.
I don’t really care about the camera or something…
As long as xiaomi and Huawei are decent as products I don’t mind them.


#4

I’ve been a fan of the oneplus phones. If I had to use stock software I would look for something with vanilla android like the google phones.


#5

Moto G is a nice series of phones.
Nokia and Xiaomi have some nice offerings as well.
If you can find the essential phone on a sale it’s also a great option.

I personally picked up the Essential phone for $250 on amazon prime day.

Note that everything I listed either runs stock android or very near it.


#6

Check out the Nokia 7.1.

https://www.telenor.bg/en/private/device/view/nokia-7.1-dual


#7

I second that, have a Moto G Play myself and it’s perfectly adequate for my use. (And it was really cheap) No idea what other devices are out there though, I don’t need much for my mobile use.


#8

Nokia has better software support, and more hardware for the money, so 7.1 is an easy pick over Moto G6.


#9

That’s my mobile carrier actually, but that’s way too expensive for me. 30+lv a month is stingy…


#10

It shows 21lv a month for me.


#11

Yes, with 30lv mobile service. Cheaper plan - higher monthly payment for the phone…


#12

Which monthly plan do you need?


#13

The Nokia 5.1 plus is a bit cheaper, although the extra coins for the 7.1 is worth it if you can squeeze it into your budget

https://www.telenor.bg/en/private/device/view/nokia-51-plus-dual


#14

If it’s still out of your price range, the regular 5.1 should be affordable

https://www.telenor.bg/en/private/device/view/nokia-5.1-dual


#15

I’m going to be unbearable, and I apologize for that, but even the 5.1 is pricy for me…
I’m looking at something like that:
https://www.telenor.bg/bg/private/device/view/motorola-moto-e5
I mean price wise. I don’t mind the brand really. So if Nokia have something better for that price I don’t mind going Nokia…


#16

if you’re looking in that range then you can’t go wrong with the e5. just be aware that with phones that low end you are sacrificing a lot.


#17

You drive a hard bargain Pete

There’s the Nokia 3.1
https://www.telenor.bg/en/private/device/view/nokia-3.1

If that’s still too pricey the Nokia 3 is my final offer

https://www.telenor.bg/en/private/device/view/nokia-3


#18

Also agree with this, the E5 is a decent option too.

So take your pick.


#19

Imo, budget you can get the pocophone and put linageos on it.

Otherwise, get a OnePlus 6 or 6t (or was it s?). It really does not matter, depends on wether you prefer headphone jack or under the phone fingerprint. And the notch situation.

The only reason to get a different phone imo is if youre a big camera man. Or an apple person. Or dont want to pay the price of the Oneplus in witch case something like the pocophone might work.

But for me I really do think the Oneplus phones with the stock rom are better than googles pixels or samsung phones. And its more straight forward to put a custom rom on it compared to xiaomi. Had my Oneplus ONE since launch until the 6 came out. Would still be using the one, if I didnt break my screen. Although, the 6 really is a step up in terms of battery life (a lot of that is thanks to the newest android). And it actually feels like a proper premium flagship in comparison to the one.

Or looking at Android One phones may also be an option if you dont want to mess around with putting a custom rom at it and prefer close to stock with faster updates.


#20

3.1 looks quite good actually…
8 core cpu, 5,2" display, 13mp camera…

No dude… I’m used to Android like I’m used to Windows. I just want to use it, not mess with it.