My old neighbor wants a new smart phone. He will be making phone calls, taking a couple of pictures, and he MIGHT check his emails once in a blue moon.
My issue is that I want him to get something that just plain works, and also something that has decent customer support. That way if he drops it or if the phone isn't working properly then he can get help with it.
I think he will probably be using AT&T for service, and his budget will be 500 and below. He would actually rather stay closer to the 200 dollar mark.
I was thinking that he should go with the iphone SE because of apple customer support, but I really do not want him to be getting constant messages about updates and itunes.
I think the nexus 5x would have been absolutely perfect for him, but I think its pretty much gone by now.
If you guys have any thoughts, please let me know.
I would go with my smartphone... Sony Xperia E4... I have it for almost 2 years now. Grab a decent case for it - indestructible... It's capsulated, so if the battery dies - that's it, but it's solid phone with amazingly high build quality and it works. IDK, I have tormented it with so many things and being barman it had it's fair share of liquid spilages and dropping on the grounds and dropping stuff on top of it...
Thanks for the suggestions. I am trying to go through them all.
The moto E is probably a bit cheaper than necessary. What about the moto G4 plus? Very impressive specs and a really decent size battery for 250 bucks. But how is customer support? If you bring a GSM phone into the AT&T store and ask for a repair or help in general I would imagine they would tell you to fuck off.
The optimus G doesn't really seem to be for sale. I can only find refurbished ones. I am assuming I am missing something?
Its a solid phone, but again my concern would be customer support. If I thought that a chinese phone would work for him, I would just tell him to cough up the money for the ZTE axon 7 and I would call it a day.