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I currently have a HTC Windows Phone 8S, which I dropped and have a nice crack on the screen, which I fear will only cause the display to develop faults. I like the Windows Phone 8 operating system, but it has a lot of niggles that annoy me. So I'm looking for a replacement phone, specifically Android based, as iOS is out of my price range. I'm specifically a second hand replacement. My budget is around

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those criteria were met with basically any phone that released after Q2 2012. Google is the king of the web so to speak, so any android phone would be stellar for web browsing. They also have several keyboards you can install on the market, swype, google keyboard, thumbkeyboard, swiftkey to name a few.

 

I personally love the HTC one and Samsungs Galaxy line - depending if you want swappable battery/larger screen/memory card, or smaller more fitting phone with no expansion abilities. Don't let the UltraPixel camera fool you either. Its good enough especially in low light conditions.

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May want to hold of a little.  New Nexus devices will be announced soon as hopefully more info on the Moto X.

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May want to hold of a little.  New Nexus devices will be announced soon as hopefully more info on the Moto X.

But the thing is those devices are going to be expensive, I'm only looking at the

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But the thing is those devices are going to be expensive, I'm only looking at the

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All the new ones will be.

 

Your best bet is to go for a phone 3 years old and more.

 

Nexus S, Samsung Galaxy S2, HTC Desire S, Motorolla Droid RAZR.

 

Check prices for these, should be cheap, don't expect software updates though!

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I'd get the GT-I9100 which is the Samsung Galaxy S2. Great phone and running JellyBean on it now. Still keep my old one as a backup but GF keeps eying it :p

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+1 to the s2 recommendation but I'd also recommend looking at the original galaxy note too if size doesn't bother you.

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Samsung Galaxy S2

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browse through "Sony ericsson"

 

phones so far thats what im using for long... for the same purpose liek yours what i like about it is that i can also manage my Finance every month. camera resolution is consistent good as well as for music. :)

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If I may be so bold, if you're not looking for the absolute latest flagship device, the Samsung Galaxy S3 or S3 min, or the LG Optimus rangei might suit your needs

Also I think Some Nexus devices might suffice, or the Sony xperia z, u, or go models, but those are more lower end

If indeed you want a flagship, then the new Galaxy Note, S4 or S4 mini Sony Experia Z or HTC do some great ones

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S2? Why go THAT far back? The One X+ or the S3 are still very capable phones and seem to fit what you're looking for. Unless you're saying 4.7" is too big? And do you mean that as a no contract price, because that's a little more difficult.

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Thanks for all the advise, it's been really insightful. :)

S2? Why go THAT far back? The One X+ or the S3 are still very capable phones and seem to fit what you're looking for. Unless you're saying 4.7" is too big? And do you mean that as a no contract price, because that's a little more difficult.

I'm already on a contract, but the HTC Windows Phone 8S that I got with part of the contract has a large crack on the screen, and also I no longer like Windows Phone 8 as an OS. So I'm looking for a phone I can put my current SIM in. 4.7" is probably on the large size.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 > All other phones in the universe

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Highly recommend the Galaxy S4.. If you get one and are on a GSM carrier, I recommand getting the T-Mobile version since it is identical hardware to the Google Play Edition. Also, it doesn't have a locked bootloader.. You can flash the GE Rom easily on it with no issues.. Just unlock the phone one time (super easy and free, I can help you).. It is amazing.. Also, there are plenty of other ROMs for the phone.. 

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Oh, so that is the price you're trying to hit without contract, huh? That's a little more difficult. In that case I think the S2 is about the closest decent phone, but you're still going to be talking a VERY out dated phone. I see the Droid X and even a Droid X2 in roughly that price range, but if you're going to get a phone that old, you'll likely want to get something that you can slap another ROM on to get better performance/newer Android. I didn't follow them close, especially after their popularity faded, but I know the Droid Xs had eFuse security to stop you from getting in. Might want to look into that stuff when making the decision.

 

I hate to recommend a phone that old to anyone though, because you're unlikely to be as happy with the Android experience on those older phones. I'd definitely try to save up a little bit more if I were you.

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T-Mobile has something where you pay a down payment on the phone, trade-ins are accepted for this too, and its just whatever your plan is + an additional $20 a month which goes towards the full price of the phone.

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Galaxy Nexus all the way mate just hang on a little longer and grab a few more

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I currently have a HTC Windows Phone 8S, which I dropped and have a nice crack on the screen, which I fear will only cause the display to develop faults. I like the Windows Phone 8 operating system, but it has a lot of niggles that annoy me. So I'm looking for a replacement phone, specifically Android based, as iOS is out of my price range. I'm specifically a second hand replacement. My budget is around

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You can find some great deals for a Galaxy S3. It's still a very good phone.

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