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Bruinator    35

If you were going to buy one of these phones which would it be based on quality? Plz select best to worst out of all three.

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B078K8GTR7/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

https://www.amazon.com/LG-Stylo-Phone-Locked-MetroPCS/dp/B07J22VKN6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1550445159&sr=8-1&keywords=lg+stylo+4+phone+metropcs

 

https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-J737T-Galaxy-Star-T-Mobile/dp/B07FS3RNFJ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1550445525&sr=8-1&keywords=samsung+j7+star+metropcs

 

Is there any difference between phones bought from amazon or the wireless sellers (Cricket,Metropcs) or are they the same? I will use it for a phone, emails, notifications, browsing the net and watching movies. Also, how is metropcs reception and quality? I know like 3 yrs ago it was pitiful. Cricket is great.

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+warwagon    13,119

Well seeing how much LG sucks at updates and Samsung Sucks a little less, I'd guess maybe the Samsung.

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goretsky    1,049

Hello,

 

I am using the Moto X⁴ and am very happy with it.  The model I purchased was unbranded (no carrier pre-loaded apps) and runs Android One.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 

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Bruinator    35

Can I get some opinions on the phone carrier metropcs plz? The reception, using it in a basement...etc.

 

thx

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+warwagon    13,119
6 hours ago, goretsky said:

Hello,

 

I am using the Moto X⁴ and am very happy with it.  The model I purchased was unbranded (no carrier pre-loaded apps) and runs Android One.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 

is it pretty good with updates?

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dipsylalapo    1,776
2 minutes ago, Bruinator said:

Can I get some opinions on the phone carrier metropcs plz? The reception, using it in a basement...etc.

 

thx

Coverage will vary depending on where you are. 

 

Check out an individual carrier's site for details. For example, https://www.metropcs.com/coverage.html for Metro.

 

I think the rule of thumb will be coverage will be poor in the basement, better around the the rest of the house and best outside. That is unless you happen to live right next to a tower.

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Bruinator    35
10 minutes ago, dipsylalapo said:

Coverage will vary depending on where you are. 

 

Check out an individual carrier's site for details. For example, https://www.metropcs.com/coverage.html for Metro.

 

I think the rule of thumb will be coverage will be poor in the basement, better around the the rest of the house and best outside. That is unless you happen to live right next to a tower.

Well, I live in Ma. and the reception with cricket works fine. I am curious about metropcs coz the offer free phones like stylo 4 and samsung j7 star. I had metropcs a few yrs ago but the weren't associated with t-mobile at the time like they are now. That is why i am asking about their service.

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DentedAphid7    126

Check the band of your network to see if your phone supports it

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Rippleman    3,850

Out of your 3, I would say the j7 is the best choice but that is only in my opinion. While I have not had all those models in particular, i have had their lessor older models side by side. I have found that for LG, their OS (even though android) is just... lacking? Not sure the word I am looking for.

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dead.cell    4,260

Gonna second the J7; I've had a good experience with Samsung budget phones for the most part. It was actually my first choice for a budget Android phone as well couple weeks ago, but the iPhone 6s came up for $120 so... I went that route instead. (for my grandmother, she actually found it easier to get into surprisingly; I thought the lack of a back button would annoy her)

 

Regarding T-Mobile, they're okay, but I can't tell if it was her old LG G4 or the carrier that had major issues completing calls. Made it very troublesome when trying to check on her. I also haven't had a good experience with LG phones in general so I'll acknowledge I'm biased against them, but only because I had nothing but problems with every single one I came across. :/

 

Can't speak to MetroPCS in terms of quality of service though. Good luck!

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goretsky    1,049

Hello,

 

The current OS build is about 6 weeks old.  I don't see anything like a changelog at https://support.motorola.com/us/en/products/cell-phones/moto-x-family/moto-x4 to give an idea of the frequency of updates, but it is usually every 1-2 months for my device (Android One).  I'm unsure about carrier-branded versions, though, it may be different for them.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 

15 hours ago, warwagon said:

is it pretty good with updates?

 

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