1. Mishonka Bond's Avatar
    Hey

    OK, so im turning 14 on january 13th, and my parents have finally agreed to buy me a smartphone. My alloted budget is around 300-350$ (euros). I currently use an ipod touch, so i am quite fond of the home button. So far, i am considering the Xiaomi mi5s, the Meizu pro 6, and the honor 8/huawei nova. I have made an exception for the huawei devices because i find the 2.5D glass + gorilla corning 4 combo stunning.
    I need a very performant (3D games) and durable phone since it needs to last 4 years (until im 18). If you suggest any other phones (please do), do keep in mind the homme button criteria as well as the fact that I am used to IOS, so an IOS-like launcher would be much appreciated. BTW The Oneplus 3/3t is out of my price range

    P.S: I am an ios developper and I am starting to develop on android too.

    Thanks in advance for any answers,
    Michael
    01-11-2017 02:04 PM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    Hey Michael,

    Welcome to Android Central. So you have already ruled out a cheaper iPhone such as the iPhone SE? This would of course be VERY familiar to you, as it uses the same OS as you iPod Touch. I think Huawei/Honor is the way to go here! I'm on a Mate 9 and I LOVE it! The EMUI is VERY iphone like plus has other unique and useful features. In particular it allows you to swipe down to search for apps and items on your device, JUST like iOS, but also it has great lock screen features, such as a toolbar with flashlight, calculator, and voice notes which all can be used withOUT unlocking the phone. It also have a very interesting news agitator (that means it grabs stories from the internet) on the lock screen that highlights stories and interesting news items.
    sfoLAX and libra89 like this.
    01-11-2017 02:43 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Yeah, I'd go with the Honor 8 as well, from what I've read and heard about it. My sense is that Huawei is also a more reliable company than Xiaomi or Meizu.
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    01-11-2017 04:42 PM
  4. Mishonka Bond's Avatar
    Thanks for all the quick answers, but is there a cheaper alternative to the honor 8? (looking forward to the p8lite 2017)
    01-13-2017 02:31 PM
  5. pkcable's Avatar
    Honor 6X just came out and it's 249 but they run sales for 199 often, like one is going on right now!

    https://store.hihonor.com/us/honor-6X-launch/
    01-14-2017 07:12 PM
  6. tadpoles's Avatar
    Honor 6X just came out and it's 249 but they run sales for 199 often, like one is going on right now!

    https://store.hihonor.com/us/honor-6X-launch/
    Looks good.
    01-14-2017 08:16 PM
  7. chanchan05's Avatar
    How much is the OnePlus 3 in your place? If that's not ok, yeaj the Honor8 seems good.
    01-14-2017 09:05 PM
  8. pkcable's Avatar
    How much is the OnePlus 3 in your place? If that's not ok, yeaj the Honor8 seems good.
    One Plus 3s are tough to find, as One Plus does not sell them anymore just the One Plus 3T, which is 439, and out of his price range, used OP3s are not much cheaper, BUT the OP2 can be had for about 250.

    https://www.amazon.com/OnePlus-Unloc...cUvbUpU5644046
    01-14-2017 10:33 PM

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