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    Default Need advice on what phone to buy, budget $200-300

    Title says it all. Lost my LG G2x, hoping someone can advise me on what phones fall within my budget as "used." The budget's $200-300, and I'd like to keep it that way.


    Phone should be easily flashable and have a good track record. I wasn't all too happy about the Tegra 2's drivers not being "open" enough and easy to work with for the modders, and I hear that contributed to a less than optimal ICS experience. The phone also needs a good track record for reliability. The problem with the G2x was that even after rooting/flashing, I'd still get the occasional random reset. Great battery life is always a plus, but I tend to get extended batteries anyway.

    The phone will run on T-Mobile's $30/month prepaid plan.
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    Default Re: Need advice on what phone to buy, budget $200-300

    An unlocked Galaxy Nexus is only $349 from the Google Play Store. It meets all your needs except it's 49 dollars over your budget. It's the best phone for the price.
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    That's tricky. You might be able to find a cheaper phone used that would fit in your budget. Perhaps something like the Galaxy S 2 for T-Mobile?
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    Default Re: Need advice on what phone to buy, budget $200-300

    How about a One S? I'm going prepaid as well, and I have been considering both the One S, One X, and GNex, all of which I have seen in the $275-325 range locally. Typically, the One X and GNex are over that, but I see the One S all day at $300.
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