1. insalted42's Avatar
    Hey guys,
    So I'm starting my hunt for a new smartphone and, after a few years of living with an iPhone (3G and then 4S), I've decided to take the leap into the Android universe. This will be my first android phone, so I was hoping to get some expert opinions.

    I want to keep the price under 250EUR (~$280-300 USD) off contract, so I'm weighing my options among available new phones. (I don't trust myself to know enough to pick out a good used HTC or Nexus).

    I like the Moto G2, Xiaomi Mi2S, and THL T200 in my price range.

    I really like the sound of the huge screens and fast speeds on the Chinese phones, but I'm not sure about the quality. I've also read that some Chinese smartphones come with weird versions of Android and I'd prefer to have a normal android layout.

    My list of requirements is pretty simple:
    --Nice Screen for movies
    --MicroSD availability a plus
    --4G/LTE capability (in Europe) would be nice, but my current plan only supports 3G so its not required
    —Moderately future proof, as I’d like to keep it for a few years

    I'm an American living in Europe, so it needs to work on 3G/4G/LTE networks in Europe. Working also in the US would be nice for when I visit home, but isn't required.

    I've found the Xiaomi and THL for about $245 and $260, respectively, on PandaCheck. Significantly more expensive than the Moto G2, but they both seem like they could be nicer phones (?) What do you guys think? Have any other suggestions?
    11-13-2014 10:55 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    11-13-2014 11:02 AM

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