1. Tom Bombtongue's Avatar
    I want to buy a new Android phone which can outperform their contenders but not very pricy (low price/performance ratio), let me play games, browse web and watch videos/streams. I can't pay more than $600. I have been looking at Xiaomi Pocophone F1, what can you say about it? Any other similar phones, with superior inner hardware, but not necessarily with stupid features like face recognition or whatever?
    01-30-2019 01:05 PM
  2. Javier P's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums. What about the OnePlus 6T?
    01-30-2019 01:11 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! You can probably find a Pixel 2 or 2 XL for under $600 now (refurbished, or even new). The 2 XL is excellent, with minimal bloat, continued guaranteed updates, great performance, and one of the best cameras around.
    01-31-2019 12:35 PM
  4. tony bag o donuts's Avatar
    To be honest, I took my son's axon 7 when he bought a Nokia 7.1.
    If you don't play heavy games (fortnite doesn't install) the Nokia 7.1 is a great device. It seems snappy, hasn't frozen and feels good in the hand.
    When buying a phone factor in an extra charger and cables, especially if you haven't used USB-C before, plus a case and screen protector. Adds up quickly.
    01-31-2019 01:41 PM
  5. Morty2264's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I was going to suggest the original Pixel but B. Diddy is right: you could easily grab a Pixel 2 for that kind of price. You can't go wrong with either of those Pixels, really. Guaranteed updates, great camera, easy to hold in the hand, and battery power is good for gaming and video watching, etc.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    02-03-2019 08:48 AM
  6. Rukbat's Avatar
    The Pixel 2 is just about at that the $500 point right now (new), and well worth the money.
    02-13-2019 01:07 PM
  7. worldspy99's Avatar
    You can find great deals on Galaxy S9 now for under $600 if you like Samsung. Also the Android Pie update is very nice on the S9.
    02-18-2019 06:31 PM
  8. chanchan05's Avatar
    At that price point I'll be looking at OnePlus 6/6T if performance is the question. It has the same chipset as the S9/S9+, but where Samsung is geared toward QOL features, OnePlus is closer to a Pixel in terms of it's a bit barebones but allows it to perform better because it's not carrying as much stuff.
    Personally though I choose Samsung because I like the QOL stuff they add more than pure performance. I'll just end up getting third party apps to try and replicate the QOL stuff that Samsung does, that I might as well just get the real thing and minimize app issues. But that's a personal preference.
    02-18-2019 07:52 PM

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