1. gtt1's Avatar
    Lets just say I am ashamed that I put my phone in my swimsuit pocket then forgot it.

    I am giving it the rice treatment but am resigned to needing a new phone. Don't make a lot of actual cell calls and use google voice by hangouts for many calls as I use the Walmart 5gb 100 minute plan.

    Any suggestions on a replacement phone that is reasonably priced. Say in the $200 range. Looking at the Zenfone by Asus reviews seem good and at $200 price is in my range.
    07-08-2015 07:10 PM
  2. raptir's Avatar
    The Zenfone probably has the best hardware at that price but the software is mediocre (especially in terms of the amount of bloatware on it). The Moto E has much weaker hardware but is $50 cheaper and comes with a much more "clean" installation of Android.
    07-09-2015 11:01 AM
  3. gtt1's Avatar
    I was considering the Moto E but read that the lte version is not supported on Tmobile. Their is a US GSM model listed on Amazon but it doesn't say whether it works on 4G
    07-09-2015 11:35 AM
  4. raptir's Avatar
    The LTE version should work. It supports bands 2 and 4 for LTE which are the primary LTE bands for T-Mobile, it's just missing band 12 which is in limited areas at this point.
    07-09-2015 01:45 PM
  5. grover5's Avatar
    You can get a Nexus 5 off ebay that works on TMO for about $240.
    07-09-2015 01:50 PM
  6. UDPGuy's Avatar
    The LTE version should work. It supports bands 2 and 4 for LTE which are the primary LTE bands for T-Mobile, it's just missing band 12 which is in limited areas at this point.
    Yes but if you're in those areas its very much worth having band 12.

    Posted via Nexus 6 with unlimited international data via AT&T
    07-10-2015 09:57 AM
  7. raptir's Avatar
    Yes but if you're in those areas its very much worth having band 12.

    Posted via Nexus 6 with unlimited international data via AT&T
    Yeah, but I think the only option with Band 12 at that price range is the Galaxy Avant. It's decent competition for the Moto E but if you're alright with the heavy skin and bloatware on a low-end phone I'd probably go for the Zenfone 2 which is much higher spec'd for the same price.
    07-10-2015 12:16 PM
  8. Almeuit's Avatar
    Yes but if you're in those areas its very much worth having band 12.

    Posted via Nexus 6 with unlimited international data via AT&T
    True but not many areas have it so there is greater chance of it not being a huge factor.
    07-10-2015 12:19 PM
  9. gtt1's Avatar
    Ended up buying a Zenfone 2 seems okay so far. The dual sim helps as I can keep my Canadian sim in it.
    07-12-2015 12:39 PM

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