1. anony_mouse's Avatar
    Hi,
    I'm looking to replace my much loved but ageing HTC Desire. My first thought was the lovely HTC One, but frankly I can think of better ways to spend 500. Nokia's Lumia 520 looks great for 160, but Windows Phone looks too limited for me. What a shame Nokia do not make Android devices. So, what are the best Android options out there for this price? My requirements are:
    - Good screen, preferably 4 inches or more. 800x480 resolution is fine.
    - Good for web browsing, e-mail, social networks, etc.
    - Decent keyboard.
    - Recent version of Android.
    - Battery allowing at least one day of moderate use.
    - Reasonable sound quality via headphones.
    - Reasonably fast and responsive.
    - Enough storage for a decent number of apps (not games).
    - SIM free and unlocked.

    I appreciate that you get what you pay for and a 200 device will not be as good as a 500 device. I can live with a crappy camera and without high end games.
    Candidates so far include the HTC Desire X, which has a great screen and seems to run well, but is now one year old; and the LG L5 ii, but that has just a single core processor and is reported to be slow.
    Any advice or other ideas are much appreciated!
    08-11-2013 01:05 PM
  2. realisticgirl's Avatar
    Samsung galaxy s2
    08-11-2013 05:36 PM
  3. realisticgirl's Avatar
    Samsung galaxy s3
    neonworm likes this.
    08-11-2013 05:36 PM
  4. realisticgirl's Avatar
    Iphone 4
    08-11-2013 05:37 PM
  5. realisticgirl's Avatar
    Iphobe 4s
    08-11-2013 05:37 PM
  6. Geodude074's Avatar
    My suggestion to you is to start looking on Craigslist, eBay, or Swappa.

    I recently bought a Nexus 7 32 GB on Swappa for $100 in mint condition.
    08-11-2013 06:29 PM
  7. realisticgirl's Avatar
    Hi,
    I'm looking to replace my much loved but ageing HTC Desire. My first thought was the lovely HTC One, but frankly I can think of better ways to spend 500. Nokia's Lumia 520 looks great for 160, but Windows Phone looks too limited for me. What a shame Nokia do not make Android devices. So, what are the best Android options out there for this price? My requirements are:
    - Good screen, preferably 4 inches or more. 800x480 resolution is fine.
    - Good for web browsing, e-mail, social networks, etc.
    - Decent keyboard.
    - Recent version of Android.
    - Battery allowing at least one day of moderate use.
    - Reasonable sound quality via headphones.
    - Reasonably fast and responsive.
    - Enough storage for a decent number of apps (not games).
    - SIM free and unlocked.

    I appreciate that you get what you pay for and a 200 device will not be as good as a 500 device. I can live with a crappy camera and without high end games.
    Candidates so far include the HTC Desire X, which has a great screen and seems to run well, but is now one year old; and the LG L5 ii, but that has just a single core processor and is reported to be slow.
    Any advice or other ideas are much appreciated!
    Would you be looking to sell your htc desire.
    08-12-2013 04:17 AM
  8. anony_mouse's Avatar
    Thanks for the suggestions. I will have a look at Craigslist etc (or their Dutch equivalents).
    I think I will keep my HTC Desire as a backup, and as I'm quite attached to it. :-) Anyway I guess it's not worth anything, except maybe to a museum?
    08-12-2013 05:56 AM
  9. Carolina Caspers's Avatar
    iPhone 4 ??
    Sounds like an interesting ANDROID phone....
    08-12-2013 02:21 PM
  10. realisticgirl's Avatar
    iPhone 4 ??
    Sounds like an interesting ANDROID phone....
    Keep your hair on. My mistake.
    08-12-2013 02:52 PM
  11. mastergpat's Avatar
    I like the LG F6:

    Under $100, from Metro PCS, no contract.

    And I get service, unlimited everything, fo $35/mo.

    And it is 4G LTE.
    09-24-2014 10:45 AM

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