AliExpress Android Phone with FishPod from Hawkeye

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I want to buy a cheap ip68 phone from AliExpress to use with a FishPod device see https://hawkeyeelectronics.com/products/fishpod-5x-bluetooth-fish-finder I will not activate the Android phone with a sim card or phone number. I will just use wifi in it.

I am at a loss what type of international phone I should buy that will be compatible in the USA. Since I will only use wifi will any international phone work or is there something specific that I need to consider
 

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The phone's Wi-Fi should work, but those dirt cheap phones are often outright scams. You'll be lucky if it boots properly, and would be a miracle if it can install the app you want for the fish finder. The specs they list typically are not what's actually in the phone, and they use a modified (and obsolete) version of Android to misreport things like storage, memory, and even the OS version.

I think you'd be much better off with a used phone from a name brand manufacturer, which you could likely get for about the same price.
 

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