Which mid-rangers still have these 4 features?


Jun 27, 2012
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Hi folks,

I'm still rocking the Samsung S9+ I picked up on the day of its release in 2018, so it's getting a bit long in the tooth. I love the phone, but no more security updates, so maybe it's time to move on... However, I don't know that I can do without these 4 features in a replacement:

1) fast, reliable fingerprint scanner
2) micro SD card slot
3) 3.5 mm headphone jack
4) decent stereo speakers

I always check the reviews in my feed about these features, but most don't even bother to mention them. Do people really not care about these anymore? I saw an article today on notebookcheck about the Motorola G73 5G that seemed to check all the boxes (except for a dim display) but it's not available in the US!

Does anyone have any recommendations in the $300-400 region that would fill the bill?

Thanks for your thoughts!

Laura Knotek

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Jan 8, 2011
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That looks pretty good except for the slow charging speed and iffy camera... Any others to consider?
If you want all those features in a higher end device, you'll have to get a Sony, but those start at $800. Otherwise, you're out of luck if you want 3.5 mm headphone jack and SD card slot. Sony is the only manufacturer of high end devices that still includes those features now that LG is no longer making phones. For your budget you won't find anything besides Moto.
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