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ihrsetrdr

Señor Senior Member
Joined
May 17, 2005
...I don't know yet, but I've started shopping, albeit a little early. From what I've heard many people replace their phone every 2-3 years, that's usually when battery life is dropping and less likelihood of receiving newer Android versions- yes? It seems like my Moto G7 is always needing charged, which is pathetic as my usage is so low- not gaming, not watching movies, casual browsing FB, Chome and a couple fitness apps.

Looking for recommendations in the $300-$400 range.
 

don256us

Uber Folding Senior
Joined
Jul 17, 2003
I like my Pixel 3. Nice screen, fair battery life and great features. Used you can get one cheap. I bought a battery case for when I'm traveling and don't want to be looking to recharge. Without the battery pack, I can go about 2 days before a charge. With the battery pack, I can get a full week. Daily I don't use the phone much hence the two day battery life. While traveling I use many apps to get around. Uber, google maps, Yelp, etc. With the increased use on the road, I can still get a week with the battery case.
 

dudleycpa

Member
Joined
May 20, 2002
For just over $400 the Samsung A72 is a good choice.

Samsung is committed to 3 Android updates and 4 years of security updates.

The only downside is you give up 5G at that price point.
 

hokiealumnus

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Oct 14, 2007
At that price point, I would recommend whatever the most recent Pixel "a" model is. Currently that would be the Pixel 4a for $350: https://store.google.com/us/product...D_DvfFkXSBoCdhMQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds&hl=en-US . My son has one and it is a great phone, with a great camera - definitely class leading at that price if camera is at all important to you.

Google always updates their phones longer than other companies (though Samsung now guarantees their higher-end models for just as long, albeit much slower on the major updates) and currently guarantees three years of OS updates. You also get immediate new OS versions on release with Pixels, not so with any other phone. Since you're not in a rush I'd simply wait until the next "a" model comes out and buy that one [after reading reviews to make sure there aren't any show-stopping issues of course], that way you have your three years from the get-go.

Drawbacks at the price point - no 5G as mentioned (though unless you're standing next to a tower that is pretty much not going to help you anyway) and generally a lack of waterproofing.
 

dudleycpa

Member
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May 20, 2002
Pixels are quite nice - a smaller screen (about an inch) than an A72.

Surprised no one is mentioning One Plus. There is a "newer" Nord coming out.
 

(G{in}[AK)TION]

Member
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Apr 14, 2011
...I don't know yet, but I've started shopping, albeit a little early. From what I've heard many people replace their phone every 2-3 years, that's usually when battery life is dropping and less likelihood of receiving newer Android versions- yes? It seems like my Moto G7 is always needing charged, which is pathetic as my usage is so low- not gaming, not watching movies, casual browsing FB, Chome and a couple fitness apps.

Looking for recommendations in the $300-$400 range.

Moto G power? My mom has had one for well over a year or 2 (cant remember when we got it) and its still holding a good charge in it.
 
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ihrsetrdr

ihrsetrdr

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(G{in}[AK)TION];8167265 said:
Moto G power? My mom has had one for well over a year or 2 (cant remember when we got it) and its still holding a good charge in it.

I got my wife the Moto G7 power, it has a nice fat battery, but smaller storage the the G7 I bought myself. In retrospect, I could have lived with the extra storage and instead enjoyed much better battery life with the G7p.
 

dfonda

Senior Golfer
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Feb 25, 2004
Tim,

If you are going to wait I have a Pixel 5 I'll send you around OCT. As soon as I take delivery of the Pixel 6. I'll make you an offer you won't refuse.;)
 
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ihrsetrdr

ihrsetrdr

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Tim,

If you are going to wait I have a Pixel 5 I'll send you around OCT. As soon as I take delivery of the Pixel 6. I'll make you an offer you won't refuse.;)

I can wait, I'll look forward to that!
 

dejo

Senior Moment Senior Member
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Nov 11, 2001
if you are wanting to save some coin, take a peek at swappa.com, they have some decent deals
 
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ihrsetrdr

ihrsetrdr

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if you are wanting to save some coin, take a peek at swappa.com, they have some decent deals

A good deal is desirable, my main concern is battery life and super-great photo taking ability. I wish battery replacement wasn't such a chore.
 

IFMU

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Jun 21, 2001
interesting seeing this... i got a Stylo6 a few months back, hands down the worst phone i have ever owned. which is very disappointing since the stylo 4 and 5 were both half way decent phones.
 
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ihrsetrdr

ihrsetrdr

Señor Senior Member
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interesting seeing this... i got a Stylo6 a few months back, hands down the worst phone i have ever owned. which is very disappointing since the stylo 4 and 5 were both half way decent phones.

Code:
LG Stylo™ 6
Key Features

    6.8" FHD+ FullVision™ Display
    Stylus Pen - Built In & Spring Loaded
    Triple Rear Camera - 13MP Standard, 5MP Wide and 5MP Depth
    13 MP Selfie Camera
    4,000 mAh Battery
    64 GB Internal Storage (usable up to 42GB)
https://www.lg.com/us/mobile-phones/stylo-6

Just curious, what was so bad about the Stylo 6?
 

IFMU

The Xtreme Senior Nobody
Joined
Jun 21, 2001
Code:
LG Stylo™ 6
Key Features

    6.8" FHD+ FullVision™ Display
    Stylus Pen - Built In & Spring Loaded
    Triple Rear Camera - 13MP Standard, 5MP Wide and 5MP Depth
    13 MP Selfie Camera
    4,000 mAh Battery
    64 GB Internal Storage (usable up to 42GB)
https://www.lg.com/us/mobile-phones/stylo-6

Just curious, what was so bad about the Stylo 6?

it is highly possible it's the version i have, not sure. it is slow, slower than any phone i have ever owned. sometimes it can act like the OS has crashed and nothing responds for a few seconds. and this happens easily once every time i unlock it to open an app, switch to an app,or just click a link within an app. just fails to respond.
some apps that have had zero problems with on other phones crash or fail to respond on this one.
really dislike trashing these, as the 4 and 5 were great phones, love LG in general, but this phone....