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Question Switching to new Android Phone

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I have been using Android for over the last 4+ years! I have owned the myTouch 4G for over 3 years now, and have rooted the phone, as it is currently running CM7.2. I used the myTouch 4G as my daily driver, as I didn't want to have a laggy or glitched up phone.

Ultimately, I feel that it has been a a pretty long time since I looked into the latest Android phones out there, and am now looking to upgrade my phone to something faster, and more up to date technology wise, and of course, I am tired of running ginger bread.

As a college student, I ultimately want a fast, stable phone. I do not have the luxury of buying a $500 cell phone every few months, and so I have a strict budget of $150.

I feel like this price range makes it tough to find such a great phone, though, I did find the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G on amazon for $139.95 (http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Galaxy...pr_product_top)

What are your opinions on this particular phone? is it a major upgrade to my current myTouch 4G?

What other phones do you guys have in mind that suits my price range and needs?


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If you could up your budget by 30 then I read somewhere you can pick up a motoG for ~179... It's a good phone with sure upgrade to KK
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If you could up your budget by 30 then I read somewhere you can pick up a motoG for ~179... It's a good phone with sure upgrade to KK
http://www.gsmarena.com/motorola_moto_g-5831.php
dang, you beat me too it! yeah the moto g is highly recommended, the specs are incredible for such a low price, they are practically giving it away.
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dang, you beat me too it! yeah the moto g is highly recommended, the specs are incredible for such a low price, they are practically giving it away.
My only downfall is that it has no MicroSD card to the phone, which is a disappointment... as I have a 32 GB Micro SD card on my current phone. Any other alternatives? I am also on T-Mobile if that helps.
 
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yikes t-mobile is not the carrier to be with unless your happy with your current phone since they got rid of two year contracts, if you dont want to pay extra a few extra dollars for 24 months, i would just try to find something on ebay or swappa.
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My only downfall is that it has no MicroSD card to the phone, which is a disappointment... as I have a 32 GB Micro SD card on my current phone. Any other alternatives? I am also on T-Mobile if that helps.
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Those phones on the list make me feel like the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G is a better phone... I think that is my only option at this point.

Believe me, that Moto G for sure is a beautiful and fantastic phone (I have seen it work) but I really don't believe in syncing absolutely all my data to the cloud (nor do I want to drain my battery life with 4G processing/Wi-Fi). I still wouldn't mind having that 32GB+ of physical storage, as I have other things to worry about instead than memory.
 
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