My problem is not only is my screen cracked but my aftermarket extended battery is almost shot (about 2 years old). This was a local trade in and I only paid 140 for a 1 year old S5.
I need a new phone or a new to me phone.
I'm also low on funds. I'm with Verizon because where I live they roam with data on their extended network (regional carrier Appalachian wireless). That being said prepaid won't work because you don't get to use the extended network.
Right now I could try to get a phone from Verizon like the a50 or g7. Or save up and get another like new used phone with unlocked bootloader.
My S5. S3, and Droid X were all rooted with custom ROMs and other bits.
I'd like to get a phone with a 6in+ screen and have it work on any network because I may leave big red. I'd like a removable battery, SD card, fingerprint reader, and IR blaster.
I'll probably have to do without a removable battery and IR blaster but need the big screen and SD card. I'd like my next phone to take better low light photos. I prefer AMOLED too. That's why I'm looking at a50 but the dev community might not last as long as the S3 or S5. Or be non existent. I'm not a gamer. But use everything else.
One other option is getting away from smart phones and going back to a dumb phone so I'm not reading news and stuff all the time. And not flashing ROMs all the time.
So I'm torn between what I should do.
Thanks for your help. I'd like to switch to ting which uses Sprint and T-Mobile. Sprint supposedly has extended coverage here too but requires a Sprint phone from what I've read.
I know this is a tough one. But I appreciate your advice. I don't keeps up with the latest and greatest.
One last thing. I've moved away from Google and use microg with nextcloud.
Edit. I'm sorry this is so long but it's better to have too much info than too little.