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11th July 2019, 12:36 AM |#11641  
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I have no personal experience with the Poco but what I heard about it made it sound similar to a OnePlus phone but maybe not as good in build quality (plastic body). Very high speed hardware for low price. I'd look into experiences from people who have had them for a while before investing in one.

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11th July 2019, 01:49 AM |#11642  
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I have no personal experience with the Poco but what I heard about it made it sound similar to a OnePlus phone but maybe not as good in build quality (plastic body). Very high speed hardware for low price. I'd look into experiences from people who have had them for a while before investing in one.

what's so bad about plastic body? I'm using a note 3 (which is a plastic built phone) and it's still pretty decent even for 2019 (i don't see any problems here) but Pocophone is full of ads tbh so better flash a custom rom on it and u get sdm845 for a low price. That's my point of view
11th July 2019, 01:53 AM |#11643  
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what's so bad about plastic body? I'm using a note 3 (which is a plastic built phone) and it's still pretty decent even for 2019 (i don't see any problems here) but Pocophone is full of ads tbh so better flash a custom rom on it and u get sdm845 for a low price. That's my point of view

Yeah, so it can be a good phone but out of the box it isn't. I forgot about the stock software being bad.

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11th July 2019, 12:44 PM |#11644  
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Hello guys!

I'm looking for a good phone to replace my Galaxy S5.

What I need :
- SIM Unlocked;
- Europe/International version;
- At least 3000mAh battery;
- MicroSD slot;
- At least 3GB RAM;
- At least 16GB internal storage
- Not bigger than a Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 (it must fit in a jean pocket...)

Nice to have:
- As for my S5, it would be great to have up-to-date ROM (LienageOS ?) in case the phone is not updated anymore...
- 3,5mm audio jack

Budget:
Ideally below 200 euros (but max 300 euros if it's worth it).

I saw phones like Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, 6 or 7 (https://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php...&idPhone2=9237) but I don't know if there is something else/better. And if not, I don't know which Xiaomi to choose or if I should wait the next release...

Thanks for your help
11th July 2019, 12:46 PM |#11645  
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I should be able to get refurbished ones in that price range but strangely they are not in stock.. What do you suggest about POCO F1? Is it better than other mobiles in the same range, especially for rooting?

Look up Linus Tech Tips on You tube... He rooted and installed Lineage OS... Then added Gcam... And basically had a pixel ... Camera was close to pixel ... Poco F1 good option
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11th July 2019, 02:06 PM |#11646  
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Too much in between
So true. It's too in between a phone and a tablet lol. Wouldnt fit in your hand but would feel weird holding like a tablet, I am in your boat on this one bro!

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12th July 2019, 08:25 PM |#11647  
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Thanks a lot for posting, but my budget isn't that much, it's around $300. Please suggest keeping that in mind
Also, I guess I won't get a 5G phone around that price? (in India, that's where I'm)

Pocofone F1

You will not find a better device for that much..pretty great development I've heard too.

Once you get a case on it it'll look spot on.
12th July 2019, 11:31 PM |#11648  
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Hey guys !
I want to buy a phone around 100$ , it is not necessary to be new ,it could be an old flagship or used one
But I'm searching for custom rom development that the phone is still active in development abd continue for long time
Also a good camera quality.
I think smasung phones are the best choice ? As old xiaomi phones had a bad camera
Thanks !
13th July 2019, 01:19 AM |#11649  
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Hey guys !
I want to buy a phone around 100$ , it is not necessary to be new ,it could be an old flagship or used one
But I'm searching for custom rom development that the phone is still active in development abd continue for long time
Also a good camera quality.
I think smasung phones are the best choice ? As old xiaomi phones had a bad camera
Thanks !

Which Samsung phones can you get for that price? It seems to vary in regions. For $100 here in Canada I could get the HTC one m8 I have for a backup/it remote for our TV's etc. It runs lineage os Oreo. Works good for how old it is. Still custom roms but I'm not an expert because I don't keep up on them. I just use it as is.

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13th July 2019, 01:32 AM |#11650  
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Which Samsung phones can you get for that price? It seems to vary in regions. For $100 here in Canada I could get the HTC one m8 I have for a backup/it remote for our TV's etc. It runs lineage os Oreo. Works good for how old it is. Still custom roms but I'm not an expert because I don't keep up on them. I just use it as is.

Yeah
It really differs from region to another , but I'm searching for a phone for old man...wich must have good battery-not laggy- and a good camera
For a low price , yeah I agree with you custom roms are not fully functional and stable as the stock rom and might have small bugs&issues but at least it can solve the problem of old android version
13th July 2019, 02:17 AM |#11651  
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Hey guys !
I want to buy a phone around 100$ , it is not necessary to be new ,it could be an old flagship or used one
But I'm searching for custom rom development that the phone is still active in development abd continue for long time
Also a good camera quality.
I think smasung phones are the best choice ? As old xiaomi phones had a bad camera
Thanks !

Moto g7, hands down
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