Originally Posted by joshthemajor
Hello, I'd like to change my mobile during this year or the next one. I don't want to buy a flagship, I'm currently using a Lenovo P2 that I bought used from warehouse deals on amazon for 220€ (perfect condition) 1 year and half ago. So I don't mind even buying used.
The main spec that the phone must have are:
at least 5000mah battery (love the 9-11 hours SOT)
Unlockable bootloader for custom rom
Would be nice to have but not mandatory:
Mate, i would recommend the Xiaomi Note 8 pro. Full HD, battery (4500 mah) holds me for 2 days, with some moderate to high usage, between spotify and some game apps, like asphalt. It has micro sd slot, the bootloader is getting unlocked pretty easy. So far no custom roms yet ( the phone got released in October. His predecessor has around 15 different custom roms. So i expect the same will happen. Priced around 220 € on Christmas. Could be cheaper now
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Originally Posted by hozumi70
Hello! I'm thinking of buying a UMDIGI X and POWER 3 phone. Which one would be better? Root option desired!
Mate, both phone seems kind of bad for 2020. If the year would be 2015, they would be interesting. With 4 gb of ram you are going to have problems. Battery life seems great on paper, doubt its gonna be. Plus i havent heard of these phones before. I would stay clear of these cheap brands. Go with something more trustworthy. Recently i ve bought a Xiaomi Note 8 pro. 2 days battery, can play whatever i want, root, custom roms available, around 200€. Might be pricier, but xiaomi is a more reliable phone manufacturer.
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Originally Posted by flahlesslySpam
Hello, I would like to upgrade my Samsung Galaxy S5 to a phone that meets the following criteria:
Works with Verizon in the USA
under $150, willing to buy either used or new
has good ROM support (such as the Nexus 5x from this post https://forum.xda-developers.com/gen...port-t4030503)
My gripe with my current phone is that it is feels too slow at times (lags while browsing Reddit on Chrome), battery life being so short (doesn't last more than a day), and my phone not receiving any software updates. I don't require very powerful hardware; my main activities are listening to music, using Chrome, using GPS, calling , and texting.
My main concern is software updates. I can deal with short battery by buying a portable charger and having the Reddit website lag on me does get frequently annoying which I can just deal with but not having any software updates does worry me. I would also like to use this phone as my main phone for as long as possible which is why I would like good ROM support. I do understand that $150 is on the cheap side but so I am willing spend more if I have to but I would like to stay as low as possible.
Mate, have you tried rooting and using a custom rom with it? Give it a try before buying a new phone. Most of the time, custom roms developers do make security updates and software updates. There might even be a Android 10 rom for your phone. Also, these custom roms do come with a very detailed instructions. So you are going to be set in no time.