Best Device To Get Access To Android?

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razers7t8

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Hi guys,

I'm currently using an iPhone and an iPad as my main phone and tablet but I still want access to Android. I enjoy trying customs ROMS and rooting and all of that stuff that ANDROID allows you to do and so I'm looking for an affordable device - nothing fancy - that will allow me to explore Android. Someone suggested that I get the Moto G5 Plus as it's affordable and a capable device.

I'd be getting the 32 gb international version. My questions are:

1) Is this the best/most affordable device to experience android on?

2) Can it be easily rooted?

3) Can I use custom ROMS?

This is the version that I'm considering buying:

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B01N5...dpPl=1&dpID=51riiKk3VNL&ref=plSrch&th=1&psc=1

I also recently got an Amazon Fire HD 10 hoping to install custom ROMS on there, but as of right now, that's not possible.
 
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razers7t8

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How can you enjoy flashing roms on iphone?
that's impossible
Hi guys,

I'm currently using an iPhone and an iPad as my main phone and tablet but I still want access to Android. I enjoy trying customs ROMS and rooting and all of that stuff that ANDROID allows you to do and so I'm looking for an affordable device - nothing fancy - that will allow me to explore Android. Someone suggested that I get the Moto G5 Plus as it's affordable and a capable device.

I'd be getting the 32 gb international version. My questions are:

1) Is this the best/most affordable device to experience android on?

2) Can it be easily rooted?

3) Can I use custom ROMS?

This is the version that I'm considering buying :

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B01N5...dpPl=1&dpID=51riiKk3VNL&ref=plSrch&th=1&psc=1

I also recently got an Amazon Fire HD 10 hoping to install custom ROMS on there, but as of right now, that's not possible.
 
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How can you enjoy flashing roms on iphone?
that's impossible

OP probably means they've had Android phones in the past and enjoyed rooting/custom ROMs/etc with them.

Best Cheap Android Phones of 2017 [Android Central]
They just rated Moto G5 Plus as best overall and I've seen several other articles also listing it at the top or very highly.

OP's linked 'standard/no-ads' model technically meets all three criteria, but I can't say if 2 GB RAM takes adequate advantage of all it offers. My 4 GB XT1687 model runs the latest Android 8.0/8.1 64-bit ROMs with very good performance & battery life, plus they provide the latest security patches while Stock is still at Android 7.0 with several month old security patches.
 

razers7t8

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OP probably means they've had Android phones in the past and enjoyed rooting/custom ROMs/etc with them.

Best Cheap Android Phones of 2017 [Android Central]
They just rated Moto G5 Plus as best overall and I've seen several other articles also listing it at the top or very highly.

OP's linked 'standard/no-ads' model technically meets all three criteria, but I can't say if 2 GB RAM takes adequate advantage of all it offers. My 4 GB XT1687 model runs the latest Android 8.0/8.1 64-bit ROMs with very good performance & battery life, plus they provide the latest security patches while Stock is still at Android 7.0 with several month old security patches.

Thank you! How about this phone? It's cheaper, has more ram and a better display.

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B0169...blackberry&dpPl=1&dpID=41-frWt48FL&ref=plSrch
 

Smeagal192

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4gb with 64gb, pretty future proof, and G5plus camera constantly reviewed as better overall than the newer S version.

Mind you if you do not care about camera, then S case + sceensize are better
 

razers7t8

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4gb with 64gb, pretty future proof, and G5plus camera constantly reviewed as better overall than the newer S version.

Mind you if you do not care about camera, then S case + sceensize are better

I ordered the Moto G5S Plus 32 GB with 3 GB of RAM. I can't wait to root and try out some ROMS!
 
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    How can you enjoy flashing roms on iphone?
    that's impossible

    OP probably means they've had Android phones in the past and enjoyed rooting/custom ROMs/etc with them.

    Best Cheap Android Phones of 2017 [Android Central]
    They just rated Moto G5 Plus as best overall and I've seen several other articles also listing it at the top or very highly.

    OP's linked 'standard/no-ads' model technically meets all three criteria, but I can't say if 2 GB RAM takes adequate advantage of all it offers. My 4 GB XT1687 model runs the latest Android 8.0/8.1 64-bit ROMs with very good performance & battery life, plus they provide the latest security patches while Stock is still at Android 7.0 with several month old security patches.
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