- Jun 25, 2021
I am a long time sprint user and have been loving my S10 5G WITH ROOT.
T-Mobile now owns sprint or whatever and I am being informed that come January 2022, my phone will no longer function on the CDMA network. From my understanding, this means no voice. Data will still function, but calls and text will not.
As not to my surprise, T-Mobile is not willing to do squat to help me. They are giving out a "free" phone. This just means zero down, but with a 24 month installment plan. How am I not surprised? This is how they are getting me out of my grandfathered plan which I refuse to leave.
So I am stuck fronting the cost of another phone - I don't mind too much.
What I do mind - I love Samsung devices. I wanted the S21 but since android 11 update, it is no longer able to be rooted. Root is a must for me. Another thing with Samsung devices - you can force the LTE band you want it to connect to. I love this because it greatly improves my speeds and service in different areas.
I am here asking if anyone can give me some new phone recommendations that meet my criteria:
1. MUST be able to be rooted
2. MUST be able to support the new T-Mobile network
3. HIGHLY DESIRED to be able to select/force a specific LTE band
Please share any ideas you may have!
My last resort is to keep what I have, and use Google Voice for everything.
You can go for a Samsung Galaxy F22 smartphone with Helio G80 processor. This one has good performance and is low on cost as well.I am looking for a phone that has the following requirements.
Right now I only got Poco X3 pro suggestion. But I need more phones to consider. Like at least 5.
- Must be launched in 2020+
- Must have 3400+mah battery
- Must have 15+w charger or fast charging
- Must have fingerprint
- Must have good specs that can play games like clash royale, gardenscapes,ludo etc
- Screen size above 5.4
Good option but a 5G smartphone would be a good thing at this moment. The new Redmi Note 10T with Dimensity 700 chipset looks better.
I think I have found my perfect device. Nord 2 it is. Good Dimensity 1200 processor and a really powerful camera section as well.
Not so fast buddy. Now there is a Poco device as well at the same cost and the same Mediatek Dimensity 1200 chipset. Choose wisely.
Thanks buddy. I will choose after a lot of deliberation. Although my budget is a bit short and I may even get an Oppo Reno 6 with Dimensity 900 processor.
Dimensity 900 is also a good option but Dimensity 1200 is a lot better. If you waited for some time, wait a little more and get something like Nord 2 which is much better.
I spidered my Poco f2 pro and was told that (besides being a hefty 190€) there Is a chance the phone detects a replaced component and because of this switches off the fingerprint reader, since I use it a lot I'm typing this on a cracked device. anyone knows if this's true?Not really. I decided to go for Poco X3 Pro, because it's got gorilla glas 6. This in combination with a good cover may be enough to protect it sufficently.
If you're a german citizen as I suppose, there's a deal for this smartphone today - check out the poco app.
why don't you opt for a II, III is very expensive, no root (yet), minor changes all around (from what I read)Hey me too... Im still using my old Galaxy S5 and I have a Galaxy S8+ thats unlocked (Used to be an AT&T phone) I was going to switch to but if your S10 wont work, my S8+ certainly wont. The new Sony Experia 1 III looks like and amazing phone but wont be released until mid Aug and who knows if root will be available. But if it is, im on board. Until then, im shopping for a rootable phone as well, and it MUST have an SD card slot that will work on this new T-Mobile stuff.