Not big phone with good LineageOS support

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Kamul_PL

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Hello!
I'm looking for some not too big (about 4,5..5") phone. Priorities for me are:
* good LineageOS support (with best chances that it won't stop in let's say 2..3 years),
* shouldn't be famous as a problematic phone (for example frequent damages),
* at least 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of flash (if less, it should have SD card socket),
* it should have notifications led,
* it should cost not more than 250-300$ (preferably less).
Currently I think about Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus and Xiaomi Redmi 3, but I'm open to suggestions.

Could you tell me which of these two would be better (a specially regarding to LOS support) or propose me some other phones, please?
 

kurtn

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Hello!
I'm looking for some not too big (about 4,5..5") phone. Priorities for me are:
* good LineageOS support (with best chances that it won't stop in let's say 2..3 years),
* shouldn't be famous as a problematic phone (for example frequent damages),
* at least 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of flash (if less, it should have SD card socket),
* it should have notifications led,
* it should cost not more than 250-300$ (preferably less).
Currently I think about Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus and Xiaomi Redmi 3, but I'm open to suggestions.

Could you tell me which of these two would be better (a specially regarding to LOS support) or propose me some other phones, please?
A rough indicator for quality of LOS support is the cve-tracker https://cve.lineageos.org/ . Cheap stable small phone: moto E 2015 surnia. Maybe my next.
 

Kamul_PL

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Nov 28, 2015
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Thanks for suggestion but 1 GB RAM, 4 GB Flash and 2 x 1,2 GHz cores is what scares my in this phone. I know what I'm saying, because currently I have Android One device, which main downside is poor LOS support, but also problem with low flash for apps (even though I prefer to use lighter versions of most apps I use). Also 1 GB RAM make apps switching not so fast.

And thanks for the idea with cve! I'll check that.
 

Ibuprophen

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Hello!
I'm looking for some not too big... Could you tell me which of these two would be better (a specially regarding to LOS support) or propose me some other phones, please?
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Kamul_PL

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Yes, but this thread has nothing to do with LineageOS. If I wanted to buy a phone which doesn't have to be supported by it, I wouldn't have any problem. Probably most people from the thread you pointed don't even know, what LineageOS is. And I need advice from people, who daily use it.
 
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kurtn

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Thanks for suggestion but 1 GB RAM, 4 GB Flash and 2 x 1,2 GHz cores is what scares my in this phone. I know what I'm saying, because currently I have Android One device, which main downside is poor LOS support, but also problem with low flash for apps (even though I prefer to use lighter versions of most apps I use). Also 1 GB RAM make apps switching not so fast.

And thanks for the idea with cve! I'll check that.
New Idea:
RedMi 2 aka wt88047
 

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    Yes, but this thread has nothing to do with LineageOS. If I wanted to buy a phone which doesn't have to be supported by it, I wouldn't have any problem. Probably most people from the thread you pointed don't even know, what LineageOS is. And I need advice from people, who daily use it.
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