Saturday, May 6th, 2017

phone shucks

Saturday, May 6th, 2017 02:26 am
darkoshi: (Default)
Back to my quest for a newer cell phone.

Based on my criteria:
- should support a fairly recent version of Android
- removable battery
- support reading very large microSD cards - at least 256 GB
- not too big or heavy
- preferably under $200, so a used but working phone (though some of my possible choices ended up being < $300 used)

I had previously come up with these models: LG G4, LG G5, LG V10

Now I found out that all 3 of those models have a hardware issue that can cause a bootloop. If I buy a used phone, besides the increased risk of getting a bad phone to begin with, if it only develops problems later on, I wouldn't be able to get any warranty support for it.

Now what do I do. There really were very few models I found that had removable batteries.

There was another model, the Moto G, which I previously read conflicting info about the battery. I think I've figured it out now. The regular Moto G4 doesn't have a removable battery. But the Moto G4 *Play* does. But it only has half a gig of RAM. Surely that's not enough for a good experience? Seems I misread the specs. The page I was looking at said 1 slash 2, which must indicate it comes with either 1 or 2 GB RAM. But the GSM Arena page says 2 GB.

Ah, phew. GSM Arena lets you search by features such as the battery, and it shows a lot more than I saw before.