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Suggest a cell phone?

By harryhoudini

10 months ago

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#1 10 months ago

Here are my requirements, can anyone suggest a phone?

- Verizon network
- Removable battery
- SD card slot
- Flat screen (no rounded edges, ala Samsung)
- Android

I picked up a S8+ and it's ok... I had a V20 and the fingerprint sensor was much better along with the flat screen (hate the rounded edges). But I have the option to give it to my wife and get something else so open to any thoughts. I don't care if it is new or used/open box/remanu, but probably won't spend more than $500.

#2 10 months ago

Wish I could help, but I've never owned one so I do not have the necessary experience to advise you.

#3 10 months ago


Does not compute.

#4 10 months ago

Whats a cell phone? Is that like when they put you in jail and you get to make one phone call? Not that I'd know anything about that...


#5 10 months ago

Good luck finding anything with a removable battery.

#6 10 months ago

I got a galaxy s5

Fits your requirements lol

#7 10 months ago

Heh... there are a few options I've found but still searching. LG G5 is one option, Nokia 1 plus is another. Motorola has a few but it seems like all the replaceable battery phones are low end now. I don't care about water proof but I've replaced my V20 battery like 3 times (and my wife's too) and there is no way I can keep a phone that I can't replace a battery in. SD card slot I can budge on, I like to keep all my media on my device but it all syncs to Google photos anyhow.

#8 10 months ago

Manufacturers keep removing options. Those are the same things like like. So far, I haven't found a newer phone that hits all those features that isn't already several years old.

External battery packs might be the way to go to get around the lack of a removable battery.

#9 10 months ago

Yeah, I am never really far from a charger so it's not a huge issue for me, but as the phone ages it's going to become one and I can easily plug it in during the day, it's just the thought that the obsolescence is even more built in which kills me. I'd probably still be using my v20 if the headphone jack didn't die and keep it in headphone mode. Tried all the common fixes, but seems like it needs replacing (might do it). So maybe a v40 might be the way to go. I'd hate to give up the $20 battery replacement option, I'm already worried about the S8+ battery situation.

#10 10 months ago

If there are any cell phone repair places in your area, they could probably do a battery replacement for a phone that doesn't have a user-replaceable battery.

If you really like the model you're using, check ebay. There might be some NOS or nice refurbished ones available. I've done that a couple times now.

#11 10 months ago

samsung recently announced a ruggedish mid-ranger with removable battery..

but not available for 6 months or so.

#12 10 months ago

I went from the s8 to the s8 active and am very happy. No rounded screen and better battery. Doesn't fit the removable battery criteria though.

#13 10 months ago

On the general phone subject...I use to buy the flagship Verizon/Samsung phone every 2 years, and they seemed to do me well. With the ridiculous price increases for features I don't even use, I decided to jump from flagship model to the bargain Samsung Galaxy A50 when they came to this states this year. This phone has a $300 purchase price, and does everything I need it to do. I realize this phone isn't what you are specifically looking for, but what I am getting at is don't discard the cheaper phones that have the options you want. They may wind up working really well for you, and at a price that won't matter if your battery dies in a couple years.

#14 10 months ago

I use to compare/sort all phone options

#15 10 months ago

Google Pixel 3a here. Pretty awesome phone for $399 or less.

#16 10 months ago

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#17 10 months ago

Picked up a v40... battery replacement looks easy enough to do at home. Thanks!

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