Phones Best unlocked phone for $350 or less (late 2013)

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by ToothTooth, Sep 19, 2013.

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    I've got my eye on the upcoming Nexus 5 as a potential future purchase, but I'm also looking for suggestions and opinions on what might be the "best" unlocked, no-contract phone out there for around 350 bones or so.
     
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    In a few months, many phones should be in that price range. Moto X, HTC One, etc.

    GS4 should hover around $400ish by that time.
     
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    Nexus 5 will likely come in somewhere around $330-$400 I think. So if it comes in at your price range, I have no doubt it will be the best unlocked phone out there.
     
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    ? I don't see those phones dropping that much for another year.
     
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    Why not?

    The HTC One is hovering around $375-400 right now. It will drop to $350 in a few months easily. I can pick up a lightly used Moto X off CL for $400 today. GS4s are closer to $450-500 right now.

    In a few months, of course, the prices will go down. With the Moto X and One being the cheapest.
     
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    Oh. I didn't realize you meant in the second hand market.
     
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    HTC One

    I've found very good condition HTC One models listed locally on craigslist for $300-$375.
     
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    Smaller phones

    Okay, so I went and bought a Nexus 4 for my wife and she didn't like the large form factor that goes along with the 4.7 inch display (she's currently using a phone with a 3.7 inch display). So I guess I'm selling the Nexus and looking for a good phone with a display of 4.5 inches or smaller at at price south of $350. Any suggestions?
     
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    Nokia Lumia 920 ?

    http://www.amazon.com/Nokia-Lumia-9...UTF8&qid=1380821193&sr=8-2&keywords=lumia+920

    or 820 ?

    http://www.amazon.com/Nokia-820-Bla...UTF8&qid=1380821325&sr=8-1&keywords=lumia+820
     

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