Good Feature Phone?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by ryankul, May 8, 2019.

  1. ryankul macrumors regular

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    Considering ditching my smartphone for something more basic and using my tablet
    for everything else. Looking at Nokia 3310 which some local stores are selling for $50.
    Any other recommendations? Be nice to have a few more features but don't need
    anything crazy. I'm not a huge fan of flip phones but would consider one if it was
    the better option. I do text a lot but can do the old school texting fine. Thanks!
     
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  4. mi7chy macrumors 603

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    First choice: factory unlocked Moto E4 or ~$50 unlocked Verizon Moto E4
    Second choice: ~$70 AT&T Huawei Ascend XT2

    *remove bundled SIM before turning on device
     
  5. ryankul thread starter macrumors regular

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    These are both full on smartphones. Also Ive used the Ascend XT2. Too big.


    Any other suggestions?
     
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  7. mi7chy macrumors 603

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    Don't use the smart features then it's just a feature phone that's upgradeable in the future if you change your mind. Don't see the point of paying more than ~$50 for a feature phone anyway.
     
  8. pika2000 macrumors 601

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    The problem with feature phones today is that many are only 2G capable. You have to dig through (much) older Nokia phones to get 3G or get a carrier specific model for 4G support. Many carriers in emerging markets develop 4G/VoLtE feature phones, but they are specific to the country/carrier.
     
  9. ryankul thread starter macrumors regular

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    I like the idea of that Punkt phone but just too much... I might stick it out with the Nokia 3310. I seen a LG flip phone online. Had a 5mp camera and rest was basics. Still trying to find something that will work good.

    I did just order a XIAOMI QIN 1S. Usb-C and more. Hoping it works in the us. I'll let you know.
     

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