what phone to get spending limit is $700-742

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by snow755, Nov 22, 2014.

  1. snow755 macrumors 65816

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    hi


    well i am in a market for a new phone and my spending limit is $700-742 here is the phones i been thinking of

    iphone 6 for $649

    DROID TURBO high end phone at a vary good price at $599

    moto X 2014 at 526

    LG G3 for $579


    samsung S5 at $649 AT&T

    HTC M8 android $669 but may put me over my spending limit after tax


    note what ever phone i get i will be paying full price for it


    so what phone on the list you think would be a good one too get
     
  2. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    Well, I know of one, but it costs $742.01, so it is outside your price range. /s

    Seriously, how dis you come up with a price range ending at $742?
     
  3. CaleM3 macrumors member

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    My guess is that they added 6% sales tax to a $700 phone...
     
  4. snow755 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    CA sales taxs is 8%
     
  5. CaleM3 macrumors member

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    Lol, there goes my theory...I live in PA and we have 6% sales tax, so 700*1.06 =$742. I tried, haha.

    Edit: After thinking about it $742*1.08 is a little over $800, so maybe you are not trying to go over 800 after tax...me and my theories haha.
     
  6. snow755 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yep
     
  7. nviz22 macrumors 601

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    Had the LG G3, HTC One M8, and Galaxy S5. The S5 is the best in terms of features, but HTC is the best in terms of stability. The LG G3 is overrated. Ugly UI, bad screen, double texts, etc. I replaced my S5 10 times. My M8 had a bad LED notification light + the camera MP is not super high and efficient. Droid Turbo, iPhone 6, or Moto X from that list: Droid Turbo. Best speced phone and it's only $600.
     
  8. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    First thing that came to my mind was the Note 4 since the T-Mo version is only $700 before tax but after tax and unlocking it it would be around $800.

    The S5 is a solid choice and I'd take it over the G3 if price is no object. The G3 is good if you want to go cheap since you can get it at Frys for $480 right now if you have a Frys near you. And I honestly don't think it's that bad. The oversharpening is a little annoying but it's been smooth for me and the knock code feature is pretty neat.
     
  9. snow755 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    any one here own a HTC Desire EYE am thinking of getting it its olny $549 pluse tax so it would be 593 out the door
     
  10. nfl46 macrumors 604

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    How about you save like $200 and get one of those phones off Swappa. Thank me later. :)
     
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    Another option if you want to save money: Buy an invite for $15 or so on eBay and get a $349 OnePlus One (64GB). Get a $10 case and you're out about $375.
     
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    From your list, I'd go with the X or the Turbo.
     
  15. fredaroony macrumors 6502a

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    I would go the new Moto X. I have the current one and it's the best phone I have ever had even though probably one of the cheapest.

    Ticks all the little boxes I want in a phone, although I would like to check out the new one as wouldnt mind a bigger screen again.
     
  16. snow755 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    thanks i think i get the OnePlus One
     
  17. Stooby Mcdoobie macrumors 6502a

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    Good luck...
     
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  20. Ffosse macrumors 68000

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    Why not? That's how much flagships cost.
     
  21. snow755 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    sorry but its my $ and you cant tell me what i can or can not do with my $




    now if i can saved up about $780 i can pick me up a nexus 6 wish i am planing on getting the phone will cost me $682 if you add taxs the hole things sould be no more then $737.63

    i have norrow my picks down too the following phones from AT&T nexus 6 moto x 2014 or iphone 6
     
  22. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I currently have a nexus 5 and the iphone 6. I actually am enjoying the iphone more than the n5 running lollipop. It is scary how similar lollipop and materail design looks to IOS.

    Do you want a better phone or a better media consumption device? If you want the latter, the nexus 6 will probably serve you best. If you want a better phone I think the iphone 6 will serve you better.
     
  23. snow755 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    the olny thing thats keeping me off the iphone 6 right now are the TLC chips that apple put in them i dont want too speend my $ on some in and then have it not work i want some in that will work and not be buggy
     
  24. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    well the good news is that is something you will notice and apple would replace, no questions asked. I am having a flawless experience on 8.1.1
     

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