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Which Android Cheapie is the best

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by sarahk, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. #1
    I need an android to do some testing on and it's a bit of a bind having to borrow from other people so I thought I'd get a cheap phone - but I've heard that some cheap androids are rubbish.

    Are any of these any good?
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    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    The Motorola Moto E seems like good value for money. The one thing it's lacking is a good camera, which really shouldn't be a concern when buying a budget smartphone.
     
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    On a Personal note, I have tried my hands on a Samsung phone and an HTC. I have always wanted to try the Moto E.

    With the configuration listed here, moto looks the best. Though the configuration for the Samsung phone is mediocre, I would prefer that because they follow the rules of Apple phone! It is good to test with the Samsung phone! Btw, what are you looking to test, if that's mentioned here, we can get more specific or identify better choices! :)
     
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  4. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    I'm developing apps. They're not fancy - one will have a QR scanner but no games or anything power hungry.
     
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    wisdomtool Moderator Staff

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    Do you want to try an Iphone clone that is UI Iphone, backend Android, I bought one of Goophone it is quite cool :)
     
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    Shahzad Jameel Well-Known Member

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    Go for HTC or Motorola as I believe they are good, I personally tried HTC and one of my close friend had Motorola and he has good reviews about it.

    Cheers
     
    Shahzad Jameel, Mar 11, 2016 IP
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    I have a HTC Sensation XL which I am happy with. But the HTC Desire doesn't have good reviews.
     
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    I think XOLO is a good smart phone and value for money.
     
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    I had used Galaxy Y, HTC Desire and Moto E and I will suggest Moto E only reasons below
    1) Robust Phone (HTC seems to break easily if it falls from hand at normal height and stop working)
    2) Pure Android (both Samsung and HTC push bloatware apps which you can't remove until you root)
    3) Amount of Free RAM (Due to pure android it have better app management and it will not hang until you make internal memory full)
    4) Screen Protection (In Moto E I never need a screen guard)

    Moto E come with fixed focus camera without LED flash which is only minus point of it but as you want for testing then go for it.

    Good Luck
     
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    Yah they made from long time but never purchase there phone, my elder brother had purchased Asus Zenphone 5 and it's so memory hungry UI they made which is called Zen UI also they use intel processor which is less powerful on mobile compared to Qualcomm Snapdragon.
     
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    FreeFun4Every1 Prominent Member

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    It's not Impressive phone it's impressive scam :)
    251 Rs. from each people who had booked phone
    at launch they are getting 600000 hits/minute
    As per one report around Rs 1.75 crore collected from customers for ordering this phone
    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com...allegations-of-fraud/articleshow/51182965.cms

    Watch this video for more info


    PS: Congratulations for your HTC
     
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    Wo wo - so you bought what i suggested you :)
     
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    Good choice after all. Are you satisfied with it? I guess it's powerful enough for app testing...
     
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    It'll never have a sim card, it might be used for music but it's #1 job is app testing and so long as the version of android it has is pure enough I'll be happy.
     
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    The version will get outdated and you might not be able to publish newer games as Android does not support their devices very good...
     
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    That's cool, my apps are relatively simple and don't need the newer tech. Certainly not as demanding as games.
     
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