Decent Android phone, no contract. Possible?
August 2, 2012 3:45 PM Subscribe
Looking for the best Android smartphone to buy for a pre-paid service, preferably GSM based....
posted by lattiboy to Technology (11 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
So, I'm looking to dump my ridiculous and horrible Sprint service for a pre-paid service.
I've looked at a bunch and the Wal Mart one seems to be best (T-Mobile, $30 a month, 5GB data, 100 minutes).
Now, I need to find a smartphone to go with it.
I currently have the Epic 4G for Sprint, which is a steaming pile of horrible. The phone itself is fine, but the reception is terrible and the battery lasts about 8 hours if I'm super-lucky.
I'm fine with buying used, but obviously new or refurbished is better.
I'm comfortable with rooting and putting on a custom ROM if a phone out there is crap as "stock" and needs to be retooled.
Is there such an option? I'd love a Galaxy S2, but they run around $300 used. I'm looking to spend $200 or less per phone. I know I can pick up the SUPER FANCY new Galaxy phone from Google Directly for $359, but after tax it's nearly $400 which is a lot to spend up front, especially if I'm buying 2 of them.
Something dual-core with a decent screen, 4G/LTE, and good battery life. Don't care about NFC or other exotics.