Less than 10K Android phone around 3~4k


codelad

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Looking for suggestions to buy a Android phone around 3~4k.

Fairly new to the Android environment, and paranoid about most apps and their (what I feel are unreasonable) permission demands. Right now run a rooted and stripped down version of Android on my primary phone (no Google services, no FB/Whatsapp, no payment apps - and replaced nearly every essential app with releases from F-droid, or directly from github, etc.).

The new phone is meant for secondary use where I can freely install stuff that I wouldn't dare on my primary phone (apps from online stores, Google stuff, micro payments and such). Just need something basic and half-decent, but running a fairly recent Android release. Don't care much about battery life, since I'll have this turned off (or in airplane mode) most of the time.

Does it make more sense buying a used (but slightly better phone) over a new one? Also, is there a phone that I can use with Wifi alone (and without a SIM card), at least occassionally?

Thank you.
 

vyral_143

Jarvis
Staff member
Does it make more sense buying a used (but slightly better phone) over a new one? Also, is there a phone that I can use with Wifi alone (and without a SIM card), at least occassionally?
Absolutely, used ones will have better power. About 2nd question, I think all phones can be used in that manner.
 

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