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Hello,

I was hoping to find some help finding a decent phone, that isnt too expensive, or fancy, that i can get for my wife to replace her Samsung Galaxy J3. It is slow, and often hangs while switching between apps, or while loading web pages, and I thought id consider my options for getting her one for Xmas. She only browses the internet, facebook, maybe youtube & pinterest, so this doesnt need to be a super phone. I dont want to spend more than needed, preferably under $120, or in that area. She rarely uses cameras, or stuff like that, basically what i posted above is what she does.

She is on Virgin Mobile (she got it years ago, & has stayed there since) i think to keep her number.
any advice on good phones in this range, would be appreciated.
I was looking at the Samsung Galaxy J7, maybe someone could tell me if that is a decent deal at $150? (thats what Virgin wants to upgrade her to it, but it seems high to me)


the phones her service offers as upgrades are as follows:
moto e5 play $100
ZTE Max XL $100
Moto G6 Play $130
Moto E5 Plus $130
LG Stylo 4 $150
Samsung J7 Refine $150


the rest are out of my price range




Thank You Very Much.
 
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How much is the Honor 8X in your country?
 
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cant find that one. but the honor 7 is nearly $200
 

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8X is the one to get or the p20 lite but the 8X is better
 
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those are way out of my price range, thanks anyway though.
 

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is the Motorola G6 in your budget? should be a little cheaper than the Huawei and honor phones i suggested.
 
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Out of those listed the Moto G6 Play would be my pick, 3 of 4 phones used was a Motorola and all were great, nice almost stock android.
 

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I have the J7 Sky Pro. Battery life is excellent and it's pretty quick loading web pages.
 
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I would grab Meizu 15 on Aliexpress. It's 187$, but faster and more compact than any of those you mentioned. It has big 5.5" screen.
 
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Are you opposed to used phones? I am sure if you checked CL in your area you would find alot more and probably better phones under 200. I don't know how a Samsung S4 or S6 stacks up but I have seen some S7's going cheap too Or is the S7 called a j7? not sure with phone lingo/models

Edit a quick Boston CL search brought alot of newer phones like the S7 and LG V30(? G30?) right around 180 + I am sure you can barter/negotiate lower
 
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I have a Galaxy 7. I guess they're fairly cheap now. They're not exactly slow and do the job (although I'm sure that'll change eventually).
 
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Out of that list, Moto G6 hands down 100% no doubt whatsoever.

Good camera, great battery, good build quality, near stock Android, fantastic value.
*signed, Moto G5 plus owner
 
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lg q7 ip68 waterproof 175 euro, polycarbonate case, g7fit, k10. I not trusting Samsung, or china phones xiaomi 6 12nm cpu. huawei, nokia.
phones below 200 breaks in 2-4 month, then you get worthless parts on table
 
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she can port over to something like straight talk and go for one of the moto phones. ST is much kinder to unlocked phones and phone flexability.
 
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Moto G6 play, bigger screen than J7, sameish PPI, lower quality screen, slower CPU, more RAM, near stock android, bigger battery than J7. LG Stylo, 6.2 inch screen, big one, best PPI, same CPU as Moto but only 2 GB RAM, same battery as J7. Both Samsung and LG have their own skin, Ui on top of android, needs to get used to it might hinder performance. Tough choice, maybe go with your wife and see, touch, feel the phones.
 
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Moto G6 play, bigger screen than J7, sameish PPI, lower quality screen, slower CPU, more RAM, near stock android, bigger battery than J7. LG Stylo, 6.2 inch screen, big one, best PPI, same CPU as Moto but only 2 GB RAM, same battery as J7. Both Samsung and LG have their own skin, Ui on top of android, needs to get used to it might hinder performance. Tough choice, maybe go with your wife and see, touch, feel the phones.
I think the value of (near) stock Android should not be underestimated. If you haven't used that yet, its easy to miss, but once you have it, you won't go back. Its the reason the Nexus 5 was such a fantastic phone as well, apart from its battery life that is. It helps a ton later down the road as phone hardware goes older, lightweight OS/launcher makes all the difference.
 
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go nokia all the way

android 9 pie on all their phones

but you should go for a little better

32gb/3gb
moto x4, nokia 6.1, both with pie
 
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In UK my Nokia 7 just got pie , dunno if you have got one yet so i thought I'd update, ill second go Nokia though while im here, their back that's all ill say.
 
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