Would appreciate phone recommendations $400-$500

Hey guys,

Probably my 2nd post here, been a long time lurker, so please be nice

Just wanted some input on what good phone deals are, and I don't mind either plans or buying outright. I have a super old Samsung note 5, that's failing at this stage, which really hurts my work. My budget is from 400-500$, and want a decent phone to last a while. I don't care at all about camera and the specs matter more to me. Phone only, or plans are all fine as well

I have seen a few older 650$ threads, but that's a bit outdated and out of my range. Australian stock would be amazing, but not a must, and I haven't been able to find any note 9s for 550$-ish refurbed yet, maybe I expect too much

So far, I have been looking into Nu mobile.com mainly, where they sell refurbished iPhones and Samsung's. I prefer Android phones, and brand doesn't matter as much as the phone itself is good

Would really love some input in this price range, and if anyone had any advice. Looking forward to any opinions I get, I'm more of a power user, so good specs would always be appreciated

Thanks tons,
ThatOneGuy

  • Edit: Any decent plans would also be appreciate, if anyone had something in mind

  • Edit: Thread closed, went with a v40 after some debate between mainly a70 and somewhat a pixel 3 xl at $600. Thanks for all the replies

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    Samsung A series phone are good like A30 good price that you are looking for

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    Pixel3a or 3 both are nice.

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      Thanks, pixels phone have 4 gigs of ram iirc, not sure if that matters. If it's a fair price, I'll look at the pixel 3 as well, so far have a70 on the list

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      3a best value for money Android going around

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    Mi 9 SE

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    A70 is $498 atm at most big retailers

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    LG V40 $399

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      Thanks, probably getting the v40. since its got a dac+amp

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    Your expectations exceed your budget.

    Consider settling for older models, mid-range models, or used/refurbished models. Consider, though, that they will likely require replacement in a shorter time frame than your Note 5. Longevity should be considered as part of your price calculation; if a phone costs twice as much but will be useable for twice the duration, then it’s all equal.

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      Well fair enough, but considering i was also open to non-aus stock, ive seen some Xiaomi phones with SD 845 go for 500-550. Basically went with the AU stock v40 at the end, but i was happy with decent specs at a reasonable price, thanks for your input as well.

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        Hi , can I ask you how much did you pay for the LG V40? Did you find a good deal?

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    Mi 9T $399 today.