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Nexus 5X in bootloop death spiral, looking for new phone

Discussion in 'ANDROID Phones, Tablets and Devices' started by Scrumhalf, Jan 14, 2018.

  1. Scrumhalf

    Scrumhalf Bronze Senior Member
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    So my Nexus 5X finally went into the bootloop death spiral and there is no recovery.
    Being the cheapskate that I am, I can't imagine spending 500 bucks for a phone, leave alone the 700-1000 that the top of the line phones demand.
    I set myself a somewhat arbitrary limit of $200, because in my 20+ years of buying phones, I have never spent more than $199 on a phone.
    The two things I absolutely must have are NFC and being unlocked with as many bands a possible, as I do travel to Europe and Asia frequently.
    After research, I've narrowed it down to these two:
    ZTE Axon 7 Mini
    Nokia 6
    The Motorola G 5 plus, etc. don't have NFC, and neither does the Honor 6X, 7X, etc. NFC definitely seems to be something only available in the $400+ price range, except for the two above.
    Are there any others I am missing? Thanks for any advice!
     
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  2. dmapr

    dmapr Gold Senior Member
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    Yeah, that's a tough one. If only G5 plus had a better band support you could have gotten yourself an international version which has NFC. I really don't understand why they took it out of the US variant. Other than hunting down a 32GB Google Pixel (an occasional sub $300 phone) I don't think you'll get everything you want for that price, and even that is stretching your budget :(
     
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    I can dip into the used market, I suppose, but the thought of dealing with degrading batteries is putting me off.
     
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    Monthly payments, interest free, take the bite out of the $700 new price. All carriers have these plans and Apple direct too.


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    Just ended up calling LG. They repaired my 5X for free under warranty.

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    Nice!

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