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What cheap (preferably under 200$, definitely less than $350) midsize (4"-5") WP8 phone with really good screen would you recommend?
 
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VIBE!!



http://www.gsmarena.com/lenovo_vibe_z2_pro-6396.php
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#104
Love Lenovo...have a couple x230t's and a couple old x61's ...love 'em
Love that they are in the phone race...
Love this new model of theirs...
Not so sure if I love the non removable battery ...
No love for no card slot ....
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1/2 - neo900 pre- "purchased" in 2013. Awaiting refund process.
3-nexus 5's : 1 with Lineage oreo 8.1 (intend stable "pie" when ready) , 1 with ̶Ubuntu Touch, 1 with Maru OS (intend maemo leste when ready)


PIMP MY N8X0
Idiot's Guide and a video walkthrough.
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=94294
THE LOST GRONMAYER CATALOGS
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php...ight=gronmayer
N8X0 VIDEO ENCODING THE EASY WAY
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php...ght=mediacoder
242gb ON N800
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=90634
THE PAIN-FREE MAEMO DEVELOPMENT LIVE DISTRO-ISO FOR THE NOOB TO THE PRO
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=95567
AFFORDABLE MASS PRODUCTION FOR MAEMO PARTS
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=93325
 
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#105
Originally Posted by endsormeans View Post
Love Lenovo...have a couple x230t's and a couple old x61's ...love 'em
Love that they are in the phone race...
Love this new model of theirs...
Not so sure if I love the non removable battery ...
No love for no card slot ....
Agree 100%. No removable battery = no sell to me. One of my two N900s just came up with the dreaded loose USB port. This time, I don't think I will fix it. So, I am down to one. It may not last long... So, I am starting to look around for a replacement. So far, the Samsung ones are the most appealing, either the Galaxy Note 3 or the Galaxy S5. The things I like are:

- Removable battery.

-Expandable memory (SD card slot).

- Ability to enable Mass Storage mode instead of MTP. I have to verify this with these two models, but this video seems to make this likely: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84O8KlPxEyU

- Fast.

- And of course, tons of apps. (Maybe even LibreOffice will one day be usable on Android.)
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#106
Yeah...
Word..
haha..
Me ...I've become a spoiled child on the N8x0's and n900...
If I can't use a device I can remove the batt. from...
If I can't put a sd/micro/mini card in for storage...
If I definitely can't use anything but stock device os...
If I definitely can't use a card for alt. os's ...even chrooting..
and if it doesn't have a resistive screen...
I'm not interested...
At All.
Hence I gotta have the neo900..
No option for me. I can't even consider it.
Every other device looks like ...and is as appetizing as cold- leftover-from-last-week... cooked liver, cow-tongue and head-cheese...eeeww

I'm most certainly a spoiled brat nothing less will do...been raised on the finest digital caviar and champagne
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Owner of :
1-n770 (in retirement), 3-n800's , 3-n810's (still in daily use), 5-n900's ((3 are flawless, 1 has loose usb ( considering it for parts), 1 has no telephony (perfect for permanent set-up as mini-pc with one of my monitors))
1/2 - neo900 pre- "purchased" in 2013. Awaiting refund process.
3-nexus 5's : 1 with Lineage oreo 8.1 (intend stable "pie" when ready) , 1 with ̶Ubuntu Touch, 1 with Maru OS (intend maemo leste when ready)


PIMP MY N8X0
Idiot's Guide and a video walkthrough.
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=94294
THE LOST GRONMAYER CATALOGS
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php...ight=gronmayer
N8X0 VIDEO ENCODING THE EASY WAY
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php...ght=mediacoder
242gb ON N800
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=90634
THE PAIN-FREE MAEMO DEVELOPMENT LIVE DISTRO-ISO FOR THE NOOB TO THE PRO
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=95567
AFFORDABLE MASS PRODUCTION FOR MAEMO PARTS
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=93325
 
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#107
Guys, its possible to remove the battery. It just that you lacks the skill to do it. Sorry to break it to you

Got you

Everything is possible, just like the n900 but what is needed here is more Skill or magic or more of both.

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#108
aaah-aaah
hehe
It's Mr. Funny everyone!
Hey Dave
yeah...skill ....magic..bit of both...
hmm. what would you call it?
"magill" ?
"skagic" ?
Give me straight up pure Haitian Voodoo instead...
Sounds sketchy to me...
almost M$-like or Ipone-ish
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Memory is a crazy woman that hoards rags and throws away food.~ Austin O'Malley

Owner of :
1-n770 (in retirement), 3-n800's , 3-n810's (still in daily use), 5-n900's ((3 are flawless, 1 has loose usb ( considering it for parts), 1 has no telephony (perfect for permanent set-up as mini-pc with one of my monitors))
1/2 - neo900 pre- "purchased" in 2013. Awaiting refund process.
3-nexus 5's : 1 with Lineage oreo 8.1 (intend stable "pie" when ready) , 1 with ̶Ubuntu Touch, 1 with Maru OS (intend maemo leste when ready)


PIMP MY N8X0
Idiot's Guide and a video walkthrough.
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=94294
THE LOST GRONMAYER CATALOGS
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php...ight=gronmayer
N8X0 VIDEO ENCODING THE EASY WAY
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php...ght=mediacoder
242gb ON N800
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=90634
THE PAIN-FREE MAEMO DEVELOPMENT LIVE DISTRO-ISO FOR THE NOOB TO THE PRO
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=95567
AFFORDABLE MASS PRODUCTION FOR MAEMO PARTS
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=93325
 
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#109
Originally Posted by rm42 View Post
Agree 100%. No removable battery = no sell to me. One of my two N900s just came up with the dreaded loose USB port. This time, I don't think I will fix it. So, I am down to one. It may not last long... So, I am starting to look around for a replacement. So far, the Samsung ones are the most appealing, either the Galaxy Note 3 or the Galaxy S5. The things I like are:

- Removable battery.

-Expandable memory (SD card slot).

- Ability to enable Mass Storage mode instead of MTP. I have to verify this with these two models, but this video seems to make this likely: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84O8KlPxEyU

- Fast.

- And of course, tons of apps. (Maybe even LibreOffice will one day be usable on Android.)
LibreOffice works fine on my Note 3. In addition, I've have used linux distributions like Debian, Ubuntu, and Fedora on my Note3. Btw, I first heard about the N900 in one of your blogs about Easy Debian years ago. So you are fully responsible for getting me hooked on running linux distributions on cell phones!
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#110
Originally Posted by FlashInTheNight86 View Post
What cheap (preferably under 200$, definitely less than $350) midsize (4"-5") WP8 phone with really good screen would you recommend?
most of the last generation of nokia flagships have gone pretty cheap now. and all of them are getting WP8.1 so they'll remain supported for probably another year (although i don't know how important manufacturer "support" is to us on maemo.org, haha). i looked on ebay and found the lumia 920 (4.5 in 768p screen) for $189 USD in excellent condition, unlocked but AT&T branded. there are other brand new options for about 20 bucks more. similar pricing on the 925 too (same screen, much lighter body, better camera). didn't look on amazon but you could probably find some over there too.
 
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