And why? Name budget phones also :-)

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Fairphone with /e/ project OS: https://esolutions.shop/shop/murena-fairphone-3-plus/ (but I would better wait for Fairphone 4 with this OS support.)

Totally!

I’m allso waiting for the 4 to be available there. :)

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Fairphone is still not available in the US, correct?

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Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505 with LineageOS.

Below 60 and 50 euros, available in AliExpress refurbished.

Easily repairable and the same stores have all the separated parts available also very cheap.

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LineageOS is perfect for my S5! (last model with replaceable battery).

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The problem I have with S5 model is replacing the rest of the components.

It requires you to extract the screen with heat and you can break it or damage other components with the heat.

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S4? That’s pretty old

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Old? The pieces are new when needed, other thing is the design :3

I don’t understand your problem and the one of other people about a refurbished thing. If you get what you need, what is the problem?

It works, broken things or things out of life are replaced and the rest is as should be.

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I think a criteria of choice is: can you physically take the battery out? If not then the thing has been engineered to work against you

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pinephone + pmOS

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I recently purchased a used Pixel 3a for ~$150. It works excellently with GrapheneOS, which I chose because it is touted as the most secure. As to why, I needed a new phone on a budget, and quite a few FOSS projects support Pixels.

Chances are, someone you know has an old, but still 4G capable phone they upgraded from a few years ago and wouldn’t mind selling.

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Ubuntu Touch support for the 3a is good as well.

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I would buy I pinephone and run pmOS. Unfortunately they don’t ship to my country.

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Pine phone with anbox; pine phone pro when that comes out.

Posh is getting really usable.

Second choice is a oneplus 6t with /e/. Just a really reliable and repairable phone. Can also load up post market os and try Linux out. Ubuntu touch works well on it.

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Any phone that supports DivestOS, and as a second choice LineageOS.

I will still prefer my SIM on a Huawei Kirin device rather than on a Snapdragon device though, and if needed will route my data and run the custom ROM device from the Huawei phone’s hotspot.

gsmArena and kimovil.com are very good sources for checking out specifications. Which phone you should choose depends on what is important to you.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro has an excellent 108 megapixel camera and is very cheap for a phone, and also comes in 64GB and 128GB versions. Some less technically experienced people complain that Xiaomi’s phones come with bloatware and are less able to adapt to their MIUI ROM, however if you’re interested in switching ROMs I doubt this would be a problem for you. I don’t have experience using custom ROMs, as I haven’t felt the need.

I’m a fan of Motorola as I’ve become accustomed to their gestures feature. I am so used to being able to turn on my phone’s flashlight by just “chop-chopping” instead of having to use the GUI. Although there is probably an app somewhere that allows you to accomplish something similar without using a Motorola phone. Motorola puts out some very high performing phones for their price. For example the Moto G50 and Moto G60s are available to me for £170-£180 through their site and cheaper elsewhere, both are 5G compatible, have good performance benchmarks (if the listings are accurate), with good storage space and decent cameras. They also offer sub £100 smartphones in their E family, not that I’d usually recommend that, since they will be inferior performance-wise.

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Lineage is the only rom I use, I don’t know that there is any particular reason for this. The first place I’d look for a phone is to OnePlus, I’ve tried a few different brands over the years, and OnePlus has been the best overall experience I’ve had so far.

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The poco f3 is a new phone that has pretty good hardware. It’s around $400usd and you can put an official lineage rom on it.

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Using redmi 9t with crdroid

CHEF-KOCH
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Falcon Supernova iPhone 6 Pink Diamond - $48.5 million

You cannot expect us doing your work and research, also what has this to do with F-Droid, nothing. Choose the Rom you like and lookup which phone model is compatible, how hard can that be…

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that’s kinda cringe bro

at least get something proper and not this cheapo whatever thingy 😬😎

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I don’t like elitism of that kind.

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That’s a great recommendation! Out of curiosity, how is the battery life?

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erpicht
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That’s on par with the Pixel 3a I now use – an impressive performance. Thank you for sharing!

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