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    Best smartphone under $200 online

    Hey everyone! Question for you guys... what smartphone would you recommend that can be had for under $200 online (amazon, ebay, etc)?

    I have never owned a smartphone and don't need the latest and greatest.

    Usage:

    Some calling
    Some texting
    Probably not a lot a surfing, but would like to have a few apps and games
    Maybe wifi connectivity

    I was kind of looking at the mytouch 3. Any other suggestions?

    Thanks guys and gals!

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    I like the CLIQ2, it doesn't seem to be too bad of a phone and has good 3G reception.

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    I actually didn't mention that this would be an outright phone purchase and not through tmobile.

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    you can get a cliq for under $200, used

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    Look on Craigslist locally, you can find phones for pretty good prices.

    I personally like the MyTouch 4G or if you prefer keyboard, a G2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kies View Post
    you can get a cliq for under $200, used
    I'd get Defy (MB525) if I was you as it's a HUGE upgrade from CLIQ.
    It has 2.2.1 now and it supports wifi calling, flash player, and hotspot.

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    CLIQ2, not the original as that phone is pretty antiquated and riddled with issues. CLIQ2 is identical to the DEFY with a bump in processing power+keyboard

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    Thanks for all the replies! I am looking for a new phone though. I don't want used. What are your guys thoughts on the mytouch 3g? I have seen them for around $160 brand new.

    Whatever I am going to be picking up it will be two phones because my wife also wants a new phone.

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    Get the LG Optimus T if you don't want used.

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    Thanks for everyone's help. I actually ended up picking up two of the LG Optimus Ts at tmobile for $190 each. They seem like good phones!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sickboy013 View Post
    Thanks for all the replies! I am looking for a new phone though. I don't want used. What are your guys thoughts on the mytouch 3g? I have seen them for around $160 brand new.

    Whatever I am going to be picking up it will be two phones because my wife also wants a new phone.
    MyTouch3g was a fantastic phone,.....for 2009/2010. It has a 528mhz processor and limited ram. I have one, and only use the phone as a backup now. I have loaded cyanogenmod 6.1 (froyo) on it and runs well. I have tried loading gingerbread roms on it, and while they work, there is a lag that drives me crazy using them for any length of time.

    That said, you are going to need to use apps2sd or DT-a2sd in order to have enough room to load apps you want because internal memory is just not enough. The processor does not have enough power to run a lot of games available. It will not run flash.

    So while this was a fantastic phone for it's time it is really a legacy device now.

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