I want to buy a smartphone that is affordable to use with tracfone but, preferably can use both CDMA for Verizon and GSM for AT&T. I could only find the Moto G play or Moto G4 under $200. Are there any other choices or deals better than that?
There are a number of models of Verizon phones that also have unlocked GSM capability. Samsung Galaxy S4, LG G3, etc. New under $200. These usually don't support AT&T LTE, but will run fine on HSPA+ which is faster than throttled Verizon LTE.
Brand new Moto X Pure Edition 64GB was $250 yesterday only at Best Buy and BHPhotoVideo
Thanks everyone. My budget is pretty strict to stay under $200, but preferably closer to $100. Is there a noticeable difference between the play and the g4 to justify the price difference? Is is better to get a refurbished phone to save money? i really like being able to have the freedom of choice in carriers with the moto series, so just want a little advice from people who have experience with these phones.
In my opinion, the G 4 Play is worth about the $89 or $99 that B&H had it on sale for last month. I question whether the G 4 is really worth $200. Between a new G 4 and a gently used X Pure Edition for $200, I'd probably get the X Pure Edition, if I could find the right deal on a used one.
I thought about the Moto G4 because it has a better processor and camera than the Play, but if it has issues, maybe I shouldn't go for that one. I don't see any sales or deals on these Moto phones right now either, so I'm wondering if it's better to wait a little and see if there's a sale soon anyway?
http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/moto-g4-problems/3/ Other comments where phone wasn't working, sent in for repairs, 2nd phone had issues requiring repair. Haven't seen the same complaints for the G4 Play.
Myun, if you can stick with CDMA, the moto G4PLAY can still be found for $40 at the Dollar General...at least they still have one in my area. The phone can be unlocked for less than $2 and used as a tracfone on the Verizon network.
Another consideration is screen size. The Moto G4 is 5.5" and the Moto X Pure is 5.7". To each their own, but I would not like anything much over 5".
Look at the minimal difference in overall size:
Battery consumption and cost difference factors need to be considered also.