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QkTreasures
04-13-2018, 01:08 PM
Good afternoon friends,

It's been awhile since I posted but I am looking to buy a new phone for my 12 year old son as his current unlocked att Alcatel allure that I picked up from Wally last year on clearance for $30 is just too slow & sluggish, plus att won't ever be updating it past 5.0 lp.

I seen that someone posted on Slickdeals that I can get him a brand new LG G5 on eBay for $120 w/ free shipping. Overall it gets decent reviews & but people posted that battery life was not so great along with having GPS problems. Spec wise it beats almost any mid range or budget phone available today. His current phone is a 5.5 in screen phone so I don't think a 5.3 will really bother him as the ram/rom along with screen resolution is better than his current phone. My main worries is if it gets the dreded LG boot loop issues?

I'm also looking at and considering the LG Stylo 3 plus, or the Samsung J7 prime but yet again the G5 beats em in specs. Looking for recommendations on any of these phones or a similar inexpensive phone for my son. Thank you very much & have a wonderful day!! [emoji848]

All the best,
Ron. [emoji2]

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blacksurfer
04-13-2018, 04:23 PM
Kids love Apple iPhones. Get him an iPhone SE. Was free over at MetroPCS, but they're very cheap. He'll thank you as he will be able to iMessage most of his friends.

QkTreasures
04-13-2018, 05:33 PM
Kids love Apple iPhones. Get him an iPhone SE. Was free over at MetroPCS, but they're very cheap. He'll thank you as he will be able to iMessage most of his friends.Too small of a screen. Looking at maybe the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge or Le Pro 3 or even possibly a Blu phone on Amazon for $130 or some other off brand someone suggested too. [emoji2]

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blacksurfer
04-13-2018, 09:43 PM
Too small for a 12 y/o? They’re gonna watch tv and videos all day?

QkTreasures
04-13-2018, 09:53 PM
Too small for a 12 y/o? They’re gonna watch tv and videos all day?Well it might work but I really don't like apple & don't care to support them.

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blacksurfer
04-14-2018, 08:23 AM
Well it might work but I really don't like apple & don't care to support them.

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I hear ya. My brother also doesn’t like Apple. But he didn’t force his feelings on his kids. They’re good kids getting good grades and they enjoy and take care of their iPhones. Good luck.

QkTreasures
04-14-2018, 09:35 AM
I hear ya. My brother also doesn’t like Apple. But he didn’t force his feelings on his kids. They’re good kids getting good grades and they enjoy and take care of their iPhones. Good luck.Well I'll ask him if he would perfer a small screen apple or a bigger screen Android phone.

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