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    5X in bootloop death mode, need new phone under $200

    So my Nexus 5X finally went into the bootloop death spiral and there is no recovery.

    Being the cheapskate that I am, I can't imagine spending 500 bucks for a phone, leave alone the 700-1000 that the top of the line phones demand.

    I set myself a somewhat arbitrary limit of $200, because in my 20+ years of buying phones, I have never spent more than $199 on a phone.

    The two things I absolutely must have are NFC and being unlocked with as many bands a possible, as I do travel to Europe and Asia frequently.

    After research, I've narrowed it down to these two:

    ZTE Axon 7 Mini
    Nokia 6

    The Motorola G 5 plus, etc. don't have NFC, and neither does the Honor 6X, 7X, etc. NFC definitely seems to be something only available in the $400+ price range, except for the two above.

    Are there any others I am missing? Thanks for any advice!
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    Get it repaired for free through LG. They had a class action lawsuit for the bootloop issue. They exchanged the motherboard on my 2 year old Nexus 5X for free. You just have to call them.

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    Thanks guys! I did end up calling LG and they told me to mail it to them and that they will fix it. I just have to survive with my Moto X 2nd gen with a cracked screen until I get the 5X back.

    But to my original question, I could, I suppose, look for gently used phones on swappa. I've always been a bit leery because of battery issues, tbh. What used models would fit the bill? I've always liked the Nexus 6P but there are so many battery issues with it, I'm not sure I want to touch one.

    Thanks!

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    Brand new Nexus 5X on eBay for $188.

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