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 06-12-2018 07:13 PM
mike2874
 
I'm trying to find a phone for my wife who mainly uses a phone for talking, texting, & apps (no gaming). Think it needs to be in the 5" to 5.2" range and be as light as possible. Must have good volume for calling, notifications, etc. and decent speaker.

She also tends to drop my old LG Ultimate 2 a lot so she needs something durable although I intend to get a good case & screen protector. Want an unlocked phone so I can use with Tracfone's BYOP using Verizon.

I would prefer it to be more of a stock Android but I'm flexible on that. I'm willing to spend $200 and possibly up to $250 if absolutely necessary.

I had originally thought the Moto G5 Plus might fit the bill but not after reading about poor volume issues.

Since the Moto G5 Plus probably wouldn't work how about the Moto X4?

A Google Pixel would be great but still pretty expensive used. Found one for $210 B Grade Refurbished but would that be a gamble?

Open to any suggestions!
 
 06-12-2018 09:37 PM
ST Dog
 
My wife's Moto G5+ is plenty loud and she's never complained.
 
 06-12-2018 10:52 PM
mike2874
 
Originally posted by ST Dog:
My wife's Moto G5+ is plenty loud and she's never complained.




Nice to hear your input on the Moto G5 Plus ST Dog! So even though I've come across several threads complaining about the volume being too low do you think it's just about getting a good one?
 
 06-12-2018 11:37 PM
ST Dog
 
Originally posted by mike2874:
So even though I've come across several threads complaining about the volume being too low do you think it's just about getting a good one?
I really don't know. She's had phones that were worse, and not complained about ts one. I've not messed with it much, but the few times I tried it was plenty loud.

Ambient noise may be a factor for some. So if you're often in a noisier environment it might not work.

I have a sample of 1, so I don't know if it really varies or if it's just different needs/expectations.

I'd suggest get one that you can easily return, SIM swap, and test.

I haven't really looked at phones for 6+ mo to offer any suggestions.
 
 06-13-2018 12:43 AM
larryoham12
 
Moto G5+. I have had one for 15 months and love it so much I just bought another one brand new for $160 from Walmart. I put my old one on Freedompop and will use the new one on Tracfone until something better comes along. Walmart is sold out now, as are many others. When the G6 was introduced a few weeks ago Motorola stopped making the G5+ but you can find one if you shop around. The Moto G6 not worth the money.
 
 06-13-2018 12:47 AM
gmannix
 
Moto 6 Play is out for your price range....listed in this article. https://www.facebook.com/tracfonereviewer/photos/a.579242032130331.1073741828.579230525464815/1675306652523858/?type=3&theater
 
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