Previously on Lemmy:

Past Discussions:

Every hobbyist forum needs their own guides and resources, and we are no different. I think it’s finally time for us to all pitch in and make an Android buying guide that’s 100% Lemmy over the next couple of weeks, since buying recommendations are commonly requested here, and it’s also a way for us to get more friends to talk Android with.

So, over the next couple of weeks, we are going make our own guide piece by piece: Low-end, Midrange, High-end, and Android Accessories.

We are going to use the following price range definition in terms of USD, use this as a general guideline for price range estimates in your local currency, (Probably not a direct conversion, since purchasing powers are different in different countries.)

  • Low-end: 0-300 USD
  • Midrange: 300-700 USD
  • High End: 700+ USD

Rules are simple:

  1. For all top-level comments, you should include the model and brand of the phone, your own recommended price range (i.e. This phone would be a good deal at 200 dollars, OK at 250, but a terrible deal at 300.), and anything else you would like to add to justify your recommendations.

  2. No direct links to products. Prices changes too much, and having affiliate links opens up another can of worms about how sincere our recommendation intentions are.

And we are going to start with the hardest price range to recommend first: Midrange.

Have fun.

  • Dharma Curious
    9 months ago

    Hmm. That’s weird. Me, my mom and my dad all have the same phone. I try to keep them on whatever I’m on to make trouble shooting over the phone easier when they call me with problems. Both of them report laggyness, too.


    I should clarify, until recently, I’ve been used to higher end phones. The note series and whatever flagship LG was rocking when I was off the notes. Maybe I’m just spoiled?

    • HidingCat
      29 months ago

      Still doesn’t explain the crashes. Mine has been pretty rock solid.

      Day-to-day stuff like browsing web pages and using social media shouldn’t have much of a difference, especially if you moved from say, a Snapdragon 845 to a SD 778G. I went from a Snapdragon 820 to a 730g and the latter was definitely faster, so dropping down a class level or two may not make a difference if the generation gap is big enough.