Computer Tips - Which Android phone should I buy?
Q. Which Android phone should I buy?
A. The easiest option is call your provider and ask about upgrading.
Nearly every phone company has Android smartphones. The cost may be
minimal... especially if you have a data plan.
If you don't have a smartphone and a data plan then you should decide
if you really want to pay for a data plan. Smartphone can work with
a voice SIM and Wifi. But, of course, you aren't always connected.
A frugal option is buying an unlocked gently used phone (from Graigslist,
eBay or http://kijiji.ca/ ) and dropping in your existing SIM chip.
Look at the Android phones you current provider sells and buy one of those
used and it will be sure to work.
I would avoid:
- The X10 mini (this phone doesn't have enough memory)
- Phones that have a software shell (skin) added on top of regular Android
- Android at or before version 1.5
Things that are nice but not essential:
- Promised future upgrades
(Since you aren't going to have the phone for more than a few years realistically)
Once you have it:
- You need my Wi-Fi Manager
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