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I'm currently looking for a new phone as my Nexus 5X passed away recently. My boss was so kind to give be a bonus in the form that the company will buy me a new phone in the 300€ to 350€ range.

What I would like is:

  • At least Full HD
  • USB C (possibly w/ USB 3.0)
  • No notch
  • Headphone Jack
  • 4 GB of ram or more
  • 4G+ (or at least 4G)
  • 5" to 5.8" screen size possibly
  • CPU at least as powerful as the Nexus 5X
  • Camera is not super important but at least as good as the Nexus 5X
  • 32GB internal storage
  • A whole day of battery
  • Fingerprint reader

Nice to have:

  • Fingerprint reader preferably on the back
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM and microSD (absolutely not necessary)
  • 16:9 aspect ratio (I dislike 18:9 but I can live with it I guess..)
  • Lineage OS support

Thank you very much

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Seems like the Mate 9 Pro fits (lamost) all your desires:

  • At least Full HD: check (QHD)
  • USB C (possibly w/ USB 3.0): half check (USB C but 2.0)
  • No notch: check
  • Headphone Jack: check
  • 4 GB of ram or more: check (4 or 6GB)
  • 4G+ (or at least 4G): check (4G+)
  • 5" to 5.8" screen size possibly: check (5.5")
  • CPU at least as powerful as the Nexus 5X: check (octa core Kirin 960)
  • Camera is not super important but at least as good as the Nexus 5X: check
  • 32GB internal storage: check 64 or 128GB
  • A whole day of battery: check (4000mAh)
  • NFC: check
  • Dual SIM and microSD (absolutely not necessary): half check (dual sim, no µSD, but 64/128GB internal huh)
  • 16:9 aspect ratio (I dislike 18:9 but I can live with it I guess..): check
  • IR: check
  • Lineage OS support: check

The price depends on your country, I found quite easily 350/360€ models in France. (maybe good deals during Black Friday ?)

  • Thank you for the suggestion! It really seems to check almost all the boxes. Though it is too expensive (568,33€ on amazon.it) and I can't wait until black Friday. Where did you find those prices? Also, something I forgot to mention, and I will edit the question accordingly, is that I really would prefer it if the fingerprint reader was on the back. If this phone was cheaper I would go for it! – Mattia_98 Oct 28 '18 at 21:41
  • @Mattia_98 alright so few proposals: Nokia 6.1, Nokia 8, Huawai 9 and Samsung A8 2018 though the Nokia have a locked bootloader (so no Lineage) and the A8 has 18.5:9 ratio display. – Jules R Oct 29 '18 at 7:56
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My Recommendation : Xiaomi Mi A2

  • USB C
  • Snapdragon 660
  • No Notch
  • 6" Display [LCD]
  • 3000 mAh Battery
  • Android One [Currently in Android Pie] w/ Custom Rom Support
  • 4+64GB 6+64GB Configuration
  • IR Blaster

Only Downside is No Expandable Storage.

For More Info : https://www.gsmarena.com/xiaomi_mi_a2_(mi_6x)-9140.php

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