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Smartphones under $100 for Android Development

Use the emulator that comes with the Android development kit. Cost: $0. The only point of testing with a physical device is if you want to check the compatibility and ergonomy of your application ...
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Smartphones under $100 for Android Development

Look at Xiaomi (world's 4th largest smartphone maker) for reasonably priced phones with good specifications , they are often hard to beat price-wise. E.g. the Xiaomi Redmi 2 Pro Smartphone meet all ...
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Smartphones under $100 for Android Development

The Moto E is a low end cell phone priced at ~$120 USD for the 3G model (off contract). It has 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, supports up to 32GB microSD, and Android 5.0. The display is 4.5" qHD ...
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Smartphones under $100 for Android Development

Just pick up a cheap prepaid/no-contract Android phone like the LG Optimus Exceed 2 or Moto E. The Exceed 2 frequently goes on sale for as little as $15-$20 and has a dual-core CPU and 4 GB flash. ...
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What's a good life-proof Android phone?

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is essentially a rugged version of the Samsung Galaxy 6 with a better battery, so I think that would be well suited to your needs. A review of the S6 Active is here. If ...
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Are there other x86 Android phones than the Asus Zenfone?

I found one additional phone which meets almost all your requirements (and is not Asus Zenfone 2 or Asus Zenfone Zoom or other Asus). Lenovo K80 CPU: Intel Atom Z3560 (x64 quad core processor, but ...
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What's a good life-proof Android phone?

I, and my son, both have Samsung Galaxy S4 Active and its survived all the things you were wondering about. You can get them at a very reasonable price on the worlds largest online vendor but make ...
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Android Phone with Long Battery Life under Heavy Data Usage

Your best bet is likely to be to get either a smartphone with interchangeable batteries and carry multiple ones, or get an external power pack. A limited sample size survey of a number of ...
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Android Tablet for long time usage

I have a first generation Asus Transformer (TF101) that I leave plugged in constantly. It is used as a digital picture frame and wall mounted home automation control panel. It is a bit aged at this ...
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Android phone under $180 with great specs

I'll keep this as short and as on point as possible: Get the Samsung Galaxy S4 because it is a great android phone with awesome specs, but in a tight budget of under $180(may go a little over). ...
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Rooted Android phone

Pre-rooted phones are a niche market. As a practical matter, I think you should settle for one that is easy to root. One of the few phones to come rooted was Fairphone 1, but it isn't manufactured ...
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What are some good mobile credit card readers?

I recommend Square's card reader. You can get the magstripe reader for free from Square. This should imply to you that most of their service is on the software side. They also advertise a contactless ...
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Android 10.1" tablet that supports Android 5.1 (or Cyanogenmod 12.1) or higher

If you're willing to go for a little bit larger screen and no official support for Cyanogen, then you might like the Dell Venue 10 7000 ($499). It has: 10.5" screen (a bit larger than you wanted, but ...
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RAM recommendation for Android Development

Sure it would. Since you're running multiple processes and your main goal is to multitask better, it would really improve performance and smoothness. For what you're currently using, 12 GB should ...
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Is there any more modern slider form factor smartphone?

Practically the only android phone I can think of that's got a keyboard these days is a blackberry. Specifically the priv. It runs newer versions (6.0 is coming soon(, and flagship specs - it runs a ...
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Android Tablet for long time usage

A new tablet (versus my previous answer) is the Samsung Galaxy Tab. This is several years newer than the Transformer and faster. It is also thinner. When my Transformer became a wall fixture, this ...
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RAM recommendation for Android Development

It's safe to say that upgrading to 12 GB's would be enough, but if you really want to be sure, take the 16 GB's step. Personally I use 6-7, sometimes 8. I have 16 GB's and can say it was money well ...
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Low cost Android tablets with high quality screens

I'll recommend the 16GB Nexus 7 (2013 model) at $130 from Amazon. It runs any version of Android; I believe current versions are shipping with Lollipop and can easily be upgraded to Marshmallow. It's ...
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Android Tablet for long time usage

An alternative option, if you are willing to use something other than an android tablet, would be to use a Raspberry Pi. It can run for weeks without any problems It's very power efficient, since it ...
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Purchasing a Mac Book Pro 16 inch, trying to figure out how much RAM I will need

There is always a use for more RAM. I always suggest getting the most possible. All depends on the budget. As for the bare minimum I'd recommend: 16GB of RAM Xcode Studio: 8GB recommended Android ...
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Low cost Android tablets with high quality screens

I would recommend the Amazon Fire 10" Wi-Fi 16GB which starts at $179.99 but you may be able to find it cheaper. This features an HD display of 1280x800 and quoting from the Amazon website: Fire ...
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Android Phone with Long Battery Life under Heavy Data Usage

Sony's Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z5 Compact are about the same size as the iPhone 6 (not plus). They also seem to be the only (as of beginning of Oct, 2015) high end Android devices with screens ...
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Better battery for a Galaxy S4 Mini?

As said in the comments, if you care about the battery life then look at the number of mAh the replacement battery has. The Samsung original battery for Galaxy S4 Mini is 1900 mAh so you want ...
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What general purpose Android (non-telephone) pocket devices are currently available?

As others have pointed out, most touchscreen Android MP3 players have been discontinued due to the vast majority of people owning smartphones. However, there are a few you can find. This is marketed ...
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What's a good life-proof Android phone?

The upcoming Moto X Force is the phone that sounds like the perfect fit. It has been announced for release in the US and will be released in other countries starting mid-November. Specifications 5....
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Smartphones under $100 for Android Development

Check this out: LG Optimus Exceed 2 Android 4.4 1.2Ghz Dual-core CPU 4GB internal memory + microSD card slot 4.5" Screen, 800x400 resolution $20 free shipping on BestBuy It's prepaid, so not useful ...
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First time smartphone buyer: Looking for a good phone for occasional use and testing Android Apps

For development it is a good idea to get a high-end phone. The nexus 5x is a high-end phone for a great price. It has a front facing speaker, 5.2 inch display with a 1920x1080 resolution. The CPU is a ...
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Android phone under $180 with great specs

I find this one fits most of your requirements. AT&T GoPhone - ZTE Zmax 2 4G with 16GB Memory No-Contract Cell Phone - Black ($99.99 + free shipping @ best buy) 1.2GHz processor with 2GB of RAM (...
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Android Tablet for long time usage

This does not answer your Question directly, but provides another approch: I would keep the current device and go with a solution wich cuts the 24/7 charge to some hours per day. This stops the ...
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Android smartphone with SD and FM

Seeing as your budget supports it, I would recommend the Motorola Moto G5 or the G5 Plus. If you are looking even better that that, the the Motorola Moto Z is pretty good. The reason why I suggest ...
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