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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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What's a good non-iPhone smartphone that's reasonably priced and specced?

The newly (August 2015) announced Motorola X Pure Edition costs $400, well below your price range, yet is a high-end modern smartphone. I think European branding is Moto X Style. 5.7" 1440p Quad HD ...
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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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What should I look for besides pixel density/count when choosing a smartphone with a good camera?

General guidance for buying cameras alone can be applied here. There are several important aspects: Pixels This is the resolution that the image sensor is capable of capturing. The greater the number,...
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What's a good non-iPhone smartphone that's reasonably priced and specced?

Well, based on your preferences, I would definitely recommend OnePlus 2. One of my friends bought it, and it's really awesome with the best features and at a reasonable price. 13 MP with dual 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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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 non-iPhone smartphone that's reasonably priced and specced?

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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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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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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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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64/128GB microSD card that works with the Huawei Honor 7

I recommend using a SanDisk MicroSD card. They're probably one of the most popular options, and for a good reason, too. They're very reliable, and not too expensive (Especially the 64GB one; The 128GB ...
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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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What should I look for besides pixel density/count when choosing a smartphone with a good camera?

The general list of features you should consider has been pretty well covered by others, I will tackle this from a slightly different angle: Just how important is the camera to you? Is it more or ...
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Smartphone that ships without pre-installed proprietary software?

As mentioned in the comments, some Android phones will come close, especially if you root/modify them afterwards. There is an alternative that has not been mentioned, from the Mozilla organization: ...
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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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Answering landline (or VOIP) calls on smartphone

If you have an Android it's very simple, you don't need any apps or external devices. Just go into the call settings, and scroll all the way down. There are the Internet call settings, where you can ...
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64/128GB microSD card that works with the Huawei Honor 7

There are several great brands that make Micro SD cards, including, but not limited to SanDisk Lexar Samsung PNY Kingston I read here that Samsung and SanDisk tend to make the best micro SD cards in ...
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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'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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What's a good non-iPhone smartphone that's reasonably priced and specced?

I personally ordered the OnePlus Two, but to be honest I would go for the ASUS Zenfone 2 (version: ZE551ML, that's important!) if you can live with some bloatware (not that much) because: It costs ...
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What's a good non-iPhone smartphone that's reasonably priced and specced?

Blueproducts has a great product line, I guarantee they will have a design you like. There are so many to choose from so I won't go into much detail here. I personally have the Blu Studio 5.0C which ...
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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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Comparison between Xiaomi RedMi 2 and Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500

In my opinion Xiami RedMi 2 Pro is much better choice than SGS4. Below I present pros for both phones: Xiami RedMi 2 Pro it's new it has LTE it has DualSIM it uses MIUI OS which has regular updates ...
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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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Modern smartphone with a physical keyboard

The new Blackberry Priv runs Android and has a physical keyboard, 4K display, Snapdragon 808 and 3GB of ram (so it should not be slow). Its the closest thing from what you are looking for I guess.
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Smartphone accessories/software for catching epileptic seizures

Oh my, a question targeting my hardware experience AND my more than passing interest in cognitive science! I have a friend who is currently dying from Muscular Dystrophy. In the end stage of this ...
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