Should I bother fixing my phone, and if not - what do I replace it with?

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Should I bother fixing my phone, and if not - what do I replace it with?

Postby Zohar » Sat May 27, 2017 4:36 am UTC

I've had my Nexus 5X for a bit more than a year, and in the last couple of weeks it started to either not recognize my sim card/recognize it but have zero reception/have reception but no data. Rarely it works as it should. I changed my sim card today and it's still happening, so it's definitely a phone issue.

1. Should I bother trying to get this fixed? I'm happy with the way everything else works.
2. If not, which phone should I get? Wirecutter recommended the Motorola Moto G5 Plus as a cheap option. At this point (and my previous phone only surviving two years), I'd like decent performance but mostly durability. I don't particularly care about a having a great camera, but I'd like a fingerprint reader.
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Re: Should I bother fixing my phone, and if not - what do I replace it with?

Postby Cathode Ray Sunshine » Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:25 am UTC

I've been having problems logging in and just now I was able to. I don't know if you still need any input, but I thought I'd still throw my 2 cents. I can't answer the first question, but seeing as I'm also on the market for a new phone, I think if you do decide to buy one, the G5 is a solid decision. How much would you be willing to spend, if you don't mind me asking? Check this link for some affordable budget phones. The video is 9 months old, so most of those devices should be much cheaper. Motorola is also releasing a new version of the g5 Plus, called G5S Plus. Specs wise is pretty much the same, but with better camera (which you don't care much about) and an all metal body.

Even if you don't care for that model, if you wait a while longer you could get the G5 plus on the cheap(er) side. For the record, I have owned the G4 for almost a year and the phone has held up well. The power button came a bit loose a couple of days ago but I popped it back in and so far so good.

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Re: Should I bother fixing my phone, and if not - what do I replace it with?

Postby Zohar » Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:00 pm UTC

I ended up getting the G5 Plus and I'm very pleased with it. The battery life is fantastic. It was very cheap through Amazon Prime's offers (which I don't mind). The camera isn't good, which I knew about. The fingerprint reader is incredibly susceptible to even a tiny bit of moisture, the least bit of sweat and it doesn't read my finger, but after you get used to it it's fine. And I really like the fingerprint swipe gestures, too.
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