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    What is the best used android phone for under $50

    My mom is nice enough to loan/buy me a 2nd hand phone but my limited in $50 and i took a look on ebay and i saw a few that i like but still i need help

    What am i looking for
    Android
    Capacitive Touchscreen
    Wifi
    Some good for mp3 playing
    Unlocked

    My current service
    Prepaid Tracfone / GSM
    Govt Assurance wireless - Virgin mobile / CDMA

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    I would say a used one of eBay. For around 50$ you should be able to get a top end one from the previous generation. However you need to make sure your carrier will let you use a third party phone.
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    HTC Desire C or Samsung Galaxy Ace

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    If would be helpful if you told us what options you found. Us randomly suggesting devices that may or may not be available for you is unlikely to be helpful.
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    Well there is a new problem my mom want to buy from HSN,QVC,Shop NBC on flex pay and some are more that $50 and that give me headache even a tablet so i going to scratch this

    But now i found this tracfone LG 840g w/ triple minuted on ebay for $34.99 and cheaper on

    tracfone.com
    New $49.99
    Refurb $19.99

    Downfall is a non-android device is run on java and i want to know is java have LESS apps that Andriod what are my option ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WNYIRISHGUY View Post
    Downfall is a non-android device is run on java and i want to know is java have LESS apps that Andriod what are my option ?
    Significantly less and of a much lower quality.

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    Is it possible to use the second hand phone for now and save up a little bit more money? I'd have to think that an extra 25-50 bucks could net you a much better phone.

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    I going to do more research on this and try to find something that work like a Java/Symbian apps that can work and honestly this is my only option

    All i will be doing is
    Games
    Listening to podcast
    And to unlocked the device

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    when i go to europe

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    And i try to find out what OS they use ?

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    get an iphone 3g(since the model is alot older, should be extremely cheap), jailbreak it so u can get most of the current games/apps and ur good to go. i have the 3g btw and it works wonderfully after i jail broke it to get the apps and games i need/want.

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