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Old September 13, 2017, 12:35 PM
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I broke my phone. Never thought I'd be 'one of those.' I guess it happens?

Repair shops ensure me that it just needs a new screen - $150 (screen and sensor - one shop never mentioned the sensor but I believe it needs a new one so kudos for the one guy - 'cuz he's probably right).

However..... I don't know if I should trust that to fix it and anyway, $150 is a lot....isn't it?

What used phones are out there - that is worth it? Not too many? And which phone should I go for?

I have a busted LG G4. There's a few issues and annoyances with it - which I assume will continue with a repair?

I found some used ones - G4 - about $175 or thereabouts and one a bit more. I will only consider it if they are flexible on price and one seller isn't.

What would should/would I/you do? :)

I'm on a family plan and I don't know much about it except it's with Rogers and the contract is up in March. I think there are some companies that let you 'recycle/trade-in' your phone and you get a credit - but, I noticed those use a 2-year contract and some agreement (pay so much $$ for the phone and then you get X plan - whatever that is). I suppose these aren't an option now but maybe later? So, maybe I shouldn't even look at those options now?

I'm just trying to determine the best option. Any advice?
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Old September 14, 2017, 04:06 PM
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Used phone in the 150$ range. If you want a new phone now, usually the penalty is 20$/every month left so it would be 120$.
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Old September 14, 2017, 04:09 PM
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Honestly, do not fix your G4 or get another one. They're all timebombs waiting to bootloop. Look in to Xiaomi phones if you want something under $200 with good specs.
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Old November 1, 2017, 12:54 PM
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My wife was in the similar situation. Finally she bought Meizu and happy with it now. It wasn't expensive, and in my opinion, it is even better than Xiaomi. But it's only my opinion, maybe you think different.
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