Best Android Phone under $500.00CAD?

canadianvice

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Alright, I thought I would ask the community about this one. Anyhow, I'm looking for a good Android phone under $500.00 CAD. Ideally, it will be compatible with Mobilicity (GSM AWS 1700/2100), but just suggest phones, I'll do the homework on compatibility.

What it must have:
- Screen bigger than 4.0"
- Ideally, CM10 supported

What I would like:
- Best possible hardware at that price
- SIM is preferable, as I don't want to pay for a MicroSIM or cut mine
- Micro-USB interface
- MicroSD support (I think this would be nice, but it's certainly not required.)

I'm not willing to buy China, so none of those grey market phones.
Suggest away! Thanks for your input.
 

74l

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I'd go with Nexus 4. $300 for 8 GB or $350 for 16GB, it has CM10 support and a screen bigger than 4", and it has 2 GB RAM, quad core 1.5GHz Snapdragon Pro, and a screen with 320 ppi
 

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Agree with 74l. Nexus 4 16GB. Unlocked 1700AWS is even rarer than unlocked. Otherwise the SGSIII and Xperia T from mobilicity.ca aren't bad.
 

canadianvice

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Any suggestions for one that might have a microSD slot? I'm thinking I might really like to get that if at all possible, but I have not had much luck locating a phone in that price range that has one.
 

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I deleted the last few posts, simply because it was easier than removing the link from each of them.

For future reference the only online retailers we should see anybody being directed to are well known and highly trustworthy sites like newegg and tigerdirect. Manufacturer and carrier websites are fine as well.
 
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