Question Looking to buy a new smartphone

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Hello everyone, I'm looking to buy a new android phone and need some advice.
My current phone is 5 years old and I think it's finally time to change it.

My maximum available budget is 415€/465$US.
Keep in mind that I live in Romania and prices here for phones are higher than usual.
As reference, a Google Pixel 3a which is usually around 286.99€/322$ costs here anywhere between 363€/407$ and a bit over my budget.
You can still recommend me anything if you want just in case I get lucky and find a good deal.

I am NOT interested in a performant camera or in playing games on it(this doesn't mean I don't want a smooth experience though). My phone usage is casual: chatting, reading mail, watching videos/series/movies both online and offline, browsing websites, listening to music via headset or bluetooth.
I'm interested in the following features:

OS:
  • Android 10+(or upgradable to 10+)
  • Vanilla(original/clean) version or with at least possible added apps/modifications
Display:
  • Size between 5" and 5.5". If not possible(I know it's hard to find a phone with a display this small these days), then under 6".
  • Good luminosity for good visibility in the sunlight
  • 1080p resolution minimum prefferably
  • Latest possible gorilla glass or other similar protection
  • Non-intrusive/as small as possible notch
  • AMOLED/OLED mainly for using always-on display(optional)
Memory:
  • At least 64GB of internal storage
  • SD card(optional)
  • At least 4GB RAM
Battery:
  • Prefferably at least 4000mAh(would like to have at least 48h endurance with the above given usage information)
  • Fast charge(highly preffered but not mandatory)
  • Usb type C(optional)
Comms:
  • 5G(optional) or a very good 4G signal
  • Strong bluetooth signal(I have a BT sound system at home and would like to be able to play music while freely moving around in my apartment)
  • NFC
Others:
  • Fingerprint sensor(on the back or under display, doesn't matter)
  • Face unlocking(optional)
Hope you guys can pinpoint me to what I need.
Thanks in advance :)
 

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Hello everyone, I'm looking to buy a new android phone and need some advice.
My current phone is 5 years old and I think it's finally time to change it.

My maximum available budget is 415€/465$US.
Keep in mind that I live in Romania and prices here for phones are higher than usual.
As reference, a Google Pixel 3a which is usually around 286.99€/322$ costs here anywhere between 363€/407$ and a bit over my budget.
You can still recommend me anything if you want just in case I get lucky and find a good deal.
Unless you typed something wrong, 415 is more than 363 which means the Pixel is in your budget.

Really you just need to do a web search for "best phone for xx" and see which are available in your area since we can name 20 phones and then have 18 of them you can't buy where you are. Also depends on your carrier and what is compatible with them.
 
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Yes, I was actually considering buying the 3a until I found out that 4a will be releasing pretty soon but I'm not a fan of the specified screen size(I recently used a 5.7" screen phone and it seemed a bit too big for one-handed use for me), battery capacity and price point(over 400€ for my casual usage just seems too much).
 
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