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Wanted: Cheap Unlocked Android 4.3 or 4.4 mobile phone - Condition fairly unimportant

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I'm looking for a cheap unlocked Android 4.3 or Android 4.4 mobile phone for testing purposes. We need one to see how our app works on Android 4.3 or Android 4.4 phones. The phone must basically w…
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I'm looking for a cheap unlocked Android 4.3 or Android 4.4 mobile phone for testing purposes. We need one to see how our app works on Android 4.3 or Android 4.4 phones.

The phone must basically work, the screen shouldn't be cracked though a small chip here or there is acceptable. The battery must hold a reasonable charge.

We're not bothered about the case or shell condition, though it must be in one piece. We don't care about protective cases, battery chargers, boxes, instructions or anything else. We don't want it locked as it costs too much to get it unlocked.

We do not want Android 4.2 or earlier as upgrading them can be difficult. We do not want rooted phones at all, as they are not representative and useless to us.

We don't want Android 5.0 or later as we have Nexus 5's we use for that.

Somebody must have something like a Samsung S3 8GB in a drawer that they no longer need or want.

We're looking to pay up to £25 for a phone. I know its not a lot but we've little money :) Happy to pick up in central London area
Location:
London
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5m, 2w agoPosted 5 months, 2 weeks agoFeedback:3 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
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#1
Emulator not cutting the mustard?
#2
Smart First 6 is only £20 and runs KitKat. Not the greatest specs though but may be ok if nothing else comes along
#3
dt_matthews
Emulator not cutting the mustard?

We use the Genymotion emulator (and we pay for it) but it doesn't handle continuous geolocation updates. Since our app uses GPS heavily to provide personalised traffic updates, that's a bit of a bummer. We have been in touch with the developers and tried to encourage them but no joy so far. We can put Lokito on top of the Genymotion emulator but we have found that the hardware GPS emulation is lacking and we're wary of the results. The only way to test our Jambuster app properly is to load it on an Android device and drive it round.

IOS is better in some respects re emulation but junk in others. Its horses for courses.

Rob
#4
waynester21
Smart First 6 is only £20 and runs KitKat. Not the greatest specs though but may be ok if nothing else comes along

Thanks for this. We weren't aware of it but this might be slow enough, and rubbish enough to be very useful. We like slow here as we can see where things are the bottleneck, the rest of the specs are OK but we're not interested in the latest OLED screens, multi core CPU's, merely the GPS system and the Android version 4.4.3 which is perfect.

We live and learn

Thanks

Rob
#5
Just to be clear though, we are still looking for an Android phone.

Thanks
#6
hmmm would you be interested in a Samsung Galaxy Mini with 4.4? It's running a custom ROM as post-gingerbread isn't meant to run on ARMv6, but would be an interesting test platform for older devices. Running CM11.

(that's if I can find it :p )
#7
Sorry no, the custom ROM would be the issue as its non-standard.

If we have a problem with our code, is it the custom ROM, Android 4.4 or our code. Too many variables to manage, if it works, how do we know it will work on a standard device.

Thanks

Rob
#8
I have a Samsung Galaxy Fame running stock Android 4.3
#9
hammerhead has 4.4 KRT16M just becuse you have 5's, but gl finding something with 4.3

Edited By: borosidf on Sep 05, 2016 18:25: edited
#10
Thanks, have now found a phone through other sources.

Appreciate the comments.

best wishes

Rob

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