I had just done this for Lórien, as her 3" v2.2 Android phone wasn't holding a charge. I got her one quite similar to mine with matching v4.2.2 software. Well that's what they claimed: it's actually a v4.4.2 model. It has the 5" screen, the various generic apps.. but it's quite a different phone, and nicely built.
At the same time I'd learned two things that I dislike about my 5" phone:
- it's enough too big that it can fall out of my pocket and ultimately produce grey screens, and
- the flimsy cardboard-cutout protector really .. doesn't.
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I did finally find one however. One site says 4.2.2 and others say v4.4.2 so I bought from one of the latter. I also avoided those with $15 shipping*. It has all the usual stuff like two cameras, a generously big battery, apps galore and a gel-type rear cover like my 7-inch tablet. Exactly what I'd hoped for! Compared to my grey-screen phone the battery is larger but screen is smaller, and each update of Android brings energy savings.. so hopefully this one will need less nursing overall! The site I found with v4.4.2 and a 14-day return policy (and $4 shipping: thank you!) had only white phones; bright colors would be fun but white is fine with me.
So once again I take the plunge into mystery-brand Android phones and hope to do as well as last time. Better in fact, if it can stay with me and the softer cover can provide some real protection. We'll see...
* I can send a 2-pound lens across the country via Priority for $12 & they charge $15 for a thick envelope to go first class? Err, no thank you