5 Android Phones for $400 USD

Okay, enough griping about Google iPhone wannabes… Here’s a new video by Michael Fisher featuring five pretty great mid-range phones—actually, this one only really focuses on three, as the Moto Z Play and OnePlus 3 have already been reviewed on that same channel.

Rather than just share the video and be done with it I’m also linking to some other reviews of these same devices and, as a bonus for my fellow modders, bootloader unlock information where available. Enjoy!

Alcatel Idol 4S

Alcatel Idol 4S review: Getting the most from the mid-range – Android Central

Alcatel Idol 4S review: Too much money for too little phone – Android Police

Alcatel Idol 4S review: it’s hard out there for a phone – The Verge

Huawei Honor 8

The Huawei Honor 8 Review – AnandTech

Huawei Honor 8 Review: A bargain of a phone – if you can live with it – Android Police

Huawei Honor 8 review: Two cameras, at half the iPhone 7 Plus price – CNET

Bootloader is unlockable with code from Huawei – see this XDA thread.

Moto Z Play

Moto Z Play Droid review: The modular mid-ranger with a battery life like no other – Android Authority

Moto Z Play review: The best phone you’ll probably overlook – Android Central

Moto Z Play review: the best battery life – The Verge

Bootloader unlockable with code from Motorola – see this link.

OnePlus 3

OnePlus 3 review: Learning how to cut the right corners – Android Police

OnePlus 3 review: The best phone you can get for $399 – Engadget

OnePlus 3 review: lessons learned – The Verge

Bootloader is unlockable via fastboot oem unlock.

ZTE Axon 7

ZTE Axon 7 review: Mostly good hardware, but bad software – Android Police

The Axon 7 finally fulfills ZTE’s ‘affordable premium’ promise – Engadget

ZTE Axon 7 review: Can’t quite kill the flagship killer – Mobile Syrup

Bootloader is unlockable with permission from ZTE – see this XDA post.

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