Im definately looking at the budget end of things.
Curently im looking at a Moto g power (no nfc), Nokia 7.2 (has nfc but is pricier), Samsung Galaxy A51 (on th e list but havent read into yet), TCL 10L (on list, not looked at yet), and maybe a pixel 3a or 4a when it arrives.
Any other suggestions are welcome since im still halfway through doing the research.
higher spec used: probably an option but as you said, not preferred. plus, some of the ones in my budget lineup do have nfc so the question is more of if i should eliminate the others as options.
@Malcolm cheap secondary for just this purpose, I like the idea and actually had someone on here offer to send me their old NFC capable phone a while ago so I could probably use that.
the problem is I don’t want to carry 2 phones and I don’t know how often I will need to scan my own apex since I don’t have it yet. Maybe @fraggersparks or @amal can answer that since they are working on it.
I would assume I would only scan my own to set it up or log into things, in which case I’m probably home and have the second phone nearby but I don’t know.
Well, most of those are acronyms that im not entirely sure the meaning of but NDEF and tesla seem to be ‘set once’ and use on devices other than my phone. but the unknown acronyms could be something useful and if its possible to have multiple cards stored on the apex and switch between them, i will probably use that fairly often…
noted. does that second part mean that the nfc is only on phones sold in the other side of the world? if so that’s an issue… (im in the US)
A one-time password, also known as one-time pin or dynamic password, is a password that is valid for only one login session or transaction
Pretty Good Privacy ( PGP ) is an encryption program that provides cryptographic privacy and authentication for data communication. PGP is used for signing, encrypting, and decrypting texts, e-mails, files, directories, and whole disk partitions and to increase the security of e-mail communications
U2F Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) is an open standard that strengthens and simplifies two-factor authentication (2FA) using near-field communication (NFC)
Password Safe is a free and open-source password manager
GIDS Generic Identity Device Specification (GIDS) for Smart Card Authentication. GIDS sets out the functionality of a physical identity device that can be used for authentication, such as a smart card or USB token. GIDS is a standard for smart cards that enables them to be used for authentication
( I didn’t know this one either)
Personal Identity Verification
Web Authentication , the new API that can replace passwords with strong authentication.
Well thank you very much for the breakdown for the breakdown.
this is gonna be tough… I’ll probably keep doing a little more research tonight and then sleep on it for a while since im not in any rush. I might even end up waiting untill the apex releases… Thanks for the info!
Could be worthwhile looking at flagship level phones from a generation or 2 back? Their prices tend to plummet so something like the Galaxy S9 could be in your price range and you’ll probably still be able to find a brand new handset with higher specs than a newer more budget handset
In my experience, buying budget phones to save money is a false economy.
Lower end specs so less future proof, so you’ll ‘buy it twice’ in the long run.
Spare parts (batteries, screens, etc) can be harder to find and not every repair shop knows how to repair them/keeps parts in stock. You can get a Galaxy or iPhone screen replaced for under $100 anywhere in less than an hour.
Loss of features/experience, a budget phone feels budget, and if you need a feature like NFC in 2 years it’s not going to get its saving long term.
My philosophy is to buy once and cry once. It’s more money upfront but about the same in the long term for a much better experience. I get a phone that’s ‘last years model’ or newer and drive it into the ground - usually about 4-5 years out of a phone, cheaper per-year than any budget that’d be anywhere near as nice to use.