good smartphone to replace a 2 year old beat up S3 mini.

Two years ago, I purchased a unlocked S3 mini (samsung) for a good elderly clergy friend in asia. it was put to use approx. 6 hours (counseling/prayer) a day (talking).. and worked good.. but due to too many drops.. it is almost about to give up, if not already.. I need to replace it for her.

sicnce it was an android, it would be preferred to stay in the same Osystem.

can you recommend what would be a replacement that is durable for at least 2 years and unlocked and not too minimalistic.

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Shock resistant?
Maybe Caterpillar smartphone with Android:
Check the prices here for new:

But for sure you can find also 2nd hand one.

Here are few more to consider:
helpfinderIT ConsultantCommented:
depends ... you should specify at least price or screen dimensions
there is a lot of Android smartphones on the market these days. From "standard" producers and from china as well.
Big screen, not so expensive and with good HW is for example OnePlus one which you can buy for 249€ - I thing good price for such a HW. But as I sayd, maybe you prefer some specific manufacturer and you want only Samsung or so.
I would recommand OnePlus One if I have to be specific.

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25112Author Commented:
thanks.. I am researched the alternatives you suggested and alongside with existing Samsung... helped to evaluate and go forward after 2 years.

thanks a lot for your research.
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