Reasonable replacement needed for Galaxy Note 8

Ted Penner
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My Google Note 8 is stuck in reboot loop.

I've tried recommended methods and even though several statements seem to indicate a firmware issue as opposed to a hardware one, no solution seems to be effective.

I need to find another phone to replace this defect.

Suggestions through Amazon on something that won't break the bank would be greatly appreciated.

I would prefer a Google device with stock Android and unlocked.

I will put in my SIM from ATT when I get it and hope for the best.
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Jackie Man IT Manager
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Ted PennerSoftware Engineer

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Yes, but the Galaxy Note 8 had 6GB of RAM where that A10 has only 2GB.

I admit that when it isn't rebooting, it works tremendously well, but this seems to be happening more and more. It now seems to be repairing itself again. What a nightmare.

If I went with another phone, I would aim for a 6.3 or higher screen size like the current phone and 6 GB of RAM or better.
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The Google Pixel 3a XL comes close but it's $400 and I can't confirm how much RAM
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Jackie Man IT Manager
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The Google Pixel 3a XL comes close but it's $400 and I can't confirm how much RAM

4GB RAM

https://www.gsmarena.com/google_pixel_3a_xl-9690.php
Jackie Man IT Manager
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If I went with another phone, I would aim for a 6.3 or higher screen size like the current phone and 6 GB of RAM or better.

Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 (128GB, 6GB RAM) 6.3" Display, Quad Camera, 4G LTE Dual SIM GSM Factory Unlocked, International Version
https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Display-Factory-Unlocked-International/dp/B07KQN45MB/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=a80+at%26t&qid=1569313198&sr=8-4

Samsung A9 2018 is not flagship models like the S series or Notes series but its price is much lower.

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OnePlus 7
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07RFWG93C/ref=ox_sc_mini_detail?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1JX83E3B6IRWS
OnePlus is known for mostly sticking to stock Android. Plus you get flagship specs for a lower price.  (Though the real flagship is the OnePlus 7 PRO for almost double the price, but still cheaper than most competition)
Jackie Man IT Manager
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Any update?

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