While the price of Android phones continues
to fall each year, it’s important to note that some budget phones use
unreliable materials that can lead to hidden costs. If you’re not careful,
these cheaper phones can result in higher rates of breakage, failure, and
frustrating user experiences for savings groups.
For new DreamSave projects, we generally recommend phones in the “Standard” price range below. While these models cost a little more upfront, they help ensure a consistently reliable experience for all savings groups. This allows groups to focus on running their savings group, rather than wasting time managing potential quality problems with phones.
Here is a list of commonly available phone models which DreamStart Labs recommends. These models are widely available and have a good reputation for quality and reliability.