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    Tracfone A53 5G is much cheaper: missing features?

    A long time ago I had a TF feature phone and the TF version of that phone had missing features.

    This is $279 from TF (and sometimes $50 off too) but is around $400 on Amazon.

    I'm concerned that TF has stripped out features.

    Should I be concerned about that?

    NOTE: It is very difficult to rundown all the features of a phone - the manu website is the last place to find detailed lists of features. There are a few websites that seem to have these lists - are they reliable?

    WHAT I'm DOING: REPLACE LG G6 where the tray broke and damaged the socket on the mobo.

    I'd like in next phone:

    1) Better Camera. This phone had terrible AF. While capable of 4k, IS is only present on HD. Macro is not good either.

    2) Smaller phone - I liked my Galaxy S4 much better (5.5" tall v 6" for the G6) The A53 is 6.5". I haven't seen small $200 phones better than my G6.

    3) Battery Life - G6 battery was never long lasting. The 5000mah sounds good. Friend bot A02s and battery was killer.

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    I think the specs and features are the same. The only issue with the TracFone version might be, once unlocked, its DL model wouldn't be on AT&T's whitelist (even though it would otherwise be perfectly compatible).

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    It's now $349.99 on Amazon.

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    TF selling the a53 for $279 but no mention of memory or storage

    They also had a recond a51 for $69 (again no mention of mem or stor) so I got this one. Had a 3 month warranty. They said batteries are tested for capacity and must be good for resell. Don't know if they actually replace bats if weak.

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