Which android phone can I buy?

I’m an iPhone user so I have no experience with android.
I need an android phone so I can use tasked to have Vera port announcements via my Elk spkrs. So I want TP get a used android phone to connect pernamently to my system.
What is the earliest , say Samsung, that I could use that has tasker? I will try to find a used one on the cheap.

Look into a nexus 4. They probably can be found cheap on eBay and is a pure Google device.

  • Garrett

Thank you Garrett, I will look into it.

Agreed. Nexus 4 is great.

Nexus 7 2012 or 2013 are also worth considering if you need a larger size.

Do you guys know about Xiaomi phones? Experience? Plays nice with Google play?

They are highly regarded phones in my part of the world and supposedly even outpreform the Nexus. And at half the price.

Since I am in China, I can get these on the cheap.

What do you think?

I just ordered 1 of these. Not bad for $130. BUT only available for China.

Basic Information
Model: Hongmi (Red mi) NoteBand: 2G(GSM 900/1800/1900MHz) 3G(TD-SCDMA 900/2100MHz)Sim Card: Dual Sim Card Dual StandbyService: UnlockedStyle: BarColor: whiteShell: Plastic System
OS: MIUI V5 (Basics on Android 4.2)CPU: MTK MT6592 1.4GHz/1.7GHz
Octa-core MTK6592(Cortex-A7 )Octa-core MTK6592(Cortex-A7 ) Octa-core , Cortex-A7ROM: 8GB/16GBRAM: 1GB/2GB
Screen
Display Size: 5.5 InchType: IPS, Capacitive touch screenResolution: 1280 x 720 pixels, HD ScreenScreen Color: 16000K Colors Support Format
Ringtones Type: Polyphonic/MP3Audio File Format: MP3/WAV/AMR/AWBVideo File Format: 3GP/MPEG4Image File Format: JPEG/BMP/GIF/PNG/GIFE-book Format: TXT/CHM/DOC/HTMLFM Radio: Yes, earphone neededEarphone Port: 3.5mm(waterproof)Card Extend: Support TF card up to 32GB extended

Data Transfer & Connectivity
Data transfer: USB/BluetoothMobile internet: WAP/WiFi General
Camera/Picture: Dual Cameras,Front 5.0 MP, Rear 13.0MP, Backside illuminated sensorLanguage: English, ChinesePhonebook: 500Message: SMS/MMSInput: Handwrite/KeypadTV: NoGPS: Yes, built in, support A-GPSJAVA: NoWIFI: Yes,802.11b/g/nBluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0Gravity Sensor: YesMulti-Touch: Yes, 10 points touchDimensions: 137 x 69 x 9.9mmNet Weight(Including battery): 158gStandby Time: About 2~3 days
Other Feature WiFi, GPS, FM, camera, Bluetooth, Email, gravity sensor, proximity sensor,
light sensor, gyroscope, compass, WiFi-direct, OTG, etc Package
Size: 154 x 78.7x 9.45mmWeight: 199gAccessories: 1 x 3200mAhBattery, 1 x USB Cable,1 x Charger