Question Looking for low cost phone or tablet with good gyroscope and compass features

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I am in tested in using an Astrohopper app with a telescope. I would like to find a new, inexpensive device with good compass and gyroscope functionality to just permanently attach to the scope.

I want some new as versus used so I don’t worry about previous abuse. It doesn’t have to be an activated on a network since I am just using it in a Wi-Fi mode.

Any suggestions please? Thanks.
 
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kanewolf

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I am in tested in using an Astrohopper app with a telescope. I would like to find a new, inexpensive device with good compass and gyroscope functionality to just permanently attach to the scope.

I want some new as versus used so I don’t worry about previous abuse. It doesn’t have to be an activated on a network since I am just using it in a Wi-Fi mode.

Any suggestions please? Thanks.
I would look at used. I would look for a Samsung Galaxy S5. Why? Last version that has an easy to access user replaceable battery.
 
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I would look at used. I would look for a Samsung Galaxy S5. Why? Last version that has an easy to access user replaceable battery.
I like the idea of used but my only concern is the device might have been abused drop and that might affect gyroscope performance.

Do you think that is a valid concern? Thanks.
 

kanewolf

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I like the idea of used but my only concern is the device might have been abused drop and that might affect gyroscope performance.

Do you think that is a valid concern? Thanks.
I have no idea. If they are cheap enough, you can afford to get a bad one. There is an iFixIt video on replacing the gryo on an S5.
Here is a troubleshooting page that might help you determine if it is working correctly -- https://thedroidguy.com/how-to-troubleshoot-samsung-galaxy-s5-gyroscope-heart-rate-monitor-issues-more-sensor-problems-1055737
 

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