I needed to replace a 4 year old LG G-5 cell phone. I was immediately disheartened to learn that manufacturers are intent on de-contenting normal, user-friendly basic features such a replaceable battery, a headphone jack, a memory card slot, an infra-red projector, and more. With such phones being sold by my service provider (Verizon), I searched outside of their offerings to find a new phone. Compatibility with their service is a stupid game - CDMA vs. GSM is an obsolete consideration, while sets of frequencies, 4G, 5G, VoLTE and other terms not normally used by the consuming public are thrown around as if we are all electronics engineers. A simple, "Is this phone compatible?" question is never directly answered. Indeed, I asked this question for my prospective Motorola G-82 purchase to Wireless Place, and received a rude, "Go ask Verizon!" response. Their response was, "We don't sell that model, so we can't be sure." These kind of evasive responses give the whole industry a reputation somewhat worse than used car dealers or politicians.
In the end I spent (wasted?) enough time to feel reasonably sure that the Motorola G-82 would work well with my Verizon service. It has a memory slot and headphone jack, though the battery is glued in, and there is no infra-red blaster. Set-up and transfer of data from the old phone proved simple, and yes, it works perfectly with Verizon. I am told that Motorola uses basic, simple version of the Android operating system, which suits me perfectly! I only wish it still had a built-in music player, but that fits with the de-contenting trend covering other items. Overall, I am quite happy with the phone, its voice and sound quality, and its screen clarity. I look forward to a good few years of use.