"If the Android device has a GPS chip and Android 5.0+, it should work fine, and an LE dongle should work with it."
He basically pointed me toward the cheap Android Phones at Wally World that work on the network they push or a pay by the minute plan Android phone. Since you will not be using a sim, the provider doesn't matter even if it is a pay as you go phone, you are going to pay so if there is a cheap one that the startup plan isn't included that is great because it is cheap and you aren't looking for a plan anyway. I found mine on Amazon.
I would never buy another phone with an LCD. They will never solve backlight bleed, it's extremely noticeable if you ever use your phone in even slightly dark situations. And the colors are ****. Viewing angles are ****. OLED 100%