Mobile Phone Recommendations? Ask For Advice Here!

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones & Devices' started by Matt P, Feb 16, 2007.

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  1. sanjay

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    honestly everything under $50 new is garbage. best off trying to snag a cheap galaxy S4 or similar off gumtree/FB marketplace.
     
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  2. Zee

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    Cool - trying to buy back my old S4 mini if the friend that bought it still has it...

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  3. shino

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    is the j2 pro from Samsung any good? it's $129 atm from Telstra with free google mini
     
  4. doug81

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    depends on what you want to do. slow processor, shitty screen, low ram. Google mini is worth about $50, so for $79 it's not terrible but don't expect it to do much or give a smooth experience.

    If you can stretch to $200 without the google mini you'll open up to a lot of way better phones from xiaomi...
     
  5. Onthax

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    Looking at replacing my Silent Circle Blackphone2 since it's gone end of life.

    Anyone have any recommendations for security / privacy orientated phones in the current generation?
    Sadly there doesn't look like there will be a blackphone3, so looking for a replacement with a similar feature set.

    Ideal features
    Full phone based app permissions control (no app overrides)
    relatively up to date security patching.
    No cloud sync or removal of data off the phone (or optional is okay)
    Ability to create virtual phones with non-shared storage would be a nice to have.
    auto power on/off or airplane on/off timing.
    Full disk encryption

    don't really care on Android vs iphone (if the iphone can do the above)
     
  6. Hater

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    Good evening. I'd like to replace my Galaxy S5 which was running Cyanogenmod until is was stolen and destroyed. I'm preferably chasing these ancient features:

    - Removable battery
    - Polycarbonate for lightweight/durability
    - Vanilla android
    - Notification LED
    - Support for 256GB or larger MicroSD

    $200-$300 price range as I don't want 1GB/Snapdragon 200 series levels of performance (eg. Nokia 1).

    Or are such phones a thing of the past and I need to find another Galaxy S5?

    Thank you
     
  8. Mjollnir

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    May be a 2nd hand Oneplus 3T/5/5T?
     
  9. Timcyn7

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    Hi legends.. I'm wanting some advice on a new phone..
    I'm looking at the oppo r17, or oppo r17 pro if it's worth the "pro" the LG g7 plus thinq, or Sony xz2...
    I'm leaving towards the oppo r17.. Specs seem pretty good.? Always wanted to try a Sony, and the LG just seems awesome but $1k!
    Thoughts and opinions please?
     
  10. xplod140

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    Ebay has 20% off some stores and you can get the R17 for $560, tempted to pull the trigger myself. The wife needs a replacement for a 16Gb iPhone 6.
     
  11. BuuBox

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    Looking for something under $900 with a great camera. Hopefully something I can buy in a store.

    Was thinking Oppo R17 Pro but ColorOS is ugly. Any other suggestions? :D
     
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  13. BuuBox

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    Not keen on a Samsung, but thanks for the suggestion.
     
  14. BuuBox

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    Ended up with a Oppo R17 Pro, partly because it was the easiest to get. Rocking a temporary HTC Wildfire S is enough to put the desperation into anyone. :lol:

    Tried looking at the LG V30+ at JB purely on price, but ordering one was a few weeks away.
    Also looked at the Nokia 8 Sirocco, but the price now ($699) seems too high especially given it had been as low as $550~.

    Anyway, the Oppo seems pretty good - no complaints yet.
     
  15. shino

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    Do they have to order in the v30?
     
  16. BuuBox

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    Given the price of $479 I guess it has been popular.

    The store I visited didn't have any in stock, but could order one to arrive around the end of Feb.
     

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