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

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  1. asho444

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    Less ios clone than it was but still very similar the android 10 update just dropped last week and haven't hade tome to swipe her phone to play with it. Her only gripe is that the home button gets pressed when going for the space bar. But she has small hand on a big phone
     
  2. booboo

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    silly question but you could use a 4g simcard in a 5g phone right? same size of course but just wouldnt get full speed?
     
  3. Stooge007

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    generally speaking yes

    but you'll want to check which bands the phone has, to make sure it's most compatible with your provider
     
  4. Mario BR

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    In 99,9% of cases you will be able to use it normally. Just the other way around would be a problem!
     
  5. eastley

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    What is ideal/equivalent to a Samsung S8+?

    Kid bit on phone and broke screen, then it got heavy dropped so front, back and bezel all damaged, still works but not for long and cost to get it all fixed is quite high.

    Partner has always used Android.
     
  6. Stooge007

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    what's your budget?
     
  7. eastley

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    As little as possible with no real loss to the features and quality of the S8+.

    Like, similar camera, speed, ease of use, doesn't have to be all glass or anything but still reasonably built.

    Alternative is to go on a plan myself, over Samsung, just bored with the same old. Thinking oppo find x2 pro on woolowrths mobile and handing my S20+ to partner.

    Edit" Looking at S10 and Oppo Find X2..
     
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    S10e is great with the flat screen, so easy to get a good solid case and mount a toughened glass screen protector on.
     
  9. AngelMoo

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    what's the best phone I can get for up to $150? it will mostly get used for calls and sms, maybe for photos and some apps but won't get a lot of internet usage. Needs to either be sturdy or have a case I can buy.

    I was looking at Nokia 2.3 or Motorola E6s, they have 2gb ram and 32gb storage... is 2gb functional for a basic smart phone?
     
  10. sanjay

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    Not really. Honestly best off finding something used for such a low budget.

    Otherwise the Samsung A20 has been available in the past on prepaid for ~$180..
     
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    $150 phone will likely be laggy, if it's for someone older then fine
     
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  16. AngelMoo

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    ended up upping the budget and got the moto g9 play for $240, doesn't look too bad... just hope it survives the brother :Paranoid:
     
  17. sir_bazz

    sir_bazz Team Papparazi

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    Grabbed one of these for a family member and pretty impressive for the price.

    Would recommend it to anyone on a budget and who isn't able to purchase from OS.
     
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  18. sanjay

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    its got the snapdragon 730G in it which is nearly as good as the 732G that is in the poco X3 NFC, which is itself probably the best budget phone going around. For similar money, with australian warranty, i actually wouldn't hesitate to recommend it TBH (although apparently it is a chunky boy).
     
  19. aussie-revhead

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    My youngest son (hes 23) has been using old iphones for years but is looking to change to Andriod so the missus and I might buy him one for christmas. I saw a few recommendations above, which would have the best in the $250-300 zone? I just want it to be decently snappy, take decent pictures and has good battery life. What would you guys get?

    :thumbup:
     
  20. Stooge007

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    for a first dip into Android, whatever Motorola you can get in your budget will be a winner

    once he's used to Android, you might then be able to get him onto some of the better value China brands
     

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