My partner and I are both in need of new phones. Me because my screen is smashed and the phone (Lumia 735) has been playing up and annoying me anyway, so think it’s finally time to move from Windows Phone to Android. My partner because she dropped hers (Samsung J1 Ace) and the screen no longer turns on.
Wanting something in the mid sort of range. Iphone and high end Samsung models are beyond our budget since we need to buy 2, and we’re both happy with our current prepay combos and don’t really want to sign up to more expensive plans to pay off higher end phones. What would be the best ones to look at in the $300-$500 bracket? Thinking Samsung is probably the best brand to go for so something like J5 Prime looks good. Also looks like you get a quite a good spec for the price with the Oppo ones that JB Hifi have started selling, but don’t know about the brand. Also see Noel Leeming Lower Hutt has HTC One X9 for $299 this weekend, is that any good? Since we're going to buying 2 at the same time there's probably no harm in asking the store if there's any deal they could do.