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# 249491 13-May-2019 15:34
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voda at least have this at $200 locked .... but i'm shocked this thing is so cheap.

 

 

 

screen rez is quite low, and the ram is only 2GB .. but 6'2 inch screen, OneUi, and seems snappy from my quick play on it at voda and spark stores.

 

 

 

build is solid, although clearly plastic, looks pretty decent in red imo.

 

 

 

Not sure how it compares to other devices at the price but the CPU is a pretty decent one.  id sacrifice a glass back or metal construction for a higher performing cpu if it came down to it. 


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  # 2236063 13-May-2019 15:38
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I'm a huge fan of Xiaomi Mi phones (I have a Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite) which I got for $220




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  # 2236073 13-May-2019 15:50
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you are not wrong ... sounds decent

 

 

 

https://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=9580&idPhone2=9247

 

 

 

where did you buy that from ?


 
 
 
 




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  # 2236076 13-May-2019 15:54
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seems to be $279 locally from pricespy , for the 32 GB version ... which is getting close to the Oppo AX5 

 

 

 

i should have a hard limit of $200 else its a slippery slide to 300 lol


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  # 2236080 13-May-2019 16:05
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Sundr0p:

 

seems to be $279 locally from pricespy , for the 32 GB version ... which is getting close to the Oppo AX5 

 

 

 

i should have a hard limit of $200 else its a slippery slide to 300 lol

 

 

 

 

Sorry for the late reply!

 

I buy my Chinese Phones direct from China (as long as a 3 week wait doesn't bother you!)

 

both Oppo and Xiaomi sell direct on Aliexpress.com


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  # 2236082 13-May-2019 16:10
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Mistenfuru:

 

I'm a huge fan of Xiaomi Mi phones (I have a Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite) which I got for $220

 

 

Looks like a great phone but FDD-LTE B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/20. TD-LTE B38/40

 

No band LTE 28 which is a must outside the metro areas. 





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  # 2236091 13-May-2019 16:16
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old3eyes:

 

Mistenfuru:

 

I'm a huge fan of Xiaomi Mi phones (I have a Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite) which I got for $220

 

 

Looks like a great phone but FDD-LTE B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/20. TD-LTE B38/40

 

No band LTE 28 which is a must outside the metro areas. 

 

 

 

 

I live rurally and don't have any issues with LTE range. Last week I was running it in the Queensland Outback on Telstras network just fine.




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  # 2236132 13-May-2019 16:43
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old3eyes:

 

Mistenfuru:

 

I'm a huge fan of Xiaomi Mi phones (I have a Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite) which I got for $220

 

 

Looks like a great phone but FDD-LTE B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/20. TD-LTE B38/40

 

No band LTE 28 which is a must outside the metro areas. 

 

 

 

 

there doesn't seem to be LTE 28 on the A10 either going by that site compare


 
 
 
 


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  # 2236141 13-May-2019 17:07
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+1 for that particular Xiaomi. They are extra zesty as they run Android One, not MIUI. TBH the band 28 thing is probably not going to bother you unless you are massive data consumer. You still have the same level of reception in rural areas, just not 4G. I've helped get several of these phones for friends/family and they are outstanding value for money. 


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  # 2236211 13-May-2019 18:15
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Sundr0p:

old3eyes:


Mistenfuru:


I'm a huge fan of Xiaomi Mi phones (I have a Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite) which I got for $220



Looks like a great phone but FDD-LTE B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/20. TD-LTE B38/40


No band LTE 28 which is a must outside the metro areas. 


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there doesn't seem to be LTE 28 on the A10 either going by that site compare


I suspect there will be b28 on the version that NZ carriers sell here.




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Old3eyes


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  # 2236513 14-May-2019 11:01

old3eyes:
Sundr0p:

 

there doesn't seem to be LTE 28 on the A10 either going by that site compare

 


I suspect there will be b28 on the version that NZ carriers sell here.

 

 

 

Correct, the local model is SM-A105G.





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  # 2236547 14-May-2019 12:08
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NikT:

 

old3eyes:
Sundr0p:

 

there doesn't seem to be LTE 28 on the A10 either going by that site compare

 


I suspect there will be b28 on the version that NZ carriers sell here.

 

 

 

Correct, the local model is SM-A105G.

 

 

Thanx Nik.  Any update on the availability of the Moto G7 models??





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Old3eyes


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  # 2236679 14-May-2019 13:30
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old3eyes:

 

Thanx Nik.  Any update on the availability of the Moto G7 models??

 

 

Expecting to post some good news in the G7 thread next week.

 

Samsung's new A-series is so good that it'll be mostly down to software preferences I reckon.





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  # 2238290 15-May-2019 11:52
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I've got a Xiaomi Note 5 and I'm super, super happy with it. My wife has a Xiaomi Mi 5, and previously I had a Xiaomi Note 4 which I had for 2 years and was able to sell for about $80 on TradeMe.

 

The Note 5 costed about $230 on Aliexpress: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Original-Xiaomi-Redmi-Note-5-4GB-RAM-64GB-ROM-Mobile-Phone-Snapdragon-636-Octa-Core-5/32855248320.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.27424c4d7pcXYJ

 

I've installed Pixel OS myself as I'm not a big fan of MIUI. But MIUI is pretty decent.


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  # 2238305 15-May-2019 12:18
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Mistenfuru:

 

I'm a huge fan of Xiaomi Mi phones (I have a Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite) which I got for $220

 

 

 

 

bought a couple of these last month. Absolutely awesome phones for the price. Nothing even comes close in this price bracket locally. Paid $209 per unit off Ali.


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  # 2238750 16-May-2019 07:54
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Personally the little extra you will pay for a Xiaomi android one phone is completelyworth it. Stock Android with updates for another two years. Android one runs amazingly well on lower spec'd phones. Plus installing the gcam mod will greatly improve the camera.

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