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gordonisnz

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#290237 29-Oct-2021 11:28
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Hello. Ive currently got a Galaxy S20. But i think it'll die in the next month or so. (its taking hours longer to re-charge & when i wake up, its still not 100% )

 

Im wondering what is a similar mobile to the S20 that Vodafone sells ? I cant see it on their website. 

 

 

 

 


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djtOtago
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  #2803422 29-Oct-2021 11:36
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  #2803436 29-Oct-2021 11:42
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S21?  But how old is the S20?  As a flagship phone I think you have a CGA case if it is not working properly - they were only released in NZ in Mar 2020


gordonisnz

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  #2803438 29-Oct-2021 11:45
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djtOtago:

 

Maybe the S20 FE

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE. Vodafone NZ.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks - I'll consider it. THOUGH - looking on the Samsung Site (specs).  the RAM size has gone DOWN 2GB and the available memory has gone down 2GB.

 

 

 

I would expect things to go UP - not down when upgrading versions.  

 

 

 

https://www.samsung.com/nz/smartphones/galaxy-s20/specs/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




gordonisnz

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  #2803440 29-Oct-2021 11:49
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Further - Waht does the external memory look like?

 

 

 

Is it something i plug in, and save/.retrieve, but its not a permanent fixture ?  Or is it something i can add & its a permanent fix, that i can just put the phone in my pocket like normal & have the extra space ?

 

 

 

 


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  #2803444 29-Oct-2021 11:56
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gordonisnz:

 

djtOtago:

 

Maybe the S20 FE

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE. Vodafone NZ.

 

 

Thanks - I'll consider it. THOUGH - looking on the Samsung Site (specs).  the RAM size has gone DOWN 2GB and the available memory has gone down 2GB.

 

I would expect things to go UP - not down when upgrading versions.  

 

https://www.samsung.com/nz/smartphones/galaxy-s20/specs/



The S20FE was never designed as an upgrade to the earlier models in that range; rather, it was a more affordable option, offering many of the advantages of a flagship but cutting some corners to keep the price down.

This talks about the rationale and differences: https://www.tomsguide.com/news/samsung-galaxy-s20-fe-vs-galaxy-s20-whats-different

Personally, I’m really drawn to this idea as my S9+ is more phone than I really need, but the A series aren’t quite up there either; I’ll certainly look to the S20FE equivalent when the time comes to replace my current phone.


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  #2803448 29-Oct-2021 12:00
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@gordonisnz Where did you purchase the S20 from? It should have a 2 year warranty


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  #2803451 29-Oct-2021 12:02
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There is an Android feature that does slow charging overnight to preserve battery health, might be that. See if that feature exists / is enabled. After that I'd do a hard reset before I bought a new one, but it should be under warranty anyway.




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  #2803454 29-Oct-2021 12:04
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gordonisnz:

 

Further - Waht does the external memory look like?

 

Is it something i plug in, and save/.retrieve, but its not a permanent fixture ?  Or is it something i can add & its a permanent fix, that i can just put the phone in my pocket like normal & have the extra space ?

 

 

Are you talking about adding additional storage capacity? If so that's done by installing a micro SD card like in the image below. Many (Android) phones provide for this, though in dual-SIM phones often the second SIM slot is shared with the SD card (so can take either a SIM or SD card).

 

Sandisk Extreme 32GB Micro SD Card | Warehouse Stationery, NZ


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