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Topic # 164448 10-Feb-2015 08:58
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Hey ya,

So here is the story; I am looking to get a new handset. Currently I have a Sony Xperia Active (yeah yeah blah blah old slow whatever; it has been great for me because it is small enough to fit in pocket while running/riding for GPS tracking, and is waterproof so I don't need to worry about sweat/rain/etc). Am looking to get something which is also a smaller/compact size so that I can stuff it into my pocket of my running shorts, but is also a bit more 'current' so that I can use it for checking email/and other random bits and pieces for work...my current one does email/etc but it's just a tad small for doing anything than real basic stuff....and I don't really want to sink a bucket load of cash, so thinking something with a max of 500isssshhhh. 

Here is the catch - I need to get it from JbHifi, as I have some vouchers that need to be used there. makes it a pretty difficult task I rekon. I wish I had grabbed a Z3 Compact when they were on special around Christmas for just under $500. So from what I can tell it looks as though it is either an S5 mini or a Z3 compact assuming I can get them to drop their pants on the price a little/lot. 

Does anyone else rekon I should be considering anything else from JB?

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  Reply # 1233900 10-Feb-2015 09:04
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My vote will be Z3 compact for you





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  Reply # 1233930 10-Feb-2015 09:49
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Absolutely the Z3 Compact, based on your requirements.




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  Reply # 1233944 10-Feb-2015 09:52
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Original Motorola Moto-X? Very nice phone and reasonably compact for $499. 
Otherwise Z3 compact is on special there, but still $700. 




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  Reply # 1233945 10-Feb-2015 09:52
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hmm resounding clarity so far; just a shame about the price...was sort of hoping you would all be saying "stuff the Z3 Compact, there is this awesome phone for 2 hundy less which is way better" *sigh :P

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  Reply # 1233957 10-Feb-2015 09:56
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If they still have a Z1 Compact in stock you might consider that an option?




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  Reply # 1233971 10-Feb-2015 10:13
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E3xtc: hmm resounding clarity so far; just a shame about the price...was sort of hoping you would all be saying "stuff the Z3 Compact, there is this awesome phone for 2 hundy less which is way better" *sigh :P


Whats wrong with the original Moto-X I linked to before? Or the Moto-G 4G for $339,  Both have water resistant coating and are smaller and lighter as well as being reasonably current. Either would easily do the job you want them for. 




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  Reply # 1233976 10-Feb-2015 10:17
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Just an idea if Jbhifi is limiting your options.


Put it on trademe for little less - yes you might have to lose a little doh at start


But when you have cash in the open market, you can buy anything , and at times 20-30% off noel / jbhifi pricing, so you make up your loss there . win win. 


let us know how you go. 



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  Reply # 1233998 10-Feb-2015 11:02
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paulmilbank:
E3xtc: hmm resounding clarity so far; just a shame about the price...was sort of hoping you would all be saying "stuff the Z3 Compact, there is this awesome phone for 2 hundy less which is way better" *sigh :P


Whats wrong with the original Moto-X I linked to before? Or the Moto-G 4G for $339,  Both have water resistant coating and are smaller and lighter as well as being reasonably current. Either would easily do the job you want them for. 


The Moto-X is a bit on the large side for this experiment :) The Moto-G could be an option; although not too sure about the design of it - looks rather old :\ hmmm but certainly worthy of consideration - thanks!



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  Reply # 1234000 10-Feb-2015 11:03
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sep11guy: Just an idea if Jbhifi is limiting your options.
Put it on trademe for little less - yes you might have to lose a little doh at start
But when you have cash in the open market, you can buy anything , and at times 20-30% off noel / jbhifi pricing, so you make up your loss there . win win. 
let us know how you go. 


Yeah that's an idea; but it's a combination of 2 gift cards (one JB one and one Westfield one) so the concept of selling them both on quite quickly gets into the can't be arsed basket :)

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  Reply # 1234251 10-Feb-2015 16:42
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E3xtc:
paulmilbank:
E3xtc: hmm resounding clarity so far; just a shame about the price...was sort of hoping you would all be saying "stuff the Z3 Compact, there is this awesome phone for 2 hundy less which is way better" *sigh :P


Whats wrong with the original Moto-X I linked to before? Or the Moto-G 4G for $339,  Both have water resistant coating and are smaller and lighter as well as being reasonably current. Either would easily do the job you want them for. 


The Moto-X is a bit on the large side for this experiment :) The Moto-G could be an option; although not too sure about the design of it - looks rather old :\ hmmm but certainly worthy of consideration - thanks!


Fair enough, I really like the design personally, but you are the one spending the money so its got to suit! Bear in mind that the First gen X is only about 1mm bigger in each dimension than a Z3 compact. The Z3 compact is still a big phone, but much more manageable than some of the new breed with 5+ inch screens.




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  Reply # 1234410 11-Feb-2015 07:17
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Thanks Paul - yeah you raise a reasonable point actually....am thinking I need to go along and man handle some of these to see real world size :)

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  Reply # 1234487 11-Feb-2015 09:36
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One more for the Z3 compact. That phone is totally worth what you pay for it. 

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  Reply # 1241841 18-Feb-2015 17:48
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I kind of wish I also got one when they were $500, but now I will wait for a z4 compact.



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