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# 239386 15-Jul-2018 16:32
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My Huawei P8 gave up the ghost last night & is now only holding a charge for 2hrs.

 

So I'm looking for a mid-range Android replacement of no less functionality.

 

Only must is Snapper-compatible NFC. Not looking for spectacular bells-&-whistles; just something that will run the bare minimum apps to keep the commuter happy & take happy snaps when needed. & max price is $600.

 

Recommendations please. Thanks in advance.


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  # 2056547 15-Jul-2018 16:36
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Nokia 7 plus if you can stretch your budget to a big box retailer price?




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  # 2056553 15-Jul-2018 16:51
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Looks like a nice option.

 

Forgot to mention, current provider is 2 degrees; they don't seem to have it in their range. Hopefully should be OK, I've got 2d SIM in Spark P8


 
 
 
 


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Common sense is not as common as you think.


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My wife started using her new Nokia 7 + yesterday - coincidentally to replace a Huawei P8! - and I'm mighty impressed with it and would recommend this. Android One, Project Treble - so you can be sure of it remaining updated for a good period of time. 

 

$566 from an ok parallel imported place (Parallel Imported), but it will come down to this sort of price at the main retailers at some point (Warehouse had 20% off Nokia about a month ago). 

 

Another phone that seems to get good reviews at this kind of price point is the Moto G6 Plus.

 

I see Huawei have a new model out that looks like a P20 but less than half the price, but personally I'm not going near Huawei again - once bitten, twice shy (I've also got a Huawei at the moment) - as an example my wife's P8 has never once automatically connected to her Leaf; my Mate 8 won't connect to either of our Mega Booms. The new Nokia connected to all without any issue!


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  # 2056776 16-Jul-2018 07:03
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Snapper NFC for reading/top up or for using as a Snapper card? Newer models won't work well as Snapper SIM was retired ages ago and new OS may not have what is needed.






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  # 2057263 16-Jul-2018 17:36
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Main NFC requirement is for top-up/etc via the Android Snapper App

 

The Semble SIM still works as a 2D SIM, but I suspect I'll have lost that on-phone Snapper as things have moved-on from the underloved Touch2Pay & Semble tech.


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  # 2057306 16-Jul-2018 20:38
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HaggisKiwi:

 

Main NFC requirement is for top-up/etc via the Android Snapper App

 

The Semble SIM still works as a 2D SIM, but I suspect I'll have lost that on-phone Snapper as things have moved-on from the underloved Touch2Pay & Semble tech.

 

 

My Semble SIM worked until I got the Huawei P20 Pro for review. I had then to get a new SIM because the Semble SIM wouldn't work on the phone. My guess you will find some new devices won't work with the Semble SIM even if it's just for network connection.





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