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#275888 15-Sep-2020 14:42
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my mum is looking to get a new phone she wanted to know what is the best she could get for under $200 new

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  #2564451 15-Sep-2020 15:38
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Does she want a smartphone or just a feature phone is fine?



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  #2564455 15-Sep-2020 15:41
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Does she want a smartphone or just a feature phone is fine?





smart phone so she can use the covid app and facebook and facebook messenger


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  #2564456 15-Sep-2020 15:44
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I suggest you amend the title of this thread to something more precise; also, you'll see that this forum doesn't get much use, and you may be better off posting it in the Android forum (given this price point, the chances are you're looking at an Android handset - unless she wants a real basic phone running its own OS?).


Also, have you looked for other threads on similar topics? Takes only a few minutes to look over the last few months' threads for this forum and the Android one - the most recent pertinent threads are:



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  #2565616 16-Sep-2020 00:02
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I recently bought a sub $200 cheapie as a temporary replacement for my HTC10 (I'm waiting for a mid-range 5G phone to come onto the market)


Anyway, for less than $200 I picked up a Nokia 2.3  - they are currently on special at JB Hifi - and it was more economical to get a cheap replacement phone than pay for a repair to an HTC that was no longer being supported.


Once I'm finished with it, it goes to one of the kids (and after a short but intense existence,  to the recycling bin in the sky)




4000mAh battery - excellent battery life.


Android One programme - Vanilla android with no bloat and timely OS / security updates for the next 2 to 3 years.


Surprisingly good screen


Dual SIM


32GB of storage - plus extra with SD option if needed.


The price when on special!






Only 2GB of RAM


Single band Wifi (2.4GHz)




Low end CPU - seems laggy compared to the old phone - but surprising good given the price point


Micro USB (not USB C)


Last year's model - about to be superseded by the 2.4

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