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#251195 12-Jun-2019 19:22
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So my friend is kinda hopeless at keeping good devices in good condition and isn't really allowed nice things any more. Mechanics are like that.

But! He haz solved the problem!! "This phone from teh interwebs haz all the specks I will ever need & only $180 - wish.com is my saviour!" He struts around for a week or so, expecting a Galaxy slayer in his mailbox.

Didn't look too bad at all...
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The specification stacked up to the advertising...
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With a 16mp camera, no less...
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Except there's a little bit of suspicion when he proudly invites me to inspect & eat my earlier criticism. Those look like, no they don't just look like, they are Android 6 icons...
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And I don't recall Android 9.1 being released, although I do recall the announcement that 9.1 would be Q & therefore Android 10. Hmmm.

The photos aren't very big, considering 16MP. & with all that processing power, I'm expecting this premium handset to be somewhat hefty, not this lightweight but shiny device here. Time to download a device detail app, which will tell the troos...


OMG! This is not the rockstar phone I was sold! Even the software iz not troo!


Yes, Geekzoners, Wish.com was not the panacea for his not being allowed nice things. Wish had, in fact, robbered him in broad daylight!! Not 10-core, 4. Not 16MP, 2. 6GB RAM was only 2. And Pie was really Marshmallow. *Sigh*

So where's the happy ending?

A complaint from an indignant mechanic was raised with Wish - who, to their great credit, responded in short time that they had immediately credited his account with a full $180 refund. Well done Wish, refund is good. But the story does not end there...

Seizing his opportunity, the mechanic went for the kill - "That's not good enough. I want the actual phone I bought. I need a phone, I bought a phone, I want that phone with all that specification" Again Wish acquiesced - "fair enough, we shall send to you".

And that, readers, is the happy ending to a Wish.com saga. So far anyway, the replacement phone isn't expected for a few days yet.





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  #2256995 12-Jun-2019 19:56
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Don't try this at home!


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  #2257124 13-Jun-2019 07:15
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1024kb:

 

teh, interwebs, haz, specks, troos, iz

 

 

Could you please not. It's even in the FUG (Bullet point 16, 4th sentence)

 

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?contentid=1046

 

 








 
 
 
 


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  #2257134 13-Jun-2019 07:29
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Wish are pretty good with complaints from what I've heard - but as for getting the phone as specced ? I highly doubt that will ever eventuate as theyre obviously fakes being supplied by the seller. He'll just end up with the same phone again.

 

 





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  #2257255 13-Jun-2019 09:56
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Anybody buying on Wish get what they pay for. I wouldn't even bother spending money there if looking for actual genuine products.





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  #2257270 13-Jun-2019 10:43
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Yeah, we have a couple staff here who use Wish but only buy from the verified sellers, and not had anything to complain about. 





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  #2258002 14-Jun-2019 10:09
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You can see in the first screenshot it is Android 6.0. Under Build number you can see blah_Android_x23_6.0_blah. As for the core count it possibly does have 10. I think many of the current Mediatek ARM chips have 4 high performance cores, 4 lower power cores and 2 graphics cores. They switch between which set of cores to use depending on how the phone is used. You can only use 4 CPU cores at a time, but they still advertise the total core count, not the actual number you can use.

 

But yes making and selling an Android 6 phone in 2019 is really unacceptable.


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  #2258947 16-Jun-2019 01:03
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never buy off wish they charge for shipping when places like ebay and aliexpress are much cheaper and have free shipping and paying for shipping on wish your not going to get your item any faster unless you pay for faster shipping 

never buy cheap android phones unless its a Chinese name brand phone

i got for 120nzd brand new doogee phone and it has real 64gb storage 13mp front and back camera and 4gb ram battery life playing pubg on half brightness is like 6 or so hours

 

so there are good phones out there for cheap


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