Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




191 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 40

Subscriber

Topic # 245346 30-Jan-2019 13:57
Send private message

Parallel Imported didn't have the P20 Pro that I intended to purchase on Monday so instead of being sensible & looking in other stores (I hate shopping), I bought a Samsung A9 2018 (SM-A920F) - largely because it's the first phone I've seen with 4 cameras (24+5+10+8MP), plus I've been really happy with my A8 2018 handset.

 

A must-have condition with phone purchases for me is that I must be able to root the device & take charge of it. Debloat, update the GPS files, turn Google Ad Services off - that sort of thing. Quickly (too quickly it turns out) I googled SM-A920 +TWRP, saw a heap of How To pages with some XDA links & made the assumption that all was good. Turns out those How To pages were all generic pages for every Samsung phone ever made with the link to the TWRP.img reading "Not Released Yet" Grrrr. The XDA links were all lamenting the lack of developer support....

 

So I made a mistake, whatever, I've done that before too. What that means is there's an almost new A9 for sale today. 

 

A9 2018 is very similar to the S8 Plus - comparison here

 

I've had it on for 24 hours now, it's a fine phone. Dual SIM, 128GB storage, 6GB RAM, 3800 mAh Battery, 6.3" screen, Octa-core Qualcomm processor.  Comes with receipt, box, papers & standard accessories.

 

Monday I paid $789. Trademe has used A9 at $699, new $948. Quick sale of my mistake $550 delivered by overnight courier.

 

 

 

 

 


Create new topic


191 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 40

Subscriber

  Reply # 2171988 2-Feb-2019 19:41
Send private message quote this post

Sold, thank you Geekzone

Create new topic


Donate via Givealittle


Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Amazon introduces new Kindle with adjustable front light
Posted 21-Mar-2019 20:14


A call from the companies providing internet access for the great majority of New Zealanders, to the companies with the greatest influence over social media content
Posted 19-Mar-2019 15:21


Two e-scooter companies selected for Wellington trial
Posted 15-Mar-2019 17:33


GeForce GTX 1660 available now
Posted 15-Mar-2019 08:47


Artificial Intelligence to double the rate of innovation in New Zealand by 2021
Posted 13-Mar-2019 14:47


LG demonstrates smart home concepts at LG InnoFest
Posted 13-Mar-2019 14:45


New Zealanders buying more expensive smartphones
Posted 11-Mar-2019 09:52


2degrees Offers Amazon Prime Video to Broadband Customers
Posted 8-Mar-2019 14:10


D-Link ANZ launches D-Fend AC2600 Wi-Fi Router Protected by McAfee
Posted 7-Mar-2019 11:09


Slingshot commissions celebrities to design new modems
Posted 5-Mar-2019 08:58


Symantec Annual Threat Report reveals more ambitious, destructive and stealthy attacks
Posted 28-Feb-2019 10:14


FUJIFILM launches high performing X-T30
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:40


Netflix is killing content piracy says research
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:33


Trend Micro finds shifting threats require kiwis to rethink security priorities
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:27


Mainfreight uses Spark IoT Asset Tracking service
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:25



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.