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# 143542 18-Apr-2014 11:54
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I want 2gigs of RAM (1gig is too little, and 3gigs is looking too pricey for now).

Screen size should be in the approximately 5.5" to 6" region, but totally open to looking at phones slightly more or less than this.

Resolution should be 720, or higher (1080 FHD is nice, but not essential. Am actually a little on the fence here about 720 vs 1080, 1080 means a higher pixel density, but also means a performance hit due to needing to drive all those extra pixels. Not sure if the trade off is entirely worth it?).

Solid GPS and WiFi is important to me.

The network I'm on is (so it would need to work with this):
2G/GSM: 900mhz & 1800mhz
3G/WCDMA: 2100mhz

Otherwise, I'm quite flexible about everything else (such as quadcore vs octocore), whatever gives me the best value for my buck! (though NFC and OTG too would be nice)

My ballpark budget is US$200ish, less would be nice, and up to US$250ish in a stretch is possible.

My current thoughts is:
OrientPhone Mega 6.0 - Big Galaxy Note 3 Alternative - 6" IPS MTK6592 8-Core Android 4.2.2 Phone 13MP CAM 2GB RAM 16GB ROM WiFi Display OTG ($216 + shipping)
http://www.orientdeal.com/orientphone-m ... y-otg.html
Elephone P6S Smartphone MTK6592 2GB 16GB Android 4.2 6.3 Inch ($240 + free shipping)
http://www.pandawill.com/elephone-p6s-s ... 85706.html
Ulefone U692 6.5-inch MTK6592 1.7GHz Octa-core ($235 + free shipping)
http://www.banggood.com/Ulefone-U692-6_ ... 21954.html
JIAKE V8 6.0-inch 16GB ROM MTK6592 1.7GHz Octa-core ($221 + free shipping)
http://www.banggood.com/JIAKE-V8-6_0-in ... 20015.html
OrientPhone N3 Octa Core FHD - Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Alternative - 5.7 Inch Octa Core 1080P FHD IPS RETINA Screen 2GB RAM 16GB ROM ($228.00 + shipping)
http://www.orientdeal.com/orientphone-n ... amera.html
ThL T200C Smartphone MTK6592 2GB 16GB 6.0 Inch Gorilla Glass NFC OTG ($240 + free shipping)
http://www.banggood.com/ThL-T200C-6-inc ... 18403.html
http://www.pandawill.com/thl-t200c-smar ... 85970.html
N9800 Smartphone MTK6592 Android 4.2 5.7 Inch 2GB 16GB Gesture Sensing OTG ($218 + free shipping)
http://www.pandawill.com/n9800-smartpho ... 85952.html
Tengda P92 Smartphone MTK6592 2GB 16GB 6.0 Inch 3G NFC OTG Gesture sensing ($218 + free shipping)
http://www.pandawill.com/tengda-p92-sma ... 87399.html
Elephone P8 5.7-inch MTK6592 1.7GHz ($230 + free shipping)
http://www.banggood.com/Elephone-P8-5_7 ... 13113.html
Ulefone P92 6-inch MTK6592 1.7GHz Octa-core Smartphone ($224 + free shipping)
http://www.banggood.com/Ulefone-P92-6-i ... 22466.html

Opinions, suggestions, alternatives, recommendations? Let me know!




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  # 1027269 18-Apr-2014 12:06
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Find one that supports NZ carriers and frequencies and go from there.

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  # 1027315 18-Apr-2014 13:50
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lenovo p760




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  # 1027409 18-Apr-2014 15:35
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Keep an eye out for a reasonably priced secondhand Note II. Preferably the N7105 for 4G futureproofing.




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  # 1027515 18-Apr-2014 19:48
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Thank you for the suggestions, but neither the Lenovo P760 (too small screen, doesn't have 2gigs of RAM) or the Galaxy Note II (well outside my budget range, but otherwise is perfect) fit my requirements.

 

I did research all the ones I linked to, and they fit within the spectrum of my requirements, just can't pick which one? (plus there are many others out there which fit my requirements which I might be overlooking)




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  # 1027596 18-Apr-2014 22:25
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look through this site , some really good deals.

http://www.lightinthebox.com/c/mobile-phones-tablets_5830




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  # 1027895 19-Apr-2014 20:29
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Am looking more deeply into the THL T200C

http://www.gizbeat.com/3530/thl-w200c-f ... utu-score/
http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-re ... =62&#r1232

Seems reviews are otherwise a bit scarce on the ground, as it is a very newly released phone.

The 2dgree network I'm on is (so it would need to work with this):
2G/GSM: 900mhz & 1800mhz
3G/WCDMA: 2100mhz

I note the THL T200C has:
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 850/2100MHz

So I assume I'm correct in thinking the THL T200C will work with 2degrees?




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dman: Am looking more deeply into the THL T200C

http://www.gizbeat.com/3530/thl-w200c-f ... utu-score/
http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-re ... =62&#r1232

Seems reviews are otherwise a bit scarce on the ground, as it is a very newly released phone.

The 2dgree network I'm on is (so it would need to work with this):
2G/GSM: 900mhz & 1800mhz
3G/WCDMA: 2100mhz

I note the THL T200C has:
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 850/2100MHz

So I assume I'm correct in thinking the THL T200C will work with 2degrees?


It will work with 2d, but you will not get 3G everywhere (Nor have an ideal experience) without the 900MHz 3G band. Better suited for Telecom XT/Skinny as they use 850MHz.

As much as there is a price difference, I'd really recommend getting a secondhand name brand device over a no-name Chinese OEM unless you're certain the device has Google apps and the Play Store, or else it's really going to be a bad time.




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