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Topic # 173621 29-May-2015 22:02
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Has anyone seen the Vodafone Smart Prime that is only $149?

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/shop/mobileDetails.jsp?skuId=sku780059

It looks better than the Moto G and quite a bit cheaper




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  Reply # 1314431 30-May-2015 00:43
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In all honesty it's a bloody awesome phone. It's inexpensive but doesn't feel like it compromises. Have been waiting for it to come out for weeks now.



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  Reply # 1314447 30-May-2015 08:06
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I'm going to go take a look at the store today. I've been using an S4 which is kind of awful - battery runs out so quickly and its slow. 




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lokhor: I'm going to go take a look at the store today. I've been using an S4 which is kind of awful - battery runs out so quickly and its slow. 



and you think that this will be a good replacement??





Galaxy S8

 

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  Reply # 1314588 30-May-2015 13:40
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lokhor: I'm going to go take a look at the store today. I've been using an S4 which is kind of awful - battery runs out so quickly and its slow. 



and you think that this will be a good replacement??



Sounds weird but yeah I think so. Lollipop alone is a pretty big improvement for user experience




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  Reply # 1314593 30-May-2015 13:48
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lokhor: I'm going to go take a look at the store today. I've been using an S4 which is kind of awful - battery runs out so quickly and its slow. 

 

I will never buy a  samsung galaxy phone for the same reasons. What can help though is doing a full reset, and only having a few apps on it, and disable memory intensive things such as S-voice,which you probably don't use anyway.

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  Reply # 1314600 30-May-2015 14:12
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l43a2: http://www.techradar.com/reviews/phones/mobile-phones/vodafone-smart-prime-6-1294748/review


Interesting that this review is at complete odds to the Vodafone website about display and performance.  But for it's money   it's a nice wife / child / spare phone though..




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l43a2: http://www.techradar.com/reviews/phones/mobile-phones/vodafone-smart-prime-6-1294748/review


Interesting that this review is at complete odds to the Vodafone website about display and performance.  But for it's money   it's a nice wife / child / spare phone though..


I'm going to wait until I see it in person to judge. I think they are being critical because it's not 1080p - they talk about it having low resolution (720p) which is a bit of a ridiculous complaint considering the price. 




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  Reply # 1314615 30-May-2015 14:59
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VodafoneDylan: In all honesty it's a bloody awesome phone. It's inexpensive but doesn't feel like it compromises. Have been waiting for it to come out for weeks now.


Does it work with Semble ?



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  Reply # 1314940 31-May-2015 08:56
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VodafoneDylan: In all honesty it's a bloody awesome phone. It's inexpensive but doesn't feel like it compromises. Have been waiting for it to come out for weeks now.


Does it work with Semble ?


According to an inside source - not yet 


btw for anyone interested - some of the versions around the globe are using MediaTek processors, the one available here uses a Snapdragon 410




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  Reply # 1315043 31-May-2015 11:41
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lokhor:
jeffnz:
lokhor: I'm going to go take a look at the store today. I've been using an S4 which is kind of awful - battery runs out so quickly and its slow. 



and you think that this will be a good replacement??



Sounds weird but yeah I think so. Lollipop alone is a pretty big improvement for user experience


You know lollipop is coming to the S4 right..

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  Reply # 1315045 31-May-2015 11:46
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I really like how they've kept it almost stock lollipop



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Yabanize:
lokhor:
jeffnz:
lokhor: I'm going to go take a look at the store today. I've been using an S4 which is kind of awful - battery runs out so quickly and its slow. 



and you think that this will be a good replacement??



Sounds weird but yeah I think so. Lollipop alone is a pretty big improvement for user experience


You know lollipop is coming to the S4 right..


Even if Lollipop does come to the S4, it probably won't come to the one I have with Spark firmware + it will still have TouchWiz - which I abhor. 

This is a loaner phone until I can find something I can live with. 




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  Reply # 1315215 31-May-2015 19:29
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lokhor:
Yabanize:
lokhor:
jeffnz:
lokhor: I'm going to go take a look at the store today. I've been using an S4 which is kind of awful - battery runs out so quickly and its slow. 



and you think that this will be a good replacement??



Sounds weird but yeah I think so. Lollipop alone is a pretty big improvement for user experience


You know lollipop is coming to the S4 right..


Even if Lollipop does come to the S4, it probably won't come to the one I have with Spark firmware + it will still have TouchWiz - which I abhor. 

This is a loaner phone until I can find something I can live with. 


It is coming to the one with Spark firmware, no confirmed date yet but it isn't far away.

 

Yes it will have touchwiz. 

If you don't like touchwiz you could install the google edition rom which is pure lollipop

The S4 despite being a couple of years old is still better than the $149 phone



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I don't feel comfortable flashing another rom on a phone I am borrowing




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