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# 175052 15-Jun-2015 22:17
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Hi i'm looking for a smartphone for my hubby. i have samsung note 4 and i love it. however my hubby is not tech savy and he just wants a basic one. in a way, its easier to research on latest best phones, a lot harder to find a basic one based on your need. he will use the ph for these only: call text obviously, browsing web, photos (doesnt have to be top quality), a few odd apps, thats all. Prefer small and light.

Would also prefer samsung since i dont have to learn and then teach him, he will need my help for sure and same brand makes it easier.

any suggestions?

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  # 1325406 15-Jun-2015 23:54
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My pick for best price for features and support life would be moto g2 today:

https://price.geekzone.co.nz/product.aspx?pid=890673192 (199!)

Really smooth proper phone that works well with no compromise.

In Samsung a little bit more to get similar feat and perf say s4 mini:

https://price.geekzone.co.nz/product.aspx?pid=888110134

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  # 1325424 15-Jun-2015 23:56
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Galaxy S6 edge (maybe the cool Iron Man edition) - you should spoil your husband.

He deserve it after all the hard-work he has done for you.





 
 
 
 


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  # 1325476 16-Jun-2015 08:35
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Second the Moto G2 suggestion. Excellent performance at a reasonable price.




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  # 1325481 16-Jun-2015 08:56
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Samsung A models perhaps? Or S4/S5 mini?

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  # 1325482 16-Jun-2015 09:01
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timmmay: Samsung A models perhaps? Or S4/S5 mini?


I would take a Moto G over a mid-low end Samsung.

Less Samsung OS/App garbage.

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  # 1325487 16-Jun-2015 09:08
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I would have thought the Samsung S5 would be a better option at this stage - it still has pretty good quality camera and still gives good performance? 

Alternatively, another previous generation flagship such as the LG G3? You can pick either of those up for about 600 (parallel imported of course). But places like warehouse stationary have had them for sale at 600 bucks (my mate got the S5 from there for that much) as well - i would go with that option. 

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  # 1325489 16-Jun-2015 09:11
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We are a Samsung household, multiple Galaxy phones Note Pro etc.

The S4 up have has a simple mode that takes away function but makes the phone really easy to use.have a look on your note it maybe on your phone too so you can see what I mean.

I would go with a Galaxy S5 in Simple mode with a life proof case that makes it waterproof to around 3 metres from memory plus projects.from drops.

But I also highly recommend the Moto G series, I bought one for my teenage daughter when they first came out its it's still going strong. Easy to use always upgraded on Android 5 Lollipop now and has survived a swim in a washing machine waterproof nanotechnology coating helped.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1325555 16-Jun-2015 10:20
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Here is a link to easy mode http://www.gottabemobile.com/2014/04/25/how-to-enable-easy-mode-on-the-samsung-galaxy-s5/

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  # 1325712 16-Jun-2015 12:44

Smart prime. 4G, HD Voice, 5" 720p display, Quad core, 8MP camera, big battery, runs Lollipop out of the box. Unbeatable for $149 and also has a simple homescreen option: http://www.vodafone.co.nz/shop/mobileDetails.jsp?skuId=sku780059

Also available unlocked for $179: http://www.vodafone.co.nz/shop/mobileDetails.jsp?skuId=sku790141




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  # 1326005 16-Jun-2015 19:18
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Thanks guys. Some great advice here.

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  # 1326032 16-Jun-2015 19:46
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My mother is not tech savvy and I got her a Windows Phone (the Nokia Lumia 635) and she loves it.

For her use it has a good camera, decent easy-to-read screen and a very nice and quick user interface which is easy to learn.

Go have a look at the Nokia Lumia 830 which is currently available from Noel Leemings for $599.00. It is a good balance of something easy to use whilst being in the mid-range of phones meaning your hubby is getting a powerhouse with an excellent camera (Nokia are very good with their cameras - arguably better than any other device out there), big screen and a slim and robust profile without going to the overkill of prices. For a first phone it'll be both easy for yourself and him to pick up and learn and comes with a built in help guide.



Like others have said treat him :)







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