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# 179071 25-Aug-2015 14:21
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A friend needs a new phone. Must be Android and they are on Skinny. Requirements are a good screen for outdoors especially in bright sunshine, a decent camera which can handle close ups of plants, 4G would be a nice but not strictly necessary and good battery life. They work in a rural location on the edge of the XT boundary and so the battery can take a hammering during the day. Both VF and 2D reception is sketchy at best so XT is their only option.

Also the ability to provide a hotspot would be a huge bonus. I got caught out with a Windows phone once assuming all phones could do this and that one couldn't :(

I would just pick up a second hand Nexus 5 but they prefer new. 

Any suggestions ? I've gone off the boil with my Nexus 5 love-in :)

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  # 1373941 25-Aug-2015 15:29
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Xperia M4 Aqua has reviewed really well - but is $499 from Spark
Moto G 3rd Edition has also reviewed really well - but isn't available locally yet I believe and is probably closer to $400?

Moto G 2 LTE (last gen, still nice) http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=3002675 - $305

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  # 1374080 25-Aug-2015 18:26
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I have a Galaxy S5 I've been meaning to get rid of. PM me if interested




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  # 1374131 25-Aug-2015 19:17
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Moto G is pretty good for the price.

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  # 1374364 26-Aug-2015 08:25
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michelangelonz: Moto G is pretty good for the price.


Not if it's the US$220 one..




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  # 1374367 26-Aug-2015 08:31
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+1 for Moto G



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  # 1374474 26-Aug-2015 09:58
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Thanks all.

Moto G 2 currently on special at Warehouse Stationery for $229 :)

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  # 1374485 26-Aug-2015 10:07
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just a heads up the Moto G 2 is 3G only - unless you get the LTE version.

 
 
 
 




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  # 1374497 26-Aug-2015 10:22
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wasabi2k: just a heads up the Moto G 2 is 3G only - unless you get the LTE version.

Thanks, LTE is only a bonus. At that price I don't think he can go wrong.



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  # 1374557 26-Aug-2015 12:37
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Samsung S5 Mini. My sister and bro in law is happy with the one that they purchased recently on sale from the stationery warehouse. Has an 8megapixel camera and ~700MB ram. Seems to work well for them. On Skinny.

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  # 1374597 26-Aug-2015 13:35
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refurb'd Galaxy S4's for $379 at Expert Infotech

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  # 1374649 26-Aug-2015 14:47
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If you can squeeze out another $50, the Nexus 5 is still a very solid option:
http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=2325265

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  # 1375105 27-Aug-2015 10:55

Unlock a Smart prime. Moto G specs, half the price.




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  # 1375111 27-Aug-2015 11:09
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boldy: refurb'd Galaxy S4's for $379 at Expert Infotech


This would be my suggestion.

Still a really solid phone. Great dev support still.

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  # 1375142 27-Aug-2015 12:19
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NikT: Unlock a Smart prime. Moto G specs, half the price.


That's what I did.  Seems pretty sweet.  Camera is ok but not awesome..

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  # 1375151 27-Aug-2015 12:41
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Moto G has a really good history of getting android updates quickly - gen 1 moto g for 5 pretty quickly.

What is the latest android release for an S4/Prime?

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