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# 181023 29-Sep-2015 19:59
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Hi All

 

 

Given the less than exciting new Nexus devices, what would you buy now for around the $500 mark?

 

 

Current phone to be replaced is a Samsung SIII.

 

 

MicroSD is a requirement unless 32GB is available and not significantly more expensive.

 

 

Otherwise it will be the Samsung S5 for around $600 (or wait for a sale)

 

 

Thanks

 

 





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  # 1396850 29-Sep-2015 21:02
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Yep S5

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  # 1396853 29-Sep-2015 21:11
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Vf smart ultra 6 + 64gb mSD card, bank the difference, the su6 is a great bang for buck phone and virtually stock google

 
 
 
 


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  # 1397006 30-Sep-2015 04:44
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Xperia Z3 Compact, has sdcard support, battery beats all and camera is good. Runs close to stock android with core Sony Apps such as playstation, music etc and waterproof magic. I won't go back to Samsung with the current package I have.



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  # 1397008 30-Sep-2015 06:19
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Vf smart ultra 6 is looking like a winner for sure.

 

Thanks Wade.

 

 

Not keen on the sony, might as well stick with Samsung for the price.




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  # 1397046 30-Sep-2015 08:34
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Yeap, I would have bought the VF Smart Ultra last week at Warehouse Stationary $279.  I bought a Nextbook 8 tablet for $129.

I'm on Skinny prepay, usually $9 per month. $16 would give me free Skinny to Skinny calls.  

So I'm interested in following discussions on lower cost multi network phones.  




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  # 1397068 30-Sep-2015 09:01
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kotuku4: Yeap, I would have bought the VF Smart Ultra last week at Warehouse Stationary $279.  I bought a Nextbook 8 tablet for $129.

I'm on Skinny prepay, usually $9 per month. $16 would give me free Skinny to Skinny calls.  

So I'm interested in following discussions on lower cost multi network phones.  


I believe  that the  VF Smart Ultra  won't work on Skinny  / Spark.  No 850 Meg band..




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  # 1397090 30-Sep-2015 09:30
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old3eyes:
kotuku4: Yeap, I would have bought the VF Smart Ultra last week at Warehouse Stationary $279.  I bought a Nextbook 8 tablet for $129.

I'm on Skinny prepay, usually $9 per month. $16 would give me free Skinny to Skinny calls.  

So I'm interested in following discussions on lower cost multi network phones.  


I believe  that the  VF Smart Ultra  won't work on Skinny  / Spark.  No 850 Meg band..


Yep, I had this confirmed from the horse's mouth directly (Voda rep; Dylan I think?) on another thread. So no use for those of us on Skinny/Spark. I'd wanted to buy one for my wife, and am now still looking for the holy grail of the best-value mid-range phone that works on Spark.

Given the cost of the new Moto G is to be higher than the 2nd gen, it may not offer the same value for money the earlier versions have provided, so I too am keen to hear of other options.

Personally, if I was spending $500sh I'd go for my current phone - a LG G3, which is now around $500 and is still a damn good phone; I have a (potentially irrational?) dislike of Samsung phones, so wouldn't go for an S5 myself, but horses for courses...

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