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Topic # 185502 25-Nov-2015 12:34
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Hi there.

My wife has broken her Samsung S3.  She has no desire to have an expensive phone, and just wants a functional phone with basic (usable) internet / email, and ability to handle Google Maps if needed.

However what is essential, is a decent camera.  My wide spends a lot of time with the kids, and while we have a decent SLR camera, more often than not she takes family snapshots with her phone.  These photos are important to us, and we are carefully keeping them all for the future.

We have been looking at the Samsung Smart Mini 4, but the camera looks a bit deficient.

Can someone recommend a cheap phone that takes decent pictures? (By way of comparison, we are happy with the photos taken on her old (broken) S3.  By cheap we mean as cheap as possible, preferably under $200.

Thanks!



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  Reply # 1434530 25-Nov-2015 12:44
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I have to mention the (Vodafone) Smart Prime.  Can be bought for less than $150, and has better specs by far than most other phones in this price range.
Its locked to Vodafone or $30 to unlock,  and you definitely need a decent SD card to store things, but otherwise is a great phone.
My wife uses hers for Facebook, Waze, photos and videos all with pretty good results.



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  Reply # 1434572 25-Nov-2015 13:56
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I've just bought a Huawei P8 lite $249 from warehouse stationary. 13mp main camera. I got it for exactly the same reason as you, wanted a good camera on a phone. Very happy with it.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1434655 25-Nov-2015 17:34
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automaton: My wide spends a lot of time with the kids, and


Ooh dangerous typo ;-)

We won't tell her you said that.




Keep calm, and carry on posting.

 

 

 

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