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# 208414 10-Feb-2017 20:21
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I've just smashed my Smart 6 Ultra and I need to replace it asap, I'd buy another one the same if I could find one but they aren't available any more. What's a good replacement?

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  # 1718463 10-Feb-2017 20:46
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If you don't mind being locked to 2Deg then their Huawei GT3 is a good spec phone. You can find them sub $200

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  # 1718464 10-Feb-2017 20:50
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The Meizu's appear to be reasonable, looking at one myself.

 

Around $200-230 at PBtech depending on sales ;)

 

 





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  # 1718465 10-Feb-2017 20:51
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What is wrong with the smart 7 ultra?




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  # 1718469 10-Feb-2017 21:04
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stuzz: If you don't mind being locked to 2Deg then their Huawei GT3 is a good spec phone. You can find them sub $200

 

Not at all, I've been on 2 deg for years, I'll have a look at it

 

xpd:

 

The Meizu's appear to be reasonable, looking at one myself.

 

Around $200-230 at PBtech depending on sales ;)

 

 

 

I'll check that out too

 

 

 

 

 

 

blackjack17:

 

What is wrong with the smart 7 ultra?

 

 

 

 

If they're anything like the 5 they will be great value, I'll also check that one out

 

 

 

 


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  # 1718500 10-Feb-2017 22:13
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also look at the p8 lite.they have dropped down to 200 and are a really good phone for the money





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  # 1718532 11-Feb-2017 07:58
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I replaced my stolen Vodafone Smart Prime 6 with a Vodafone Smart Ultra 7. Paid $237 at The Warehouse. What you do is wait until there is a good special on somewhere (using priceme and pricespy) then go into The Warehouse and say you would love to buy the phone off them, but can only do so if they price match. They seem willing to match prices in other localities.

 

Here's a tip: if you don't insert the new Vodafone SIM that comes with the phone, it does not lock to Vodafone, so just go ahead and use whatever service you like. It does not lock to Vodafone until a Vodafone sim is inserted.

 

It's a great phone; large 5.5" screen, 2GB RAM, 8-core processor. It is hard to beat it at around $240. Get a screen protector from Harvey Norman (they seem to be cheaper there than elsewhere).

 

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  # 1718537 11-Feb-2017 08:37
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KiwiTim:

 

I replaced my stolen Vodafone Smart Prime 6 with a Vodafone Smart Ultra 7. Paid $237 at The Warehouse. What you do is wait until there is a good special on somewhere (using priceme and pricespy) then go into The Warehouse and say you would love to buy the phone off them, but can only do so if they price match. They seem willing to match prices in other localities.

 

Here's a tip: if you don't insert the new Vodafone SIM that comes with the phone, it does not lock to Vodafone, so just go ahead and use whatever service you like. It does not lock to Vodafone until a Vodafone sim is inserted.

 

It's a great phone; large 5.5" screen, 2GB RAM, 8-core processor. It is hard to beat it at around $240. Get a screen protector from Harvey Norman (they seem to be cheaper there than elsewhere).

 

Enjoy,

 

Tim

 

 

I think I'm gonna go with this option, I've got some voucher $$$ left from xmas for 100% so I'll see if they can pricematch the warehouse


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  # 1718547 11-Feb-2017 08:55
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KiwiTim:

 

 Get a screen protector from Harvey Norman (they seem to be cheaper there than elsewhere).

 

Enjoy,

 

Tim

 

 

 

 

Or better yet get one from aliexpress for around $1 for a glass one with free delivery 




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  # 1718551 11-Feb-2017 09:07
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blackjack17:

 

KiwiTim:

 

 Get a screen protector from Harvey Norman (they seem to be cheaper there than elsewhere).

 

Enjoy,

 

Tim

 

 

 

 

Or better yet get one from aliexpress for around $1 for a glass one with free delivery 

 

 

 

 

I bought a case for my Smart 6 Ultra from aliexpress, it protected my phone from many drops but yesterday was the final straw, off the bathroom sink onto the wooden floor and broken :(


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  # 1718634 11-Feb-2017 13:24
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The GT3 sounded very attractive, extensive reading of online reviews and Huawei website had me sold, until the wife and I popped in to 2degrees to find their variant lacks a fingerprint scanner.

This contradicts any online review or spec list I can find except for 2degrees own one, which begs the question, is what they're selling as a GT3 really a GT3?



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  # 1718812 12-Feb-2017 07:26
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I ended up buying a Smart 7 Ultra, it' spretty much the same as the 6, the only thing I dont like about it is how hard and clicky the middle button is. the raised and bevelled screen bothers me a little too, I'll be ordering a case/screen protector asap 


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  # 1718813 12-Feb-2017 08:02
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Batwing: The GT3 sounded very attractive, extensive reading of online reviews and Huawei website had me sold, until the wife and I popped in to 2degrees to find their variant lacks a fingerprint scanner.

This contradicts any online review or spec list I can find except for 2degrees own one, which begs the question, is what they're selling as a GT3 really a GT3?

 

 

 

some markets dont get the fingerprint scanner from what i've read.





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  # 1718814 12-Feb-2017 08:08
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We clearly don't, but couldn't find any source for this. Every website I found that wasn't an advertisement for the phone in NZ listed the fingerprint scanner as a feature so it seems like we get a worse phone than anywhere else for no explicable reason.

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  # 1719268 13-Feb-2017 10:44
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KiwiTim:

 

Here's a tip: if you don't insert the new Vodafone SIM that comes with the phone, it does not lock to Vodafone, so just go ahead and use whatever service you like. It does not lock to Vodafone until a Vodafone sim is inserted.

 

 

That'd be because the Smart ultras aren't locked. Locked devices will be locked regardless of whether the bundled SIM is inserted or not. :)





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