Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

60 posts

Master Geek

# 215574 3-Jul-2017 15:58
Send private message

With Windows Phones now an endangered species, I'm looking around for potential replacements for our business.


I'm looking at about $300 per handset with ability to provide Office 365 services (more of a given these days with the apps available)


Ideally fairly rugged or easy access to aftermarket cases to protect them


Easy for technically challenged end-users to configure


A finger print sensor to unlock would be a nice to have, camera quality not too important either.

Create new topic
2161 posts

Uber Geek

  # 1811045 3-Jul-2017 16:05
One person supports this post
Send private message

Look at the Meizu or Xiaomi phones from PB Tech. They will be on sale tonight from 6pm-midnight for cyber monday


^The above was before I read for business, but they're generally the best bang for buck phones at that kind of a price point

1590 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1812487 4-Jul-2017 12:06
One person supports this post

Hey mate,




 Heaps of options - I'd suggest taking a look at the Motorola G4 and G5 range, the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4, Huawei's P10 Lite - or even the Galaxy J5 Prime and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Special Edition.


Xcover 4 = super rugged, no need for a case. Redmi Note 3 = best bang for buck, fingerprint scanner, great specs, 5.5" screen, but cases are a pain because there's multiple variants with slightly different dimensions. P10 Lite is a higher spec more mid-range option with fingerprint and 4GB RAM.


Moto is likely to be the happy middle ground. Without knowing more about your requirements for network support and screen size, the Moto G5 should tick all the boxes in terms of speed, battery life, fingerprint scanner, and vanilla Android. The local variants are Dual SIM as well.


Drop a line through to the team at and they'll hook you up with corporate pricing.

Product Manager @ PB Tech


1468 posts

Uber Geek

  # 1812512 4-Jul-2017 12:49
One person supports this post
Send private message

We've just moved from Windows Phone to Samsung J5 Prime. It a good unit, with all the specs you could hope for in a $350ish phone. Plus being Sammy, there's enough of them around that there's a decent market in cases etc at good prices.

1530 posts

Uber Geek

  # 1813359 5-Jul-2017 17:08
One person supports this post
Send private message

Samsung J5 Prime doesn't support 5GHz WiFi. I know. Totally unacceptable in 2017.

Create new topic

Twitter and LinkedIn »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Chorus to launch Hyperfibre service
Posted 18-Nov-2019 15:00

Microsoft launches first Experience Center worldwide for Asia Pacific in Singapore
Posted 13-Nov-2019 13:08

Disney+ comes to LG Smart TVs
Posted 13-Nov-2019 12:55

Spark launches new wireless broadband "Unplan Metro"
Posted 11-Nov-2019 08:19

Malwarebytes overhauls flagship product with new UI, faster engine and lighter footprint
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:48

CarbonClick launches into Digital Marketplaces
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:42

Kordia offers Microsoft Azure Peering Service
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:41

Spark 5G live on Auckland Harbour for Emirates Team New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2019 17:30

BNZ and Vodafone partner to boost NZ Tech for SME
Posted 31-Oct-2019 17:14

Nokia 7.2 available in New Zealand
Posted 31-Oct-2019 16:24

2talk launches Microsoft Teams Direct Routing product
Posted 29-Oct-2019 10:35

New Breast Cancer Foundation app puts power in Kiwi women's hands
Posted 25-Oct-2019 16:13

OPPO Reno2 Series lands, alongside hybrid noise-cancelling Wireless Headphones
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:32

Waikato Data Scientists awarded $13 million from the Government
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:27

D-Link launches Wave 2 Unified Access Points
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:07

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.