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  Reply # 1849998 21-Aug-2017 20:21
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This is also on my radar: Asus Zenfone 4 ZE554KL

 

Unsure what the pricing will be tho.


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  Reply # 1850004 21-Aug-2017 20:29
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tchart:
d3Xt3r: -1 for Xiaomi due to limited coverage (lacks band 28).


Lolz I'd rather one less band and have the 2 major OS updates I've had in the last year then any of the other major phone manufacturers who think we don't need updates or they are at the whim of telcos.

I've never had any problems getting 3 or 4g coverage unless I'm really out in the wops.


You seem to forget that the primary purpose of a smartphone is that of a communications device - without a decent network connectivity a modern smartphone is severely handicapped.

There are a lot more devices than just Xiaomi which offer major OS updates. And you can always buy devices from regular store or online which aren't dependent on a carrier.

I'm currently using a OnePlus 3 which has the same set of bands as a Xiaomi and I regret buying it because of the poor coverage I faced when traveling - both locally and overseas (Australia). Thankfully I had a Nexus 6P as a backup phone and was able to get coverage when my OP3 failed. This made me realise the difference having all the bands makes. Coverage may not be important for you but it might be important for OP.

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  Reply # 1850378 22-Aug-2017 14:30
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gsr:

 

+1 for P10 lite. It comes with 2 years warranty.

 

 

Except when you crack the screen as I did today on a less than 3 month old device

 

It took me a while to warm to the P10 Lite after coming from a Nexus, but once I got over its quirks, it functions as a phone should.
Still a few settings I miss that stock Android had and the P10 Lite doesn't ..


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  Reply # 1850399 22-Aug-2017 14:58
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nzkiwiman:

 

Except when you crack the screen as I did today on a less than 3 month old device

 

It took me a while to warm to the P10 Lite after coming from a Nexus, but once I got over its quirks, it functions as a phone should.
Still a few settings I miss that stock Android had and the P10 Lite doesn't ..

 

 

Sorry about your screen. They used to have a free screen replacement for the P9 lite. Looks like they do not offer the same for the P10 lite. 


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  Reply # 1850505 22-Aug-2017 16:44
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Moto G5 Plus I might be able to help if you are keen on 4GB RAM 64GB version.


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  Reply # 1850552 22-Aug-2017 17:06
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PB just posted their stocktake sale with some good contenders:

LG V20 - $589.00
Meizu MX6 - $359.00
Motorola Moto Z - $698.00

 

More Here





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  Reply # 1851967 24-Aug-2017 14:29
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Posted elsewhere but I'm loving the Vodafone Smart V8 which is $350.

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  Reply # 1859554 6-Sep-2017 11:29
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invisibleman18: Posted elsewhere but I'm loving the Vodafone Smart V8 which is $350.

 

 

 

Am looking for something similar for a family member (under $400). Missed the Huawei P10 Lite deal from last month unfortunately. How are you finding this phone? Case availability etc seems limited.


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  Reply # 1859556 6-Sep-2017 11:30
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quebec:

 

Moto G5 Plus I might be able to help if you are keen on 4GB RAM 64GB version.

 

 

 

 

How soon? Am looking for a phone for a family member but need one within a week or so :) Thanks.


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  Reply # 1859563 6-Sep-2017 11:39
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If you're considering the Xiaomi 5x (and care about updates) go the newly announced Xiaomi MiA1.  Which is basically the internals of the 5x, but on Android One = stock android, fluid updates.  Guaranteed to get Android P apparently.


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  Reply # 1859723 6-Sep-2017 14:15
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ritzlal:

invisibleman18: Posted elsewhere but I'm loving the Vodafone Smart V8 which is $350.


 


Am looking for something similar for a family member (under $400). Missed the Huawei P10 Lite deal from last month unfortunately. How are you finding this phone? Case availability etc seems limited.



Finding it great. Seems a really good device for the price. Vodafone stores have some cases so I got one and a glass screen protector from them. Should be options online for that stuff too.

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  Reply # 1859931 6-Sep-2017 19:38
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tanivula:

 

If you're considering the Xiaomi 5x (and care about updates) go the newly announced Xiaomi MiA1.  Which is basically the internals of the 5x, but on Android One = stock android, fluid updates.  Guaranteed to get Android P apparently.

 

 

 

 

Would you know where to get this Xiaomi? It looks good.

 

Any reason it wouldn't work on 2Degrees? (I see it doesn't have band 28) what are the risks buying online i.e from AliExpress etc - Chinese ROM or something?


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  Reply # 1861889 10-Sep-2017 16:54
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Is not having band 28 really that bad? I'm looking at some of the Xiaomi phones, particularly the Mi A1, but it seems almost no Xiaomi have band 28. If I'm someone who doesn't plan on using mobile data often or at all, who only needs texting and maybe the occasional call, could I get by without band 28?








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  Reply # 1861943 10-Sep-2017 19:24
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pb, their redmi note 3 has band 28 .

 

 

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/MPHMIX3100I/Xiaomi-Redmi-Note-3-Smartphone-Global-Version-32GB





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  Reply # 1861951 10-Sep-2017 20:00
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I did see that but I'm looking for a more recent phone.








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