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Topic # 223499 2-Oct-2017 15:14
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I am sure this topic has come up previous.
Looking at what might have changed in the past few months though.
Criteria.
NFC
good camera
Expandable memory.
Everything else i am open.
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  Reply # 1876173 2-Oct-2017 15:17
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What price range do you define as mid range? (In other words what's your maximum budget :))


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  Reply # 1876178 2-Oct-2017 15:23
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Yep, I do suggest you take a look through recent threads given this is one of the most common subjects on GZ!

 

May also pay to give a suggested cost range, as not everyone's ideas of 'low to mid range' is the same.

 

Anyway, my current pick for best bang for buck at the lower end is the Vodafone Smart V8 - meets your requirements (well, the camera one will always be a relative measure at this price point!), plus has Android 7.1, a full HD screen, a fingerprint reader, a decent but not too large a screen (5.5"), plus being an NZ-sourced model there are no issues of worrying about a Chinese ROM, warranty servicing etc.

 

Noel Leeming have $20 off at the moment, so cheapest you can get this phone for is $330.




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  Reply # 1876180 2-Oct-2017 15:27
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Thanks.
So price range up to 500.
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  Reply # 1876183 2-Oct-2017 15:32
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Also must not be locked to one network.
I presume the VF phone is locked to the VF network ?

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  Reply # 1876195 2-Oct-2017 15:57
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beenz: Also must not be locked to one network.
I presume the VF phone is locked to the VF network ?

 

Not usually, unless it was bought at a massive discount, then you need pay an unlock fee. If bought at full price (which is usually the case) it's not locked.




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  Reply # 1876272 2-Oct-2017 17:15
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How does the VF V8 compare to the huawei P8 lite ?

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  Reply # 1876495 3-Oct-2017 08:39
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beenz: How does the VF V8 compare to the huawei P8 lite ?

 

If you want a specs comparison, just google the two models in the same search with "vs" and you'll find links to pages like this one.

 

I'd note that page shows the Vodafone with support for LTE 700MHz, but not the Huawei - if this is correct, then that may be an issue for some if 4G in all locations is important.

 

I currently have a Huawei (a Mate), and personally I'm not planning on buying another of this brand; a number of niggles that have either taken a lot of effort to sort out (compatibility with my Samsung watch for example) or problems that I can't resolve (Bluetooth issues in particular), slowness to offer security patches (I got the first one in over a year only last month), and a failure to upgrade to Android 7 (despite other versions of the same model having received this) are just some of the reasons!

 

I recommended the V8 to my sister, who bought one and is really liking it.


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  Reply # 1876557 3-Oct-2017 10:30
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Good to hear that your sister is liking the V8. I'm considering buying this for my partner for Christmas.


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  Reply # 1876560 3-Oct-2017 10:33
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The new Nokias look OK- Nokia 6 for $399.

 

I see it will be Spark selling it, not sure of what bands it has though.


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  Reply # 1876636 3-Oct-2017 13:30
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The Moto G 5 plus gets good reviews.
Edit: not sure if it has NFC
Edit 2: yes it does according to Noel Leeming website?

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  Reply # 1876638 3-Oct-2017 13:38
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From time to time The Warehouse have certified factory refurbished Samsung S6 64Gb for $499. That is a great phone and comes with warranty etc. Mine appeared to be brand new, in original sealed box etc. I think they take returned phones and repackage the electronics in a new case and glass.

 

 


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