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Topic # 230438 23-Feb-2018 18:22
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Or I could get a non dual sim model for $270. I just cant make up my mind.


The $270 model is single sim and refurbished, which is half the price of the dual sim model new. All LGs are imported in reality.


Has anybody used these guys before? Not sure if they legit or not etc.

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  Reply # 1963193 23-Feb-2018 20:44
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I would get local



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  Reply # 1963197 23-Feb-2018 21:16
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Yeah, if it was more like $200 im comfortable with Ali Express as Ive imported many phones.


Even though its technically not local, they provide a warranty and they are new from Hong Kong.


I guess they are importing for me and providing warranty at around $140.

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  Reply # 1963220 23-Feb-2018 23:07
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Is it useful dual sim with the bands and stuff on it? My dual sims are about to become useless with 2deg killing 2g off, Seems like quite a cheap phone in anycase.


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  Reply # 1963416 24-Feb-2018 13:37
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yeah its probably the best value phone available even at $540.


i was going to use spark as primary and voda as secondary as you can get all you can eat data for spotify for $10 on voda.


1440p, dual screen for quick app access, sd820, QUAD dac and Hifi level microphone are audiophile level, the best on any phone. Interchangeable battereies. Superb Sony sensor camera and amazing ultra wide secondary camera. Was the first phone released out of box with Nougat but due to the secondary screen its quite hard to develop the skin around so they decided to get Oreo on the new LG30 working first. Im not too worried. With all that hardware I have nothing to complain about.


The mi6 is about the same price imported ($500) and its basically a galaxy s8, only one thing let it down was the use of lens over the sensor, in fact its a little quicker than the Galaxy. Still its over half the price. I hate the galaxy ui. I also dont want a phone that gives me bars in movies.


Slowly consumers will learn not to buy $1200 phones. when a $200 phone can often do more than they can actually use on the phone.

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  Reply # 1963525 24-Feb-2018 16:02
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Slowly consumers will learn not to buy $1200 phones. when a $200 phone can often do more than they can actually use on the phone.



I avoid $200 Android phones like the plague as they don't get security updates and are usually based on very old Android OS versions which get obsoleted very quickly. Apple phones may cost $1200 ish but at least you get the latest iOS and security updates for up to five years. Even my old 5S still get updates and still runs the latest apps and generally works just fine giving a good TOC over the years I've owned it. Try that with an Android of that era. I'm sure I'd have binned an equivalent Android within a year or two.


If Android would fix their broken software update model (i.e. make it possible for all Android phones to receive the latest OS, just like how Windows/Linux/etc works on a x86 PC) they could bring quite a lot of converts over from the iPhone. As it stands I'm firmly in the Apple camp out of concern for security.


As for the OP I would go for whichever has the better warranty unless you just want a throw-away phone.

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  Reply # 1963566 24-Feb-2018 16:48
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Slowly consumers will learn not to buy $1200 phones. when a $200 phone can often do more than they can actually use on the phone.



I avoid $200 Android phones like the plague as they don't get security updates and are usually based on very old Android OS versions which get obsoleted very quickly



Meizu and Xiaomi both update very frequentyly. I think your answer isnt your fault, its just a sign of how few people realise a $1200 iphone is like getting your car jacked.


Also the LG V20 was the first phone to be released with Nougat 7.0. Its up to date security wise. It had to wait for the v30 to get Oreo first as its second screen takes some work from the UI developers.


Id take the V20 over an iphone any day, QHD, SD820/Adreno 530, second screen is the best version of on screen info, incredibly good sony sensor camera and the best wide angle lens in any camera, now this is where it excels, by far the best AudioPhiles phone with a Quad DAC and professional grade microphone with features like dual track, along with a high quality 3.5mm headphone jack seperate to the usb c fast charge port. Also you can replace the battery meaning no worrying about running out of battery, quick charge if you do. For $270 its by far the best phone, when it was new at $1100 I would have bought it for its Audiophile features.


I own all 3 platforms as I have to user test my software, by far imo iOS is the worst operating system, android not far behind, Windows 10 was ahead of its time and with Andromeda around the corner, you wont need to have a notebook, a tablet and a phone as it will work as each of those. Connect it to a monitor and it becomes a PC, use it as a phone, or flip it out and use one screen or viewing and the other for input (ie keybaord).


iOS11 is definitely a step in the right direction and gone are the days when it use to cache your application and reopen the app and reload that cache so it looked like it was multi tasking (bet ya didnt know that was going on). but its still not a professional OS imo.

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  Reply # 1963577 24-Feb-2018 17:56
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I will admit if its your only device (which is unlikely) like Andromeda will be for many people and you have the money why not.


Something like the Note8 makes sense to me. Its big enough to replace one of my ultrabooks and is so handy with the pen. Things like writing on the screen when its off and pinning it. ie feed the cat. i never have a pen handy when i need one but always carry my phones.


I think the next iPhone will be the first to be worthy of its price tag IF they use the 120HZ variable screen used in the Ipad 10.5 pro. That thing is insanely awesome. Its like touching paper, it feels like your moving icons literally, so hard to describe, give it a try in store. But it will be the first product that apple can truely say they implemented first.


Of course then we have Andromeda/Surface Phone, is it coming or isnt it. Well recent messages and patents in recent days would suggest yes and if so, i can see it being a revolutionary device on how we compute.


Exciting times.


But dont right off $200 phones, I think you meant budget $200 phones from NZ, which in most cases yes I would totally agree.

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