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#230662 7-Mar-2018 11:53
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Im contemplating it or importing the Meizu M6 note which is very similar, almost identical but better battery life, for $220. Both are ready for Oreo.

 

Im waiting for the Nokia 8 Sirocco and when its dropped price from initial release, so I just need an in betweener for 6 months or so.


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  #1970532 7-Mar-2018 12:00
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Catch with the Motos (which are pure so thats a bonus - I have the Moto X Gen2)... non removable batteries :/ and mine gets to 20% now and goes kaput without warning before the day is done so getting to be a pain

 

 

 

I was looking at the 5 series being dual sim as I have garbage VF at home




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  #1970539 7-Mar-2018 12:14
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hehe thats an oldy isnt it?

 

In saying that I have a nokia windows phone which lasts 3 days as I dont use it aside from a video before bed and its 6 years old.

 

Dont forget though Motorolas are made by lenovo now though, they arent the same manufacturer as say 2 years ago and prior.

 

But I will research that tip, cheers.

 

The Honor 7x is really nice, slightly less powerful than the sd625 but not by a lot and it has a massive screen to body ratio. Problem is I cant find it in NZ yet.

 

Im staying well clear of any SD430 device, too many reviews reporting stutter, where the sd625 hasnt noticed any difference to the sd835 doing normal things like browsing etc. clearly its more powerful (4x). nothing compares to the apple CPU but no way Im buying another iphone.

 

This is a well written review.

 

https://www.techradar.com/reviews/moto-g5s-plus

 

One thing Im finding odd is one website it only has 400 nits where GSMarena who are probably the biggest player in mobile phone journalism say 616 nits (auto). Anything under 450 is no good for outdoors use. So Ill try to clear that up.

 

Here is GSMarenas lab results.

 

https://www.gsmarena.com/motorola_moto_g5s_plus-review-1712p3.php

 

I wonder who lenovo use for screens? Samsung keep their samoled for themselves but release lesser oleds for competition, like LG do with batteries, im not sure who is the best IPS maker.


 
 
 
 


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  #1970544 7-Mar-2018 12:28
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If it's only for six months get whatever is cheapest. I have a G5 (not S) arriving in a week or so for my wife, so I can tell you how I find it after that if you like.




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  #1970545 7-Mar-2018 12:28
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timmmay:

 

If it's only for six months get whatever is cheapest. I have a G5 (not S) arriving in a week or so for my wife, so I can tell you how I find it after that if you like.

 

 

Id appreciate that cheers. Did you import or buy local?

 

Its a 5inch and uses the sd430, but I doubt the stuttering is overly noticeable. ive seen it on video, its just like a bit of lag in an FPS game.


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  #1970560 7-Mar-2018 12:54
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Ask me in about a week. I probably wouldn't buy it to game with, we're buying it for basic uses - communication and reading the news.




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  #1970572 7-Mar-2018 13:10
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timmmay:

 

Ask me in about a week. I probably wouldn't buy it to game with, we're buying it for basic uses - communication and reading the news.

 

 

Im sure it will do fine. my windows phone closes itself, stutters, chokes and back fires haha.

 

The Sirocco so far is shaping up with very popular reviews, it doesnt have the new chip but most are saying it unimportant. Its an LG p-oled, prob the second best on the market. But I also like the Hauwaei Mate 10 pro. So it might come down to price.

 

I would like a Sony XZ but unlike other companies who save the best they produce for their own phones, Sony put their worst sensors in their phones. You want a big sensor with big pixels, thats why 12Mp is often much better, because the bigger pixels let in more in light than say 21Mp of small pixels.

 

The main reason I like the XZ is like the 1440p and being HDR10 compliant for internet streaming video.

 

The LG v30 is prob the best all round imo, it still keeps the quad dac and high quality audio recorder and it adds the p-oled, plus its much cheaper than other flagships, but the galaxy S8 is coming down in price.

 

Where did you buy the G5 from, was it cheap?




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  #1971283 8-Mar-2018 15:34
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I was thinking, a Galaxy Note 5 would be a good system for 8 months until Sirocco prices drop and they are $500 new now. Yes they are 2.5 years old but still as powerful as most flagships and of course an awesome tablet system. 5.7" 16:9 is the perfect size for me. I dont like 18 or 19:9, although by the looks people are following Samsungs lead there.

 

Its a lot more phone for $100 more than the moto g5s plus........


 
 
 
 


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  #1971290 8-Mar-2018 16:03
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PB Tech now have the Meizu M6 Note for sale for $368.99

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/MPHMZU6300/MEIZU-M6-Note-Dual-SIM-Smartphone-3GB-RAM-32GB-Sto






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maoriboy:

 

PB Tech now have the Meizu M6 Note for sale for $368.99

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/MPHMZU6300/MEIZU-M6-Note-Dual-SIM-Smartphone-3GB-RAM-32GB-Sto

 

 

 

 

Meizu have terrible software support. Get a Motorola, they get frequent updates. My wife has the Moto G5 Plus and really likes it, I imagine the G5S Plus is very similar. 





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  #1971479 8-Mar-2018 22:50
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Motorola X4 is on the Android One program. It's a bit more than a gap filler. Ok wow looks like nzd $420 on Amazon. Resale value will be good at trade up time

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077YNYFPD

mods feel free to update that with the Geekzone affiliate link.

Hey any suggestions on the best way to get one of these?

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  #1971488 9-Mar-2018 03:10
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lokhor:

maoriboy:


PB Tech now have the Meizu M6 Note for sale for $368.99


https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/MPHMZU6300/MEIZU-M6-Note-Dual-SIM-Smartphone-3GB-RAM-32GB-Sto



 


Meizu have terrible software support. Get a Motorola, they get frequent updates. My wife has the Moto G5 Plus and really likes it, I imagine the G5S Plus is very similar. 




I agree. My wife has a Meizu and so wishes everytime it’s sent in for repairs under warranty that she could swap it for another brand of phone. We won’t touch the brand again.

However hers can be flashed with other firmware.

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  #1971502 9-Mar-2018 07:46
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gzt: Motorola X4 is on the Android One program

 

.. in the USA only, AFAIK.




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  #1971544 9-Mar-2018 09:16
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maoriboy:

 

PB Tech now have the Meizu M6 Note for sale for $368.99

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/MPHMZU6300/MEIZU-M6-Note-Dual-SIM-Smartphone-3GB-RAM-32GB-Sto

 

 

IMO they are one of the best value phones and i disagree re quality control, that can happen with any phone. its user reviews over 1000s show it isnt a lemon.

 

However Id import one for $230 delivered. Nik knows how I feel about band 28. its not worth $170 for me.

 

Ive decided to go with a Samsung Note 5 for its productivity. Even 2 years later its much faster than most midrange qualcomms with a basemark of 28000 vs around 10000 for the SD625. 4GB ram. SAMOLED QHD screen, 5.7" and most importantly to me 16:9 not 18.5:9 like the Note 8.

 

Only issue is where to source, buying new is getting hard now, so I might have to buy used.


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  #1971562 9-Mar-2018 09:47
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I wouldn't buy used unless it had been refurbished with new battery and usb socket. The originals will be tired by now.

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  #1971629 9-Mar-2018 10:42
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TeaLeaf:

 

IMO they are one of the best value phones and i disagree re quality control, that can happen with any phone. its user reviews over 1000s show it isnt a lemon.

 

 

Don't read too much into reviews from unknown people. There are armies of professional reviewers.


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