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#233589 23-Apr-2018 12:42
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My Nexus 5 has just spat the dummy and I need to buy a replacement phone.

 

 

 

I don't need a phone with all the fancy bells and whistles.

 

 

 

Has anyone had any experience with one of these


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  #2001059 23-Apr-2018 12:54
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Personally I wouldn't - only because of the fact you may never see a software update which will open you up to security issues (very common on these phones).

 

Maybe put an offer in to buy this off this Geekzone seller - runs stock Android and is more or less a Nexus type device so will see software updates in the future (via Android One): Xiaomi Mi A1





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  #2001073 23-Apr-2018 13:04
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Ay Caramba - What a battery!

 

Thats fairly solid at 210g.

 

Looks like a clean Android install - The chinese makers generally seem to like to skin/customise the heck out of Android to make it look like an iphone.

 

Apart from the obviously missing band 28 (700 4g) frequency looks like excellent value.

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJ5xGC_noDM

 

 





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  #2001079 23-Apr-2018 13:12
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michaelmurfy:

 

Personally I wouldn't - only because of the fact you may never see a software update which will open you up to security issues (very common on these phones).

 

Maybe put an offer in to buy this off this Geekzone seller - runs stock Android and is more or less a Nexus type device so will see software updates in the future (via Android One): Xiaomi Mi A1

 

 

The Ulephone website shows the phone as now having Android 8.1

 

In the notes, they say:

 

  • Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box and will be updated to Android 8.1 Oreo in March 2018

I see Motorola has just announced that their new model phones (G6) will get only one major update to Android - and one of the lower specd G6 models will get none.

 

Even buying a brandname seems no guarantee of updates these days - best you can often hope for is Lineage/Custom ROMs.

 

I suppose it also depends how long you will keep your phone as well.





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  #2009685 8-May-2018 07:53
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My Ulefone Power 3S arrived from China, 6 days after ordering it smile

 

Am loving it.


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  #2009706 8-May-2018 09:15
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Speedy delivery!

 

Was there an Oreo update for it?





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  #2009710 8-May-2018 09:19
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No upgrade was provided - just 7.1.1

 

I'm sure I will get it once it is available.


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  #2009777 8-May-2018 10:23
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Looks like there is an upgrade for it - http://ulefone.com/download/power3s.html

 

Though the info is a bit unclear. Not sure if I would be too keen on trying it based on their page.

 

Still 7.1.1 is pretty good.

 

 





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  #2009798 8-May-2018 10:59
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Thanks.

 

I'll probably give an upgrade a miss at this stage.




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  #2009848 8-May-2018 11:43
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UPDATE ON NEXUS

 

After much searching for my Nexus, I finally remembered that I had placed it in the freezer some 2 weeks ago smile

 

Switched it on and guess what?  It appears to be working OK.

 

Wonder if I can get a duplicate SIM from VF and use 2 phones with the same number?


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  #2009905 8-May-2018 12:42
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Zippity:

UPDATE ON NEXUS


After much searching for my Nexus, I finally remembered that I had placed it in the freezer some 2 weeks ago smile


Switched it on and guess what?  It appears to be working OK.


Wonder if I can get a duplicate SIM from VF and use 2 phones with the same number?



Did it reach superconductor speeds?




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  #2009917 8-May-2018 12:55
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Appears to be back to normal ??



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  #2009937 8-May-2018 13:30
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Oops!!

 

I spoke to soon. The Nexus went back into its dormant state after about 2 hours cry

 

Has just been thru the shredder......


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