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# 253062 23-Jul-2019 23:02
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My mum's Nexus 5 is going a bit wonky.  So soon would be looking for a new phone for her.  I thought about a Samsung S8, but are there other phones that you suggest?  Perhaps a lower newer model?  Looking at a price around $400-500.  She is not a technical user, chat apps and Youtube with current affairs, documentaries and cooking shows etc ..   The only requirement is maybe at least 64GB storage.  

 

 

 

 

 

Many thanks.  


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  # 2282556 24-Jul-2019 08:19
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I know many tablets don't have phone functionality but for the uses you list a tablet might be a better option. Had you considered a tablet with phone functionality? 





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  # 2282579 24-Jul-2019 08:51
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You'll get an S9 for $500 now.

The S10 2 for 1 deals resulted in new S10's selling for $8-900 which, in turn, put pressure on used S9 values.




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  # 2282653 24-Jul-2019 10:02
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1024kb: You'll get an S9 for $500 now.

The S10 2 for 1 deals resulted in new S10's selling for $8-900 which, in turn, put pressure on used S9 values.

 

 

 

S9 for $500 is this new?  I had a look on pricespy they are $800... 


 

Technofreak:

 

I know many tablets don't have phone functionality but for the uses you list a tablet might be a better option. Had you considered a tablet with phone functionality? 

 

 

 

 

Prob too large they tend to carry it out every day kinda thing.  


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  # 2282730 24-Jul-2019 11:02
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No, sorry, not new. My bad, I defaulted to thinking you were looking at a pre-owned phone since the S8 is a 2017 release.

 

Sub $500 brand new, I reckon it's hard to go past the 128GB Huawei Nova 3i, now selling for <$300.





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  # 2282749 24-Jul-2019 11:49
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1024kb:

 

No, sorry, not new. My bad, I defaulted to thinking you were looking at a pre-owned phone since the S8 is a 2017 release.

 

Sub $500 brand new, I reckon it's hard to go past the 128GB Huawei Nova 3i, now selling for <$300.

 



She doesn't want a China phone.  Samsung A50 vs S8?  


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  # 2282751 24-Jul-2019 11:50
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LG V30+ is an easy recommendation.




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  # 2282754 24-Jul-2019 11:53
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Plus one for the Samsung A50. It's a very solid mid range phone. Very happy with mine and more importantly SWMBO is happy with hers.


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