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# 260068 9-Nov-2019 06:51
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Need a new Android phone. Actually 2. phones, me and wife. Up to $800 each. Need good storage, fast operation, good batt battery. Average camera is ok.

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  # 2350540 9-Nov-2019 06:58
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Look at the new Nokia 7.2 at about $550 each.


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  # 2350541 9-Nov-2019 07:08
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go to jbhifi

 

look at samsung a10 a20 a50 a70 a80

 

note: check it has the radio bands needed for your carrier





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  # 2350552 9-Nov-2019 08:40
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OnePlus 6. It's a much better option than regular budget phones, as it's basically a flagship with no bloatware that doesn't artificially slow down over time like other bloatware-ridden phones. Snapdragon 845 (octacore), 8GB RAM, fast UFS 2.1 storage, headphone jack, stock Android, dual-SIM, global LTE, decent camera.

You can get a 256GB model for $699 (Mobile Station), but even the 128GB is worth getting if you don't need that much storage.


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  # 2350675 9-Nov-2019 11:25
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d3Xt3r: OnePlus 6. It's a much better option than regular budget phones, as it's basically a flagship with no bloatware that doesn't artificially slow down over time like other bloatware-ridden phones. Snapdragon 845 (octacore), 8GB RAM, fast UFS 2.1 storage, headphone jack, stock Android, dual-SIM, global LTE, decent camera.

You can get a 256GB model for $699 (Mobile Station), but even the 128GB is worth getting if you don't need that much storage.


Thanks, sounds good.
Their website has the 128 at $700 with no reference to the 256GB that I can see ?



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  # 2350748 9-Nov-2019 14:42
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Sorry I was looking at the price for the T model.

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  # 2350761 9-Nov-2019 16:05
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The Google Pixel 3a is another good option. Camera is great, 64GB storage, performance is great for a slightly weaker chip, and my wife has no problems with battery life on hers. Plus you get guaranteed, timely updates for the next 2-3 years.

You can pick one up for around $720/$730 plus shipping from Dick Smith or Kogan (same company). They ship from Aussie so it takes several days to arrive.

 
 
 
 




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  # 2357064 19-Nov-2019 07:56
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d3Xt3r: OnePlus 6. It's a much better option than regular budget phones, as it's basically a flagship with no bloatware that doesn't artificially slow down over time like other bloatware-ridden phones. Snapdragon 845 (octacore), 8GB RAM, fast UFS 2.1 storage, headphone jack, stock Android, dual-SIM, global LTE, decent camera.

You can get a 256GB model for $699 (Mobile Station), but even the 128GB is worth getting if you don't need that much storage.



Mobile Station have mixed reviews. Can they be trusted. Has anyone here had experience with them.

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  # 2357067 19-Nov-2019 08:18
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ermat: Mobile Station have mixed reviews. Can they be trusted. Has anyone here had experience with them.

 

Seek and yea shall find...

 

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=97&topicid=236173

 

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=97&topicid=243838

 

The general gist of most feedback on Mobile Station is avoid doing business with them.

 

 


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  # 2357077 19-Nov-2019 08:30
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I bought a OnePlus 6 last year from ExpertInfotech; I see they're selling the 6T 128GB for $677 - https://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=4974209 (Note - this is the one they took out the headphone socket, if that's important to you.)

 

I'm pretty sure I have also read some pretty damning things about their warranty honouring, so would be careful about them, as I would about most of these types of retailers; one advantage with this firm, though, is they're an NZ based firm with a physical presence (shop on the North Shore), so you have CGA coverage (but the potential hassle of having to use the Disputes Tribunal).


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  # 2357100 19-Nov-2019 09:17
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I got xiaomi mi 9 lite just a week ago. and my lord. for $383 delivered - it's a beast! the only thing I miss is stock android. but MIUI is not that awful as it used to be 4-5 yrs ago.

 

pretty good camera 48M in PRO mode, NFC, quick change, but no wireless charge, awesome screen, onscreen finger print scanner.

 

Another thing that annoys me, all new devices are so slim, they slip out of my hands in no time! I'm forced to use non-slippery case :( make 'em fat and 10000 mAh batteries :D





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  # 2357106 19-Nov-2019 09:31
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kobiak:

I got xiaomi mi 9 lite just a week ago. and my lord. for $383 delivered - it's a beast! the only thing I miss is stock android. but MIUI is not that awful as it used to be 4-5 yrs ago.


pretty good camera 48M in PRO mode, NFC, quick change, but no wireless charge, awesome screen, onscreen finger print scanner.


Another thing that annoys me, all new devices are so slim, they slip out of my hands in no time! I'm forced to use non-slippery case :( make 'em fat and 10000 mAh batteries :D



Did you buy from Mobile Station ?
How was the service and quality ?

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  # 2357107 19-Nov-2019 09:32
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ermat:
kobiak:

 

I got xiaomi mi 9 lite just a week ago. and my lord. for $383 delivered - it's a beast! the only thing I miss is stock android. but MIUI is not that awful as it used to be 4-5 yrs ago.

 

pretty good camera 48M in PRO mode, NFC, quick change, but no wireless charge, awesome screen, onscreen finger print scanner.

 

Another thing that annoys me, all new devices are so slim, they slip out of my hands in no time! I'm forced to use non-slippery case :( make 'em fat and 10000 mAh batteries :D

 



Did you buy from Mobile Station ?
How was the service and quality ?

 

nope. from aliexpress. took about a week for delivery.





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  # 2357222 19-Nov-2019 12:48
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So anyone have a good result with mobile station ?

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