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  #2491494 26-May-2020 06:57
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timmmay:

My $0.02



  • Low end: does the basics, slowly, but gets the job done: maybe free to maybe $300

  • Midrange: does the basics, bit nicer looking, more reliable, and faster, maybe a few more features: $300 to $600

  • High end: super fast, all the features, robust and long lasting $600+


Manufacturers are making faster, more capable phones, trying to improve state of the art, speed, brand image. Many people just want to make a few calls, send a few messages, check their email, and maybe play a game when they're bored. You don't need a supercomputer for that. 



It's subjective but mid tier pretty much covers the Samsung "a" range up to the iPhone SE. It usually has a few contenders from last year's flagships. Anything from $270-$800

Above that you are in flagship territory. Whatever that means to you.



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  #2500723 8-Jun-2020 16:23
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Exactly Timmay and Handle.

Its purely up to the purchaser what is important. If you want AMOLED unfortunately you are still paying for it with crappy Exynos chips. If you can handle LCD the Redmi 9s is pushing the top of the mid range features. For me though 450 nits whilst legible with Sunglasses off, is less tolerable after OLED screens of 500 nits +. But I still think the 9s is the best mid range phone due to features vs $380. Where the A51 at $550 pushes things at the screen level and slightly better specs than the a30, but is it worth $200 more for maybe 15% better performance.


 
 
 
 


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  #2506990 17-Jun-2020 22:10
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I'm in the market for the same($500~). So far the best option I've come across seems to be the Huawei 5T. Seems like a powerhouse with good camera, but nobody seems to be mentioning it? Am I missing something?

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  #2507047 18-Jun-2020 07:54
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u13turbo: I'm in the market for the same($500~). So far the best option I've come across seems to be the Huawei 5T. Seems like a powerhouse with good camera, but nobody seems to be mentioning it? Am I missing something?


Didn't the USA stop them doing things like using the Google play store?

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  #2507050 18-Jun-2020 08:05
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timmmay:
u13turbo: I'm in the market for the same($500~). So far the best option I've come across seems to be the Huawei 5T. Seems like a powerhouse with good camera, but nobody seems to be mentioning it? Am I missing something?


Didn't the USA stop them doing things like using the Google play store?


I did look into this a little bit, not certain but it seems with ongoing trade war between China and the USA there has been some android and huawei issues. But from what I have seen the products with android will continue to have it. It is only newer products produced after a certain date.

But yes, I am slightly concerned they could cut support at any stage..

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  #2507059 18-Jun-2020 08:33
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I think that's your answer then. Though a quick Google suggests you can install LineageOS on the 5T, but it's never as good as the OEM OS that's properly tweaked for the phone.


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  #2507672 18-Jun-2020 18:58
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bit more than 500 but does anyone have any thoughts on the oppo x2 lite...





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  #2508101 19-Jun-2020 13:47
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foxy38:

 

bit more than 500 but does anyone have any thoughts on the oppo x2 lite...

 

 

 

 

I'm thinking about this one. Either that or im keeping an eye out to see if NZ gets the 5g versions of the Samsung A51 and A71


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