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#272659 8-Jul-2020 10:49
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Released in December overseas, Ive been waiting a long time for the a11-a71

Surely they didnt see them as competition to the the S10 given NZ is such a tiny market and I doubt the a71 for $730~ would lure people away from the $1000 s10.

Anyway, a solid update to the first A series of which I have had the a30 and its been surprisngly a very pleasant experience, especially with updates (surprised).

I think I would have to go the a51 this time as the A30 is very much lacking in CPU and RAM, dont get me wrong it does day to day things fine, just like many of us we forget to close apps and there is only 1.8GB after OS etc to play with on the ram. So need a 6GB.

A51, A71, A31


Id consider the a71 but its priced to high imo, the a31 is also over priced, I hope to see it on sale for sub 400 like the original A30.

What I like about the a31 is it is using a 5000mah battery like the Redmi Note 9s, and despite not being as powerful as the 9s, what is awesome is it is getting near the same endurance rating (124h vs 127h) with a quality Amoled display. Well done Samsung there.

NFC is supported, the A51 does not mention regional support, the others do. So best to check first. The redmi 9s does as a $330 offering.

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  #2519082 8-Jul-2020 11:27
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Ok just checked with one parralel importer and their A31 does NOT support NFC. 


So be careful when buying these new A series. Check first. But I suspect unlikely Paralell imported models are NFC compliant.

Would this make me pay $150 more at PBTechm not likely. I dont use NFC enough. But it is needed for Samsung pay and Google pay?


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  #2519096 8-Jul-2020 11:38
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Just checked same parralel importer and the A51 does have NFC, so do check, but it seems all A51s have it available.



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  #2519117 8-Jul-2020 12:02
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Do you buy a new phone every week or something (looking at your past posts) ?



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  #2519129 8-Jul-2020 12:21
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Do you buy a new phone every week or something (looking at your past posts) ?



@xpd I was just going to post the same thing! It is beyond normal how many threads the OP starts about wanting to buy a mobile phone!

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  #2519148 8-Jul-2020 12:38
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I don't believe the OP buys the phones. They just like fantasising talking about them.


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  #2519485 8-Jul-2020 19:26
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Guys, there is no place for being offensive.

I discuss phones because I have an interest in both the UX design and the Industrial design. Like some guys will post a lot in say Music section, I enjoy reading and studying new and upcoming phones.


So that is why, if you do not like it you do not have to read it, but 3 of you being mean provides far less benefit to our members than me trying to discuss phones in the hope of providing people with infomation they do not have access to or are aware of. 

Its no different to guys who talk about motobikes or whatever, its an interest. I read all the big mobile review and online magazine sites and I try to compare the benefits and sometimes the negatives of each phone.

I dont buy many phones, currently own just the 3, a galaxy A30 (which is why this thread is of interest to me), a galaxy s10e dual sim which I use for work and about to purchase a Redmi 9s to replace a Le Eco which I bought for $170 for Ali Express as they were going under, which was a shame as the phones were fantastic, but havnt seen an update since Android 6.


If you enjoy something enough and the infomation is going to help others post it. Otherwise please do not be rude to somebody who is trying to help other peope, not bring them down.

These phones were released in December and many people have given up waiting for them to be released, so I just wanted them to know they are there, but also wanting to know, if anybody does, why they were not made availabl earlier.

Also to educate people only the A51 is assured to have NFC. Likely NZ stock of the other other models may have NFC.

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