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#272870 21-Jul-2020 15:12
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Hey everyone,

 

 

 

So, my father has dropped his current Moto phone, and it's broken the screen.  Looking around for something that will suit him, and then probably a duplicate for my Mum (if the price/featureset is right).  It's really entry level - what's the minimum to get something to email and surf the (static) web? Budget probably in the $100-$200 range.

 

 

 

Warehouse Stationary and The Warehouse had some great clearance options (linked below), but seem to be completely out of stock.  Anyone got places to try? 

 

Moto E5 https://www.warehousestationery.co.nz/product/W2475903.html and https://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/p/motorola-moto-e5-16gb-grey/R2475903.html

 

Moto G7 https://www.warehousestationery.co.nz/product/W2604684.html

 

Nokia 1.3 sounds pretty good - but no idea if we do that, or push out and get an A10 or something a bit fancier.  Given past performance, dropping could be a thing now, so not wanting to throw huge dollars around.

 

 

 

thank you all in advance,

 

 


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  #2526615 21-Jul-2020 15:29
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Galaxy A01?  Have not tried one but seems to review alright. 





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  #2526698 21-Jul-2020 18:41
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That Motorola G7 deal is a steal - but it look like they are out of stock





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  #2526765 21-Jul-2020 20:47
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Galaxy A01 is 3X faster than the Moto E5, and the G7 is faster again. I wouldn't get the E5 it would be incredibly frustrating to use. I even get a bit impatient with the G8 plus, which is 50% faster than the G7.

 

G7 is my pick if you can get it.


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  #2526781 21-Jul-2020 21:14
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Which carrier are they currently with for homeline and mobile. & prepay or account?

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  #2526794 21-Jul-2020 22:06
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Also get a case for each phone from AliExpress or TradeMe. I drop my phone all the time and don't give it a second thought anymore, it is always fine. If you can wait a couple weeks get a Xiaomi phone itself from AliExpress, or the Xiaomi Redmi 8A from PBTech is a fine phone at $200.

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  #2526916 22-Jul-2020 10:29
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Looks like those Warehouse Stationary deals have been pulled from their site.





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  #2526926 22-Jul-2020 10:49
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Thanks everyone, some really useful stuff in there.

 

 

 

Will be looking at the Galaxy A01 I think, and definitely good call on a good case.  Appreciate everyone's input.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2532252 31-Jul-2020 16:49
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The Xiaomi Redmi 7A seems like a pretty decent, $150, budget phone to me.  Probably bought in NZ thesedays, otherwise, the usual online suspects :)

 

 

 

Cheers,  Duncan


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