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Topic # 93828 30-Nov-2011 13:08
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Hi,

Using pricespy to price up some phones at around the $400 mark. Think have narrowed it down to the following:

LG Black (should get Android 4.0)
Huawei X5
Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo (should get Android 4.0, best processor)

Any others I should consider?  I'm leaning towards the LG Black since 4" NOVA screen and should get Android 4.0.  Is that the one to get?

Thanks for the help.....

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  Reply # 551790 30-Nov-2011 13:10
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Welcome :) This thread may help, though it's under $200

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=97&topicid=93710

Check out fair buy for good prices on parallel imported phones. A friend got an S2 from them.




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  Reply # 551792 30-Nov-2011 13:11
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100% Electric (I think it was) has the Samsung Galaxy S for $450 and S Ace for $350 at the moment if that's of any use.

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  Reply # 551796 30-Nov-2011 13:16
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The Galaxy S would be a great buy for $450.




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  Reply # 551803 30-Nov-2011 13:21
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  Reply # 551805 30-Nov-2011 13:23
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Jaxson: Here is the link



That is a great price, thanks for that.

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  Reply # 551808 30-Nov-2011 13:25
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Agreed unquestionably worth an extra $50 on your budget, it would be $50 extra well spent!

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  Reply # 551816 30-Nov-2011 13:41
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From that Fair buy site mentioned early Pricespy says they have the Lg Optimus 2x for $450 too, I've got one of them myself.

4 inch screen, dual core 1ghz, 8mp camera, microHdmi out, just got android 2.3 which was a little delayed, expecting android 4.0 at some stage.
I think Samsung are better for timely updates but even android 2.2 ran beautifully on the lg so it hasn't been an issue.

I find it to be a great phone, not sure how it compares to the Galaxy S for in hand feel but I'm really happy with it. I chose the x2 because of dual core over the Galaxy for that reason within my budget as I wanted something fairly future proof.



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  Reply # 551826 30-Nov-2011 14:06
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Poll: From that Fair buy site mentioned early Pricespy says they have the Lg Optimus 2x for $450 too, I've got one of them myself.

4 inch screen, dual core 1ghz, 8mp camera, microHdmi out, just got android 2.3 which was a little delayed, expecting android 4.0 at some stage.
I think Samsung are better for timely updates but even android 2.2 ran beautifully on the lg so it hasn't been an issue.

I find it to be a great phone, not sure how it compares to the Galaxy S for in hand feel but I'm really happy with it. I chose the x2 because of dual core over the Galaxy for that reason within my budget as I wanted something fairly future proof.


The Optimus 2x did catch my eye, will get Ice Cream update too, hadn't noticed it so cheap, but just realised I'm forgetting to add on shipping which seems to be about $30. Isn't it always the way how the total price creeps up.  The Galaxy S I could pickup in store, so in some ways just $30 more than the other phones I was considering.   I know what you mean about future proofing, I'll give it some more thought. Thanks....

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  Reply # 551839 30-Nov-2011 14:39
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In another thread here that Fairbuy site is being implied as potentially dodgy but there are plenty of other places that sell the phone for a little bit more, I paid $550 in store in Christchurch which I'm happy with for a price for pickup.

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  Reply # 551851 30-Nov-2011 15:08
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Poll: In another thread here that Fairbuy site is being implied as potentially dodgy but there are plenty of other places that sell the phone for a little bit more, I paid $550 in store in Christchurch which I'm happy with for a price for pickup.


The stolen phone/block IMEI/works on 2d but not VF thread? Mauricio doesnt seem to want us specifying the actual store involved (which was easy to tell reading back through the thread) but it wasnt fairbuy, IIRC they came into the thread later for some reason after everyone started getting skeptical of the OP's facts

Fairbuy offers a $30 cash back if you post and link them to a review you made on pricespy, plus from my one off experience with them, their customer service matches alphacity and computer lounge

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  Reply # 551860 30-Nov-2011 15:27
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I was just going off the other thread asking why their url is a banned word on geekzone where Mauricio has since explained that fair buy has been spammed in the geekzone forum.

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  Reply # 552219 1-Dec-2011 12:25
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P1n3apqlExpr3ss:

Fairbuy offers a $30 cash back...


Expired already, unfortunately.

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  Reply # 552230 1-Dec-2011 12:39
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Nexus S for $499 at VF now, guaranteed to get ICS first

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  Reply # 552543 2-Dec-2011 11:06
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langers1972: Nexus S for $499 at VF now, guaranteed to get ICS first


Vodafone Australia still has it for AU$269 on prepaid, plus $30 starter pack

With Motorola defy under $330 from local retailers, these 4" 2.3 devices should really see price drop below $400 to have stock moved.

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  Reply # 552544 2-Dec-2011 11:13
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From what i have read LG are really slow in releasing updates, the fact that most gingerbread hasn't been released yet to some phones would indicate this.. So as to future proofing you would be better off getting a popular phone then you are gurenteed support if not only from developers. ICS is still a ways off so wouldn't hold breathe on that one.

The Galaxy S is getting passed by now but is still a very good phone.

If you are able surf XDA website and read up on the LG threads it has some interesting insights.




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