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 Post subject: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 20:17 
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My Nexus 5x has died.

I would have kept it until it did anyway as it's been just what I wanted, but not if I can only get 12 months use out of it.

So, any other Android suggestions? I'm near it for < 8 hrs a day, so nothing too spendy. I looked at the Pixel, but it's still £500.

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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 20:40 
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Nokia 6 is tempting me for my next upgrade


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 20:42 
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OnePlus maybe too expensive for you then. Motorola and Huawei are the usually mid-market phone recommendations.


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DavPaz wrote:
Nokia 6 is tempting me for my next upgrade

Really good shout, I'll do more research.

Cheers. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
OnePlus maybe too expensive for you then. Motorola and Huawei are the usually mid-market phone recommendations.

Rich, you are such a red flag to me! that looks lovely, but there really is no point me dropping that much cash on a phone.

Thank you though, I'll look at the others too. I've become so out of the loop over the last year.

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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
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The result of my searching and pondering over 'cheap smartphone' was to go for the Moto G5 - dual sim, because I'll be travelling soon, and Amazon's version because it has an extra gb of memory. Seemed to be top, or near top, of most lists (when cheap specified) that I read.

Edit: should say that it has only just been sent, so I don't actually have any info from using the thing yet.


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 21:26 
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I've had good experiences with Moto G's - a lot better quality than you'd expect for the money, and they have a pretty un-meddled-with version of Android on them.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 21:38 
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JBR wrote:
The result of my searching and pondering over 'cheap smartphone' was to go for the Moto G5 - dual sim, because I'll be travelling soon, and Amazon's version because it has an extra gb of memory. Seemed to be top, or near top, of most lists (when cheap specified) that I read.

Edit: should say that it has only just been sent, so I don't actually have any info from using the thing yet.


I've got Amazon's version of the Moto G 3 with the extra memory and storage and it's been great for the year or so I've had it, so I can imagine me sticking to Moto Gs for a while.

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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 21:42 
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Moto G was cheap and cheerful when I had it as a work phone. I think it'd get a bit annoying as my main device though.


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
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DavPaz wrote:
Nokia 6 is tempting me for my next upgrade


Mine isn't due until November but somewhere inside me is a soft spot for Nokia so I'm reading up on the Nokia 8 at the moment.


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Lonewolves wrote:
Moto G was cheap and cheerful when I had it as a work phone. I think it'd get a bit annoying as my main device though.


Why is that?

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Lonewolves wrote:
Moto G was cheap and cheerful when I had it as a work phone. I think it'd get a bit annoying as my main device though.


I think the only downsides I've encountered have been with the camera (but my work phone at the time was an iPhone so it was always going to come off worse. Getting a light box has helped though) and a little skimping on some of the sensors that you find in more expensive phones.

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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
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JBR wrote:
The result of my searching and pondering over 'cheap smartphone' was to go for the Moto G5 - dual sim, because I'll be travelling soon, and Amazon's version because it has an extra gb of memory. Seemed to be top, or near top, of most lists (when cheap specified) that I read.

Edit: should say that it has only just been sent, so I don't actually have any info from using the thing yet.

It's certainly in the right price bracket, thanks JBR, it's on my 'maybe' list. :)

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Moto G was cheap and cheerful when I had it as a work phone. I think it'd get a bit annoying as my main device though.


I think the only downsides I've encountered have been with the camera (but my work phone at the time was an iPhone so it was always going to come off worse. Getting a light box has helped though) and a little skimping on some of the sensors that you find in more expensive phones.

That's interesting, I do use my phone to take a lot of photos. While I do have a decent camera, I don't carry it around with me. I'll check out the specs to see how it compares to the 5x. Thanks DM.

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I've got a Moto g5, the Amazon dual SIM/3 gig ram one, and it's pretty good. Stuck a 128gb microsd in too. All works fine, battery life fine, camera is alright, bluetooth audio to headphones works, all I miss from the oneplus one is the slightly.bigger screen. Helen has found the same.

Fingerprint unlock is much better than I thought and the Motorola thing where it replaces the on-screen buttons with a press, swipe.left, swipe right is simply genius.


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
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We bought a Moto G5 recently and it seems like a very nice bit of kit for the price.
I'd never swap to one from my iPhone, but it's hard to argue with the value for money.


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
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If the new Moto g has fingerprint sensor and dual SIM, then it's perfect for my needs.


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
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Goddess Jasmine wrote:
Lonewolves wrote:
Moto G was cheap and cheerful when I had it as a work phone. I think it'd get a bit annoying as my main device though.


Why is that?

Too much Google, Not enough apple.


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
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I may buy a OnePlus 5 today.

The 3T should be a good price, if you can find one.

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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
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Goddess Jasmine wrote:
Lonewolves wrote:
Moto G was cheap and cheerful when I had it as a work phone. I think it'd get a bit annoying as my main device though.


Why is that?

Crap camera. Pretty slow. It's a budget phone so :shrug:


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 18:46 
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I've just bought an ulefone gemini pro. Only had it s day, but it seems pretty good so far, but I am comparing it to an honour 4x.

Still, 235 from Amazon, less if you want to get it from China.

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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
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Grim... wrote:
I may buy a OnePlus 5 today.

The 3T should be a good price, if you can find one.

I have a 1+5. It's fine so far.

The 3T is not cheap, in any way, which is a surprise.

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Grim... wrote:
I may buy a OnePlus 5 today.

The 3T should be a good price, if you can find one.

I have a 1+5. It's fine so far.

The 3T is not cheap, in any way, which is a surprise.

Yeah, Joans messaged me your suggestion to work, I manged to get on a website and have a look. I have no objection to paying for a decent phone, but not with the little day to day use that mine gets. :(

Joans did suggest just getting another 5x as I never had an issue with it until now, I but I'm not sure the issue has been fixed.

I should finish work at a more reasonable hour tomorrow night anyway, so aim to compare and purchase tomorrow evening.

Tomorrow should be fun though, I'm not at my usual place of work, and I have to get there without sat-nav or phone, it's going to be like being back in the 90s. What could possibly go wrong? :D

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Very kind of you to buy GJ a new phone. :)

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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Speaking of phones...


I'm surprised you'd bother buying phones when you'll get them free from work, especially as a new Pixel won't be far away.

I fancy that new Note but can't justify the expense at the moment.


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I'm surprised you'd bother buying phones when you'll get them free from work
Don't assume that was my own credit card on the hook for that purchase...


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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
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I'm surprised you'd bother buying phones when you'll get them free from work
Don't assume that was my own credit card on the hook for that purchase...


"I totally need it for testing"?


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