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    Default $500 phone suggestion?

    My mum has a Nexus 5 and is getting old and buggy. Looking for another. What do you suggest?

    She uses chatting apps such as WeChat, Whatspp and watches videos on Youtube etc ... (like cooking). It has to new, ideally 64GB at least. I have thought about a newer Samsung A50 or a older higher model like a Samsung S8. She also doesn't want a China phone.


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    Default Re: $500 phone suggestion?

    At a $500 price tag thats going to cut down the options a fair bit. While you can get 64GB Samsung A50 in NZ for around $500, if your going to spend $500 better to get it from someplace like Dicksmiths, 128GB for less. https://www.dicksmith.co.nz/dn/buy/s...white-samsung/

    My son got a Phone Via their site the S10 from memory, took about 5 days to arrive.

    Got my own phone from Aliexpress, a Lenovo direct from the suppliers at a fraction of the cost here in NZ, works perfectly fine only problem I have with it is it keeps falling out my pocket - Not the Phones fault
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    Default Re: $500 phone suggestion?

    I was going to start a phone thread.
    What I want is the smartphone with the least amount of uninstallable apps possible.
    Such a thing?
    Ex-pctek

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    Default Re: $500 phone suggestion?

    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    I was going to start a phone thread.
    What I want is the smartphone with the least amount of uninstallable apps possible.
    Such a thing?
    Nokia?? Motorola??
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    Default Re: $500 phone suggestion?

    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    I was going to start a phone thread.
    What I want is the smartphone with the least amount of uninstallable apps possible.
    Such a thing?
    Yep
    Stock(ie clean) Android
    https://www.androidcentral.com/best-android-one-phones

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    Default Re: $500 phone suggestion?

    I went back to a Samsung and am very happy with the J8 I ended up with.

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    Default Re: $500 phone suggestion?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    Er...but which have hardly any apps? None of those reviews say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    Er...but which have hardly any apps? None of those reviews say.
    Found this review, its a couple of years old but may lead in the right direction, who knows. https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article...l-phone-review

    In the review it also mentions the Google Pixel with minimal apps preinstalled.

    BUT if they work in NZ is another story, and not exactly cheap, seems the less you get (with junk apps) the more it costs)
    Update / Upgrades = Replace old bugs with new ones.

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    Default Re: $500 phone suggestion?

    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    Er...but which have hardly any apps? None of those reviews say.
    from wiki
    Android One has these features: Minimal amount of bloatware.
    Android One cannot be altered by the companies that make the phones

    its somewhere to start

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    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    Found this review,
    Bugger:
    https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.as...topicid=214843
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