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8th July 2018, 11:12 PM |#19401  
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Actually, my Galaxy S3 is nearly as smooth as my friend's Note 4.
For many tasks such as E-Mailing, even my friend's S7 is not much better than my S3. That's because it is just text editing.

The battery needed to be swapped once.

Yes, the S3 is not a recent phone, but it still works great.
And apps work on it, too.

In apps that do not work, older versions work fine. That's just software.

Indeed, true. Only if you seek to run some games you could say its bad. I am opting to buy Redmi 5 Plus cause my S4's SIM card reader died off and for some reason lost 3G connectivity beforehand which is quite important for someone who needs to thether his internet to the PC to get online using that.

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9th July 2018, 03:34 AM |#19402  
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Actually, my Galaxy S3 is nearly as smooth as my friend's Note 4.
For many tasks such as E-Mailing, even my friend's S7 is not much better than my S3. That's because it is just text editing.

The battery needed to be swapped once.

Yes, the S3 is not a recent phone, but it still works great.
And apps work on it, too.

In apps that do not work, older versions work fine. That's just software.

Yeah but being nearly as smooth as a note 4 isnt saying alot these days.

I still have my s3 and note 4 both i bought on their respective launch days, both still function just fine but comparing them to my S9 plus or Pixel 2XL....well it isnt even close. Its like comparing a honda to a ferrari.

The S3 i use as an MP3 player in the gym but trying to do anything else with it is really painful because its just so slow.

My note 4 i actually try and use still once in awhile, its one of my all time favorite devices but same thing...its so sluggish compared to the newer devices i cant stand it for more than a day.



So, respectfully i must disagree. And this coming from an original owner of both and someone who spent a ton of time modding both on here and has a strong sentimental attachment to both devices

I do sure miss the removable batteries, its just so convenient!

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9th July 2018, 10:06 PM |#19403  
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Bought Redmi 5 plus 4/64 today, happy for now. Seems like a pretty good phone atm

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11th July 2018, 04:58 PM |#19404  
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Hi. I use Samsung S6 for 2 years now it's time for changes!
Im looking for S7 but its only 1 generation UP do you think i will find difference between that two smartphones ?

Ive had both, other than the ext sd card and better battery life S7 was not a big jump over the S6.

Not sure why would look at buying an old device though, go for an S9 or at worst S8 if your looking to stay with samsung.

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11th July 2018, 05:26 PM |#19405  
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Ive had both, other than the ext sd card and better battery life S7 was not a big jump over the S6.

Not sure why would look at buying an old device though, go for an S9 or at worst S8 if your looking to stay with samsung.

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Indeed, Ive bought Redmi cause for some reasons I dont like samsung. 5 plus is enough for my needs tbh

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13th July 2018, 12:49 AM |#19406  
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Hi,

I'm looking for some advice on getting 2 mobile phones, one for my brother and one for my mother. I've found two but am not sure if there is something better/cheaper available. I am also not 100% sure if these phones will work in the UK on the "Three" network.

Bare in mind their current phones are Nexus 4's so their phones are pretty old and

Mother:

She likes to browse websites, use facebook, browse youtube, listen to music via bluetooth earphones, take pictures on holiday... etc.

- Budget: £200~
- Screen Size: 5"+
- Camera: Decent
- Bluetooth: 4.2+
- Fingerprint Reader: Yes
- RAM: 2+GB
- Games: No
- Movies/TV Shows: No
- YouTube/Spotify: Yes
- Selfies: No

It would be nice if we could get one with waterpoofing, high corning glass protection, the ability to listen to FM radio without using the likes of tunein radio and more storage space (128GB+)

The phone I've found that's that's around the budget price is the Xiaomi Mi 5s, has decent screen size, good screen protection, good GPU, CPU and Chipset, decent storage (64GB), decent RAM (3GB), decent camera based on GSMArean's comparrisions, acceptable wifi, acceptable bluetooth, acceptable GPS, fast charging 3.0, probably more than good enough benchmarks for what my mother does with her phone and decent battery life. The cheapest I can get it in the UK is £199 for a 64GB version which is decent amount of storage, it would be nice if I could get one with 128GB storage.


Brother:

He likes to play games, watch tv shows/movies, read books, listen to music, send lots of texts, use as a sat nav... etc

- Budget: £350~
- Screen Size: 6"+
- Camera: Decent
- Bluetooth: 4.2+
- Fingerprint Reader: Yes
- RAM: 3+GB
- Games: Yes
- Movies/TV Shows: Yes
- YouTube/Spotify: Yes
- Selfies: Yes

It would be nice if we could get one with waterpoofing and high corning glass protection.

The phone I have found that is a little bit over budget is the Xiaomi Mi 8 which has a decent screen, good screen protection, top of the range GPU, CPU and Chipset, decent storage (64GB+), more than enough RAM: 6GB, very good cameras, top of the range GPS, latest Bluetooth, fast charging 4.0, decent benchmarks, decent battery life. Thee cheapest I can get it in the UK is for £370.49 for a 128GB version which is plenty of storage.


Questions:
- Do these phones work in the UK on our networks, specifically the "Three" network?
- Are there any real downsides to these phones? I've read that some of them (CN Versions?) do not have access to the play store but surely I can flash a new ROM onto the devices and install gapps to get around this?
- Can anyone suggest better phones / matching phones for cheaper?

Thanks in advance
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13th July 2018, 08:01 AM |#19407  
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I'm really into buying a new phone, just dunno what.

I tend to think about the MI 8 SE. Or the Mi 2 - do you folks have an idea about any other phone at the same price tag?

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13th July 2018, 09:33 AM |#19408  
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Hi. I use Samsung S6 for 2 years now it's time for changes!
Im looking for S7 but its only 1 generation UP do you think i will find difference between that two smartphones ?

Don't do it if you plan on rooting, unlocking, or enjoying any custom recovery, etc. I absolutely hate it. Really feel I screwed up purchasing S7. Didn't realize Samsung changed the way they implement security for the bootloader, making unlocking virtually impossible. Some amazing members of community actually managed to root it, but it runs like garbage if you intend to keep root for daily. Hence, I'm on this thread looking for new device options myself. Probably getting into og pixel, or xl version next. Hope this helps.

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13th July 2018, 12:07 PM |#19409  
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I'm really into buying a new phone, just dunno what.

I tend to think about the MI 8 SE. Or the Mi 2 - do you folks have an idea about any other phone at the same price tag?

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What are the things you want to have in the new phone?

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13th July 2018, 08:28 PM |#19410  
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Mainly, good camera, good battery and small size.

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14th July 2018, 04:33 AM |#19411  
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Mainly, good camera, good battery and small size.

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