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Nov 28, 2013
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Hi
I need to replace a bq x2 pro whose screen cable got cut..
I'd like as a compact mobile, where acr works flawlessly, and would not like to spend more than 300 euro
I tried with an LG g8 but people I called couldn't hear me if I was on speakerphone..
I don't know whether to try with another g8 or some xperia 10/5 ii/iii
Don't know why but I feel like Chinaphones like vivo OPPO etc have a bad lifespan..
What do you advice?
 
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nitinyadav07

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Feb 10, 2021
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Hi
I need to replace a bq x2 pro whose screen cable got cut..
I'd like as a compact mobile, where acr works flawlessly, and would not like to spend more than 300 euro
I tried with an LG g8 but people I called couldn't hear me if I was on speakerphone..
I don't know whether to try with another g8 or some xperia 10/5 ii/iii
Don't know why but I feel like Chinaphones like vivo OPPO etc have a bad lifespan..
What do you advice?
Yeah, Chinese ones are short-lived and not really durable. But the ones at high cost could do well. You can go for something like OnePlus Nord 2 with Dimensity 1200 processor. This can do well enough.
 
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mobnoob

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I need to replace a bq x2 pro whose screen cable got cut..

Don't know why but I feel like Chinaphones like vivo OPPO etc have a bad lifespan..
I never heard that brand before, I suggest you look at Xiaomi or POCO in your price range.
I owned so many phones from Sony, Samsung, LG, Motorola, Lenovo, Google and waiting a Poco M3 to arrive.
In my opinion the only phone Samsung ever made right was the S2, what they make now is just overpriced marketing crap.
So disappointed also about LG phones (I bought 5-6 years ago) due to the manufacturing quality and very very poor battery endurance.
The latest Motorola are OK.
Lenovo P2 has been good and I'm waiting to replace it with the Poco M3.
Very very bad experience with the Google pixel 2XL, the phone is OK but the battery doesn't last half day!
I like the latest Nokia for their manufacturing quality but again the battery endurance disappoints me.
As you can see my bad experience was with Korean phones including the Google one which I believe it's a Google design made in China.
Xiaomi is a Chinese brand and it has became the second world's most sought phone so do you thing this is a fake detail?
 

mobnoob

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Yeah, Chinese ones are short-lived and not really durable. But the ones at high cost could do well. You can go for something like OnePlus Nord 2 with Dimensity 1200 processor. This can do well enough.
I wholly disagree with you r statements.
China has caught up with the phone industry and the latest middle range phones can easily beat any other brand from America or Korea for price and performances.
The phone you suggested is way off the OP's price range.
 

Shadowthor

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Agreed, you need to check which bands you need. Example: For Bell and Telus, if you need 5G you need a phone that supports n66 band. For Rogers, I think it has two 5G bands.
 
Nov 28, 2013
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I never heard that brand before, I suggest you look at Xiaomi or POCO in your price range.
I owned so many phones from Sony, Samsung, LG, Motorola, Lenovo, Google and waiting a Poco M3 to arrive.
In my opinion the only phone Samsung ever made right was the S2, what they make now is just overpriced marketing crap.
So disappointed also about LG phones (I bought 5-6 years ago) due to the manufacturing quality and very very poor battery endurance.
The latest Motorola are OK.
Lenovo P2 has been good and I'm waiting to replace it with the Poco M3.
Very very bad experience with the Google pixel 2XL, the phone is OK but the battery doesn't last half day!
I like the latest Nokia for their manufacturing quality but again the battery endurance disappoints me.
As you can see my bad experience was with Korean phones including the Google one which I believe it's a Google design made in China.
Xiaomi is a Chinese brand and it has became the second world's most sought phone so do you thing this is a fake detail?
Bq used to be a Spaniard brand.. not bad i assume... Till I had smashed the screen twice....
Nokia was tempting me, but no jack and some other feature made me change idea


I've never used a xiaomi.. Any bad side of it?
 

mobnoob

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I've never used a xiaomi.. Any bad side of it?
All phones are different even if they are from the same brand.
Xiaomi is now the second in the world for sales and that tells a lot.
Generally speaking when you buy a new model of electronics (including computer hardware and software, games etc. etc.) there are always some little things to that need tuning and regarding phone it's accomplished by releasing an updated firmware or ROM.
I never had a Xiaomi (I'm waiting for a M3) but I read a lot on forums and on GSMArena and XDA Developers, you can also check the POCO forums.
The first releases of the M3 had some little issues that were already fixed.
Years ago I bought a Motorola for my mum and that phone also has some little issues BUT it works and it does what we need.
So the same is for Xiaomi and it depends on what what specific model you're looking for.
 

nitinyadav07

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Feb 10, 2021
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I wholly disagree with you r statements.
China has caught up with the phone industry and the latest middle range phones can easily beat any other brand from America or Korea for price and performances.
The phone you suggested is way off the OP's price range.
China is doing well because people are loving the cheap stuff which delivers more on paper these days more than quality. And besides, Mediatek chipsets have a huge role in making these smartphones affordable.
 
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mobnoob

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China is doing well because people are loving the cheap stuff which delivers more on paper these days more than quality. And besides, Mediatek chipsets have a huge role in making these smartphones affordable.
Not only Mediatek chipset but you can buy budget Chinese phones with more expensive chipsets too.
What Chinese people understand is business, you can buy a Chinese phone with a non removable battery and you can find it on Aliexpress.
If you buy an iPhone, you may NOT replace the screen or the battery unless you only go to an authorised Apple store, and I read too many stories of not reparable phones which requires replacement when then they were repaired by an independent technician.
But what is doing now Apple is locking screens and batteries with a digital a code that must matches with the one embed in the board that only an authorised center is able to unlock.
And Apple buys the phones from China, call it monopoly!
 

Shadowthor

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Not all items from China have bad QC considering majority of the phones are made there. But I agree with mobnoob that it is definitely more affordable with better hardware. Hopefully the craziness of flagship models being 1k plus starts to drop. Especially since Apple started the trend to include less for the same price and other manufacturers are following.
 

ankitgupta01

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If you buy an iPhone, you may NOT replace the screen or the battery unless you only go to an authorised Apple store
I was never a fan of Apple because of iOS and this reason and Android device are far better. And in Android, Qualcomm Snapdragon processors were doing well. But for quite some time now, I think Qualcomm is not able to maintain that quality which used to have. Going down probably with time.
 

nitinyadav07

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I was never a fan of Apple because of iOS and this reason and Android device are far better. And in Android, Qualcomm Snapdragon processors were doing well. But for quite some time now, I think Qualcomm is not able to maintain that quality which used to have. Going down probably with time.
Agree to this. And the main advantage of Snapdragon going down went to Mediatek. Now they are the highest smartphone chipset shippers in the world.
 

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Do any of the "alternative" brands like PinePhone provide stable daily drivers?
 

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