Budget PAYG Phone Dilemma.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Taxi, 20 Apr 2017 at 9:15 PM.

  1. bluemoon risin'

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    The battery on the xiaomi note is a sealed unit mate. Can't get it out without wrecking an already wrecked phone. Would wreck yours too. If you can bypass this problem, it's yours for nowt.
     
  2. talkativesprout

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    sounds a bargain :) But not for me. Think I will just buy a new sammy one. as it happens the note 4 is a cracking phone if the OP can get it at the right price, spec wise nothing blows it out of the water, but the aging Proc chip is the worry for high end users
     
  3. bluemoon risin'

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    Am i right in you recommending the Xiaomi note 4 to Taxi?

    Just prised Xiaomi open. Battery Is a sealed unit like i thought.

    Chinese bag o' shite.
     
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  4. Taxi

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    The Chinese are an ever evolving nation with an ability to tap into particular markets.
    You only have to look at the Hisense TV's that are now on offer.
    Hands up if you have heard of them because you very soon will as they become more prominent on the high street.
    They are the ofitial sponsors of the F1 Red Bull racing team.
    Their new H10D 70 inch telly is to be introduced into UK market early 17
    The main difference with last years Uled waffle-ology is that their H10D series will feature full array local dimming and is Ultra HD Premium certified.So yes the Chinese look to see what's available from their competition and look at ways of maintain that cutting edge.

    Possible major players in the phone market as their Honor phones are tried and tested.
    But can there be anything that can currently sniff at this Moto 4G @ £129 .
    The 4G Plus is exquisite having the features of the 4G but sports a better camera with finger print scanner.
    Will I need a better camera with protective fingerprint technology to keep my files secure and safe I think not.
    My days as a field operative now resigned to the anals of history..

    Going to stay with it for another 2 hours tonight and then make a strike.
    Magpie on line is really to be considered as a second hand option.
    The twelve month warranty is very tempting and they may just offer a px price for our four month old emergency Bush.

    If I do swing the Moto G4 way then nostalgia will turn full circle because my first phone was a Motorola.
    About the size of a firebrick and you screwed on the antenna seperatly.
    Acquired sometime early nineties I believe ?
     
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  5. bluemoon risin'

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    I have heard of Hisense Taxi, and believe they will soon be a high st brand. Xiaomi are huge in China and their smartphones there outsell Apple and Samsung. I watched some YouTube geek do a review of the Xiaomi( I bought) v i- phone 6, and on a few tests the guy claimed the Xiaomi slightly better. Overall the i-phone won but it should considering it costs £400 more!

    As for Huawei, they truly are huge in world telecoms, THE biggest player, overtaking Ericsson and Nokia. The UK Cell site network was mostly powered up with Nokia or Ericsson. Now they have been out muscled by Huawei, and all 4 UK network Cell sites are ran on Huawei gear. USA won't touch them though as the yanks are paranoid their software has spyware in it as are the French. I have been to their UK HQ in Reading, and I'm accredited to install their equipment as Telecoms is what I do.

    Huawei are in third place in the handset market behind the obvious two Apple and Samsung, and with better marketing, i wouldn't be surprised if they take number one spot in the next 5 years. Their P9/10 phones are excellent.
     
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  6. blue b4 the moon

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    Still on a second gen e2 from Moto. Contract runs out this month and I've gone SIM only for £6 with Virgin as the phone is still smooth as fuck.

    I have been looking at a new Moto from thier OS you can buy & customise colour etc for £140 on a G4.

    That's where I'll be going once my current phone slows down.
     
  7. Taxi

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    I had no idea Huawei were already so prominent bluemoon risin.
    Thanks for everyones input and hopefully this thread will have opened up new buying channels to others on the lookout for a budget handset that ticks most boxes.

    I have just ordered the Moto 4G because I felt it was a solid all rounder offering up all that we needed.
    Good processer good screen size with gorilla glass good operating system with marshmallow 6 and fine aesthetics.
    What really encouraged me the most was the ridiculously low price of £129.
    Again thanks for all the input.

    What is incredible is that once a buying desision has been made you can aquire at the lowest market price with the assistance of bots that scour the market.Did any of us begin to realise back in the early days just how potent a tool Ecommerce would really come.
    Sad for the town centre retailer but the futures bright indeed.

    bluebe4themoon that is a good call.
    Contract sims only are now costing absolute pennies so it makes good sense to aquire the handset seperatly.
     
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  8. bluemoon risin'

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    your new phone is a prudent and sensible choice Taxi. However, like many things we buy, phones are a fashion parade. My eldest daughter has just got the iPhone 7 on contract thanks to me paying her bill. Kids eh, latest iPhone or Samsung only just like the Nike or Adidas trainers on their feet, essential fashion items of today's youth.

    Your phone is equivalent of a pair of Puma Taxi, well made but " I'm not going to school in them dad". ; )
     
  9. vonkeynotvenky

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    The Samsung S5 looks brilliant value for £109 on the Magpie site, are Magpie reliable?
     
  10. dickie davies

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    oh please do fuck off
    I was in the market for a phone with a sim only package and bought a HTC M8 from there after reading a thread which contained the above quote
    Everything was as promised
     

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