1. Liam Bogur's Avatar
    I'm looking for a new phone for myself, I currently am using an iPhone 6, but I've never really liked iPhone's.
    Here are what I preferably want in the phone:
    - Big screen
    - Similar weight and dimensions to the iPhone 6
    - No notch (But mini-notches and camera dot's are fine)
    - Less than $500 AUD
    - Compatible with Optus (Australian Carrier)
    - Easily rooted
    - Good overall specs (Doesn't need to play AAA games, just want something that can handle things like asphalt 8 fine.)
    - 128GB storage (64GB is fine if 128GB is not an option)
    - Touch ID (Fine with either under the screen or on the back) or Face ID (Again, no notch)
    - Preferably not Samsung or Google, while I do like their phones, I don't really like them as a business and don't want to support them.
    - Decent OS (Obviously not a requirement as long as I could switch it over to Pixel Experience or Base Android 10/11 after)
    - Decent enough battery (Only really needs to last me 16 hours, though I would love fast charging)
    - Preferably those little addons like 5G, NFC and 802.11ac/ax but none of them are required.

    I know I am asking a lot, and I am willing to give wiggle room for a lot of these, I'm just having difficulty looking for a phone like this.
    Thanks for reading, and thank you if you can provide me with an idea of a good phone!
    06-14-2020 04:09 AM
  2. BergerKing's Avatar
    Hi @Liam Bogur, does the thread edit work for you? Figured the additional info might help folks help you out.
    06-14-2020 04:31 AM
  3. Liam Bogur's Avatar
    @BergerKing Perfect, thanks!
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    06-14-2020 04:44 AM
  4. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    Hi there. Have you looked at the TCL 10 Pro? It is a new phone. There is also the the TCL 10 which is even cheaper. The specs are great for a budget/ mid-range phone and you can get it from Amazon.

    Search for the phones on YouTube as there are loads of reviews. TCL is the company that has made the modern Blackberry, Alcatel and Nokia phones. Now they are making phones under their own brand. I think you would be impressed.
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    06-14-2020 04:45 AM
  5. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar


    A review of both phones
    06-14-2020 04:47 AM
  6. Liam Bogur's Avatar
    @Kirstein Gourlay I've looked into the TCL 10, but I can't seem to find either the base model or the pro model on Amazon AU, and I don't really want to buy it from Amazon US due to the currency conversion cost. (EDIT: Can't even find them on Amazon US)
    BergerKing likes this.
    06-14-2020 04:48 AM
  7. Casualballer's Avatar
    I'm looking for a new phone for myself, I currently am using an iPhone 6, but I've never really liked iPhone's.
    You could probably find a LG G8 for 400 new. It's about a year old and fulfills most of your requirements. Had a notch though so if that's a deal breaker then maybe consider something along the lines of the ZTE Axon 10 pro or the oneplus 7t or maybe the honor 20 which is a bit cheaper (also a bit smaller then the other 2) . They are all more comparable in size to the iPhone 6 plus, but these days its getting tougher then ever to find smaller phones
    06-14-2020 10:31 AM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Have you looked into Xiaomi? I recall seeing some rave reviews for the Mi 9T: https://www.androidauthority.com/xia...eview-1011715/. I'm not in Australia, but a quick search for prices there seem to be <$500 AUD.
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    06-14-2020 08:00 PM
  9. Liam Bogur's Avatar
    @Casualballer Looked through them, most of them translated into AUD are around 700-1,000 AUD which is a deal-breaker for me, but the Honor 20 is ~$500 AUD which is perfect, I'll look more into the Honor 20, thanks!
    06-15-2020 02:10 AM
  10. Liam Bogur's Avatar
    @B. Diddy The Xiaomi Mi 9T looks like an amazing option! I'll look into other phones, and I'm still accepting more phone idea's, but I definitely think this is what I'll be going with if I am not given a better option. I still have 1 month until my carrier lets me get a new phone, but thanks for the suggestion!
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    06-15-2020 02:29 AM
  11. Casualballer's Avatar
    @Casualballer Looked through them, most of them translated into AUD are around 700-1,000 AUD which is a deal-breaker for me, but the Honor 20 is ~$500 AUD which is perfect, I'll look more into the Honor 20, thanks!
    Didn't think about the Australian dollar conversion rate. Americans lol
    One thing to note about Honor and xiaomi is the software is much less stock android like then most of what is seen in America. I've never messed around with them personally but that what I've heard. Also Xiaomi has ads apparently? Not completely sure but might be something to look into.
    06-15-2020 03:52 PM
  12. Liam Bogur's Avatar
    @Casualballer Luckily I can always switch the OS over to base Android or Pixel Experience if I want.
    06-16-2020 05:14 AM
  13. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    @Kirstein Gourlay I've looked into the TCL 10, but I can't seem to find either the base model or the pro model on Amazon AU, and I don't really want to buy it from Amazon US due to the currency conversion cost. (EDIT: Can't even find them on Amazon US)
    Hmm OK. Found it on UK Amazon and US Amazon. But I agree I can't find it on the Australian Amazon. Sorry Top is UK and bottom is USA Looking for an Android sized like an iPhone 6, with decent specs, under 0 AUD. Any suggestions?-screenshot_20200616-112628_amazon-20shopping.jpegLooking for an Android sized like an iPhone 6, with decent specs, under 0 AUD. Any suggestions?-screenshot_20200616-112755_amazon-20shopping.jpeg
    06-16-2020 05:29 AM
  14. Morty2264's Avatar
    Have you made a purchasing decision yet, OP?
    07-03-2020 11:35 AM
  15. Liam Bogur's Avatar
    @Morty2264 I'm around 99% sure I'm going to go with the Xiaomi Mi 9T. (Side note: Does anyone else agree that those android emoji's look really creepy?)
    07-05-2020 05:26 AM
  16. sulla1965's Avatar
    You want a big screen, but the iphone 6 was tiny, 4.7 inches??
    09-03-2020 12:58 PM

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