1. CellyPhoner's Avatar
    Im going through a tough time deciding on a phone.

    I started needing just a basic phone. But wanted a decentish camera (they all ok now days) ans good battery life and if possible nice screen for netflix etd.

    Then OLED as I watch HDR in bed etc and OLED looks cool.

    So I went, wait for mi A3 which could take months to be released

    Buy the Galaxy A50, oled, camera has had update

    But then Galasy s8 is $150 more

    But then s10e is going for $150 more here

    Where do you stop?

    Can you guys help, and recommend what to do. We have a Xiaomi Store here, I considered the redmi note 7 but a50 is $60 more NZD
    05-18-2019 11:30 PM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    What would be your preferred amount to spend? Where are you located?
    05-19-2019 09:53 AM
  3. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Im going through a tough time deciding on a phone.

    I started needing just a basic phone. But wanted a decentish camera (they all ok now days) ans good battery life and if possible nice screen for netflix etd.

    Then OLED as I watch HDR in bed etc and OLED looks cool.

    So I went, wait for mi A3 which could take months to be released

    Buy the Galaxy A50, oled, camera has had update

    But then Galasy s8 is $150 more

    But then s10e is going for $150 more here

    Where do you stop?

    Can you guys help, and recommend what to do. We have a Xiaomi Store here, I considered the redmi note 7 but a50 is $60 more NZD
    Not all low phones have a good camera. Pixel 3a has the best camera in a mid range phone but what other features are important to you and what is your price limit?
    05-19-2019 10:57 AM
  4. Rukbat's Avatar
    Where are you located?
    NZD, so I would assume New Zealand.
    05-19-2019 12:10 PM
  5. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    NZD, so I would assume New Zealand.
    Missed that.
    05-19-2019 12:48 PM
  6. CellyPhoner's Avatar
    I currently have a broken back and am limited in getting around, so am on a health benefit from the government which leaves me $30 a week in entertainment. My friend will lend me the money for a phone but I will have to pay it back. Sp the amount doesnt matter to a POINT. I have to pay it back as soon as able so dont want $1000 debt just for a phone.

    Preferred would be sub $200-250usd

    We have a Xiaomi Mi store here, so when the Mi A3 is released it is possible we will get it quickly. Also there are paralel importers who import foreign models to be sold locally.

    I read the A50 has released an update that improves the camera quality (which was my only issue with it). Its an exynos chip here, outside US NZ gets screwed.

    I will give example of prices

    Redmi Note 7 is $330NZD/$215USD

    Galaxy A50 $429/$280US

    Galaxy S8 $560/365

    Huawei p20 $600NZD/$319

    S10e $800NZD

    Of course there is used and new but private sellers, as an example I see used S8s for $350NZD in as new condition.

    In reality I need

    Web Browser
    Facebook
    Email
    Camera good enough for selfies and web photos
    Netflix, so an ok screen (high nits in sunlight if possible), OLED and HDR would be a dream as I cant afford a TV with OLED.
    05-19-2019 06:55 PM
  7. CellyPhoner's Avatar
    Anymore help?

    My friend she uses an a30 and says it runs things fine,
    05-21-2019 10:30 PM
  8. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Anymore help?

    My friend she uses an a30 and says it runs things fine,
    Samsung Galaxy A30?
    05-22-2019 12:47 PM
  9. CellyPhoner's Avatar
    Samsung Galaxy A30?
    Are there other a30s out there? Yeah Samsung. They have an a20 which is more like the j4 in specs.

    $330 Redmi Note 7 or Samsung A30?
    05-22-2019 08:01 PM
  10. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I just wanted to make sure it was a Samsung and not something else. Me personally, I would go for the Samsung.
    05-22-2019 09:21 PM
  11. CellyPhoner's Avatar
    Oh gotcha. Yes Samsung. I didnt think there was another a30. Well Ive been using a j4 which isnt any more powerful and has less ram, smaller battery and not a 1080p screen.
    05-22-2019 09:53 PM
  12. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Oh gotcha. Yes Samsung. I didnt think there was another a30. Well Ive been using a j4 which isnt any more powerful and has less ram, smaller battery and not a 1080p screen.
    I honestly thought that I heard of an A30 from another OEM like ZTE or something. A30 is probably a name that can't be trademarked, while Galaxy can be.
    05-23-2019 01:47 PM
  13. Morty2264's Avatar
    I too would recommend a Samsung phone. They usually have crisp displays and awesome cameras.

    Hope your recovery is speedy!
    06-12-2019 09:14 PM

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