|OT| The 'I need a new phone' thread.

NarohDethan

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I see this thread inevitable pops out on every single forum I read so I might as well take the opportunity.

Right now I'm browsing for a new phone. Mine works perfectly, but since I want a company change and my current one (Mexican AT&T) is a pain in the ass to make them unlock the phone, I'd like to buy a new one.

My budget is $400, I've been eyeing thr Pixel 3A but I'm not sure if I should trust Google full on with it :p
 

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If you're already considering a Xiaomi phone, you might want to wait until the Mi A3 gets released.

This phone series usually offers good specs and Android One at a rather low price. I would have bought the A2 last year but it didn't have NFC (which the A3 will probably have).

 

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I want to change my phone but I have not the slightest idea on where to start looking, I guess my budget is something less than $200 but that's it. Any pointers?
 
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I want to change my phone but I have not the slightest idea on where to start looking, I guess my budget is something less than $200 but that's it. Any pointers?
The Moto G6 or G7.
 
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I've also been eyeing the Samsung A70 but that's a bit more expensive ($500).
 

MonthOLDpickle

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I bought on a whim an Xiaomi max 2 I think (I wanted bigger screen for reading) for liek 200 bucks

Two years ago. This phone doesn't have NFC (who cares) and has lasted me the longest out of any of the phones I have tried. I even use it when I visit my family back in the states.

I saved a lot of money!
 
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I bought on a whim an Xiaomi max 2 I think (I wanted bigger screen for reading) for liek 200 bucks

Two years ago. This phone doesn't have NFC (who cares) and has lasted me the longest out of any of the phones I have tried. I even use it when I visit my family back in the states.

I saved a lot of money!
Apparently the MAX line got cancelled :c
 

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Related: I'll be visiting the States next week and that's when I intend to get the new phone, so far I've been convinced by the Moto G6 (unless someone convinces me the G7 is worth the price difference).

What's the best way to buy a new phone there? Should I just browse stuff on Amazon now and order it, or are physical stores good in prices over there too?
 
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MonthOLDpickle

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Related: I'll be visiting the States next week and that's when I intend to get the new phone, so far I've been convinced by the Moto G6 (unless someone convinces me the G7 is worth the price difference).

What's the best way to buy a new phone there? Should I just browse stuff on Amazon now and order it, or are physical stores good in prices over there too?
Why yea buying in the states? Are phones unlocked there by default now?
 

MonthOLDpickle

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Not sure really but I'll be visiting next week and they cost half as much as they do here
Well last time I was in the states (born and raised) it was only cheaper due to being locked and contract (which actually costs you more in the end). Here in Taiwan phones are costlier, but unlocked by default.
 
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Well last time I was in the states (born and raised) it was only cheaper due to being locked and contract (which actually costs you more in the end). Here in Taiwan phones are costlier, but unlocked by default.
Phones are usually more expensive in Latin America. For example, the most expensive iPhone here is $1500 USD.
 

MonthOLDpickle

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Yet are you tired to one carrier or you can freely without having to do anything special?

BTW iPhone cost pretty much over a thousand here.

Though you can use it with any carrier here. Freely.