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    • snowmen
    • By snowmen 9th Mar 18, 11:26 AM
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    replacement for samsung neo recommendations
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    • 9th Mar 18, 11:26 AM
    replacement for samsung neo recommendations 9th Mar 18 at 11:26 AM
    Hello!
    Could anyone recommend me a phone to replace my wife's samsung s5 neo please?
    The most important aspects are camera, battery life and internal storage (currently she has 16gb but needs more - we have expanded the s5 neo but quite a few of the apps cannot be transferred across so the internal memory is quite important).
    Thanks!
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    • esuhl
    • By esuhl 9th Mar 18, 12:54 PM
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    ...we have expanded the s5 neo but quite a few of the apps cannot be transferred across so the internal memory is quite important).
    Originally posted by snowmen
    Is that the only reason to upgrade? Have you looked in to repartitioning the internal memory to increase the space available for apps?

    Or alternatively, you could use Apps2SD to completely move apps (even "unmoveable" ones) to the SD card.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=in.co.pricealert.apps2sd
    • snowmen
    • By snowmen 10th Mar 18, 9:59 AM
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    No its not the only reason to get a new phone.
    The phone is starting to go slow and not holding a charge and the camera has some water damage on it now so I think we need a replacement!
    • Dreamnine
    • By Dreamnine 10th Mar 18, 7:59 PM
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    An iPhone SE is a good choice, I think.
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    • Cisco001
    • By Cisco001 12th Mar 18, 1:22 PM
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    What budget?
    • snowmen
    • By snowmen 12th Mar 18, 11:39 PM
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    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 12th Mar 18, 11:43 PM
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    Originally posted by snowmen
    Does she have a preference for Android or Samsung ?
    Can people stop loaning money/being a guarator to family/friends, it rarely ends well and you lose out as your money is gone or you get shafted with being a guarantor.
    • 20aday
    • By 20aday 13th Mar 18, 12:39 PM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 12:39 PM
    One possible consideration could be the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) if you're happy with Samsung/Android:

    http://www.samsung.com/uk/smartphones/galaxy-a3/
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    • Cisco001
    • By Cisco001 13th Mar 18, 2:42 PM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 2:42 PM
    Xiaomi Mi 6 is slight over your budget. but good spec for the money.

    https://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp_705268.html?wid=91

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    • harz99
    • By harz99 16th Mar 18, 6:50 PM
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    This J5 (2017) pro will give you double the memory.


    https://www.google.com/search?tbm=shop&q=samsung%20galaxy%20j5%202017%20p ro#spd=9466525873765013593&spf=1521226133335
    • Timalay
    • By Timalay 16th Mar 18, 11:10 PM
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    I've recently bought a Moto X4 for 199. It's a great phone for the money.
    • harz99
    • By harz99 17th Mar 18, 3:09 PM
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    I've recently bought a Moto X4 for 199. It's a great phone for the money.
    Originally posted by Timalay

    Wish you luck! My experience with a G5+ was good for the first 7 months then totally downhill with what have become well known worldwide problems affecting the Moto/Lenovo brands.


    Don't want to frighten you but a bit of googling might forewarn you what to look out for and how rubbish Moto customer service is.
    • harz99
    • By harz99 18th Mar 18, 10:07 AM
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    Why don't you check out Moto G Plus. Its supposed to have 2 GB +. its around your budget as well. found on https://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-unlocked-phones,review-2927.html. Hope this helps.
    Originally posted by Caroline Parker

    My advice is DON'T.


    Google Moto G5 plus problems and look at the Lenovo forum and you'll see why!
    • Doshwaster
    • By Doshwaster 18th Mar 18, 11:03 AM
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    I've recently bought a Moto X4 for 199. It's a great phone for the money.
    Originally posted by Timalay
    I also got the same deal yesterday from CPW. I had been waiting for the Moto G6 to come out but for the price the X4 is excellent. I really don't see the point in paying hundreds more for a "flagship" model
    • harz99
    • By harz99 19th Mar 18, 5:00 PM
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    I also got the same deal yesterday from CPW. I had been waiting for the Moto G6 to come out but for the price the X4 is excellent. I really don't see the point in paying hundreds more for a "flagship" model
    Originally posted by Doshwaster

    Wish you well with it, however I've just (successfully) finished a long battle with CPW to get a refund for a Moto G5+ that became faulty with one of the many known worldwide faults and didn't improve despite being returned to Motorola for repair.


    CPW are not allowed to do any repairs to Moto handsets so these have to be returned to Moto for repair - this is arranged by you at your cost and with no help from CPW.


    Motorola used to be a good solid brand and company, not so since Lenovo took over. I suggest you do some googling and see what problems might be lurking around the corner.
    • snowmen
    • By snowmen 21st Mar 18, 2:49 PM
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    Does she have a preference for Android or Samsung ?
    Originally posted by DCFC79
    Definitely needs to be android.
    She likes Samsung handsets but could be swayed elsewhere.
    Thanks everyone for the replies so far!
    • harz99
    • By harz99 21st Mar 18, 4:49 PM
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    Definitely needs to be android.
    She likes Samsung handsets but could be swayed elsewhere.
    Thanks everyone for the replies so far!
    Originally posted by snowmen

    Your welcome. Just don't believe all the glowing so called "expert" reviews for various new handsets, because unfortunately none of the reviewers ever do a long term user test, that was the mistake I made with the G5+.


    Like I said earlier googling can show up a lot of potential issues.


    Good luck.
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