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Hey guys this is an amazing phone! Snapdragon 820, 4g ram, 64g storage, 3500 mah battery! What more do you want for that price!?
No, they sell them. You must have been dead for a while.
I was talking about Lenovo
Ye they've got a lot of phones man
They bought the Motorola mobile business.
@mskeggs: lenovo sells mobile before acquiring motorola mobile.
Understood, but the Motorola buy was a huge step up for them.
I wish the black one didn't cost so much more than the white.
Was AU$210 just last month…
Nothing to see here
So deals are no longer valid because they were once cheaper in the past? Since when was that a rule?
It means this price is nothing special… Which it isn't
Correct me if I'm wrong, but you said:
Nothing to see here
To me, it means this deal isn't worth looking at, simply because it's $20 more than the previous deal?
~10% more expensive within a month is considered worth jumping at?
Personally? No, but if I was in the market for one, OzB is the first place I would look.
Out of all the deals you've ever posted, I bet some of them have been cheaper in the past.
for me the only thing missing is B28 and path to android 7 (get both with Moto G4 plus but it's $300 though), other wise great phone for $210…. similar to most Chinadroids in that price range ($200-$250) so it become personal preference in that price bracket.
I agree about most china droids missing band 28 and software updates, but at this price point the snapdragon 820 is far superior than the Moto G4 plus's processing power. In this instance for me I would go zuk 2, but warranty is another issue, sigh.
G4 is missing the SD820 though
It does have android 7 came out last month.
Chinadroid. I've never heard that term before. I like it.
Xiaomi aren't a bad Chinadroid. They have a good Android upgrade path for their popular models, and their international phones have B28. The only thing is that you might have to wait a year or so for the international versions of their phones.
flaminglemon, does the Xiaomi Note 4 (Global) have B28?
I didn't think it did.
i've been looking around for a temporary phone so the zuk has crossed my path as well as the redmi .. none of them in the price range im looking at has B28 (all china imports obviously) ..
Ugh. It doesn't. What the hell, Xiaomi.
Yeah, don't get it.
What more do you want for that price!?
What more do you want for that price!?
SD Slot would have been perfect
Agreed but 64GB internal is still pretty good.
Lived in china 7 years ago and Lenovo made phones then too just was never sold elsewhere maybe India etc
If you want to sell a cell phone you need to pay licence fees to patent holders of cellular technologies, or you can develop your own technologies that are so attractive that other patent owners want to cross licence their patents for access to yours.
So there are issues for a Chinese phone makers who don't have access to patents for cellular technology, so they can't sell their phones in countries were those patents are enforced.
Hence no Xioami store in Pitt St or Elephone or Miezu on contract with Vaya.
Lenovo bought Motorola's cell business including a licence to use their patents (I think, but not the ownership of the patents, which remained with Google).
Cheers for the interesting info.
Thank you guru.
Ok, so the Specs are good, but is it "actually good"??
Plenty of high spec android products out there that run like dogs with video playback etc
This phone is on my radar for Sub $250AUD phones, as is Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and ASUS ZenFone 2.
But is it as good as the specs would make you believe with real world usage?
Zenfone 2 is 175 right now at GB… looks tempting. http://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp_594282.html
https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/301033 better deal
mainly due to its 2016 flagship level specs its very popular with the custom rom crowd, it does have bugs (with the OS it comes with) but the reviews of it for the price you are paying is quite good… just depends on what is important to you, if its camera and software updates etc then its not the phone for you neither would be most sub $250 phones imported from china .. :)
its a good phone the software i assume lets it down …. lets put it this way those specs in a better known brand are easily upward of $500 (camera and software aside)
Asus Zenfone 3 520KL 5.2inch. Full glass body - one of the best cameras in the market. Selling for around $316 on ebay.com.au worth having a look.
Only reservation I can see is the 2600mah battery. Edit: they're saying it lasts a long time so I guess it's fine
@thtol: Yes I googled extensively about the battery and saw many video reviews on youtube. Apparently the chipset uses very less battery. So even though it looks like 2600mah and (3000mah for ZE552KL 5.5 inch phone) surprisingly people are getting atleast one day out of heavy use. Also this is one of the best looking (glass body) phone out there. Definitely needs a rubberised case though. See "Bend Test" videos on youtube. It is not that easy to crack this phone. Xiaomi Redmi phones can be bent in matter of seconds (the material xiaomi uses is so think - one fall and the chassis crumbles like pie). Another good phone could be new Moto G5
I'm really unsure if I can like the design. The black one looks especially lame. I like good ol rugged metal designs, not posh glassy things. Otherwise I'd jump straight on it.
I grabbed it and got 5% off at check out .. however with the exchange rate it basically became $230 anyway ..hehehe $US166 .. never used these guys so hopefully i get the product.
Bought one from them just a couple weeks ago, arrived in a week without any issues.
Best forum for this phone. Phone is best bang for buck. Also not this is a dual SIM 4G + 3G phone with frequency support for USA and Europe 4G which for me is more important than Band 28. Phone works on 4G in Australia fine.
As in max 4G on one sim, and max 3G on the 2nd sim?
Yes. You can swap which you want to to be 4G and which you want to be 3G via menu.Don't need to physically swap Sims
Really high quality device for the price, even if this isn't a bargain. Software is a bit crap though, I'd advice anyone with the savvy to unlock the bootloader and install an Android 7 custom ROM. I'm using Resurrection Remix and haven't had any issues in the weeks I've had it.
Agree ZUI is less than average. Though ZUI 2.5 look a bit better.
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