Looking for phone for dad

Hi,

My dad does a lot of WeChat and takes photos and sends photos with this friends

He is currently using a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 but the system memory is almost using up all the 16gb internal device memory

Tried moving stuff to sd card and that barely did anything

Looking to get him a phone with a bigger memory, maybe 64 internal

Any recommendations .. don’t really want to spend too much.. is 300-400 realistic?

Thanks in advance

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    It might be worth a format.

    Have you worked out what is taking up the space? I use a program called DiskUsage to show what large items are filling the phone

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    Best Mid-Range Phones voted by the community members. Nokia 7 Plus or Nokia 6.1 are great choices, or the up-coming Xiaomi Mi A2.

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    Xiaomi Redmi 5 Note

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      I bought one for my Dad, he mostly used it for WhatsApp. He love the screen size, battery life and responsiveness of the phone but initially struggle a bit because very minor UI differences with his previous Samsung phone.

      He said he doesn't mind having slower phone - knowing this I might get him the Redmi 5 Plus instead ( similar spec but with SD625 ) and save $50.

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        bit because very minor UI differences with his previous Samsung phone.

        just get nova launcher (free), it will look similar (90%) of the way to a samsung phone, without the bloatware.

        I do admit, miui has a bit of a learning curve. However nova launcher fixes up all the issues imo

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          This is exactly what I did.

          Nova only cover the main menu / desktop themes. Things like the top pull down menu, settings, camera/gallery , etc are not covered. It's minor thing for me but it's an issue for him.

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        Thanks.. This one looks alright.

        where is the best place to get these from?

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    Samsung galaxy J5 Pro recently around $319 from goodguys

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    why can't your dad buy his own phone?

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    Get a bigger sd card? If you want something with 64gb internal, just buy a 128gbsd card instead. there have been so many deals lately

    Unless you actually want to get a new phone then that's a different story

    Check the best mid sized phones as above and compare what you want /need in terms of functions.

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