Need Mobile Phone Today

Hi guys samsung S7 died last night and need a new phone today and am looking for reccomendations.

The S7 was perfect for what i needed and just looking for an equivalent.

Main things are….

Good GPS (if the A20 had good gps i would be all over it)
Decent camera (same quality as S7 would be good)
Good Batterylife.
Need to be able to get instore today.

Thanks

Comments

  • +3 votes

    Budget? Have you considered LG V30?

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      Never had any GPS problems on my V30. Great phone for the price

  • +1 vote

    Get an s7

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      Were can i get an S7 from today?

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        CEX sells second hand phones and if not mistaken with 2yr warranty.

    • +3 votes

      He's on an S7 and considered an A20, so I think you can read between the lines and deduce a ballpark budget

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        Yeah though i wasnt clear but around $300 would be good just dont wanna pay for features i dont need

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    There have been 2 recent posts on the A20 and not one complaint about the GPS from anyone that took advantage of those deals.
    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/product/samsung-galaxy-a20

    Even if you bought it from Coles for $179 and unlocked it and the GPS had issues you could sell it easily on Gumtree for the same price.

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      I think this is what i'll do.

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        If you have a Tile device do not get the A20.
        Its seems like the Bluetooth chip does not support a stable connection to the Tile device. You also get a lot of pauses when using Bluetooth headphones.
        If you don't need Bluetooth functionality then this is a good device.

  • +1 vote

    get an Oppo…look in BigW Officeworks Target etc

  • +2 votes

    Why dont you just go to a shop and have a look at what's out there first. At the end of the day your probbaly not going to end up with the one's we suggest as it has alot to do with your own taste and specs.

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    Good GPS (if the A20 had good gps i would be all over it)

    What issues are you seeing with the A20 GPS?

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      Probably due to these past threads and comments about the GPS - https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/482051

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        interesting, wonder if they did any software updates to fix it? I've got a family member with a A20 and another with the A30, both don't have GPS issues. I would recommend the A30, as the A20 is a little under powered unless they just want a 'smart' dumb phone, ie calls and text only, hence why the other one got the A30.

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    I've got an oppo ax5s. Got it when my s7 died. Works fine, GPS is good, battery life really good.

  • +3 votes

    pixel 3 xl $588 at Harvey Norman

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      yes .. this is one great one! .. better than my pixel 4 XL.

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    I use samsung note.just because of it battery. It never disappoints me .. some time last more than a day

    • +3 votes

      Cool story bro. How does that help OP who has indicated approx $300 budget?

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        Hi guys samsung S7 died last night and need a new phone today and am looking for reccomendations.

        The S7 was perfect for what i needed and just looking for an equivalent.

        Main things are….

        Good GPS (if the A20 had good gps i would be all over it)
        Decent camera (same quality as S7 would be good)
        Good Batterylife.
        Need to be able to get instore today.

        Thanks

        Looking for $300 tag.. Error Not Found

  • +1 vote

    Shops are closed/closing. What did you buy OP?
    I won't sleep until I know!

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      i didn't buy anything yet all shops closed in QLD for Anzac day. I'm off tomorrow morning shopping :-)

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        how did you go today?

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    The Samsung S10E are out for $749 at a Harvey Norman and some other places. I went from the S9 to the S10E. I like it. Easy to transfer all your stuff over with the adapter in the box

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      … or just google photos and gmail and google play music and google drive, then no need to transfer anything over.

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      Except battery life is rubbish

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        doesn't it have wireless charging? you'll never know about battery life then.

        let me guess .. your current phone does not have wireless charging?

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          My current phone is an S10e.

          My previous phone was a Nokia 8.1

          I'm on the move all the time so I can't connect 240v or USB to a port on my body.

          S10e is a nice phone with a puny silly battery.

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    how long did your s7 last before it died? my note2 died after 5yrs due to sudden death syndrome, so not keen to go with another Samsung.

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    Is GPS quality even quanitifiable? Is there any difference between high end and low end GPS chips or are all the chips identical and the operating system is the deciding factor so most negative experiences with GPS signal is all anecdotal and situational specific, not linked to any phone or brand

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      I've had Chinese imports that the GPS doesn't work. Most Aus stock shouldn't have these issues though.

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        It's just a chip that receives the signal, unless you have an antenna then not much more of an upgrade can be achieved

  • +2 votes

    Well i got the $179 A20 from coles and couldnt be happier so far.

    Can't have as many things running in the background as the S7 but for the price i wasnt expecting to be able to.

    GPS has worked fine also.