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AgentL3r

Advice on which phone to buy

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So all I really need is a snappy, quick phone. If I had to boil it down to a couple of specifications:

- High res screen

- High res camera (currently rocking a 13mp Moto G5), low light performance is key as I am usually awake during the night to take pictures with areas of bright light

- Apps open rapidly, mainly communication apps such as Discord, Whatsapp, Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter

That's really it. No mobile gaming or anything like that. Just need something fast with a high-quality screen, high-quality camera and good low light performance.

 

I'm not looking to spend more than about $380. Like I said, been rocking the Moto G5 for about a year now but it's battery life and overall performance has tanked.

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maybe the pocophone is something for you?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

maybe the pocophone is something for you?

I asked someone with a pocophone and they said the camera isn't that high quality, so probably won't go for that.

 

4 minutes ago, Dubious Gaming: bl4z3 said:

Asus ZenFone V.

Great performance, USB-C, 4K Camera(Is it though?) $200 through verizon

Screens a bit too small, currently looking for something that's got a large screen and minimal bezel/buttons

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1 minute ago, AgentL3r said:

I asked someone with a pocophone and they said the camera isn't that high quality, so probably won't go for that.

yeah, software is holding it back a bit. You can root it and it will be much better


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CPU: I5-8600k  @4.5 ghz  GPU: GTX 1070 ti EVGA SC Gaming   RAM: 8+8 3360 mhz DDR4 Trident Z   MOBO: MSI Gaming Pro Carbon AC   HDD: 1 TB 7200 RPM Seagate Baracudda, 1 TB 5400 RPM Samsung ECOGREEN   SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB   Soundcard: built in   Case: Cooler Master Masterbox Lite 5 RGB   Screen: Salora 40LED1500

 

Second PC: Cedar mill v2

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Laptop : Acer TravelMate 8573t

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Game consoles:

PS4 slim glacier white 500 gb, PS4 FTP Special Edition 500 gb, Xbox, 3 DS lites, DSI XL, Gameboy Advanced Color, PS Vita v2, Wii, PS3 500 gb

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, LukeSavenije said:

yeah, software is holding it back a bit. You can root it and it will be much better

I would root but my mobile only bank does not allow rooted phones to use their app. 

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Just now, AgentL3r said:

I would root but my mobile only bank does not allow rooted phones to use their app. 

oh, bummer. maybe the mi 8 then?


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Primary PC: Random stuff inside a case

CPU: I5-8600k  @4.5 ghz  GPU: GTX 1070 ti EVGA SC Gaming   RAM: 8+8 3360 mhz DDR4 Trident Z   MOBO: MSI Gaming Pro Carbon AC   HDD: 1 TB 7200 RPM Seagate Baracudda, 1 TB 5400 RPM Samsung ECOGREEN   SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB   Soundcard: built in   Case: Cooler Master Masterbox Lite 5 RGB   Screen: Salora 40LED1500

 

Second PC: Cedar mill v2

CPU: i3-2130   GPU: Intel HD graphics   RAM: 4+2 GB 1333 mhz DDR3    MOBO: HP H series   HDD: 320 GB WD Black 7200 RPM, 4x 1tb 5400 RPM Samsung Ecogreen   PSU: HP 250 watt   Soundcard: built in   Case: Some premium 2003 case   Screen: IIyama Prolite T2240MTS, Samsung SyncMaster710N

 

Laptop : Acer TravelMate 8573t

CPU: I3-2330M   GPU: Intel HD graphics   RAM: 4+2 GB 1333 mhz DDR3   MOBO: Acer   SSD: 250 gb mx500 sata   Soundcard: built in   Case: alluminium/metal   Screen: TN 768p

 

Game consoles:

PS4 slim glacier white 500 gb, PS4 FTP Special Edition 500 gb, Xbox, 3 DS lites, DSI XL, Gameboy Advanced Color, PS Vita v2, Wii, PS3 500 gb

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

oh, bummer. maybe the mi 8 then?

That looks great but it's slightly out of the budget. I live in the UK so £300 is what I'm really looking to spend if that helps.

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Check out the Nokia 7 Plus or the 8.1 (newer model, but availability is patchy apparently). Big screen, good camera, great battery and while it's not setting records it's a decent chip with fairly stock Android. 


If I'm honest I spend more time playing with the hardware than I do playing on the hardware

 

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3 minutes ago, Froody129 said:

Check out the Nokia 7 Plus or the 8.1 (newer model, but availability is patchy apparently). Big screen, good camera, great battery and while it's not setting records it's a decent chip with fairly stock Android. 

Also looks good, but don't really wanna go back to Nokia after the disastrous experience I had with their Lumia a few years back.

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11 minutes ago, AgentL3r said:

Also looks good, but don't really wanna go back to Nokia after the disastrous experience I had with their Lumia a few years back.

They're completely different phones. The Lumia wasn't a good line (Windows only I believe?). Nokia has gotten themselves back in gear imo. 


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1 hour ago, AgentL3r said:

Also looks good, but don't really wanna go back to Nokia after the disastrous experience I had with their Lumia a few years back.

yeah, I had it too. they are like MUCH better now. they get android to start with.

 

btw, what about a honor 10?


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Primary PC: Random stuff inside a case

CPU: I5-8600k  @4.5 ghz  GPU: GTX 1070 ti EVGA SC Gaming   RAM: 8+8 3360 mhz DDR4 Trident Z   MOBO: MSI Gaming Pro Carbon AC   HDD: 1 TB 7200 RPM Seagate Baracudda, 1 TB 5400 RPM Samsung ECOGREEN   SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB   Soundcard: built in   Case: Cooler Master Masterbox Lite 5 RGB   Screen: Salora 40LED1500

 

Second PC: Cedar mill v2

CPU: i3-2130   GPU: Intel HD graphics   RAM: 4+2 GB 1333 mhz DDR3    MOBO: HP H series   HDD: 320 GB WD Black 7200 RPM, 4x 1tb 5400 RPM Samsung Ecogreen   PSU: HP 250 watt   Soundcard: built in   Case: Some premium 2003 case   Screen: IIyama Prolite T2240MTS, Samsung SyncMaster710N

 

Laptop : Acer TravelMate 8573t

CPU: I3-2330M   GPU: Intel HD graphics   RAM: 4+2 GB 1333 mhz DDR3   MOBO: Acer   SSD: 250 gb mx500 sata   Soundcard: built in   Case: alluminium/metal   Screen: TN 768p

 

Game consoles:

PS4 slim glacier white 500 gb, PS4 FTP Special Edition 500 gb, Xbox, 3 DS lites, DSI XL, Gameboy Advanced Color, PS Vita v2, Wii, PS3 500 gb

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1 hour ago, LukeSavenije said:

yeah, I had it too. they are like MUCH better now. they get android to start with.

 

btw, what about a honor 10?

Oh wow, that looks very promising. Has a headphone jack too.

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