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New Huawei Nova 3i or Old Samsung S8+?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey guys, 

I recently broke my Samsung S8+ screen and am looking to replace it. However, where I am, this will cost me around $600 NZD. I also have the option of buying the Huawei Nova 3i which would get me a brand new phone for less than replacing my old screen ($450ish). I have been using the S8+ for a couple of years and I have nothing but good things to say about it. I would rather keep it, have a better resolution screen and IP68 resistance, but what do you think?

Thanks in advance.

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Replace the screen, the phone is far superior to the Nova 3i or Honor 8x. I mean they both use micro usb for christ sake...S8+ is a full-featured flagship as far as I'm concerned the choice is obvious


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yep, S8+ is by FAR (!) Better in pretty much every spec, than Nova 3i, or Honor 8X.

 

 

But tbh, it shouldn't cost 450 bucks to repair it.. That's what you get S8+ new for, and even almost an S9.

 

What does a new S8+ cost in your area?

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Just for piece of mind, if you repair it your IP water resistant rating won't be the same. Sell your s8 and get a better phone instead. 


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Not true, that depends on the repair shop.

 

I had my battery changed in a Repair shop, specialized for Samsung products, AND certified Samsung partner (Samsung's Homepage showed me that shop in my area), and they said, IP rating will remain after they close it.

 

But i can imagine many "non-certified" Samsung Partner not doing that very properly, so i would just find such shops, and ask them in advance how they handle that.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 1/24/2019 at 3:46 PM, Darkseth said:

yep, S8+ is by FAR (!) Better in pretty much every spec, than Nova 3i, or Honor 8X.

 

 

But tbh, it shouldn't cost 450 bucks to repair it.. That's what you get S8+ new for, and even almost an S9.

 

What does a new S8+ cost in your area?

Agreed, it's very overpriced where I am. A brand new S8+ is around $700 though, and an S9+ is over $900.

Thank you all for the info btw.

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