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Posted (edited) · Original PosterOP

I'm looking for a new phone. 

my requirements:

  • performance (I can't stand slow phones, but it doesn't have to be anything special, just has to last 2 years without getting too slow)
  • usb-c 
  • battery (needs to last an intensive day, mostly so the battery doesn't become unusable soon)
  • build quality (my last 2 phones were cheep (xiaomi and honor) and one bent, the other just stopped working, i would prefer if possible for it to be from a brand with a good reputation with built quality 
  • unlocked

I would LOVE for it to be water resistant, but i realize this is difficult to find in this price range

Don't care about:

  • screen (can be LCD, can be pretty low resolution)
  • camera (as long as a picture of a document is OK i don't care, for everything else i have a better camera)
  • if its new, as long as its still pretty functional (I'min Australia if it matters)

Any help would be greatly appreciated

 

edit: im an idiot, hard budget is 500 usd, but I'm not gonna say no to a cheaper option

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19 minutes ago, Radrados said:

...this price range

What price range???


Awareness is key. Never enough, even in the face of futility. Speak the truth as if you may never get to say it again. This world is full of ugly. Change it they say. The only way is to reveal the ugly. To change the truth you must first acknowledge it. Never pretend it isn't there. Never bend the knee.

 

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500 USD: Poco F2 Pro

Comes with a sd865, has a great build quality, battery lasts more than a day of use, screen is great, cameras are good for the price.


Budget build
CPU: Ryzen 5 2400G
iGPU: Vega 11
Ram: Crucial 16GB DDR4 2666mhz dual channel
MB: Gigabyte ga-a320m s2h v2
SSD: Crucial 240GB
PSU: Cheap 500W
Case: Cougar MX330-G

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1 hour ago, Radrados said:

I'm looking for a new phone. 

my requirements:

  • performance (I can't stand slow phones, but it doesn't have to be anything special, just has to last 2 years without getting too slow)
  • usb-c 
  • battery (needs to last an intensive day, mostly so the battery doesn't become unusable soon)
  • build quality (my last 2 phones were cheep (xiaomi and honor) and one bent, the other just stopped working, i would prefer if possible for it to be from a brand with a good reputation with built quality 
  • unlocked

I would LOVE for it to be water resistant, but i realize this is difficult to find in this price range

Don't care about:

  • screen (can be LCD, can be pretty low resolution)
  • camera (as long as a picture of a document is OK i don't care, for everything else i have a better camera)
  • if its new, as long as its still pretty functional (I'min Australia if it matters)

Any help would be greatly appreciated

 

edit: im an idiot, hard budget is 500 usd, but I'm not gonna say no to a cheaper option

I would suggest you to go for a budget smartphone from Xiaomi. Redmi Note 9 Pro is quite good for the use case you've mentioned. It has ample power and can handle day to day tasks fine for the next 3 years at least. It's splash proof too. Just buy the 6 GB RAM varient and flash a custom ROM if you can.

 

Another option would be Redmi K20 Pro(Mi 9t Pro). It has a solid build quality and great performance (for the price). But it's not dust and water resistant if that matters to you.

 

If you want dust and water resistance, you can have a look at OnePlus 7. 

 

The best phone at 500 USD mark is Poco F2 Pro. It has the latest SOC, fast storage, good cameras and good build quality. But it suffers from the same issues as that of K20 Pro i.e no water and dust resistance due to the pop-up selfie camera. 

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2 hours ago, Radrados said:

...hard budget is 500 usd, but I'm not gonna say no to a cheaper option

Could you provide a link to the seller(s) you intend to buy from?

 

So I can go straight to the answer and it will 100% be available to you within your budget


Awareness is key. Never enough, even in the face of futility. Speak the truth as if you may never get to say it again. This world is full of ugly. Change it they say. The only way is to reveal the ugly. To change the truth you must first acknowledge it. Never pretend it isn't there. Never bend the knee.

 

Please quote my post in your reply, so that I will be notified and can respond to it. Thanks.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
39 minutes ago, huilun02 said:

Could you provide a link to the seller(s) you intend to buy from?

 

So I can go straight to the answer and it will 100% be available to you within your budget

I wanted to first chose a phone, then look around for the best deal

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17 minutes ago, Radrados said:

I wanted to first chose a phone, then look around for the best deal

I prefer not to waste my time playing whack-a-mole

Can you link a seller that is popular and has a wide selection? So I have something to go by to determine what is even available and possible to obtain within your budget.


Awareness is key. Never enough, even in the face of futility. Speak the truth as if you may never get to say it again. This world is full of ugly. Change it they say. The only way is to reveal the ugly. To change the truth you must first acknowledge it. Never pretend it isn't there. Never bend the knee.

 

Please quote my post in your reply, so that I will be notified and can respond to it. Thanks.

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1 hour ago, Radrados said:

I wanted to first chose a phone, then look around for the best deal

Not all sellers have what you want.


Budget build
CPU: Ryzen 5 2400G
iGPU: Vega 11
Ram: Crucial 16GB DDR4 2666mhz dual channel
MB: Gigabyte ga-a320m s2h v2
SSD: Crucial 240GB
PSU: Cheap 500W
Case: Cougar MX330-G

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