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Phone for mum

Hello everyone,

my mum is looking for a new phone, I finally convinced her to buy something more expensive, so hopefully more reliable - her past phones were some HTCs which lasted about a year to two, now she has Honor lite, and that is slowing down a fair bit too now. The budget would be 400-450 EUR. She would need good battery and good phone quality, as she takes a lot of phone calls. Good camera would be great too. The phone shouldn't be too heavy, 165g would be max, under 160g would be preferable. It shouldn't be too big either. I was looking at: Pixel 4a(non 5G) - looks great, but is said to have small battery; Samsung galaxy S10e; Samsung galaxy note 10. If it would last as long as possible, without getting too slow, that would be awesome.

Thank you for all tips!

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I think the Samsung note 20 fan edition is a good product that suits ur needs. It's relatively high performance and has a nice battery. Hope it helps u

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2 minutes ago, shadowstorm52 said:

I think the Samsung note 20 fan edition is a good product that suits ur needs. It's relatively high performance and has a nice battery

Thank you very much, but are you sure it's note? I can't find note. I only found S20 FE and that's 640E here. But thank you nevertheless.

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Get the Pixel 4a 5G.
The 3885mAh battery is large enough. I have a Pixel 5, which has a battery size of 4000mAh. As a heavy user, the thing still lasts me around 40 hours.

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10Gb/s - USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB 3.1 Gen2)

20Gb/s - USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 

40Gb/s - USB 4.0, Thunderbolt 3, Thunderbolt 4

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1 minute ago, Senzelian said:

Get the Pixel 4a 5G.
The 3885mAh battery is large enough. I have a Pixel 5, which has a battery size of 4000mAh. As a heavy user, the thing still lasts me around 40 hours.

Thank you, that would probably be the ideal phone, but it is like 630E here, so unfortunately, that's not in the budget. But thank you very much.

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1 minute ago, Onw said:

Thank you very much, but are you sure it's note? I can't find note. I only found S20 FE and that's 640E here. But thank you nevertheless.

Oh I think that was the price during a promo. I'm sorry. After checking I think the note 10 is a pretty good buy at that price or you could get the OnePlus Nord for cheaper if available

 

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Just now, Onw said:

Thank you, that would probably be the ideal phone, but it is like 630E here, so unfortunately, that's not in the budget. But thank you very much.

In which country do you live?

05Gb/s - USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB 3.0, 3.1 Gen1)

10Gb/s - USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB 3.1 Gen2)

20Gb/s - USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 

40Gb/s - USB 4.0, Thunderbolt 3, Thunderbolt 4

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Just now, Senzelian said:

In which country do you live?

Czech republic, google doesn't have official support here.

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1 minute ago, shadowstorm52 said:

Oh I think that was the price during a promo. I'm sorry. After checking I think the note 10 is a pretty good buy at that price or you could get the OnePlus Nord for cheaper if available

 

The Nord was too heavy, iirc, so probably the note 10. Thank you very much. 

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Just now, Onw said:

The Nord was too heavy, iirc, so probably the note 10. Thank you very much. 

Glad I could help man. Hope ur mum likes the phone

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Just now, shadowstorm52 said:

Glad I could help man. Hope ur mum likes the phone

I doubt that, she isn't tech enthusiast :D

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2 minutes ago, Onw said:

Czech republic, google doesn't have official support here.

Damn. That's ridiculous. In Germany it's 399€ at Media Markt right now or 440€ at the Google Store.

You don't live close to the border, do you? 😛

05Gb/s - USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB 3.0, 3.1 Gen1)

10Gb/s - USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB 3.1 Gen2)

20Gb/s - USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 

40Gb/s - USB 4.0, Thunderbolt 3, Thunderbolt 4

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1 minute ago, Senzelian said:

Damn. That's ridiculous. In Germany it's 399€ at Media Markt right now or 440€ at the Google Store.

You don't live close to the border, do you? 😛

ARE YOU SERIOUS? :D  399 for 4a 5G that's hella good price. No I don't and I probably wouldn't buy from Germany anyway, because warranty and stuff. But 399, that's very compelling. Would you recommend any other phone than this? Thank you very much.

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8 minutes ago, Onw said:

Would you recommend any other phone than this? Thank you very much.

Nothing specific. I guess Samsung isn't a bad choice. Personally I'm not a fan of their UI.

Sadly Nokia and Motorola seem to only offer garbage.

And I'd stay away from Honor and Huawei. Bought my mum a Honor 3 years ago. It's fine, but the software is starting to have issues.

05Gb/s - USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB 3.0, 3.1 Gen1)

10Gb/s - USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB 3.1 Gen2)

20Gb/s - USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 

40Gb/s - USB 4.0, Thunderbolt 3, Thunderbolt 4

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Just now, Senzelian said:

Nothing specific. I guess Samsung isn't a bad choice. Personally I'm not a fan of their UI.

Sadly Nokia and Motorola seem to only offer garbage.

 

Yeah, I don't like the UI either, but I don't see any other options either. Thank you.

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3 minutes ago, Senzelian said:

Nothing specific. I guess Samsung isn't a bad choice. Personally I'm not a fan of their UI.

Sadly Nokia and Motorola seem to only offer garbage.

And I'd stay away from Honor and Huawei. Bought my mum a Honor 3 years ago. It's fine, but the software is starting to have issues.

Yeah I would suggest changing to nova launcher for a start. Way better imo

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Please link to the site(s) where you intend to get the phone from. So I can find you the most suitable option based on your preferences and is guaranteed to be available and within your budget.

 

I dont play guessing games. You save my time and I save yours. How's that?

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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27 minutes ago, huilun02 said:

Please link to the site(s) where you intend to get the phone from. So I can find you the most suitable option based on your preferences and is guaranteed to be available and within your budget.

 

I dont play guessing games. You save my time and I save yours. How's that?

Here ya go, thank you very much. https://www.alza.cz/EN/

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39 minutes ago, shadowstorm52 said:

Yeah I would suggest changing to nova launcher for a start. Way better imo

Thank you, but I don't think that would be suitable - nor for me, nor for my mum :D

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43 minutes ago, Senzelian said:

Nothing specific. I guess Samsung isn't a bad choice. Personally I'm not a fan of their UI.

Sadly Nokia and Motorola seem to only offer garbage.

And I'd stay away from Honor and Huawei. Bought my mum a Honor 3 years ago. It's fine, but the software is starting to have issues.

Yeah, I don't like huawei or honor at all.

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51 minutes ago, Onw said:

Here ya go, thank you very much. https://www.alza.cz/EN/

Very good

 

So here are your options

https://www.alza.cz/EN/mobile-phones/18843445.htm#f&limit=8000--12000&cst=1&cud=0&pg=1&prod=&par13172=13172-37907,13172-239784490&sc=2550

Filter parameters: Price under CZK 12k, screen size under 6.4", brand new

The price listed in red is before VAT

 

I would suggest the Galaxy S10e

Reasons being; 

  • Best performance within your budget
  • Dual sim, 2nd sim slot doubles as storage expansion
  • IP68 ingress protection
  • Dedicated ultrawide shooter
  • Video recording capable of 4k60, stereo sound, gyro OIS+EIS
  • Alternate charging method (wireless charging)
  • Power button doubles as FP reader

 

The OnePlus Nord should not be part of the result. It is a regular sized phone (much larger than the S10e), screen actually in excess of 6.4", and weights 184g

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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33 minutes ago, huilun02 said:

Very good

 

So here are your options

https://www.alza.cz/EN/mobile-phones/18843445.htm#f&limit=8000--12000&cst=1&cud=0&pg=1&prod=&par13172=13172-37907,13172-239784490&sc=2550

Filter parameters: Price under CZK 12k, screen size under 6.4", brand new

The price listed in red is before VAT

 

I would suggest the Galaxy S10e

Reasons being; 

  • Best performance within your budget
  • Dual sim, 2nd sim slot doubles as storage expansion
  • IP68 ingress protection
  • Dedicated ultrawide shooter
  • Video recording capable of 4k60, stereo sound, gyro OIS+EIS
  • Alternate charging method (wireless charging)
  • Power button doubles as FP reader

 

The OnePlus Nord should not be part of the result. It is a regular sized phone (much larger than the S10e), screen actually in excess of 6.4", and weights 184g

Thank you very much. I believe the note 10 isn't there because of it's size and price, but it's fairly light as well and she would probably stretch the budget a little bit. What is your opinion on that phone? Thank you!

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17 minutes ago, Onw said:

Thank you very much. I believe the note 10 isn't there because of it's size and price, but it's fairly light as well and she would probably stretch the budget a little bit. What is your opinion on that phone? Thank you!

Yes its small for a Note

It will come with 256GB of storage, but loses expandable storage and headphone jack

You also get an extra telephoto camera with OIS, and of course the stylus

 

Is the extra features and tradeoffs worth the price? Not for me to decide

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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2 minutes ago, huilun02 said:

Yes its small for a Note

It will come with 256GB of storage, but loses expandable storage and headphone jack

You also get an extra telephoto camera with OIS, and of course the stylus

 

Is the extra features and tradeoffs worth the price? Not for me to decide

Alright, thank you very much, I'll google through the battery life and give those 2 options to my mum. Thank you very much!

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