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Posted 02 October 2018 - 01:09 PM

I'm wanting to replace my current LG G2 (which I got second-hand) with something a bit more recent. The battery life is getting a bit short... Either way, I'm after suggestions. Second-hand is OK if it is still in good condition.

 

What I'm after:

< $500, preferably <$400

Android, preferably with custom ROMs available (or likely to be available)

A good camera, particularly for photos

1080p+ (I don't really want a step down from what I've got!)

Good battery life

Headphone jack (not essential)

Prefer no notch

(Nice but not important) LTE band 28 (700 MHz)


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Posted 03 October 2018 - 08:21 AM

If you were looking second hand I would be looking at a Nexus 6P, it would be a good step forward from a LG G2 and well within your budget. It looks to tick all the boxes that you mentioned above too. My last phone was a Nexus 6P, and before that I had a LG G2 too, and it was a great step up in every area.


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Posted 03 October 2018 - 01:59 PM

That's a good suggestion. I had kind of overlooked it due to age, but I think it might just be the one.


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Posted 03 October 2018 - 02:14 PM

It's a great phone. I would probably still be using mine if I hadn't won a new phone.

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Posted 03 October 2018 - 03:59 PM

Yep, I think I'll be getting one of them – unless someone else has any better ideas, which isn't likely!


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Posted 04 October 2018 - 10:42 AM

OK, just bought one off Trade Me. Thanks for the suggestion!


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Posted 04 October 2018 - 12:43 PM

Nice one, I hope it goes well!!


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Posted 10 October 2018 - 11:54 AM

It arrived this morning. Seems very nice so far. But I did have to take scissors to my SIM (started as a mini, cut down to micro for the LG G2, and now to nano). I may have to replace its battery (I knew that when I bought it), but we'll see how it goes.


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Posted 10 October 2018 - 07:56 PM

The battery isn't designed to be "user serviceable" as such, but I did my one at one stage. It wasn't too tricky.


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Posted 10 October 2018 - 08:44 PM

I checked that before I bought it and decided I could manage, otherwise I would have paid a bit more and got one that had already had its battery replaced. I've fiddled inside my G2 as well (including replacing the battery), and it isn't that great either. But I was beginning to have second thoughts about getting the two initial covers up, particularly the glass over the camera, so that is definitely reassuring!


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Posted 17 October 2018 - 02:08 PM

It was shutting down when it discharged to about 25%. So I bought a replacement battery, and replaced it this morning. I didn't have any problems. I used a heat gun to soften the glue holding the two covers on the back, and a multimeter with thermocouple to check how hot it was getting (a massive help). For lifting the battery I mostly used some appropriately-shaped pieces of broken kindling, which do a pretty reasonable job.


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Posted 18 October 2018 - 07:19 AM

That's exactly the same thing that was happening with mine, except mine was shutting down at around the 40% battery mark. Apparently a pretty common thing with the 6P. Glad you sorted it though and hopefully it all goes well!


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Posted 13 November 2018 - 10:48 AM

How is the new phone going?



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Posted 13 November 2018 - 02:49 PM

Pretty good. I quite like it. As soon as the USB micro-B to C adapter I ordered (from China) arrived, I unlocked the bootloader and flashed LineageOS. The stock ROM is pretty good, but it is missing a few relatively minor features of LineageOS that I liked. (I had CyanogenMOD and then LineageOS on my old phone.)


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I may occasionally give advice regarding (consumer) law, but it is only my opinion based on my reading – I am not a lawyer.

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