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Posted 26 November 2015 - 06:59 PM

Smashed my old Nexus 4 yesterday - it had been hanging on for dear life and the battery was shot but I loved the little thing.

 

Now I am faced with trying to buy a replacement for around $200 (no more than $300). The best I have been able to find is through eBay (because I'll have to wait up to a month) for a last-gen Nexus 5.

Are there better phones I should be looking at that would meet my need? I prefer Android devices, nothing larger than 5" but would be willing to consider iPhones if there were anything cheap enough.

EDIT: Also, I double-checked the rules regarding posting about possibly buying from eBay and couldn't find anything against it. Feel free to let me know if this is outside of them.



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Posted 26 November 2015 - 08:07 PM

Absolutely no problem whatsoever.

 

You could probably pick up another Nexus 4 from Trade Me if you wanted, possibly even under $200. Or you could look at something like an LG G2 or Samsung Galaxy S4 (they're great phones, I've got a G2 and have had fun with faulty S4's), and still get it under your $300.


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Posted 26 November 2015 - 08:36 PM

My thoughts with the problems of a Nexus 4 were that:
* I did desire a slightly bigger screen
* Modern apps were starting to chug a little
* The last-gen Nexus 5 only just went out of production so I expected I would still be able to pick up a first hand one

 

I prefer to be able to buy first hand when it comes to consumer electronics.


And apparently can't edit my last post oh dear

But yeah, browsing through the listings on TradeMe, I would pay as much as through eBay for a Nexus 5 and even on eBay there is very little price difference except when buying second hand.
 

What is it with phones being expensive... -_-



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Posted 26 November 2015 - 08:56 PM

A brand-new phone won't be cheap just because it is a two year old model, unfortunately. But fair enough preferring that route. However, in that price range you've really got two options: second-hand, or a cheaper phone. Some of the new phones in that price range will be good phones, but probably not up to a second-hand previous-gen flagship for a similar price.

 

You should be able to edit your previous post no problems... What message does it give?


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Posted 26 November 2015 - 09:38 PM

I think it was because it was the last post in the series so that when I added a comment, it just tagged it to the bottom but the edit option wasn't there for some reason



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Posted 28 November 2015 - 03:59 AM

Amazon just had the Nexus 6 32gb for $199 USD. I was just about to put it in cart and buy it but they ran out of stock and the price went back to $339. Was only up for 3 or so hours. Sooo gutted.



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Posted 28 November 2015 - 09:48 AM

Amazon just had the Nexus 6 32gb for $199 USD. I was just about to put it in cart and buy it but they ran out of stock and the price went back to $339. Was only up for 3 or so hours. Sooo gutted.

 

wow unlucky! lol


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Posted 29 November 2015 - 01:52 PM

If it had been the new Nexus 6P then that would have been awesome. They seem to be doing a lot of those flash deals but I don't enjoy the phablet style. Managed to pick up a brand new Nexus 9 for my wife for US$300 though.






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