Old smartphones are good enough for South Africans

InfidelGastro

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I'm quite happy with my R900 phone from China! I am at a PC virtually all day so I don't need to carry a powerful device around with me.
I agree, yet I use a Note 9. The only reason for that is that I get Samsung phones at wholesale cost. If I couldn't, I'd be happy with some mid range device. I've used them before and they're fine. I also think that it is daft to upgrade every year, there's simply no reason to.
 

marine1

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Not when certain manufacturers intentionally slow down phones with new software updates.
As for new tech? If my contracts allow me to upgrade and not pay in sure I will do it
Ordered the Samsung S10 as soon as its here
 

Gudnews

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It's all relative I guess. For a tech peasent like me, a Samsung S7 still revs my engine, the S6 even but for the lack of a SD slot.
 

MidnightWizard

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So I guess "Staff-writers"next article should be

The best bang for the buck -- "Old" Smartphone

I might subscribe to that article ..........
 

saor

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I won't spend more than R6K on a phone these days.
Anything more than that is just pure greed.
How often do you get a new phone?

I'm still on my one m8 - probably about 4 / 5 years old. I'm a bit torn about what to get next tho - really just want a decent camera and battery.
 

Yirhu

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Here I am still rocking my galaxy s3 lte from god knows when as this is a hand me down phone. I think it's rather silly to spend more than R7000 on a smartphone, even if on contract.
 

Marcan

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I think one can get good phones between R 2k and 6k. Possibly with at least 3Gb ram and 32 Gb ROM.
 

SM-SA

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Somehow i feel Bias in these articles ie "south Africans love second hand cars", "old smartphones are good enough for South Africans".
Isn't it ultimately an individuals choice how he/she wants to buy, what one affords or feel content with? IMG_20190208_223435.jpg
 

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Munchk1n

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Last year, instead of getting the Galaxy S9 on my contract renewal, I got a Galaxy A8, saved me quite a bit on my contract, plus the A8 is a beautiful phone without costing me a Kidney, and actually fits in my hand and Camelbak. All these new phones are too big and too expensive, and don't really offer much more value than a midrange phone. Plus my partner is using my old S7 and she loves that phone.
 

gamer16

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I'm very happy with my Chinese (probably) Proline XM-502, it does what I want, no need for fancy flagship phones.
 
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