The best smartphones you can buy for under R5,000

eg2505

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Yup, but the CIA needs to track you at all times so now batteries are non removable... oh wait... thats not it, phones need to be waterproof...

Or do they....? :unsure:
main reason I ask for removable batteries, is due to the fact that what wears out fastest is the batteries,

should't that be easiest to replace?

unless your one of these people that buys a new phone every 2 years?
 

Dan C

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main reason I ask for removable batteries, is due to the fact that what wears out fastest is the batteries,

should't that be easiest to replace?

unless your one of these people that buys a new phone every 2 years?
Stops people putting in cheap fake batteries that may explode during charging.
 

ReggaeBoyz

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The Pocophone F1 beats them all for less than R5,000.

I see Gearbest has it for R4,144.85 and then about R350 for shipping via DHL and R300 for clearance.

I ordered mine on the Thursday and had it the next Wednesday.

Either 2 sims or 1 sim and microsd and a battery that never seems to die and far faster than my daughters Samsung costing R2,000 more using the 845 chipset.
 

eg2505

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Stops people putting in cheap fake batteries that may explode during charging.
your 100% right, but still, what wears out fastest? batteries,
shouldn't that be easiest to replace?

I mean think about it, one needs to be able to change oil in your car,
wouldn't you be mad if you cant top up the oil in your car? have to take it to the stealership
(Im of course excluding the Bugatti veyron, here, but that is my point)

I know of course why one has these phones with non removable batteries,
to force you to buy another phone, also why they dont release regular O/S upgrades for your phone (android)
they give us all these technical reasons, but me I don't buy any of it,

a phone can be build with all the fancy features, WITH a removable battery, without any issues,
its just how will they make money? main reason phones have NON removable batteries.
 

Lupus

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Nokia 6.1 has it too, bought mine for 3500. These new Nokia's are beautifully crafted.
That they are :). Though the gorillia glass screen scratches and chips it's not shattered and my phone has taken a few flights :)
 

defcomk

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The Pocophone F1 beats them all for less than R5,000.

I see Gearbest has it for R4,144.85 and then about R350 for shipping via DHL and R300 for clearance.

I ordered mine on the Thursday and had it the next Wednesday.

Either 2 sims or 1 sim and microsd and a battery that never seems to die and far faster than my daughters Samsung costing R2,000 more using the 845 chipset.
yeah i don't think you can beat the pocophone price/features XDA/Poco sent me one for Gcam porting its a pretty nice phone so long as its the Global Model
 

pinball wizard

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your 100% right, but still, what wears out fastest? batteries,
shouldn't that be easiest to replace?

I mean think about it, one needs to be able to change oil in your car,
wouldn't you be mad if you cant top up the oil in your car? have to take it to the stealership
(Im of course excluding the Bugatti veyron, here, but that is my point)

I know of course why one has these phones with non removable batteries,
to force you to buy another phone, also why they dont release regular O/S upgrades for your phone (android)
they give us all these technical reasons, but me I don't buy any of it,

a phone can be build with all the fancy features, WITH a removable battery, without any issues,
its just how will they make money? main reason phones have NON removable batteries.
I think my 3 year old has a better sense of logic than you mate.
 

AlphaJohn

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main reason I ask for removable batteries, is due to the fact that what wears out fastest is the batteries,

should't that be easiest to replace?

unless your one of these people that buys a new phone every 2 years?
If you don't do deep charge cycles your phone battery can last well over 5 years. Problem is people still practice Nicad run flat, charge full cycles. Nothing kills Lit tech than letting the phone run flat and leaving it charging it over night while they sleep.
 

Suspect99

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not impressive enough, no removable battery,
id gladly take less specs, but removable battery anyday of the week.
Is this going to be a thing like glass tailgates in every thread again?
 

A727

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The Sony Xperia xa1 Ultra is the best you can get the picture quality everything is good about this phone
 
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