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Why do people need expensive phones when mid-tier phones are good enough and they don't play games?
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They don't need it. They just want the latest and greatest to be part of the group
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>>52593756
This. OP is retarded.
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>>52593732
I have no idea myself. I actually went deep into low-tier.

Got a Lumia 640 dual sim for 130€, with free 50€ of accessories reimbursed by Microsoft, and 15€ on my account to buy apps. Shit works like a fucking charm, it's the most stable shit ever, the battery life is stellar, and I'm thinking it's far, far better than many $400 phones. It has all the features I expect and need, and I have zero problems with it.

Why do people get iphones?
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Ego.
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Why do people need mid-tier phones when low-tier phones are good enough? Hurrrr
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>>52593732
Because they get better support, are usually built better and have more accessories.

I usually buy flagships 5 or 6 months after they come out. You can find them discounted and most of the software kinks are usually ironed out by then.
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>>52593769
>Why do people get iphones?
social status/trend/fad etc..
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>>52593808
>Because they get better support
Obviously, they're beta testing.
>are usually built better
Attempted to, actually many production issues and the later models are far better.
>and have more accessories
Not true, even for iShit.
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>>52593732
>Why do people want fast cars and sexy women when this goat I fuck is just fine?
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>>52593826
Pissed myself at that, cheers for the laugh.
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>>52593808
Oh, and I almost forgot about this, but they almost always have better audio output quality. For someone like me, who listens to music for two hours each day during commutes it's pretty important.
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>Why do people eat steak when this <shit food> has all the same nutrients?
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>>52593732
>don't play games
you can play games on mid-tier phones just fine. Just not the most graphics-intense ones.
I have a €150 Wileyfox Swift (SD410, 2GB RAM, 5" 720p screen) and I suits me just fine. Smooth interface and if I want I can play games on it.

Buying expensive phones is retarded.
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On low and mid-tier android phones you're likely stuck with the malware infested crap they ship with. There are only very few developers behind non-bullshit android versions, so their support concentrates on the flagship devices.
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>>52593825
Are you retarded or is this bait?
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>>52593825
Okay so if someone offered you an iPhone 6s/Galaxy s6 Edge (a high end phone) or a $200 chinkatron 3000 you'd choose the chinkatron because you're an edgy kid?
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>>52593859
>$200 chinkatron 3000
That's very expensive for a chinkatron.
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>>52593732
I got a zenfone, it plays my games just fine.
Camera could be better though...
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Most people don't need expensive phones , but the majority of those who own a high end phone dont spend hundreds of dollars on the phones. The get the phones with their expensive mobile plan
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>>52593852
>tfw my phone officially runs CyanogenOS
I have relatively good support on my cheap phone and if COS stops updating for some reason I can just use CM.
Feels good man. Especially appreciate the lack of bloat after switching from a Samshit phone.
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>>52593859
Sell the S6 Edge and buy a Xperia Z5 Premium win win
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>>52593876
So could the screen,
And everything fucking else,
Thats what you tend to get with a higher end phone, a better fucking phone, OP is a goat fucker
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I only buy phones with good ROM support.
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better screen/camera/build materials

Also its sort of a status symbol.

I spent a month convincing my sister that she doesn't fucking need S6 when there are phones for less but she still got it.

It fucking struggles to keep a simple game like Lifeline in ram
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>>52593907
So Nexus's, LG's and old Samsung flagship's with snapdragons?
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Conspicious consumption.
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>>52593891
My screen is already IPS 1080P 6" and gorilla glass what more do I need?

I don't need 1440P/2K/4K screens.
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>>52593909
pic related

embarassing
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>>52593838
It's true, but honestly output quality is unmatched on the iPhone 4S and the Galaxy S1 when it comes to phones, the S1 supports up to 64GB sdcards so honestly for 50$ you can get a PMP that just works.

Only one with a proper DAC recently would be the LG V10, and even then the seperate DAC only activates when using the official music player.
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>>52593838
>iphone apparently has good DAC
>new iphone has no audio jack
>no DAC
kek
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>>52593939
I get it you like your phone, that's fine.
But I picked up a friend's whilst owning an s6 Edge and the screen is utter shit in comparison.

> Poor viewing angles
> An odd about of space between the glass and the screen
> Washed out inaccurate colours
> 6" for 1080p isn't enough

I get that it's not fair to compare OLED to mid range IPS but that's not my point, my point to dumb fuck OP is that people spend on more money to get better shit.
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>>52593980
Amount**
Forgive me..
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>>52593826

Lel
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>>52593980
I'm sorry OP, I don't want to be mean, but yes you're right to an extent. No body really needs anything fancy for basic use alone. Just like how nobody needs to accumulate enough wealth that five generations couldn't spend it living it up.
You should read a book called Status Anxiety, or just watch the documentary. It's worth it.
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>>52594032
It addresses your concerns quite well, seriously consider having a look at it
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>>52593769
>Why do people get iphones?
Because they want to.
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>>52593980
I find that Samsung's screens turn yellow or red with age and could never get used to it.
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Phones are status symbols, same way as a nice sports car. Main difference is everyone can afford the best phone. Buying an expensive phone (especially iPhone) makes people think they're rich. Apple perfected that art, and that's where the real money is made: Make it expensive enough for averages to think it's expensive, but not enough for them to not afford it

There are many reasons why you would buy an expensive phone, but this is the reason 99% of people do it
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>>52594068
Fair enough, I have nothing against the Zen phone, its a solid setup for the price.
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The only reason I'm not getting a OPX/2 and instead getting a G3 or G4 is for muh removable battery.
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>>52593959
I have a Moto G 1st Gen. Considering that it's a cheap-ass phone, the audio quality is pretty great. It actually works better than the Galaxy S4 I tried for a week.
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>>52594073
100% Spot on
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I got the G4 for a little more than a OnePlus and I'm really happy with it, my GF has the iPhone 5 and instead of getting a 6 (insane tariff cost) I've converted her to the LG camp due to fast charging, swapping batteries, far cheaper contract, better camera, SD card etc.
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>>52594054
>Because they want to.
He's obviously asking why they would want iphones when there are many sensible alternatives available.
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>>52593959
I know about the gs1 and the i4s, but I just want a single device to do everything with a nice, customizable interface. I'd rather get an ipod than one of those.

Fuck, I've been eyeing the v10, but if I can't use the external dac with an aosp rom, I won't even touch it.
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Because they're very easy to impress
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>>52593769
Agreed. The Lumia 640 is pretty much the best cheap phone that can do everything a high end one can.
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>>52594226
I don't know if they managed to make it work with other players on the V10, this was the state of affairs back 3 months ago, apparently LG did it because they want to shoehorn some ultra high quality streaming service into it, that's why they locked it.

Just get a galaxy s1 for 30$, hard to regret something when its that cheap.
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>>52593769

>Dhruv, thank you for your participation in the Microsoft Windows Clear Advertising initiative. 5 rupees has been credited to your Microsoft account.
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>>52593732
I want my programs to run smoothly. Sorry you can't afford a few $ to enjoy that. Obviously I use AOSP ROMs, even overclock. I also used to apply scripts like V6 but nowadays the difference is minuscule.
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>>52594262
Quite the good funny
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>>52594256
you regret the 30$ when you decide after 20 minutes with it that its cheap shit and you buy something more expensive anyways
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Mid tier devices barely get any dev support. It's all about flagships or select low end devices like moto G.
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They need to put the sensor from the Sony RX-100 IV or the A7s into a phone and slap a 6" screen and 6000~10000mah battery in it, I don't care if it's 1cm thick, make it happen.
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>>52594280
>I want my programs to run smoothly.

I have a OPO with a quad core SD801 @ 2.4GHz.

I disabled 2 cores and downclocked the remaining 2 cores to 300MHz each. They still emulate GBA smooth as butter, as well as run every other app perfectly.

Flagships are a meme now.
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>>52594304
its not cheap shit, just outdated shit
the sgs1 cost 599$ when it first came out, same as any other flagship nowadays, build quality, specs, screen, at the time (5 years ago) was top of the line.
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>>52594335
>every other app perfectly
Even your browser :^)
Come on now, you know you're lying. Or you are actually that slow yourself. Try overclocking your brain or something.
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>>52593888
I agree cyanogen is quite comfy to use and also really clean. But they do include proprietary applications and that's already too much for me. I'm currently running Omnirom on a Nexus 4 I got on ebay for about 65 Eur.
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>>52594354
It renders every site I visit instantly. Sorry you're retarded and download so much shit on your phone that you need 8 cores @ 100% load just to get web pages to load quickly.
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>>52594379
>Sorry you're retarded and download so much shit on your phone
BecauseI delete system apps now my phone now has less apps than yours after factory reset. Visit a doctor, it's illegal to be that slow.
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>>52594280
Calm down with the fucking overclock buddy, phones have ran smoothly since the market switched to quad-core..
I can help you, you just need to calm down first.
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>>52594406
Cores number means jack shit. And overclocking CPU doesn't contribute to heat much, it's overclocked GPU that will melt your phone.
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>>52594197
>>52594073
Pro tip: If it is expensive but cheap enough for everyone to buy anyway, the only status it symbolizes is that of a wasteful sheep.
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Check out my thermals.
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Mostly as a showoff. Why do you think people buy a Porsche? It's not that they are allowed to drive 200km/h somewhere at all.

One tip for you all: always do the opposite of what the masses do.
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>>52594426
Alright man, I swear I can hear you breathing really heavily and getting chip dip caught in-between your keyboard.

Most phones these days, in fact since probably 2013 have ran standard functions ( home screen/most apps) pretty smoothly. The compromises aren't as bad as what they used to be.
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>>52594464
On the other hand: if you have the money and you don't waste like 60% of your money on a phone, then go ahead and buy that iPhone 6s. It's fast as fuck.

People are just terrible with money management.
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>>52594398
Yet you need an octacore at maximum load to browse the web without lag. How is it possible to reach your level of stupidity?
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>>52594445
Well you browse /g/ so are obviously to some extent tech savvy. I doubt if you own an iPhone it'd be for status reasons
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>>52594472
>2013 have ran standard functions
I'll give you that, MOST of the stuff runs good. But not everything.
>>52594484
>octacore
See >>52594426
You just don't notice the lag, I get it, go live your slow life.
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>>52594484
Hey! HEY, you're freaking him out. Let me handle the autist
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>good enough
I guess that's a pretty subjective thing.

Back when I bought my Sony Xperia Z1 Compact it was actually reasonably priced.
When my sisters both got the Z3 Compact on my recommendation it was also reasonably priced.
Both were about $450 in "today's prices", conversion and currency exchange included.

The Z5 Compact costs the same now, pretty much, and I guess it's the one I'd get if I were to buy a new phone right now.

Is it mid-tier?
I guess it is.

The only thing it needs is a bigger battery - but I'll gladly trade that for a smaller size.
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>>52594495
Maybe hold off on another redbull for tonight, you've already had ten. I bet you did a custom job on your car and added a sick body kit to reduce drag
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>>52594495
You're right, my phone only runs at 60fps on a 60hz screen, unlike yours which runs at 85fps on a 60hz screen
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>>52594522
Redbull tastes like shit tho.
>>52594544
My phone MAINTAINS 60fps. Even if it overheats >>52594452 . Yours doesn't.
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>>52594515
HEY YOU!
Take hur big city wordz bak to /pol/ u querrbo homo faggot, thiz b3 /g/, we tlk in niggers and memes
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>>52594579
What?
Fuck off.
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>>52594563
Even so, My phone doesn't appear to dip below 60fps often enough to justify an OC. Doesn't matter, you obviously see the benefits from it.
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>>52593732
I got the OPO and its great in every aspect except for the camera. So that is the biggest reason I will probably upgrade this year.
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>>52594480
The problem is, 90% of the people don't have the money and buy the phone together with a phoneplan and they end up paying even more for the phone over the course of the phone plan
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>>52593732
I dunno, is HTC M8 still considered expensive? I got a new one last month for about 300 bucks. I just liked the build quality and the specs are still ok for what I'm doing with it.

I just would never buy chink phones myself.

It's hillarious when most of /g/ buys chink phones with flagship hardware, just because they're cheaper and then they come bragging about "mah performance" here. Then after a year or less they come back and complain that their chink marvel just crapped out and they need a new phone.
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>>52593945
>Disable auto open
>[UNINSTALL]
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>>52594723
>I would never buy a chink phone
HTC Corporation (Chinese: 宏達國際電子股份有限公司; pinyin: Hóngdá Guójì Diànzǐ Gǔfèn Yǒuxiàn Gōngsī
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>>52594713
Yeah it happens all the time. People never do the maths.
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>>52594784
>Moldova (Romanian: [molˈdova]), officially the Republic of Moldova (Romanian: Republica Moldova), is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Romania to the west and Ukraine to the north, east, and south.

And your point is? That there are countries which use a language which is similar with the language from another country? See Moldova and Romania. Or northern Belgium (the Flemish part) and the Netherlands.
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>>52594813
Taiwan is China, anon.
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Is there any phones like the Note 4?

Same screen size, removable battery and SD card slot?

Note 5 has that shit glass back so you can't replace the battery/put in an SD card.

People want ridiculous amounts for Note 4's.

Most tablets are a bit too big for what I'm looking for and don't have Cell Antenna.

Just looking for a device you could use for 'everything' without worrying about fitting it in your pocket, but not as big as a tablet.
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>>52594792
Maybe in your location, data is such a fucking ripoff in AUS that it doesn't tend to matter so much. For example my contract is over 2 years $512 for the phone (s6 Edge) and $1600 or something for the data..
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>>52593882
Which means they end up paying even more for the phones.
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>>52594845
There is the note 3, which can be overclocked to run at the same speed as the note 4, cosmetically they aren't all that different
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>>52594845
I want a Nexus phone with Stylus input. Samsungs are absolute fucking shit, but unless if Samsung switches to Stock Android or Nexus gets a Note phone, I'm sticking with iPhone.
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I have a Doogee X5, costed like $60.
It's pretty good except the 5MP camera, and it's a little slow sometimes.
Anyone else here that have one?
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>there are people buying a new phone with a contract while still paying for the old one
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>>52593732
Because top phones have the best cameras, best processors which means NO LAG.

I too stuck with mid range devices until i got a flagship phone.

Holllyyyyyy shit is it a world of a difference. Besides the obvious upgrades, there are little things that are nice like the much better ear speaker. Man do I love my phone.

Just because mid range seem good enough for you don't think that flagships don't have their place.
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>>52594833
Nope, that China you are thinking about is the People's Republic of China, the Communist country with cheap labour, which is what makes most of /g/'s phones so cheap. It's not the Taiwanese China which makes them so cheap.

https://www.quora.com/Why-do-so-many-people-from-Taiwan-dislike-being-called-Chinese
https://www.quora.com/Is-Taiwan-part-of-or-separate-from-China
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>>52594865
Like I said in my post above, not everywhere, in AUS the phone is for the most part quite cheap over 2 years, its the data, which I'd have to pay for anyways
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I just want a very high quality screen and long battery life.
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>>52594857
>$2100 total for a S6 Edge.
What piece of shit carrier are you on?
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>>52594894
Telstra my good sir, its fucked
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>>52594894
I get 6gb of data, unlimited calls and texts and probably some international minutes
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>>52594884
You're really out of touch with reality.
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>>52594899
>>52594912
Have you seen Boost mobile yet?
11GB for $40 per month. Uld texts and calls on the Telstra 4G network.
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>>52594813
You mean Moldova thats so clearly Romanian they had a movement to join Romania?
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>>52594884
You know when China fell to the communist and the government fled to a small island?

What was that island called again?
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Why do people ever buy flagship tier electronics? Status symbol, wanting "the best" or just being retarded and thinking that spending more money gets you a proportionally better product.

I myself have a Lumia 830. It's not as good as 930, obvious, but still pretty damn nice considering it cost a little over half as much.
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>>52594972
I love those posts that answer their own questions.
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>>52594967
Taiwan
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What's the best non or old flagship phone that I can buy for less than 350 euros which also has removable battery?

Preferably around the Netherlands.
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>>52595094
You might be able to find a Note 4 at that price, if you're lucky. Some new unsold stock one.
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>>52595116

Unfortunately looks like the unsold ones are still around 450 euros and more. I'd rather get a G4 instead.

I can't believe I'd struggle this much just because I want removable batteries.
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i literally use lumia 435 dual sim only for texting and calls for anything else i have my tablet
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>>52594262
Stale meme teebeehache
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>>52595094
Look up some korean/jap LG G2 variants. F320 I believe. It's old, but dirt cheap, and SD800 is still okay.
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I an normally the same way, but the durability of the Droid Turbo 2 really got me interested/
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>be me
>have moto e lte - $50
>have thinkpad t420 - $140
>do everything i need them to
>even play some gaymes
>not spending over $200 on tech

beats me, op
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Mostly this >>52593756

Also known as retardation.

I have a Moto E and shit's already overkill for me.
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>>52597725
I feel you.

I have a Moto E 4G.
Use an F91-W.
Thinkpad T400 coming next week.
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>>52593732
I don't know. Maybe it's a status thing.
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Note 4 here
>dat delicious stylus
Suck my dick, poorfags
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>Friend spends 600 bucks on a phone
>"Wow you must use a lot of power hungry stuff"
>"No, just whatsapp, facebook, checking football matches and doing photos"
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>>52597878
What the fuck is wrong with that face?
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>ITT: poor and bitterfags in denial
>ego
>to belong to a group
>people are stupid
Mid-tier phones are NOT good enough. I had a mid-tier phone for a few years, and it fucking sucked.
>small screen
>inadequate performance (while browsing non-mobile websites and with videos)
>no premium features like integrated IR
>modem fucking sucked, couldn't get anywhere near the HSPA peak speeds despite coverage
Also I got the flagship model for $150 from work, so why the fuck not?
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>implying you don't need a quadcore just to unlock the phone.
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Flagship phones have better support. This is important on Android otherwise you will be out of date
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>>52597935
>20 cents in parts
>premium feature
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If you're not looking for battery life, screen, or durability as primary qualities you shouldn't be buying a smartphone.
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>>52597978
It's probably even less than that. What's your point?
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I personally get the flagships because that is how you get updates on android.

As long as a phone gets updates there is no reason to get a new phone.

Flagships becomes mid tier phones soon enough.
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>>52593732
For me it's
>camera
>battery life
>oled screen
Love my Droid turbo. Thing is I'll be using this one for longer than the usual two years. 4 if I can handle it
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>>52593732
Why does a bit ending robot need a cigar? To look cool, obviously
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>>52598048
Then you should get "flagship budgets" like the moto g. Fucking gets updates faster than any other non nexus.
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>>52593852
Moto g is fine at least until lelnovo ruin it
And the umi hammer s is just stock Android with root because umi is lazy.
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>>52598048
pretty much any phone can run CyanongenMod, and they patch shit faster than google could ever.
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>>52594335
how to? how much extra battery do you get?
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>>52598375
with rooted phone you atleast can do that with alot of stuff, but dunno unrooted
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>>52598357

CM is buggy shit, at least it is on my S3.

Can't take a picture while rotating (inside whatsapp) or the screen shuts down and needs a reboot.
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>>52598770
Can agree with this.
Everytime I've used Cyanogenmod in the past 3+ years it's been buggy and unusable, mostly used it on Samsung/HTC
I remember it being pretty okay back in like 2011 on my HTC Desire Z though.
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>>52593732
The cameras, honestly. Cheap phones have awful cameras. I get blown away by that shit every time I see people use new phone cams.
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>>52598770
A lot of phones are supported but only a few has stable builds.
Most of them are nightly builds and with those things like gapps, xposed or stuff like that won't work.
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>>52593732
it's +-200bux, they shell out 200bux and hoping nothing will ever break on it in the life time, basically because it's cheap.
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>buy a mid tier phone
Wish I didn't fall for this meme, my 2013 Moto X struggles with School Idol Festival.
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>>52599014

I have to say, while being buggy, it's still better than the stock AT&T rom, my god that was a laggy piece of shit.
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>>52593913
Basically.
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