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BANGKOK 21 April 2019 05:52
finy

Can someone please recommend me a very very cheap smartphone?

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Confession: I’ve never actually owned a smartphone.

 

I’m going to buy a new iPhone in about 8 months, but I simply don’t need it right now so will wait.

 

But I would like to test out how to use apps, get usernames before they go away etc.

 

So if someone could recommend a cheap smartphone to practice on that would be great. It just needs to be the most basic that can play apps.

 

I’m guessing swapping phones (android to iPhone) but keeping same phone number won’t do any damage.

 

Cheers

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26 minutes ago, finy said:

So if someone could recommend a cheap smartphone

New Samsung about 4500-5500 baht for bottom of the line. great entry level phones. if you lose the phone its not the end of the world. 

27 minutes ago, finy said:

I’m guessing swapping phones (android to iPhone)

wrong direction for "cheap"

27 minutes ago, finy said:

to practice on that would be great.

you don't need to practice. you need to decide which platform to use. Android or Apple. 

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5 minutes ago, NCC1701A said:

New Samsung about 4500-5500 baht for bottom of the line. great entry level phones. if you lose the phone its not the end of the world. 

wrong direction for "cheap"

you don't need to practice. you need to decide which platform to use. Android or Apple. 

Agree, plenty of low cost Samsung and other good phones, many functions, practice not needed, just get on with it.

 

 

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At 2.299 from Lazada something like below can do most things fine and should allow getting used to Android.

Xiaomi Redmi Go (1G+8G) สีà¸à¸³ [à¸à¸£à¸°à¸à¸±à¸à¸£à¹à¸²à¸ 1 à¸à¸µ]

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For many years, my GF and I have Asus smartphones, 3000-4000 bahts, enough for what we need, and makes beautiful pictures ( camera ) and videos 

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3 hours ago, scorecard said:

Agree, plenty of low cost Samsung and other good phones, many functions, practice not needed, just get on with it.

 

 

 

I will buy either a Samsung A7 or J6 next week.  Nothing that it is worth the extra few Ringitt to buy from a reputable shop, like in Central... vs. a knock-off marketplace like MBK or Tukom.  I would not trust the internal components from a 3rd party discount shop.  Good luck.

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10 minutes ago, RoadWarrior371 said:

 

I will buy either a Samsung A7 or J6 next week.  Nothing that it is worth the extra few Ringitt to buy from a reputable shop, like in Central... vs. a knock-off marketplace like MBK or Tukom.  I would not trust the internal components from a 3rd party discount shop.  Good luck.

Ringitt?  In Thailand? 

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5 hours ago, FarangDoingHisThing69 said:

Samsung or OPPO is a good choice.

Sure, a co-worker is happy with his Oppo.  OP, I travel a bit to other countries, and find that a dual-sim phone is useful as well, so keep that in mind when you are shopping. 

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I highly recommend the Huawei Y635. I have a 3 year old model and it cost £80 back then and I just picked up another brand new one in the box as a spare on ebay for £50. (I haven't seen them in the shops for at least 2 years now) I swear by it, such good value. With the exception of the camera, which is just average. I don't know if you can get hold of one where you are, but if you want a cheap smartphone, it might be worth a try................

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Another thing to look at......... You have a [non smartphone] phone now ?  will the network work on a Smartphone ?  often the network Offices will upgrade your phone cheap...  If you have to have a new number a brand new phone is even cheaper... 

 

eg: went with a friend to AIS last week, he got a upgrade from his Samsung J 1 running Android 4 to a Samsung A 7 running Android 8..  much better CPU, Rom and Ram + much better camera all for 3,500 baht [kept same number and contract]... list price for a A 7 is over 8,000 baht..

 

For me my smartphone still works, it is old but fine for me and my use, went into True to ask they offered upgrade to a Vivo Y95i for 3,800 baht...  much bigger screen, CPU, Rom and Ram..... rather nice + yes tempted....  

 

The New phones for 2019 run Android 9.......  

 

Buying a very cheap smartphone from around 800 baht up  = what will you do about a Sim card to make it work ? 

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I got a DTAC phone... model ZTE Blade Q3 at MBK in BKK... 2K baht...about 9 months later, works fine. however, the camera is a bit of a joke, in case that's important to you. 

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