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Re: Smart Phones - Galaxy vs the others - help!
« Reply #240 on: December 22, 2016, 10:23:59 PM »
I only have an 8 minute drive to work, that's not enough time to charge a phone. That's largely irrelevant because if I'm going to work then my phone is probably already charged, and I have a charger on my desk.

The beauty of the spare battery is getting home after cricket on a Saturday evening with 17 minutes to shower and dress before getting picked up and being able to go from 3% battery to 100% battery in 14 seconds of the time available to me.

This post has just reminded me to pack my spare battery, I'm flying to Queensland in 5 hours.
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Re: Smart Phones - Galaxy vs the others - help!
« Reply #241 on: December 23, 2016, 04:50:59 PM »
Can't you just plug your phone into the USB slot on your work computer during the day and keep it charged?
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Re: Smart Phones - Galaxy vs the others - help!
« Reply #242 on: May 18, 2017, 10:30:07 AM »
Galaxy S5s are discontinued, and I can't find one anywhere (reputable) from a quick search online this morning. I was planning on getting a spare for when this one eventually dies, but it looks like that ship has sailed by a couple of weeks. I may cry 😢
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Re: Smart Phones - Galaxy vs the others - help!
« Reply #243 on: May 18, 2017, 11:15:10 AM »
Bugger, hope mine lasts forever
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Re: Smart Phones - Galaxy vs the others - help!
« Reply #244 on: May 18, 2017, 11:22:57 AM »
Do you have a spare battery for yours? I may see if I can get a third battery once I'm emotionally stable enough to look into such things.
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Re: Smart Phones - Galaxy vs the others - help!
« Reply #245 on: May 18, 2017, 11:27:58 AM »
I have one sitting in a cupboard with a cracked screen and a spare screen to replace it. Never got around to replacing the screen and now have the S6, which I like a lot. Depends if you are up for the challenge of replacing the screen. It still works fine but is annoying to look at.

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Re: Smart Phones - Galaxy vs the others - help!
« Reply #246 on: May 18, 2017, 11:53:14 AM »
ebay would still have spare batteries surely?
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« Reply #247 on: May 18, 2017, 12:03:47 PM »
Ebay batteries 😠
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Re: Smart Phones - Galaxy vs the others - help!
« Reply #248 on: May 18, 2017, 12:29:08 PM »
ebay would still have spare batteries surely?

Almost certainly. I'm not going there again though. Those things are worse than rubbish.

Edit, buying a phone from ebay is going to be an even worse idea than getting a battery there, isn't it? There are a few there that are 'new' for a good price. I'm not entirely convinced about their newness though.

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Re: Smart Phones - Galaxy vs the others - help!
« Reply #249 on: May 18, 2017, 01:01:47 PM »
Ebay batteries 😠

I just panic bought one from Kogan while I try to talk myself into getting a phone from ebay. $25 for the battery is significantly cheaper than the spare I got when I got the phone.
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Re: Smart Phones - Galaxy vs the others - help!
« Reply #250 on: May 19, 2017, 01:12:26 PM »
Optus still have them. $960 for a 3 year old phone model seems kind of expensive though.

Edit, they sell them outright for $552.
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Re: Smart Phones - Galaxy vs the others - help!
« Reply #251 on: May 19, 2017, 07:20:22 PM »
That's a lot of money for technology that dates very quickly, considering you can get one of thee for the same money, and they are a hell of good unit.  https://tinyurl.com/jwg653e
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« Reply #252 on: May 19, 2017, 09:40:09 PM »
That's a lot of money for technology that dates very quickly, considering you can get one of thee for the same money, and they are a hell of good unit.  https://tinyurl.com/jwg653e

Doesn't look like you can get the battery out of those. I understand that isn't important to everyone, but it is to me. I could have got an s5 from ebay for ~$300, but I don't think I trust ebay with that sort of money.

I don't think the s5 will date that quickly. I've had my current one for a couple of years, and it's still going strong. It wasn't the current model when I got it either.

The only reason I bought another one is so that I've got a spare phone when this one dies - I don't think removable batteries are coming back for top end phones.
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Re: Smart Phones - Galaxy vs the others - help!
« Reply #253 on: May 19, 2017, 09:42:28 PM »
The only reason I bought another one is so that I've got a spare phone when this one dies - I don't think removable batteries are coming back for top end phones.

Why allow someone to replace a battery easily when they can just replace a phone, and make our sales figures look SO MUCH better? Our shareholders will be impressed when they see how many phones we sell!
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Re: Smart Phones - Galaxy vs the others - help!
« Reply #254 on: May 19, 2017, 09:54:43 PM »
That's a lot of money for technology that dates very quickly, considering you can get one of thee for the same money, and they are a hell of good unit.  https://tinyurl.com/jwg653e

Doesn't look like you can get the battery out of those. I understand that isn't important to everyone, but it is to me. I could have got an s5 from ebay for ~$300, but I don't think I trust ebay with that sort of money.

I don't think the s5 will date that quickly. I've had my current one for a couple of years, and it's still going strong. It wasn't the current model when I got it either.

The only reason I bought another one is so that I've got a spare phone when this one dies - I don't think removable batteries are coming back for top end phones.

I suppose I'm a bit lucky there. My son recommended the One+ because it has a decent size battery although it's a bit thicker and heavier for it but it lasts longer between charges. He also fixes phones so dropping a new one in is a 5min job for him. I got the One+2 (earlier model)
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Re: Smart Phones - Galaxy vs the others - help!
« Reply #255 on: Yesterday at 01:03:18 AM »
Im getting a one plus 3T and going on a sim only plan.

Optus have shit coverage over at yorke peninsula and still slam me $90 oer month for our mobiles.
Plus being stuck with a cooked S4 with bugger all data after 2 years is wearing pretty thin.


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Re: Smart Phones - Galaxy vs the others - help!
« Reply #256 on: Yesterday at 07:09:13 AM »
Have you considered the Aldi mobile plans. It is a prepaid and BYO phone setup. The network infrastructure is Telstra.

 https://www.aldimobile.com.au/

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Re: Smart Phones - Galaxy vs the others - help!
« Reply #257 on: Yesterday at 09:47:02 AM »
Have you considered the Aldi mobile plans. It is a prepaid and BYO phone setup. The network infrastructure is Telstra.

 https://www.aldimobile.com.au/

That looks pretty reasonable. That one didn't come up when I googled cheap plans I don't think.
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