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Discussion: Budget Smartphones

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You would have to read the data as to how they achieved their scores. I did say 'if you give this site the time of day' as it sometimes favours Android and then at other times favours Apple. It was only a few years ago that every phone near the top was an iPhone.

I guess that as there are more Android phone manufacturers it means more competition and faster development of camera features. The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro for example has a 108mp sensor, something that even most DSLR's don't have. Whether its any good is anyone's guess though!

I was thinking more about the article in Gizmodo (I think) calling the SE ‘the 6s on steroids’ or similar. Seems like a good little phone.
 

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Wow, interesting. 3 years ago even the sniff of a release of a new iPhone would have this forum humming two weeks beforehand. A new iPhone was released yesterday and there’s hardly a ripple. Times have changed. Most of us are hanging onto our iPhones for 3 years or more now. The latest appears to have even better night shots but only much better zoom would tempt me. Mine has at least 2 years to go with any luck and possibly longer.
I still have my 7 Plus but now there’s a crack/chip on the glass of the camera! So I’m going to upgrade... After spending (way too much!!) time comparing models I think I’m going with the 11 Pro (cuz I want green!!) There doesn’t seem to be *that* much of a difference between 11 Pro and 12 Pro. Although the (purportedly) super strong ceramic shield is enticing (my 7 Plus screen is currently cracked too!) But I reallllllly like the Midnight Green color. But Pacific Blue is nice.... :confused:
 

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I still have my 7 Plus but now there’s a crack/chip on the glass of the camera! So I’m going to upgrade... After spending (way too much!!) time comparing models I think I’m going with the 11 Pro (cuz I want green!!) There doesn’t seem to be *that* much of a difference between 11 Pro and 12 Pro. Although the (purportedly) super strong ceramic shield is enticing (my 7 Plus screen is currently cracked too!) But I reallllllly like the Midnight Green color. But Pacific Blue is nice.... :confused:
I was planning on grabbing an IPhone 11 Pro Max hoping the iPhone 12 release would send the price down. I went to the Apple Store app to check out the colors :oops: and could not find a 11 Pro at all. Seems they are discontinuing them to boost sales of the 12.:tongueclosed:

 

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I still have my 7 Plus but now there’s a crack/chip on the glass of the camera! So I’m going to upgrade... After spending (way too much!!) time comparing models I think I’m going with the 11 Pro (cuz I want green!!) There doesn’t seem to be *that* much of a difference between 11 Pro and 12 Pro. Although the (purportedly) super strong ceramic shield is enticing (my 7 Plus screen is currently cracked too!) But I reallllllly like the Midnight Green color. But Pacific Blue is nice.... :confused:
I really like my iPhone 11 Pro and much prefer the smaller size. I only originally went for the 7+ because of the zoom.

If, as Star says, the iPhone 11 Pro is no longer available, it did appear to me that the prices haven’t changed since I bought it but of course you won’t get a ‘sale’ price for the old phone.
 

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Yes, I'd feel bereft without the longer lens now that I've had one for a while. The Ultrawide might be fun now and then, but I use the 56mm every time I go out.
Me too. Once I got it on the 7+, it was a game changer.
 

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I really like my iPhone 11 Pro and much prefer the smaller size. I only originally went for the 7+ because of the zoom.

If, as Star says, the iPhone 11 Pro is no longer available, it did appear to me that the prices haven’t changed since I bought it but of course you won’t get a ‘sale’ price for the old phone.
I did locate a reconditioned one. I’m considering.
 

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I still have my 7 Plus but now there’s a crack/chip on the glass of the camera! So I’m going to upgrade... After spending (way too much!!) time comparing models I think I’m going with the 11 Pro (cuz I want green!!) There doesn’t seem to be *that* much of a difference between 11 Pro and 12 Pro. Although the (purportedly) super strong ceramic shield is enticing (my 7 Plus screen is currently cracked too!) But I reallllllly like the Midnight Green color. But Pacific Blue is nice.... :confused:
Decisions, decisions...
 

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I did locate a reconditioned one. I’m considering.
Reconditioned by Apple? Asking bcs I understand that for Apple, recondition means ‘as new’. I recently a new (reconditioned) iPad 7th gen, from memory approx 25% less than new price — and it came in new box with all the bells & whistle. No indication of previous use.
 

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I still have my 7 Plus but now there’s a crack/chip on the glass of the camera! So I’m going to upgrade... After spending (way too much!!) time comparing models I think I’m going with the 11 Pro (cuz I want green!!) There doesn’t seem to be *that* much of a difference between 11 Pro and 12 Pro. Although the (purportedly) super strong ceramic shield is enticing (my 7 Plus screen is currently cracked too!) But I reallllllly like the Midnight Green color. But Pacific Blue is nice.... :confused:
I like the colours and the lightness-to-hold of all of them. wasted on me, though, bcs my devices are instantly kitted out in unattractive protective gear - the phone equivalent of ‘sensible shoes’. And Since terse Ted talked way back when about tempered glass, that too. As well-intentioned as I am, I can’t be trusted with these fragile expensive phones.
 

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Reconditioned by Apple? Asking bcs I understand that for Apple, recondition means ‘as new’. I recently a new (reconditioned) iPad 7th gen, from memory approx 25% less than new price — and it came in new box with all the bells & whistle. No indication of previous use.
I don’t believe it is reconditioned by Apple. And, perhaps banking on the discontinuation of the 11 pro by Apple, It’s over $900. The 12 will cost $300 less if I trade in my current iPhone.
 

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Decisions, decisions...
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I really like my iPhone 11 Pro and much prefer the smaller size. I only originally went for the 7+ because of the zoom.

If, as Star says, the iPhone 11 Pro is no longer available, it did appear to me that the prices haven’t changed since I bought it but of course you won’t get a ‘sale’ price for the old phone.
I was planning on grabbing an IPhone 11 Pro Max hoping the iPhone 12 release would send the price down. I went to the Apple Store app to check out the colors
:oops:
and could not find a 11 Pro at all. Seems they are discontinuing them to boost sales of the 12.

I got the 11 Pro in green!! :D It arrives tomorrow. I’ll get a bumper this time because I don’t want any more cracked screens, but I’ll miss holding a naked phone! No way will I get a full case though...too bulky! :barf:
 
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I got the 11 Pro in green!! :D It arrives tomorrow. I’ll get a bumper this time because I don’t want any more cracked screens, but I’ll miss holding a naked phone! No way will I get a full case though...too bulky! :barf:
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I got my 11 Pro via AT&T, no problem. Maybe try going through your carrier?
I switched to a local carrier from Verizon. Same service 1/2 the price monthly. They don’t sell phones. I did look into Verizon, but then considered the increase in my subscription would add up to about $600 a year. Think I may have to go with a 12. It’s not that different from the 11. Apple is coming close to really p***ing me off. Not so close to switch, though........ :rolleyes:
 

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I switched to a local carrier from Verizon. Same service 1/2 the price monthly. They don’t sell phones. I did look into Verizon, but then considered the increase in my subscription would add up to about $600 a year. Think I may have to go with a 12. It’s not that different from the 11. Apple is coming close to really p***ing me off. Not so close to switch, though........ :rolleyes:
$1000 budget phones :rolleyes:
 
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