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New Smartphones

Post by XTreme » Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:45 pm

Just ordered a pair of Samsung Galaxy A71 5G's for me and the wife!

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It's got 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD Drive, 6.7" screen, 4 cameras with the main one being 64MP, 4K video.........my Dark Motorcycling will look even grimmer now!

Review: https://www.phonearena.com/reviews/Sams ... iew_id4814

We've always had Huawei's.......which have been brilliant! But there's no way we'll knowingly buy Chinese products now.......given the situation over the last year!

So I pick the Samsung's up early next week.......and of course, all costs are tax deductible! Pity it's not the same for bikes!
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Re: New Smartphones

Post by manxie49 » Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:18 pm

Really good phone, my wife has one, I can't get to grips with it, I've always used Apple so I suppose its what you get used to. My wife loves her Samsung though and wouldn't change, it takes cracking pictures, better ones than my Nikon takes. The only problem she's ever encountered was the screen froze on a couple of occasions other than that she gives it five stars :thumb:
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Re: New Smartphones

Post by XTreme » Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:34 pm

manxie49 wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:18 pm
Really good phone, my wife has one, I can't get to grips with it, I've always used Apple so I suppose its what you get used to. My wife loves her Samsung though and wouldn't change, it takes cracking pictures, better ones than my Nikon takes. The only problem she's ever encountered was the screen froze on a couple of occasions other than that she gives it five stars :thumb:
Cheers for that!

All reviews are very positive but it's always good to hear personal experiences.

The thing is, I'm not one of those people who lives on their phone......it's an absolute necessity for me to have permanent internet connectivity because of the business.

My main requirement in upgrading was getting better pics and vids than the Huawei was capable of........and all indications are that it does just that.

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Re: New Smartphones

Post by husoi » Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:40 pm

So Samsung isn't chinese....
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Re: New Smartphones

Post by Marino » Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:40 pm

Is it iPhone considered Chinese or US?
From my point of view is Chinese, but maybe I’m wrong

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Re: New Smartphones

Post by XTreme » Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:42 pm

husoi wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:40 pm
So Samsung isn't chinese....
South Korean.

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Re: New Smartphones

Post by husoi » Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:43 pm

XTreme wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:42 pm
husoi wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:40 pm
So Samsung isn't chinese....
South Korean.
With parts made in?


Wait...


China :P
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Re: New Smartphones

Post by XTreme » Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:46 pm

husoi wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:43 pm
XTreme wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:42 pm
husoi wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:40 pm
So Samsung isn't chinese....
South Korean.
With parts made in?


Wait...


China :P
Yes I know that.....obviously some components will be Chinese.

But I'm not paying a Chinese company.

Like some Beemers have assembly done in China........but anybody who buys one is not buying a Chinese product from a Chinese company.

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Re: New Smartphones

Post by Marino » Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:56 pm

My merc is pure blood German, and Ktm is diluted German blood (Austrian), dog is German Shepard with uk passport.
Unfortunately my iPhone is Chinese, and iPad as well
On positive side my wife is English.
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Re: New Smartphones

Post by husoi » Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:56 pm

XTreme wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:46 pm
husoi wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:43 pm
XTreme wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:42 pm


South Korean.
With parts made in?


Wait...


China :P
Yes I know that.....obviously some components will be Chinese.

But I'm not paying a Chinese company.

Like some Beemers have assembly done in China........but anybody who buys one is not buying a Chinese product from a Chinese company.
WAIT!!

let me understand you.

You don't want to pay a chinese firm for a phone made with parts made in China...
So the chinese parts are free then. :scratch:

I bet you that most stuff you have at home will have parts made in China or thereabouts. Most components or even the whole thing and you never complained about it until some tw*t that actually is the biggest moron the US ever had as a president tells you that you must start hating everything coming from China.


Interesting how people are afraid that Chinese will be spying on them by using Chinese goods butare willing to share information with crapbook, tiktok, google, yahoo, twitter, etc.
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Re: New Smartphones

Post by Marino » Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:00 pm

Honestly I would appreciate if less things will be Chinese and more Eu.
From the other side I am on Italian build ship and sometimes I think that Chinese would be better :scratch:

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Re: New Smartphones

Post by XTreme » Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:05 pm

husoi wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:56 pm
XTreme wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:46 pm
husoi wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:43 pm


With parts made in?


Wait...


China :P
Yes I know that.....obviously some components will be Chinese.

But I'm not paying a Chinese company.

Like some Beemers have assembly done in China........but anybody who buys one is not buying a Chinese product from a Chinese company.
WAIT!!

let me understand you.

You don't want to pay a chinese firm for a phone made with parts made in China...
So the chinese parts are free then. :scratch:

I bet you that most stuff you have at home will have parts made in China or thereabouts. Most components or even the whole thing and you never complained about it until some tw*t that actually is the biggest moron the US ever had as a president tells you that you must start hating everything coming from China.


Interesting how people are afraid that Chinese will be spying on them by using Chinese goods butare willing to share information with crapbook, tiktok, google, yahoo, twitter, etc.
What are you going on about?

The reason I won't buy Chinese products from Chinese companies is quite simply due to their wet markets, their animal abuse, and inflicting Covid 19 on all of us.

The revenue going to China will be much less when you buy another country's products which may contain some Chinese components. That's basic economics.

What Trump has to do with it I've no idea.

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Re: New Smartphones

Post by Breezin » Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:07 pm

husoi wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:56 pm
Interesting how people are afraid that Chinese will be spying on them by using Chinese goods butare willing to share information with crapbook, tiktok, google, yahoo, twitter, etc.
Tiktok is Chinese. Hence the Donald's getting in a big flap about them.

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Re: New Smartphones

Post by husoi » Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:08 pm

Let accept that you will have good and bad quality stuff from everywhere and that most stuff to be affordable must have cheap parts.

Unless you are willing to spend a fortune on something that could cost 100 times less if manufactured in countries with cheap labour.

If you make a rough calculation about the cost of a smartphone 100% European (not counting eastern countries) you would pay around £5000 (if not more) for an equivalent to a Huawei P40 pro made in the UK, Germany or any other "rich" country.
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Re: New Smartphones

Post by Old-codger » Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:46 pm

Im with Xtreme if it says Made in China I am not buying anymore of their crap. :up: If it takes a bit more searching and a few quid more I dont care.

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