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I need a new phone

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I have a Samsung galaxy 6. The fingerprint sensor has failed (again) and the only replacements will be old second hand ones.

I was thinking about a second hand Galaxy S8. Probably about $250.

I use my phone for WhatsApp messaging, online banking, phoning people (old fashioned, I know). I take a few pictures but delete most of them as they clog up the memory. Rarely use the video function. Never play games on it. Google maps a lot and web access for news sites etc. That's about it

Any suggestions?
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I would purchase the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 with 6GB ram with 64GB storage (can expand storage with SDcard also).

I have had several Xiaomi phones they are an excellant bargain this one has a 4 lens 48MP rear camera along with all the other bells and whistles of the best phones.

Here are the specs: https://www.gsmarena.com/xiaomi_redmi_note_8-9814.php

Here is a link with price (tho I would never buy from amazon as shipping is too expensive ): https://www.amazon.com/Xiaomi-Redmi-Fac ... Y6HVW?th=1
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beaker wrote: Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:52 am I would purchase the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 with 6GB ram with 64GB storage (can expand storage with SDcard also).

I have had several Xiaomi phones they are an excellant bargain this one has a 4 lens 48MP rear camera along with all the other bells and whistles of the best phones.

Here are the specs: https://www.gsmarena.com/xiaomi_redmi_note_8-9814.php

Here is a link with price (tho I would never buy from amazon as shipping is too expensive ): https://www.amazon.com/Xiaomi-Redmi-Fac ... Y6HVW?th=1
Thanks. I will keep that in mind...
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Doc67 wrote: Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:47 am online banking

Any suggestions?
I wouldn’t use anything but iPhone for online banking. Every time a new phone virus stealing from banking apps is reported it’s always an Android virus, i don’t remember reading about a virus targeting iOS banking apps.
In many other ways iPhones suck, i know.
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hunter8 wrote: Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:07 pm
Doc67 wrote: Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:47 am online banking

Any suggestions?
I wouldn’t use anything but iPhone for online banking. Every time a new phone virus stealing from banking apps is reported it’s always an Android virus, i don’t remember reading about a virus targeting iOS banking apps.
In many other ways iPhones suck, i know.
The biggest threat from viruses on Android comes from downloading and installing apps from third-parties. If you stick to getting all your apps from the Google Play store, you're generally as safe as any iPhone user.
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xandreu wrote: Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:22 pm
hunter8 wrote: Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:07 pm
Doc67 wrote: Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:47 am online banking

Any suggestions?
I wouldn’t use anything but iPhone for online banking. Every time a new phone virus stealing from banking apps is reported it’s always an Android virus, i don’t remember reading about a virus targeting iOS banking apps.
In many other ways iPhones suck, i know.
The biggest threat from viruses on Android comes from downloading and installing apps from third-parties. If you stick to getting all your apps from the Google Play store, you're generally as safe as any iPhone user.
There have been reports of malicious apps in the Google Play store too.

iPhone security model is built such that one app does not have access to another app’s data, unlike on Android phones.
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I have an Oppo Reno 2, outstanding phone and 48mp camera, 256 GB onboard storage, sound quality best I've heard

Around $500 new, iirc.
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hunter8 wrote: Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:25 pm
xandreu wrote: Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:22 pm
hunter8 wrote: Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:07 pm
Doc67 wrote: Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:47 am online banking

Any suggestions?
I wouldn’t use anything but iPhone for online banking. Every time a new phone virus stealing from banking apps is reported it’s always an Android virus, i don’t remember reading about a virus targeting iOS banking apps.
In many other ways iPhones suck, i know.
The biggest threat from viruses on Android comes from downloading and installing apps from third-parties. If you stick to getting all your apps from the Google Play store, you're generally as safe as any iPhone user.
There have been reports of malicious apps in the Google Play store too.

iPhone security model is built such that one app does not have access to another app’s data, unlike on Android phones.
I switched to Samsung when I ditched my iPhone 4 and wouldn't go back to Apple. Samsung has it's own layer of security on top of Android called Knox. Seems to have done the job for me for the past 7 or 8 years.
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fazur wrote: Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:49 pm I have an Oppo Reno 2, outstanding phone and 48mp camera, 256 GB onboard storage, sound quality best I've heard

Around $500 new, iirc.

I thought I saw Reno 2 on display for $349 and Vivo 17 for $369

8 GB / 256
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possible, I bought mine a year ago, first release
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