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samsung shoots itself in the foot with these cheaper phones. I have last year's Samsung A70 with starter Qualcomm CPU, 6.7" AMOLED screen and 4700mAh battery, great 64MP camera - came with quickcharger, screen protector and case for $350. It supports LineageOS 17 on top of that - bootloader is unlockable! It only worth buying flagships for their cameras and water protection. So, if you already have DSLR or mirrorless camera - you might as well go for cheaper phone with big screen and battery.
 

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Moto G7 here.

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Think about it; we pay over $1,000 just to have a portable phone that are everywhere in the world!
It is amazing how much computing power you can get in a tiny package and even at $1,000 it would a be great deal if people used them for 5-10 years.

What kills me are the people that have to upgrade to the latest and greatest every year and then they complain about not having money and that being someone else's fault.
 

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"We". Personally, I don't see the need for a device designed for adult children suffering from a heavy case of ADHD (which is, let's be real, mostly caused by "parents" putting such electronic go-go gadgets in the hands of toddlers and young children to make them quiet).
 

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I can't really justify replacing my perfectly good V30+ but there's an over supply of the almost new quad DAC micro SD equipped G8x easily picked up in the $250-$300 range.
 
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Samsung S5 neo here. When I bought it some 4 years ago it it was the only one I could find which had a Micro-SD card slot and a user replaceable battery. Still works good using the first battery.
 
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It is amazing indeed the power we have today for few hundred bucks; compared to say twenty years ago...in the palm of one hand. We don't even need packing our camera when we travel. ...No address and phone book either.

And now we are in the 5G zone ... 100 times faster and all that new world @ the speed of light with features like automatic doctor's prescriptions, groceries missing in the fridge, ...all that orbiting jazz.
 

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It is amazing indeed the power we have today for few hundred bucks; compared to say twenty years ago...in the palm of one hand. We don't even need packing our camera when we travel. ...No address and phone book either.

And now we are in the 5G zone ... 100 times faster and all that new world @ the speed of light with features like automatic doctor's prescriptions, groceries missing in the fridge, ...all that orbiting jazz.
I remeber having to know my friends land phone numbers. And knocking on doors to speak to people. Now my memory is filled with passwords and I announce my presence with a text.
 
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I remeber having to know my friends land phone numbers. And knocking on doors to speak to people. Now my memory is filled with passwords and I announce my presence with a text.
Very true; before we used to talk to people, now we talk to our phone.
Maybe our phone is smarter than people?
 
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I don't text...I don't talk to people. I talk to my phone...for directions, for surfing, for news around the world, for prices (washing machines, coffee makers, toasters, etc.).

I talk to people behind a mask in person 6 feet away.
Or I talk to FaceTime with live images and sounds.
Texting is not my thing, never was. One of my sisters she likes texting, that's the only time; once per six months...birthday and Christmas.

Nobody, and I mean nobody uses a smartphone like everybody else exactly the same.
 
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I mean, you're chatting on a forum where most have spent several times that sum to very marginally improve some fancy audio equipment ;)
Yes but I don't type on my smartphone; a laptop has a much bigger keyboard...right.
Or I would have dozens of typos instead of just few.
* I think we can correct our typos (edit) for 24 hours?
I prefer for life.
 
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Look @ smart TVs now; people talk to them ... to change the channels, know the weather, adjust the sound, tune the image, switch inputs, ...
You don't need a remote anymore...or you can even talk to your phone to change TV channels. People even talk hand-free to other people ... Bluetooth and Real Life (with a mask and 2 meters away).
 
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