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Post by RealGunner on Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:21 pm

Is €250 your limit?

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Post by Myesyats on Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:29 pm

Well, its a gift for a kid so i dont want to break the bank but at the same time get a capable phone. I understand that oleds arent available at this price range

Is Xiaomi the best option specs+price wise? Samsungs are quite a bit pricier i guess

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Post by Myesyats on Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:46 pm

OK, last question

Redmi Note 8 Pro or Galaxy A50? Both cost exactly the same

Galaxy has less RAM but AMOLED screen + always on display and I think Xiaomi's MIUI is inferior to whatever Samsung has

I'm leaning towards Samsung

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Post by futbol on Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:23 pm

100 % Xiaomi.

Currently only 219 Euros as well in Germany.

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Post by Myesyats on Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:38 pm

Still not convinced, Samsung has AMOLED screen and always-on-display is a nice touch hmm

I've also tried one in the store and the interface seems more user friendly

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Post by futbol on Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:00 pm

I have the direct comparison here. I have an S8 (which is better than A50), my wife has the Redmi Note 5 Pro (older version of the 8 Pro).

All those "paper details" like AMOLED etc. you don't notice at all in daily use. Game performance (Pokemon Go) is the same, no idea if there is a difference in the newest possible games, we don't play on the phone other than Pokemon Go when going for a walk.

Side to side the colors are different but not in a way where you could say one or the other is better. Just different. Samsung colors are more exaggerated and unnatural IMO.

Xiaomi interface is pretty easy to use, I mean most phones have the same principles anyway and I'm also fine with the Samsung interface (only had Samsungs since the S4 so I'm used to it anyway).

My S8 used to crash for a period of 2 months not long ago. I changed nothing and it suddenly stopped after 2 standard security updates (which aren't system updates but Samsung sneakily changes more than security updates I suppose). Also when I leave the house with the wife and my battery is dead, my wife is still at 40 %. Ridiculous. Her 1 % even lasts like an eternity. My phone dies at around 10 % and drops to 0. After only 2 years.

I guess Samsung wins at marketing and irrelevant theoretical benchmarks. Practically even my S8 isn't superior to the Redmi Note 5 Pro so the margins should be even smaller between A50 and Note 8 Pro. A50 costs 1/3 more.

Of course you can decide however you wish. Very Happy

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Post by Myesyats on Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:25 pm

Alright, you convinced me. Also I've read a couple of opinions that Samsung is not good at making budget phones

Gonna buy the Note 8 Pro this week Wink

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Post by futbol on Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:21 pm

Very good choice IMO, seriously.

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Post by Myesyats on Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:33 pm

I was on the verge of ordering the Samsung tbh. Thankfully you came in with the post and now I see you're totally right Thumbs up

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Post by Firenze on Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:51 am

Gonna pick up an S10 Lite (really odd name for it tbh)

6.7 inch screen Proud
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Post by Myesyats on Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:53 pm

Not a fan of big OLED screens because they dont look much better than regular LCD but drain a lot of battery tbh

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Post by BarrileteCosmico on Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:59 pm

I thought OLED screens were more battery efficient as they only turn on certain pixels vs all of them. Ie true black remains off and could save battery.

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