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Old 29-01-2021, 13:07   #21
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You're going to struggle to get anything recent with the screen under 6.5 inches.

The Samsung S7 fits your bill but that was released in 2016.
Yeah, that's been part of my problem.

The Nokia has a big chin and forehead though, so the actual dimensions of the handset are closer to 6.5 inches diagonally. Because the Nord's screen to body ratio is so much higher, it's actually narrower than the Nokia, albeit still quite a bit taller.

Might make it an option though, as one-handed use should be similar.

Thanks for all the input by the way everyone. Much appreciated.
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Old 29-01-2021, 13:10   #22
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iPhone SE?
I was looking at this at the same time as the Pixel 4a in December. Can't remember exactly what dissuaded me from it now. Might have been the switch to iOS, as I've never owned an iPhone before.

I'll take another look.
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There's *bound* to be a Xiaomi model which fits the bill. They have loads of different options.

I broke my Mi8 (which caused some distress as I loved that phone) and have replaced with a Mi10T Lite (<£200) although it is a pretty big phone.
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There's *bound* to be a Xiaomi model which fits the bill. They have loads of different options.

I broke my Mi8 (which caused some distress as I loved that phone) and have replaced with a Mi10T Lite (<£200) although it is a pretty big phone.
That would drag me into the murky world of their MIUI operating system though. Unless there's one of their few Android One models that's worth a look.
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That would drag me into the murky world of their MIUI operating system though. Unless there's one of their few Android One models that's worth a look.
you can always just use a different launcher which changes most of the initial interaction with the phone.
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That would drag me into the murky world of their MIUI operating system though. Unless there's one of their few Android One models that's worth a look.
If you can put up with installing a different launcher, etc then this fits your bill. I think you would be able to update MIUI to 11 or 12, both of which come with a proper app drawer now.

https://m.gsmarena.com/realme_7_pro-10400.php

Well reviewed camera, 65w charging, 6.4 inch OLED screen, decent memory and processor.

And its only £260.
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Xiaomi sound like con merchants from the looks of this product

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I got a Pixel 4 XL recently and couldn't be happier. Replaced a Pixel 2 XL.

I would highly recommend it.

Seems very much snappier, great screen (it's like night and day when I compare it directly with the older phone).

Better camera and face unlock was improved a lot last year with an update so that it works pretty much every single time now.

I don't miss the fingerprint reader at the back as the face unlock is quicker and will further improve over time apparently.

My banking app doesn't work with it but I only have to punch in three characters from my memorable word so not too bad. I'm sure it will be supported eventually. Every other app once it has been authorised with face unlock opens automatically. It's 6.3 inches but comparing the 2 XL and 4 XL side-by-side it's not that much bigger.

I'll be keeping the 4 XL for years and years and once on to a new device this will be kept primarily to upload photos in high quality for free past Google's June 2021 end date for this (for non-Pixel 1-5 mobiles).

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How about an Honor 9x? Still runs Android. I had Honor phones and this year moved to a Samsung. The previous older Honor Phones were far better than my Samsung appears to be, even though on paper the Samsung is a better spec phone
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There's *bound* to be a Xiaomi model which fits the bill. They have loads of different options.

I broke my Mi8 (which caused some distress as I loved that phone) and have replaced with a Mi10T Lite (<£200) although it is a pretty big phone.
Got my first Xiaomi phone a few years ago and have never looked back.

No idea why anyone would pay £200+ for any equivalent iPhone model

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That would drag me into the murky world of their MIUI operating system though. Unless there's one of their few Android One models that's worth a look.
As others have said, you can use different launchers.

However, there are some Xiaomi variants which do use Android One out of the box [ the A2 Lite for example but I am not sure that is still available ]

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Xiaomi are trying to be the Chinese version of Apple. I'm not sure why anybody would doubt their authenticity as a company.
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The Xiaomi Mi 11 is going to cost me around £650, which compared with the Pixel 5 still at £600, is a no brainer for a 2021 flagship phone with the same camera sensor/setup as Samsung's new S21.
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Only just noticed this thread.

Recently upgraded from the Samsung S8 to OnePlus 8T.

S8 is still a great phone but I fancied something bigger and easier to read plus it developed an annoying bug with Gmail push notifications.

Very happy with the upgrade as it does everything my old phone did and has extremely quick battery charging. It's almost fully charged in about 20 minutes. You do lose wireless charging for this privilege.

It has 12GB ram, Snapdragon 865, 5G, 120Hz, HDR10+ display, all of which seem a bit pointless to me.
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The Xiaomi Mi 11 is going to cost me around £650, which compared with the Pixel 5 still at £600, is a no brainer for a 2021 flagship phone with the same camera sensor/setup as Samsung's new S21.
After seeing the reviews of the Mi 11, I decided that the extra bits of spec compared to the Mi 10 wasn't worth the extra cost. So I've just bought a 256GB version of the Mi 10 5G from Amazon for £470, which compared to the 11 which has cost about £300 less.

Just got it this morning

Sent from my Mi 10 using Tapatalk
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