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    I use mine for work, documenting defects in buildings, many inside. Hence why I'm being a but picky about it.

    The S5 camera takes blurry photos unless its near perfect light.

    I plan to keep it for at least 2 years (hopefully more) and I use it a lot for media consumption so a decent screen and performance is good too.
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    Try the Oppo camera and see if is up to your needs.
    There are several Oppos so check the specs.
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    I believe that Oukitel use a Sony camera lens so image quality is pretty good, the K1000 has a 5" screen and performance is good not that i have much to compare it to.
    Biggest seller for me was the battery life, almost a week with with medium use. I saw that that just released a rugged phone which i would probably have bought instead.
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    I just bought a backup battery pack for $25 to keep mine charged.
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    Found out earlier today that the umidigi does in fact appear to have a fake second camera, so that's no longer on the list.

    Now on top is the Nubia M2 which is $200 (for the gold version - you pay a $30 premium for the black version, which looks way cooler). Only issue I have there is the outdated software otherwise I would have ordered one already. It will be hard to go back from android 8...
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    Well, I ended up buying an LG G6. The model is a flagship from a few years ago. Retails at $599 in JB HiFi but I found one on eBay (an American Model) for $300 which includes a third party 1yr warranty and accident protection (hopefully I won't have to test that out!).

    Compared to all the $300 phones (unknown chinese brands included) you can get here its camera is much better - up there with the galaxy S8 & iPhone 8 apparently. The other specs are pretty decent, though the battery is a non-removable 3300mAh so we'll see how that goes (apparently it will last a day easy under normal use, two is a struggle. Shouldn't be too bad as I'm usually not far from a power outlet, and power saving modes should help when I'm far from home. I can always get a power bank)

    Thanks everyone for your recommendations. I guess I should have titled the post ”Best Midrange cheap smartphone" Cheap android phones

    Cheers

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    Sounds fine. Does the American model work on the same frequency as the Aussie ones?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoMick View Post
    Sounds fine. Does the American model work on the same frequency as the Aussie ones?
    Slightly different but according to the two websites I checked I will have full coverage on the optus network. Dunno about other networks.

    Im pretty excited for it to show up - I've had the S5 for 3 years and the last 12 it has been getting slower and slower. I will keep it to check out lineageOS16 when its released, but I don't think I'll miss it day to day!
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    '72 88" S3 - 2.286 petrol - yet to go on it's first adventure
    GONE '96 D1 300Tdi - 2" lift, 32" tyres, HD rear axles, lockers :(

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    My S5 is still going strong, but I have it set to ask me to do updates - I haven't let it do the last couple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donh54 View Post
    My S5 is still going strong, but I have it set to ask me to do updates - I haven't let it do the last couple.
    I'm running ressurection remix Oreo on mine. Was running lineageOS 14 (android 7.1) before that. Ran pretty well on 7.1 but I upgraded as I found a better camera app that only worked on 8.1.

    Regular updates used to be good. Now there's a bunch of phones where it just causes more problems.
    '08 D3 4.0 V6 :) - 265/65/R17 on X5 rims.
    '72 88" S3 - 2.286 petrol - yet to go on it's first adventure
    GONE '96 D1 300Tdi - 2" lift, 32" tyres, HD rear axles, lockers :(

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