Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst 12345
Results 41 to 48 of 48

Thread: Time for an upgrade - Whats the latest and greatest?

  1. #41
    Senior Member Jonboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2019
    Location
    Jhb
    Posts
    490
    Experience

    Default

    On the flip side of all this, my Huawei P Smart from 2017 is showing it's age since the (horribly bloated) Emui updates rolled out. Then yesterday I dropped the poor fella and shattered the screen spectacularly. The replacement screen is R1000 so I'm going to just spring for a cash replacement budget device. I use my phone to watch YT vids, emails, whatsapp, calls and web browsing plus the occasional photo of the kids. So don't need anything fancy. I've been eyeing the Samsung A range - for R2500 you can pick up the A10s which is all good aside from the 2Gb RAM while for R3500 you can pick up the newly launched A21S that has a massive 5000mAH battery, 3Gb RAM etc. I was burned once importing a Motorola because there's no support for it here if, for e.g. the screen cracks and I need a break from chinese phones for a bit (looking at your Redmi).

  2. #42
    Oupa MJ INC's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    7,223
    Game IDs
    Experience

    Default

    Might be safer to avoid all Chinese companies after this

    https://www.state.gov/announcing-the...ericas-assets/

    Announcing the Expansion of the Clean Network to Safeguard America’s Assets

    PRESS STATEMENT
    MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE
    AUGUST 5, 2020

    The Clean Network program is the Trump Administration’s comprehensive approach to guarding our citizens’ privacy and our companies’ most sensitive information from aggressive intrusions by malign actors, such as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Today, I am announcing the launch of five new lines of effort to protect America’s critical telecommunications and technology infrastructure.
    These programs are rooted in internationally accepted digital trust standards and built upon the 5G Clean Path initiative, announced on April 29, 2020, to secure data traveling on 5G networks into U.S. diplomatic facilities overseas and within the United States.
    The five new lines of effort for the Clean Network are as follows:

    Clean Carrier: To ensure untrusted People’s Republic of China (PRC) carriers are not connected with U.S. telecommunications networks. Such companies pose a danger to U.S. national security and should not provide international telecommunications services to and from the United States.

    Clean Store: To remove untrusted applications from U.S. mobile app stores. PRC apps threaten our privacy, proliferate viruses, and spread propaganda and disinformation. American’s most sensitive personal and business information must be protected on their mobile phones from exploitation and theft for the CCP’s benefit.

    Clean Apps: To prevent untrusted PRC smartphone manufacturers from pre-installing –or otherwise making available for download – trusted apps on their apps store. Huawei, an arm of the PRC surveillance state, is trading on the innovations and reputations of leading U.S. and foreign companies. These companies should remove their apps from Huawei’s app store to ensure they are not partnering with a human rights abuser.

    Clean Cloud: To prevent U.S. citizens’ most sensitive personal information and our businesses’ most valuable intellectual property, including COVID-19 vaccine research, from being stored and processed on cloud-based systems accessible to our foreign adversaries through companies such as Alibaba, Baidu, and Tencent.

    Clean Cable: To ensure the undersea cables connecting our country to the global internet are not subverted for intelligence gathering by the PRC at hyper scale. We will also work with foreign partners to ensure that undersea cables around the world aren’t similarly subject to compromise.

    Momentum for the Clean Network program is growing. More than thirty countries and territories are now Clean Countries, and many of the world’s biggest telecommunications companies are Clean Telcos. All have committed to exclusively using trusted vendors in their Clean Networks.
    The United States calls on our allies and partners in government and industry around the world to join the growing tide to secure our data from the CCP’s surveillance state and other malign entities. Building a Clean fortress around our citizens’ data will ensure all of our nations’ security.

  3. #43
    Member ImagineZA's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2020
    Location
    JHB
    Posts
    78
    Experience

    Default

    I made a huge change and am picking up the iPhone 11 Pro tomorrow

    Most of my family have made the change from Android to iPhone and they just seem to enjoy the phone so much, whereas I feel android is a bit lack luster lately. The Note 20 looks great and all, I was thiiiis close to going that route, but I felt I wanted something different for a change

    Plus having something that can be supported locally is a huge plus after having dropped my current Sony and not much place to get it done properly.


    Long time gamer, geek at heart.

  4. Saying Thanks:

    abev (August 7th, 2020),  SLYGUY (August 6th, 2020)  

  5. #44
    Gaming Wizard
    Mr Bubz likez Dubz
    abev's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Cape Town
    Posts
    28,091
    Experience

    Default

    Having gone from iphone to android and seeing what my wifes iphone cant do, I could never go back.
    WHY DO YOU HAVE SIGNATURES TURNED ON, THAT SHlT WASTEFUL YO.

  6. #45
    Gaming Wizard Fid's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Pretoria
    Posts
    12,989
    Experience

    Default

    So rough conversion to order a Sony Xperia 1 II from Amazon is about R12k.
    @MJ INC: is there a way to get a fairly accurate estimation of how much customs and import duty fees etc will be on importing a phone? Shipping via AGS would be say about R1k.

  7. #46
    Oupa MJ INC's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    7,223
    Game IDs
    Experience

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Fid View Post
    So rough conversion to order a Sony Xperia 1 II from Amazon is about R12k.
    @MJ INC: is there a way to get a fairly accurate estimation of how much customs and import duty fees etc will be on importing a phone? Shipping via AGS would be say about R1k.
    Every time I've imported phones the VAT + duty worked out to 28% on top

  8. Saying Thanks:

    Fid (August 7th, 2020)  

  9. #47
    Gaming Wizard Fid's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Pretoria
    Posts
    12,989
    Experience

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MJ INC View Post
    Every time I've imported phones the VAT + duty worked out to 28% on top
    So on R12k, should be about an additional R3600. Plus R1000 for shipping, so rough total estimate of about R16600. Seems a bit more reasonable than i expected it to be.

  10. #48
    Oupa MJ INC's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    7,223
    Game IDs
    Experience

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Fid View Post
    So on R12k, should be about an additional R3600. Plus R1000 for shipping, so rough total estimate of about R16600. Seems a bit more reasonable than i expected it to be.
    Would be R3400 on R12k. There's actually a way to check if you want. If you go to amazon and click on any phone they will send here you will see the shipping and tax. They provide a breakdown of what the shipping is and what the taxes(vat+duty) would be if you click on that section

  11. Saying Thanks:

    Fid (August 7th, 2020)  

Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst 12345

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •