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    Basjproof phone ideas

    Am needing a new phone. Have a Samsung xcover that has been destroyed in less than 4months.

    I keep dropping the damn thing and it always seems to he on concrete floors.... went to noel lemming, they just had the same thing which isnt going to work.

    Need to be dustproof and waterproof (sort of taken for granted if its bashproof) have heard good things about the 'cat'phones from a few people.

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    I had a cat phone - yes it was tough, but not unbreakable... and the operating system was clunky.

    Now I've got a Samsung S9 and a couple of drop proof cases of increasing bashability depending on expected use.

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    Am trying to avoid having a case for it.... dont have to be that impressive computer wise dont do any gaming or graphics work (do topo maps and satellite shots count) but it does need to hotspot to use internet on the laptop. Will likely put an extra sd card in it as well so memory isnt an issue

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    I got a oppo ax7 2 yrs old good battery dropped heaps onto concrete has a soft case with screen saver twin sims and big sd never been used handles maps and heaps of non game apps uses 10% power over 2 days with location and data turned of . also had a good run out of motorola both brands chinese owned but easy to use
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    Got my sons Oppo phones and they are going strong 3 and 2 years later... That says a lot.
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    @223nut your a bloody menace
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    I've got an Xcover too, it's a work one so I have been known to give it the message. I can recommend the folding covers ( the "leather" wallet types) as providing pretty good protection when the phone has "fallen" onto the concrete in excess of the pull of gravity
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannyb View Post
    @223nut your a bloody menace
    Not denying it.... will have a look into oppo as an option, would prefer to be closer to $400 than $800!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    Not denying it.... will have a look into oppo as an option, would prefer to be closer to $400 than $800!
    My ax7 was only about 340 2yrs ago from noel leeming

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    Ive got one of the simple cat phones and its lasting well,copeing with fertilizer dust too....the next model up looks pretty good too...

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    I’ve had one of these since Christmas and love it but I’ve never been hard on phones but would get another one in a heartbeat.
    NZ$ 608.28 31% Off | Blackview BV9900 Pro Thermal Camera Smartphone IP68 Waterproof 8GB+128GB Helio P90 Rugged Phone Quad 48MP Camera 4G Mobile Phone
    https://a.aliexpress.com/_m0a4GUn
    Remember the 7 Ps; Pryor Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance.

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    Remember the 7 Ps; Pryor Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance.

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    I bought a Blackview 6000 from China about five years ago. Had a great run out of it.
    After about four years of reasonably harsh treatment it started getting the odd programme glitch. And l would have to charge it everyday.
    A new S9 came up at a good price so I grabbed that. Been running that a couple of months, in a case, and so far no problems. Any tech issues I have are probably pilot error.
    I'd definitely recommend Blackview though. Buy from China and not the thieving bastards that sell them here.
    Overkill is still dead.

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    I don't mind buying a few cheap things through AliExpress and the likes but not sure about new phone sort of $$ expecting a genuine article with no software issues.

    Ideally walk into a shop (remember them) failing that online on a NZ website that says it's in stock!

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    Iv got a black view rugged phone from rugged phones nz it is good but is the 1st smart phone iv had it is heavy course it has a big battery I run the topo50 maps on it no worry's but iv got a crack right across the screen tho that Im not really sure how it got there phone just over a year old & the crack been there for most of that time & doesn't seem to matter

 

 

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