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dragoonxx

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bumping this up, my moto g5+ battery is... not in good shape anymore. I've been looking at the Oneplus Nord N10 5g as one contender, anyone have any other suggestions to look at (i'm on koodo)
I really like the size of my g5+, but as is always the case- everyone keeps going bigger, bigger bigger, i'm also very partial to stock/stock-like android experiences (always frustrated whenever i've tried doing something on family members samsung/LG phones), and a dedicated sd slot is high on a "would like"
 

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Koodo might have some deals too, looks like they're giving $100 off ($10 for 10 months) on most phones. As an example, the Pixel 4a would come out to $380 total over 2yr on Tab Basic, or $140 on Tab Mid/Plus.
 

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Hmmm, I'd forgotten about this thread..... as it turns out, due to ongoing battery issues with my old phone, I ended up getting(June of last year) the same phone as the OP, i.e. the Motorola G7 Play, at $50 off the regular price(which made it $155), at Costco, and have been quite pleased with it. The battery lasts me about 3 days between charges(yeah, I'm definitely NOT a power user ;)), it's reasonably snappy, got updated almost immediately to Android 10, and has received several updates since, AND has a screen < 6", which allows it to fit better in pockets.

It's no longer available anymore, but based on my experience with this phone, I wouldn't hesitate to look at current models of Moto phones. (y)
 

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the prices are likely to be somewhat higher than the previous generation...but the mid-range A52 5G and A72 5G are going to be solid! I want the A72 5G...but only the non 5G has been announced. Samsung.ca shows the A52 5G. no price listed, just a button saying 'coming soon'.
 

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Hmmm, I'd forgotten about this thread..... as it turns out, due to ongoing battery issues with my old phone, I ended up getting(June of last year) the same phone as the OP, i.e. the Motorola G7 Play, at $50 off the regular price(which made it $155), at Costco, and have been quite pleased with it. The battery lasts me about 3 days between charges(yeah, I'm definitely NOT a power user ;)), it's reasonably snappy, got updated almost immediately to Android 10, and has received several updates since, AND has a screen < 6", which allows it to fit better in pockets.

It's no longer available anymore, but based on my experience with this phone, I wouldn't hesitate to look at current models of Moto phones. (y)
I still have my old Samsung core ( bought it over 6 years ago) it was having battery issues so I bought a new battery 2 years ago and no more battery issues I dont live on my phone though, it is just mostly work texting and normal calls I think phone are way over priced probably 300% overpriced
 

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I still have my old Samsung core ( bought it over 6 years ago) it was having battery issues so I bought a new battery 2 years ago and no more battery issues I dont live on my phone though, it is just mostly work texting and normal calls I think phone are way over priced probably 300% overpriced
yeah, that's why i stick to the "budget" phones, less overpriced. but yeah, two main gripes i'm having with my g5+ - battery is... not lasting, and its got some stuttering issues/way too light on ram (2GB is not nearly enough these days!)
 

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I still have my old Samsung core ( bought it over 6 years ago) it was having battery issues so I bought a new battery 2 years ago and no more battery issues I dont live on my phone though, it is just mostly work texting and normal calls I think phone are way over priced probably 300% overpriced

Yeah, my Samsung S3's battery issues were something other than the battery itself - I got a replacement battery for it, and then a 2nd one when the 1st didn't solve the issue, and neither one fixed it, nor did any of the suggestions from the seller of those batteries :(, so I gave up on it, and bought a new phone.
 

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bumping this up, my moto g5+ battery is... not in good shape anymore. I've been looking at the Oneplus Nord N10 5g as one contender, anyone have any other suggestions to look at (i'm on koodo)
I really like the size of my g5+, but as is always the case- everyone keeps going bigger, bigger bigger, i'm also very partial to stock/stock-like android experiences (always frustrated whenever i've tried doing something on family members samsung/LG phones), and a dedicated sd slot is high on a "would like"

Maybe this https://www.costco.ca/motorola-moto-g-power-unlocked-smartphone.product.100673567.html

(Edit: Now reduced to $249.99 until the end of March).

They have a less expensive option, but with 3GB RAM, half the storage and no mention of SD port.
 
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