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post Feb 7 2018, 02:35 PM, updated 7 months ago

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I've been eyeing the Samsung Galaxy S7 since it was launched in 2016 but it was over my budget for a phone. Now, their price are more affordable to me but it is hard to get a new SME ones. All I found is refurbished ones and the seller claimed as new. Any advise? Is it any good? Refurbished means used phone but with new parts right?
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QUOTE(nuke13 @ Feb 7 2018, 02:35 PM)
I've been eyeing the Samsung Galaxy S7 since it was launched in 2016 but it was over my budget for a phone. Now, their price are more affordable to me but it is hard to get a new SME ones. All I found is refurbished ones and the seller claimed as new. Any advise? Is it any good? Refurbished means used phone but with new parts right?
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Mostly it is just new plastic casing smile.gif
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post Feb 7 2018, 02:38 PM

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there is one shop at viva home mall in KL, in front of cinema, best phone 2 all (something like that) they sell really good refurbished samsung & iphones. i had bought an iphone 5c, 32GB for rm550 the last time and it was like new..worked beautifully. i saw a number of samsung phones there too..you may want to check out that place...
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post Feb 7 2018, 02:48 PM

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I saw for refurbished phone they give warranty
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post Feb 7 2018, 04:18 PM

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Is refurbish phones..2nd phone/used phones?..

Better get the warranty ones..even 3 months is good..
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post Feb 7 2018, 04:28 PM

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QUOTE(nuke13 @ Feb 7 2018, 02:35 PM)
I've been eyeing the Samsung Galaxy S7 since it was launched in 2016 but it was over my budget for a phone. Now, their price are more affordable to me but it is hard to get a new SME ones. All I found is refurbished ones and the seller claimed as new. Any advise? Is it any good? Refurbished means used phone but with new parts right?
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go for note FE lar, now only 18++

why still attached with this old shit?
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post Feb 7 2018, 04:37 PM

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What is your budget and main phone requirements? (eg. Battery, camera, etc)

I am currently using S7e.

Honestly I would recommend you not to get the S7 as its already a 2 years old phone.

Do tell is your budget and requirements and see what we can recommend you.
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me bad experience with my galaxy note 4 refurbished..now phone almost a year redy brick!!
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post Feb 8 2018, 05:23 PM

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QUOTE(ahpooki @ Feb 7 2018, 02:38 PM)
there is one shop at viva home mall in KL, in front of cinema, best phone 2 all (something like that) they sell really good refurbished samsung & iphones. i had bought an iphone 5c, 32GB for rm550 the last time and it was like new..worked beautifully. i saw a number of samsung phones there too..you may want to check out that place...
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Thanks a lot for the recommendation. I really appreciate it
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post Feb 8 2018, 05:24 PM

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QUOTE(skylee18 @ Feb 7 2018, 04:28 PM)
go for note FE lar, now only 18++

why still attached with this old shit?
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Because old shit is cheaper and its spec still can lasts 2-3 years.
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post Feb 8 2018, 05:27 PM

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QUOTE(nuke13 @ Feb 8 2018, 05:24 PM)
Because old shit is cheaper and its spec still can lasts 2-3 years.
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spec can last for another 2 3 years

but

it is used phone

can it last another 2 3 years?
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post Feb 8 2018, 05:28 PM

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QUOTE(GTA5 @ Feb 7 2018, 04:37 PM)
What is your budget and main phone requirements? (eg. Battery, camera, etc)

I am currently using S7e.

Honestly I would recommend you not to get the S7 as its already a 2 years old phone.

Do tell is your budget and requirements and see what we can recommend you.
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Does 2 years old phones bad? With s7 specs I can use it for another 3-4 years. I dont really care about updates. If samsung not support I can always root and get custom roms.

My main requirement is the camera and 5 inch phone. I'm currently using a 5.5' phone but I dont like how it sit in my pants. Its too big and always sticking out. So, there's not many 5 inch phones with good camera under RM1500. That's why I choose S7. Other choice is the P9 but my wife already using it. I'd like mine different than hers
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QUOTE(magnesium @ Feb 8 2018, 05:27 PM)
spec can last for another 2 3 years

but

it is used phone

can it last another 2 3 years?
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That's why I'm asking here. I thought refurbished phones are used but they replace broken parts with new ones.
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post Feb 8 2018, 06:00 PM

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QUOTE(nuke13 @ Feb 8 2018, 05:28 PM)
Does 2 years old phones bad? With s7 specs I can use it for another 3-4 years. I dont really care about updates. If samsung not support I can always root and get custom roms.

My main requirement is the camera and 5 inch phone. I'm currently using a 5.5' phone but I dont like how it sit in my pants. Its too big and always sticking out. So, there's not many 5 inch phones with good camera under RM1500. That's why I choose S7. Other choice is the P9 but my wife already using it. I'd like mine different than hers
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What phone you currently using now?

If you insist on getting S7, I would advise you not to upgrade to Nougat, cos there are many complaints of battery drain on recent updates.

However Oreo is on the way so let's hope it bring some good stuffs.

I am still on Marshmallow (Android 6.0.1,stock version) and my battery life is still okay.

I plan to delay updating until this version becomes obsolete biggrin.gif

On the camera part I agree with you, it's great.

If you don't prefer 5.5 inch phones then I can't recommend you to try Mi A1 or Nova 2i.

Edit: I forgot the part about it being refurbished. Can't say much cos I never use refurbished phones before. However warranty only probably few months. Maybe you can try find second hand S7 with warranty.

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post Feb 8 2018, 06:20 PM

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QUOTE(nuke13 @ Feb 8 2018, 05:30 PM)
That's why I'm asking here. I thought refurbished phones are used but they replace broken parts with new ones.
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replace broken parts and cosmetics

but it used phone

for easy reference

battery drain too fast after 1 year and because of this, u might need to replace the battery after few months of usage (phone maybe 1 year old)

same goes to other parts, we dont know how long it can last
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post Feb 8 2018, 09:46 PM

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QUOTE(nuke13 @ Feb 8 2018, 05:24 PM)
Because old shit is cheaper and its spec still can lasts 2-3 years.
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post Feb 9 2018, 09:01 AM

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QUOTE(GTA5 @ Feb 8 2018, 06:00 PM)
What phone you currently using now?

If you insist on getting S7, I would advise you not to upgrade to Nougat, cos there are many complaints of battery drain on recent updates.

However Oreo is on the way so let's hope it bring some good stuffs.

I am still on Marshmallow (Android 6.0.1,stock version) and my battery life is still okay.

I plan to delay updating until this version becomes obsolete biggrin.gif

On the camera part I agree with you, it's great.

If you don't prefer 5.5 inch phones then I can't recommend you to try Mi A1 or Nova 2i.

Edit: I forgot the part about it being refurbished. Can't say much cos I never use refurbished phones before. However warranty only probably few months. Maybe you can try find second hand S7 with warranty.
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Thank you for your reply. I'm using Redmi Note 2 now. I was considering Mi A1 and Nova 2i too but the size threw me off. Since not many choice so I opt for S7 since it is more affordable now.

How much for new ones now?
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post Feb 10 2018, 08:17 AM

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QUOTE(nuke13 @ Feb 9 2018, 09:01 AM)
Thank you for your reply. I'm using Redmi Note 2 now. I was considering Mi A1 and Nova 2i too but the size threw me off. Since not many choice so I opt for S7 since it is more affordable now.

How much for new ones now?
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Quite impossible to get new S7 sets now.

S7e got new sets.

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