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    High End Mobile Recomendations

    The Huawei Mate 20 Pro had been listed at Aliexpress in all colors and memory and at a discount. It's $1,040 (33,899 baht) for the 6/128 version. If Lazada will list it for that price then people in Thailand might want to consider this awesome flagship.
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    High End Mobile Recomendations

    The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is on pre-sale at its VMALL online sales site in all colors for 9999 Chinese Yuan or 47,118 baht in the 6/128 version, which turns out to not have an in-display fingerprint sensor, which is on the 8 MB RAM version which is not yet listed for sale. That's quite a bit higher than the announced price of 39,480 baht. Lazada offers nice discounts on some Huawei phones, but on the high end models they may not discount by much, but it will be interesting to see how Lazada sets the price.
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    High End Mobile Recomendations

    Last evening I watched live the Huawei announcement of the Mate 20, the Mate 20 Pro, and the Mate 20 X. In my opinion these models completely blow the door off of the Apple iPhone XS Max, the Pixel 3 XL, the LG V40 ThinQ, and every other flagship out there. Talk about battery the Mate 20 Pro has a 4200 mAh battery and with the 7nm process technology of its CPU that is going to lead to awesome battery time. A 6.39 inch screen in a svelte 72.3mm wide body makes a joke of the Pixel 3 XL with its 6.3 inch screen in a body width of 76.7mm. Three rear cameras, stereo speakers, and super fast charging with wireless charging available by which you can charge your Mate 20 Pro or wirelessly charge a friends phone are just some of the goodies of this monster phone. It's a Swiss pocket knife of a flagship with no weaknesses that I can see. Awesome phone.
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    Where has all the decaf gone?

    I buy at Lazada often including my coffee. Here is just an example. https://www.lazada.co.th/products/khaolaor-coffee-form-i2999516-s3583767.html?spm=a2o4m.searchlist.list.1.4a3a7683ajdcaf&search=1
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    High End Mobile Recomendations

    Is 5000 mAh enough? Is a MediaTek Helio P60 with an Antutu score of 131,000 enough? I couldn't find any high spec'd phone with a battery bigger than 5000 mAh, but as armoured phones go my favorite is the Blackview BV9600 Plus. With Gorilla Glass 5 and fully armoured it covers your concern about dropping it. It's a tank at 81.4 x 162.9 x 8.8 mm, but you are getting a 6.21 inch AMOLED screen at high resolution and it's weight of 201 grams is very reasonable. Here are the Blackview, Ulefone, and your daily driver the Huawei Mate 10 compared. https://www.devicespecifications.com/en/comparison/8bf51223d8 https://www.kimovil.com/en/compare/blackview-bv9600-plus,huawei-mate-10-pro-6gb-128gb,ulefone-power5
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    High End Mobile Recomendations

    Here are a couple of big battery phones you might also want to consider; the HomTom HT70 and the Blackview P10000 Pro which have a 10000 mAh and a 11000 mAh battery. All three phones were released about the same time in March or April 2018. The dimensions of the Ulefone are 80.2 x 169.4 x 15.8 vs 77 x 165 x 14.7 for the Blackview vs 77 x 165.5 x 14.5 for the HomTom. The weight of the Ulefone is 330 grams vs 293 grams for the Blackview and 309 grams for the HomTom. The HomTom is the least expensive with the weakest CPU and camera. Tha Ulefone is the most expensive with the best rear camera and the same CPU as the Blackview. I don't really get the point of lugging around a phone with a 10000 mAh battery when there are many phones with a 6000 mAh battery in a smaller, lighter body such as the Cubot Power which has a sleek 74.39 x 158.39 x 10.75 body, a 215 gram weight, a 6000 mAh battery, and the same 6 inch screen. The display area of the Cubot Power is 78.84 % vs 68.6 % for the Ulefone. https://www.devicespecifications.com/en/comparison/e44412215e https://www.kimovil.com/en/compare/blackview-p10000-pro,homtom-ht70,ulefone-power5 https://www.kimovil.com/en/where-to-buy-cubot-power-128gb https://www.devicespecifications.com/en/comparison/3170116ecc
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    High End Mobile Recomendations

    I think we are all with you Henryford on your OnePlus 6 purchase. You got the exact phone you wanted in the color you wanted and it's a great phone. For me RAM is more important than ROM, especially when the ROM is expandable and memory cards are inexpensive. So the 6/64 Poco should meet the needs of most Poco buyers. For 12,990 they can get the 6/128 armoured edition, which I think is kind of a lark, and it should be available soon in red color and 6/256 armoured edition, which again is just fun (for some). Early this morning I tried to buy the Pixel 3, 4/128 in "not pink" and the Google store wouldn't let me because I am physically in Thailand. I tried live chat help for three hours and still couldn't get the purchase. Which probable is a good thing as I can wait untill gsmarena reviews it and it is at Amazon where I get 10% cash back immediately and another 10% cash back at the end of the year when I purchase it with my Discover card. A tidy $180 cash back, so I was a fool to even think about buying it direct from the Google Store. 4 GB of RAM is terrible for a $900 phone, but as I said before, although I might be buying it I am not recommending it. Oh, and I pretty much had to get the $900 4/128 instead of the $800 4/64 as the ROM is not expandable on the Pixel 3. Knowing me I'll want to upgrade before 2 years, but if I don't then it's $7 a week, just barely in my budget (if I eat more often from the Street Venders).
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    High End Mobile Recomendations

    Samsung has announced the Galaxy A9 (2018). I don't care for the 77mm body width and it seems the bezels are bigger than the S9 as the screen is only 6.3 inch, and it a long phone at 162.5mm. The battery is 3800 mAh so at least it's not as underpowered as some Samsung phones. It has four rear cameras which might work or might be more of a gimmick, 6 GB of RAM, but single channel RAM, and a Snapdragon 660 running 4 x 2.2 GHz and 4 x 1.84 GHz. So for me this can not be called High End, more like Mid-range which I expect will be offered at a High End price. For me a completely underwhelming phone.
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    High End Mobile Recomendations

    Here is a comparison of the Meizu 15 and the Pixel 3 from Kimovil. Even though you could buy three Meizu 15s for the cost of one Pixel 3 they are similar phones. I don't need a Snapdragon 845 or an Antutu score any higher than on the Meizu 15. Everybody and their brother raves about the Pixel camera but I doubt in practice that it's that much better than the Meizu except in low light as people with hands on of the Pixel 3 really like the shots in low light. And I have a Nikon SLR camera if I want to take pictures. The Pixel has pure Android Pie, which I like, and a somewhat better display. The Pixel has wireless charging and NFC which I like, and better coverage in America, which I could visit at some time. The Pixel 3 has a sand colored version which they cutely call "not Pink" and that color looks nice. So in summary there is no sensible reason to upgrade from a Meizu 15 to a Pixel 3. I'll be sure to post my review of the Pixel 3 after I've had it for awhile. https://www.kimovil.com/en/compare/google-pixel-3-128gb,meizu-15
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    Affordable Smartphone Recomendations

    The ringtone of the Mi A2 Lite is 86 db per gsmarena, and not missing calls is one reason why I keep talking about audio output. The Poco has a ring tone of 86 dB as well, and gsmarena has yet to review the Redmi 6 Pro. My compact Meizu 15 only has a ringtone of 80 dB, but its maximum voice level of 77 dB does beat the Mi A2 Lite and the Poco.
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    Mid-range smartphone recommendations

    faraday; I tend not to like Vivo/Oppo phones because they tend to have a single down firing speaker and their camera may not have Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) to go along with their many pixels. There is a new Oppo, the K1 which kind of represents my points. It's 7,600 baht which includes a 6.4 inch AMOLED screen with a 75.5 mm body width. So far, wow, what a phone. But it apparently has no OIS and a single down firing speaker. I won't be recommending it.
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    High End Mobile Recomendations

    I agree with you Henryford, and I don't expect sellers discounting the $800 price which is higher than I expected. I'll probable buy one, and at the same time not recommend it for any sensible person. I like a narrow phone with nice audio output, my current Meizu 15 fits the bill but maybe the Pixel 3 beats it enough for me to buy it. I am still undecided. I recommend the Poco, but its 75.5 mm width and 187 gram weight eliminates it for me. Strange but true story about the Poco. Xiaomi reported it had stereo speakers pre-release. And review sites duly reported that it did. But it doesn't; it has a single down firing speaker which is loud enough (72 dB) and clear. You can buy two Pocos and have 6,000 baht left for the price of one Pixel 3. Meanwhile rumor sites had the size of the Pixel 3 XL screen as 6.7 in. It turns out it is 6.3 in and thats with the large 76.7 mm width of the phone. For me the Pixel 3 XL is a complete dog of a phone. You can buy three Pocos for the cost of a Pixel 3 XL, and get a body width of 75.5 mm vs 76.7 mm, a battery of 4000 mAh vs 3430 mAh, basically the same weight, and the screen at 6.18 inch is pretty much the same size as the Pixel 3 XL. Speaking of the Poco the 9,990 baht price is a flash sale on right now, and the armoured edition is sold out again. So people interested in the Poco should check Lazada every day if they want to buy the armoured edition. Or, they can wait a bit and get the armoured edition with 8/256 memory and have a screamer of a phone at a price less than the hum drum Pixel 3.
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    Affordable Smartphone Recomendations

    I think the Nokia 7.1 is a very nice phone and a nice upgrade from the 6.1. I think you mean a smaller body, and it's also lighter with the same battery size and a bigger screen and a slightly better CPU. I don't know about selling used phones here. I have three phones I want to sell so one of these days I will put them in a bag and set off to sell them. I expect I can get something for them, but nowhere near what I paid for them. https://www.devicespecifications.com/en/comparison/0ff41202c5
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    Affordable Smartphone Recomendations

    I think the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite is a great phone. It has a much more compact body vs the Redmi 6 Pro, is less expensive, and offers the same 4000 mAh battery. It runs on pure Android OS vs MIUI 9 for the Redmi 6 Pro. Unless you like video conferencing, the selfie camera doesn't mean much to me either, and the Snapdragon 625 is good enough, I think, for anybody who doesn't play graphic intensive games. I think you made an excellent choice. That is, if you got it in the powder blue color but you probable got in in black. Oh well, I try.
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    High End Mobile Recomendations

    The Google announcement is at 9:40 pm October 9'th Thailand time and can be watched live on YouTube; for the Pixel 3 and 3 XL. https://www.devicespecifications.com/en/news/3455c74
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