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After 4 years of use, my trusty Galaxy Note 8 slipped out my pocket and broke :(

Looking at the Redmi Note 10 Pro, I can live without IP68 and wireless charging but not sure if I'll be worse off overall - Have 2021 'mid range' generally caught up with 2017 'flagships'? Also half tempted by the ~£600 Mi 11 but I'm not sure dropping that kinda cash on a Chinese company that chucks so many phones out a year is worth it.
Less than half that on the Poco F3 looks a better bet.

3 months in, I`m very happy with mine.
 
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I don`t get any ad`s at all. Or certainly not that I can notice.

There were ads in the Google Play store and some of the other apps for me but I've got rid of them now, along with all the bloat. Must admin MIUI has come a long way since I last tried it (custom ROM on a Galaxy S3 a long time ago), I actually quite like it now :eek:
 
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The OnePlus Nord 2 looks like really decent value and a good all round phone if you aren't too bothered about the camera and true water resistance - any other reason not to buy?
 
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I have to agree Drollic, it's caught my eye as a potential replacement for my LG G7.
Surely the camera has to be better then my LG and the android skin cleaner than Xiaomi or Poco? At least Google pay will work with the Nord 2. Lol
 
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Which do people reccomend the most? Xiaomi Redmi note 10 pro or the xiaomi F3? I've read so many reviews on either one and it's about on par review wise good and bad. However the note 10 pro is obviously cheaper which is a good selling point....
 
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Which do people reccomend the most? Xiaomi Redmi note 10 pro or the xiaomi F3? I've read so many reviews on either one and it's about on par review wise good and bad. However the note 10 pro is obviously cheaper which is a good selling point....

F3 for performance, Note 10 Pro for camera. Though I don't think the camera on the F3 is too bad actually, it's better than my old Galaxy Note 8.
 
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I've only had my F3 for a few days but after I removed all the ads and debloated the battery life is Incredible.

I lost 2% overnight and only lost a further 3% after half an hour of screen on time browsing. Much better than any Samsung I've had before.
 
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Excellent mate, I'm not a heavy user during the day due to work (just at night time) so that sounds good. Is it easy to debloat etc? Not really had to do stuff like that with previous phones. Going to pull the trigger on the white F3
 
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Excellent mate, I'm not a heavy user during the day due to work (just at night time) so that sounds good. Is it easy to debloat etc? Not really had to do stuff like that with previous phones. Going to pull the trigger on the white F3

I used the link a few pages back and downloaded the JDK. After enabling developer options on the phone you can just plug in and uninstall everything using the PC.

You can turn off ads by using the settings bit for each of the apps and turning them off there.
 
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Love this little Poco F3. Currently on 17% battery with 23h 26m on time and a screen on time of 6h 34m. Pretty amazing for such a 'cheap' phone.

No power saving stuff other than dark mode enabled.
 
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Anything better than the poco f3 for £320ish my poco f2 has gone faulty. It's saying it's fast charging but actually losing power :/

Wow. Looking into a RMA just now.

I ordered my phone a year tomorrow (19th aug) and it broke on the 16th.
 
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