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ASUS Zenfone3 Laser 5.5" Unlocked Smartphone, 32GB, Android 6.0 = $249

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May 8, 2017
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Gutty96 wrote:
May 17th, 2017 5:28 pm
It works perfectly fine on Rogers LTE. My wife is using it now.

Now we have mixed reviews on the phone. She loves it, the look and the feel in hand, and she actually likes ZenUI.. But...... It died on day 19. Would boot, then reboot, over and over (bootloop) .

Rma it and now it works fine again. So hopefully it was just a one off. Ever manufacturer had a bad one every now and then.
I don't know but based on my experience I would still send it in and have them check the motherboard and sub board. Mine didn't die right the way. It acted up for over a month before it died and refused to turn on or charge.
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Mar 17, 2009
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I think you can literally find any device made and find somebody who had one fail out of the box or fail after 2 months or fail after 6 months, etc. Scoffing at 2GB of RAM? Let's have a look there at the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. And? If you want to leave apps open with 2GB of RAM and a modest processor then you don't know how to drive it. $249 for a 1080p smartphone, unlocked. Let's get real. Additionally, I bought mine from Best Buy using the Amazon price for an additional discount and having the phone in my hand when I bought it. Get a case at point of purchase though.
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Choward29 wrote:
May 17th, 2017 7:51 pm
I don't know but based on my experience I would still send it in and have them check the motherboard and sub board. Mine didn't die right the way. It acted up for over a month before it died and refused to turn on or charge.
I did send it in. They fixed it and returned it. It is working fine now.

I am just saying, I am not sure if it just a fluke, or not. The RMA process we pretty painless too, so that was nice.
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There are a few freight forward services that many of us use to ship stuff from US.
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calling all humans wrote:
May 18th, 2017 1:13 am
I think you can literally find any device made and find somebody who had one fail out of the box or fail after 2 months or fail after 6 months, etc. Scoffing at 2GB of RAM? Let's have a look there at the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. And? If you want to leave apps open with 2GB of RAM and a modest processor then you don't know how to drive it. $249 for a 1080p smartphone, unlocked. Let's get real. Additionally, I bought mine from Best Buy using the Amazon price for an additional discount and having the phone in my hand when I bought it. Get a case at point of purchase though.
I think the positive to this is the retailer location. Least there's a chance for return or exchange at BB or Amazon. Imagine spending upwards of 250+ toward a Chinese company and it arrives DOA or lacks warranty. In that case you're SOL.

You can get away with buying the Moto G5 plus for $100 more via Amazon or even spend double and get a brand new S7 via Koodo. Though those prices are too steep for my poor budget (LOL), getting a premium phone for barely or under $500 is reasonable depending on the effort. I was able to get the iPhone SE for barely $250 with Koodo this past Christmas but I had to jump a couple hoops and barriers to do it.
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Jul 23, 2013
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Toronto
Does Le Max 2 work with ALL LTE bands of the big 3?
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st4321 wrote:
May 18th, 2017 4:44 pm
Does Le Max 2 work with ALL LTE bands of the big 3?
I had mine briefly and it works with Fido and I have LTE everywhere I go.
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st4321 wrote:
May 18th, 2017 4:44 pm
Does Le Max 2 work with ALL LTE bands of the big 3?
Yes it does. The X820, X821 edition has has the most bands - 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,17,20,25,26 for FDD-LTE and bands 38, 39,40,41 for TDD-LTE. Canada uses bands 2,4,7,16 FDD-LTE. Basically the phone will work anywhere in the world. It is a simple flash to switch from edition to edition.
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Jan 11, 2009
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Mississauga, ON
$239($20 off from $259) from staples.ca w/coupon: 7403699000655420

Valid until June 3, 2017. Enjoy.

I was tempted to upgrade from my Huawei XT, but I figure I'll wait to see what Amazon USA has to offer on prime day :) got an honor 5x last year for $115 USD.
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Feb 4, 2017
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kenvin100 wrote:
May 18th, 2017 4:32 pm


You can get away with buying the Moto G5 plus for $100 more via Amazon

I dont find the Moto G5 Plus on amazon. Where did you seen it?
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esteban85 wrote:
May 18th, 2017 10:40 pm
I dont find the Moto G5 Plus on amazon. Where did you seen it?
Amazon.com
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retroman80s wrote:
May 16th, 2017 7:22 pm

ASUS Zenfone3 Laser 5.5" Unlocked Smartphone
  • Qualcomm msm8937 (s430) Octa core 64bit 1 2ghz processor
  • Display: 5 5-inch IPS FHD (1920*1080), 400nits, 16:9, 2 5d glass, wide active matrix; glare
  • 2Gb lpddr3 memory and 32gb storage, with micro SD card support up to 128gb
  • 8Mp (front) and 13mp (rear), 4k video recording
  • Android 6 0 (marshmallow)
Deal Price: CDN$ 249.00 & FREE Shipping.

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Info incorrect. It is Android 7 around a month ago OTA
Daniel
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Apr 28, 2017
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Thanks OP, but 2GB of RAM is quite small nowadays. What are the color variations available?
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markbrown wrote:
May 19th, 2017 4:39 am
Thanks OP, but 2GB of RAM is quite small nowadays. What are the color variations available?
Of course. Users cannot have too many processes opened. There are still people using XP
But if there are needs, higher priced ZF3 models are around with more RAM
Daniel
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