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[Koodo] HUAWEI P30 lite Tab Medium

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Scorpionsy wrote:
May 28th, 2019 12:12 pm
I know that my information request got lost in all the discussions...but can someone please help out with my inquiry above? Thank you!
According to Chatr , as long as the phone is unlocked, runs GSM 850/1900 or 3G, it should work...also Huawei.ca shows user manual for the MAR-LX1M model
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Newpunk wrote:
May 28th, 2019 8:59 am
This phone won't get Android updates which could prevent you from installing newer apps, more security vulnerabilities, etc. Although to be honest, when I had a Samsung phone I got maybe one major update in the 2 years I'd have it since they were so slow at updating anyways. Still, lots of little security fixes add up and I don't think that Huawei can push critical Android security updates through after this grace period is over.

what about Amazon and their use of Android? relating to Echo and Fire lines.
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Is this phone worth $360 minus $150 gift card? Looking for a phone for my mom. Just need a decent camera phone that works with freedom.
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It's really not any worse than the pixel 3a. Huawei cameras blows everything out of the water.
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I picked one of these up for my Mother yesterday because she takes so many pictures (of her cats) and wanted a better camera than her older iPhone 6s.

I was impressed with it tbh. Great camera, smooth operation, but the speed of opening apps was.. delayed. Probably due to the weaker processor. I'd say this is a perfect device for someone that uses a smartphone like a smartphone and not a gaming device. As for updates and Google usage as some bring up, I'm not concerned with it because XDA exists. They find work arounds for everything, so they'll make sure those who have this device are safe. Also, who uses the Play store to install things? I'd much rather download the actual apk and install manually. Even for updates. It allows for more control and if there's a bad update, it's not automatically pushed to your device.

Thanks OP. I personally found it useful.
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Webkikr wrote:
Jun 21st, 2019 12:22 pm
Also, who uses the Play store to install things? I'd much rather download the actual apk and install manually. Even for updates. It allows for more control and if there's a bad update, it's not automatically pushed to your device.
I bet someone's Mom is going to learn sideload and her son is going to support that. lol.

The phone won't be useless in a computer professional's hands. But that's may be 5% of phone using public out there if I'm being generous.

Last I checked, none of the P30 lines bootloaders can be unlocked, so what you can do to them is limited.
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redflagdealsguy wrote:
Jun 21st, 2019 2:59 pm
Prices are collapsing folks. So is my confidence in Huawei.

However if the price is right, this is a great burner phone.
I am waiting for clearance sale $0 small tab with $250 to $300 GC around back to school or BF.
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embguy wrote:
Jun 21st, 2019 3:27 pm
I am waiting for clearance sale $0 small tab with $250 to $300 GC around back to school or BF.
I am waiting it to become free with any plan. Maybe Tab small for $1/month for 24 months. So $24 for this phone is reasonable I guess.
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Xtrema wrote:
Jun 21st, 2019 12:41 pm
I bet someone's Mom is going to learn sideload and her son is going to support that. lol.

The phone won't be useless in a computer professional's hands. But that's may be 5% of phone using public out there if I'm being generous.

Last I checked, none of the P30 lines bootloaders can be unlocked, so what you can do to them is limited.
My Mother's known how to sideload on her Fire Stick for years. There's nothing wrong with doing it. Once she called Amazon for technical support because I was unavailable, and they helped her sideload something. It's supported.

She also refuses to use an iPhone because of the lack of sideloading. The only thing she doesn't like doing is installing without asking me first. She asks if this update or that one is fine to install and I let her know. Some of the games she plays have put out updates that completely kill the game or like when Firefox deleted everyone's passwords (easy fix I know, but to some, why go through it?). One of the benefits of having someone technically sound in a family is everyone gets taught how to properly do things.

My Mother loves buying movies at garage sales for $1 and then has me rip them on to the media server I made for her. Kodi wasn't a natural install for the longest time, and it's what I've always used to manage my/hers media library. I just added a 4th 4TB drive to the system to hold all her movies. She also subscribes to channels like CBS, NBC.. because she hates commercials. She doesn't have regular TV services and consumes everything online (except her movies). She's also 65. If she can learn, anyone can.

These are great phones, but I do agree, if you don't know how to sideload, these phones aren't going to be great for you. If you're willing to learn a trick or two, they're fantastic.
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BRKAMZN wrote:
Apr 17th, 2019 11:42 am
I believe we just wait for a few weeks after the device is available. It will plunge in price and they will offer more incentives.
These Android phones goes down in price so fast, it will make your head spin.

I mean, I bought a Pixel 3 XL on pre-order. 1 week after launch, they decrease it by $250. That really stings lol. I barely got to use it for a week and it plunged in price.
Phones depreciate fast. Unless your rolling in dough it's a complete waste to pre-order phones.
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Thanks. Trying to get one, appears the minimum Tab Small Plans is $45/mth, not sure if i missed anything. already with telus, so will try to get a small tab just to get this phone only. thx if you guys have any idea
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Jun 21st, 2019 12:12 pm
Bumping this thread as this is now $0 on Tab Small making it $240 and also includes a $50 bonus gift : https://www.koodomobile.com/phones/huawei-p30-lite
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etrex wrote:
Jun 22nd, 2019 4:56 pm
Thanks. Trying to get one, appears the minimum Tab Small Plans is $45/mth, not sure if i missed anything. already with telus, so will try to get a small tab just to get this phone only. thx if you guys have any idea
As soon as you get your phone, you pay it off and cancel. You might get pro rated for a day. If you have a spare Bell or flanker SIM, and you do not want to deal with Koodo customer service to cancel, port your number over to bell, and the account is automatically cancelled.

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