Voted hot. Wish it worked with Dex and other Galaxy accessories
there is probably a coupon somewhere to add to the post
May be a hard sell, considering the same phone was £175 a couple days ago, it will go down again, however I've voted hot as it is still very good value. https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/samsung-galaxy-a60-4g-smartphone-6gb-ram-64gb-rom-black-17578-at-gearbest-3256008
Posted 2nd Jul 2019Posted 2nd Jul 2019
Samsung Galaxy A60 4G Smartphone 6GB RAM 64GB ROM - Black £175.78 @ Gearbest£175.78£1844% offGearBest Deals
By the looks this has no band 20, something to consider. The price on this keeps dropping, amazing specs for the £, no warranty and small chance of customs. Description : S… Read more
Or just give a link? https://www.4g.co.uk/4g-frequencies-uk-need-know/
What are the advantages/disadvantages of the relevant 4G frequencies? Three different frequency bands are used for 4G LTE in the UK. There’s the 800MHz band, the 1800MHz / 1.8GHz band and the 2600MHz / 2.6GHz band. 800MHz frequency band The 800MHz frequency band is one of two which was auctioned by Ofcom in February of 2013. Previously this band was used to provide analogue television signals, but since TV’s switched over to digital it was freed up to be used with 4G. The lower the frequency of the band the further it can travel, so the 800MHz band is the most adept of the three at travelling over long distances, which means users can get a 4G signal even when they’re a long way from a mast. This becomes particularly useful in rural areas where masts are likely to be quite spread out. However, it also has some advantages in cities, because low frequencies are also good at passing through walls and other physical objects. So the 800MHz band is good for indoor coverage and for heavily built up areas where a signal might otherwise struggle to travel. On the other hand it has a comparatively low capacity, as it was only available in small 5 and 10MHz blocks, which means that it can’t always deal brilliantly with lots of people trying to connect at once, particularly if they’re carrying out demanding actions such as streaming HD video. So even in places with a good connection it may not always deliver consistent speeds, especially in urban areas where there’s likely to be a lot of data traffic.
Legend, that's some knowledge there, hope you don't mind me copying you in on these things, my knowledge on this type of stuff is pretty limited I'm not ashamed to say, I'll stick to phone specs (lol)
AFAIK Band 40 is always going to be for CA only due to being unpaired TDD spectrum. Could be 20+40 or even 1+20+40 for some super speed.
Is band 40 being used more, and is it an alternative to band 20 eventually, or will it always need to be used with band 1/20?
Posted 12th Jun 2019Posted 12th Jun 2019
Samsung Galaxy A60 4G Smartphone 6GB RAM 64GB ROM - Black £180.80 @ Gearbest£180.80£20010% offGearBest Deals
Dropped in price by £16 since a few days ago, and rather than edit my previous I thought more people would see it with a repost :) Great price, maybe customs, no warranty and … Read more
Faux (& failed) flagship is what G6 turned out to be, at least with G7 line they didn't try to disguise that: flagship ThinQ + two very good midrangers (better One than Fit, probably just One was enough - little in mid-market to challenge it) But they didn't get pricing right, as usual, so no success in the end
Exactly, a snappy 675 would have given it a good go, ut putting an old flagship in a phone spells disaster sales wise.
Yeah that falls into the "weird offshoot" category I was talking about, Christ knows what possessed them to release that phone! Presumably they still had buckets of 821s leftover from when the G6 tanked, but if they'd had the sense to throw them into a compelling midranger rather than a faux flagship it could have done a lot better. Either way it's hardly indicative of wider industry trends.
...and you're right to do so. With Samsung phones it's a different story, depending on model/where you buy it. This thread is about a smartphone, I think it'd be misleading to suggest there's no software support by Samsung for its smartphones. Were I on your shoes, I'd probably do the same regarding the brand. Plenty of great phones around...
When Samsung failed to provide a single Android upgrade for an extremely expensive tablet I bought a few years ago, I vowed never to buy Samsung again and so far I've stuck to my guns.