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Refurb or New

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1. The Story

My LG V30+, the best phone I ever had, is now failing. The screen digitizer is failing. I knew about this since start of the month, May, and it's finally becoming more, and more difficult to use the phone.

I've been looking at refurb'ed and used* LG V30+, they cost around $200-250.

[Used as in, they didn't like the phone, thus, they switch out immediately, so barely any used]

I decided to look at the V40 (because it's the only available in the country), and it's a disappointment, the screen size.

Having 6 inch screen size is a pain, especially trying to reach the top icon, OR just pulling down the menu--all with one hand operation. Yeah, I know, the V40 is slightly taller than the V30+, it's no wider.

Thus, the maximum screen, diagonal limit is 6 inch.

2. Suggestion

If you voted for 'Completely New Phone', I am very used to LG V30+' user phone experience:

  1. Fingerprint (the power-lock button is a fingerprint scanner too)
  2. USB Type-C
  3. 128 GB uSD card support (I think it can support 1TB)
  4. 128 GB internal storage
  5. Ear phone jack (I don't mind if it is top or bottom)
  6. 4K30 video capture support

And, I rarely play on the phone, I only have Star Trek Timelines. Once again, I'm a computer guy, and phone is secondary. Whatsapp is running on my desktop.

I avoid Samsung and iPhone.

Hit your suggestion.

3. History

Here are my previous phones:

  1. LG L7 P700 (first phone, and I was pretty much unprepared) - 2012
  2. Acer Liquid Z500 - 2014
  3. LG X Screen - 2016 (another random)
  4. HTC One M8 (X Screen suffered battery issue, and Z500, charging issue) - 2017
  5. LG V30+ - 2018 (another random)

Well, I barely give a second though, maybe the LG V30+ was by luck. Only Z500 and One M8 are bought outside of the contract period, however the Z500 is brand new, the One M8, used.

Choice Votes
Refurbished LG V30+ 50% (2)
Completely New Phone (Comment) 50% (2)
Used LG V30+ 0
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