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Looking for a Samsung J7 pro at a Koodo retailer. - Preferably closer to Lanaudière, QC (Joliette and beyond)


I currently have a Samsung Galaxy Prime and it's outdated, it won't hold battery life and there's barely any device storage because of the default applications, I haven't been able to update anything since October 2017 because of "insufficient space" even though I bought a $40 SD card and it didn't change anything. -- Long story short; I'm looking for a long-lasting phone not something to change every year and have fallen interested in the Samsung J7 Pro but couldn't find it on my Koodo store search. I'm not really interested in buying it online off another company/website, due to warranty issues - that's why I'm asking this question : Are there any Koodo retailers close to me that sell this cellphone?? I've done research and haven't found anything except from other companies, maybe I'm not searching the right thing? Anyways, I'd love to have this phone, if anybody has read my long paragraph and listened my struggles with technology and has an opinion please speak up and thank you so much, hahaha. Good Day :) 

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Koodo doesn't carry it. The closest alternative is the a5 2017 model and the latest A8. The A8 has been very well reviewed and already getting cheaper on medium tab. 4gb Ram 32gb storage and a good higher middle tier CPU will last you years if you're set on Samsung.
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I'm shocked nobody has mentioned the Essential PH-1. It's hands-down the best value for the money Koodo has to offer right now. $460 outright or $0 on Tab M.

https://www.koodomobile.com/phones/essential-phone
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When you are asking for a long lasting phone, what do you mean?
They all can last long physically as long as you dont drop it.  What are your software requirements?

Also with regards to your SD card, have you moved all your multi media files onto it?  Photos, mp3, etc?
What is taking up most of the space on your current phone?  Is it apps?
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Koodo doesnt carry that model unfortunately. Are you set on Samsung?
When you are asking for a long lasting phone, what do you mean?
They all can last long physically...
By long lasting phone I mean something that will last me at least a couple years, something that if I drop the screen doesn't immediately break (someone I know bought a Galaxy S8 and it was ruined after one fall even with a quality case) so that option is out of my mind. I'm careful with my things but if I knock it down or somebody else does I don't want a sensitive screen/slim device that can split or crack, they're making phones skinnier and more delicate. I'm looking for something with at least 32GB so I can leave some things on the device with my downloads/updates/calendar (also have 32GB external available). Yes I've transferred all my files, music, videos and some files that don't fit on the device. From what I've noticed my Galaxy Prime only has 8GB device storage so all the default applications used up all the default space and it's getting slower. 😕 It makes sense though it's almost 4 years old!  I've been looking into the LG Q6 which is on sale and it's nice.
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When you are asking for a long lasting phone, what do you mean?
They all can last long physically...
Yea I would never get a phone with 8GB and even 16GB now a days gets slim pretty fast. The thing with the newer samsung devices that makes them prone to breaking is the curved screen. When you drop your phone on the corner with a device like that, you have glass right there and it makes it really easy to shatter.
I've had my Note 8 for almost 8 month now and have been using it without a case and its held up though. Guess it's just wether you want to take the chance and hoping you never have an accident with it.
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When you are asking for a long lasting phone, what do you mean?
They all can last long physically...
You're left with 10gb on light skinned android phones with 16gb. I personally don't even wanna go below 64gb but 32 should still be good for a while yet. Leaves you with well over 20gb for apps. I recall my original moto g would have 3.3Gb free and it was 8gb. Definitely too little.
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When you are asking for a long lasting phone, what do you mean?
They all can last long physically...
You can compare both devices on gsmarena.com and I recommend you check the reviews on:
-A8
http://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/samsung-galaxy-a8

https://www.techradar.com/reviews/samsung-galaxy-a8

-Q6
https://mobilesyrup.com/2017/10/31/lg-q6-review-prettiest-budget-phone-mid-range-price/

https://www.androidauthority.com/lg-q6-review-795934/
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I'm shocked nobody has mentioned the Essential PH-1. It's hands-down the best value for the money...The A8 is noticeably better. Larger screen. Better cameras. Smaller bezels. More ram. Much better CPU. I'd still pick the Essential over it. It's a true flagship.
I'm shocked nobody has mentioned the Essential PH-1. It's hands-down the best value for the money...That's a cool website I compared a couple different models, heading out tomorrow to buy the A8 🙂 Thanks again !
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I'm shocked nobody has mentioned the Essential PH-1. It's hands-down the best value for the money...I hear more issues with the Essential phone on the community than any other phone.  Based on that, I would not recommend it
Koodo doesn't carry it. The closest alternative is the a5 2017 model and the latest A8. The A8 ha...Bizarre that I was looking at those two exact models as I read your comment, I'll look into them a bit more thank you :)

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Koodo doesn't carry it. The closest alternative is the a5 2017 model and the latest A8. The A8 ha...The A8 is currently on sale. As well there are special promos on if you upgrade on tab medium. Cheaper plans and discounts.
Koodo doesn't carry it. The closest alternative is the a5 2017 model and the latest A8. The A8 ha...Checking that out, happy to see sales whenever I need to upgrade my devices.
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Also the J7 Prime is now a 2 year old device so if your looking for a phone you don't want to have to upgrade I don't know if I'd go with such an old device. I'd second Goran recommendation of the A8 if you want a Samsung especially since it was just released a very short time ago so will be supported still.
Also the J7 Prime is now a 2 year old device so if your looking for a phone you don't want to hav...I'm currently looking at the model but you're right I didn't notice it's two years old...
Awh that's disappointing! I am set on Android and have also seen the Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime which would've possibly been my second option. I like them simple-looking, not a wide screen that contours the edges because I'm convinced they instantly break upon dropping. No button to open them by the back like LG models- complicated, a normal charger not the flat recent-looking ones, etc etc. I'm pretty picky but only because I want it to last long. Do you know of any durable and good preforming cellphones from Koodo? 🙂 Thank you for responding so quickly.
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Awh that's disappointing! I am set on Android and have also seen the Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime whic...give those 3 models a look:

1- LG Q6

2- LG XPower 2

3- Galaxy A5 or A8 if $0 on TAB Med
Awh that's disappointing! I am set on Android and have also seen the Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime whic...Wow, really liking the LG Q6! Thanks! 🙂
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Awh that's disappointing! I am set on Android and have also seen the Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime whic...I have a Q6 and I wouldn't recommend it its slowed right down after just a month of having it. You have to optimize it every day or it lags badly... You get what you pay for with smartphones more than anything I've learned... For the most part there are some good cheap options but they're not available from Koodo.... Really wish they had of kept selling Motorola they're the only carrier sold cheap options I can't truly recommend
Awh that's disappointing! I am set on Android and have also seen the Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime whic...Really? That's a bummer. True that you get what you pay for, I'll keep doing research Thanks!
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As far as what Koodo carries I think from the sound of it the BlackBerry Motion would be a good fit. It runs Android not blackberry's OS, it's built really well and its a pretty great all around device especially in a middle of the road price. Anything cheaper than the middle of what Koodo carriers I'd stay away from as they slow down real quick and updates are far and few between in most cases.
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Oops just noticed it's online only from Koodo so the BlackBerry Motion is out I guess sorry.
The G6 is an excellent device although battery life isn't great but should see improvement once it gets android Oreo, I mean it depends how you use it as my sister in law has mine now and she has no complaints about battery life. It's actually one of my favorite phones I've ever had of all time.
Not too crazy about the Blackberries, never owned one and they're expensive, I'd rather stick with Samsung, thank you for taking the time to answer, have a great day.
When you are asking for a long lasting phone, what do you mean?
They all can last long physically...
Yeah it's the curved screen that I wouldn't trust, makes me nervous just by looking at it. This 8GB was my first phone as a.gift so I made it last as I could but it's driving me crazy now. Still shopping around, getting complicated damn.

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