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

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I currently have a Samsung Galaxy Prime and it's outdated, it won't hold battery life and there's barely any device storage because of the default applications, I haven't been able to update anything since October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 doesnt carry that model unfortunately. Are you set on Samsung?
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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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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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The A8 is currently on sale. As well there are special promos on if you upgrade on tab medium. Cheaper plans and discounts.
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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.
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I'm currently looking at the model but you're right I didn't notice it's two years old...
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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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give those 3 models a look:

1- LG Q6

2- LG XPower 2

3- Galaxy A5 or A8 if $0 on TAB Med
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Wow, really liking the LG Q6! Thanks! :)
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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
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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.
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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.
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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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Awesome, thanks ! 
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FYI there's a KOODO boutique in "Galerie Joliette" and the A8 is still at $0 TAB Med as a "in-store promo".

I have no idea how long that special gonna last so you better make you choice and go get it by this weekend if you go for the Galaxy A8 
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Ysh the q6 has a budget CPU and is way overpriced. Or go with Ivan's suggestion below. I forgot all about it. It's a full on flagship with 128gb storage. Can't beat it for the price.
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Yes I'm thinking on going to the boutique in person for those sales and to talk someone face to face, thanks @TJ.  Still looking into which models, thinking of A5 now but still searching. Thanks
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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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Oh wow that seems nice too I can't make up my mind anymore! A8 or Essential (great sales)  
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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.
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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 hear more issues with the Essential phone on the community than any other phone.  Based on that, I would not recommend it
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