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#131  dennisdd 09-05-2020, 05:20 PM
Does anyone have any idea which more common phone has a similar size to the A5pro cc?
I am looking to get a slide-in leather case and cannot find one that is specifically made for
the A5 devices. So I was thinking to get one of a similar sized phone that is more common.

Thanks,
Dennis
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#132  vladimir 09-06-2020, 10:28 AM
Why do I hesitate to buy the A5 pro cc?
The delivery to Europe takes forever. I broke my Yota phone's screen on the second week after I got it and thanks to Waldy my Like book Mars still continues to work.
I hope and expect a better technology or a newer product to appear sooner than later (just look at the Hisense Q5, Kaleido's wider adoption and the recently announced Nxtpaper). Twoo days ago there was one A5 pro put for sale on the German ebay I wanted to bid for but it misteriously disappeared. I don't expect Hisense to slash the price of the color a5. I also see low number of sold units on Aliexpress. Finally the Cect price is considerably more expensive when compared to the price listed on jd. I love the Hisense, I need it, but my heart is saying No 😁
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#133  Question Mark 09-06-2020, 02:45 PM
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Why do I hesitate to buy the A5 pro cc?
The delivery to Europe takes forever.
Not sure about Europe, but mine arrived in under a week to Canada. Ordered through the CECT Shop and it was shipped via DHL.


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Finally the Cect price is considerably more expensive when compared to the price listed on jd.
CECT Shop is a little pricier. At the moment, it seems they are charging $30 more than JD. To me, although I'd always rather pay less, it's not a huge amount. And I really appreciate the speed and quality of service which I have experienced when dealing with CECT Shop. They have always been extremely responsive whenever I've contacted them.

To me, some things are worth paying for, especially when I consider the fiasco when I tried to buy a Hisense A5 off of Aliexpress. I eventually got all of my money back, but it was a truly exhausting experience. Never again. I'd gladly pay an extra $30 to save myself such headaches.
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#134  vladimir 09-06-2020, 07:36 PM
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To me, some things are worth paying for, especially when I consider the fiasco when I tried to buy a Hisense A5 off of Aliexpress. I eventually got all of my money back, but it was a truly exhausting experience. Never again. I'd gladly pay an extra $30 to save myself such headaches.
Totally agree. My respect to CECT. Sorry for your fiasco experience with Aliexpress.
I just ask what happens when that shiny new device suddenly malfunctions or gets broken?
To me the risk is too high to take.
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#135  StuartJ 09-07-2020, 06:27 AM
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Although I haven't had an opportunity to test it outside in direct sunlight yet, when the sun swung around this afternoon, I had the opportunity to test it out with the light off in a patch of very bright direct sunlight... [... A]s the photos show, there will be no problem viewing maps with the light off in direct sunlight. Another point to note is that a screenshot of a colour map could be pinned to the lockscreen or the power off screen so that it would be viewable when the device is asleep or completely powered off.
Thank you! That looks great, and I like the idea of pinning a screenshot to the lockscreen, assuming the Hisense UI for doing that is straightforward. I do that with a map of my local area with a Likebook Mimas and it works great. Even more so with the colour
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#136  dennisdd 09-08-2020, 01:29 AM
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Totally agree. My respect to CECT. Sorry for your fiasco experience with Aliexpress.
I just ask what happens when that shiny new device suddenly malfunctions or gets broken?
To me the risk is too high to take.
I had ordered both from cect, the a5 with Google multilanguage Rom and the pro CC. I must say i would like to have the pro CC with Google, but that doesnt seem to happen at the Moment.
Hence, i am selling the pro cc one in Germany, if you are interested, Plesse PM.
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#137  dennisdd 09-08-2020, 01:31 AM
Still wondering, which other and more common phone has similar size to get a good case. And ideas?
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#138  Question Mark 09-08-2020, 04:27 PM
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Still wondering, which other and more common phone has similar size to get a good case. And ideas?
Not sure about what other phone would be similar in size. However, I did find something on Aliexpress for the A5 Pro model.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001314623810.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.78 1a10aatjUI0M&algo_pvid=07ea4ce5-f1c7-43de-9177-d421a4f9ef65&algo_expid=07ea4ce5-f1c7-43de-9177-d421a4f9ef65-1&btsid=0bb0624515995964376742789eccd8&ws_ab_test= searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_,searchweb201603_

Given how cheap it is, I thought I would give it a try. Will let you know what it is like when it eventually arrives which could be upwards of 60 days.
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#139  dennisdd 09-09-2020, 02:01 AM
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Not sure about what other phone would be similar in size. However, I did find something on Aliexpress for the A5 Pro model.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001314623810.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.78 1a10aatjUI0M&algo_pvid=07ea4ce5-f1c7-43de-9177-d421a4f9ef65&algo_expid=07ea4ce5-f1c7-43de-9177-d421a4f9ef65-1&btsid=0bb0624515995964376742789eccd8&ws_ab_test= searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_,searchweb201603_

Given how cheap it is, I thought I would give it a try. Will let you know what it is like when it eventually arrives which could be upwards of 60 days.
Thanks for letting ne know. I am actually looking for something like a slide-in leather pouch, so exact same size would not be that critical.
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#140  dennisdd 09-17-2020, 08:37 AM
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Still wondering, which other and more common phone has similar size to get a good case. And ideas?
I tried to compare sizes and the closest I got is the Xiaomi Mi 8. bought a suncase cover for it and it works well with my A5. A5 is only a tiny bit shorter.
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