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Samsung J 7 Pro (2017)

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I saw one in the flesh last trip, was quite impressed. 

 

Are Dual sim phones are common Thailand?

 

If I were to buy this from the Mall, keep the receipt, can I claim the tax back at the airport? No biggy if I can't though.

 

Two of my phones I use in the UK, I want to sell on and I'm waiting for the cost of a RAZER phone to drop a bit before I buy. 

 

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I purchased tab A 10.1 tablet in the sales, so buying the above phone I know I've got genuine plugs and chargers for the kit and save all the faffing about with adapters, I end up buying one most holidays, they are breeding like tribbles in the UK ;-)

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Yes dual SIM phones are pretty common in Asia. I think you should be eligible for VAT tax refund.

 

I looked at the Razer phone, but I think the poor camera is the deal breaker for me. I'm pretty sure it's going to drop in price pretty quickly, selling phones is tough if you aren't Apple or Samsung.

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Yes dual SIM phones are pretty common in Asia. I think you should be eligible for VAT tax refund.

If it covers my Burger King and a couple of beers for the plane I'm happy :-)

 

 

I looked at the Razer phone, but I think the poor camera is the deal breaker for me. I'm pretty sure it's going to drop in price pretty quickly, selling phones is tough if you aren't Apple or Samsung.

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Yes I agree with you, the camera could be better, but its got a lot of power inside and the speaker are supposed to be awesome, better than HTC, which is a tall order :-). 

 

Dual sim is not encouraged in the UK, you can purchase online, but in retail outlets not a chance.

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https://www.eglobalcentral.co.uk/samsung-galaxy-j7-pro-2017-j730gm-dual-sim-32gb-black.html

 

shipped to your door from HK, £200 ish, just been discounted 

 

If get the phone for 8500 to 9000 THB doing good me thinks.

 

Case and screen protector add 1000B (upper limit).

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I think it depends on where you buy it to be eligible for tax refund.

Every time I have got refund, the shop fills a form that includes my passport details and stamps it.

Then I go to the vat refund counter before check in and claim it.

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I think it depends on where you buy it to be eligible for tax refund.

Every time I have got refund, the shop fills a form that includes my passport details and stamps it.

Then I go to the vat refund counter before check in and claim it.

Ok I appreciate that, however I have seen a vat refund counter where the gobblins go after you been through check in and security I will ask at the store, I know there is a big samsung place in Central.  But like I said earlier if its not in the range I stated, I won't bother.  Can get the lot from HK but waiting a week, though.  But its the genuine 2 pin plug I want more than anything. See how it goes, hope I get a good deal.  Maybe TUKCOM is worth a look as well I reckon.

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The phone came in at 8500 baht (2000 baht off) plus free screen protector and clear silicone case.  So that's just under £195, happy with that :-). The shop in central update the phone, its got MS apps installed.  Just had a quick peek.  

 

Where i messed up was the Sales Tax refund.  The form has to be stamped before check in (behind gate 10) and then your refunded once you have been through immigration.  I lost out on 400 baht.  

 

But all in all pleased with the purchase.  The phone will come in handy being a dual sim, justifies getting a Thai Sim in the future.  Plus the plug will come in handy as well :-).

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Not a bad price for a Samsung phone. However those Chinese makers like Opportunity and Vivo are catching up quick. Too bad you missed out on the refund. But guess 400 isn't that much. That was a pretty short trip eh?

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My mate just recently bought a budget Samsung, dropped it in his soup, now it’s fucked lol

If buying a Samsung maybe worth upgrading to the water resistant models??

 

I can't grumble for £200 its IP54 certified so its splash proof.  Plus I got a buyer for my HTC m9 £120 so I'm laughing to the bank 55.  

 

Correction the model I have is IP68 certified which is dust and waterproof.  

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Not a bad price for a Samsung phone. However those Chinese makers like Opportunity and Vivo are catching up quick. Too bad you missed out on the refund. But guess 400 isn't that much. That was a pretty short trip eh?

 

I didn't look at the Opportunity and Vivo, you have be careful of the fact, will they work on your network (specifications lack of info).  The phone was a good deal.

 

I was gutted about the refund but will know next time.

 

Yes it was a short trip, 5 nights stay but happy with the outcome all in all.  I achieved my objectives let's put it like that.

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My mate just recently bought a budget Samsung,

Its not a budget phone, Its mid range actually.

 

It was most definitely good value for the money.  Can you say that about your Iphone X?

 

13 MP cameras front and back, a big battery, supports a 256 GB micro SD card what else could you ask for in a phone for that price?

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