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    Would you trust using a T-Mobile Android phone with an outdated security patch?

    I saw the T-Mobile unlocked version (Renewed) of the LG G6 ThinQ on Amazon for only $99.98.

    I was looking for a replacement phone for my nephew and this one caught my eye.

    Device: https://www.amazon.com/LG-G6-H872-32...9849020&sr=8-6

    Specs: https://www.t-mobile.com/support/dev...ch-specs-lg-g6
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    Yes.

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    Looks like a decent choice to me, provided he lives in an area where band-71 is not critical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by @TheRealDanny View Post
    I saw the T-Mobile unlocked version (Renewed) of the LG G6 ThinQ on Amazon for only $99.98.

    I was looking for a replacement phone for my nephew and this one caught my eye.

    Device: https://www.amazon.com/LG-G6-H872-32...9849020&sr=8-6

    Specs: https://www.t-mobile.com/support/dev...ch-specs-lg-g6
    I don't lose sleep over outdated security updates. Despite the constant horror stories in my Google feed about the "15000 virus laden apps in the Play Store!", Android is a safe-enough platform, if you stick to recommended security settings (e.g. only install apps from the store).

    I still use many "abandoned" devices that no longer receive updates.



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    Danny: yeah, no problems. Despite that there are viruses for android, I have not seen one thru my android friends ever

    Privacy? Well I often say, if you have social media apps, google services, then you have no voice over privacy.

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    I think Amazon had a mis-Print. The ThinQ didn’t start until the G7.

    https://www.phonearena.com/phones/co...es/10379,10779

    No 600 MHz is a deal killer for me. Granted it is a good phone but I would get a Moto G7 instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shilohcane View Post
    I think Amazon had a mis-Print. The ThinQ didn’t start until the G7.

    https://www.phonearena.com/phones/co...es/10379,10779

    No 600 MHz is a deal killer for me. Granted it is a good phone but I would get a Moto G7 instead.
    https://www.androidguys.com/news/the...-thinq-reborn/

    The LG G6 ThinQ does technically exist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shilohcane View Post
    I think Amazon had a mis-Print. The ThinQ didn’t start until the G7.

    https://www.phonearena.com/phones/co...es/10379,10779

    No 600 MHz is a deal killer for me. Granted it is a good phone but I would get a Moto G7 instead.
    G7 doesn’t have band 71 either. G7 power and play do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hofonewb9 View Post
    G7 doesn’t have band 71 either. G7 power and play do.
    Whatever the G7 Play version that does support Band 71. Not having Band 71 on your phone is a waste of your monthly service fee. Band 71 adds a lot of spectrum to the narrow band 12 for building penetration plus extended distance for rural areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shilohcane View Post
    Whatever the G7 Play version that does support Band 71. Not having Band 71 on your phone is a waste of your monthly service fee. Band 71 adds a lot of spectrum to the narrow band 12 for building penetration plus extended distance for rural areas.
    Isn't the Revvlry (not the Revvl or Revvl 2) a T-Mo branded version of the Moto G7 with band 71 added? (Of the three, I'd personally take the Power for the battery life, but if that's too heavy a device, the Revvlry is the T-Mo compatible version of the G7, I believe.)



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    Quote Originally Posted by elecconnec View Post
    Isn't the Revvlry (not the Revvl or Revvl 2) a T-Mo branded version of the Moto G7 with band 71 added? (Of the three, I'd personally take the Power for the battery life, but if that's too heavy a device, the Revvlry is the T-Mo compatible version of the G7, I believe.)



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    It’s the revvlry+. The power is a nice device as well, but the screen and only 3gb of ram may be a downer for some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shilohcane View Post
    Whatever the G7 Play version that does support Band 71. Not having Band 71 on your phone is a waste of your monthly service fee. Band 71 adds a lot of spectrum to the narrow band 12 for building penetration plus extended distance for rural areas.
    Depends. If a person lives in an area where it’s already blanketed by band 12, band 71 isn’t going to add much coverage. As for adding “a lot of capacity” it generally adds another 5mhz channel. Also, the android device for the op may be a second line which then they may not need the added coverage of a band 71 device. Straight up between the 2 the g6 is a far superior device over the Moro g7 play, or power even. Depends on the op’s situation and how they intend to use the device.

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    Owning a Moto G7 Power, myself, I'm not sure I'd recommend it for its band 71 capacity. When I drive right past a band 71 site, the G7 Power doesn't seem to see it. It's quite rare for the phone to display a band 71 signal. It may have something to do with the fact that it's only 2CA. This means that if it's on band 2 & 66, that's all you get. It's not that I've never seen a band 71 signal, it just doesn't necessarily show up, even if it's available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shilohcane View Post
    I think Amazon had a mis-Print. The ThinQ didn’t start until the G7.

    https://www.phonearena.com/phones/co...es/10379,10779

    No 600 MHz is a deal killer for me. Granted it is a good phone but I would get a Moto G7 instead.
    I bought my LG G6 two years ago, about six months later it got an update and became a G6 ThinQ. Silly I know, but they changed the name after release.

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    Not for work stuff, no.
    It will probably show up on AirWatch.
    If it's a phone that I will just use to surf the web, then that's ok

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