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Old 10-15-2020, 03:33 PM   #1
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Help with search


I'm trying to find actual stores selling smartphones, not online - I want to go to the store.
Online stores, like Amazon seem to lie a lot. Have bought 2 phones from Amazon that are not as the description so I've had to send them back.

Silly, right?

My results basically come up with only online and it's driving me crazy.

How do I phrase this search?
 
Old 10-15-2020, 03:47 PM   #2
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Walmart
Target
Kmart
AT&T
Apple store
Best Buy
I think that all the phone carriers sell phones at their local little stores.
https://www.att.com/stores/
https://www.yelp.com/nearme/apple-stores
https://www.target.com/store-locator/find-stores

What country are you in?
 
Old 10-15-2020, 04:00 PM   #3
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Canada, and an Android.

Okay I'm not being clear.

I need a store with staff who will know what they're talking about.

The cell phone shops at the big stores here have no one who's been able to answer my questions.

I'm looking for smaller phones, my hands aren't big enough for Samsung size, I keep dropping them.
And I need one with a 64GB SD slot.

Am I asking too much for today's world?
 
Old 10-15-2020, 04:34 PM   #4
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Yes, you are asking too much. You can buy phones almost anywhere. Relying on the clerks in the stores to know anything is chancy, but your best bet for that is one of the major telco stores, whatever exists in Canada. Do your shopping online. Most sites give the specs for the phones, at least the dimensions. Then go buy it at a local store. Be forewarned, SD slots are rare in phones these days, so that might take some searching.
 
Old 10-15-2020, 04:38 PM   #5
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In my part of Canada, the cell carriers have retail outlets everywhere.
 
Old 10-15-2020, 04:44 PM   #6
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Thanks.
Must be me.
 
Old 10-17-2020, 10:12 AM   #7
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Canada, and an Android.

Okay I'm not being clear.

I need a store with staff who will know what they're talking about.

The cell phone shops at the big stores here have no one who's been able to answer my questions.

I'm looking for smaller phones, my hands aren't big enough for Samsung size, I keep dropping them.
And I need one with a 64GB SD slot.

Am I asking too much for today's world?

What are your questions, other than size and an external memory card slot what else do you want to know?


Amazon can answer size questions
I've attached am Amazon enrty for a really small phone
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Old 10-17-2020, 10:36 AM   #8
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^ If I just want the information I like to use gsmarena.com - they have it all, plus a compare function.

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I need a store with staff who will know what they're talking about.
Ha!
That's a thing of the past, in any branch.
Or, if you find one, you wouldn't want to pay the prices they're asking.

edit: define small.
A web search for "small android phone" pulls up relevant results, but it seems those people might have different definitions of "small".
There's the additional challenge of Android support/updates - otherwise you could just buy an old one. They were smaller.
Samsung always used to have "junior" models, they tend to be smaller also.

Dog, the Android world is so f*cked up. You were so close to leaving it behind, sad to see you gave up.

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