There are a plethora of shops around the Dong Khoi and Nguyen Hue area of Ho Chi Minh City and the Old Quarter in Hanoi that sell new and used camera equipment You can also find accessories including memory cards, off-brand battery chargers and tripods. If you are in need of camera repair and have a Canon or Nikon camera then we recommend that you use one of the authorised repair centres in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. If you are looking for a cheaper option, there are a number of shops that offer repairs. But always keep in mind that sometimes you get what you pay for.
Authorised Canon Repair, No 10A, Tran Hung Dao, D.1; 08 3838 9383 Authorised Nikon Repair Vietnam Business Centre, 57 – 59 Ho Tung Mau, D.1; 08 3914 6361 Huy Camera, 29 Huynh Thuc Khang, D.1; 090 927 2818
Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City both have computer shops and there are plenty of places to get your laptop or tablet fixed. However, finding one that has English speaking staff might be a problem. We recommend Phong Vu in Ho Chi Minh City as it is a veritable electronics superstore with some English speaking staff. In Hanoi, your best electronics TRAVEL TIPS XIII bet is to head to any one of the nine Tran Anh stores.
If you own an Apple product, then go to Futureworld in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City which is an official Apple distributor. All these stores will have accessories galore for you to choose from but note that the prices are higher than what you would pay in neighbouring countries.
With 1.2 mobile phones per person in Vietnam, it’s not surprising that there seems to be a mobile phone shop on every street. Almost all of these shops will have cases, chargers and screen covers for the latest smartphones on the cheap. Remember that almost all of these accessories will be off-brand and might not be of the best quality. For repairs, there are several places in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City that specialise in phone repair and are listed below.
Halo, 82-84 Pasteur, D.1; 08 3914 4111 Tan A Long Shop, 76 Bui Vien, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, D.1