Budget Smart Phone Recommendations ?

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    For daughter.. not buying an expensive Apple or Samsung.. and don't want second hand..

    there are several on the market and wondered if anyone had bought one recently and could recommend it..

    Must have decent battery life... and look cool :LOL:


    tia
     
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    I have an unlocked Doogee Valencia2 dual sim smartphone which seems to do everything that a Samsung does. Battery life OK except when in a weak mobile signal area.
     
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    How times have changed, when my own daughter was in her early teens, my landline bills could only be described as fictional. Now it is mobile usage, girls will be girls......;)
     
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    I've got a cubot as well..... X9....

    Does everything my iPhone did and more....(y)
     
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    We both have Motorola motog 4 generation, absolutely fantastic phone, google them rave reviews.
    Well recommended
     
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    We've got Motorola Moto E phones on contract with Tesco for £7.50 a month, 24 month contract, 250 mins, 5000 texts, 500gm broadband - so if you need a contract too look at Tesco as they have good packages plus the benefit is that the phone is covered by their warranty for the 2 year period too in case it malfunctions (not breakages etc of course). Good screen size and easy to use, robust but slim frame. They do the Moto G4 also which starts at £12.00 a month for 500 mins, 5000 texts, 500mb data, £14.50 or £1000 mins, 5000 texts, 1gb data (each monthly charge includes £3 'handset payment'). You can add more data too.

    Or you could just buy one on Ebay:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Motor...029167?hash=item4af078cf6f:g:vBsAAOSw4SlV8v2s
     
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    Julie's is on tesco, pay and go mine is on a o2 contract, brilliant camera as well.
     
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    I have a Cubot X15 had it for 8 months absolutely brilliant phone has an IPS Hi Res screen that you can see in bright sunlight loads of memory, dual sim, excellent battery life for a smartphone, around £110 on Amazon or eBay.
     
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    Choose a monthly tariff where you get a slightly out of date smartphone for free?
     
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    I used to do that but now with so many good sim only deals & good cheap smartphones around now days better to buy a phone.
     
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    I can thoroughly recommend the cheaper Wileyfox phone - performs as well as phones costing three times as much.

    Bought one for my wife, after recommendation from very knowledgeable IT technician son!
     
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    Almost the same here.. I used to be an Apple man, moved to Android as it seems to offer a few things i wanted.
    Had a Sony experia (s/h) but it had some charging issues.. Based on the spec my son recommended this,


    I love it... If can even emulate the Sony layout so looks like my old one...
    Sim free so takes any network. Does have duel sim sockets as well.
    Minor complaint the battery life seems a bit short BUT As my son keeps telling me I have the brightness up to high and leave stuff running all the time.. Worst case at least with this you can open the back and replace the battery.. Try doing that on an Iphone or Sony etc..
     
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    Hey guys with useful sons: the Wileyfox Spark is more up-to-date than the Wileyfox Swift - but cheaper. How come? Pros and cons between the two please?
     
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    I have passed your request to my Tech dept... Thank you for your enquiry.. (y)
     
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    AND the reply

    "Get the swift 100% , the spark is more recent but they have cut corners with spec so is actually lower spec than the swift , the swift is what you have & is currently £99 on Amazon "
     
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    What's budget ???
    Bought my daughter a £40 Huawei which is acceptable (just about)
    Bought my son a Sony M5 for £199 (on offer) I've been stunned by its performance, can't fault it ! At least as good as Apple/Samsung (I think better) and a third of the price.
    Both phones purchased payg from Argos.
    Both have 'three' 3-2-1 sims, as they mostly use wifi at home it's a good solution. A £10 top up lasts a long time...
     
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    Wife & I have one each. They Do have a tendency to do random things on their own occasionally.

    My wife's can even ring me when it is in a room on its own.:)
     
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    Thank you Tonka & Son Co Ltd GmbH Inc for a SWIFT response ( [​IMG] )
     
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