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Im in the market for a new phone. At the present time im rocking an iphone 4s sim only. Im looking for something a bit more up to date without the huge price tag. I do have an iphone 5 which is my old Canadian work phone but is locked to telus and im going to keep in case I go back.

 

Any way looking for some tips on good phone for between £150-£250. I have looked at the Samsung alpha and the A5 and also the Moto X. Anybody have these phones or anything else you might recommend?

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I just picked up a vodafone smart prime 6...£79 for the phone and £15 for unlock code.....1.2gz quad core cpu, 1gb ram, 8Gb storage expandable to 64gb, 8mp camera and 4G network...very impressive 5 inch HD display

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The MotoG is still very good value especially if you aren't bothered about 4G
 

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The MotoG is still very good value especially if you aren't bothered about 4G

my son has the Moto G which i got for him chrimbo 2013 very good phone better than my iphone but not option for me having the same phone

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The question is.. what OS would you consider using?

 

Windows Phone gets mugged off a lot, but, owning four phones with the latest version (all upgradable to Windows phone 10) I can tell you, it is a great operating system. 

Hands down, you'll get better battery life than iOS or Android, due to the fact, you don't need a Googolplex-core and a nuclear-fed GPU to run the software competently.

 

I've just bought an LG G4 (mainly because i'm camera-centric) the battery life is pretty poor compared to my Lumia 930, for instance.

However, i also own an LG G3, after using that, it was the main reason for buying an LG G4, if you'd be happy with a second hand phone at around £200, i'd recommend one of those.

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The question is.. what OS would you consider using?

 

Windows Phone gets mugged off a lot, but, owning four phones with the latest version (all upgradable to Windows phone 10) I can tell you, it is a great operating system. 

Hands down, you'll get better battery life than iOS or Android, due to the fact, you don't need a Googolplex-core and a nuclear-fed GPU to run the software competently.

 

I've just bought an LG G4 (mainly because i'm camera-centric) the battery life is pretty poor compared to my Lumia 930, for instance.

However, i also own an LG G3, after using that, it was the main reason for buying an LG G4, if you'd be happy with a second hand phone at around £200, i'd recommend one of those.

heard windows phone lack apps? not had andriod before as always had work phone which were blakcberry then iphone so just fancy a change..dont want soemthing too big in the hand so ruled out the s5 apparently the s5 mini is a far inferior phone so not interested in that...will look at the LG 4 but again looks rather hefty size wise.

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Android > Sony Xperia Z3. Waterproof, good camera and great battery life. Not sure about the Z3+ or any devices that use the Snapdragon 810 processor. Had the HTC M9 and the battery life was not great. I think that the 810 was supposed to be a great proc but overheats resulted in software tweaks to throttle it back.

 

I actually ended up with a Dual SIM Xperia Z3 in copper. Where I work I get no EE signal whatsoever so set it up to forward calls to a GiffGaff PAYG card (uses O2 network which does have signal in my building) when I have no EE signal.

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