what do you all think of the latest phones that are available from giff gaff and elsewhere?
I think there's good and bad at all price points.
The better ones, in my opinion, are the ones which can be adapted into a desktop like environment simply by plugging them into a monitor.
The brands enabling that kind of functionality are the ones to really watch because they're doing the most to "unleash" the true power of the devices we all carry with us, especially those doing it without necessitating further purchases.
Those brands excite me having played with a few of them because I'm someone who made the decision to go mobile only several years ago.
What future phone releases are you looking forward to seen?
Huawei to me are the most exciting brand because of their cameras and other things like the above. They seem to me to be the most innovative and willing to explore of all the recognised brands retailing in the UK.
what is the most amount of money that you would ever spend on a phone?
I don't know.
I would have said that I wouldn't go much above around £300 but here I am sitting with a Huawei P20 Pro, (retailing at £649-£799 when purchased - £528 in my Black Friday contract deal), and not regretting it at all.
I used to think there wasn't much difference between the low to mid range and the mid to high range devices, and once upon a time there really wasn't, but somewhere along the line that's changed for this is a far better device than the £299 Motorola X4, in every single way.
Some of the differences are significant, like the ram and the camera, but most are not dramatic, what makes it dramatic is that every single aspect of the device is better. Slightly better screen, slightly better fingerprint reader, slighting better navigation, and so on, which coupled with the biggies like ram and camera make it overall a vastly better device.
If I'm still around when this contract is over, come black Friday, if Huawei's latest flagships are available for around the same price with an airtime package which meets my needs is available, I'm highly likely to go for it and pick myself up another £649-£799 phone.
It would have to be around the same total monthly contract cost though. That would be the key as to whether or not I took the plunge.