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What's a good 1st smartphone?

Started by: hasaanc786
On: 25/04/2019 | 22:52
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by: hasaanc786
on: 25/04/2019 | 22:52

Just wondering for a friend's sibling...

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by: birdyboff
on: 25/04/2019 | 23:27

@hasaanc786

As stated already it depends on budget.. Does you friend want ios operating system or android? There's lots of cheap and decent android phones. 

Huawei y6 2019 for £99. Samsung galaxy j3 2017 for about £129 or a Sony xperia l2 or xa2 (£99 to £149),they're all good first smartphones. Also the Motorola range are good (about £99 to £179)

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by: dbcooper_
on: 25/04/2019 | 23:00

Hello @hasaanc786 

 

I'm no expert but what's your budget? 


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by: rabbea
on: 25/04/2019 | 23:25
Depends on how much you want to pay..and what your preferrences are regarding the features..
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by: birdyboff
on: 25/04/2019 | 23:27

@hasaanc786

As stated already it depends on budget.. Does you friend want ios operating system or android? There's lots of cheap and decent android phones. 

Huawei y6 2019 for £99. Samsung galaxy j3 2017 for about £129 or a Sony xperia l2 or xa2 (£99 to £149),they're all good first smartphones. Also the Motorola range are good (about £99 to £179)

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by: sha_shah1
on: 25/04/2019 | 23:34

Hello @hasaanc786  just check around here

https://giffgaff.com/mobile-phones

I hope you will find one

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by: jaymailsays
on: 25/04/2019 | 23:35

@hasaanc786wrote:

Just wondering for a friend's sibling...

@hasaanc786 Needs to be 4G and personally I'm biased but Samsung are reliable and easy to use. If on a lower budget go for S7, S8 or S9 a pre-owned model will be just as serviceable.

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by: dtuxcomp
on: 25/04/2019 | 23:36
@hasaanc786 You might want to post a bit more information to help us narrow down any advice for you, things like rough budget, age of person the phone is for, any other preferences.

As a general bit of advice, I'd say if it's for a younger person who is not familiar with smartphones it's better to start out with a nice cheap model bought outright, combine that with a GG SIM and all the outlay is done in one go. If the phone is broken or lost there's no contract or finance payments left outstanding. GG have some fairly cheap phones in the shop, I've bought a couple of good priced phones SIM free from Argos before, and it's worth seeing what o2 has on offer for their PAYG phones as sometimes they do clearance models or end of lines at low prices as low as you buy an o2 topup with it, as long as you don't credit the o2 topup to their o2 SIM you can use that on GG too Smiley Happy
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by: dtuxcomp
on: 26/04/2019 | 00:04

@hasaanc786   Cheapest SIM free smartphone at Argos currently is £34.95 - https://www.argos.co.uk/product/8065470 - SIM Free Alcatel U3 Mobile Phone - Black.

 

It's only 3G and very low spec, but as a starter or spare smartphone it's a cracking price, my first smartphone was an Alcatel, no bells and whistles but it held up well for a few years until it sadly passed away having had an accidental bath Smiley Sad

 

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by: pwei94
on: 26/04/2019 | 20:10
There are some good deals on Nokia at the mo. Run pure android none of the bloatware like on Samsung
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