Knowledge Base

best android phone

Started by: cliffy88
On: 21/05/2015 | 13:06
Replies: 24

by: 42gsm
on: 21/05/2015 | 19:52

I feel the nexus 5 is the best for my needs, as I don't want a screen any bigger

Message 11 of 25
by: cim
on: 21/05/2015 | 21:43

@cliffy88 wrote:
The Sonyxerpia z series looks good but had some problems with Sony before I would go withHTC but I don't like the camera on the phones my budget is around£200

The oneplus one (as long as you don't mind 3g only on giffgaff) and moto g are well recommended phones in their price brackets.


Get a free Giffgaff SIM posted to you pronto
Message 12 of 25
by: cim
on: 21/05/2015 | 21:46

@42gsm wrote:

I feel the nexus 5 is the best for my needs, as I don't want a screen any bigger

A good choice if there are still any new or as new condition ones around for the right price, I still like mine a lot too.

Get a free Giffgaff SIM posted to you pronto
Message 13 of 25
by: swissfabian
on: 21/05/2015 | 23:51


When I want to buy a product, especially in such a wide environment... I always go on


This is a website where professionals try electronic things, compare them, say what's good and what isn't good about them...


I followed their advice and bought a LG G3, which was said to be the best at the time... and to me, also a good deal...

I wasn't sure about buying LG, as none of my friends had had good experience with their older phones...


Well... I'm happy I followed the professional's advice as I looooove my LG G3 Smiley Very Happy

So check the website, look for what you're looking for (it might not be "the best" from them, check the positive and negative points about each of them... it's quite detailed but you also have a summary for the tests...)


Hope it helps you !

Message 14 of 25
by: macd1876
on: 22/05/2015 | 06:48 edited: 22/05/2015 | 08:07

@cliffy88 think you will see from all the posts here there is no short answer, all depends on needs and budget, but like a few on here i can personally recommend the 2nd gen MotoG.  I always used big name ie Samsung etc phones, but recently used older models as they were cheaper, and found that the latest models were full of gimmicks to justify the high price and the older phones were just too slow, but i got my son A Moto G last year and although a fantastic phone, it was let down by measly storage and no SD card slot, but the 2nd gen has an SD slot, so got myself one and at £140 it is equivalent to about £5 per month on a 2 yr contract then add to that a giff gaff sim and you have a really nippy phone with a fantastic screen, and uncluttered vanilla android, without all the gimmicks and bloatware of the big companies flagship models, at under £20 a month, so as I said it depends on your needs and budget, but all I can add is that the motoG has given me the best android experience with the best value for money yet

edit to add. I almost forgot to add that an unexpected bonus for me was the battery, initially I was put off by the fact that the battery couldn't be removed as I have always purchased a spare battery, and use it a lot as I work 12 hour shifts, and my battery never lasted the full day, but for the first time ever I have not had to tailor syncing etc to preserve battery life, and the moto G easily lasts a full day, I also noticed a post mentioning no 4G, but that was the 1st gen, 2nd gen supports 4G

Message 15 of 25
by: 4128334
on: 22/05/2015 | 09:49
Mobile Phone choice is like Marmite, you either love it or hate it, same applies to iPhone or Android.
In the end it comes down to affordability, what you what from a handset and personal choice.
I myself would never change from Samsung-Galaxy-Tab when I upgrade it will be the 6..
Get a free giffgaff Sim
Message 16 of 25
by: mdak_118
on: 23/05/2015 | 18:38
I'd recommend the LG G4 as an alternative it has a gorgeous screen, versatile camera and surprisingly comfy rear cover.
It also has amazing specs, here is the full specifications for the LG G4:
• Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Processor
• Display: 5.5in Quad HD IPS Quantum Display (2560 x 1440, 538ppi)
• Memory: 32GB eMMC ROM, 3GB LPDDR3 RAM / microSD slot
• Camera: Rear 16Mp with f/1.8 Aperture, OIS 2.0, Front 8Mp with f/2 Aperture
• Battery: 3000mAh (removable)
• Operating System: Android 5.1 Lollipop
• Size: 148.9 x 76.1 x 6.3 - 9.8 mm
• Weight: 155g
• Network: 4G / LTE / HSPA+ 21 Mbps (3G)
• Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, NFC, USB 2.0
Message 17 of 25
by: wyvernred
on: 23/05/2015 | 19:06
Alcatel pop c1 running on Android 4.2. Using this phone now with the giffgaff app.
Get a free giffgaff Sim
Message 18 of 25
by: mofo57
on: 24/05/2015 | 00:04
lg g4 really good
Message 20 of 25