Which phone should I buy? Page 60

  • barchetta 14 Nov 2019 06:51:40 2,520 posts
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    I'm still on an iPhone5!

    Looking for something a big bigger to suit my ageing eyes. Wouldn't mind Android this time around - looking for a cheap data deal so I can use phone as SatNav/Spotify streamer under Android Auto to display on head-unit on dash.

    Cheaper to get full-link enabled on SEAT than multiple sat-nav updates....
  • dominalien 14 Nov 2019 06:57:51 9,652 posts
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    Carlo wrote:
    Well, my Galaxy S8+ has breathed it's last breath. Had it since launch, so a bit over 2.5 years... Not bad.
    Not bad? Thatís terrible for a top of the line phone.

    I just connected my phone to Car Play for the first time since upgrading to iOS 13 and was surprised to see how much itís changed. I wasnít really a fan of it before and I havenít used it enough now to have an opinion, but it seems much more interesting. I certainly wasnít expecting it to evolve so much.
  • nickthegun 14 Nov 2019 06:59:58 82,286 posts
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    Most of my daughter's friends have got iPhones. She's got one of the newest at an iPhone 7 but there are a couple of 5s floating about. If you chuck a new battery in there before you hand them over, they will last and last.

    They are good for kids, though. iMessage is pretty good, the parental controls are great and find my phone is a great stalking tool.
  • Carlo 14 Nov 2019 09:04:17 21,321 posts
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    dominalien wrote:
    Carlo wrote:
    Well, my Galaxy S8+ has breathed it's last breath. Had it since launch, so a bit over 2.5 years... Not bad.
    Not bad? Thatís terrible for a top of the line phone.
    I thought it did well, considering the use it got and how much care I'd given it. I'd not been careless, but it's had its fair share of travelling, knocks, and activity!

    OLED screen burn in is just something you accept, I've got a pretty obvious banner on the top of my phone, and a black spot on an edge where I dropped it. Although the glass didn't break, the screen in that part is 'dead'.

    If I was to crack this open and get a new battery, screen, and charger port fitted, it would be pretty expensive.

    Edited by Carlo at 09:06:52 14-11-2019
  • Tonka 14 Nov 2019 09:25:03 30,894 posts
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    @barchetta look into the various models of Moto One

    Moto One Vision
    Moto One Action
    Moto One Zoom

    All running clean versions of android and good price.
  • barchetta 14 Nov 2019 13:16:25 2,520 posts
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    @Tonka cheers, will take a look.
  • fontgeeksogood 14 Nov 2019 13:27:28 9,972 posts
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    Good to know Samsung build phones as well as their teles
  • nickthegun 14 Nov 2019 13:32:13 82,286 posts
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    My S8 had more parts than triggers broom. An absolute piece of shit.
  • Load_2.0 14 Nov 2019 14:06:31 31,885 posts
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    Contrary to Nick's opinion I like my S8.

    Such so I bought the company! ( Did that advert make it to the UK?)

    No so much so that when I smashed my last one I just replaced it with another. Couldn't see 5he point in extra spending £££ 8n the models above.

    I always found it did everything required fairly competently.
  • Load_2.0 14 Nov 2019 14:06:53 31,885 posts
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    Except type apparently.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 14 Nov 2019 14:09:12 25,594 posts
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    Yeah I didn't have any problems with the one I had a few years back. Think it was a 6 or 7.
  • Carlo 14 Nov 2019 15:50:42 21,321 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    My S8 had more parts than triggers broom. An absolute piece of shit.
    If defence of Samsung, it lasted a lot longer than all the iPhones I had.

    They're fragile, prone to physical wear (the home button, and the mute button especially in my experience), and the battery degregation are particularly painful.

    As for the OS itself, it reminds me of Windows 95 in the sense that I'd often find myself completely wiping and rebulding to get the performance back.
  • HairyArse 13 Jan 2020 11:03:10 1,416 posts
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    My phone contract is up (iPhone 8) and I briefly considered getting an 11 - wanted a pro but the pricing is ridiculous. Anyway, I have just dropped down to sim-only, and with Sky (O2) you can get 500 minutes, unlimited texts and 3GB data for £6 a month which is bananas. 12-month contract.

    I'm just gonna get a new battery and run this phone into the ground.
  • Vice.Destroyer 16 Jan 2020 22:51:46 7,311 posts
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    I don't know who needs to hear this, but if you're a BT broadband customer, you can get a Google Pixel 3a for £20 a month, no upfront cost, unlimited SMS and minutes and 12GB a month. I got it for my missus.
  • Tonka 17 Jan 2020 06:38:15 30,894 posts
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    Have you guys switched to RCS yet. It's decent.

    Edited by Tonka at 06:40:03 17-01-2020
  • StixxUK 17 Jan 2020 09:54:42 8,330 posts
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    Currently looking at new phones, my last was a OnePlus 3t, was great (and still is) except the battery life has gone to shit (could replace) and the camera no longer focuses (bit harder).

    3 years, just about acceptable. Bit annoyed though as the phone is still fast enough and in good condition - if these bits worked properly I'd just keep going with it.

    Actually have just seen that they were still fixing the cameras for free last year so might give that a go, then replace the battery myself.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 17 Jan 2020 09:59:14 25,594 posts
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    Yeah I'm due a new one next month. What's viewed as the best android now? Most of the reviews say the Samsung but does it still have all the shitty Samsung stuff on them? The next best seems to be the Huawei but China.
  • Load_2.0 17 Jan 2020 10:09:42 31,885 posts
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    If you want Mao Zee Dong jacking his wang while he watches your wife peel potatoes get a Huawei.

    Edited by Load_2.0 at 10:09:51 17-01-2020
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 17 Jan 2020 10:14:02 25,594 posts
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    That would be kind of hot.
  • Dougs 17 Jan 2020 10:22:24 94,622 posts
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    OnePlus 7 I think seems to review the best and doesn't have as much bloat.

    https://www.t3.com/reviews/oneplus-7-review
  • Load_2.0 17 Jan 2020 10:31:05 31,885 posts
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    The pixel 4 is meh and I don't like OnepPus as a company.

    Buy an S10. It's the Ford Focus (ST) of phones!
  • Flying_Pig 17 Jan 2020 10:35:37 16,621 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    OnePlus 7 I think seems to review the best and doesn't have as much bloat.

    https://www.t3.com/reviews/oneplus-7-review
    I have the OnePlus 6T (which I got after 2 years with a 3T) and would highly recommend it.

    Does everything I want from a phone.
  • StixxUK 17 Jan 2020 11:17:13 8,330 posts
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    @Dougs just out of interest why don't you like Oneplus as a company?

    To me they seem very customer-focused.

    Only issue for me really is the lack of wireless charging and water resistance (which are really surprising given they've become more or less ubiquitous in premium handsets over the last couple of years).
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 17 Jan 2020 11:18:42 25,594 posts
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    Yeah Dougs, what gives?
  • Dougs 17 Jan 2020 11:19:02 94,622 posts
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    @Load_2.0 can answer that! 🙂
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 17 Jan 2020 11:29:21 25,594 posts
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    The S10 plus seems to be the best out there looking at the general consensus. Is that one of the giant things?
  • Dougs 17 Jan 2020 11:39:36 94,622 posts
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    Yeah I think so
  • RyanDS 17 Jan 2020 11:50:44 13,278 posts
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    Decks wrote:
    The S10 plus seems to be the best out there looking at the general consensus. Is that one of the giant things?
    Yep. I have one and love it. I did need to replace it after six months as when travelling the humidity shorted out the water sensor, that may be bad luck or may be poor design, but apart from that it is fantastic.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 17 Jan 2020 11:53:56 25,594 posts
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    How big we talking? Not one of those that make you look like a midget when you're on the phone?
  • Dougs 17 Jan 2020 12:14:20 94,622 posts
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    Big enough to make everyone look like Dom Joly
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