£150 Android phone – cheap new one or higher end second-hand?

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  • Premier Icon TPTcruiser
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    Expansys have some quite high end Android phones. There has been an Acer Cloudmobile at somewhere near your price point.

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    Cheap new android phones tend to be underpowered. Secondhand would be the way to go if you want to stick with Android.

    If you’re up for trying something different the £150 Nokia Lumia 620 is a stonking phone and the Nokia navigation apps are absolutely top notch.

    Depends how much you’ve got invested in apps etc but if you aren’t adverse to looking at WinPho 8 have a play in a Carphone Whorehouse or the like.

    Cheers

    Danny B

    Premier Icon frogstomp
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    If you’re up for trying something different the £150 Nokia Lumia 620 is a stonking phone and the Nokia navigation apps are absolutely top notch.

    Would be quite happy to try something in a Windows 8 flavour.. love my RT tablet. The only sticking point is no Viewranger app which I have a fair bit invested in in OS maps.

    IA
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    If you’re on orange, they were knocking out the motorola RAZRi for £150 which is a lot of phone for the money.

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    cheapest way to get a new posh handset is generally on contract – Say you’re willing to add your £150 to a contract instead, that’s equivalent to over 6 quid a month. Add in some cashback (phones4u were offering £80 via quidco last week) that could take you up to maybe a tenner a month

    Now go to moneysupermarket or similar and see who’ll do what for about £10 a month more than your current contract. I was surprised when I did this – got a posh phone for what worked out to be under a hundred quid if the cashback comes up

    Bimbler
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    If you’re on orange, they were knocking out the motorola RAZRi for £150 which is a lot of phone for the money.

    Missus just got one of these, very impressed. Pretty much all the phone you need if you don’t want something high-end.

    Premier Icon frogstomp
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    So, my HTC Desire is starting to (well, has for a while) look it’s age so I’m looking for a replacement. Not bothered about a new contract so on a budget of £150 I’m currently looking at either a new handset or a second-hand one (e.g. Galaxy S2).

    Is a lower price current model likely to perform as well (better?) than a 12/18 month old phone that was a ‘premium’ model back then?

    Any suggestions for good VFM either way?

    Premier Icon frogstomp
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    The RAZRi looks like a good option but is out of stock…

    Premier Icon stevied
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    There’s a HTC Sensation in classifieds at the mo. (not mine)

    Premier Icon rickon
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    That’ll be my Sensation 😉

    Could do a deal on it if needed 🙂

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