Smart phone for SIM only?
Generally accepted that the Nexus 4 was reduced to clear space for the Nexus 5 which should be out very shortly. Shame you missed the 4, though – that was a serious bargain reduced. OP, I might be tempted by a second hand Android phone that someone’s shifting to get the latest stuff – my Galaxy S3 is doing well so far and I don’t see any need to replace it.Posted 4 years agodannybgoodeSubscriber
Any of the lower Nokia Lumias are worth a look 520, 620, 625 and may be even the 720 could be had for your budget.
Nice thing about WinPho (believe it or not given Windows for PC’s) is that it is fully optimised for running on lower spec phones so runs really well even on the Lumia 520 which can be had for around £80 sim free.Posted 4 years ago
Thank you! I knew daytime people would be more helpful 🙂 Yes, should have bought Nexus 4, oh well.
the flatboy – how old is your Galaxy s3? I would be quite happy to buy a second hand smartphone, but my experience of my only smart phone to date – HTC, the little one, (wildfire? desire?) is that it was utter complete incapable crud, and hasn’t even lasted the length of the 2 year contract I was on. It stopped working 6-8 weeks ago, contract expires end Nov.Posted 4 years agomrblobbySubscriber
Nice thing about WinPho (believe it or not given Windows for PC’s) is that it is fully optimised for running on lower spec phones so runs really well even on the Lumia 520 which can be had for around £80 sim free.
That is quite good to know, especially since Apple will turn my not that old iPhone 4 into an useless brick if ever I upgrade to iOS7 👿Posted 4 years agotheflatboyMember
It’s 1.5 years old – I too am switching to GiffGaff in Nov, now my extortionate contract is up, and have no intention of ever getting a contracted phone again. Sticking with this one until it needs replacing, then probably a sim-free Nexus or something similar as and when. I have seen the light!Posted 4 years ago
I have a THL W8 beyond, Chinese phone.
works a treat, comes with spare battery, charger spare flip case etc etc. is only 16Gb (but takes an SD card too) and has 1g ram, but runs the mediatek turbo quad core processor and is nice and speedy. excellent screen too and a 13mp camera on the back. Bit of a S4 clone, but a good one.
Support from THL is not bad either, emailed an inquiry and got a response about 4 hours later!
Phone cost now is about £160.
Or you could go for the upgraded one, 32Gb and 2G Ram for an extra £30!
Only downside I can find so far is that the only GPS tracking software that works is Runkeeper, but that’s more to do with mediatek chips and the way the other apps handle the GPS data.Posted 4 years agoBimblerMember
Nexus 4’s going from £160-£200 on ebay, Expansys have a product page up for Nexus 4 but it says Ordered on Request. Bound to be a flood of N4’s on ebay when the N5 comes out, possibly including mine.Posted 4 years ago
You can get them on Amazon uk, but the price is a bit different, especially for the 2G ram models.
Ordering from THL’s webshop (you can show prices in GBP too) is fine. They arrive in a couple of weeks from order, which is pretty standard for anything from china.
THL – Technology Happy Life.
made me smile.Posted 4 years ago
The THL works well with google maps navigate etc, just doesn’t work with any sports tracker software other than runkeeper.
There are a couple of posts on the android forums suggesting GPS is way off, but mine has never been a problem, always as spot on as a phone can get.
EDIT- not sure about memory map tracker.Posted 4 years ago
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