- [Yawn]What phone?[/Yawn]
Need to replace my work phone, and the only ‘official’ option available via out intranetz is an iPhone 7, which fails on a couple of points. Firstly, it’s £500 or so, which seems silly even if it’s within the accepted policy, and secondly no headphone jack, which is just stupid. Often need to use it for long calls and use ‘phones while charging. So…your recommendations to fit the following,
Long battery life
USB C and a flipping headphone socket!
Readily available protectors for screen/body
Subtle, understated design
Available from a reputable bricks and mortar shop
Not really fussed about whizzbang camera or media player stuff, as I have my shiny personal phone for that, but still want something decent.
TIAPosted 6 months agoCougarSubscriber
Well if you dont mind the camera freezing and not focusing the nokia 6 is ok for the money.
Nokia 6.1, AKA Nokia 6 2018. And the camera issue can be largely fixed with a different app IME. I’m using Open Camera at the moment and it’s far better than the stock app, the Nokia one is utterly useless in anything other than perfect conditions.Posted 6 months ago
Surely this is the only one for you CFH…Posted 6 months ago
Anyway – this meets the require. Damn good and compact, high performance, usbcPosted 6 months agobeejSubscriber
I’ve had 2 Sony compacts, currently on XZ1 compact. Good phone, “waterproof” as well. I wanted a smaller one as a personal phone for riding. Work phone is a OnePlus 3T, also very good but much bigger.
Looks like XZ2 Compact is the replacement, but possibly not out yet. XZ1 looks nicer in my view though.Posted 6 months agodovebikerMember
I looked at all the options, but got myself an iPhone 7 mainly because I use a Mac / iCloud for running my business and it integrates perfectly – not having to use third party apps / sites to upload / share photos / documents. My wife still running an iPhone 5 and its running the latest OS and it just works. I had a couple of Sony phones previously, but they were noticeably slower after a year.Posted 6 months ago
Iphones just work better than Android ones.
Are you having to buy your own work phone? Weird.
My personal phone (Android) just works a lot better than my work phone (iPhone). YMMV of course.
Not buying it myself, but am looking at options that are better than the ‘approved’ channel, which is overpriced and has limited (one!) options. Will be bought on my company card.
I have Bose QC35s but prefer to use my much lighter in ear Sony ‘phones for calls. I don’t want to have to buy another pair of headphones just to make a phone work, hence ruling out the iPhone 7.Posted 6 months agofozzieMember
Wiley Fox Swift 2X is very long in the tooth now, but has:-
Plain Android 8.1.0 after updating
fast charging with the right charger (phone only comes with lead)
USB C at the bottom
headphone socket at the top
dual sim or one sim plus sd card
mediocre camera (even when new)Posted 6 months ago
2.4ghz wifi only
cheap (get a spare?)
early user reviews noted bad customer service
not available from b&m stores, i thinkstevewMember
I’ve had the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite since November, I’m not usually bothered by phones so didn’t want to spend much, wanted a Pixel but the new one is stupid money and the last one still pricey.
The Xiaomi uses Android One with no extra skins like a lot of providers so is nice and clean and easy to use. Would definitely recommend. Think I could power a small town for a week with the battery. Only draw back is the camera is so-so but plenty of other models with better cameras.Posted 6 months agoTiRedMember
What’s the personal phone? Presumably not iOS? If it is then get an SE. The way my two talk to each other regarding communications from my apple account is excellent.
And work only offering 7’s. We had a ru on X’a last year such that I HAD to take an 8 plus. Curiously the cost to the company was £10 more than my shiny new business travel laptop.
Priorities seem screwed to me.Posted 6 months agouser-removedMember
No way am I trawling through all that but my Galaxy A5 does everything you ask and more. Probs within budget too. It’s likely already been addressed but why the need for a headphone socket? Bluetooth works for me but then I listen to folk music and audio books 🙂 (although the A5 does have a socket).Posted 6 months ago
I have Bose QC35s but prefer to use my much lighter in ear Sony ‘phones for calls. I don’t want to have to buy another pair of headphones just to make a phone work, hence ruling out the iPhone 7.
Am also often on the phone for a long time, and need to be able to charge while I’m on.
Thanks for the pointers, all. Sony looks like the winner this far. (Personal phone is a Sony, and am very impressed with it)Posted 6 months agosuperfliMember
I just bought myself a new phone. Looked at S9, H20 Pro, OnePlus 6, Pocophone F1 all with similar specs, but prices ranging from £250-£700! Now, to me, I wanted a good camera, and good battery life. I saw a recommendation for Nokia 7 plus on here. Slightly slower processor, but big battery and the slower processor means battery lasts ages (I forgot to charge mine last night, its at 61% this morning). Its fast as I could ever need (I dont play games), camera is superb and its extremely well built.
Bought it for £175 inc next day del from ebay, good as new 🙂 Very chuffed indeed.
Old phone – Sony XZ (terrible), Sony Z3 compact prior to that (vgood)Posted 6 months agophil5556Member
Yes I have a Nokia 8. It’s so far been faultless. Battery is reasonable (but not a patch on my previous Moto Z Play).
Fast and works well, the camera isn’t the best but it’s passable.
Updated to Oreo 8.1 and apparently Pie is on the way.
It’s pretty snappy due to being pure Android with no skin or launcher on it.
I got it from JL for that price a couple of months ago.
It’s a nice size too.Posted 6 months ago
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