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|>>|| No. 24127
I'm looking for a cheap, long-battery, durable phone that can run whatsapp.
Anyone know of any good contenders?
Battery is the most important.
|>>|| No. 24128
What classifies as long battery life these days?
|>>|| No. 24131
Remember when phone batteries used to last almost a whole week?
|>>|| No. 24132
The Nokia Asha series might be an option - old-school Nokia battery life and durability, but with basic apps for things like Facebook and Whatsapp. I think they've just been discontinued, but you can find them quite cheaply on eBay.
Failing that, you're looking at a smartphone, in which case battery life will be much of a muchness. There are a couple of smartphones out there with extended batteries, but they're fairly expensive. The cheapest option that isn't totally shit is the Microsoft Lumia 435, which is available for £30 on PAYG from Carphone Warehouse. You could always get a little external battery pack off eBay to top up the battery.
|>>|| No. 24133
If I was to just say fuck it and look at the expensive, battery focused phones, what models would I be looking at?
|>>|| No. 24135
I remember the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact was praised for its battery life. Don't know how much they go for on a contract, but Amazon sells the handset for £300. You could probably get it a lot cheaper than that on eBay or whatever.
|>>|| No. 24136
The properly expensive option is a flagship smartphone (iPhone, Samsung S-series, Nexus 5) with a Zerolemon Zeroshock battery case. You'll end up with a phone that looks and feels like one of those rubber bricks they used to make you fetch from the bottom of the pool in swimming lessons, but it'll get great battery life and survive a nuclear apocalypse.
Moderately expensive and much less daft is the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, which is the current battery life champion amongst mainstream phones.
At a more moderate price, there are various no-name Chinese Android handsets that come with massive batteries such as the THL 5000 (eBay, £140). These Chinese handsets have excellent specifications for the money, but they tend to be quite plasticky.
|>>|| No. 24138
(chinese smartphone companies make some smartphones specifically for long battery, I remember seeing one that could charge other phones but I couldn't find it)
|>>|| No. 24142
Ok, thank you. I quite like the look of the Windows phones. The Lumias. I'm particularly interested in wireless charging. Don't fancy an iphone. Samsung typically have a load of bloatware. The Nexus 5 might be nice option. Will check the Z3 out.
|>>|| No. 24144
I have a lumia as a work phone. I don't recommend it. There are no comparative advantages to my own phone (Moto G) and its woeful operating system requires a 'Microsoft account' which is a pain in the cunt if you haven't been using hotmail since you were 14.
I mostly use it as a satnav. Its built in one is OK.
|>>|| No. 24150
I recently got a HTC Desire 620, I've never had a HTC phone before but I'm quite impressed. It's the first smartphone I've owned that I have not feel compelled to root as I'm quite happy with that Sense bollocks and everything's performance. I'd recommend it if you don't want to fuck about too much.
|>>|| No. 24151
OP here, I'm actually running away from a HTC. The M7. It was excellent to begin with, but has absolutely fell apart in every way possible since. Never again.
Think I'm going to go with the Z3 Compact. I'm a big fan of smaller phones, and this one seems to do that without compromise.
|>>|| No. 24158
Went with a Z3 compact in the end, with 02.
The missus gave me her 30% sainsburys discount, so I've got a 24 month contract with Unlimited texts and calls and 3GB data for £10 upfront, and £25 p/m. Seems a good deal to me, and the phone is impressively fast, even with all the bloat.
|>>|| No. 24169
Couldn't you talk them down on that? By the time you get them down to £10 it hardly seems worth paying anything at that point.
|>>|| No. 24173
By all means feel free to post evidence of a similar plan with the same service level and a £300 phone included.
|>>|| No. 24175
How fucking stupid would you have to be to pay £300 a year to use a fucking phone?
|>>|| No. 24180
I can't wait for this reasoning. This should be good.
Anyone who pays more than £15/month for their phone is a fucking mug.
|>>|| No. 24185
Besides I was just responding to the implication that £25/month is a sensible amount of money to expend on a phone rather than the actual case at hand (see >>24170 )
|>>|| No. 24186
Er, lads. It's £21 a month, and that only runs until the phone is paid off, and then the bill is halved.
It's a good deal for a good phone, and I can afford it... so really, I'm not a mug. I'm spending within my means for a product I deem worth the asking price. Maybe it wouldn't be sensible for you.... But for me, it's fine.
|>>|| No. 24187
You're a fucking numpty. Paying that much for a phone is ridiculous. You are the reason why the British phone industry is messed up, twats like you take out a contract and fork out shedloads of money instead of just buying a phone and getting a sim only contract. I pay 7 quid a month and get 2GB internet, unlimited minutes and unlimited texts.
|>>|| No. 24189
You deduct the £12/month that's going towards the purchase of the £300 phone that's included. You didn't think they just gave away high-spec smartphones for £10, did you?
|>>|| No. 24190
>You deduct the £12/month that's going towards the purchase of the £300 phone that's included.
Why do you deduct that? We were talking about expenditure towards the phone. That expenditure changes at the point at which you finish paying for the handset but the fact remains that it's £25/month until that point.
|>>|| No. 24191
>Why do you deduct that?
Because you still have to fucking pay for the physical phone, you mong. If you bought your own £300 handset upfront for your £7 a month SIM only plan, then the cost to you over two years is £19.50 a month.
|>>|| No. 24192
Right. What is your point? Why are you bringing up a hypothetical £300 phone?
I think this is a poorly thought through way of trying to skirt away from the £25/month expenditure which was the point in the first place.
|>>|| No. 24193
02 agreed a £240 plan for my phone, which is far cheaper than any unlocked Z3C - cheapest I can find is £315.
240/21 = 11.4 (12)
So I pay £21 for a year until I've paid off the £240 phone. And then I pay £10 for 3gb data, unlimited texts, calls.
Are you so keen to lord it over someone that you'll not even think to ask how much the fucking thing cost? Bellend.
|>>|| No. 24194
This thread is misleading. You didn't want a cheap phone. You just wanted a smartphone and the ability to throw away £25/month for no reason.
|>>|| No. 24195
On a sidenote, it's very hard to find the classic blue jeans and george asda running shoes combo on google images.
|>>|| No. 24196
>But what kind of idiot spends £500/month on a mortgage? Admit it, you didn't really want a small flat, you just wanted a property and the ability to throw away £500/month for no reason.
|>>|| No. 24200
Yeah, they're completely different. One involves buying something and paying for it over time, while the other involves buying something and paying for it over time.
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