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    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 5th Oct 16, 1:40 PM
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    50Twuncle
    Best sub-200 mobile
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    • 5th Oct 16, 1:40 PM
    Best sub-200 mobile 5th Oct 16 at 1:40 PM
    What is currently the best sim-free sub 200 mobile and why ?
    My Samsung Galaxy S4 had an accident this morning and needs replacing........
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    • LONDON_SMOGGY
    • By LONDON_SMOGGY 12th Oct 16, 8:54 PM
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    LONDON_SMOGGY
    thanks for the suggestion but 8gb memory is really too small these dyas, and enough for about 5 apps!
    • LONDON_SMOGGY
    • By LONDON_SMOGGY 12th Oct 16, 9:15 PM
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    LONDON_SMOGGY
    ok this one cant be beaten can it 3gb ram and 16gb internal memory and 8 core 1.4ghz processor.

    http://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp_367775.html

    Only 125 and then cashback on top, cant go wrong can you!
    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 12th Oct 16, 10:12 PM
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    Atasas
    just make sure your network's frequencies, else Xiaomi would have my vote every time over most other brands
    • d123
    • By d123 12th Oct 16, 10:42 PM
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    d123
    ok this one cant be beaten can it 3gb ram and 16gb internal memory and 8 core 1.4ghz processor.

    http://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp_367775.html

    Only 125 and then cashback on top, cant go wrong can you!
    Originally posted by LONDON_SMOGGY
    It's missing UK frequencies, you need to make sure that any phone you choose is capable of LTE 800/1800/2100/2600 for full U.K. coverage.
    Dave
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    • d123
    • By d123 13th Oct 16, 12:02 AM
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    d123
    So what would people go with the wileyfox or the xiaomi, both 2ghz processor with 16gb internal memory. Cant decide which is better?
    Originally posted by LONDON_SMOGGY
    Wileyfox if was me, you have a UK warranty and can buy from Amazon for their excellent after sales service.
    Dave
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    • LONDON_SMOGGY
    • By LONDON_SMOGGY 13th Oct 16, 8:22 AM
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    LONDON_SMOGGY
    Where can I find those? Im on three mobile, will the xiaomi work?
    • LONDON_SMOGGY
    • By LONDON_SMOGGY 13th Oct 16, 8:23 AM
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    LONDON_SMOGGY
    looks like the 3gb ram and 32gb internal memory blows everything else out of the water!
    • d123
    • By d123 13th Oct 16, 9:23 AM
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    d123
    Where can I find those?
    Originally posted by LONDON_SMOGGY
    What do mean by "those"? The Wileyfox? If so, I t's sold by Amazon, you can just search Amazon and you'll see it.


    Im on three mobile, will the xiaomi work?
    The one you linked to above? It will only work partially as it is missing one of the LTE frequencies that Three have.
    Dave
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    • LONDON_SMOGGY
    • By LONDON_SMOGGY 13th Oct 16, 9:31 AM
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    LONDON_SMOGGY
    sorry I meant frquencies, what do I need for three, cant find it on their website anywhere. I have a moto g 3 currently which barely runs as I have more than 5 apps on it, painfully slow, will the wileyfox run any better, as far as I can see just has more memory and everything else is on par with the moto g 3
    • d123
    • By d123 13th Oct 16, 10:07 AM
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    d123
    sorry I meant frquencies, what do I need for three, cant find it on their website anywhere. I have a moto g 3 currently which barely runs as I have more than 5 apps on it, painfully slow, will the wileyfox run any better, as far as I can see just has more memory and everything else is on par with the moto g 3
    Originally posted by LONDON_SMOGGY
    Currently it's mainly 1800 with 800 also in use. Other networks have started using 2100 and there's a good chance Three will do likewise at some stage in the near future.

    In case you change network you should also ensure you have 2600.
    Dave
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    • LONDON_SMOGGY
    • By LONDON_SMOGGY 13th Oct 16, 5:13 PM
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    LONDON_SMOGGY
    bit pricey arent they?
    • d123
    • By d123 13th Oct 16, 6:03 PM
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    d123
    bit pricey arent they?
    Originally posted by LONDON_SMOGGY
    Which they is that?
    Dave
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    • LONDON_SMOGGY
    • By LONDON_SMOGGY 13th Oct 16, 9:59 PM
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    LONDON_SMOGGY
    the lenovo.

    Im currently looking at the wileyfox storm, 4gb ram and 32gb rom 185

    so the xiaomi what will partially work mean on three? What frequency do I need for it to fully work?

    Also im not sure how much the wileyfox swift will be any better than my painful moto g 3, im reluctant to get the moto g 4 as the 3 was even worse than the 2
    • d123
    • By d123 13th Oct 16, 10:29 PM
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    d123
    Three use the frequencies as detailed in post #50.
    Dave
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    • Anthorn
    • By Anthorn 14th Oct 16, 12:56 PM
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    Anthorn
    Vodafone Smart Ultra 7. Locked to Vodafone but easily unlocked if you don't like Vodafone. 139 on PAYG direct from Vodafone last time I looked at it.
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    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 14th Oct 16, 2:31 PM
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    Atasas
    or this
    http://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp_310510.html?currency=GBP&gclid=CjwKEAjwhILABRDw o8mlqt6ug38SJACNSq_kf7AfFnkuGFWijzgCcoYDXHA0X3Q5sD gSVc4jOxRjKxoCuMbw_wcB
    WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n, 2.4G/5G WiFi
    2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
    3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz
    4G: FDD-LTE 800/1800/2100/2600MHz
    or this
    http://www.!!!!!!!!!!.net/product1131393.html
    2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
    3G: WCDMA 900/2100MHz
    4G: FDD-LTE 800/900/1800/2100/2600MHz
    or this
    http://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp_357055.html?wid=11
    SIM Card: Dual SIM dual standby (Micro SIM + Nano SIM)
    Network:
    2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
    3G: WCDMA 900/1900/2100MHz
    4G: FDD-LTE 800/1800/2100/2600MHz
    or this
    http://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp_310509.html
    SIM Card: Dual SIM dual standby, dual micro SIM cards
    Network:
    WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n, 2.4G/5G WiFi
    2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
    3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz
    4G: FDD-LTE 800/1800/2100/2600MHz
    Last edited by Atasas; 14-10-2016 at 4:21 PM.
    • BadBehaviour
    • By BadBehaviour 14th Oct 16, 3:02 PM
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    BadBehaviour
    The Xiaomi will get a signal just fine. It has all the bands you need apart from the 800 band, which, as far as I know, is a problem with LTE only (so phone would work with 3G) and mainly with O2. Three don't even use the 800 band extensively.

    Mind you, Chinese phones may require some knowledge to tinker with ROMs etc and update them.
    • The Groat Counter
    • By The Groat Counter 14th Oct 16, 3:49 PM
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    The Groat Counter
    A vote for the Moto G.
    • d123
    • By d123 14th Oct 16, 4:10 PM
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    d123
    The Xiaomi will get a signal just fine. It has all the bands you need apart from the 800 band, which, as far as I know, is a problem with LTE only (so phone would work with 3G) and mainly with O2. Three don't even use the 800 band extensively.

    Mind you, Chinese phones may require some knowledge to tinker with ROMs etc and update them.
    Originally posted by BadBehaviour
    800 is the main frequency for both o2 and Vodafone and both EE and Three are rolling out 800 currently as it travels much further and penetrates buildings far better than 1800 or 2100.

    It would be foolish to choose a phone now that doesn't cover all the UK frequencies.
    Dave
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    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 14th Oct 16, 4:28 PM
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    Atasas
    http://www.dx.com/p/lenovo-z90-7-octa-core-android-5-0-4g-fdd-lte-phone-w-5-0-fhd-1080p-16mp-3gb-ram-32gb-rom-red-391705#.WAD4K_5rjro
    or
    http://www.dx.com/p/lenovo-k80m-4gb-ram-64gb-rom-dual-sim-black-852446437#.WAD4xf5rjro

    anw
    http://willmyphonework.net
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