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    • 19lottie82
    • By 19lottie82 19th Mar 17, 9:01 PM
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    Best Mobile sub £150?
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    • 19th Mar 17, 9:01 PM
    Best Mobile sub £150? 19th Mar 17 at 9:01 PM
    I'm looking for a handset for a friend...... must be android, unlocked, have an internal memory of at least 32gb and also be dual sim. Budget is £150....... any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thank you!

    Lottie
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    • Cisco001
    • By Cisco001 20th Mar 17, 12:03 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 12:03 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 12:03 PM
    moto G4 dual sim should fit the bill. But it only have 16GB memory, but you can get micro-sd anyway...

    Personally do go for new G5 dual sim for a little bit extra.

    By the way, I don't know if there are other brand dual sim phone work with all UK 4G band frequency in both sim slot.
    It usually be sim 1 with 4G, sim 2 with 2G.
    • oldagetraveller
    • By oldagetraveller 20th Mar 17, 12:09 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 12:09 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 12:09 PM
    I have this from linked seller. Reliable delivery, about 13 days from Hong Kong warehouse using Post NL tracked and Paypal.
    Excellent phone. http://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp_361292.html?wid=11
    Ticks all the boxes required.
    Last edited by oldagetraveller; 20-03-2017 at 12:11 PM.
    Did you hear about the politician who had a backside transplant? It rejected him.
    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 20th Mar 17, 12:10 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 12:10 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 12:10 PM
    This white one from John Lewis is Dual Sim, but does not state in spec

    https://www.johnlewis.com/moto-g4-smartphone-android-5-5-4g-lte-sim-free-16gb-white/p2849369
    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 20th Mar 17, 12:12 PM
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    • #5
    • 20th Mar 17, 12:12 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 12:12 PM
    I have this from linked seller. Reliable delivery, about 13 days from Hong Kong warehouse using Post NL tracked and Paypal.
    Excellent phone. http://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp_361292.html?wid=11
    Is there Vat and Excise import duty payable??
    • Herongull
    • By Herongull 20th Mar 17, 3:55 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 3:55 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 3:55 PM
    Cubot Dinosaur gets good reviews and sells for £100 in the UK which is excellent value given its spec. Only has 16Gb internal memory but it takes a 32GB SD card.
    http://www.cubot.net/smartphones/dinosaur/
    • martinthebandit
    • By martinthebandit 20th Mar 17, 4:00 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 4:00 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 4:00 PM
    The main advantage of the moto phones over any of the others mentioned is that they seem to get updates, especially security ones, quickly
    Politics -
    from the words Poli, meaning many
    and tics meaning blood sucking parasites


    (thanks to Kinky Friedman (or Larry Hardman) for the quote}
    • Mr.E.Schoppa
    • By Mr.E.Schoppa 21st Mar 17, 10:01 AM
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    • 21st Mar 17, 10:01 AM
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    • 21st Mar 17, 10:01 AM
    Just like over on HotUKDeals, I do get annoyed when people recommend dodgy name phones from the likes of Gearbest, AliExpress etc.

    Buy an import phone from these guys, and you'll get no warranty of any kind.

    Keep it to a UK retailer, that way you'll have peace of mind from a one or perhaps two year proper warranty.
    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 21st Mar 17, 10:50 AM
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    • 21st Mar 17, 10:50 AM
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    • 21st Mar 17, 10:50 AM
    Just like over on HotUKDeals, I do get annoyed when people recommend dodgy name phones from the likes of Gearbest, AliExpress etc.
    Also nobody mentions the fact there may be VAT and Excise duty payable and if not the goods are likely be seized before delivery
    • oldagetraveller
    • By oldagetraveller 21st Mar 17, 12:56 PM
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    Is there Vat and Excise import duty payable??
    Originally posted by ballyblack
    Never had to pay anything yet and I have bought a few items over £100 and just under.
    It seems to depend on the shipping method chosen i.e. Post NL or a different non express carrier.
    I have used three China based sellers and never had any issues re V.A.T. or other duty.

    The UMI phone has had a few updates too, including Android 6 to 7 last month.
    Did you hear about the politician who had a backside transplant? It rejected him.
    • jadex
    • By jadex 22nd Mar 17, 5:37 PM
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    I personally would avoid mobiles imported from China.
    I know some people swear by them.
    But my personal experience was bad.
    One (Cubot X16) bought from Amazon so was easy enough to send it back when its screen stopped working properly after 2 months.
    Another one (Ulefone Paris) bought from ebay and boy oh boy - what pile of crap it was. Buggy, popped up windows with some dodgy ads, trojans, malware, some strange wallpapers appearing out of nowhere, apps which you weren't able to get rid of (like Alibaba) as they reinstalled themselves, you name it.
    If things like rooting, custom ROMs, etc.mean nothing to your friend then better stick to Motorola, LG, Samsung, etc. from UK seller.
    Just my 2p
    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 22nd Mar 17, 7:04 PM
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    Never had to pay anything yet and I have bought a few items over £100 and just under.
    It seems to depend on the shipping method chosen i.e. Post NL or a different non express carrier.
    I will avoid this, its illegal and should not be promoted on this site
    • eDicky
    • By eDicky 22nd Mar 17, 7:42 PM
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    Never had to pay anything yet and I have bought a few items over £100 and just under.
    Originally posted by oldagetraveller
    I will avoid this, its illegal and should not be promoted on this site
    Originally posted by ballyblack
    There's a value threshold, (£125? ... not sure...) below which import duty is not applicable on an item.
    • eDicky
    • By eDicky 22nd Mar 17, 7:52 PM
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    The UMI phone has had a few updates too, including Android 6 to 7 last month.
    Originally posted by oldagetraveller
    Is the second SIM slot on this phone a 'hybrid'? Meaning that you can use it either for a second SIM or for a memory card, but you cannot have both at the same time. I noticed while in Asia recently that the new dual-SIM models of most brands now have this hybrid second slot, so beware what you're buying if you need both the two SIMs and an SD card.
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