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    • Annie1960
    • By Annie1960 1st Oct 17, 9:06 PM
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    Recommendation for phone
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    • 1st Oct 17, 9:06 PM
    Recommendation for phone 1st Oct 17 at 9:06 PM
    I currently use a Galaxy S4 16 gb which is about 4 years old. It no longer meets my needs as it doesn't have enough memory for the apps I want. I have transferred as many as I can to an sd card, but much of the stuff on there can't be moved.

    I am therefore looking for recommendations for my next phone. I would like a Galaxy as I know how to use and don't want to have to spend time learning a new brand from scratch. I need more than 16 gb, but don't know how many fixed apps are in 32gb phones. They seem to fill up a lot of the memory with stuff I don't want.

    I would rather not pay for the latest model. In the S6 OK? If I got a 32 gb S6, how much memory would be empty? Any other suggestions?
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    • Neil49
    • By Neil49 1st Oct 17, 9:19 PM
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    • 1st Oct 17, 9:19 PM
    You will have about 23gb of storage left on an S6.

    The S6 also has 3gb of ram which is the minimum you should aim for in a replacement phone nowadays to avoid any lag.

    How much do you want to spend?
    • steviebabes
    • By steviebabes 1st Oct 17, 9:56 PM
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    • 1st Oct 17, 9:56 PM
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    • 1st Oct 17, 9:56 PM
    I have just changed my S6 edge+ for a Huawei P10 Lite - brilliant in all respects.
    • Annie1960
    • By Annie1960 1st Oct 17, 9:56 PM
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    • 1st Oct 17, 9:56 PM
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    • 1st Oct 17, 9:56 PM

    How much do you want to spend?
    Originally posted by Neil49
    As much as I need to get what I want, but no more than necessary so I won't be getting the latest model.
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 2nd Oct 17, 5:44 AM
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    • 2nd Oct 17, 5:44 AM
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    • 2nd Oct 17, 5:44 AM
    My S6 has 6.72GB system used, and 16.19GB free space.

    Thats after a year of use, mostly banking and mapping software.
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    • Cisco001
    • By Cisco001 2nd Oct 17, 11:39 AM
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    • 2nd Oct 17, 11:39 AM
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    • 2nd Oct 17, 11:39 AM
    Personally won't go for a phone 2 gen before...

    However, I only use £200 phone these day, high end may be different?
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 2nd Oct 17, 2:15 PM
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    • 2nd Oct 17, 2:15 PM
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    • 2nd Oct 17, 2:15 PM
    I got the S6 for just under £20 a month with unl minutes and texts and 4GB data.

    OK thats over £450 over 2 years but when taking the calls and texts into account, approx half is the phone and half is the usage. Seemed like a good deal to me. To buy the handset last year would have been much more.
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    • jbainbridge
    • By jbainbridge 2nd Oct 17, 3:15 PM
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    • 2nd Oct 17, 3:15 PM
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    • 2nd Oct 17, 3:15 PM
    S6 doesn't accept SD cards ... I'd go for an S7. It's last years model but is still very good.
    • Annie1960
    • By Annie1960 2nd Oct 17, 3:22 PM
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    • 2nd Oct 17, 3:22 PM
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    • 2nd Oct 17, 3:22 PM
    My S6 has 6.72GB system used, and 16.19GB free space.

    Thats after a year of use, mostly banking and mapping software.
    Originally posted by forgotmyname
    So what's happened to the rest of it, assuming 32GB?
    • Annie1960
    • By Annie1960 2nd Oct 17, 3:24 PM
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    I got the S6 for just under £20 a month with unl minutes and texts and 4GB data.

    OK thats over £450 over 2 years but when taking the calls and texts into account, approx half is the phone and half is the usage. Seemed like a good deal to me. To buy the handset last year would have been much more.
    Originally posted by forgotmyname
    I would expect to buy the phone on its own and use a separate sim card, as I think it's usually cheaper that way.

    Your deal seems really good - where did you get it?
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 2nd Oct 17, 4:37 PM
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    The rest is used by my apps and pictures files etc.

    So still 16GB free. The 6.72GB system is just the basic system and cache files.

    Its usually cheaper for SIM only but not in this case it seems, considering this was over a year ago now £19 a month seemed a good price.

    Whats the cheapest unl min and txt and 4GB data £12 ish?
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    • sillygoose
    • By sillygoose 2nd Oct 17, 10:46 PM
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    I just got a new unused (unwanted insurance replacement) 64GB S6 Edge for £250, I don't expect it run out of space soon. Its gorgeous! and it may be 2 generations behind but its still ahead of an iphone 8 on spec.

    Winner winner, chicken dinner!
    • Annie1960
    • By Annie1960 3rd Oct 17, 10:17 AM
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    I got the S6 for just under £20 a month with unl minutes and texts and 4GB data.

    OK thats over £450 over 2 years but when taking the calls and texts into account, approx half is the phone and half is the usage. Seemed like a good deal to me. To buy the handset last year would have been much more.
    Originally posted by forgotmyname
    Which phone company is this with?
    • Annie1960
    • By Annie1960 3rd Oct 17, 10:18 AM
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    I just got a new unused (unwanted insurance replacement) 64GB S6 Edge for £250, I don't expect it run out of space soon. Its gorgeous! and it may be 2 generations behind but its still ahead of an iphone 8 on spec.

    Winner winner, chicken dinner!
    Originally posted by sillygoose

    Where did you buy this?
    • Annie1960
    • By Annie1960 3rd Oct 17, 10:19 AM
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    I seem to recall one of the Galaxy models was prone to bursting into flames. Does anyone know which model?
    • sillygoose
    • By sillygoose 3rd Oct 17, 10:32 AM
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    Where did you buy this?
    Originally posted by Annie1960
    VERY carefully! on Ebay by biding my time and waiting for a good seller and item. After damaging their old S6 in water the seller had already upgraded to the more waterproof S7!

    Funnily enough I had bid on another new one but got outbid, I got a second chance offer as the higher bidder had dropped out but I had already bought elsewhere. Just don't pay silly money, £250 is a good price for a new one. If the price goes over look again.

    There are plenty of companies selling refurbished ones but they make up their own grading systems so I avoided.

    Plenty of private sellers have insurance replacements or unwanted upgrade phones provided under their contract when they have already switch network or bought the latest phone instead.
    • donnajunkie
    • By donnajunkie 3rd Oct 17, 6:37 PM
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    I currently use a Galaxy S4 16 gb which is about 4 years old. It no longer meets my needs as it doesn't have enough memory for the apps I want. I have transferred as many as I can to an sd card, but much of the stuff on there can't be moved.

    I am therefore looking for recommendations for my next phone. I would like a Galaxy as I know how to use and don't want to have to spend time learning a new brand from scratch. I need more than 16 gb, but don't know how many fixed apps are in 32gb phones. They seem to fill up a lot of the memory with stuff I don't want.

    I would rather not pay for the latest model. In the S6 OK? If I got a 32 gb S6, how much memory would be empty? Any other suggestions?
    Originally posted by Annie1960
    Isnít it the s6 that does not have a slot for a sd card? Go for s7 or s8 if you want a Samsung. Sony x or XZ are decent too.
    • debitcardmayhem
    • By debitcardmayhem 3rd Oct 17, 8:02 PM
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    Get a moto G4 end of , cheap and it works. If you are worried about street cred get a iPhoneX or an S8. The amount of time spent on this thread will pay you back in euros
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