New Iphone, is the 11 series 64bg ok for my needs?

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Hi
I have an galaxy smasung from about 6 years ago - it does not connect well to my ring and yale security cams as well as my kids phones which are the newer iPhones.
I was given a nearly new ihpone by one of our kids about 9 years or 7 cant recall its nphone 4, not 100% sure its that but it weighs a lot and looks good. However, cant use watsapp on it

I have been advised by my kids get brand new iphone 11 for my budget, Cheapest I am seeing is about 425 quid inc delivery - dont want white phone

I hardly use my mobile and screen size of 11 is good for my needs.

Is another android and option or iphone 11 and what is the best price you seen?

IMO, iphones connect more quickly and appear faster on simple apps, google etc and kids told me the apps/phone is updated for longer ie can be used on watsapp etc for more years

I am confused as not really a mobile perso

Btw - kids phones their Ring cctv etc alearts them almost immediately where my Samgung is hit and miss.

Thanks

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  • born_again
    born_again Posts: 14,748 Forumite
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    You will find many better quality Android phone for far less than that Apple. 

    Which will have the added bonus of not having to learn a new o/s & stuck within the apple network.

    Given you have a Samsung already.

    https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-Android-Smartphone-Storage-Exclusive/dp/B0B1V9DKW5/ref=sr_1_5?crid=2SES087CYIEGO&keywords=android+phone&qid=1674644954&sprefix=android+phone,aps,94&sr=8-5
    Life in the slow lane
  • diystarter7
    diystarter7 Posts: 5,202 Forumite
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    You will find many better quality Android phone for far less than that Apple. 

    Which will have the added bonus of not having to learn a new o/s & stuck within the apple network.

    Given you have a Samsung already.

    https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-Android-Smartphone-Storage-Exclusive/dp/B0B1V9DKW5/ref=sr_1_5?crid=2SES087CYIEGO&keywords=android+phone&qid=1674644954&sprefix=android+phone,aps,94&sr=8-5
    Hi
    Many thanks, had a look and I am aware they are a lot cheaper but what I said in my OP stands, thanks again

    Rightly or wrongly I am feeling that the iPhone will be quicker all round as per my OP. However, daving well over 200 quid seems appealing

    What is the latest andriod and I think the iphone is 14.

    What would you guys do. I hardly use the mobile as we use our landline much more clear as we pre=paid pack re calls.

    it will be a payg mobile for faster alerts from ring/yale etc and goole internet etc

    Thanks again
  • MikeJXE
    MikeJXE Posts: 3,122 Forumite
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    Listen to your kids they are more up to date than you.

    Why not look at the iPhone X (10) that is cheaper than the 11


  • diystarter7
    diystarter7 Posts: 5,202 Forumite
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    MikeJXE said:
    Listen to your kids they are more up to date than you.

    Why not look at the iPhone X (10) that is cheaper than the 11


    Hi
    Thanks
    I was advised by a son that he has got the latest phone as he uses it a lot but his wife got iphone 11 about a year ago 64gb and it meets her needs and son feels it will be as quick for my needs as his phone re ring/yale apps alearlts and goolge maps - hower his screen is very big plus cost more than double but the iphone 11 64 gb over a year ago got deal for 420 I think.

    They also said the software is updated for longer periods keeping the running of the phone in good order

    They also told me it is a lagal requirement that all new mobiles come sim free, i was not aware of that as i've not really bought a phone of 8/9 yrs

    Thnaks
  • Martin_the_Unjust
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    To be honest if your tec experts (AKA the kids) have iPhones and are recommending you get an iPhone then, as long as you can afford, get an iPhone.

    In my experience they are much easier to use than androids.

    Both the wife and I are using iPhone XR’s and are more than happy with them.
  • diystarter7
    diystarter7 Posts: 5,202 Forumite
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    To be honest if your tec experts (AKA the kids) have iPhones and are recommending you get an iPhone then, as long as you can afford, get an iPhone.

    In my experience they are much easier to use than androids.

    Both the wife and I are using iPhone XR’s and are more than happy with them.
    Hi
    I can afford it easily but no one wants to spend around 420 for very light use when there are seriously good/relaible alertives there that save you 200 and the 200 could be used for a day out.
    Thanks, appreciated.
  • MikeJXE
    MikeJXE Posts: 3,122 Forumite
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    MikeJXE said:
    Listen to your kids they are more up to date than you.

    Why not look at the iPhone X (10) that is cheaper than the 11


    Hi
    Thanks
    I was advised by a son that he has got the latest phone as he uses it a lot but his wife got iphone 11 about a year ago 64gb and it meets her needs and son feels it will be as quick for my needs as his phone re ring/yale apps alearlts and goolge maps - hower his screen is very big plus cost more than double but the iphone 11 64 gb over a year ago got deal for 420 I think.

    They also said the software is updated for longer periods keeping the running of the phone in good order

    They also told me it is a lagal requirement that all new mobiles come sim free, i was not aware of that as i've not really bought a phone of 8/9 yrs

    Thnaks
    Your kids are right Apple iPhones are sim free unless you buy one on contract with the likes off EE etc 

    I tend to buy one every 3 years because I like up to date things, my sim only contact is £6.55 unlimited calls and texts. 3GB data rolling month.  There are cheaper tariffs around. 

    The iPhone is supported with critical software updates for life not just for Christmas. 

    Upgrades to new software are supported back to the iPhone 8 which was released in 2017. 6 years  ago, Android brings a new os out every couple of years and it's not backward compatible I don't believe 

    The main reasons I go for Apple is the ease of use and the  support network. I can go in any Apple Store (as long as I have made an appointment with the Genius Bar, which is easy to do) with any age iPhone and they will fix any problem as long as its not a hardware problem out of warranty 

  • diystarter7
    diystarter7 Posts: 5,202 Forumite
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    MikeJXE said:
    MikeJXE said:
    Listen to your kids they are more up to date than you.

    Why not look at the iPhone X (10) that is cheaper than the 11


    Hi
    Thanks
    I was advised by a son that he has got the latest phone as he uses it a lot but his wife got iphone 11 about a year ago 64gb and it meets her needs and son feels it will be as quick for my needs as his phone re ring/yale apps alearlts and goolge maps - hower his screen is very big plus cost more than double but the iphone 11 64 gb over a year ago got deal for 420 I think.

    They also said the software is updated for longer periods keeping the running of the phone in good order

    They also told me it is a lagal requirement that all new mobiles come sim free, i was not aware of that as i've not really bought a phone of 8/9 yrs

    Thnaks
    Your kids are right Apple iPhones are sim free unless you buy one on contract with the likes off EE etc 

    I tend to buy one every 3 years because I like up to date things, my sim only contact is £6.55 unlimited calls and texts. 3GB data rolling month.  There are cheaper tariffs around. 

    The iPhone is supported with critical software updates for life not just for Christmas. 

    Upgrades to new software are supported back to the iPhone 8 which was released in 2017. 6 years  ago, Android brings a new os out every couple of years and it's not backward compatible I don't believe 

    The main reasons I go for Apple is the ease of use and the  support network. I can go in any Apple Store (as long as I have made an appointment with the Genius Bar, which is easy to do) with any age iPhone and they will fix any problem as long as its not a hardware problem out of warranty 

    Hi
    Thanks, what our kids said - appreciated

  • diystarter7
    diystarter7 Posts: 5,202 Forumite
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    Thank you and I have been debating with myself the option regarding a refub but worried who is the best outlet to buy

    What is the gurantee on a new iphone 11 and refurb adn which refurb outlet is the best as i dont woant it to go wrong

    Thnaks
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