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New phone £200-£250 help.

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Looking for suggestions for a new Android phone, nothing fancy just reliable, good storage, good battery life and a half decent camera. Budget £200-£250. Is this doable and if so, what would you recommend please. My current phone is a moto g 9 play if that helps.


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  • sevenhills
    sevenhills Posts: 5,938 Forumite
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    I like my Motorola, it was around £100 a year ago. Something like this one.


  • Syman
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    always found Motorola phones to be good value for money.
    Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today!:mad:
    Cos if you do it today and like it...You can do it again tomorrow.. :p


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  • outtatune
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    I've not actually used this phone, but if I lost my current phone today I'd buy a Moto G84
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0CGJGMRTS/?coliid=I1ES975O7EJZ4Q&colid=2HNR3MFJ1NB54&th=1
  • Veteransaver
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    Seen some good deals on the Samsung A05s, which is supposed to be a decent budget phone.
    Similar specs to some of the Moto models in that price range
  • facade
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    +1 for Motorola.

    The g84 is £199, 5g, 256GB, fingerprint sensor on the front, NFC for googlepay, a headphone socket and a compass so the starmap apps work properly.

    If you sign up with Motorola for marketing emails before you buy one, they will send a 10% off code, so it would be £180 direct from them, and they include 12 months accidental damage cover on the screen.
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  • bob2302
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    About three years ago I was looking for a new phone and considered a Motorola until I saw it only had 2 years of security updates, measured from the model release date. Possible they have improved since then - I don't know.

    I do think this is something that people should be giving greater weight to.
  • Nasqueron
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    bob2302 said:
    About three years ago I was looking for a new phone and considered a Motorola until I saw it only had 2 years of security updates, measured from the model release date. Possible they have improved since then - I don't know.

    I do think this is something that people should be giving greater weight to.
    This is solid advice, Motorola still only do 2 years/updates e.g. Android 13-15 and 2 or 3 years of patches

    There is an article here with current support life - relevant for OP, Samsung usually do 3 upgrades and 3 years of patches for their mid-range and below though some get 4 upgrades and 5 years of patches

  • ryrystelladowens
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    If I were in your situation I'd shop around for refurbished phones from places like amazon renewed or backmarket or musicmagpie. I bought a google pixel that was 2 generations old and received updates for another year for £200. Google pixels and Samsung galaxy phones are good in this regard as they have very long commitments to providing updates. though it depends on the exact model.

    support.google.com/pixelphone/answer/4457705?hl=en#zippy=%2Cpixel-a-pixel-pixel-pro%2Cpixel-a-g-pixel-pixel-a-g-pixel-a-pixel-xl-pixel

    security.samsungmobile.com/securityPost.smsb

    Through this method you may be able to get a nicer built phone for the same price.
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