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to not want to spend more than £200 on a phone?

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rosepetalsoup Sat 06-Jun-15 08:50:28

Are there any ok ones for under £200? With a good camera and 4G?
Anyone got one lately?

elbowsdontsing2 Sat 06-Jun-15 18:36:27

have you looked at giff gaff they have some good deals.my dc just brought one for less than 200 and its got all that on it . i dont know what phone it was though

snozzlemaid Sat 06-Jun-15 18:40:37

Moto g. For about £150.
We've all got one here. Mine is the latest model and has 4g.

NinkyNonkers Sat 06-Jun-15 18:42:01

Htc desire 620, cost me £100 with various cash backs and has 4g, good camera etc.

paramedicswift Sat 06-Jun-15 18:43:48

You cannot go far wrong with 321 pay as you go with Three and a Moto G.

End up spending like £5 a month and still do all the things you normally do.

ouryve Sat 06-Jun-15 18:44:49

Someone suggested the Moto G - great phone but the camera leaves a bit to be desired.

OnIlkleyMoorBahTwat Sat 06-Jun-15 18:46:45

YANBU. Phones these days are ridiculously priced.

I got a Sony Xperia Z1 compact from Virgin Mobile PAYG for £180. It was unlocked and my EE contract sim went straight in, no hassle. Brilliant phone for the money.

ouryve Sat 06-Jun-15 18:47:37

I use mine with 321, too! I don't have the 4g, as there's no coverage where I live - 3g is patchy enough - but I do have the dual SIM one which means I can chop and change when I'm in an area with different crap reception!

OnIlkleyMoorBahTwat Sat 06-Jun-15 18:48:51

Forgot to say that the camera is 20 MP and excellent. I don't know if it is 4g, but I'm not interested in stuff like that, especially as I am on a very cheap old t-mobile contract that I will probably never give up

Collaborate Sat 06-Jun-15 19:14:39

I second the motoG 2nd gen. dual sim card. quad core processor. £150 via Amazon.

besttalk Sat 06-Jun-15 19:24:45

Asus Zenfone 2. Comes in two versions, the version with 2GB of ram is about £190 from clove.co.uk. Probably the best phone you can get at that price, its more powerful than the S6 and has a superior camera. You just aren't paying for the Samsung name.

tobysmum77 Sat 06-Jun-15 19:31:22

Google the best phones of 2013 and get onto ebay. I did that 6 months ago and have a rather lovely lg g2

MissMuesli Sat 06-Jun-15 19:47:08

I got a Samsung galaxy core prime after losing my Samsung galaxy S6. Bought it from Tesco for 90 pound. It is brilliant, it's 4g ready, the camera is brilliant and has flash. I love it, I would actually have considere this phone over an S6 if I had known how good it is!

Also with it being a Tesco phone I used my points so only paid 50 pound in the end!

RavioliOnToast Sat 06-Jun-15 21:16:57

the new Sony m4 aqua is £200 or the moto g 2nd Gen (2015 version) otherwise Nokia are great, the 735 is £150

xboxtesting Sat 06-Jun-15 21:47:38

DH had a Nokia 735 which we got through a MN test. It's a genuinely great phone and costs less than 200 quid (170 if you can swing a student discount).

But because it's Microsoft the choice of apps is rather restricted. DH is fine with that because it's his first smartphone, but if you're used to Apple / Android then you might find that a significant downside.

thisfalseinsight Sun 07-Jun-15 20:31:38

I have a 1Plus1 phone. I think it was just over £200 and it is BRILLIANT. Much higher spec than anything else remotely close to that price. If you google reviews of it, you can see the specs--I was swayed when I saw the glowing reviews on all the tech websites. The only thing is that the 4G only works on certain bands, so I think you have to be with a certain carrier (maybe Three?). I have giffgaff and the 4G doesn't work with their band. Not a big deal to me as I don't want to pay for a 4G plan anyway.

londonrach Sun 07-Jun-15 20:32:56

Nokia 360 £15...love it so easy to use. Learnt from someone on the train it can go on internet so can mn...

JsOtherHalf Mon 08-Jun-15 11:14:54

The huawei honor 4x is £145 and gets good reviews:

www.amazon.co.uk/Honor-5-5-Inch-Dual-SIM-Free-Smartphone/dp/B00UMP6QGK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1433758445&sr=8-1&keywords=Honor+4x

Mistigri Mon 08-Jun-15 11:41:12

Moto Gs are fantastic value. Camera is OK (not great). I am starting to read good things about the huawei phones, might try one for my daughter who has had a smashed screen on her moto g for about a year (the downside of cheap phones is that it really isn't worth spending money to repair them).

ouryve Mon 08-Jun-15 13:14:51

I got rid of my Nokia for that reason xbox. And the apps that there were were very limited eg hard to follow a conversation on twitter, a rather basic MSDOS look and feel to some apps like the met Office app.

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