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by Pedz » Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:52 am

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Pedz wrote:Anyone have any advice on what to upgrade to from Huawei P20 Pro? Can upgrade today and I am with 3.


What's your budget? Any particular features necessary or not?


Monthly I'm paying £56 now so I don't mind paying around the same. Only thing I want is a better phone, nothing soecific. I really liked this phone but I have had issues on occasion. I was looking at the S20 Ultra but I don't want to pay £100 upfront and then £64 a month.

I could wait a month and go with another network if I can get any phone cheaper (currently with 3.)

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by more heat than light » Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:51 pm

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more heat than light wrote:
Pedz wrote:
Pedz wrote:Anyone have any advice on what to upgrade to from Huawei P20 Pro? Can upgrade today and I am with 3.


What's your budget? Any particular features necessary or not?


Monthly I'm paying £56 now so I don't mind paying around the same. Only thing I want is a better phone, nothing soecific. I really liked this phone but I have had issues on occasion. I was looking at the S20 Ultra but I don't want to pay £100 upfront and then £64 a month.

I could wait a month and go with another network if I can get any phone cheaper (currently with 3.)


£56 a month seems like a lot to me, although I don't usually do contracts. If you're after the flagship phones from the big manufacturers then that's probably the way to go. If you want a different option, I'm probably going to be picking up the RealMe X50 Pro in April, which is a top spec phone for what is likely to be half the price. Stick a cheap SIM in there and you're golden.

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by Pedz » Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:26 pm

more heat than light wrote:
Pedz wrote:
more heat than light wrote:
Pedz wrote:
Pedz wrote:Anyone have any advice on what to upgrade to from Huawei P20 Pro? Can upgrade today and I am with 3.


What's your budget? Any particular features necessary or not?


Monthly I'm paying £56 now so I don't mind paying around the same. Only thing I want is a better phone, nothing soecific. I really liked this phone but I have had issues on occasion. I was looking at the S20 Ultra but I don't want to pay £100 upfront and then £64 a month.

I could wait a month and go with another network if I can get any phone cheaper (currently with 3.)


£56 a month seems like a lot to me, although I don't usually do contracts. If you're after the flagship phones from the big manufacturers then that's probably the way to go. If you want a different option, I'm probably going to be picking up the RealMe X50 Pro in April, which is a top spec phone for what is likely to be half the price. Stick a cheap SIM in there and you're golden.


Big names don't bother me tbh, if a phone is good a phone is good. Will have a look now, thanks.

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PostRe: Android Thread v2
by Dual » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:28 am

£56 a month!?

If you're not particularly bothered by spec why not get a mid range handset and a cheap SIM only deal?

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PostRe: Android Thread v2
by Drumstick » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:43 am

Also the P20 Pro is still a very good phone, there's no need to upgrade.

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by Lagamorph » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:55 am

I pay £50/month for Sim Only and an S20+ 5G

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by more heat than light » Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:09 pm

Lagamorph wrote:I pay £50/month for Sim Only and an S20+ 5G


Yeah, but not everyone has £1000 to drop on a phone in one go. I understand why people have contracts, personally I'd rather buy a cheaper handset but if you want those big names you have to fork out.

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by Lagamorph » Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:40 pm

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Lagamorph wrote:I pay £50/month for Sim Only and an S20+ 5G


Yeah, but not everyone has £1000 to drop on a phone in one go. I understand why people have contracts, personally I'd rather buy a cheaper handset but if you want those big names you have to fork out.

I didn't buy the phone outright, I got it on the Samsung Upgrade Programme. So my Sim Only is £20/month and phone is £30/month.
And I get the newest one every year at launch.

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by more heat than light » Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:06 pm

Lagamorph wrote:
more heat than light wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:I pay £50/month for Sim Only and an S20+ 5G


Yeah, but not everyone has £1000 to drop on a phone in one go. I understand why people have contracts, personally I'd rather buy a cheaper handset but if you want those big names you have to fork out.

I didn't buy the phone outright, I got it on the Samsung Upgrade Programme. So my Sim Only is £20/month and phone is £30/month.
And I get the newest one every year at launch.


Well that seems quite reasonable. Never heard of that program. Still more than I'd want to spend myself, mind.

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by Lagamorph » Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:25 pm

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Lagamorph wrote:
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Lagamorph wrote:I pay £50/month for Sim Only and an S20+ 5G


Yeah, but not everyone has £1000 to drop on a phone in one go. I understand why people have contracts, personally I'd rather buy a cheaper handset but if you want those big names you have to fork out.

I didn't buy the phone outright, I got it on the Samsung Upgrade Programme. So my Sim Only is £20/month and phone is £30/month.
And I get the newest one every year at launch.


Well that seems quite reasonable. Never heard of that program. Still more than I'd want to spend myself, mind.

Samsung started it a few years ago with the Galaxy S8 so I've been on it since then. Generally need to pay about £50-100 up front depending on the model.

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PostRe: Android Thread v2
by Tomous » Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:37 pm

What's the general feeling on the S20? Is it worth the extra cash over the S10?

Think I'm finally going to dump the iPhone.

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by Pedz » Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:09 pm

Drumstick wrote:Also the P20 Pro is still a very good phone, there's no need to upgrade.


Didn't see the posts here.

I like my phone, but it acts up occasionally. It's Bluetooth seems to be a bit off, as gooseberry fool cuts out when I'm listening to music, and didn't with other phones. While its shouldn't factor into my decision the last phone I had was a the Nexus 6P which was a Hauwai (whatever) phone and I decided I don't want to upgrade. I got a year SIM only contract for about £25 with all the data and minutes and that stuff, 4 months later my phone got stuck on the starting screen and I ended up having to get a new phone. It's this phone, but it meant I had to pay to cancel my sim as and then get this phone as well which was pricey and I don't want that happening again.

The phone MHTL linked me to doesn't appear to be available via 3. Shame I'd have gone for it as it seems like it's be a fair whack cheaper.

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by Xeno » Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:12 pm

Not long till the OnePlus 8 gets launched. I am curious on the price but I feel I may never get another of their devices.

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by darksideby182 » Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:14 pm

The Realme phone MHTL linked you probably won't get on a UK network so buy the phone outright and get a sim only deal.

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PostRe: Android Thread v2
by Pedz » Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:22 pm

darksideby182 wrote:The Realme phone MHTL linked you probably won't get on a UK network so buy the phone outright and get a sim only deal.


Wish I could afford to buy it outright.

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PostRe: Android Thread v2
by more heat than light » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:51 pm

Pedz wrote:
darksideby182 wrote:The Realme phone MHTL linked you probably won't get on a UK network so buy the phone outright and get a sim only deal.


Wish I could afford to buy it outright.


It's not out until later this month, there's always a chance Three might carry it.

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PostRe: Android Thread v2
by Pedz » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:55 pm

Will keep my eye out just in case..thanks.

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by Curls » Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:15 pm

I'm gutted to hear the Xiami Mi 10 will be super expensive.

I like my Mi 9 a lot, but I wouldn't want to pay a rediculous amount for a Xiaomi. I feel this could be a really poor move from them.

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PostRe: Android Thread v2
by more heat than light » Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:19 pm

I'm still rocking a Mi 6 at the moment, it's been great, but I certainly wouldn't have paid a premium on it. I'm either going with the aforementioned RealMe or a RedMagic 5G, depending on price. I like the RedMagic at the moment as it's actually got a headphone port.

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PostRe: Android Thread v2
by Curls » Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:20 pm

This samsung scheme sounds interesting to say the least Laga, so £360 a year for the best handset? Doesn't seem to shabby considering the prices. Are they insured through samsung too?

Edit: I google it. It's not a bad scheme, but without the insurance it's not worth it for me. Also eventually you'll have to pay for a phone at the end of it.

Still if i got an S20 pro i'd pay £99 upfront, and then the 24 payments of £30 (£680) and then the final £200. So thats £980. So it's the same cost of the phone overall. But if I was to upgrade the samsung every year then your paying £99 + £340 a year for a new top tear phone. Which isn't too bad. Clever scheme.


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