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Best value budget SIM free mobile?

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones & Tablets' started by helpimcrap, May 28, 2020.

  1. helpimcrap

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 13, 2004

    Posts: 12,420

    Location: Leicestershire

    Hi all,
    Got a Motorola G5 currently. I like Motorola and like the others (G, G3) I had I've finally broken the screen after it fell off my push bike into the road at speed. Doh.

    Uses are for Strava, browsing, maps (use it as GPS), emails, photos (not mega important quality), games (Countdown, sudoku etc, nothing taxing).

    The G8 power or G8 power lite seem intriguing.

    Looking at a G8 possibly but what would people recommend?

    Edit - sub £150 ideally.
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2020
  2. Calpol

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 3, 2010

    Posts: 1,292

    My Mrs has the G5 and I ordered her a Realme 6 yesterday so if you wait a day or so I'll let you know what the experience is. After a bit of time researching I concluded it was the best spec/value currently available if you are buying new. The
    Chinese origin brands are so competitive that its made changing phones a much more challenging task as there is so much choice. However I do recommend a few hours spent on www.gsmarena.com to help compare and contrast.
     
  3. Dyson

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 18, 2007

    Posts: 4,575

    Location: Dorset

    My wife and son both have the G7 Power, and it's a great phone. Would easily recommend as a simple phone, battery life is amazing!
     
  4. lltfdaniel

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 23, 2009

    Posts: 2,242

    Location: Bournemouth

    I also have the g7 power. i can get up to around 14 hours battery life with moderate use so using it non stop mostly for 14 hours, but i can easily get 3-4 weeks of standby time doing nothing but on standby the whole time.
     
  5. helpimcrap

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 13, 2004

    Posts: 12,420

    Location: Leicestershire

    G7 hmmmm.

    What about the Oppo A5 2020?
     
  6. helpimcrap

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 13, 2004

    Posts: 12,420

    Location: Leicestershire

    Any more for any more?
     
  7. Armageus

    Don

    Joined: May 19, 2012

    Posts: 11,124

    Location: Spalding, Lincolnshire

    Nokia 6.2?
     
  8. kration

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 22, 2012

    Posts: 1,082

    Location: UK

    Another recommendation for the G7 Power. I have one and it lasts 2 days with moderate use. It's a great cheap and straightforward phone.
     
  9. jsmoke

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 17, 2012

    Posts: 9,123

    What about redmi note 8 pro?
     
  10. helpimcrap

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 13, 2004

    Posts: 12,420

    Location: Leicestershire

    Thinking about £150 absolute limit.
    2nd hand G7 Powerl isiooking favourite.

    I'm undecided still.
     
  11. lltfdaniel

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 23, 2009

    Posts: 2,242

    Location: Bournemouth

    For your £150 limit you can get a moto g8 power lite new for that money.
     
  12. bridder

    Gangster

    Joined: Jun 25, 2006

    Posts: 245

    They're doing daily deals on the Xiaomi UK site and tomorrow (6th) you can get a Redmi Note 8T for £139...
     
  13. helpimcrap

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 13, 2004

    Posts: 12,420

    Location: Leicestershire

    Ordered it, cheers. Had some good comparisons to Motorola G8 plus. I'll take a gamble on it.
     
  14. helpimcrap

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 13, 2004

    Posts: 12,420

    Location: Leicestershire

    Got this - trick as! But I am comparing it to a standard Motorola G5.