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Old 21-11-2013, 13:06
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Want to buy a phone next week on PAYG as im on 02. Something to browse the net use my fav message boards, play games like bubble witch and candy crush which means a decent size screen and watch Sky tv on.

Im on wifi so data wont be a prob until I leave the house.

Ive been looking at a few online sites and seen a second hand Samsung Galaxy s2 phone at 120. Looks great 16gb memory high mp camera and a decent size screen but with it at 120 second hand to be fair I could buy a phone brand new for that price so wondered on here if anyone can help.

Looked in carphone warehouse and all the models looked small except a huwaii chinese phone g510 i think the model was but unsure if I can get sky through this phone or my fav games.

Tried phones4u and they had a horrible selection of phones they were just too small.

Any help.
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Old 21-11-2013, 15:16
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Motorola Moto G? Possibly limited availability just yet, but looks very good for the price.
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Old 21-11-2013, 21:00
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Yes, Moto G would be a wiser investment than a used S2 - a decent HD screen (4.5" isn't overly small and is bigger than the S2's 4.3" screen).

Official Android updates have stopped for the S2 I believe and the screen is not as sharp at a lower resolution. If I had a budget of well under £200, the Moto G is out in front on its own as the best phone on the market at that price point. Get the 16GB version if you can stretch to it.
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Old 22-11-2013, 09:44
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Bought a Moto G Wednesday in Phones4U and all I can say, you wonít find anything close for this price, £120 + £10 top-up and no network lock.

The guy who served me offer me the phone for £99 if I was able to upgrade but because I use MNVOís this was not an option for me but worth bearing in mind if thatís a standard o2 PAYG sim you have there.
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Old 22-11-2013, 12:27
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In this case, I agree the Moto G is the way to go at that price range, or perhaps a second-hand Nexus 4?
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Old 22-11-2013, 13:19
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Moto G all the way a mate brought one for his mrs and it's superb for the price.
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Old 22-11-2013, 13:20
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Moto G all the way.
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Old 22-11-2013, 14:02
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Bought a Moto G Wednesday in Phones4U and all I can say, you wonít find anything close for this price, £120 + £10 top-up and no network lock.

The guy who served me offer me the phone for £99 if I was able to upgrade but because I use MNVOís this was not an option for me but worth bearing in mind if thatís a standard o2 PAYG sim you have there.
When I went in there they kept trying to sell me the galaxy 3 mini. CW tryed to sell me the huwaii
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Old 24-11-2013, 11:58
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When I went in there they kept trying to sell me the galaxy 3 mini. CW tryed to sell me the huwaii
No change there then. This is one of the things that puts me off going to real shops be it CPW or P4U and that is the sales tripe but letís be fair this is part of their job but you just have to be firm with them and give them the impression that you are going to walk if they donít get on with it.

I used a P4U thatís set up in a PCWorld come Curryís and was served by a trainee with the manager hovering and he did ask if I mind telling him what network I was on to see if he could find something better but when I told him I use Ovivo that was the end of any sales talk and he stopped looking at his VDU and pressed the sales button.

The other trick is to go into the shop 10 minutes before closing time then thereís not time for Bulls poo or just tell them youíre on your tea break and have 5 minute but donít forget to keep looking at your watch.

End of the day though just tell them straight youíre not interested and make the sale.
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Old 24-11-2013, 12:25
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No change there then. This is one of the things that puts me off going to real shops be it CPW or P4U and that is the sales tripe but letís be fair this is part of their job but you just have to be firm with them and give them the impression that you are going to walk if they donít get on with it.

I used a P4U thatís set up in a PCWorld come Curryís and was served by a trainee with the manager hovering and he did ask if I mind telling him what network I was on to see if he could find something better but when I told him I use Ovivo that was the end of any sales talk and he stopped looking at his VDU and pressed the sales button.

The other trick is to go into the shop 10 minutes before closing time then thereís not time for Bulls poo or just tell them youíre on your tea break and have 5 minute but donít forget to keep looking at your watch.

End of the day though just tell them straight youíre not interested and make the sale.
What phone would you suggest then?
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Old 27-11-2013, 20:27
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What fone would you suggest?
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Old 27-11-2013, 20:51
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Pretty much every single person in this thread has suggested the Moto G, so that's your answer.

Unless you're willing to stump up more money and buy the Nexus 5.

http://www.google.co.uk/nexus/5/
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Old 27-11-2013, 20:56
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What fone would you suggest?
Haven't the first half dozen posts in this thread convinced you then? Get the Nexus 5 or Moto G depending on how much you are prepared to pay. Amazon have the 8GB Moto G in stock for £135 if you don't want to go to a phone shop. The 16GB model is there for £159 but won't be available until December 12th.
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Old 27-11-2013, 20:56
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Moto G seriously.

If that is not doing it for you what is your budget?
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Old 28-11-2013, 16:59
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Pretty much every single person in this thread has suggested the Moto G, so that's your answer.

Unless you're willing to stump up more money and buy the Nexus 5.

http://www.google.co.uk/nexus/5/
But the Moto G isnt supported for Sky Go which is a main feature I need.

Tescos has it for 99.99 but if I cant use sky on it Ill be slightly disapointed.
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Old 28-11-2013, 21:10
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But the Moto G isnt supported for Sky Go which is a main feature I need.

Tescos has it for 99.99 but if I cant use sky on it Ill be slightly disapointed.
Start with the list of supported Sky Go devices and find one that you can afford, preferably new.

I note with interest the Nexus 5 is now on the list.

If that's true, you find a better phone for the money if you stretch to one.

At the cheaper end, the S3 Mini may be worth a look as it's supported by Sky Go.
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Old 28-11-2013, 21:11
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Rumour has it that the device whitelisting is going to be removed from a new version of the skygo app next week.

It's unclear to me if those rumours are referring to a tablet version specifically.
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Old 29-11-2013, 07:23
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Start with the list of supported Sky Go devices and find one that you can afford, preferably new.

I note with interest the Nexus 5 is now on the list.

If that's true, you find a better phone for the money if you stretch to one.

At the cheaper end, the S3 Mini may be worth a look as it's supported by Sky Go.
Problem is its 150 quid which seems a bit expensive for the old fone. Plus extra memory is essential.
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Old 29-11-2013, 09:51
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No worries now. Ive ordered the G3 mini for 99 quid so all is great.

Quick question I want a suitable case and wondered what the best one is.
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Old 29-11-2013, 12:28
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No worries now. Ive ordered the G3 mini for 99 quid so all is great.

Quick question I want a suitable case and wondered what the best one is.
Yes, I heard this morning that Asda were selling them for £99 and immediately thought of this thread - glad you got it for £99. It's a good phone for that price, I'd say.

Storage-wise, a 16GB MicroSD card off Amazon is £13.

Case? No idea, as I haven't got an S3 Mini but YouTube should have a few hands-on reviews and the Amazon user reviews are usually worth a browse - cases are quite a personal taste thing - there's plenty out there.
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Old 29-11-2013, 16:43
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Yes, I heard this morning that Asda were selling them for £99 and immediately thought of this thread - glad you got it for £99. It's a good phone for that price, I'd say.

Storage-wise, a 16GB MicroSD card off Amazon is £13.

Case? No idea, as I haven't got an S3 Mini but YouTube should have a few hands-on reviews and the Amazon user reviews are usually worth a browse - cases are quite a personal taste thing - there's plenty out there.
Actually I nevr got mine from Asda as we have a smal one here and they only stock food and a few clothes. Amazon was where I got mine from as they are doing the same deal.

I have a 16gb sd card at home but wanted to upgrade it to 32 gb but ive heard that its a problem with sandisk not working on them at that size.

Not sure if thats true or not just what people reviewing have said.

What case should I go for safety? I couldnt find any hard cases on amazon just leather ones.
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Old 29-11-2013, 16:52
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Amazon is a odd thing. Last night phone was 150 quid this morning 99 quid and 4pm today 175 pound.

Is this black friday syndrome?
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