I've been looking for a new phone recently and want something for less than £200.
I want decent specs and future proofing / value for money for the price. A large screen size if possible. SD slot is nice to have although if internal storage is decent then is less of an issue.
I don't want a fingerprint reader really, although that seems less avoidable nowadays so I guess I might have to live with it. One where the fingerprint sensor isn't on a button that is required for normal operation is preferable.
In terms of best value for that price, the ZUK Z2 seems good, however it only has a 5 inch screen and I would prefer one with a slightly bigger screen (around 5.5 if possible).
Also it lacks band 20.
It doesn't have an sd slot but the internal storage is large so hopefully that shouldn't be an issue.
There is the LE ECO Max 2 but the problem with that phone is that it has no headphone socket but comes with an adaptor. Not only is that a problem when wanting to charge and use headphones, but I also imagine the adaptor breaking quite easily. Plus I don't really want to encourage this anti-consumer practice.
My father is suggesting the UMI Z to me however I don't know how Mediatek X27 compares to the Qualcomm 820.
I also heard that it is a lot less likely for people to create CFW for Mediatek phones and that things can be buggy with CFW for them?
I would basically like a phone that will be supported by CFW in the long term - as I know that for any phone you cannot rely on manufacturers to update it.
We have now reached a point where specs of phones are "good enough" so I won't really want to be upgrading after this for a while.
The ZUK Z2 can be had for about £140 - 150 and the LE ECO Max 2 about £170 - 180. I think the UMI Z is about £170 - 180 too.https://www.kimovil.com/en/where-to-buy-zuk-z2-4gb-64gbhttps://www.kimovil.com/en/where-to-buy-letv-max-2-x820https://www.kimovil.com/en/where-to-buy-umi-z
The ZUK Z2 would be great if it was 5.5 inch and had LTE band 20 (800). That said I might end up going for it if there are no alternatives.
Does anyone have any other suggestions or comments on the 3 phones mentioned? Or would I be better off waiting a month or so?