need a new good but cheap mobile phone.

18 replies
Found 13th Nov 2016
So my LG g3 is dying (screen keeps fading to black) so I need a new phone. Now I have given up with expensive contracts so have a sim only deal.
I am looking for a cheap good mobile (5.5" screen and good battery). I have seen the Umi super and that looks good on paper. What other good Chinese phones are out there? I will want to get it from the UK so ebay will probably be the source. Looking at around £150 mark.
Mrs has Vodafone smart ultra 6, I see there is now a ultra 7.
Any input and recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

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Xiaomi Note 3, Global Edition HERE At AliExpress £132
Edited by: "Sandy1012" 13th Nov 2016

leagoo shark,
6"
6300mah battery
don't know if you will get it in UK though.
have a look at appliances direct website if your wanting to buy a Chinese phone in UK.
they have a shop/warehouse in huddersfield and they have been established for a while.

Moto G4? Very well thought of here and elsewhere.

Original Poster

thanks for that , would need a uk seller as my phone is not really useable at the moment so would want it quick, is this work with Vodafone 4g?

Wileyfox.

Have a look at amazon warehouse for some deals

moto G4 £149 from Tesco Stores, easily unlocked. It will soon be on Android 7
Edited by: "cullies" 13th Nov 2016

Original Poster

can anyone find me the cheapest Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 pro prime special Edition 32gb one on ebay from a uk seller that will work on vodafone 4g? too many on there and it is confusing me or even Amazon etc. thanks

Original Poster

from what i have read just now vodafone 4g is not supported on the note 3

try this
ebay.co.uk/itm…689

4g will work on vodafone on 2600 MHz(band 7) but not on 800mhz(band 20)

or you could look at this

ebay.co.uk/itm…829

4g works on all UK networks

Original Poster

Thanks Wayne I will take a look now, what does it mean for me if only one band works on 4g with Vodafone?

heap1000

Thanks Wayne I will take a look now, what does it mean for me if only one … Thanks Wayne I will take a look now, what does it mean for me if only one band works on 4g with Vodafone?



​Vodafone uses both bands to transmit it's 4g service. some masts use band 7 others band 20, your phone will be able to connect to a mast if it supports that masts frequency. so there will be areas where your redmi note will not be able to connect to 4g where the oukitel can

Original Poster

the oukitel looks good just not sure on how thick it would be compared to the lg g3 i am used to

heap1000

can anyone find me the cheapest Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 pro prime special … can anyone find me the cheapest Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 pro prime special Edition 32gb one on ebay from a uk seller that will work on vodafone 4g? too many on there and it is confusing me or even Amazon etc. thanks



There are no special editions listed on ebay, only the normal version.
The 3GB one costs about £165 cheapest via ebay,
If you order from aliexpress you will get the special edtion for £130 ish

Banned

If you want a really cheap phone then Argos has an Android Smart First 7 for £14.99. Unlocking to all networks is 99p.

having already been part of the LG family, id recommend you go back a phone to the LG G2. im stil using mine and its still brilliant. best phone i've ever had- even over the SGS2 and thats saying something!
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