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    Which under 200£ android phone to buy?

    as title, i'd like a change, been with apple since the 2G! so ive had the same phone, just slightly quicker, thinner, bigger every upgrade.

    Played with a galaxy s2 with kitkat cyanogen and i loved it, Currently have an iphone 5C.

    I dont mind if the 200£ is spent on a second hand handset, i'd prefer new, but what would 200£ get me in terms of an android handset?

    Help would be appreciated, thanks in advance.

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    Motorola advertised on here as a Tesco deal. I cant fault mine

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    Edited by: "gr8h8me" 5th Jan 2015

    Pre-owned Samsung Galaxy S4 from Cex??? Awesome Android phone

    Moto G.

    Original Poster

    joshp

    Moto G.



    wouldnt the nexus 4 be a better choice?

    and which moto g?

    would the extra 75£ not get me a better choice?

    DudeyGeeza

    wouldnt the nexus 4 be a better choice?and which moto g?would the extra … wouldnt the nexus 4 be a better choice?and which moto g?would the extra 75£ not get me a better choice?



    I've had a Nexus 4 but I prefer the Moto G - just a personal opinion.

    Any Moto G, which ever suits your needs.

    Of course, with everything you normally get better the more you pay. Just a suggestion.

    Still a massive fan of the Nexus.

    Original Poster

    so its either 120£ on a moto g or more than 200£? nothing upto 200£?

    I would go for eBay every time. Picked up an Xperia Z1 for £100 two weeks ago. For £200 you could get a Z Ultra, an N5, probably even a OnePlus One if you're patient.

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    NEUR0M4NCER

    I would go for eBay every time. Picked up an Xperia Z1 for £100 two weeks … I would go for eBay every time. Picked up an Xperia Z1 for £100 two weeks ago. For £200 you could get a Z Ultra, an N5, probably even a OnePlus One if you're patient.



    so would you say the oneplus one is the best out of those?

    does it have a microsd?

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    Edited by: "kylewalker" 5th Jan 2015

    DudeyGeeza

    so would you say the oneplus one is the best out of those?does it have a … so would you say the oneplus one is the best out of those?does it have a microsd?



    Just a heads up before going for the OnePlus One, I'd check out reviews first. I've seen alot of people suggesting they've had issues and OnePlus customer service was terrible. No experience myself though.

    Pay a bit more and get a oneplus one or a second hand s5.

    I know it's out of your price range a fair bit, but there are a few S5 deals I am seeing on here from Vodaphone..

    Aside from that, these guys' responses all seem to cover the stuff I would add :).

    LG G3 is getting closer to £200, but not quite there yet

    Whats changed in a month?

    "only an android phone will ever need 8 cores and 3gb of ram, then still need upgrading in a years time due to poor software coding (on purpose) making the phone dog slow again..."

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    stuarthanley

    Whats changed in a month?"only an android phone will ever need 8 cores … Whats changed in a month?"only an android phone will ever need 8 cores and 3gb of ram, then still need upgrading in a years time due to poor software coding (on purpose) making the phone dog slow again..."



    I put cyanogen on an old s2 for my dad. Played with it and was impressed. Biggest thing for me is that I've just got a 5C and yes it's nice, but I need a change, I've had iPhones for the past 5 years or so, they're all the bloody same. I'm sure android os will become the same thing to me, but it's time for a change as I'm bored poopless

    I hate iPhones. You are completely restricted to using Apple or Apple approved software. Plus, every app costs money.

    Android is totally customisable. You can have your phone exactly how you like it.

    Moto G is much better than the Samsung S4 Mini / S4 in my opinion. No junk on it at all, and it really does work well.

    Moto G, no contest.
    HH.

    Original Poster

    stuarthanley

    Whats changed in a month?"only an android phone will ever need 8 cores … Whats changed in a month?"only an android phone will ever need 8 cores and 3gb of ram, then still need upgrading in a years time due to poor software coding (on purpose) making the phone dog slow again..."



    i think my point is still valid, cyanogen developers have done wonders and turned the S2 into something way ahead of what it was meant for, whereas stock versions progressively slow down the phone in general, the more versions that get released.

    but still..

    Have s1 still. Wish it was easy to add cyanagen but it's so complicated.

    How about sony xperia m2, runs kitkat 4.4.2 and sony firmware means can move apps to removable sd card.

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    stuarthanley

    I hate iPhones. You are completely restricted to using Apple or Apple … I hate iPhones. You are completely restricted to using Apple or Apple approved software. Plus, every app costs money. Android is totally customisable. You can have your phone exactly how you like it.



    Every app costs money?

    Really?
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