I've got premium anyway and it syncs great. Thanks for suggestion though
Install YouTube vanced. No adverts whatsoever and free of course.
Looks like Uber would be via Web. I use RBS banking and that is through Web. So for me, RBS, YouTube and Ebay are the only things I can't use the app for. But pinned Web pages are totally fine in place of the apps.
Were you able to install Uber and mobile banking?
I have this phone. Got it on a whim when I saw a good deal through Sky Mobile. I knew it didn't have Google and as far as I know there isn't a way to sideload it. I decided to give it a go anyway and I'm happy enough. A few apps can't be installed but I just use pinned Web pages which is effectively the same thing. To be honest, it's far less of a hardship being out of Google's clutches than I thought it might be. A few of the upsides are that the camera is great, the fast charging is really really quick and the battery life, perhaps because I'm not plumbed into Google, is excellent. Its a snappy phone with a decent amount of storage. I'll add my 7 degrees of heat for what it's worth.