Thank you I got s21 on order but s20 ultra on ebay at 600 on is tempting
Probably ok but Trustpilot reviews report some devices from this company have been refurbished poorly with non original screen/battery.
S10 5G & S20, albeit briefly with the S20.
Thank you can I ask wjst phone that was
Yeah, no getting past the 990 is a poorer SOC than the 2100, but having used the 990, and the 9820 before it, I can honestly say I noticed no difference using them to the snapdragon counterparts. I don't game, and battery life was more than sufficient.
Posted 11th MayPosted 11th MayShipping from ItalyShipping from Italy
Battery life is much better on 4a, due to less power-hungry chip and 60hz, plus it's bigger: 3,140 mAh vs 2,800. That's a much-improved fundamental feature, maybe more important than fancy features (that I like): 3D face rec, IP rating, wireless charging, glass build, telephoto, faster image processing (end result is similar) on this. In the end, only now can a discerning buyer pick a Pixel 4 over 4a: at £300 it's obviously more value, especially if you live/work in wireless charging ecosystem. 4a was superbly priced at launch, £350 last year, whereas P4 had launch price of £669 in late 2019, it looks bonkers from '21. 4a has longer support, till mid-2023, this only Oct'22
Ah the old "open box " scam....code for factory reset and a quick clean with the baby wipes.
I got one of these a while back and its great. A bit ugly and the camera is overrated if you used to ILC's. But its fantastic to use. I cant see me going back to samsung after using this. Shame they dropped face recognition on the newer ones, that feature is awesome. I think the 4a is pretty heavily cut down compared to the 4.
Having seen the difference between the processing times between my 4 and my sisters 3a (admitting the 4a is probably much better) due to not having the neural core I'd say this is a better buy if it's for photography.
Better and more premium. But the battery is quite small, saying this, the 4a battery is not much bigger.
K40 Poco F3 X50 Pro X50 5G Mi10T cheaper yesterday K30 5G Black Shark 4 Red. Magic 5G Take your pick of the dimensity 1200's And Numerous others that have been on deals recently. The Nord was overpriced when it launched so it would take a major reduction for this to be priced well.
I have serious doubts of A52. Returned it due to doubt of build quality. Its hollow from inside. And different sounds when you hold phone or type when haptics is on. And even ear piece was of very bad quality.
Can you post examples of those phones please? It might help people.
Cold on release and still cold now, there are too many better phones that will cost you less to even consider this.
yes they do but you can disable it from the options menu apparently, i've been watching too many YT reviews!
Do these phones have ads built into the OS?
Just heard mine is arriving tomorrow....so for me it is next day delivery which is nice (y)
Mine was dispatch within 24 hours, looks like its with DPD but their tracking system hyperlink seems to broken (Xiaomi's) but if the info is correct im expecting it today or tomorrow, but can't be sure.
Just bought a Poco X3 Pro.....any idea what delivery times are? Notice on site said something like a 5 day delay but not idea what the base delivery time to then add 5 days to
Maybe they chuck this sort of thing in to see if mugs bite. Agree with Kimoluki their own site should be cheaper than eBay obviously got nice fat margins
In general smg store prices are higher by 10% than their eBay shop .....NOT a great promotion. They should make non eBay store prices lower to encourage customer to cut the middle man (eBay).In general good company..
Their prices seem a bit crazy. £499 for the p30 Pro - grade C with visible scratches or you can get it new on Amazon for £418...
Posted 9th MayPosted 9th MayShipping from SpainShipping from Spain
I had a good look and couldn't find any differences. I see conflicting information whether either is Single or Dual Sim. I'll update in a few days time. All Mobile SIMs now must allow tethering, and most allow EU Roaming so personally I don't really see advantages of a second Sim these days. The other downside I found of the Realme is no headphone jack; but has good feedback for bluetooth headphone connections.
thanks for the info (highfive) so are both versions the dual sim ? also is the only diffrenece between versions the memory ? cheers
So the 8 GB + 256 GB is a deal that MrSwitch posted, in fact is around £320: https://www.amazon.es/realme-X50-Pro-Smartphone-procesador/dp/B085PKZJHJ The 12 GB + 256 GB is from Realme website direct - https://www.realme.com/uk/realme-x50-pro Use 5% off code from Student Beans for final price of £427 delivered. I have a spare code if you do decide to buy. Ultimately the first one is the best value but I'd rather go for the highest spec for the longevity only as I hold onto phones that bit longer...
where can you get both phones from ?
Posted 8th MayPosted 8th MayShipping from GermanyShipping from Germany
amazing and even cheaper if you're paying in euros, so tempted, but I really want the Pro around this price!
You will not find a better phone for this price!!!
Now £391.10 @ShamWow
Amazon Germany deduct the German/EU VAT and add import duty/VAT separate from delivery charge to UK. In other words Amazon already take the tax from you at point of sale so you won't need to pay anything at delivery. AFAIK only Amazon.de do this, any other 3rd party sellers in the marketplace won't apply and you will probably be asked to pay on delivery for orders from those sellers.
And Amazon charges that at checkout, you pay £403 at checkout and not anything extra
Posted 8th MayPosted 8th MayShipping from FranceShipping from France
Thanks for the offers @MrSwitch What would you suggest are good choices right now for a Spain-based pal of mine with a budget equating to £130-£160? NFC not that important but would want a model with a big battery and ideally a 3.5mm headphone jack. TIA.
Bought the note 9 for my son and couldn't get over how good it was for less than £100 so took a punt on the Note 10 Pro as a replacement for my Girlfriend's S9+ and it's a brilliant phone for the money. Decided to swap my Galaxy note 9 for one as well. Don't think I'll ever go for another flagship phone again.
Agreed. £210 for a Dimensity 700 and only one usable camera is terrible imo. I'd much rather get the 10T Lite 5G if 5G is a priority
At this price point the 10T lite shreds It
Compared to 33w it does take long. I'm glad you are glad anyway (y)
Posted 7th MayPosted 7th MayShipping from ChinaShipping from China
Btw, that's the deal I'd recommend for you - https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/oneplus-8t-5g-8gb-ram-128gb-storage-sim-free-smartphone-ps399-at-amazon-3715343 ;) Also, from mighty @MrSwitch (strong)
Considering that the question was asked in the comments for OP9R, I'd imagine S20 FE 5G will be a closer match. Especially, performance wise. Plus, it's cheaper than Pixel 5. Therefore, I agree with you (y)
Nope The S20 FE 5G is significantly better anyway.
Buy pixel 5 instead should be around 400+ by now.
Cheers! Yeah I think 400 is my max really. Not keen on anything outside of UK either really, had a customs nightmare with parts for my car so I'll just pay a little more i guess
Last grade b I got from them was awful, massive deep scratches. Sent it back. The return to be fair was painless
The display on the iPhone 11 is so uninspiring
“Fully tested & restored to factory settings by our Apple certified operators. Sourced directly from Apple stores this device is full working order. Please note Battery Health is not guaranteed but the device is fully functional. Will show clear signs of use with potential deep scratches.” I don't think it's grade A, usually grade A doesn't have deep scratches.
You sure it's a Grade A? In the 'About Item' it says condition: Fair (used). The option A or B seems to be for storage size, A - 64Gb and B - 128Gb.
Not so sure this is brand new, 'open box' on eBay can mean they've been open for a long time. Luckily, checking imei on outside box, even before opening, will tell you how much warranty is left with Google, therefore you can find out for how long it was used before you. Price is kind of good for new, problem is veryfing that - many ebay sellers can't just be trusted (Voted hot btw (y) , gorgeous colour)
Good deal but this is for brand new (depends how long the second hand was used for even if like my own one it’s mint)
Recently picked up the 4XL in white (64GB) from music magpie, pristine condition and came in the original box for £304. On that basis this seems expensive. It's a fabulous phone though, free photo storage is a big plus for me plus the bigger battery in the XL (3,700-mAh Vs 2,800-mAh in the Pixel 4) is a win.
True I've seen quite a bit of criticism of the battery life on the 4 but I suspect even that's over egged! If battery isn't a problem on this then must be a great bit of kit. Pixel names are a tad confusing e.g where the 4A 5G isn't just a 4A with 5G capability.
I think it’s mainly the 4 got such a bad wrap due to the low battery but the 4XL is actually decent. Who knows though? I never share deals for heat but because they might help someone out and this is a great phone for £399. Plus it has lineageOS support and so easy to flash a pixel. Also I think many compare this to like a 4a when there is a night and day difference in terms of quality.
Posted 6th MayPosted 6th MayShipping from SpainShipping from Spain
Magic. I actually prefer plastic build thinking about it as less to break
Both with pros and cons. This is new, but the fe will still be supported for longer (if manufacturers warranty still applies) the fe for camera, this for possibly battery. I'd choose the fe personally if you're OK with a more plastic build.
Just seen this and the FE deal you just posted. Which one do you rate as the better device?
(lol) I'm good thanks, and not much a changing round these parts. Just constant flow of new phones as well (lol) Keep well please and don't be a stranger
Sorry for delay replying. The X50 Pro has landed - it's a bit of a bargain :D It'll be backup, in case my Oppo combusts (horror) (annoyed) Health so-so, but that's boring,eh. Shiny tech treats keep me going, heehee! Hey, I've moved to a new flat too, it's sunny and - I love it. What news on the Switchy front? Cheerio for now (I remember peeps used to say that in old black&white films.) xxxx
An honor View 10. Massive upgrade from that (camera is noticeable better. Having the OIS and the 3x optical zoom is a huge boost + the better processor means the camera launches quicker. ) P20 Pro's camera would be way better than the Honor V10, so not sure how it'd compare. I expect the s20 fe is still an upgrade though! The ONLY downgrade is the fingerprint sensor is a bit slower/doesn't always work first time, but the tradeoff is that it's under the screen, so I've got much more screen real estate, a trade I'm happy to make! (and the face detection works well and is quick anyway)
What did you upgrade from? I'm looking for something that will give me a noticeable camera upgrade from the P20 Pro
I emailed the seller, this is the single sim version according to them. Probably isn't important to everyone but I need dual sim unfortunately.
Not sure either, probably not much difference like you say. The 8Gb model also has 256GB internal storage, but given that the S20 FE will take SD cards thats less important. If it makes it easier, the 8Gb/256GB model is not available officially in the UK, so you have to import it from elsewhere in Europe. Samsung Pay doesn't work on imported models without hacking the phone in some way that invalidates the warranty (although Samsung Pay isn't really needed, as Google Pay will still work fine on Imported models) Its probably not a huge upgrade over a S10+. You get 5G (very limited coverage), and a better processor, but I've not researched all the differences, so you'd have to do that yourself and decide if worthwhile. For me it was a massive upgrade, but that was coming from a 3yr old Honor View 10 :)
If by leaving out 'the nonsense', you mean useful stuff, like an SD card slot, then yes, the S21 Ultra leaves out the nonsense. I tried an S21 Ultra and thought it was generally decent. the thing that ruined it for me though, was the weight/bulk. I found it to be irritatingly heavy in a trouser/jeans pocket (like the iPhone 12 Pro max too). Also, the camera bump means that it tends to tip the weight forward slightly when using it. The edges of the camera bump are raised too, so if you have another item in your pocket, such as a leather wallet, the camera bump will scratch that leather wallet. The S20 FE is much lighter and ergonomically sound.
13/05/2021Expires on 13/05/2021Posted 6th MayPosted 6th May
I bought one just last month for 50 quid more. Its not buggy after its first update. I don't know why yours was. Very solid battery life and some great features that I can't live without.
Hot deal for sure. I'm returning mine though as the NFC doesn't seem to work on tube at all and the screen glitches whenever a minimise WhatsApp video. Annoyingly it used to work perfectly but now I can't handle it.
The camera on the mi 11i is a downgrade if you're not aware
I've got one. It's okay. The camera is really good. I don't really like the UI and there are a lot of software issues. The screen also feels like a straight downgrade from my ancient galaxy S7 edge. Overall I wouldn't personally recommend it. The Mi 11i looks better, I'll probably sell mine and try that out.
Maybe. There's certainly an awful lot of reports of software issues.
23/05/2021Starts at 23/05/2021Posted 6th MayPosted 6th May
Can you not buy this from china? i see it from a few UK vendors for silly prices but nothing on aliexpress or related chinese sites.
Not a great price. Should be around 250 soon
I have a Mi 10 Lite 5G from last year (£239 for 6GB/64GB version). Bit of a price bump this year. Finding the 64GB storage a bit limiting although 6GB RAM has been plenty. The 780G also has a much better GPU than the 765G. I would never go to a phone without an OLED screen.
Mi 10T pro is better value. Faster processor and better camera. Only difference is it has LCD.