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Need a new phone, any suggestions?

Longchops

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So my trusty iPhone SE has packed up (home button doesn't work, tried replacing but hasn't fixed it) Absolutely loved that phone, cost £130 second hand and lasted 2 years

Don't really like spending more than about £150-£200 if I can help it, so looking at a second hand iPhone 8 and the nokia 5.3, or maybe even just get the same again (think they are about £60 now but probably won't be supported much longer)

Anyone got any other suggestions? All I use is the camera, ebay, twitter and WhatsApp really. Maybe the odd bit of streaming too....
 

Roger_A

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Giffgaff have a number of refurbished phones. The 8 is a little more than your quoted range at from £229 and the SE from £89. The X is rather more at from £349 but if you can stretch to it this will be supported for longer. All come with a warranty so less risk than a private sale. I have no connection with Giffgaff other than as a happy customer.
 
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anort3

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You should be able ( I assume they're in the UK ) to find a slightly older generation LG phone with the Quad DAC in that price range. I have a V35 ThinQ and it's not only a great phone but the headphone amp and DAC section are very, very good. It easily drives all my headphones.
 
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Longchops

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Giffgaff have a number of refurbished phones. The 8 is a little more than your quoted range at from £229 and the SE from £89. The X is rather more at from £349 but if you can stretch to it this will be supported for longer. All come with a warranty so less risk than a private sale. I have no connection with Giffgaff other than as a happy customer.
You can squeeze an 8 for £200.....just about. It can be done haha.

I really rate gift gaff. their sims are great but I find their phones are a bit pricy, I guess thats the cost of the warranty...... I've used their sims for years but I had to get rid this year because i just don't get any signal in my current house, gutted!
 

Longchops

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You should be able ( I assume they're in the UK ) to find a slightly older generation LG phone with the Quad DAC in that price range. I have a V35 ThinQ and it's not only a great phone but the headphone amp and DAC section are very, very good. It easily drives all my headphones.

thats a great idea and I remember hearing about this phone actually. What are some decent models with this DAC, any idea?
 

anort3

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I think all the V series phones since the V20 and at least some of the G series phones have it.


You'll have to look by phone here.


I bought the V35 when it was the flagship and I've never regretted it. It's a great phone not including the amp/DAC section.

Some tricks on how to get the most out of them.

 

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