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Which Android phone?
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My iPhone 4 has just got stuck thinking it has headphones all the time, which means I can't make calls without headphones in, which is a serious PITA. This, combined with the fact that iOS7 has made it run like a dog, is the last straw. Which Android phone can you recommend? I love the look of the Sony Experia Z, which has just been slashed down to £330, and the Nexus 5 is the obvious alternative, but what about the Moto G, which seems a serious bargain? Is that a player or is it going to annoy me by being too slow?

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what about the Moto G, which seems a serious bargain? Is that a player or is it going to annoy me by being too slow?

It is a serious bargain!

Using one for work, and while its not as slick as my Nexus 5, its no slouch.

TR actually somes it up pretty well (so you don't have to read all 12 pages of their review)

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/phones/mobile-phones/moto-g-1199218/review/12#articleContent

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Hm, phone has just fixed itself. iOS still sucks though, may have a play with a Moto next week, given the price...

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there was a good deal at argos http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/1334139.htm

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Thanks.  Out of stock locally, will check again next week...

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i was asking about this phone the other day and i got the good deal at argos it was the last phone in shop http://www.whathifi.com/forum/android/motorola-moto-g

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Samsung S2, it is a brilliant phone.   :grin:

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John,

I have a Sony Experia X10 its approaching its 4 year and all I have done is replace the battery! My son has a Sony Experia S and he is delighted with it. His colleague has Sony Experia Z and is delighted with hisSony and my son had a go with it loved as well. He will get a Sony Experia Z1 when his contract ends.I love Sony phones because they are reliable and take good photos when I don't have my Canon SLR.

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http://www.tesco.com/direct/tesco-mobile-motorola-moto-g-8gb-black/454-8906.prd?skuId=454-8906&pageLevel=&sc_cmp=aff_1018132

back in stock - £99

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I got the Note 3 brand new on ebay for 480, it is amazing

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Oppo Find 5. best phone on the market and certainly the best sounding for music.

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jjbomber wrote:

Oppo Find 5. best phone on the market and certainly the best sounding for music.

 

No 4G suppprt though, so cannot be the best. It's a good phone on paper otherwise.

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Until 4G is widespread I don't see lack of support as an issue.

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Until 4G is widespread I don't see lack of support as an issue.

EE is already available in 160 cities and towns in the country, which is widespread enough already, and considering the normal  life cycle of a phone of 2 years, about 95% of UK will have 4G by then.

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bigboss wrote:

daveh75 wrote:

Until 4G is widespread I don't see lack of support as an issue.

EE is already available in 160 cities and towns in the country, which is widespread enough already, and considering the normal  life cycle of a phone of 2 years, about 95% of UK will have 4G by then.

 

Given the fact that 3G is still in place, and will remain so, and what with the pitiful data allowances, I see no reason to use 4G. It's not like 3G is slow.

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I live in a little town currently, and have had 4G since October 2012 on EE. Now I'm on Vodafone, as there are plans for 4G coverage in my area within 3 months. So I'm using 3G currently, which appears excruciatingly slow to me after being used to blazing fast 4G. I never dreamt of watching full HD YouTube videos and listening to Spotify while driving when on 3G. So for me, 4G is well worth the upgrade, and if I'm in the market for a phone, 4G support is an essential criteria. Three's 4G rates are same as 3G, and O2's 4G rates have recently been slashed. I will not want to be left out on 4G if I'm buying a phone today.

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