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Best Android on a budget of £400?

With combined Christmas and birthday money I can stretch to £400 on a new phone? Any suggestions? Not iPhone :p

Most Useful Answer matt101101  Jan. 30, 2014 at 18:22

Moto G 16GB, nothing else is worth it unless you need either masses of storage or an amazing camera (though there's an argument to be made for getting the Moto G and spending the remained on a decent stand alone camera, if photography is a priority). Honestly, if I didn't already have a Note 2, which I can't sell for much more than a Moto G is worth, I'd get a Moto G in a heartbeat.

Maybe the market will change with the launch of the Galaxy S5, HTC "One Two" etc, but they'll be £500+, not £400 and they won't be out until March at the earliest.

Also, why p*ss away every penny you've got on a phone!? It's stupid enough when people do that with cars just to have a better badge, never mind a small computer which fits in your pocket and one that's 90% as good (Moto G) can be bought for just over £100. Any £400 phone will be worth half that by about June; losing you more than the entire value of a Moto G over the next 4ish months. There's just no point buying high end phones if the cost is a large percentage of your disposable income or savings.

Anyway, if you still really want to spend your money then the Note 3 is probably the best overall high end phone you can currently buy.

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JanSt / MOD  Jan. 30, 2014 at 15:56

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JanSt / MOD  Jan. 30, 2014 at 17:00

:p
Seriously: What do you want to do with it?
Is the camera important?
Do you want a huge screen because you watch a lot of, um, educational material?
What? Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?

If the camera is irrelevant, and you do not need phablet size, buy a Moto G and save a LOT of money for bad times. It's a very competent phone, and it is pretty hard to argue for anything that costs twice or 3x what the G costs...
That's my opinion, anyways.

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 30, 2014 at 18:22

Moto G 16GB, nothing else is worth it unless you need either masses of storage or an amazing camera (though there's an argument to be made for getting the Moto G and spending the remained on a decent stand alone camera, if photography is a priority). Honestly, if I didn't already have a Note 2, which I can't sell for much more than a Moto G is worth, I'd get a Moto G in a heartbeat.

Maybe the market will change with the launch of the Galaxy S5, HTC "One Two" etc, but they'll be £500+, not £400 and they won't be out until March at the earliest.

Also, why p*ss away every penny you've got on a phone!? It's stupid enough when people do that with cars just to have a better badge, never mind a small computer which fits in your pocket and one that's 90% as good (Moto G) can be bought for just over £100. Any £400 phone will be worth half that by about June; losing you more than the entire value of a Moto G over the next 4ish months. There's just no point buying high end phones if the cost is a large percentage of your disposable income or savings.

Anyway, if you still really want to spend your money then the Note 3 is probably the best overall high end phone you can currently buy.

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 30, 2014 at 20:14

Yeah - matt kinda summed it up. You could also get a Samsung Galaxy S3 for little more than £200. Use the savings to start a piggybank for a next-gen flagship.

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