imbarryscott

What's the best mobile I can get for £300?

I'm buying my daughter a mobile for Christmas and just wondered what's the best phone you can get for £300 or under. I was looking at the Google Nexus 4 but it's sold out. Presumably it'll be back in time for Christmas, but is there anything else I should be considering?

Thanks! :D

Most Useful Answer AhmadCentral  Nov. 21, 2012 at 13:59

Nexus 4 is the best. But others to consider is the-
From worst to best-

Galaxy S2
HTC One S
Huawei Ascend P1
Sony Xperia S
Motorola Razr MAXX
LG optimus 4x

Prices from Expansys and Amazon.
I'd say the Xperia S, P1 are very good.
Razr maxx is good for battery life
Optimus 4x is good spec wise but not practically.

There is the Galaxy Nexus as well for around £250 but for £279 for the Nexus 4 you can't go wrong.

Add a comment
45 comments

AhmadCentral  Nov. 21, 2012 at 13:59

Nexus 4 is the best. But others to consider is the-
From worst to best-

Galaxy S2
HTC One S
Huawei Ascend P1
Sony Xperia S
Motorola Razr MAXX
LG optimus 4x

Prices from Expansys and Amazon.
I'd say the Xperia S, P1 are very good.
Razr maxx is good for battery life
Optimus 4x is good spec wise but not practically.

There is the Galaxy Nexus as well for around £250 but for £279 for the Nexus 4 you can't go wrong.

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 21, 2012 at 14:54

Short answer: Nexus 4 16GB.

Pondlife  Nov. 21, 2012 at 16:01

I'm not sure obtainable that is going to be though. And they are all quite large..

Reser  Nov. 21, 2012 at 20:15

If you are willing to pay £19 more you can also get iPhone 4 8GB for £319.

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 21, 2012 at 20:25

If you are willing to pay £19 more you can also get iPhone 4 8GB for £319.
Definitely not the better than an N4...or any of the other phones that have been listed. The iP4 is two and a half years old now, why would anyone buy one?

Reser  Nov. 21, 2012 at 20:30

If you are willing to pay £19 more you can also get iPhone 4 8GB for £319.
Definitely not the better than an N4...or any of the other phones that have been listed. The iP4 is two and a half years old now, why would anyone buy one?


That is your opinion.

In my opinion an iPhone 4 running iOS 6 is a much better experience then any of the other phones listed.

I would much rather have an iPhone 4 then any of those phones.

Also iPhone 4 is still a very capable phone, can still run pretty much all the apps in the app store, not very many require the 4s or higher and runs the latest version of iOS.

I can bet not many of the phones listed will run the latest version of Android, if any.

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 21, 2012 at 20:41

If you are willing to pay £19 more you can also get iPhone 4 8GB for £319.
Definitely not the better than an N4...or any of the other phones that have been listed. The iP4 is two and a half years old now, why would anyone buy one?


That is your opinion.

In my opinion an iPhone 4 running iOS 6 is a much better experience then any of the other phones listed.

I would much rather have an iPhone 4 then any of those phones.

Also iPhone 4 is still a very capable phone, can still run pretty much all the apps in the app store, not very many require the 4s or higher and runs the latest version of iOS.

I can bet not many of the phones listed will run the latest version of Android, if any.

What does a Nexus 4 run again? Oh yeah, Android 4.2.

You'd have to be a die hard Apple fan to claim an 8GB iPhone 4 is a better experience or better device than the cheaper 16GB Nexus 4.

AhmadCentral  Nov. 21, 2012 at 21:06

The guy is an die hard fanboy, look how he repeats the full name 'iphone 4' over and over again. Yeh the iphone isn't as good as any of the phones I've listed. But if your daughter wants one then yes you can add the iphone to that list.

Also the nokia lumia 900 if you want to check out windows phone 7 (not wp8)

K4nt  Nov. 21, 2012 at 22:09

Forget the crapple iphone 4 they are old hat now, I would go for the Nexus 4 or S3 if you can expand the budget.

Pondlife  Nov. 21, 2012 at 22:13

I think they'll all run JB at some point, remind me does the i4 have all the features of ios6 btw? What was that it didn't even get all the features of ios 5 oh yeah. And 8gb will frustrate rather quickly with app sizes ever on the rise, also it may run most of the apps now, but watch that percentage decline..

Treab  Nov. 22, 2012 at 00:10

no it didn't get full ios6...

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 22, 2012 at 00:12

no it didn't get full ios6...


Nothing but the 4S and 5 got "proper" iOS6 did they?

Treab  Nov. 22, 2012 at 00:13

no it didn't get full ios6...


Nothing but the 4S and 5 got "proper" iOS6 did they?


ipad 3, 4, and mini

Pondlife  Nov. 22, 2012 at 00:15

Hmm how do you spell rhetorical?

AhmadCentral  Nov. 22, 2012 at 00:16

no it didn't get full ios6...


Nothing but the 4S and 5 got "proper" iOS6 did they?


ipad 3, 4, and mini


I think you mean the 'new ipad with retina display and lightning connector'... ipad 4... what type of silly name is that ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 22, 2012 at 00:17

no it didn't get full ios6...


Nothing but the 4S and 5 got "proper" iOS6 did they?


ipad 3, 4, and mini

Which aren't phones, so aren't really relevant to the OP's question.

Treab  Nov. 22, 2012 at 00:17

no it didn't get full ios6...


Nothing but the 4S and 5 got "proper" iOS6 did they?


ipad 3, 4, and mini


I think you mean the 'new ipad with retina display and lightning connector'... ipad 4... what type of silly name is that ;)


apple... isnt that a fruit?

Treab  Nov. 22, 2012 at 00:18

no it didn't get full ios6...


Nothing but the 4S and 5 got "proper" iOS6 did they?


ipad 3, 4, and mini

Which aren't phones, so aren't really relevant to the OP's question.


ahh but you asked what got ios6 so was answering you ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 22, 2012 at 00:19

no it didn't get full ios6...


Nothing but the 4S and 5 got "proper" iOS6 did they?


ipad 3, 4, and mini

Which aren't phones, so aren't really relevant to the OP's question.


ahh but you asked what got ios6 so was answering you ;)

Context.

Also, OP, there are rumours of a white Nexus 4 coming out before Xmas. I don't know if that may interest your daughter more than the black slab model.

Pondlife  Nov. 22, 2012 at 00:23

White N4 only through cpw on contract and with n7 according to MJs article though.

Pondlife  Nov. 22, 2012 at 00:26

I think you mean the 'new ipad with retina display and lightning connector'... ipad 4... what type of silly name is that ;)

The type of naming only suitable for their phones now... Besides it's more the ipad 3s isn't it, on sale with the mini ipad2.

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 22, 2012 at 00:40

White N4 only through cpw on contract and with n7 according to MJs article though.
Or that's just the only place to have leaked it. Hopefully it'll be on the Play Store too. I reckon Dec. 13th may end up being the date the Play Store gets more N4 stock...just a feeling.

Pondlife  Nov. 22, 2012 at 00:48

Don't see why they are mucking about with additional "colour" when they can't keep up with demand for just the one. Just get the damn things made..

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 22, 2012 at 00:57

Don't see why they are mucking about with additional "colour" when they can't keep up with demand for just the one. Just get the damn things made..
Couldn't agree more, they should stick with the more universally accepted black, until the time comes where their maximum supply levels are noticeably above the levels of consumer demand.

Pondlife  Nov. 22, 2012 at 00:59

Unless of course (and damn I seem to be arguing against myself a bit today) the black back is one of the things they are having trouble keeping up supply of...

Email:

You don't need an account to comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

Comment: