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Unread 14 Feb 20, 10:50 PM  
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Mobile phone Samsung to Apple.

I will be soon coming to the end of my contract with Virgin for my Samsung Phone. Usually I am full of praise for Samsung, but this phone has been a nightmare from start to finish. Looking at Apple as they do get great reviews and nearly everyone has one. However, looking at second hand etc... as I do not want to pay a fortune for one.

Where do you look please. Saw a nice Rose Gold one in our local town the other day about 270 ish (used). is that the sort of price they go for ?

Where should I look please and what is the "sort of price" I should pay?

I don't want real bells and whistles. Just a phone that works abroad, picture texts etc... nothing fancy.

Thank you. xx
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Unread 14 Feb 20, 10:58 PM  
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You don't say what model that rose gold one was, but at that price I'd reckon that would be an iPhone 7, which are over 3 years old now.

I once got a refurbished phone from giffgaff which I didn't have many problems with until right near the end. The phones come unlocked so you don't have to use giffgaff for your data/calls/texts if you don't want to.

My current phone is on iD mobile which is part of the carphone warehouse, they usually have pretty good deals on new phones compared to other networks from what I've seen.

It might also be worth calling up Virgin to see what deals they can offer you.
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Unread 15 Feb 20, 02:44 PM  
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I would look for a refurb from one of the phone shops - o2 and mobiles.co.uk have them on their website. The oldest id buy now would be a 7 or 8 as apple just dropped software updates for the 6 recently so the 7 will maintain them a couple years yet. I dont know if youve looked into it but the 7s were coming up less then 20 a month on contract not long back so worth checking. Ima little wary of the little shops in towns, cause you dont know if theyve been acquired through dodgy means.
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I wouldn't buy a 2 year old secondhand phone of any make. Refurbished maybe, but batteries in mobiles do not last with the way most people charge them incorrectly. So as a minimum, make sure it has a new battery in it.

Samsung phones have not been great quality for years and the premium ones are hugely over priced.

Have you thought about some of the premium spec Android phones without the price like OnePlus?
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Rumour is that in March an iPhone 9 is going to be launched. Will have the guts of the 11 and chassis of the 8 and price will be budget (for Apple anyway). May be worth waiting a few weeks.
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I wouldnt say everyone gas got an iPhone, perhaps 50%.
It depends what you want out of a phone.
If you want one that locks down everything so you cant make any changes, but lets you make axles, then go for the iPhone.
If you want a phone where you can customise it and takes a slight amount of intelligence, but is worthwhile in Tge long run, go for an Android.
I gave gad android phones for many years, had an iPhone as a work phone and ut was terrible.
I gave just ordered a Samsung S20 ultra for change of my s9+ next month
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