Go Back   theDIBB > DIBB Community > DIBBing > General Chat
Forgotten Password?
Notices
General Chat This forum is for general topics and chat type threads.
Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Unread 11 Oct 19, 10:21 PM  
Link to this Post
#1
Chair1519
Imagineer
 
Join Date: Aug 09

Chair1519's Reviews
Hotel Reviews: 3
Mobile phone make arguments

I may be in the market for a new mobile (or a new to me mobile!).

So I have been keeping eyes on a popular UK bargain website with the words hot and deals in the title to see whats around.

I am surprised and disappointed in what I read. There is a great deal of fanboy oneupmanship going on in the world of mobile phones. Someone posts a mobile deal and immediately camps come forward to either support or attack the phone and its maker. Its not as simple as the old days of Spectrum V C64 or even Deep Purple V Led Zeppelin. Oh no its much or complicated than that.

It starts at the basic IOS v Android. The apple lovers V the apple haters.

But the world of Android itself goes deep. Samsung V Oneplus V Grey Chinese imports

People start quoting facts that may or indeed may not be facts or opinions. How pop out cameras on mobiles are either the future or a dust gathering unneeded extra. The version of android operating system is it would appear a source of conflict. How the model 3 before the current model worked last year and is therefore evidence of how the new model with work.

So I try to look at review sites. However these are equally clouded in mystery. Firstly they all have pop ups of things I don't want to see and I have pop ups disabled. Every site I now goes to wants me to accept or change my cookie preferences everytime I go to it. Can I actually believe the review. Are they being paid for them and frankly just who are the people reviewing them. I bought a magazine called what mobile but that was so glossy it blinded me when I opened it. Not so much a magazine it seems but more of a series of paid advertisements.

I have no idea where to look. If I write down what I need a phone for, what I use it for currently then frankly I don't need to change at all, except that there is a built in obsolesence to my phones. They can't get the latest operating system. The apps will no longer work unless you get the newer models.

I pay for 5 sim only deals at the moment. How that happened I have no idea. Only one is mine but I pay for the rest of the family. I struggle right now to remember exactly which networks I have contracts with. I know that some are cheap others more expensive with student amounts of data on them.

Is there anywhere that offers easy to understand objective reviews of mobile technology?
Chair1519 is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans Reply With Quote
Unread 11 Oct 19, 10:29 PM  
Link to this Post
#2
Leggibone
Imagineer
 
Leggibone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 13
Mobile

Im not sure about straight up reviews - Tbh the mobile phone industry is big bucks these days, and yes people are gifted devices or sent them on the promise of a review - some paid even. If your not worried about keeping up - my sister just got a google pixel 3a and its a fab little phone - great camera - and ok the lower end of phone madness (25 a month or something from mobiles.co.uk)
I will day o2 tend to be money grabbing pirates when you go direct to them so try mobiles.co.uk or carphone warehouse if you want o2
Money supermarket have a price comparison thing too.
iPhones - the se and 6s are the earliest model supported on the new iOS - so them and the 7 are due to be obsolete in the next 2/3 years (thanks apple) so if your an apple fan (I am ios with my iPad and phone) is go for an 8 or better (which unfortunately will cost you)
__________________
Got the Florida bug... 2012 - Quaility Inn International
2014 - Rosen Inn International, Hard Rock Hotel, Yacht club and Bay Lake Tower! Mr Bears Grand Adventure
2015- A sneaky to DLP- Sequoia Lodge
2016- Another WDW trip... BLT, AKL, HRH and Rosen Inn - Mr Bear takes Boris to WDW
Leggibone is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Plotting the next adventure:...
Reply With Quote
Unread 12 Oct 19, 01:42 AM  
Link to this Post
#3
bernard301
slightly serious Dibber
 
bernard301's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 17
If you're looking for an Android phone, I would persoanlly only look at Oneplus or the Google Pixel's. The reason for that is that run vanilla android (or as close as possible in the case of the Oneplus).

Manufacturers put their own versions of android on the phones which can cuase real performance issues and delay the release of new updates
bernard301 is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
3 weeks of fun in Orlando
Reply With Quote
Unread 12 Oct 19, 02:42 AM  
Link to this Post
#4
TigerMom
Very Serious Dibber
 
TigerMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 11
I have a Motorola G6. I had another Motorola before that and I bought it because Expert Reviews said it was the best combination of decent performance and low cost. I loved it so when it came time to replace it I stayed with Motorola and got a great deal from John Lewis. It was less than 200 but appears to be able to do everything that more expensive androids or iPhones can do.
TigerMom is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Salzburg
Reply With Quote
Unread 12 Oct 19, 07:27 AM  
Link to this Post
#5
Chair1519
Thread Starter
Imagineer
 
Join Date: Aug 09

Chair1519's Reviews
Hotel Reviews: 3
Thanks for replies so far.

Sorry I mustn't have been clear. I'm not looking for recommendations for phones. I'm looking for a website/s which provides truthful reviews of phones.

I would never buy a phone with a sim as I feel it hides the true cost and I can get better sim only deals. I always buy phones separately.
Chair1519 is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans Reply With Quote
Unread 12 Oct 19, 07:40 AM  
Link to this Post
#6
baboons
slightly serious Dibber
 
Join Date: Mar 13
T3 and TechRadar have good balanced reviews.
baboons is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Arlington, DC and Cape Coral
Reply With Quote
Unread 12 Oct 19, 07:45 AM  
Link to this Post
#7
bluedave
Imagineer
 
Join Date: Feb 09
Originally Posted by TigerMom View Post
I have a Motorola G6. I had another Motorola before that and I bought it because Expert Reviews said it was the best combination of decent performance and low cost. I loved it so when it came time to replace it I stayed with Motorola and got a great deal from John Lewis. It was less than 200 but appears to be able to do everything that more expensive androids or iPhones can do.
I got a Motorola G6 to replace a phone o broke just last week. Its now less than 100 and fab.
bluedave is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans Reply With Quote
Unread 12 Oct 19, 09:36 AM  
Link to this Post
#8
SimonB
Imagineer
 
Join Date: Sep 03
Mobile

Originally Posted by baboons View Post
T3 and TechRadar have good balanced reviews.
Agree about TechRadar. Usually my first go to site when looking at a new tech purchase.

As the OP says, it is annoying with people defending their phone of choice to the hilt.
SimonB is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
OKW DDP chompathon and RPR
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin - Copyright © 2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

theDIBB Menu


US Dollar Rates
ASDA  $1.2687
CaxtonFX  $1.2685
Covent Garden FX  $1.2795
FAIRFX  $1.2700
John Lewis  $1.2700
M&S  $1.2431
Post Office  $1.2454
Sainsburys  $1.2668
TESCO  $1.2696
Travelex  $1.2473
Updated: 05:03 22/10/2019

theDIBB Charities
Cancer Research UK
DIBB Members have Donated: £10,130
£


Macmillan Cancer Support
DIBB Members have Donated: £1,085
£

Euro Rates
ASDA  €1.1368
CaxtonFX  €1.1374
Covent Garden FX  €1.1477
FAIRFX  €1.1385
John Lewis  €1.1385
M&S  €1.1167
Post Office  €1.1160
Sainsburys  €1.1362
TESCO  €1.1384
Travelex  €1.1105
Updated: 05:03 22/10/2019

Orlando Weather
Florida Time
Tue 22nd Oct 12:10am
Now: 24C/75F
Clear Sky
Clear Sky
Cloud Cover: 1%
Wind: 6mph - WSW Arrow points to where the wind is coming from.
Pressure: 1016mb
Humidity: 94%
Illuminations Smoke
Updated: 04:10 22/10/2019