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Any decent phones under €250?

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Basically what the title says, My HTC M8 is making me frustrated on how slow and s**t the battery is.

I would get the Nokia 6, but the weak Snapdragon 430 processor is putting me off a bit.

Any suggestions?
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I suppose whats your top 3 things you want in a phone.

Me for its 

1) Camera

2) Battery

3) CPU

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Re: Any decent phones under €250?

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How about the Xperia xa1? 240e

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Re: Any decent phones under €250?

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I never checked the specs on the XA1, might be good.
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@billbond4 That's a pretty good, phone. Any other suggestions? It doesn't have to come from Three.
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Re: Any decent phones under €250?

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I suppose whats your top 3 things you want in a phone.

Me for its 

1) Camera

2) Battery

3) CPU

Re: Any decent phones under €250?

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Are you looking for a high street branded device or would you be willing to try one of the lesser known brands? You could buy sim free from the likes of Geekbuying, Gearbest & Honorbuy. Some ship direct from within the EU so no customs fees.

There are so many brands and for the price you are looking at the choice is huge and you could get a decent spec'd phone that you wouldnt be able to get in a shop here.

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@G_ I was definitely thinking about doing that,

If I went with a really well known brand, I wouldn't get that great of a phone.

I was thinking about getting a Xiaomi or a Leeco. Any other good Chinese brands?
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Re: Any decent phones under €250?

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Xiaomi make great phones and have regular updates. I wouldnt go near Leeco. They are about to if not already go bust, so no support if anything goes wrong with it. 
Keep in mind when looking at these phones some of them dont have band 20, so you wouldnt get 4g in certain areas - only 3g.

 

Maze Alpha is a nice phone, Vernee have some nice phones out too. UMi and Ulefone as well. 

Have a look on https://www.kimovil.com/en/ - it will give you an idead (or a headache given the amount of different phones Cat Very Happy

Re: Any decent phones under €250?

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suppose just make sure that they have lte support for 3's bands

Re: Any decent phones under €250?

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Don't worry, I will.
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Re: Any decent phones under €250?

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Band 20 (800) is the one that will be missing on some devices. 

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I've just noticed that now actually, there was only the other band (1800). How much wil that affect coverage?
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Which phone? 

Coverage in urban areas should be fine but if you were out of that it would revert to 3g 

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@G_ Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X
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Re: Any decent phones under €250?

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There are versions of this phone that have band 20. Have you a link to where you got it? 

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Re: Any decent phones under €250?

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Yeah, thats the global rom rather than the global/international version, it looks like that is missing band 20. - Xioami dont half confuse things
Maybe contact them and ask to ship the Global Version - https://www.honorbuy.com/1070-xiaomi-redmi-note-4-international-version-32gb-gray.html 
If you only ordered it today they may not have processed it given the 8 hour time difference. 

Re: Any decent phones under €250?

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I didn't order it yet, I'm going to look around a bit to find other sites that sell it, and see what the best price is.
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