byThree_Ashling06-12-201710:51 AM - edited 12-12-201710:35 AM
It’s that time of year again…Christmas is coming! If you want to treat a loved one to a brand new phone this festive season, but don’t know where to start, we’ve got you covered with our Christmas Gift Guide.
Whether you need a present for your music-obsessed boyfriend or your trendy older sister, there’s a phone for everyone.
Best phone for music lovers:
If you know someone obsessed with music, they’ll really appreciate the HTC U11. In addition to having a fantastic 12MP camera and “squeeze” technology, the U11 comes with BoomSound Hi-Fi edition speakers, upgraded to deliver 100% more loudness and 150% improvement in Dynamic Range Audio. Sound is richer and bass is deeper…perfect for any music lover.
Alternatively, check out our Christmas Music Bundle. If you purchase any prepay phone this Christmas with Three, you can get Bluetooth earphones, a 6 month Deezer membership and be in with a chance to win 3Arena tickets, all for only €30.
The P8 Lite is an excellent phone, featuring a 13MP camera and an integrated sound chamber for flawless sound. And when it’s time to stream a TV show or movie, the MediaPad M3 Lite Tablet can be turned into a portable cinema. The tablet runs Android software and offers immersive sound and maximises eye comfort – all resulting in a great viewing experience.
Best phone for gamers:
If your sibling, child or other half is obsessed with gaming, the Razer Phone will be at the very top of their Christmas list this year. Any gamer will know that Razer has consistently produced some of the best gaming hardware in the industry, and they’ve just released their first ever smartphone.
It doesn’t disappoint – the Razer Phone has the world’s first 120Hz UltraMotion display, as well Dolby sound, for a full-on, cinematic, immersive gaming experience. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 365 with an impressive 8GB RAM, for superior battery life and maximised power. This is every gamer’s must-have gadget this Christmas, and it’s exclusive to Three. Order it now, only on three.ie.
Best phone for business professionals:
If you know someone who works on the go and likes to be connected 24/7, treat them to the excellent Samsung Note 8.
The Samsung Note 8 is perfect for any business professional – the incredible 6.3” dual edge Super AMOLED Infinity display allows users to see and do more on their phone. The Note 8 comes with the S Pen, a stylus that allows for seamless note-taking – ideal for anyone attending meetings, or signing forms and jotting down ideas on the go. Security is excellent too: the smartphone comes with a fingerprint and iris scanner, as well as facial recognition.
Best phone for photography:
For the budding photographers looking for a new phone, there’s no competition. The Huawei P10 leads the pack when it comes to smartphone cameras, thanks to their partnership with high-end camera company Leica.
The Huawei P10 comes with a Leica Dual Camera, with a 20MP and 12MP sensors, 4K shooting and Optical Image Stabilisation. The Leica Dual Camera uses precise 3D facial detection, dynamic illumination and natural portrait enhancements to produce stunning photographs. The Huawei P10 also offers one of the best front-facing cameras. The Leica front camera captures twice as much light, so users can achieve the perfect selfie day or night, indoors and outdoors.
Best old-school phone
If you’re buying a phone for someone who’s not very tech-savvy, we recommend the Nokia 3310. With its classic design and simple interface, users can easily make calls and texts, as well as connecting to 3G and playing Snake. The Nokia 3310 also comes with an FM radio and 64MB internal memory.
Alternatively, the Alcatel One Touch 20:45 is another easy-to-use phone, for those who like their phones to be simple.
Best value phone:
If you’re looking for a great value device with all the essential smartphone features, check out the 3Prism HD. Exclusive to Three, our own-brand handset comes with an 8MP camera with LED flash, 5” HD screen, 8GB internal memory and the option to add a Micro SD card of up to 32GB.
For only €89.99 on prepay this Christmas, the 3Prism HD is a fantastic all-rounder phone.
Finally, if your loved one needs to have the trendiest phone available, they’ll love the iPhone X. Believe the hype – the iPhone X is a truly ground-breaking phone with lots of exciting features. It’s the first ever iPhone to have an edge-to-edge display: a 5.8” Super Retina OLED screen. It’s also the first Apple device to have facial recognition, which works accurately and keeps the device secure.
The iPhone X is faster than ever, with an exceptional camera and battery life. The iPhone X comes in two different storage variants (64GB and 256 GB) and will run iOS 11, Apple’s slick new OS.
Don’t forget: if you want to make sure your gift arrives in time for Christmas, order online by 12pm on Thursday 21st December.
Ashling is the 3Community's resident wordsmith. With a passion for social media, innovative technology and all things mobile, she fills the 3Community with articles about tech news, app reviews and tips and tricks to make your life a little easier.