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    Phones to consider in the £200-300 bracket?

    In the market for replacing a Pixel 3a - it's been dropped and shattered the screen, and the cost of the repair is not really economical (£115), given the value is £150 at best. As such looking to see what I should be considering.

    Priorities are:

    Excellent camera
    Pure android (or pixel-esque) experience with 2 years of updates
    Preferably small
    Decent screen (preferably OLED 1080p screen, 60Hz is fine)

    I don't game, just need it to do the basics well. The obvious one is the Pixel 4a, but is there anything else I should be considering?

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    Re: Phones to consider in the £200-300 bracket?

    Nokia 8.3 ?

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    Re: Phones to consider in the £200-300 bracket?

    Secondhand Mate 20 Pro's are excellent value and unlike other Huawei's still have the full Play Store etc or maybe one of the oneplus phones
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    Re: Phones to consider in the £200-300 bracket?

    Pixel 4a?

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    Re: Phones to consider in the £200-300 bracket?

    I've had a pixel 3a for a couple of years and it's the least dissatisfied I've been with any phone since my 3210.

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    Re: Phones to consider in the £200-300 bracket?

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    It looks amazing, but it's just too big for me, and I'd regret the average camera performance. If it were less than 72mm wide I'd probably give it a shot, but I just won't compromise these days. I like the phone to be 70mm wide (max) and less than 150g ideally.

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    Re: Phones to consider in the £200-300 bracket?

    I've been using a Samsung Galaxy A20e for the past couple of month and can't complain too much... it's around £120 (so below your price range!). It can handle Pokemon GO!
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    Re: Phones to consider in the £200-300 bracket?

    Secured a very well looked after Samsung S10e. Not had a Samsung since the S7, so it'll be interesting to compare it to my Pixel 3a.

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    Re: Phones to consider in the £200-300 bracket?

    Oh I'm sorry! Didn't actually fully read your post oops

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    Re: Phones to consider in the £200-300 bracket?

    Quote Originally Posted by cptwhite_uk View Post
    It looks amazing, but it's just too big for me, and I'd regret the average camera performance. If it were less than 72mm wide I'd probably give it a shot, but I just won't compromise these days. I like the phone to be 70mm wide (max) and less than 150g ideally.
    I'm completely the opposite, I don't like the modern trend for tall skinny phones. I'm reluctant to give up Huawei Mate 10 with it's 16:9 display, I think it's still just about keeping up with modern specs

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