Phone Recommendations (Again)

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I'm pretty sure I found my current phone (which has served me very well for the past 3 years - until now - power button has fallen off :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:) thanks to a recommendation on this forum so I'm going to try it again. Are there any affordable Android phones you would recommend?
 
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Huawei p#0 lite. IMO the best phone for anything really considering its faster then my friends iPhone XS at opening COD mobile and the cameras are great.
 

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Huawei p#0 lite. IMO the best phone for anything really considering its faster then my friends iPhone XS at opening COD mobile and the cameras are great.
I like OnePlus phones. They are very premium feeling phones and close to stock android. There is no clutter at all on them and thus they are very very fast phones. The Oxygen OS skin does play a big role in the speed of the phone as it is a very slick and beautiful experience, even on my trusty OnePlus 6T. If you keep an eye out for deals, you can nab a OnePlus 8T at a snip for 400£ and OnePlus 8 for 350£ but those particular deals have now expired.
If you budget is lower, and you don't mind an inferior screen, basically not AMOLED like the OnePlus range, then there are a plethora of Xiaomi phones. Literally, cheap as chips and confusing as hell to keep up with all the different releases and versions. Use gsmarena to compare specs. Apart from the plasticity feel, the software is atrocious , as in the skin and plagued by shitty advertising embedded apps even a home screen widgets ads. Thankfully, there are ways to connect your phone using a usb-c data cable to your laptop using developer debugging mode. ( Not hard, instructions on various websites) and then you run an automated tool to choose what crap you want to remove. I think the name of the tool is ADo or something . I either saw this on Android police or XDA developers website. If you Google search... " Delete ads from Xiaomi <insert precise model number>" that may do the trick. I've also done something very similar with my Amazon Fire 10 HD and disabling all the Amazon bloatware using Firebox toolkit and it speeds up the tablet to no end.
 
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You must've not used a xiaomi in a while. I like the software in it a lot better then my old Huawei.
 

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Can't go wrong with s20 ultra at all. Beast phone
 

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You must've not used a xiaomi in a while. I like the software in it a lot better then my old Huawei.
Bought the wife a Xiaomi Redmi Note pro 8. She hates it and I hate myself for buying it. Not recent enough?
 

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My current one is a realme 7 5g. Not the cheapest phone, but about a quarter of the price of the more popular brands here with equivalent functionality. In general I feel like the "challenger" brands coming into the western market from china etc are offering some good options these days. realme, oppo and oneplus i believe are all sister companies.

currently working on stashing cash into savings as it seems like the wife is going to need a new phone before too long tbh.
 

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Bought the wife a Xiaomi Redmi Note pro 8. She hates it and I hate myself for buying it. Not recent enough?
I mean, it's literally a £100 phone rn, compare it with other phones of its price and it beats out every competitor. If phones were cars, the xiaomi would be a model 3 going up against Toyota Corolla's and KIA's.
 

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I mean, it's literally a £100 phone rn, compare it with other phones of its price and it beats out every competitor. If phones were cars, the xiaomi would be a model 3 going up against Toyota Corolla's and KIA's
Yah. We know they are cheap. Plasticky. Crappy toy software. Adware and bloated. They have very tight margins and must sell absolutely shed loads of them, mostly theur lowest end phones the Redmi. Their screen are inferior, not like tge beautiful AMOLED. Someone may correct me on this but i was under tge impression that using AMOLED screens, when displaying blacks simply turn off, thus saving battery power. If so, i wont be doing too badly as i have implemented dark mode in Android in almost every app.
If Xiaomi were a car, i recon it would be a Vauxhall Corsa or Ford Fiesta. You are giving it far too much credit.
Saying that, you can give these phones a nice upgrade if you disable the bloatware on it. I already mentioned this above. But, that MIUI skin makes me puke, and without rooting it, think ur stuffed with it. So not for me.
If you don't mind a tacky, cheap, plasticky phone with basic LCD screen with ok hardware and camera, maybe the Redmi range of Xiaomi is for you. But flagship they are not. OnePlus competes with the big boys in terms of premium quality, feel, endurance, excellently smooth and blistering speed of software. When there is an.offer for OnePlus they are great, usually i get a generation behind to get maximum bang for buck without the hefty pricetag. I believe they get their beautiful AMOLED screens from Samsung still.
 

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