Samsung phone upgrade (boring mobile phone question)

vote quimby

Striker
During the first lockdown I bought a refurbished s9 and went sim only. Saved me a fortune and its easily the best phone I've had. Ill do similar when this one dies.
 


Northern_chappy

Central Defender
I was Samsung only for donkeys then went over to Xiaomi. Unbelievable phones for the price. Bought a brand new Poco x3 for 179 squid and it pisses all over my galaxy s7 and the battery lasts for ever. Couldn't recommend enough.

Is that a fair comparison though? The S7 was released in March 2016 and the Poco X3 September 2020. I will not dispute that Xiaomi is probably better value than Samsung but the above comparison only really tells me that phone technology tends to improve each year.
 

legend7

Winger
During the first lockdown I bought a refurbished s9 and went sim only. Saved me a fortune and its easily the best phone I've had. Ill do similar when this one dies.
Aye I'm sim only and get handset direct from Samsung on the upgrade program.
Only 8 quid a month through o2 now with 8gb of data (activated volt as I'm with virgin too)
 

Fred Army

Winger
Considering this route myself but the state of the battery is always a concern. Do they replace or check the original battery ?
The refurbs I've had have always seemed to have a full battery but I've noticed of late they've started to say at least 80% of original battery charge.
Get an S21 when the prices drop due to the S22 being released.

still using an S10+ and it does everything still (I don’t game on it which I expect is what would challenge a phone the most here days)
Looks like its being launched in early Feb, so yeah, I' think it makes sense to wait until then and see how the other models prices are affected.
 
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Thats a decent deal at the moment, £444 after discount and trade in for the S21FE if you have access to the discounts through EPP, unidays, studentbeans etc. If you need extra storage then £486 for the 256GB is decent too.
that is a brilliant deal
 
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You'll get a mint S10 on Facebook Marketplace for about £200-£250 or an S20 for about £100 more. I got my S10 off there early last year and it's spot on. I fancy an S20 but can't justify it as I can't fault the current phone.
 

legend7

Winger
You'll get a mint S10 on Facebook Marketplace for about £200-£250 or an S20 for about £100 more. I got my S10 off there early last year and it's spot on. I fancy an S20 but can't justify it as I can't fault the current phone.
You know what I loved about my S10 and was gutted they changed.
All of the camera unit in a long horizontal line so when you put it on a table it was solid with no wobble no matter how hard you pressed.
 
You know what I loved about my S10 and was gutted they changed.
All of the camera unit in a long horizontal line so when you put it on a table it was solid with no wobble no matter how hard you pressed.

The camera lenses are actually recessed from the main body of the phone. I'm guessing that's not the case with later models.
 

legend7

Winger
The camera lenses are actually recessed from the main body of the phone. I'm guessing that's not the case with later models.
Aye but the housing was a nice solid line across the whole phone which meant it was stable when flat.
I think the s21 ultra housing looks cool but you still get a wobble, same as most phones.
 

Kobayashi

Midfield
I went from S10+ to a S20 FE 5G. Difference in battery life is very noticeable. I'd be a heavy enough user and it easily lasts all day Camera is brilliant too. Well worth the upgrade.
 

robbied1

Striker
I've just gone from a 3 year old so to an S21 have to say I love it, unlimited data 36 a month, 15 quid up front cost. Feels so much faster. Though I've turned off 5g as no way am I getting my brain fried.
 

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