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New phone

(Topic created on: 14-06-2023 01:12 PM)
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DAVESHADY
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Any one got advice on best mobile to buy for 300 to 350 pounds. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks 😃😃
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Knightshift76
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Google Pixel 6a
RXM
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I would say either Pixel 6a or Samsung A54. Heres the benefits of each over the other.

Reasons to consider the Samsung Galaxy A54 5G


Higher display refresh rate – 120 Hz

Shows 16% longer battery life (37:29 vs 32:11 hours)

Newer Bluetooth version (v5.3)

Expandable storage via MicroSD card up to 1024GB

Has a 0.3 inch larger screen size

Comes with 590 mAh larger battery capacity: 5000 vs 4410 mAh

Delivers 11% higher peak brightness (984 against 883 nits)

Slow-motion recording at 480FPS

Has 2 SIM card slots

The front-facing camera can record video at 4K


Reasons to consider the Google Pixel 6a


49% better performance in AnTuTu Benchmark (769K versus 517K)

Better camera quality (According to DxOMark rating)

Uses a faster type of memory: LPDDR5 3200 MHz

Faster storage type - UFS 3.1 versus UFS 2.2

37% faster in single-core GeekBench 5 test: 1053 and 771 points

Weighs 24 grams less


Also something to note, the Samsung will receive OS updates up to Android 17/One UI 9.0 and security updates up until 2028 whilst the 6a will receive OS updates up to Android 15 and security updates until 2027. You can get the A54 for roughly £349 at the moment if you trade in any smartphone in any condition then you should also be able to claim £100 cashback to bring that down to £249. Just trade in a really cheap phone for best value. 6a is going for £287 on Amazon currently but possibly even cheaper elsewhere.

Depends on what you value I guess. If it's straight up photo quality then maybe the pixel. For an all rounder value phone, the A54.
Bigtasty65
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I'm loving the A53 5G, if you can pick one up for that price.
keith30
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IPhone all round😂
StuartR
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Have a look on amazon for warehouse deals, but A53 would fit your budget.
JAMES4578
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@DAVESHADY  I think in terms of display, performance and overall experience I would go more for the A54. Some more information here, it is a bit more expensive though. https://www.expertreviews.co.uk/samsung/1418287/samsung-galaxy-a54-5g-review  otherwise the A53 5g performs relatively well for that price range https://www.techadvisor.com/article/723295/samsung-galaxy-a53-5g-review.html    the pixel 6A is an option obviously https://www.techadvisor.com/article/815952/google-pixel-6a-review.html 

I do not work for Samsung or make Samsung Products but provide independent advice and valuable contributions.


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MNas04
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I've been using A53 for a year now. Its a good phone to go with. The features I like a lot. Plus it's guaranteed to get updates for 5 years. Supported until 2027
GalaxyS23Ultra123
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Moto G22