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  1. LV426

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    I fear my beloved N5 is suffering from old age. The digitiser is registering taps I didn't make, and the swipe keyboard is behaving erratically.

    Looking for a decent alternative in the £100-£200 bracket. Unlocked, I want to use my existing SIM.

    Is it possible to get a quality phone in this range? I haven't looked around for some time.
     

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    Assuming you're going for a new one.... (and I know there's always the "Well.. if you added another 50/100/1000 to it you could get a... " so i'm sticking hard to your budget here)

    The MotoG5 (and G5+ ) would set the benchmark in that round...

    Also the Honor 6x, but not sure how thats being handled for Oreo (honor published a list recently and that wasn't on it.. the situation may just be down to my ignorance)

    And the Nokia 5 and 6 would also sit in that price range as well.


    and whatever wileyfox are up to as well....




    hmmm... have just realised that i haven't really narrowed it down for you that much
     
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    Thanks Andy. Yes I want to buy new.
    You've given me a few options there. Cheers.
     
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    Did the N5 use a mini or a micro sim? I think most of the new phones will use micro, if you want to keep your current sim.
     
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    I ordered the Honor 7X for my oldest for Christmas @ $199. It's a lot of phone for $200 and they have really lightened the footprint of EMUI. It's only Android 7, but I heard an update is coming shortly.

    https://store.hihonor.com/us/honor-7x
     
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    Actually, it's been a while since I've used anything but a nano sim.
    [​IMG]
     
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    right ... nano ... meant nano.
     
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    Thanks folks. It's a micro SIM on the N5. I recall doing some surgery on the original SIM, taken from a previous phone, with a pair of scissors. Good job things are getting smaller isn't it? ;)
     
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    I loved owning and using my Nexus 5 and after a few years of having it, I replaced it with a OnePlus 3T and haven't looked back.

    OnePlus' OOS is close to stock Android with some useful additions and the specs trump the Nexus 5 all round.

    I may go to a Pixel next, but the 3T is good enough to last years as a daily used phone.
     
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    Well crunch time has arrived. I'm officially phoneless because my N5 has died.

    Thinking of getting an Honor 9 lite. £135 on Amazon. Read some favourable reviews of it. If anyone has any reason why I should not buy this device, speak now or...
     
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    If you don't mind sharing your everything with China, go for it. Actually, if you are going to get an Honor, go for the X line. I and my family have had a few and they are decent devices. I had a couple of the Huawei / Honor "Light" phones and they were pretty well underspec'd.
     
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    I'm already sharing everything with Google. :)
    In terms of performance, I don't demand a lot. No heavyweight games. Just want a smooth operation, and the ability to make calls and send text.
     
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    +1 for the Honor 9 Lite. I've had one since Christmas and am loving it. Great specs and performance for the price imo.
     

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