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    New Mobile phone - Help required please.

    Not too technical and do not need a phone for work. Have a samsung 7 now but use my IPad more than the phone.

    Looking to change and it is basically between l phone X, which can be linked to my IPad or Samsung S9 Plus.

    Realise they are both expensive and will be buying rather than renting.

    The Samsung 7 May be sufficient for my needs.

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    Re: New Mobile phone - Help required please.

    If you want full interoperability/functionality with your Ipad I would go for an Apple phone rather than the Android based Samsung

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    Re: New Mobile phone - Help required please.

    Also I am pretty useless with mobile phones. We have just signed up for a deal with Three for 12 months.

    What is a dual SIM card please?

    Does it affect what I should buy please?

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    Re: New Mobile phone - Help required please.

    Grab an iPhone from the Apple shop and an iD £10 a month sim.

    If your cost concious then a second hand iPhone could work but new is better.
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    Re: New Mobile phone - Help required please.

    Quote Originally Posted by 3offTheTee View Post
    Also I am pretty useless with mobile phones. We have just signed up for a deal with Three for 12 months.

    What is a dual SIM card please?

    Does it affect what I should buy please?
    Given what you have said an explanation of it may only serve to confuse you more. But simply you don't need a dual sim phone, however buying one with this option does not prevent normal use either. You can happily avoid those with it (tend to be a little more expensive) or if its present in one your buying there is nothing to worry about. It will operate normally.

    That being said if you wish for a brief explanation then read on - 2 slots are available for sim cards in one phone therefore allowing you to have 2 numbers (say personal and business) or one sim for calls and another for data. They are used often by people who travel a lot and they can choose to use a local sim from the country their in. Sometimes (bit of a miss-sell) one of the slots can be used by a memory card. It can get a lot more complex than this, so best not to think about it too much if you don't need to sims - most of us don't

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    Re: New Mobile phone - Help required please.

    Why not go for the A range of Galaxys instead of the S range? They do the job just with slightly less bells and whistles and for a lower price.
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    Re: New Mobile phone - Help required please.

    Quote Originally Posted by Orikoru View Post
    Why not go for the A range of Galaxys instead of the S range? They do the job just with slightly less bells and whistles and for a lower price.
    Why?

    Either of the two phones the OP mentioned are within his budget, so why downgrade if you don't have to.

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    Re: New Mobile phone - Help required please.

    I've got an iPhone X and absolutely love it. Once you've got used to the UI changes from the old iOS it's so intuitive and easy to use, far easier than the old-school OS. Been so impressed with mine, best phone I've ever had by a mile.
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    Re: New Mobile phone - Help required please.

    Quote Originally Posted by murphthemog View Post
    Why?

    Either of the two phones the OP mentioned are within his budget, so why downgrade if you don't have to.
    Unless he's taking a lot of photos or watching movies on his phone, getting the S over the A would be a bit of a waste of money that's all.
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    Re: New Mobile phone - Help required please.

    Quote Originally Posted by Orikoru View Post
    Unless he's taking a lot of photos or watching movies on his phone, getting the S over the A would be a bit of a waste of money that's all.
    Thanks for all your help. Going round in circles at present. I have a Galaxy S7 and my wife S 6. Basically what happens is than hers is getting old she has mine and ai get the upgrade.

    Do not download movies, neither are keen snappers so the iPhone 8 may be a better option. Samsung seem to have better reviews.


    Probably also need to upgrade one of our IPads to an IPad Pro 10.5 but let’s leave that for another day

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