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Mobile Phone Buying Guide  July 30, 2023 – 03:17 am

What type of phone shall I get?

There are two types; basic mobile phones and smartphones. Prices range from £10 to over £800 and choosing the right one depends on what you're going to use it for.

Basic mobile phones

  • Perfect for basics like calls and texts
  • Longer battery life
  • No touchscreen or smart features
  • Generally cheaper than most smartphones

Entry-level smartphones

  • Smart features at a lower price
  • Capable of everyday tasks
  • May lack the latest tech and highest specs

High-end smartphones

  • Smooth performance and top features
  • The latest flagship products from leading brands
  • Up-to-date technology

SIM Free or pay as you go?

Most phones need a SIM card to make calls, send messages and use data. We offer two options for this; pay as you go phones and SIM free phones.

Pay as you go phones

  • Choose a phone and network provider together
  • No monthly contract
  • Top up your credit when you want and by how much you want

SIM free phones

  • You need to buy a SIM card to go with your phone
  • Usually a monthly usage contract
  • Estimate how many texts, minutes and data you'll use each month before purchase

Top tip: There are three types of SIM card; nano, micro and standard. Before buying a SIM card, you can check our product pages to find out what type of SIM each phone takes.

Using your phone abroad

Going abroad with your phone? Check with your provider about costs as your monthly usage plan probably won't cover you overseas and you could come back from your holiday with unexpected charges.

Smartphone Guide

Smartphones are essentially pocket computers and our guide is here to help you understand the specs and what features to look out for.

What is an operating system?

The operating system defines the layout, features and usability of your phone. There are 3 main operating systems; Android, iOS and Windows.

Android, iOS or Windows – What's the difference?


  • Only used in Apple products
  • Simple layout and smooth performance
  • Sync with other Apple devices
  • Apple app store has around 2 million apps


  • Operating system used by various brands, including Samsung, Sony & LG
  • Good choice of devices, with varying specifications and prices
  • Home screen is easy to personalise
  • Google Play Store has over 2 million apps


  • Tiled home screen layout is good for organisation
  • Simple to transfer files between Microsoft laptops, tablets and desktops
  • Limited selection of mobiles
  • App store has over 500, 000 apps

What size phone should I get?

Phones with smaller screens are likely to sit more comfortably in your hand. Larger phones are more suitable for work and if you use your mobile to watch lots of videos, as you'll get a bigger screen.

Top tip: If you're worried about a phone being too big, some brands have compact versions that pack all the main features into a smaller design.

Phone Specifications Guide

When it comes to smartphones, it's what underneath that matters and it's vital to choose one with the right camera, connectivity and specifications to suit your needs.

Camera features

If your phone is your main way to take photos, a good camera is a must. Most phones have two cameras; a front one for selfies and a rear camera for everything else.

Megapixels – Generally, the more megapixels a camera has, the better picture quality you'll get.
Auto-focus – Gives clearer results by helping the camera concentrate on people or objects.
Image stabilisation – Prevents blurry images by compensating for camera movement.
4K video – Some smartphones can now record videos in 4K – the highest quality of video recording.

How much storage do I need?

Most phones come with built-in storage, but the amount you need depends on how much you plan to keep saved.

Low usage – 8GB to 16GB – Basic file, app and image saving.
Medium usage – 16GB to 32GB – Ample storage for music, some videos, apps and games.
High usage – 64GB – Space for TV shows, films and a large music collection.

Top tip – Most phones come with pre-installed software which can take up a portion of storage. This means a phone with 16GB might only have 12GB free.


creazydog Creazy Bluetooth 4.1 Mini In-Ear Wireless Sport Earbuds Headset Stereo Earphone (C)
Sports (creazydog)
  • Can connect two phones simultaneously.
  • Voice Commands.
  • High-fidelity sound and voice quality effect.
  • Transmission Distance:10M
  • Applicable models: compatible with all major brand Bluetooth mobile phone as a hands-free use, with a Bluetooth adapter, can be used for online voice chat.
Mokesh Apps Compass
Mobile Application (Mokesh Apps)
  • This online compass is a tool to search bearings (azimuth, directions) using built-in magnetic sensors. It has 4 significant features below.
  • 1. Although you may turn your phone into portrait or landscape mode, the heading is fixed.
  • 2. Camera view is used for reality.
  • 3. Metal Detector is included to verify magnetic sensor.
  • 4. GPS and Google Maps are supported.
GRDE GRDE Bluetooth Earbuds, True Wireless Stereo Earphones Noise Isolation Mini Sweatproof Sports Headphones with Mic Dual In-ear Buds Headset (Black)
Wireless (GRDE)
  • Wireless Earbuds offer a truly engaging wire-free listening experience. Each ear bud sits comfortably and snugly in your ears. The included stabilizers-wing tips...
  • Stereo headphones adopt the latest Bluetooth V4.1 plus EDR, faster pairing speed, stable connection and high level of noise canceling, truly wireless in ear headphones...
  • Dual Ear Mode/ Single Ear Mode: Dual earpiece work individually or in pair; you can pair two mini earbuds in double or share one with your love or friend. Earphones...
  • One-Button with multi-function: simply one press to pair / play / pause / answer or reject phone calls. Headphones are widely compatible with most of Bluetooth-enabled...
  • Fashion design with the two compact earbuds which are well built and light weight; Sweatproof construction is perfect for sports, gym exercise, running, jogging...
Goodtrade8 Gotd 6 LED Waterproof 2M 7mm Lens Endoscope Inspection Camera For Android Phone
Sports (Goodtrade8)
  • Endoscope features a lot of functions in our life. If you have a android phone, this endoscope can be used everywhere and everytime you want
  • Build in a control button, can capture a image and take a video, and the photos & video file will directly stored in your Android mobile phone, the whole process...
  • There s also a turning wheel used for adjust the brightness of six LED lights so that work in some area without enough light
  • Ideal for intraoral camera system, underwater camera, waterproof Micro-cameras, motor vehicle detector, sewer pipeline detector, search and rescue, criminal and...
  • With a micro to USB line, it can also be used for computers. Applicable for Android PC Phone & Notebook Etc Device
BLUEHRESY USB 1d Wireless Barcode Scanner Bluetooth Barcode Reader 10 m Distance Compatible for Ipad, Iphone, Android, Tablet, PC support Keyboard Entry
Wireless (BLUEHRESY)
  • The scanner is able to scan most of barcodes such as FedEx, USPS, DHL, UPS, etc. Internal memory is 256 KB, which provides 2,600 barcodes off-line scanning and saving...
  • User friendly design. The LED light and the sound of a beep indicates that the barcode is scanned successfully. Using super capacity built-in 1500mAh Li-Ion battery...
  • Bluetooth wireless and USB 2.0 cable connection modes. Max distance of wireless connection is 10 meters. Both modes support 64 bit barcode reading. Support HID mode...
  • Convenient for Inventory management, off-line saved data can be upload to computer quickly by Automatic sensor. Ergonomic, rugged design withstands multiple 5-foot...
  • Suitable for PC, laptop, tablet and mobile phone, etc. Compatible with Windows XP/7/8/10/Mobile, Android, iOS system

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