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Best Sub 200 GBP phone (with oled)

The Torrent
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One that comes to mind for me is a Samsung a8 which you can get for sub200 easily now.

 

but what else is out there what else is better? Ideally with an oled.

 

dong ask what I want from a phone as I won’t be buying it, I’m just curious what in your opinion is cheap, ideally oled and better than a Samsung a8.

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20 minutes ago, The Torrent said:

One that comes to mind for me is a Samsung a8 which you can get for sub200 easily now.

 

but what else is out there what else is better? Ideally with an oled.

 

dong ask what I want from a phone as I won’t be buying it, I’m just curious what in your opinion is cheap, ideally oled and better than a Samsung a8.

Xiaomi Redmi and Realme in my experience will have better performance and cameras, with the phones themselves being hit-or-miss. at 200 GBP It really depends if the phone is or isn't on sale, but I'd say that at the pricepoint they won't come with OLED displays, but at least with IPS. 

 

Pros (generalized): 

- Usually a better chipset and cooling system

- Usually better cameras

- Sleaker, more sexy design (relative, but the bezels will be thinner)

- Very decent IPS display

- Can be more functional in some senses (specific software for tasks pre-installed, such as as a performance booster (raises CPU and GPU clocks) if you like gaming on it)

- They have larger displays, usually with higher Gorilla glass ratings than Samsung.

 

Cons (Also generalized):

- In the UK prices may be higher than in the US

- Availability can be iffy

- Warranties are usually non-existent

- Lack of a proper Ip rating

- Likely no OLED screen

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3 hours ago, The Torrent said:

One that comes to mind for me is a Samsung a8 which you can get for sub200 easily now.

 

but what else is out there what else is better? Ideally with an oled.

A short 2 minute jaunt on Amazon UK yielded easy results:

Galaxy M30s

Galaxy A40

 

The more expensive one is the better one (duh)

 

I an not from and do not live in the UK or Europe. I have never been to the UK

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If you really need OLED then yeah the Samsung A series is the way to go. But if you're searching for a phone at £200, screen should be the second or third component in the list.

My choices would probably be the Redmi note 8 pro, Redmi note 9s, realme 6 and poco f1 only if you're into budget gaming.

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2 hours ago, EL02 said:

If you really need OLED then yeah the Samsung A series is the way to go. But if you're searching for a phone at £200, screen should be the second or third component in the list.

My choices would probably be the Redmi note 8 pro, Redmi note 9s, realme 6 and poco f1 only if you're into budget gaming.

what should be above screen?

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4 minutes ago, The Torrent said:

what should be above screen?

Chipset or battery life. My view is that if you're on a budget you want the best possible longevity. So a better cpu would make your phone last longer and bigger battery-> less cycles -> less degredation -> faster overall phone.

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12 hours ago, The Torrent said:

One that comes to mind for me is a Samsung a8 which you can get for sub200 easily now.

 

but what else is out there what else is better? Ideally with an oled.

 

dong ask what I want from a phone as I won’t be buying it, I’m just curious what in your opinion is cheap, ideally oled and better than a Samsung a8.

Why would you want OLED exactly? It's be a bad panel at that price an IPS would be better.

Dirty Windows Peasants :P ?

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44 minutes ago, The Torrent said:

what should be above screen?

How about...

  • OLED screen that can save power and display absolute black and vivid colors
  • Same chipset as the more expensive Galaxy A51
  • Expandable storage
  • 6,000mAh battery (no typo here)
  • Brand new, unlocked, with warranty

You can already get it for £200 shipped

 

Maybe some dickboys are saying you should get something else. But until they can provide you with a listing for their suggestion that is within your requested budget, they really are not bringing anything to the table at all...

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8 minutes ago, huilun02 said:

How about...

  • OLED screen that can save power and display absolute black and vivid colors
  • Same chipset as the more expensive Galaxy A51
  • Expandable storage
  • 6,000mAh battery (no typo here)
  • Brand new, unlocked, with warranty

You can already get it for £200 shipped

 

Maybe some dickboys are saying you should get something else. But until they can provide you with a listing for their suggestion that is within your requested budget, they really are not bringing anything to the table at all...

Only has a Exynos chipset though, 3GB of ram on the bottom model and the battery is 5,000 not 6,000. Also has a bad camera.

 

https://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_m30-9505.php

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1 minute ago, Lord Vile said:

Only has a Exynos chipset though, 3GB of ram on the bottom model and the battery is 5,000 not 6,000. Also has a bad camera.

 

https://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_m30-9505.php

Galaxy M30s

https://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_m30s-9818.php

 

🙂🙃🙂😉

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1 minute ago, Lord Vile said:

Still exynos and still 4GB of RAM which isn't comfy on android. 

If thats how you think, why not find the OP something you deem comfy that retails for £200 or less?

 

As far as he is concerned, he is looking for something better than the Galaxy A8 for under £200 that still has an OLED screen. To that end I have delivered.

 

I am here to satisfy his request, not yours 😎

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40 minutes ago, huilun02 said:

If thats how you think, why not find the OP something you deem comfy that retails for £200 or less?

 

As far as he is concerned, he is looking for something better than the Galaxy A8 for under £200 that still has an OLED screen. To that end I have delivered.

 

I am here to satisfy his request, not yours 😎

“dong ask what I want from a phone as I won’t be buying it, I’m just curious what in your opinion is cheap, ideally oled and better than a Samsung a8.“

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22 hours ago, huilun02 said:

How about...

  • OLED screen that can save power and display absolute black and vivid colors
  • Same chipset as the more expensive Galaxy A51
  • Expandable storage
  • 6,000mAh battery (no typo here)
  • Brand new, unlocked, with warranty

You can already get it for £200 shipped

 

Maybe some dickboys are saying you should get something else. But until they can provide you with a listing for their suggestion that is within your requested budget, they really are not bringing anything to the table at all...

How would you say that compared to e.g Samsung s9 if I can get one of those for about £220? I know it’s 20 quid over but does it still have a fighting chance?

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20 minutes ago, The Torrent said:

How would you say that compared to e.g Samsung s9 if I can get one of those for about £220? I know it’s 20 quid over but does it still have a fighting chance?

Only if longevity is super important to you

 

The S9 is superior in every way. Except for the battery which starts out at half of what the M30s has. And if it's a used device, expect a worn battery that cannot functionally resemble what the battery rating suggests.

Awareness is key. Never enough, even in the face of futility. Speak the truth as if you may never get to say it again. This world is full of ugly. Change it they say. The only way is to reveal the ugly. To change the truth you must first acknowledge it. Never pretend it isn't there. Never bend the knee.

 

Please quote my post in your reply, so that I will be notified and can respond to it. Thanks.

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48 minutes ago, huilun02 said:

Only if longevity is super important to you

 

The S9 is superior in every way. Except for the battery which starts out at half of what the M30s has. And if it's a used device, expect a worn battery that cannot functionally resemble what the battery rating suggests.

But the M30 has a worse chipset that’ll have to run harder making it a more hungry chipset and a battery draining screen. 

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17 minutes ago, Lord Vile said:

But the M30 has a worse chipset that’ll have to run harder making it a more hungry chipset and a battery draining screen. 

That is not how it turns out in reality...

Please stop with your unproven sweeping statements

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1 minute ago, huilun02 said:

That is not how it turns out in reality...

Please stop with your unproven sweeping statements

It has a low end quad core that’s Exynos which has to run at a higher power state more often than the higher end chips and a high res screen that depletes battery even though the res is utterly pointless. 

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12 minutes ago, Lord Vile said:

It has a low end quad core that’s Exynos which has to run at a higher power state more often than the higher end chips and a high res screen that depletes battery even though the res is utterly pointless. 

Ok you asked for it...

 

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3 hours ago, huilun02 said:

Ok you asked for it...

 

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I love the fact that you added the SE stats

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