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I have a Motorola G6 which I am happy with. It cost me £180 from Argos SIM free but is now on offer for £139. Has turbo charge and reasonable screen.
The play version is rather cut down on features. The G5 may still be available which was a good buy last year.

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I recently bought a SIM Free Honor 8X 6.5 Inch 64GB 20MP Dual Sim Mobile Phone from the Argos store on ebay (£160). It's a manufacturer refurb with a year's warranty from argos.

I would say that battery size isn't everything. This has a slightly smaller battery than my previous xiaomi but whatever software/hardware it has, the battery is very much better.
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Thanks. Re the battery I guess whatever comes out has to go back in again. I also suspect turbo or fast chargers only work on 240v using the plug in 240v usb charger. I would be charging in the van either of a laptop usb or into a usb 12v socket. If it takes all day to charge or overnight it kind of defeats the object of having a long battery life. Maybe Im being too anal about battery life.


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As Jean points out battery life is very dependant on apps running in the background. Those location seeking apps are sucking out the power all the time.

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If it takes all day to charge or overnight it kind of defeats the object of having a long battery life. Maybe Im being too anal about battery life.
What's the problem if it takes overnight to charge?

You could always get one of those external battery chargers - very useful. I'd a lightweight one I'd carry 'just in case' but haven't needed to with the new phone.

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What's the problem if it takes overnight to charge?

You could always get one of those external battery chargers - very useful. I'd a lightweight one I'd carry 'just in case' but haven't needed to with the new phone.
Well none really apart from the fact I never leave anything electrical unattended in the van or on all night while asleep which is probably a a bit daft really. My little 4s charges up off the laptop or 12v charger in the van in no time at all but then its tiny and Im charging it several times a day now.


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Well none really apart from the fact I never leave anything electrical unattended in the van or on all night while asleep which is probably a a bit daft really. My little 4s charges up off the laptop or 12v charger in the van in no time at all but then its tiny and Im charging it several times a day now.
Why don't you replace the battery Barry? Only a fifteen minute job.


You can buy the battery with the tool kit for around £15.
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This is where I bought mine from.

https://eustore.ifixit.com/en/Parts/...m=4s%20Battery

A first class service.
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I suspect battery replacement involves use of a screwdriver. Bazza's phone would end up covered in gaffer tape and velcro.

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Following this with interest. We must, one day, get a smart phone! I love my Samsung laptop because I can touch type and my Apple ipad takes so much longer to type a message. The ipad was Chris's idea because he believed the hype that they are more user friendly for people who do not use computers. Now we are told that an iphone would link to our ipad and "share" everything. As I don't use the ipad unless we are away then it might be the wrong way to go?
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