• New Patreon Tier and Early Access Content available. If you would like to support AVForums, we now have a new Patreon Tier which gives you access to selected news, reviews and articles before they are available to the public. Read more.

Question Android phone recommendations


Well-known Member
Hi all

Currently using a Huawei P30 (not pro or lite) and it's time for a change

I'd like to stick with android and I'd prefer to purchase the handset outright as like sim only due to having flexibility. I'm currently looking at the Nord, 7t or 8 from oneplus

Looking for a slightly larger screen primarily

Any other offerings or suggestions around that ball park (£600 absolute tops) before I pull the trigger.

I'd also prefer a new handset, not a refurb or 2nd hand



Distinguished Member
I also had the standard P30 which I sadly dropped and broke and have just ordered a Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition 5G to replace it.

Seems to have all the best bits from the other S20 models with a few corners cut to keep the price down. SIM free pricing looks to be £599 for the 4G model and £699 for the 5G, although Samsung phones tend to drop in price quite quickly if you can wait a bit. I only went with the 5G due to the Snapdragon processor, plus I'm paying monthly anyway, otherwise I would have been happy with the cheaper model.

I also considered the OnePlus 8 but unfortunately O2 don't offer OnePlus anymore.

Others sub-£600 phones to look into would be the Xiaomi Mi 10 8GB, Realme X50 Pro 5G 8GB and the Oppo Find X2 Neo.


Well-known Member
Id look at oneplus 8 at the minimum, as feel that other you listed might not be an upgrade.
Xiaomi mi 10 would be on my list also.

The latest video from AVForums

Guardians of the Galaxy Xmas Special, Strange World, Bones and All, and Cabinet of Dr Caligari in 4K
Subscribe to our YouTube channel
Support AVForums with Patreon

Top Bottom