Recommend a Smartphone

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31. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1200 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Pick an Android phone, preferably one capable of dual SIMs. These can be bought at reasonable prices. While I have a Pixel 2 operating on Google's Project Fi, I also have an Asus Zenfone Laser 2 (32gb) that I bought in 2015. I use the Asus in areas where my Pixel 2 won't work, such as in certain places in rural India where BSNL, the government telecom company, is the only provider (it doesn't participate with Google's Project Fi, which works with telecom companies in more than 170 countries and territories). Project Fi only is available to those in the U.S.

[ Edit: Edited on 30-Aug-2018, at 09:13 by berner256 ]

32. Posted by JenniferWhite (Budding Member 22 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

If he is constantly travelling, he might like to take great pictures among its trips, so I recommend you to buy him a smartphone with a great camera resolution. It can be one of the following:
- Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
- Huawei Mate 10 Pro
- Apple iPhone X
- Huawei P20

33. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1290 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Quoting JenniferWhite

If he is constantly travelling, he might like to take great pictures among its trips, so I recommend you to buy him a smartphone with a great camera resolution. It can be one of the following:
- Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
- Huawei Mate 10 Pro
- Apple iPhone X
- Huawei P20

Personally, I prefer a camera for photos. However, if he uses the phone, you can add MotoX Plus and Google's Pixel 2 XL to your list of excellent phone cameras. It's a good idea to check reviews and if you know what he uses it for, match it to the appropriate review.

34. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 1793 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

I'd say the opposite - don't take the latest expensive model smartphone, take an old one that's not a target for theives and which won't be so upsetting if you damage it.

35. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1200 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

After seeing this discussion, suggest a monetary gift towards the purchase of a smartphone. That way you avoid potential disappointment should the device you select not meet the needs or wishes of the recipient. Personally, I wouldn't want someone to choose a smartphone for me. I want to choose my own.

[ Edit: Edited on 31-Aug-2018, at 07:39 by berner256 ]

36. Posted by JenniferWhite (Budding Member 22 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Beausoleil

Quoting JenniferWhite

If he is constantly travelling, he might like to take great pictures among its trips, so I recommend you to buy him a smartphone with a great camera resolution. It can be one of the following:
- Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
- Huawei Mate 10 Pro
- Apple iPhone X
- Huawei P20

Personally, I prefer a camera for photos. However, if he uses the phone, you can add MotoX Plus and Google's Pixel 2 XL to your list of excellent phone cameras. It's a good idea to check reviews and if you know what he uses it for, match it to the appropriate review.

Yes, I also prefer cameras, but there's always a moment or place that you can't take the camera with you, a nice phone always helps.

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39. Posted by Maurizioagos (Respected Member 79 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

I am not a smartphones' expert. I bought a Nokia some months ago and I am happy about it.

40. Posted by Andrew Mack (Travel Guru 1037 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Quoting AndyF

I'd say the opposite - don't take the latest expensive model smartphone, take an old one that's not a target for theives and which won't be so upsetting if you damage it.

It depends where (and in what style/how) you're travelling, but generally I agree with this.
In London there are a few 'scooter' gangs targeting smart phones, and they're valued much more highly in many other places/countries.
A phone is a lot of money in most places and an awful lot of money in other places, so it becomes a big target.