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My new super cheap Android phone

My £45 phone is actually pretty decent (except for the very average cameras)

I’m back working on an another Android app for the next few weeks, so I thought I’d treat myself to a new phone for development.

Now I didn’t want to spend a massive amount (seeing as I’ll won’t be using it as my main phone), and I found just what I was looking for at Argos - a Sim Free Alba 5 Inch 3G Mobile Phone in Black for just £44.95 (about $55 at the current awful exchange rate)

My new Alba phone

After playing with it for a couple of hours it’s surprisingly fast (in relative terms), with a nice bright screen that’s not bad to use at all. I’m really missing Touch ID to login, and the cameras are very average (or is it I’m just spoilt by my iPhone 7 Plus?), but other than that it’s definitely usable for most things I’ve tried so far.

Clearly I’m not going to switch away from iOS and my iPhone right now, but am I really getting value for money from a top of the range iPhone compared to a very run of the mill but completely adequate basic Android device?