Smartphones get launched regularly and new devices mean old ones drop in price. If you can't afford a brand-new phone then why don't you pick up an old one from 2014/2015 which is still decent for a fraction of the cost? Here we round up the best old phones 2014/2015. You should try and avoid buying a smartphone when it first gets launched if you want to get the best deal possible. The price of phones tends to drop quickly after being released due the way they quickly get superseded. A prime example is Samsung with its Galaxy phones. These tend to drop in price very quick after hitting the shops. However, some stay the same for a long time or until a new version is released – Apple's iPhone are an example of this.
If you are an iPhone user, and you specifically want an iPhone to be your next smartphone, the iPhone 6 is great, but of course the iPhone 6s is even better. It's going to come down to budget ultimately, as the iPhone 6 is a brilliant iPhone that'll save you a few pennies if you're set on getting an Apple phone. It's a slick, well-built, beautifully designed handset. Performance is good, the display is good, and the iOS eco-system is, well, good.
Christmas is coming and everybody in the UAE is looking forward to buying the perfect gift. If you’re one of those persons who simply can’t decide upon something, we have a suggestion that you can’t go wrong with: a mobile phone.
In the end, no matter if you’re an advanced user or you need just a basic model, a new mobile phone is more than welcome. Considering this, we’ve made a short list with 8 of them, available in the UAE, which you can buy this Christmas.
Motorola Moto E (2015) – The second gen Moto E is one of the best deals of the year, being a great combination between a great build quality, decent, entry-level specs and a pocket-friendly price.
The handset comes with a 4.5” display and it’s running Android 5.0 Lollipop, while on the back it has a 5 MP camera, with autofocus. The battery has a capacity of 2390 mAh and it should last for a full day with ease. The Motorola Moto E (2015) can make a really nice and cheap Christmas gift. In the UAE, it’s available for ~530 AED and you can find more details here.
Huawei Ascend P7 – Huawei’s flagship from 2014 is one of the best looking smartphones made by the Chinese manufacturer, with glass panels on the front and back. It features a 5.0” full HD display, an excellent 13 MP camera and a non-removable 2500 mAh battery. In the UAE, it has a price between 845 and 969 AED.
Xiaomi Mi 4 – Another Chinese smartphone makes it to our list with the best mobile phones to buy in UAE for Christmas, but this time it’s the Mi 4 model from Xiaomi. The handset has a 5.0-inch display and a great 13 MP camera, an 8.0 MP front snapper, while the operating system, Android 4.4 KitKat, is customized with the MIUI interface. Finally, the phone is powered by a 3080 mAh battery, able to run for 280 hours in stand-by. The Xiaomi Mi 4 is available at 929 AED.
OnePlus 2 – Launched after a big teasing campaign, the OnePlus 2 wasn’t exactly what the fans were expecting, but this doesn’t mean that it’s not an excellent phone. If you’re looking forward to offering it to somebody who like stock Android, this 5.5” handset, with a 13 MP camera and a 3300 mAh battery is the best choice. OnePlus 2 is available for 1645 AED.
Sony Xperia Z3 – The Japanese manufacturer’s flagship, released last year, is still a very good mobile phone. With a 5.2” full HD display and a 20.7 MP camera, one of the best on the market, this phone can run Android 5.0 Lollipop and other apps with ease. You can get it for 1502 AED.
Apple iPhone 5S – If you’re after a compact phone, the iPhone 5S, with its 4.0” display is a great choice, being one of the most popular phones in the UAE. The 8 MP camera can take some very good and sharp photos, while the 1560 mAh battery can last up to one day, depending on how you use it. The 64 GB has a price of 2799 AED.
Apple iPhone 6 – Of course, if you want a bigger and better alternative to the 5S, there’s also the iPhone 6., With a 4.7” display, the handset is powered by Apple’s A8 chip and it has an 8 MP camera on the back and a 1810 mAh batter. The Space Grey version, with 128 GB of storage, is available for 2652 AED.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge – The Edge version of the S6 was highly appreciated worldwide, including by fans in the UAE. The phone has a dual-edged 5.1” display and on the back, a 16 MP camera, arguably the best one on the market. Finally, the phone has a non-removable 2600 mAh battery, which can also be charged wirelessly. Tha Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge can be bought in the UAE for 3799 AED.