Oops! It appears that you have disabled your Javascript. In order for you to see this page as it is meant to appear, we ask that you please re-enable your Javascript!


If any of you are thinking of upgrading your existing phone then this post will be quite a useful read. Smartphone technology has been advancing at a fairly slow rate compared to that of a few years back.  That’s because most of the features we want from a smartphone have been met with ease and smartphone companies are now hitting a point where they need to try and include features you didn’t even knew you wanted.

For instance, the iPhone 7 came with the controversial decision to remove the headphone port, something that was unexpected even for die hard Apple fans. However, as the dust settled and initial complaints were voiced, people are starting to see where Apple is going with the iPhone.  Wires have always been a limitation.  For example, many new phones nowadays come with wireless charging plates and Apple just decided to go the extra mile by removing the need (or rather, possibility) to use wired headphones unless you purchase their proprietary Lightning connector.

So now that smartphone technology is reaching a point where you can get a quality handset for under £150, is there really much point in getting a newer model? Absolutely!  To shed some light on the latest and upcoming releases, here are a couple of smartphones to consider for your next upgrade.

Google Pixel

Google’s foray into the smartphone market started with their Nexus lineup of phones, but they were superseded by the new Pixel line up.  For pure Android goodness you can’t get much better than a Google Pixel.  With a beautiful 5-inch HD display, smooth performance thanks to the stock operating system and configuration and its ease of use.  The Google Pixel is a phone to look out for if you’re not interested in the other big brand names.

OnePlus 5

Hailing from China, OnePlus shook the world in 2016 with the OnePlus 3T.  It offered better specs than both the latest iPhone and Samsung Galaxy phones at a lower price and even outperformed Apple and Samsung’s flagship phones on several occasions.  The OnePlus 5 is slightly higher in price, but if you’re looking for a great alternative at an affordable price then consider the OnePlus 5, the bigger brother to the critically acclaimed OnePlus 3T.

iPhone 7

Apple’s flagship is the only phone with the iOS operating system.  It’s proprietary, so it’s to be expected. iOS has always offered users a more streamlined experience with fewer menus and jargon to get in the way. This ultimately makes the iPhone a simple phone to use with plenty of features such being lightweight, having a fantastic camera and even being water resistant. The battery life is still something to be desired, and with September coming up (the month that Apple always releases a new iPhone) you may want to keep an eye on websites like HandsetExpert to see the latest deals when it arrives. If you’re thinking of getting an iPhone, then wait for the new iteration to come out and consult some reviews.

Samsung Galaxy S8

Lastly, we can’t forget about Samsung’s flagship Galaxy series of phones. Available in both the regular and plus sizes, the Galaxy S8 is a powerhouse to be reckoned with. Offering its signature curved screen that serves as more than just a cosmetic upgrade, a whopping 3000mAh battery and a beautiful screen, this is the go-to phone if you want the Rolls-Royce of smartphones.

What do you think?  What would be your phone of choice?  Do you choose your phone depending on the brand, appearance or what it can do?

Enjoying this post? You can subscribe to Melanie’s Fab Finds to have posts delivered straight to your inbox once including recipes, reviews, competitions etc. before anyone else.  Don’t worry I won’t spam you.


Watch our product reviews on YouTube: 


Image source: Pexels

44 thoughts on “Thinking of Upgrading Your Phone?  Here Are Best New Phones Available”

  1. I really need to think about upgrading my phone as I’m running out of storage on my current one, I would love to go for the iPhone but they are so expensive!

    1. That’s why it’s important to check out other options. There are phones that do a great job but get overlooked as they are not iphones.

  2. I have the iPhone 7 and at first I thought it was great but as time has gone on the camera doesn’t seem as good, I might switch to Samsung!.

    1. Maybe it’s time to get one. They are super handy and it means your friends can get hold of you. I bet you miss loads of things with friends because you don’t have a phone to hand.

  3. I am going to take a little convincing about the need to remove the wired headphone port for the iPhone7 but I’m sure I’ll come around!

  4. I’ve got the Huawei P9 at the moment, which has a fab camera. But I tried out the Samsung Galaxy S8 recently, and now I’m torn…

  5. I have the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and I was thinking of upgrading to the new S8. I am so happy with my current one, the camera couldn’t be better. The only reason why I am not upgrading yet is because my phone is just one year old and I am not prepared to get another contract just for the sake of a new phone.

  6. To be honest I would really like to get the iPhone 7. I’m not too keen on how big the actual iPhones are getting but the camera looks so good.

  7. O’m a big fan of Samsung phones for their cameras, and use an S6 edge for all my photos on my blog. However I still use an iPhone 6 for the day-to-day texting, messaging, calls and social media. I just can’t get myself to completely switch over to Android for everything! x

  8. I’ve just upgraded to the Samsung actually! I love it! I am definitely not, and probably never will be an iPhone girl!

  9. I upgraded my phone last Christmas and went for the iPhone 7, I’ve had iPhones for so long now that I can’t imagine not having one now x

  10. It’s my first time to get to read about Google Pixel and One Plus. I am considering of buying a new one since I broke my phone last week, shame on me. I still need to check out on my budget as this is unexpected.

  11. I’ve always been an iPhone lover (mostly because I don’t like change haha).
    I’m currently on an iPhone 6 so I’m sure the iPhone 7 will be next for me 🙂

    Dani x

    1. I think many are creatures of habit but it’s interesting to see how a change really can be a good thing especially with phones.

  12. On my last upgrade I swapped from a lifelong dedication to Iphones and went for the Sony Xperia Z5. I was thrilled with it, but recently it has been doing some weird things.
    My upgrade is due in March and I think I will be giving the Samsung Galaxy a go, especially because of that beautiful screen

  13. I’m definitely an iPhone girl, I tried changing a couple of years ago but was never really happy with the phone I got.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.