Like the last couple of months, there have been no significant changes in the month’s top ten list. Expect considerable changes for May however!
For a while now premium smartphones have been pretty good value, especially when you consider how much use they get. But these premium, feature-rich handsets are slowly creeping up in price due to increasing raw material costs and exchange rates.
However even at £700, over the course of 2 years a phone works out at about £1 per day (not taking into account resale/recycle value). I think for most this is still excellent value given how frequently they are used.
That said, for those who do not need the very latest and greatest, then a budget of £200 still gets you a whole lot of phone. At this price, the average 2 year ownership comes down to less than 30p per day! The Moto G5 is one such example.
So, what’s made this month’s chart? Read on to find out.
If you want to see our previous top 10 lists you can do so here.
10. BlackBerry Passport
Sliding down the list a little, for what are fairly obvious reasons.
A dying breed as BlackBerry no longer invest in their OS10 software, there is still a place for this handset. It is a workhorse loved by many who are really not bothered by app availability. I regularly hear nothing but praise from those who still use it.
Since TCL and BlackBerry announced their partnership at the back end of 2016, the remaining BlackBerry built devices have undergone somewhat of a resurgence. This includes the Classic, Passport and Passport Silver Edition. In fact the Silver Edition Passport has now sold out, with no more to be manufactured or sold.
The Passport has an unusual form factor. At the the size of a physical passport it is wide, but has the benefit of a touch screen and physical keyboard.
Aside from being tried and tested, the 4.5″ screen allows for a lot of information to be shown on screen. Great for document management and reading emails and web pages.
The keyboard has an excellent built-in trackpad. A simple swipe of the keyboard rather than a touch of the screen to scroll around the page.
4G connectivity and 13-megapixel camera round off the facilities of this solid phone.
If you are a keen BlackBerry user, these won’t be around for long. So perhaps consider one as a backup.