I selected my mobile phone, the 2013 version of the Motorola Moto G, based on the price/performance ratio. For 175 euros, I got a full-featured smartphone with excellent battery life and a great screen. And, because at that time Motorola was a subsidary of Google, the phone got updated to newer versions of the Android OS quite quickly too.
But the camera on that phone was… not that good. In fact, even in good lighting, the photos were really potato-quality. It got kinda boring that I could not make a quick snap that would be good enough to post here or on Twitter. That’s why there are cameras on phones in the first place!
So I figured it was time to look for a new phone. And if I was going to get a new one, I’d want a rather full(er)-featured phone that would last me quite a bit of time. But I did not want to pay full-price for such a phone — I’m cheap like that.
So I did some research on smartphones from China. I settled on the Jiayu S3 Advance. As you see from the specs, it’s a pretty cool phone: octa-core, 64-bits, good GPU, lots of RAM, 13 Mpx camera, even NFC!
I ordered from Pandawill, and it took them some time to send the phone, but in four weeks’ time it was delivered to me, with a silicon case and an English sort-of manual added by the shop. All for 205 euros! So far, I’m quite pleased with the phone. I will try putting a different ROM on it later on.