If you’re not interested in the hassle of signing a long term phone contract, then PAYG is the way for you. Sure, you might pay the full price of the phone up front, but at least you don’t get locked into a provider for two years and end up spending more than your phone was even worth to begin with. PAYG phones are becoming more and more popular as more people begin to realise that pre-paid phones are a great way to budget and to save money. So if you’re in the market for a new PAYG phone, then one of these three top sellers is sure to be of interest to you..
The iPhone 5
Everybody’s favorite phone, though not many people realize that you can get a PAYG iPhone. But it’s perfectly possible, and you get one of the best phones currently on the market. A fully kitted out iPhone 5 with 16 GB of internal memory (that’s a lot of music, photos and data that you can keep on your device), plus of course, the infamous iPhone assistant Siri. The iPhone 5 has an A6 chip, meaning it’s fast, powerful and far more responsive than its predecessors, and a retina display that is crisp, bright and clean to look at. It runs the newest version of Apple’s operating system, iOS 6, and features an awesome 8 MP iSight camera that can take full panoramic pictures. Who wouldn’t want one? A PAYG iPhone 5 will set you back as little as £499.99.
The Samsung Galaxy S III
Following closely behind the iPhone is everyone’s favorite Android phone, the Galaxy S III. In stunning silver or cool pebble blue, the Galaxy is designed to impress. It has a Super HD AMOLED touch screen, so it’s crisp, bright to look at as well as being light and energy efficient. It’s Quad Core processor makes it the fastest Android phone on the market, and be far the most responsive. It has full voice recognition and even has eye movement recognition, which basically means that your phone knows when you’re looking at it (reading an email, for example) and won’t turn off the screen’s backlight, even if you’re not touching anything. The Galaxy runs Android’s 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, and a PAYG S III can be got for as little as £479.99.
The Sony Xperia Z
And coming in as the third most popular PAYG hand set is Sony’s newest offering, the Xperia Z. A full five inch touch screen with 1080p full HD, the Xperia Z is a pleasure to look at. It has the newest Snapdragon processor so it’s one of the fastest phones on the market, and it also runs Android’s newest Jelly Bean operating system version.
Plus, it’s got two great extra features. The first is a massive 13 MP camera, which is pretty much the biggest cell phone cam you can find, and the second is that it’s completely water resistant, which makes it a pretty sensible machine too. A PAYG Sony Xperia Z is going to set you back around £499.99.
For the small amount of use that Phil Turner gets out of a phone a PAYG iPhone makes much more sense than a contract one.