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I was all set to buy the One Plus 5 but realised that it doesn't support SD cards or have an FM radio. I looked at the Xiaomi Mi6 as well but that's similarly hobbled.

Can anyone recommend a decent spec Android Nougat smartphone, 5" display or bigger with SD card support and an active FM chip please?

Budget, as it's been asked below, is up to what those two phones would cost in the EU (€450-550)

  • Do you have a specific budget in mind? – Edward Nunn Aug 14 '17 at 20:54
  • No, but not averse to spending the money that either of the two phones above cost, which in the EU, cost €450-550 – noonand Aug 15 '17 at 6:05
  • The phones in the answer below surpass the OnePlus 5 in performance and other phone swag, and cost a lot less than €550, they are £200 in the UK. – Edward Nunn Aug 16 '17 at 16:26
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Seeing as your budget supports it, I would recommend the Motorola Moto G5 or the G5 Plus. If you are looking even better that that, the the Motorola Moto Z is pretty good.

The reason why I suggest Motorola is because they have NO bloatware and they are fast, very fast. Most of them come standard with multiple gbs of RAM, top end processors etc.

They are also very good value for money. For buying, just Google the make and model, and put "sim free" at the end, unless you intend to buy from the high street.

If these options don't suit you, I would suggest using www.gsmarena.com and specify what you want in their advanced search.

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  • There is a whole lotta phones out there that fit your needs, Motorola just rule basically. – Edward Nunn Aug 16 '17 at 16:24
  • Thanks ever so much - I've had a cursory look at them and will weigh up. The Z is an older phone with a lesser battery and greater resolution - would that be likely to be an issue in daily usage? – noonand Aug 17 '17 at 11:30
  • Depends really what you are using it for. How many hours a day do you actually use it? – Edward Nunn Aug 17 '17 at 16:09
  • Usage depends, calls, texting, WhatsApps, podcasts, photos, streaming music and video. – noonand Aug 17 '17 at 16:21
  • Just looking at the Z2 on gsmarena I note that they've dropped the FM radio AND increased the price to an estimated €700! :-S – noonand Aug 17 '17 at 16:21

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