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Top 10 Mobile Phones for Christmas 2013

By Grimsby Telegraph  |  Posted: November 12, 2013

  • 1) Alcatel One Touch Idol S

  • 2) Samsung Galaxy S4

  • 3) iPhone 5s

  • 4) iPhone 5c

  • 5) Vodafone Huawei Ascend Mate

  • 6) Vodafone Smart Mini, Pink

  • 7) Samsung Galaxy Note 3. image from samsung.com

  • 8) Nokia Lumia 1020

  • 9) Google Nexus 5

  • 10) Moto X, image from lazytechguys.com

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With plenty of mobile phone deals around in the run up to Christmas, we have saved you the task of trawling the shops for the must-have handset to bring you the best deals around from the main mobile network providers.

1) Alcatel One Touch Idol S

The Alcatel One Touch Idol S is colourful, intuitive and fun and with 4GEE it’s blazing fast. Whether you’re a soap-addict or a horror flick-fanatic, you can be constantly entertained on-the-go on its bright 4.7” HD display. Superfast 4G speeds mean you’re never frustrated waiting for the video to load, and you can even share what you’re watching with friends on a big screen TV effortlessly.

Price: £129.99 on 4GEE PAYG and until January all customers receive 2014 free minutes to use next year.

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Stockist: www.ee.co.uk

2) Samsung Galaxy S4

The most popular phone of the year, the Samsung Galaxy S4 really gets to know you; look away from your screen while a video is playing, and it automatically pauses; tilt your phone up and down, and your emails and web pages will scroll up and down. Now that's pretty smart. You can even take photos using the front and rear camera at the same time to capture all of those priceless memories. But the best deserves the best, and you can only really get the most out of the S4 with superfast 4GEE, to download videos or share those magical festive moments in the blink of an eye. And as the perfect companion for the manic Christmas season, with 4GEE, you can pay for things with just a tap of your phone using EE’s Cash on Tap. Just tap your phone on any contactless card reader to pay for anything under £20. Whether it’s a coffee, your lunch or a taxi home from that Christmas party just tap and you’re done.

Price: £419.99 on 4GEE PAYG and until January all customers receive 2014 free minutes to use next year.

Stockist: www.ee.co.uk

3) iPhone 5s

The iPhone 5s redefines the best smartphone experience in the world, enhanced with 4GEE - the UK’s fastest mobile network. The iPhone 5s is this season’s must-have with amazing new features all packed into an extraordinarily thin and light design, including a bright and beautiful screen, an all-new 8 megapixel camera with True Tone flash, and introducing Touch ID, an innovative way to simply and securely unlock your phone with just the touch of a finger.

Price: £519.99 on 4GEE PAYG and until January all customers receive 2014 free minutes to use next year.

Stockist: www.ee.co.uk

4) iPhone 5c – available in 5 vibrant colours

iPhone 5c features an all new-design, packed with features people know and love like the beautiful 4-inch Retina display, blazing fast, and the 8 megapixel iSight camera - all whilst delivering great battery life.

Price: £439.99 on 4GEE PAYG and until January all customers receive 2014 free minutes to use next year.

Stockist: www.ee.co.uk

5) Huawei Ascend Mate

Free from £25 per month (including 600 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data) Features:

6.1 inch tablet sized screen, Magic Touch technology means you can use it with gloves on, 8MP Camera, Highly-sensitive touchscreen which can cope with almost all light conditions.

Stockist: Vodafone www.vodafone.co.uk

6) Vodafone Smart Mini, Pink


Features: 2 MP camera, 3.5 inch touch screen, Powerful messaging features and loads of social apps, Runs on up-to-date Android Jellybean.

Stockist: Vodafone www.vodafone.co.uk

7) Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Delivering outstanding multitasking, truly innovative features, a larger display and effortless power, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is ready to tell your story. This handset offers an elegant, convenient and intuitive way to interact, whether using your hand or the significantly improved S Pen stylus. The Galaxy Note 3 is designed to make your everyday life easier and faster. Stunning premium design, amazing S Pen functionality, 5.7-inch Full HD display, Advanced multitasking with Multi Window, large capacity 3200mAh battery.

Stockist: Phones4U

8) Nokia Lumia 1020

The Nokia Lumia 1020 is a revolution in smartphone camera technology. Featuring a 41 megapixel sensor and Optical Image Stabilisation this is a mobile like no other. It also features the Windows Phone 8 operating system, gorgeous design and wireless charging capability. The Nokia Lumia 1020 is ready to capture the moment and keep you connected. Features include: 41 megapixel camera sensor, PureView technology, Full HD video recording, Windows Phone 8 OS and 1.5GHz dual-core processor.

9) Google Nexus 5

The new 7" tablet from Google. Powerful, portable and made for what matters to you. Now thinner, lighter, and faster - Nexus 7 brings you the perfect mix of power and portability and features the world’s sharpest 7" tablet screen - putting over 2.3 million pixels in the palm of your hand. With 323 pixels packed into every inch, you can read text that’s sharper than the printed page, see images more vivid than the highest quality photo magazine, and watch videos come to life in vibrant 1080p HD. RRP: £199.

10) Moto X

The only smartphone assembled in the USA Moto X is ready when you are. It responds to your voice—no touching necessary. Twist your wrist twice, it becomes your camera. Information quietly appears on the screen—it doesn’t interrupt and it’s battery friendly. Motorola think your phone should actually fit your hand, not the other way around. So it went ahead and made one that does just that. Moto X responds to your voice, no touching necessary. And you can ask it just about anything. Introducing a better way to get your notifications. It's everything you want to know, when you want to know it. Delivered discreetly to your screen. So you don't have to be that person always checking your phone. It has a rear-Facing Camera which is 10MP CLEAR PIXEL (RGBC) - Quick Capture – LED flash – 1080p HD video (30 fps) – 4X digital zoom – Slow motion video – Burst mode – Auto HDR – Panorama – Tap to focusFront Facing Camera with 2MP 1080p HD video. Size: Width 65.3mm; Height 129.4mm Weight 130G Curve 5.7 -10.4mm.

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  • guardian1128  |  December 10 2013, 3:39PM

    So how come the HTC One didn't make this list, better than the Moto X and the vodafone smart mini, lol and far superior to the Alcatel One especially on 4G

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