Review of 3G Phones and Accessories   


We are still using our Orange San Francisco phones bought in 2010 for a £100 each, plus Ros has a HTC Wildfire. Choosing a phone is often a balance between the phone itself and the contract it comes with. Personally I prefer ‘pay as you go’ to a monthly contract, but choose what suits you.

Here is a small range of gps equipped phones along with cases to improve their durability and battery extenders that overcome the limitation of short battery life.


  Apple iPhone 3G £220 

The phone that started it all but quite short battery life.




  HTC Wildfire S £159 

Classy Android phone at a good price.




Samsung Galaxy range £320 
Top of the range Android phone with brilliant 4 inch screen. 



Monte Carlo from Orange £115

Replacement for the San Francisco with bigger screen. OK if you are at the budget end of the 3G market.


  Otterbox Impact Case for iPhone 3G £7.90  

Top of the range protection for your iPhone.

There are cheaper protective covers but I would go for quality.



  TeckNet iEP387 £23.98 

7000mAH external battery pack weighing 300grms.

Rechargeable unit of good capacity without being too heavy to carry in your backpack.




  Portable Power Supply £6.49   

Uses four AA batteries as back up power for your phone.

The simple system. Simply pack with 4 AA batteries, I use Energiser as I find they give more power than other brands.



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