Benefits of Less Common Smartphone Brands

Are you tired of feeling like your two only options are iPhones and Samsung Galaxies? Fear not because there’s a world of possibilities! That’s right, there are plenty of lesser-known brands out there just waiting to be explored, which is what we’ll do today to help you make the best choice.

We’re breaking free from the two tech giants’ monopoly and diving headfirst into some less common brands, from the once king of mobiles, Nokia, to the promising Honor to the largely praised Google Pixel and all the great perks they bring to the table. Ready? Let’s go!

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Why choose a lesser-known brand?

One of the most exciting things about opting for a smartphone that isn’t an iPhone or a Samsung is the opportunity for innovation and uniqueness. These lesser-known brands often fly under the radar, but don’t let that fool you: despite being underdogs, they push the techy boundaries just the same, offering groundbreaking features that you may not find on mainstream devices! Whether it’s super advanced camera technology, unconventional design choices, or unique software features, these brands are shaking up the industry in the best possible way.

And it’s not just about getting a cool new gadget! By choosing less popular mobile brands, you’re also supporting diversity in the smartphone market and encouraging healthy competition. The more options we have as consumers, the better. When these products are given the chance to shine, it creates a more bustling, crowded marketplace where both innovation and prices stay competitive. So, the next time you’re faced with picking your new phone, get out of your comfort zone and take a chance on something new. Who knows? You might just discover your new favourite device!

Trade up, cash in. Mazuma’s trade-in deals for less-known smartphones!

Now, let’s say that you already own one of these uncommon mobiles we’re discussing; it’s become outdated, or you wish for an upgrade, and you’re wondering if you can trade in your phone. Well, good news! At Mazuma Mobile, we fully support the recycling and trade-ins of your less-known smartphones.

Do you want to sell your Honor? We promise to pay you 100% of the price quoted, or we’ll send your phone back free of charge! Or do you want to trade in your Sony Experia? No problem, we’ve got you covered there, too. Whichever the brand, we make the trade-in process quick, easy, and hassle-free. Get a quote for your old device, send it in, and get paid – it’s as simple as that.

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OnePlus: the king of the underdog

Born with the bold mission to provide flagship-level features at a fraction of the cost, OnePlus has quickly generated great buzz and garnered a loyal following. Known for their incredible value for money, OnePlus smartphones, like the OnePlus 7 Pro, boast top-tier specs and plenty of GBs without the weighty price tag. But the burning question is: what sets OnePlus apart from the competition? Well, the answers might be more than one:

  • The commitment to providing a clean, near-stock Android experience, free from bloatware and unnecessary gimmicks.
  • The lightning-fast OxygenOS updates that make the device fast and responsive.
  • The outstanding durability. OnePlus devices are built like tanks with premium materials that can withstand even the roughest daily use.

All in all, it looks like OnePlus phones have nothing to envy to their more famous counterparts!

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Nokia: the comeback kid

Finnish mobile manufacturer Nokia rose from its ashes just like a phoenix. Whoever lived throughout the 90s and early 2000s will remember the days when Nokia ruled the mobile phone market with an iron fist, especially with its 3310 model. After a setback, Nokia has returned, and its phones are better than ever!

Models like the new Nokia HMD Pulse typically boast impressive specs, such as large, vibrant displays with high resolutions for an immersive viewing experience. They come equipped with powerful processors for smooth performance, ample RAM for multitasking, and generous internal storage options to store your apps, photos, and videos. Their camera technology is no less than exceptional, with high-megapixel primary sensors, wide-angle lenses, and dedicated macro or depth sensors for versatile shooting capabilities so you can take exceptional selfies or food pics that’ll leave everybody in awe.

So, do you want to sell your iPhone and get your hands on a new Nokia? With a focus on value for money and reliability, these smartphones offer a refreshing alternative. And with the reassurance of Nokia’s legendary build quality, you can rest easy knowing your phone will withstand the test of time, no matter what life throws at it (just like the old 3310, which probably still works today).

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Google Pixel: pure Android bliss

Google joined the clash of smartphone titans by launching its very own Pixel series, a refreshing take on the cluttered interfaces found on many other smartphones. Pledged to deliver the purest Android experience possible, these devices come bloatware-free, allowing users to enjoy Android in its truest form. In terms of technology, of course, Google doesn’t want to cut a poor figure compared to its competitors! Here are the highlights:

  • Camera performance: equipped with Google’s industry-leading computational photography algorithms, Pixel devices consistently produce stunning photos and videos, even in challenging lighting conditions. Whether you’re capturing incredible landscapes or moments of joy with family and friends, the Pixel’s camera never fails to impress!
  • Software updates: a sore point for many Android users. With Pixel devices, you can wave goodbye to the frustration of waiting months for the latest software updates. Google guarantees at least three years of software updates for Pixel smartphones so your phone stays fast, secure, and up-to-date.

So, if you want to get a smartphone that prioritises simplicity, performance, and photography prowess, look no further than the Google Pixel!

A mobile phone with a black backgroundSony Xperia: quiet excellence

Sony Xperia series mobile phones have been around for a while, promising users great innovation and quality. While not as widely recognised as some of its competitors, Sony Xperia packs a punch with its cutting-edge features, offering a solid balance between performance and affordability.

Often praised for its sleek and premium design, the Sony Xperia series likes to push the technological boundaries, introducing unique features that set it apart from the crowd. Let’s have a look!

  • 4K HDR displays, vibrant colours, and excellent contrast ratios.
  • Powerful camera capabilities with high-megapixel sensors, optical image stabilisation, and outstanding photography features.
  • Immersive audio experience.

It’s safe to say, Sony Xperia phones are designed to impress. And when it comes to durability and build quality, they surely don’t disappoint: water and dust-resistant Xperia devices are built to last, surviving any challenge!

A back and side view of a smartphoneHonor: the rising star

Honor is the rising star in the world of smartphones! This brand’s focus is on delivering incredible technology at an affordable price point, so it’s not a surprise it has quickly made a name for itself among budget-conscious consumers (prices range between £150 and £300).

Honor smartphones, like the superstar Honor 20 Pro (pictured above), are designed to stand out from the crowd and come packed with features that rival even the most expensive Samsung models, which is no small feat! But what truly sets Honor apart is its continuous dedication to innovation, constantly introducing groundbreaking features that appeal to a large portion of users. These include but are not limited to:

  • AI-powered photography for taking breathtaking photos.
  • Innovative features specifically thought out to enhance the gaming experience.
  • Sleek design aesthetics that make each model unique.

When it comes to durability and build quality, Honor doesn’t cut corners. With robust construction and attention to detail, these devices are built to face the many challenges of daily use so that they can come with you anywhere!

So, if the time for a new phone has come, you’re spoiled for choices beyond Apple and Samsung! Whether OnePlus, Sony Xperia, Nokia, or Honor, we can help you sell your phone and get money quickly enough to get you a new one. Just send us your old device, even if it’s broken, and we’ll send you the money straight away. Browse our website to learn how it works, or contact us to speak to one of our friendly team!