I MIGHT be thinking of getting a smartphone This would be to replace the el-cheapo Nokia (ISTR it was £35) that I keep in the glove box of the car. Essentially just to add the option of the internet (radio) in the car. The new car was supposed to have the option of taking a data SIM to allow a wifi hotspot and internet radio in the vehicle - the last Audi did. However it looks like this feature has been removed from MY21 Audis Bottom line they expect you to do this sort of thing via your phone.
So… plan B is get a cheap smartphone with BT to leave in the car. This will tether to the car and hopefully add that lost functionality. tbh I’m not getting far discussing this with the Audi sales guy… he’s a nice bloke (well car salesman have to be ‘nice’ to the customer) but he assumes do it through your iphone…
Anyway… what I want is a cheap smartphone, Android (at least 8). Wireless charging would probably be good but not essential. It needs to take a large SD card so I can use it to double up for music storage - this role is currently performed by a 512gigUSB HD in the armrest but using the phone for this would reduce box count. No fancy cameras etc… it’s just to keep in the car. I’m looking at the c. £100 or less from China no-name models off ‘The River’ or ‘Botony Bay’. Must support Google Store (I’ve been bitten in the past by cheap products that don’t and it was a pain trying to find apks).
Advice and suggestion please
btw when I say take a ‘large SD’ I mean 256Gig minimum
Another update… what about the Galaxy A12…? okay we’re talking c. £150 but it seems to be very well reviewed.