With over half of us today owning a smartphone which packs either the latest features or the biggest screen, it’s hardly surprising that we’re getting more and more cautious about losing or breaking our handsets.
Have you ever been on a night on the town, had one too many, and accidentally misplaced, broken or had your phone stolen?
It’s not always a feasible solution to just leave your phone at home when you’re off to the pub, however. So why not check out some of the best phones perfectly suited to a night out?
SpareOne really is one of its kind when it comes to mobile phones. Although it might look as if we’re stepping back in time, when phones were big and performed few functions, the SpareOne could be a real life saver if you find yourself in a sticky situation in a slightly intoxicated state!
SpareOne is essentially an emergency phone. Basic in design and features, the device is designed for those moments when you need to get in touch with someone, fast.
You can save up to 9 emergency numbers into the phone- making it easy to operate when your head is swirling!- allowing you to call for a taxi at the end of a night, or to call your best friend if you get split up in a club. The phone runs on a single double A battery, meaning you never have to worry about it going flat on you!
The device even offers a LED torch which lasts for up to 24 hours of continuous use, making it a perfect tool for finding your keys at the end of the night!
The device is available for $59 (£37).
If you’re looking for something a little more upmarket, why not take a look at the Motorola Razr i? This mid-range smartphone is not only light- weighing just 126g- but it is also pretty small in size, making it perfect to fit in tiny handbags!
The main feature that makes the Motorola Razr i a great phone for a night out is its impressive camera. Gone have the days when we take our bulky digital cameras out on the town, especially when camera phones will often do the job. The Motorola Razr i has an 8MP camera which could rival the big names of the mobile phone world.
And what’s more, the Motorola Razr i, pre-installed with Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich OS, can offer all the same features as your regular smartphone, but at half the price, from just £150, which is a snip at the huge price tag of other smartphones.
The Nokia 100 is yet another basic phone designed for getting you home at the end of the night. The Nokia 100, measuring in at just over 4 inches tall and 66g in weight, is great for throwing around, getting dropped and still surviving!
Compared to the SpareOne, the Nokia 100 lets you send texts as well as make calls, which is useful for getting hold of someone if you’re in a noisy club or bar.
The Nokia 100 will take you back to the good old days-remember Snake?- and can be your for less than a tenner on a pay as you go basis!
Last but not least is the Alcatel OT 903. Alcatel might not be one of the most familiar mobile phone brands, but that doesn’t mean that their devices should be ignored!
The Alcatel OT 903 sits in between the Nokia 100 and the Motorola Razr i in that it is a basic smartphone running the Gingerbread version of Android. With a 2.8 inch screen and a 114g weight, the device is perfect for squeezing into your pocket or clutch bag without getting in the way. It even has a 2MP camera for capturing all of those priceless moments.
With the option of using the phone’s dual-SIM capabilities, you can even insert a spare SIM card saved with your emergency numbers to avoid any drunken ramblings to your boss at 3 o'clock in the morning...!
And to top it all off, the Alcatel OT 903 is available from just £34.99 on a pay-as-you-go basis!
Alternatively you could choose your own phone that's perfect for a night out!
Written by Charlotte Kertrestel