Festival phones header Britain is home to more festivals than anywhere else. But as we’re always worried about breaking our phones, which is the best one to take with you on a weekend of music, fun and camping? Carphone Warehouse has picked its five favourite festival phones.

 Festival phone Samsung e1200

Samsung E1200

Festival pros:

Price – it’s our cheapest SIM free phone so you can plug your SIM card in and keep your number, without having to worry too much about losing it. Size – this phone is so tiny that it won’t take up any of the valuable space you need for your sleeping bag.

Festival cons:

No camera – you’ll have to take a separate camera if you want to record those crazy moments.

Nokia 105

Festival pros:

Price – it’s our cheapest pay as you go phone. That means you’ll get a new SIM card and number with your new phone so you don’t have to worry about losing your current one. Battery life – on standby, the phone will last more than a month. So you won’t need to worry about charging it while you’re at the festival.

Festival cons:

No internet – a whole weekend without Facebook and your emails might be hard to manage.

 Festival phone Nokia 105
 Festival phone The Brick

The Brick

Festival pros:

Style – this phone has an awesome retro look that’ll fit perfectly into the festival scene, especially if you’re going to this year’s Vintage Festival. Battery life – you can get an extra-large battery that’ll mean the phone will easily last a long weekend camping.

Festival cons:

Size – There’s no getting around that this is a big phone, which might cause problems if you’re rucksack’s already full. No camera – without a camera you might miss capturing those unique festival moments

Samsung Galaxy S5

Festival pros:

Water resistant – festival weekends and the British summer mean you have to plan for rain. Thankfully, the Galaxy S5 is water resistant, so will keep going no matter how soggy it gets. Ultra Power Saving Mode – with this unique feature, your battery will last all weekend and you can still use the apps you need. Have a look at our YouTube channel for our Galaxy S5 review to see how Ultra Power Saving Mode works.

Festival cons:

Too well connected – with 4G internet and a great camera, you might find that you spend more time on your phone than enjoying the festival. Price – if anything happens to your new phone, it could be costly to replace or repair. So check out ourour Geek Squad service plans and protect your phone against theft and damage.

 Festival phone Samsung Galaxy S5
 Festival phone Sony Xperia Z2

Sony Xperia Z2

Festival pros:

Waterproof and durable – crafted from aluminium and toughened glass, and with a waterproof design, it should survive anything that a festival can throw at it. Great camera – the 20.7MP camera will take stunning photos of the main stage, while the 4K video camera will let you zoom in on your videos after you’ve shot them without losing quality.

Festival cons:

Battery life – the battery life’s great for a smartphone, but if you’re going to a four day festival you might run out of charge when you’re taking loads of photos and videos. Price – the phone’s really durable, but you’ll want to make sure you’ve got it insured in case it gets lost or stolen. Check out our our Geek Squad service plans for more information.

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