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Other Recommendations for a new phone

Discussion in 'General' started by Showerhead, 5 Oct 2010.

  1. Showerhead

    Showerhead New Member

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    Needing a mew phone as the one that I inherited from my sister has broken and was burning a hole in my pocket almost literally judging by the temperature it was at.

    Asking for recommendations for a new phone as it's an area I know very little about. Have a budget of £150 pounds if it's PAYG and ~£15 if on monthly
     
  2. shigllgetcha

    shigllgetcha Come at me bro

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    wonder how many times the iphone will be suggested regardless of your budget.

    i like the LG touchscreen phones, i have an older one and its a bit sluggish but the new ones are nippier
     
  3. EvilMerc

    EvilMerc Well-Known Member

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    Well, anything Nokia tends to be good.. I have a 5800 and it's pretty ace. I friend of mine has the 5230 (which is considerably cheaper) and apart from the camera there's not much to set it apart. They're also very good MP3 players, I use mine as one rather than buying a dedicated MP3 player.

    The 5800 is just over budget here: http://www.play.com/Mobiles/Mobile/...Touch-Screen-Mobile-Phone-Chrome/Product.html which means that the 5230 will be easy to find under £150.

    If you don't want a touchscreen then I'm at a loss, I haven't kept up with hardware keyboard phones at all.
     
  4. bahgger

    bahgger New Member

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    A friend of mine got the BB 9700 Bold for 15 quid a month and possibly some up front fee. He said its about half the price of the iPhone 4 which was 100 quid up front and 30 a month.
     
  5. dragontail

    dragontail 5bet Bluffer

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    Shop around and you can get the HTC Wildfire for less than £150. Essentially a smaller version of HTC Desire, the Wildfire has a 528MHz Qualcomm CPU, 3.2" capacitive LCD, 384MB RAM, 5MP camera, GPS, Wifi, running Eclair (Android 2.1). Had a go myself in the O2 store and was impressed, but am now too tempted by the new HTC Desire HD :D
     
  6. Gareth24

    Gareth24 Folding = vdubs

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    If you decide to go down the nokia route I have a 5530 sat here now unused. It's similar to the 5800 just without the pull out keyboard.
     
  7. Kovoet

    Kovoet New Member

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    Try a HTC wildfire at £15 a month and a damn good little phone android based
     
  8. Otis1337

    Otis1337 aka - Ripp3r

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    You can get the LG GT540 that is now on 2.1 android for £12 a month at the carphone warehouse.
    Better spec than the Wildfire, but not as well made, and is resistive
     
  9. ShakeyJake

    ShakeyJake My name is actually 'Jack'.

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    It depends what you want really. If you wan an all-singing, all-dancing smartphone then you will have to compromise somewhere for that budget. Usually by buying a phone without wifi or one with a less-than-perfect build quality. In that category I'd be tempted by the HTC Wildfire, perhaps the only compromise being a sub-par display IME. The Blackberry Curve 8520 can be had for £120-£150 new as well, and is just as good as a full-fat Blackberry except no 3G. You do get wifi though, and the knowledge that you're rocking a Crackberry!

    If you only want calls and texts (and a few extras) then the Nokia 6700 is a wonderful device, whilst something like a Samsung Monte is a nice halfway house, with a touchscreen, GPS and wifi.
     
  10. Darv

    Darv Bling!!

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    The Orange San Francisco is a bargain at under £100. Meant to be a pretty good phone too, especially for the money. Another Android phone (2.1) so pretty high end as well.
     
  11. tj010480

    tj010480 New Member

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    Again depending on what you want the phone for, if your looking for a decent walkman and camera I've always gone for Sony Ericsson, great sound (and picture) quality. Plus the battery life is immense too, lasts ages and charges in less than a couple of hours. Currently using W995 and my previous phone was C902.
     
  12. October

    October Mariachi Style

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    Clicky

    Dibs is taken but you never know!
     
  13. Sanzy

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    The Orange San Francisco
     
  14. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    Got to back up the 5800 here, but the Wi-fi and GPS make it worth the purchase. The interface can be a little slow at times, but the other features make up for that.

    +1 on its MP3 player, its got a good amp so with some decent phones you can easily listen to music or the radio.
     

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