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Discussion in 'General' started by javaman, 20 Sep 2013.

  1. javaman

    javaman May irritate Eyes

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    Wasn't too sure where the best place for this is but anyway.

    My phone (motorola atrix) has developed a fault with its 3.5mm headphone socket. I was planning of keeping the phone when my contract was up in Dec but this sorta scuppered the plan. So now I'm looking for a decent value replacement. Since the contract is nearly up an unlocked will be essential. Atm I'm looking at


    Lumia 820 £190 amazon
    Galaxy S3 mini £180 amazon
    Nexus 5 (when released)

    Battery life is fairly important other than that all have the features I use. Has anyone any thoughts or opinions what I should go for?
     
  2. Weekly_Estimate

    Weekly_Estimate Gives credit where its due

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  3. murraynt

    murraynt Well-Known Member

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    +1
     
  4. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    I'd rule out the S3 Mini now. Compared to any other suggestions, it's just a poor value phone.

    +1 to the Nexus 5 anyway.
     
  5. javaman

    javaman May irritate Eyes

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    Thats what I was thinking. Anyone know when itll be out? What would be your second choice?
     
  6. murraynt

    murraynt Well-Known Member

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    Going by history it should land late October/early November.
     
  7. Darkwisdom

    Darkwisdom Level 99 Retro Nerd

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    If the phone is buggered and you're considering a new one i'm assuming it's not under any kind or contract or warranty. Why not open it up and replace the jack? I did so for my brother-in-law's phone a long while ago and it fixed the horrible buzzing he heard when he wore earphones.
     
  8. sandys

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    A nice set of Bluetooth headphones would avoid the socket issue.
     
  9. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    I would be tempted by the Nexus 5, a high end smartphone for <£300, although I can recommend the Lumia 820 (have one as my work phone) albeit lacking in the app department.
     
  10. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    That also. The Lumias have proved a brilliant line up of phones, especially if you do like the OS.

    Regarding apps, more and more people are starting to develop for it, albeit a little slowly. But for the most part, what there is so far isn't bad at all!
     
  11. Jaybles

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    Lumia 720 over 820. Better battery life and gorilla glass screen.
     

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