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Smartphone // Mobilephone?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by kuyenmotdivad, May 28, 2011.

  1. kuyenmotdivad

    kuyenmotdivad Active Member


    I'm wanting to buy a good Smartphone // Mobilephone but no idea where to start, I'm from the UK and looking for a good deal?

    Any ideas?
  2. pk698

    pk698 Active Member

    Just depends on what you like. You want an iphone or an android? Personally, I prefer the android. Just got this from ATT, mainly because of its 4.5 inch super amOLED Plus screen. It provides a super bright and clear display. I like big real estates on my mobile phone. The camera is not the greatest but not bad either; not to mention the 720p video capability.

    Again, it just comes down to what you're looking for.
  3. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    4.5 inch - Samsung Infuse - nice.
    3.5-inch - iphone.

    (1) Anyone know an older cheap Android phone ( I can use to test out Android) ?
    (2) Anyone know a reasonably priced Smartphone with 60 frames per second video capture ? (for golf swings !).
    I see they are coming eventually.
  4. kuyenmotdivad

    kuyenmotdivad Active Member

  5. Luke F

    Luke F Well-Known Member

    In order of budget:

    Samsung Galaxy S 2
    Samsung Galaxy S
    Orange San Francisco/ZTE Blade

    If music playback is a major requirement, you can't go wrong with the Galaxy S phones - they both have audio hardware way beyond any other portable device (much more so with the original Galaxy S however).
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  6. kuyenmotdivad

    kuyenmotdivad Active Member

    is the first one a new smartphone or as it been out a while i'm looking for a new released smartphone with a good deal with like one of the uk phone providers like - orange, virgin etc

    Any ideas?

    UPDATE - Is this one a good deal the £32.00 per month package? http://shop.o2.co.uk/mobile_phone/pay_monthly/init/Samsung/Galaxy_S_II
  7. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

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  8. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Yep iPhone.
  9. Luke F

    Luke F Well-Known Member

    The original Galaxy S is a year old now, the Galaxy S 2 is only just out. Both are great phones, but for pretty much everything the Galaxy S 2 comes out on top :)

    And that's a pretty good deal, but if you don't need so many minutes you could save a bit and go with Orange's Dolphin 25: http://www.mobiles.co.uk/orange-samsung-i9100-galaxy-s.html
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  10. Walter

    Walter Well-Known Member

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  11. moody

    moody Active Member

    I use the iPhone for about 3 years now, i first had the iphone 3G and now i have the 4G
    It has a great design and very easy to use, it has never failed me and the app store is still amazing :)
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  12. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Hmmm ... wonder why no one is suggesting a Windows 7 phone? :D
  13. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

  14. kuyenmotdivad

    kuyenmotdivad Active Member

    You have to buy the phone with the packages, one I picked is 32.00 and the phone is free. Think i'll pick the Galaxy S 2 though. it looks like a great phone.

    Thanks for all the suggestions all. (y)

    PS - Anyone know if the phone company o2 are any good?
  15. Luke F

    Luke F Well-Known Member

    It works out over £100 cheaper in total though on Dolphin 25, even including the handset cost.

    As long as O2 has a 3G signal in your area (check here), no reason not to go with them - they're a good provider.
  16. kuyenmotdivad

    kuyenmotdivad Active Member

    entered my postcode it says - "Voice, Text, Email and Data" access but no "Mobile Internet" does that mean I wont be able to connect to the internet with the phone, using my current BT connection or does it mean they (o2) dont provide an internet connection yet?
  17. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I want an Android Phone to play with and see how good the apps are.
    I did this with an iphone, I bought a Ipod 3 16gig for $200 on kijiji, and I'm going to sell it for $150 in a few weeks.
    Is there a cheaper (say $100 or $200) Android I can play with to see if I like the Android apps ?
  18. Luke F

    Luke F Well-Known Member

    Then don't go with O2 - that sounds like a 2G connection only. 3G/HSDPA is necessary for using the internet at anything more than dialup speeds when you're not on wifi.

    See if Orange fares any better: http://search.orange.co.uk/ouk/portal/coveragechecker.html?channel=direct/

    The ZTE Blade/Orange San Francisco is one of the best budget Android phones (main advantage over similarly priced phones being the screen resolution) - you should be able to get it brand new for that kind of money. Make sure you stick a custom ROM on it however, the stock one is awful.
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  19. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Weirdo name.
    - good news it has a xda forum !
    The ZTE Blade/Orange (UK) San Francisco
    Android 2.1 [eclair]
    3.5 inch
    480 x800
    AMOLED, capacitive touch (good performance).
    600 MHz processor.

    3.2 MP camera - ok for photos. video is rubbish (640 x 480)
    FM radio
    512 internal memory
    MicroSD - up to 32 Gig.
    easy to unlock.
    Good battery life.

    Note: I found lots of organized specs here - http://www.gsmarena.com/zte_blade-3391.php
    drops wifi alot ?

    Is this the best ROM ?
    [ROM] CyanogenMod-7 for ZTE Blade (Orange San Francisco) :: V7.0.2 (25/04/2011)
  20. Luke F

    Luke F Well-Known Member

    Wasn't aware CM7 was available for it - if it's actually stable etc. then yes that would definitely be the best choice of ROM.

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