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Smartphone // Mobilephone?

pk698

Active member
#2
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.
 

Digital Doctor

Well-known member
#3
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.
 

Luke F

Well-known member
#5
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).
 
#6
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 1st one however).
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
 

Luke F

Well-known member
#9
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
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
 

moody

Active member
#11
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 :)
 
#14
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
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?
 

Luke F

Well-known member
#15
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?
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
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?
 

Digital Doctor

Well-known member
#17
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 ?
 

Luke F

Well-known member
#18
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?
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/

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 ?
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.
 

Digital Doctor

Well-known member
#19
The ZTE Blade/Orange San Francisco
Weirdo name.
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.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=906
- 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
Issues:
drops wifi alot ?


Is this the best ROM ?
[ROM] CyanogenMod-7 for ZTE Blade (Orange San Francisco) :: V7.0.2 (25/04/2011)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=957156
 

Luke F

Well-known member
#20
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.