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laid-to-waste 11-08-2012 06:10 AM

looking for a new phone & need your advice
 
i can pay upto 21.00 a month, and i live in the uk. looking for unlimited texts and i don't care about the rest

for a phone, i want something fast, good for music, simple, easy to use, and full of personalisation

i text a LOT, i go on the internet to browse/read a LOT, and i listen to music quite a bit

phones i'm looking at that i can afford:

samsung galaxy sII
htc desire x
nokia lumia 800
sony xperia s
bb curve 9360 (never had a bb, everybody says it sucks so it's at the bottom of the list)

advice will be valued and is greatly appreciated

Telecaster7 11-08-2012 06:12 AM

Prepare for unwarranted iFone bashing.

laid-to-waste 11-08-2012 06:15 AM

oh, and i'm not getting an iphone because i've had a 3g for the past 3.5 years and i'm sick of it

chaoticfables 11-08-2012 06:16 AM

From that list? Galaxy.

slash_GNR666 11-08-2012 06:16 AM


Amuro Jay 11-08-2012 06:16 AM

The top three are really the only choices you should be considering imo. The Galaxy SII is really nice but Samsung's stock keyboard is garbage and you'd have to install Swiftkey if you really wanted to not suck at life with that phone. Overall I like HTC's android interface more than Samsung's, but since you're not too worried on specs I'd say if you were to go with either of them then choose whichever one has the better battery life.

I can't offer any advice on the nokia since I've never used it.

laid-to-waste 11-08-2012 06:18 AM

is the desire x good? it looks like a mini one x basically, and looks ideal, has anybody used it?

it's 21.00 a month and comes with free dre beats (which i will be selling if i get). usually phones that have a deal like that are average/poor. plus, on the back it says 'beatsaudio' which is very cringeworthy. ugh.

slapsymcdougal 11-08-2012 06:22 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by laid-to-waste
is the desire x good? it looks like a mini one x basically, and looks ideal, has anybody used it?

it's 21.00 a month and comes with free dre beats (which i will be selling if i get). usually phones that have a deal like that are average/poor. plus, on the back it says 'beatsaudio' which is very cringeworthy. ugh.

Are you switching provider as well? Your current provider might just be willing to give you a better offer just to keep you on with them.

mrRICHARD911 11-08-2012 06:24 AM

Go for the nokia ;)

Ur all $h1t 11-08-2012 06:31 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by laid-to-waste
samsung galaxy sII
htc desire x
nokia lumia 800
sony xperia s
bb curve 9360 (never had a bb, everybody says it sucks so it's at the bottom of the list)

advice will be valued and is greatly appreciated


I used to work part time in a phone shop till I gave it up to come back to University.

The BlackBerry Curve is garbage unless you for some kind of masochistic reason really like BlackBerries.
I've never been a fan of the xperia line, although some of the newer ones are, err, interesting.
Stay away from the Lumia, I hold out hope that Nokias newest phones will turn their fortunes around, but the older Lumias were garbage.

The HTC is a decent phone, but I ****ing hate the skinning that they do to Android.
The SII has has fairly well proven itself, but the build quality on it doesn't really approach the newer models.


I'd definitely go with the SII if I were you, it's a solid phone.

brandon2784 11-08-2012 06:33 AM

S2

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jibbyc 11-08-2012 07:22 AM

I know it's not on your list, but I've recently bought a Sony Xperia P, running android 4.0, and it's a pretty sexy phone all round.

the battery life is longer on the s2 than my phone, but you can get apps that make it run for days without charging (as long as you don't rape it with 3d games and stuff)

I pay 21.50 a month for 2 years, got the phone for free

It's definitely worth a look at

omidmash 11-08-2012 07:32 AM

cant you go htc one s or x?

pugachev 11-08-2012 07:56 AM

What's your budget? You can get the new Nexus 4 unlocked for $299 for 8gb and $349 for 16gb. It'll whipe the floor with any of those phones...

https://play.google.com/store/devic...ature=microsite

red_hot_chili18 11-08-2012 07:59 AM

DO NOT get a bb dude, seriously - what about a windows phone? 21 a month NOT INCLUDING insurance I take it?

metacarpi 11-08-2012 09:17 AM

If you can stretch to another fiver a month, you can get an S3 - which I can heartily recommend.

Ometh 11-08-2012 09:21 AM

Get a phone made out of cyanide and stick it up your ass.

JackalUK 11-08-2012 09:23 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ometh
Get a phone made out of cyanide and stick it up your ass.


Pleasant today aren't you.

DegaDeth 11-08-2012 09:25 AM

S2. On o2 you can get it for 21.50 a month for 24 months, with something like 200 mins, unlimited texts, 250 mins o2 to o2 and 500mb data. And it's a brilliant phone

PaulyVengeance 11-08-2012 09:33 AM

Lumias are terrible for music IMO.

I have the Lumia 710. Its great for everything else, but the music aspect is...less than satisfactory.

The Xperia will be better for music as its a Sony, the BB will be terrible for everything ever, the HTC's are a bit hit and miss for the most part(that's just me though, personal preference and all that jazz) and the S2 is like, the perfect phone for all occasions.

Like Jay said though, the stock keyboards are pants.


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