#1
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
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#6
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.
#7
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.
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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.
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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.
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#12
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
#13
cant you go htc one s or x?
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#16
If you can stretch to another fiver a month, you can get an S3 - which I can heartily recommend.
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#17
Get a phone made out of cyanide and stick it up your ass.
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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
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#20
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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The Lumia 920, flagship device for windows phone 8, is supposed to be carried by ATT (in the USA) tomorrow. I'm planning on heading off to pick one up.
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The Lumia 920, flagship device for windows phone 8, is supposed to be carried by ATT (in the USA) tomorrow. I'm planning on heading off to pick one up.



Grab one for me while you're at it.
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I have one of them and it's still fully functional.
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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.
can you elaborate on the bolded please?
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can you elaborate on the bolded please?

have you ever used linux?

think about the different desktops and launchers you get with gnome, kde, openbox, etc. Similar sort of thing here.