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In need of a new phone in the next few weeks, bit of a phone noob

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones & Tablets' started by BAcon, 11 Apr 2010.

  1. BAcon

    Mobster

    Joined: 7 Apr 2004

    Posts: 4,677

    Location: near Bristol

    Hey guys, i currently loathe my N96 with a passion and contract is now up, so will be looking for a new phone fairly soon.

    Issues with the N96 are:
    Absolutely shocking battery life, if i browse during breaks at uni the battery will be dead within a 2 hours, let alone trying to use it as a mp3 player which is even more shocking. Its buggy and slow, and locks up often, daily i have to remove the battery to reset it, the battery falls out as the rear cover is made of the most pathetic plastic and delicate parts that it no longer stays on. the camera is also pretty poor.

    Anyway, enough of that, after a quick browse on here i have come to the conclusion that the popular phones at the moment seem to be the HTC Desire and the sony ericsson X10. Are there any others to consider? I hate itunes more than i hate my n96, and do not what it on my pc so no iphone ta :D

    I really liked my old sony ericsson phone, so im tempted to head that direction.

    What im after:
    *good battery life (though nothing can be as bad as this n96)
    *Decent sound quality through earphones for music
    *fast navigation that doesnt lock up etc
    *Decent enough camera
    *Decent web browser
    *I would like to have sat nav on the phone too, assuming both of these can do this no worrys?
    *normal stuff too like text etc

    Yeah, think thats it, any help would be greatly appreicated, especially first hand experience of either or both :)
     
  2. semi-pro waster

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 25,829

    Location: Glasgow

    If it doesn't have to be a touchscreen phone then the Nokia E72 is probably worth a look, I got one fairly recently and it fits all your criteria. The battery life lasts for a few days even with a hour and a half of listening to music every day while commuting, random web browsing and texting/phone calls - I'm not a particularly heavy user but you could at least expect a couple of days out of it. The camera is 5mp, it's obviously not exceptional by any means but it isn't too shabby either. Nokia now has free Sat Nav on its phones and while it might not rival a dedicated unit it's more than sufficient for most purposes.
     
  3. mavers

    Gangster

    Joined: 13 Jan 2009

    Posts: 410

    I am currently looking at the Nexus 1. Don't know if you can buy it in the UK yet, but you can buy it direct from google.

    Btw for the N96, to save battery life you can reduce the brightness of the screen. Also i'm currently doing charges every two days with moderate use (about 2 hours of watching avi's, a few phone calls and listening to podcasts. wifi kills the battery life)
     
  4. Yas786

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 48,694

    Location: All over the world...

    Nexus 1 is due out on Voda in May from what i have heard...delay is down to voda as usual.

    Im getting the Desire myself hopefully on tues from tmobile...looking forward to it actually.