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What new Phone?

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones & Tablets' started by 9761, 7 Mar 2006.

  1. 9761

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Feb 2004

    Posts: 4,143

    Location: Brentwood, Essex

    Hi,

    I currently have a motorola V500 which is getting old and slow and battery is nearly dead.
    So what phones out there that are really good? or is there any good ones out coming soon?

    I would like something with a camera/video and have mp3/poly ringtones.

    And looks stylish, not worried if its clambshell or normal phone. PAYgo Only!also be handy with removable memory too

    any ideas thanks? Im noob when it comes to these things :-/
     
    Last edited: 7 Mar 2006
  2. BaZ87

    Don

    Joined: 9 Jun 2004

    Posts: 40,260

    How much do you want to spend?
     
  3. 9761

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Feb 2004

    Posts: 4,143

    Location: Brentwood, Essex

    upto £300

    Nothing more.
     
  4. Mackass

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Jan 2005

    Posts: 1,196

    Location: West London

    You could probably get a decent contract deal with that budget.
     
  5. 9761

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Feb 2004

    Posts: 4,143

    Location: Brentwood, Essex

    I dont want a contract tho.

    I want something thats new-ish and has loads of memory etc.

    Would a SMART phone be more appropriate?
     
  6. Stringy

    Mobster

    Joined: 2 Aug 2004

    Posts: 4,286

    Location: The moon

    Expanding on the contract point I think he means you could get a contract with a free phone for £25 p/m, and just put the money to one side to pay for the whole year. Considering you'd pay for it monthly, you could even up the budget slightly if you wanted to, as you won't have to pay for it all in one go.

    Returning to what you asked for, you can get a Orange SPV C550 for only £99 on PAYG, and thats a pretty powerful device in terms of functionality given the Windows Smartphone OS, and associated software avaliable for it. The 6630 is a shade over £100, and offers similar functionality (although I'd get the SPV, I don't like the 6630 personally). What network are you on?

    edit: Sony Ericsson K750i looks very good for £150 on Orange. Good Camera, and can be 'flashed' to have the same music functionality of the W800i.
     
    Last edited: 17 Mar 2006
  7. Tomsk

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,224

    Location: Overground, underground..

    iMate Jam. £300 in the high street shops.
     
  8. Spamalot

    Soldato

    Joined: 25 Oct 2004

    Posts: 5,241

    Location: Cambridge

    That would be a bit silly when you can get the jammin for £350
     
  9. Tomsk

    Soldato

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    Location: Overground, underground..

    OK, but

     
  10. Spamalot

    Soldato

    Joined: 25 Oct 2004

    Posts: 5,241

    Location: Cambridge

    Still I would get the jammin on no bother in that neck of the wood. The jam is very nice but there are simular phones to it aviable for half that price.

    Have seen even JAM/MDA compacats on ebay for around £170.
     
  11. 9761

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Feb 2004

    Posts: 4,143

    Location: Brentwood, Essex

    I currently have a Motorola V500 on orange.
     
  12. 9761

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Feb 2004

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    Location: Brentwood, Essex

    That orange spv550 looks good is there any newer versions of this phone or is that the most upto date spv orange phone available?

    cheers
     
  13. Spamalot

    Soldato

    Joined: 25 Oct 2004

    Posts: 5,241

    Location: Cambridge

    C600 but I would try and get the i-mate/qtec version as this will have wifi and the C600 has had it diabled.
     
  14. leaskovski

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 22 Oct 2004

    Posts: 9,086

    Location: Berkland

    The C600 does not have any wifi hardware in it IIRC. There is no possibilty of it ever being 'enabled'. Go for the i-mate version instead and then debadge it with a sugar cube :D !
     
  15. Scythe

    Soldato

    Joined: 23 Jun 2005

    Posts: 5,326

    For around £300, you're looking at a Samsung D600. According to my mate, you can put a card in it.
     
  16. 9761

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Feb 2004

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    Location: Brentwood, Essex

    but that imate phone is about £420 :eek:
     
  17. Tomsk

    Soldato

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    The iMate Jam? It is only £300 from a well known high street computer store and as Spamalot has pointed out even cheaper in private sales.
     
  18. 9761

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Feb 2004

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    Location: Brentwood, Essex

    cheers I will have a look
     
  19. Energize

    Caporegime

    Joined: 12 Mar 2004

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    Location: England

    XDA Phones are the most powerfull out there and have the biggest/touch screens.
     
  20. Spamalot

    Soldato

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    Location: Cambridge

    XDA are made by i-mate HTC