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Sorry, I'm pretty sure there's a mobile phone thread on here but I'm using my phone at the moment and it was taking ages to find it. I need a quick recommendation for a decent smartphone for the wife for Xmas. We both had HTC incredibles (which are awful btw) until I lost mine. Anyway she gave me hers as i needed a smartphone for work. To compensate her I bought her a cheap blackberry 8520 and I think she's hated me ever since. I need something with a 5mp camera minimum and for £200 max.  Must be new not second hand also. The only one I can find on ebay is the HTC wildfire but are they any good?

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Sorry, I'm pretty sure there's a mobile phone thread on here but I'm using my phone at the moment and it was taking ages to find it. I need a quick recommendation for a decent smartphone for the wife for Xmas. We both had HTC incredibles (which are awful btw) until I lost mine. Anyway she gave me hers as i needed a smartphone for work. To compensate her I bought her a cheap blackberry 8520 and I think she's hated me ever since. I need something with a 5mp camera minimum and for £200 max.  Must be new not second hand also. The only one I can find on ebay is the HTC wildfire but are they any good?

 

HTC Wildfire was a good phone but it's well behind now. If a camera is important to you, the Nokia N8 would be better suited. It has a 12MP camera with HD video and is £200 or less. Only problem being, it's not Android or iOS.

 

 

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Think Samsung Galaxy Ace and Sony Ericson Xperia Ray should be around £200, either of them would be good. Both miles and miles ahead of the Wildfire.

 

EDIT: If camera is important, then low-end Androids are pretty much out of the question. I would agree with Froggy on the N8, probably the best camera for a cheapish smartphone.

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Think Samsung Galaxy Ace and Sony Ericson Xperia Ray should be around £200, either of them would be good. Both miles and miles ahead of the Wildfire.

 

EDIT: If camera is important, then low-end Androids are pretty much out of the question. I would agree with Froggy on the N8, probably the best camera for a cheapish smartphone.

 

I had the N95 though and the operating system was shit. If it hasn't been significantly improved I would give it a miss.

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Not gonna help you any but I just had orange offer me a decent deal. I was on a sim-only deal £10pm 100mins and 300 texts. I phoned for my PAC-CODE the other day and they phoned me just now and offered me 200mins/unlimited texts/ 100mb for £5.39pm. Got to stay 12 months but get out is only £5.00pm for each month outstanding.

 

How quickly will I use up 100mb?

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Sound advice so far cheers. We both had the iPhone 3gs when they first came out but our upgrade came up in June and we changed to the htc incredible there was no new iPhone out. Tbh this HTC isn't a patch on the 3gs but I tell myself the contracts cheaper so i'll live with it. I think I owe her a half decent phone now seeing as she was good enough to give me ers after leaving mine in a taxi. Thing is we had no insurance and are in contract till June 2012!!! Gonna check the xperia ray out but keep the advice coming. Cheers

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Think Samsung Galaxy Ace and Sony Ericson Xperia Ray should be around £200, either of them would be good. Both miles and miles ahead of the Wildfire.

 

EDIT: If camera is important, then low-end Androids are pretty much out of the question. I would agree with Froggy on the N8, probably the best camera for a cheapish smartphone.

 

I had the N95 though and the operating system was shit. If it hasn't been significantly improved I would give it a miss.

Yeah, I'm not a big fan of Symbian myself either, but being sexist for a while, will the lass really know that she's got an inferior operating system? However, I would imagine that it would have been redesigned from N95 to its current state.

Also, Davy, are you sure you got the Incredible? That was only released in America afaik, Incredible S was released in Europe as well, but I don't see how you can be that disappointed with it. Looked like a competent enough phone when it was released, even if it wasn't amongst the best.

 

EDIT: IIRC, Dave has the Xperia Ray, could ask him what he thinks of it.

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Not gonna help you any but I just had orange offer me a decent deal. I was on a sim-only deal £10pm 100mins and 300 texts. I phoned for my PAC-CODE the other day and they phoned me just now and offered me 200mins/unlimited texts/ 100mb for £5.39pm. Got to stay 12 months but get out is only £5.00pm for each month outstanding.

 

How quickly will I use up 100mb?

 

Depends what type of phone you've got and how much you use data services and the internet. Personally, it would last me less than a week.

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Nobody, aye its the incredible s.  Haven't liked it from the start. The main downfall being the amount of times it cuts out mid call. I can be sitting at home and not move an inch watching the signal go from full strength hsdpa down to no signal then kicks back in with a half strength gprs signal. It's off its tits!

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Sorry, I'm pretty sure there's a mobile phone thread on here but I'm using my phone at the moment and it was taking ages to find it. I need a quick recommendation for a decent smartphone for the wife for Xmas. We both had HTC incredibles (which are awful btw) until I lost mine. Anyway she gave me hers as i needed a smartphone for work. To compensate her I bought her a cheap blackberry 8520 and I think she's hated me ever since. I need something with a 5mp camera minimum and for £200 max.  Must be new not second hand also. The only one I can find on ebay is the HTC wildfire but are they any good?

 

:lol: :lol: :lol:

 

On a serious note, HTC sensation is my recommendation but it'll cost more than 200 I suppse.

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Got sorted eventually. The only xperia rays I could find were either delivery from Hong Kong or nearly 250 quid from UK sellers. Ended up getting an xperia mini which will suit her fine with her being only 4ft 10 and having tiny wanking spanners haha.

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Got sorted eventually. The only xperia rays I could find were either delivery from Hong Kong or nearly 250 quid from UK sellers. Ended up getting an xperia mini which will suit her fine with her being only 4ft 10 and having tiny wanking spanners haha.

 

:lol::lol:

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Aye it took me ages to realise there was a difference between them. Was gonna get the mini pro but the delivery times meant I'd be taking a risk for Xmas. Hopefully get her approval and get me out of the b****** books :)

 

Why would you want that to happen?

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Got sorted eventually. The only xperia rays I could find were either delivery from Hong Kong or nearly 250 quid from UK sellers. Ended up getting an xperia mini which will suit her fine with her being only 4ft 10 and having tiny wanking spanners haha.

What a post :lol: :lol:

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Haha loving the respect for the wanking spanners comment.  I think I got it from Roger Mellie's Profanisaurus years ago but I've started using it again for some reason.  It seems to be getting a good reception so I'll carry on with it for a while.

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FFS!! Thought I was all sorted with the Xperia mini until I just bumped into our lass and her mate who already has one.  Our lass doesn't have a clue I've got her one but has made it clear she doesn't like them.  On now trying to find something else last minute and get this one returned!!

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FFS!! Thought I was all sorted with the Xperia mini until I just bumped into our lass and her mate who already has one.  Our lass doesn't have a clue I've got her one but has made it clear she doesn't like them.  On now trying to find something else last minute and get this one returned!!

 

Ouch. :lol: Good luck, mate. Can't try and sway her with the 'optimised for tiny wanking spanners' feature?

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FFS!! Thought I was all sorted with the Xperia mini until I just bumped into our lass and her mate who already has one.  Our lass doesn't have a clue I've got her one but has made it clear she doesn't like them.  On now trying to find something else last minute and get this one returned!!

 

Ouch. :lol: Good luck, mate. Can't try and sway her with the 'optimised for tiny wanking spanners' feature?

 

Nah doubt it mate haha. After much stress I've managed to arrange a return of the mini anf have ordered an xperia arc. 100 dearer ffs! Shes got no excuse for not wearing the porno santa outfit I've got her now lol

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FFS!! Thought I was all sorted with the Xperia mini until I just bumped into our lass and her mate who already has one.  Our lass doesn't have a clue I've got her one but has made it clear she doesn't like them.  On now trying to find something else last minute and get this one returned!!

 

Ouch. :lol: Good luck, mate. Can't try and sway her with the 'optimised for tiny wanking spanners' feature?

 

Nah doubt it mate haha. After much stress I've managed to arrange a return of the mini anf have ordered an xperia arc. 100 dearer ffs! Shes got no excuse for not wearing the porno santa outfit I've got her now lol

 

:laugh:

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